When the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers meet in Super Bowl 47, several players will be familiar to the Virginia/DC area. The game, of course, is in New Orleans, but the Super Bowl reaches everywhere, including Fredericksburg.
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 Stafford High. (See Smith's bio here.)
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:
James Monroe High Head Coach Richard Serbay: Ravens 21, 49ers 17
Susan Larson, Local Editor, Fredericksburg Patch: 49ers 21, Ravens 10.
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.
What's your prediction? Tell us in comments.
Who: San Francisco 49ers v. Baltimore Ravens.
Where: Superdome in New Orleans.
You'll find complimentary chili dogs and nachos at Brion's Grill, 10621 Braddock Road, on Sunday. The restaurant has six flat screen televisions, and to-go orders are being made. The most popular items on the menu - $17 for a full rack of ribs and $7 for 10 chicken wings.
Mention Lorton Patch and get 10 percent off at Ledo's Pizza on Superbowl Sunday! The restaurant, 8971 Ox Road, has three large flatscreen televisions, and is featuring:
- $12.99 for a 14-inch cheese pizza and six wings
- Buy two large pizzas get a large cheese pizza free
- Beer specials
Glory Days Grill
Tickets are on sale now for bar and table reservations at Glory Days in Lorton, 9459 Lorton Market Street. The restaurant has 30 flat-screen televisions and there are two 60-inch televisions at the bar. Reserve your seat or table for $25, and they'll give you a $25 gift card upon arrival.
- $5.55 burgers
- Drink specials
- Buckets of bone-in or boneless Wings ($39.99 for 48, $72.99 for 96 wings)
Glory Days is taking to-go orders now, and management recommends calling the day before the game.
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.