When the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers meet in Super Bowl 47, 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 Northern Virginia.
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 Torrey Smith, a wide receiver for Baltimore who was born in Colonial Beach and graduated from Stafford High. (See Smith's bio here.)
Ahmad Brooks is 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:
Jimmy Cirrito, Owner of Jimmy's Old Town Tavern: Ravens 33, 49ers 30 in OT
Enda Browne, Manager at O'Sullivan's Irish Pub: 49ers 35, Ravens 27
Leslie Loges, Local Editor, Herndon Patch: 49ers 35, Ravens 14.
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.
Where to Watch in Herndon:
- Jimmy's Old Town Tavern
- O'Sullivan's Irish Pub
- The Breeze Restaurant and Bar
- Finnegan's Irish Pub
- Time Out Wings and Grill
- Glory Days
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.
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