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The Baltimore Stallions take the Grey Cup south in 1995

Heroes, underdogs and last-minute shockers make the Grey Cup the most celebrated event in Canadian football. Since 1909 the annual event has brought out the best in Canadian fan spirit and appreciation, from prime ministers to cross-country trekkers. Though the gridiron has been muddy at times, the fogs thick and the winds cold, the players have soldiered on and the fans have never stopped cheering.

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It was a historic Grey Cup game from start to finish. For the first time, the Canadian Football League championship was held in Regina, and the fans were out in full force. But despite the Canadians' enthusiasm for the game and the classic Canadian cold weather, the U.S.-based Baltimore Stallions win the coveted Canadian cup in 1995, and the pride of winning it will reside with the American team until next year.
• The Baltimore Stallions joined the CFL in 1994, as the third U.S. team to be granted a CFL franchise. The team advanced to the Grey Cup final that year, losing by a mere three points to the Vancouver Lions. The Stallions continued as a winning team in 1995, again making it to the Grey Cup, and taking the game and the championship with a score of 37-20 against the Calgary Stampeders.

• In 1996 the National Football League once again granted a team (it became known as the Ravens) to Baltimore, and the CFL team was sent to Montreal, to be re-named the Montreal Alouettes.
Medium: Television
Program: Sunday Report
Broadcast Date: Nov. 19, 1995
Guest(s): Stephen Brunt
Host: Wendy Mesley
Reporter: Eric Sorensen
Duration: 2:16

Last updated: November 20, 2014

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