When the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers meet in Super Bowl XLVII, several players will be familiar to the Virginian-DC area. The game, of course, is in New Orleans, but the Super Bowl reaches everywhere, including Del Ray.
Here's all the information you'll need to get the most out of the matchup, including local players to keep an eye on, television schedules and where to watch the game close to home.
Look for Ahmad Brooks, a 49ers linebacker who attended the University of Virginia, C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge and Hargrave Military Academy. (See Brooks’ bio here). He was born in Fairfax.
Read Patch interviews with Ahmad Brooks' sister and his high school coach.
Ravens fans have to be hoping not to see Tyrod Taylor, who attended Virginia Tech and went to high school at Hampton High School in Hampton. (See Taylor’s bio here.) Why are Ravens fans rooting against his appearance? He's the backup quarterback.
ScoresandOdds.com has the Super Bowl betting line favoring San Francisco by 3.5 points. The over/under on total points is 47.5.
But what does Vegas know? Here are fearless predictions from our area:
Adam Shelnut, Regional Publisher, Patch: Ravens 24, 49ers 21.
Todd Richissin, Senior Regional Editor, Patch: 49ers 35, Ravens 24.
Greg Hambrick, Associate Regional Editor, Patch: Ravens 21, 49ers 20.
Drew Hansen, Local Editor, Del Ray Patch: 49ers 35, Ravens 27.
Susan Larson, Local Editor, Fredericksburg Patch: 49ers 21, Ravens 10.
What's your prediction? Tell us in comments.
Who: San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens.
Where: Superdome in New Orleans.
Where to Watch in Alexandria:
- Reynolds Street Bar and Grill
- Shooter McGee's
- Alley Cat
- Joe Theismann's Restaurant (Named after and formerly owned by a Super Bowl-winning quarterback).
- Southside 815 (Normally a Pittsburgh Steelers bar, this will be the place to be if you're rooting against the Ravens).
- TJ Stone's
- Del Ray Pizzeria (Patch Readers' Choice winner for "Best Sports Bar" in Del Ray and Old Town).
- Pork Barrel BBQ
TV Schedule: Super Bowl coverage on CBS and its sports station begins at 9 a.m., and kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. on CBS.
Tickets: Good luck.