November 21, 2008

Old Baltimore Stallion fans never die : Call it the U.S. branch of Canadian football's fan club.
More than a decade after their Baltimore Stallions left town, a band of pigskin diehards from Maryland have made the trek to Montreal to watch Sunday's Grey Cup. Gregg Dieghorn said their presence at Grey Cup events across Canada has made them celebrities. "When you come to watch Canadian football from the States, people are just amazed.
" He said his wife joined him on a Grey Cup trip a few years ago and she described it as "a combination frat party, college reunion and oh, yeah, there's a football game at the end."

posted by tommytrump to football at 11:02 PM - 3 comments

Cool story, though I doubt one fan's claim that there are still 20,000 broken-hearted Stallions fans in Baltimore.

I wish I had gone to see a CFL game in Shreveport when they briefly played there.

posted by rcade at 11:17 AM on November 22, 2008

Trestman a hit with Montreal in CFL

A local (Raleigh, NC) story on the Grey Cup.

posted by NoMich at 01:02 PM on November 22, 2008

Oh, that first heady season without a name. "Please welcome your Baltimore CFL..." [here everybody in Memorial Stadium would shout "COLTS!"] " team." I have an official Baltimore CFL Colts hat somewhere, or maybe my brother swiped it. Stuff of legend.

You know they led the CFL in attendance the season they won the Grey Cup? Baltimore hated the NFL back then, before the Browns came to town.

posted by Hugh Janus at 11:44 PM on November 28, 2008

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