Bring Back the Los Angeles Rams was founded on November 13, 2009 by Andrew Hogan, a student at the University of California, Berkeley. As a Southern California native and huge sports fan, Hogan wanted to create a place on Facebook where L.A. Rams fans could get together and discuss the team's history and possible return to Los Angeles. The Facebook page started out slow, only accumilating 100 "likes" by the end of December, 2009. Once the New Year hit, however, the group started to grow very quickly in popularity going from only 100 "likes" to well over 1,000 in just a few months! During this time, Dennis Bateman of the Santa Barbara News-Press joined on as a valuable member of the Bring Back the Los Angeles Rams team. Those helping to steer the groups efforts has expanded from just one college student from Orange County living in the Bay Area to many dedicated individuals from all over Southern California.
Shortly after Bring Back the Los Angeles Rams gained its 1,000th member, the Los Angeles Rams movement seemed to die just as it had started to gain steam: Shahid Khan (a midwestern businessman of Pakistani decent) signed an agreement to purchase the Rams and keep them in St. Louis. Fortunately, for L.A. Rams fans, the dream of seeing our team return home was kept alive when minority owner Stan Kroenke excersized his right to purchase the team. While Kroenke is a Missouri native, most of his ties are to Denver (his family owns the NBA's Denver Nuggets and NHL's Colorado Avalanche) and does indeed have ties to Los Angeles as well. As a matter of fact, Kroenke recently attempted to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers! Kroenke also has close ties to the Denver and Los Angeles based sports tycoon Phillip Anschutz—the "A" in AEG.
The group continued to grow and eventually hit 2,000 "likes" all by word of mouth. The group also continued to report on what was happening in the world of the NFL, football in Los Angeles, and discuss the rich history of the Los Angeles Rams. During this incredible growth, Bring Back the Los Angeles Rams created its own Twitter feed (@losangelesrams) and created the Fearsome Forum Blog for commentary on what is going on in the sports world. Recently in 2011, the group got its big break with Bateman going on the Mason & Ireland show on 710 ESPN Radio. While the interview was fairly short, it had a big impact with the group experiencing its largest single day of growth since its inception: over 250 new "likes" in one day. This also put the group total well over 3,000. As of April, 2012, Bring Back the Los Angeles Rams has swelled to over 5,000 members and the group is well on its way to 6,00 "likes" and beyond. With so much momentum, Bring Back the Los Angeles Rams purchased losangelesrams.org to help spread the word, cherish the history, and bring the Rams back to their rightful home.