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In Md. what line divides Ravens and Redskins fans?

It’s always so cute when politicians bet each other over sports.

My colleague Miranda Spivack reports that Howard County Executive Ken Ulman (D) has offered a challenge (watch video above) to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D).

Ulman, speaking for his county, is a Ravens fan. Baker’s county, of course, is home to FedEx Field. The two teams meet in Landover this Sunday. Ulman wants Baker to wear a Ravens jersey if/after the Ravens win; he will wear an RGIII jersey if/after the Redskins win.

So cute! I wonder what sizes they wear.

Anyway, this little bet got me wondering: Just where is/are the geographical dividing line(s) in Maryland for Ravens and Redskins fans?

Howard County feels like it could go either way. Prince George’s — not really, but maybe parts. Montgomery County feels like Redskins territory all the way. Baltimore County — obviously Ravens turf.

If you live in Arbutus, who do you root for this weekend? Columbia? Bel Air? Ellicott City? Elkridge? Savage? Jessup? Laurel? Annapolis? Chester? Ocean City? Even Frederick?

These questions are directed at you — the readers of the questions. Weigh in below. Also, please predict the final score. Just to annoy my wife (a devout Ravens fan) I’ll take the Redskins, 24-13.

Michael Rosenwald is a reporter on the Post's local enterprise team. He writes about the intersection of technology, business and culture.


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