Saturday, February 2, 2013
Dierdra Anderson won a Pepsi challenge and will be on the Super Bowl XLVII (47) Halftime show stage Sunday.
Dierdra Anderson will be sharing the halftime show stage at the Super Bowl with Beyoncé Knowles. The Baltimore Ravens are playing the San Francisco 49ers Sunday evening in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII (47). Anderson, who works at Northern Virginia Community College here in Alexandria, was chosen as one of just 50 people nationwide to appear with Beyoncé during the Super Bowl Halftime show. Anderson was selected after submitting a photo of herself posing like Beyoncé in a Pepsi Halftime Soundoff challenge. Anderson is the assistant faculty administrator for NOVA’s community-based organizations (CBO) initiative. See more on Super Bowl XLVII: Super Bowl 2013: Predictions, Schedule, Where to Watch, Betting Lines Football and Facebook: …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Several Super Bowl players spent their college years in Virginia. Plus, where to watch the game in Alexandria.
Friday, February 1
by Virginia Patch Staff 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…
The 2013 Animal Planet Puppy Bowl IX is the "cutest sports event of the year" and is on Super Bowl Sunday right before Super Bowl 47.
The ninth annual Puppy Bowl will again air before the 2013 Super Bowl. Check out the cuteness on Animal Planet from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Feb. 3. Puppy Bowl IX includes puppies from Virginia-based Bonnie Blue Rescue and other organizations. (Read about the Virginia connection to Puppy Bowl 2013 here.) The 2013 Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet will include, of course, 35 puppies in addition to hedgehog cheerleaders, the super-slow Cute Cam, a puppy hot tub for the athletes to rest their sore muscles and a kitty halftime show. You can follow @MeeptheBird on Twitter for behind-the-scenes info, too. More football and puppy coverage: Dogs from Virginia-Based Rescue Group in 2013 Puppy Bowl Where to Watch Super Bowl XLVII in Alexandria
Thursday, January 31, 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…
Things to do this weekend (Feb. 1 - 3) in Alexandria and beyond.
Weekend Planner: Groundhog Day, Super Bowl Sunday and More The first weekend in February is sure to be interesting… if you care about weather or football. If you don’t really care about either of those, there are other things to do, too! Here’s our round-up of things to do this weekend in Alexandria and beyond. 8th Annual Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale Where: George Washington Masonic Temple, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 Why go: Shop for fashions at up to 80 percent off retail prices from local stores. Hard core shoppers line-up early for this annual event. Price: Free admission. Parking is $4 all day at the Colonial Parking garage on Diagonal Road. The Fabulous Hubcaps Where: The …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Who's going to win—the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers? History favors the Ravens. Give us a prediction in the comments!
Super Bowl XLVII is coming up this Sunday, Feb. 3 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 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 Alexandria and Washington Alexandria has plenty of sports bars with big screens…