Ahead of the NFL Wild Card playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, the top lawmaker of Howard County, Md. has decided to temporarily change the titles of his public safety officials.
County Executive Ken Ulman announced yesterday that he is banning the use of the word "chief" and in support of the ban will refer to Police Chief Bill McMahon and Fire Chief Bill Goddard simply as Bill No. 1 and Bill No. 2.
"I have said it for a long time -- Howard County is where Maryland comes together, and nothing brings us together like the Ravens," Ulman said in a statement. "We want to make sure the Ravens and all of their fans know that purple passion cannot be contained at the Baltimore border -- it's all over the state."
The county also plans to aim purple spotlights on the county government building as long as the Ravens are in the running for Super Bowl XLV.