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.
When these two teams square off Sunday, it will be the fifth time they've done so since the 1996 season. Baltimore has won three games — in 2003, 2007 and 2011. San Francisco won in 1996.
Where to Watch Super Bowl XLVII in Georgetown and elsewhere in DC
DC has plenty of sports bars with big screens and big specials for the big game.
The Mason Inn, 2408 Wisconsin Ave., in Glover Park is hosting a "Super Bowl Ravens Game Watch" party at 6 p.m. Sunday. Baltimore Ravens Fan Group — Virginia DC Metro Chapter is watching Superbowl 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.
For a more mixed crowd, try any of these (in no particular order):
- Rhino Bar & Pumphouse, 3295 M St.
- Mr. Smith's, 3104 M St.
- The Tombs, 1226 36th St.
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.
Locals on the San Francisco 49ers
Vernon Davis, a tight end for the 49ers, was the 6th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft and since 2009 he ranks 3rd in the NFL in receiving touchdowns (31), among all tight ends. Before attending the University of Maryland, Davis attended Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C.
Cam Johnson, a rookie linebacker, just moved to the San Francisco 49ers active roster in late December, so he has only played in two games this season. He went to Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC and also attended the University of Virginia. (See Johnson’s bio here.)
NaVorro Bowman, another linebacker for the 49ers, leads his team in total tackles with a career-high 183 tackles. Bowman attended Suitland High School in Forestville, Md. and grew up in District Heights, Md.
Ahmad Brooks is yet another linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers. He 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.
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.
Local Players on the Baltimore Ravens
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.)
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