The Baltimore Stallions played 2 seasons in the CFL as part of the league's expansion into the U.S. Originally named the Baltimore Colts after the former team, the NFL would not allow the name. The name was changed to Baltimore Football Club, before eventually becoming the Stallions. Hall of fame coach Don Matthews led the team to the Grey Cup in their first season where they lost on a last second field goal. The following year, the Stallions won the 1995 Grey Cup, becoming the only team outside of Canada to do so.
The NFL saw the success the Stallions were having in Baltimore and proposed a new expansion team for the 1995 season with a similar look; the Baltimore Bombers. Although the Bombers never played, the Cleveland Browns became the Baltimore Ravens in 1996 and the NFL successfully pushed the Stallions out.