Super Bowl XLVII is coming up Sunday in New Orleans—the Baltimore Ravens will face the San Francisco 49ers.
An added twist this year is 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 Ravens first season in Baltimore in 1996. The Ravens has won three games—in 2003, 2007 and 2011. The 49ers won in 1996.
Where to Watch Super Bowl XLVII in Alexandria and Washington
Alexandria has plenty of sports bars with big screens and big specials for the big game.
Some of Alexandria's bars and restaurants with big screens include:
- Reynolds Street Bar and Grill
- Shooter McGee's
- Alley Cat
- Joe Theismann's Restaurant
- 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
The Baltimore Ravens Fan Group — Virginia DC Metro Chapter is watching Super Bowl XLVII at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 4238 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington.
The Washington-area official 49ers fan Meetup group will most likely be watching at Town Tavern in Adams Morgan, 2323 18th Street NW, Washington.
Where are you going to watch? Did we miss your favorite watering hole? Post your suggestions in the comments below or click on a listing above and review and rate the bar on Patch.
Virginia Natives on the San Francisco 49ers Roster
Ahmad Brooks is a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers who had 50 tackles in 2011 and is on track to beat that this year. Before attending the University of Virginia, he attended C.D Hylton High School in Woodbridge and Hargrave Military Academy. (See Brooks’ bio here). He was born in Fairfax.
Joining Brooks is Cam Johnson, a rookie linebacker. He just moved to the active roster in late December, so he has only played in two games this season. He also attended the University of Virginia and went to Gonzaga College High School in Washington. (See Johnson’s bio here.)
Josh Morgan left the 49ers in March 2012 and is now a player for our Washington Redskins. He went to Woodson High School in the district and also played for Virginia Tech.
Virginia Players on the Baltimore Ravens Roster
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor joined the Baltimore Ravens in 2011 after playing for the Denver Broncos. Taylor attended Virginia Tech and went to high school at Hampton High School in Hampton. (See Taylor’s bio here.)
Who's going to win? Tell us in the comments below!