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How Los Angeles Got the Rams Back

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SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Fans of the St. Louis Rams hold a "Los Angeles Rams" sign against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on November 23, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Fans of the St. Louis Rams hold a ‘Los Angeles Rams’ sign at a San Diego Chargers game on November 23, 2014, in San Diego, California. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

On West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, an overgrown tree obscures a whitewashed, two-story building sandwiched between a radio station and a studio lot. Inside, it’s a time warp. The battered carpet is blue, and the rippled wallpaper is bubbling, peeling off. Behind glass is a showcase of dull trophies and yellowed photos from another era. Everything is labeled ‘Los Angeles Rams.’ That team, of course, left LA, its home for nearly half a century, for St. Louis after the 1994 season. But on most days since, this nondescript office has remained open, staffed by two people: John Shaw, the former team president who engineered the franchise’s flight from Anaheim to St. Louis, and his secretary. They work in this nearly invisible team outpost, as if the Rams never left.”

Read the full story by Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. on ESPN.