Sunday, February 3, 2013
Several Super Bowl players spent their college years in Virginia. Where to watch the game.
When the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers meet in Super Bowl 47, several players may be familiar to people in our area—several played college football in Virginia or attended high school here. 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. Torrey Smith, a wide receiver for Baltimore, lived in Fredericksburg and graduated from …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Sports bars prep for the big day on Sunday.
Are you ready for Super Bowl 47? It's coming up this Sunday, Feb. 3 in New Orleans where the Baltimore Ravens will face the San Francisco 49ers. An added twist for the 2013 Super Bowl: Brother vs. brother head coaches. Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers, and his brother John coaches the Ravens. (What are the odds that two brothers will become head coaches in the NFL and face each other in the Super Bowl? Find out here.) When these two teams square off Sunday, it will be the fifth time they've met since the 1996 season. Baltimore has won three games — in 2003, 2007 and 2011. San Francisco won in 1996. * [More: History of the San Francisco 49ers - Ravens games.] Where to watch Super Bowl XLVII in Fairfax City: Fairfax City has plenty of …
Facebook data shows most Northern Virginia users are rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, switching their allegiance (temporarily) from the Washington Redskins.
It's not a surprise that most Facebook users in Northern Virginia and D.C. started the football season solidly supporting the Washington Redskins—even though many people who live here came from someplace else. "While winning seems to matter, NFL teams have local followings that are probably heavily influenced by family ties and/or where a person grew up," according to Facebook, which recently compiled data on Facebook users who are fans of an NFL team on the social network. During the regular season, Redskins fans on Facebook are likely to be friends with fans of the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants—most of those are geographically close to the D.C. area, Facebook reports. But…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Who are you rooting for in Sunday's big game?
The Baltimore Ravens take on The San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday. Which team do you hope wins? Take our poll. Gametime: 6:30 p.m. on CBS (USA-9).
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Some Cox Communications subscribers in Northern Virginia report they had to watch the Super Bowl in Spanish. Did you have a similar problem?
At least two dozen Cox Communications cable subscribers in Virginia who tuned into watch the Super Bowl on Sunday were forced to listen to the game in Spanish. McLean resident Peter Maucher said the commericials were broadcast in English, the on-field interviews were broadcast in English, but the play-by-play commentary was in Spanish only. Centreville resident Bryan Scrafford said his non-HD channel broadcast the game in English, but the HD version was Spanish only, too. He had the same problem when the NFL Pro Bowl aired last month. Mike Leone, director of public affairs for Cox in Northern Virginia, said no more than two dozen subscribers in Northern Virginia and the Hampton Roads area complained about a similar issue. The problem, he …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Fairfax City deals for this year's biggest football game.
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