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LA's Professional Football Heyday, From the 1940s to the 1980s

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Los Angeles doesn't have an NFL team, but it's not for lack of trying. Maybe the city wants it so bad because Los Angeles has such a long history with football, dating all the way back to the 1940s, when the Los Angeles Dons and the Los Angeles Rams were the home teams, when Gilmore Stadium was still around at Beverly and Fairfax, packed with spectators. Just in time for the football frenzy this weekend, we're taking a look back at Los Angeles's relationship with professional football through some amazing, transporting photos. From leatherheads to enormous sideburns, Los Angeles's gridirons have seen it all.

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

3911 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037