County's glowing tribute to Ravens reflects region's purple pride

Baltimore County government this week unveiled a little hometown pride — and its sports preference — when it turned Towson's Historic Courthouse signature dome purple on Friday, Jan. 6.

County officials said the gesture is meant to support the Baltimore Ravens march to this year's Super Bowl, and also make it clear that the county considers the Ravens its team because of the franchise's headquarters in the county.

"We are very proud that the Ravens corporate headquarters are located in Owings Mills," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in a press release about the courthouse tribute.  "While we are delighted to share 'our' team with the entire region, we take special pride in knowing that the Ravens call Baltimore County home."

Kamenetz offered praise and congratulations to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, director of personnel Ozzie Newsome, Coach John Harbaugh and all of the Ravens' players for the squad's 12-4 regular season record and a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs — and he expressed confidence that the team will advance to Super Bowl XLVI, to be held February 5, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

"I know the best is yet to come," said Kamenetz. "Indianapolis, here we come."

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