Franchise history The team that is currently the Indianapolis Colts can be said to have had a long trip to get to where they are today. Offically the NFL considers the Colts to have began play in 1953 in Baltimore. That team had previously been the Boston Yanks 1944-48, New York Bulldogs 1949, New York Yanks 1950-51 and the Dallas Texans 1952. Meanwhile, there was another team called the Baltimore Colts who played one season in the NFL 1950. That team had started out in AAFC in 1946 as the Miami Seahawks and had played from 1947 to 49 as the Baltimore Colts in the AAFC. In 1958, the Colts defeated the New York Giants in the NFL championship game, a game which is sometimes called "The Greatest Game Ever Played."
Having fallen on hard times, and wanting a new stadium, team owner Robert Irsay[?] moved the team to Indianapolis in 1984 in the middle of the night, after the Maryland legislature threatened to give the city of Baltimore the right to seize the team by eminent domain. Since 1984, the Colts have had mixed success at best.
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