Rams hope to reshape rowdy reputation of Coliseum in NFL circles

The stories of NFL games at the Coliseum are legendary, but not the nostalgic kind that fans remember fondly. Fights in the stands broke out like brush fires, so frequent and so spirited in those old Los Angeles Raiders days that players would turn around on the sidelines to watch the action in the seats. “Raider fans think of themselves not so much as spectators but as participants,” Jim Hardy, then the Coliseum’s general manager, told The Times in 1994.