Baltimore Bombers Football

The city's almost NFL expansion team in 1995. Abandoned by the Colts in the middle of the night in 1984, Baltimore tried for years to either lure an existing team to town or get an expansion team. In 1993 the city came close to the latter losing out to Jacksonville for a team to begin play in 1995. The city had the CFL Stallions for two years before the Ravens (the former Cleveland Browns) arrived in 1996.