Baltimore tried desperately to get an expansion team when Paul Tagliabue was just willy-nilly handing them out to any lame city that wanted one in 1995. Instead, the then NFL commissioner told Baltimore to build a museum and gave franchises to two cities that continue to fail to support their teams.
Well done, Paul.
Not that we’re bitter or anything.
Should Baltimore have rightfully been granted a franchise in 1995, they would have been named the Baltimore Bombers (which I think is pretty cool) in honor of the B-26 Marauder, a World War II bomber designed in Charm City. This is what their logo would have looked like.
I could see myself supporting the Bombers. But hey, things worked out for us in the end.