Sunday, February 3, 2013
Fairfax County Police will have extra patrols on the road to deter motorists from driving under the influence.
The Fairfax County Police Department will send out extra DWI patrols to help keep the roads safe over Super Bowl weekend. In a press release, police gave the following tips to encourage people to celebrate the Super Bowl safely: For Super Bowl party hosts:
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
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…
Here are some tips on making your Super Bowl party a success.
The 2013 Super Bowl is almost here, and whether you're interested in the commercials, the game or the halftime show, Oakton residents along with millions of others will be glued to their flat-screen TVs. Most Northern Virginians are known as huge Redskins fans (and some may even be Baltimore Ravens fans) but who can deny a good game of football? Like many, you're either throwing or attending a Super Bowl party. You'd think all you would need is chips and dip, drinks and a TV, right? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Super Bowl Sunday is the highest day of food consumption in the country just after Thanksgiving, so it's not uncommon for there to be a lot of food and fun. For this national event and the most-watched sporting …
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).