Sports bars prep for Super Bowl Sunday.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
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…
Monday, January 28, 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 Annandale and around the area Annandale and …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Do you think the coach should have taken Washington Redskins' quarterback out of the game sooner?
The talk after the Washington Redskins' tough loss Sunday in its playoff game with the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field: RGIII's injured knee. Star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III played hurt and went down with an injured knee in the fourth quarter. On Twitter, the debate was fast and furious about when RGIII should have exited the game. Here's a roundup of what some were saying: What do you think? Do you think the coach should have pulled RGIII out of the game sooner?
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Washington Redskins face the Seattle Seahawks this weekend in one of four NFL wildcard games.
The Washington Redskins have spent since 2007 traveling the road back to the NFL playoffs -- but it's been a heck of a ride. Next stop: Sunday's wildcard game against the Seattle Seahawks. All this hailing to the Redskins should seem familiar. In 2007, the Redskins also made the 2007 NFL playoffs as a wildcard team. And, just like this year, that 2007 playoff game was against the Seattle Seahawks. Let's hope the similarities end there, because the Seahawks won the last time around. That game, though was in Seattle. Sunday, the Redskins are at home for the first time in the NFL playoffs since they beat the Detroit Lions in 1999. Find more Redskins playoff history here. Can Robert Griffin III -- RG3 -- pull off another run against the …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Alabama vs. Notre Dame for the BCS Title. Watch for Northern Virginia natives in the Rose Bowl, Outback Bowl and Capital One Bowl this year.
A handful of Northern Virginia natives are playing college football bowl games in on New Year's Day. If you watch the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio on New Year’s Day, be on the lookout for Alex Carter of Ashburn at corner (no. 25), who graduated from Briar Woods High School. Quarterback Kevin Hogan of McLean (no. 41) graduated from Gonzaga College High School, and Safety Cason Kynes (no. 41) of Annandale graduated from Annandale High School. All three play for the Stanford Cardinal team, which will face Wisconsin. Reilly Madden of Vienna is a member of the South Carolina Gamecocks, who play Michigan in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. Madden is a graduate of Paul VI Catholic High School. Springfield’s Mohammed Seisay is a corner for…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Fun, free events for the whole family this weekend.
Choose from a variety of local activities as we close out 2012 and welcome the New Year. First Night Alexandria Christmas Cookie Burn 5K Watch Night Falls Church The Nutcracker The Nation’s Gun Show 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Civil War Raid at Lake Accotink Bull Run Runners 5K Run First Day Hikes – Three Blinds Hikes Library Events: Nature Highlights:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Junior Adam Daly maintains a 4.2.GPA while helping the Jaguars win games.
Adam Daly is your typical teenager by all accounts.jhh He plays football and is pretty popular amongst his peers and admittedly, stays up late. It’s what he does during those late nights where he may differ from some teens. “I’m usually up pretty late doing homework,” Daly said Wednesday before practice. “I don’t usually spend too much time playing around after school.” With a 4.2 GPA and a host of Advanced Placement classes to match, Daly is the starting quarterback of the Falls Church High Jaguars. Head Coach Said Aziz said Daly is a very coachable athlete. Though the Jaguars are 2-6 on the season, Aziz said Daly has given great leadership to a team stocked with juniors and underclassmen. Standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and only weighing …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
We welcome contributions from Patch readers.
If you frequently attend your child’s soccer game, football game or cross-country meet, why not submit your photos? Patch welcomes and encourages reader contributions, and you can help spread the word about your favorite local team’s win. It’s easy to post your announcement. Here’s how: If you have any questions, feel free to email Editor Jessie Biele at Jessie.Biele@patch.com. We look forward to seeing your game day photos!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Were you at Nats Park for Tuesday's home game? Upload your photos here!
What would you do to see the Washington Nationals play the St. Louis Cardinals? The game, which kicked off at 1 p.m., was attended by thousands, and many of the spectators and their kids played hooky from school and work today. "There is no way that I would miss this historic moment," said Alexandria lawyer Sang Lee. "My hope is that we win in four (games), but I'll take five." The five-game series is tied at 1-1. On Sunday, the Nats won 3-2 in St. Louis. The Cardinals came back strong in the second game, defeating the Nationals 12-4. This is the first game of the series at Nats Park in D.C. Rick Brown, of Fairfax, pulled his five-year-old son out of school to attend the game. "I also took off of work," said Brown. "This game is …