The 83rd Grey Cup aka The Wind Bowl was the 1995 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Baltimore Stallions and the Calgary Stampeders at Taylor Field in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Stallions won the game by a score of 37-20. It marked the only time that an American-based team won the Grey Cup.
Tracy Ham was named the game’s most valuable player. Ham threw for 213 yard and rushed for a touchdown. Stamps slotback Dave Sapunjis was the game’s outstanding Canadian hauling in eight passes for 113 yards.
Stallions linebacker O.J. Brigance would later win Super Bowl XXXV on January 28, 2001 as a member of the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens, becoming the only football player in history to ever win a Grey Cup and a Super Bowl with teams based out of exactly the same city.
This was the first Grey Cup to be played in the province of Saskatchewan.
Shortly after the season, the Cleveland Browns announced they were moving to Baltimore. Knowing he could not compete with an NFL team, Stallions owner Jim Speros opted to cancel his franchise and used his organization and players as the basis for reactivating the dormant Montreal Alouettes franchise. As a result, the Stallions are officially one of two Grey Cup champions in the modern era to fold.