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Howard County executive chooses Ravens over Redskins


I’m pretty sure the great debate over Redskins and Ravens fandom really centers in just a few areas, places like Anne Arundel County, Frederick County and Calvert County. Sure, there are Ravens fans in Montgomery County and Redskins fans in Baltimore County, but very few places are actually divided.

Well, Howard County strikes me as perhaps the most evenly divided. And its leader, County Executive Ken Ulman, has made his choice. Here’s a video he posted this week, challenging P.G. County Executive Rushern Baker to a bet.

“Hey Rushern!” he says. “Ken Ulman here! I know, you might have thought it was Haloti Ngata, No. 92, but it’s me, Ken Ulman.

“Here’s the deal: big Redskins-Ravens game this Sunday. I’ve got a challenge for you. If, somehow, you somehow sneak a victory — which I can’t imagine happening, even though you got lucky this past week against the Giants — I will proudly wear an RGIII jersey for an entire day.

“But when we come down to FedEx Field and beat you this Sunday, you will take my favorite jersey, my Haloti Ngata jersey, and you will wear it in the office on a Purple Friday. We will make a Purple Friday in Prince George’s County. Are you up for it?”

“I hate our county executive now, and forever,” noted Reader Matthew, who sent this to my attention.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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