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1973 Ram fans pass the football balloon

1973 Ram fans pass the football balloon

Dec. 16, 1973: Ram fans at the Coliseum got into the football act with a large balloon.

Staff photographer Art Rogers reported on the second quarter action:

Ram fans (about 75,000) at the coliseum Sunday got into the football act when someone released a large football balloon, and fans began slapping it around. Balloon was released in field stands but then was slapped into the south-east section of main seats. …

Eventually the balloon made its way completely around the stadium.  On the field, the Rams beat the Cleveland Browns 30-17.

This photo appeared in the Dec. 17, 1973, Los Angeles Times.

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