Local sports fans have been pretty spoiled in recent months. After the Nationals and Orioles each made the baseball playoffs last fall, the Redskins and Ravens have followed with postseason berths of their own.
We are right in the middle of Ravens and Redskins country, and thankfully there is no shortage of places to watch the games.
The Ravens will play Sunday at 1 p.m. against the Indianapolis Colts, in what may be Ray Lewis' final game.
The surging Redskins will take on the Seattle Seahawks at 4:30 p.m.
In theory, you could park yourself at a local joint and watch football all afternoon. (But do the owners a favor and actually order some food while you're there.)
Here's a look at some local places with great environments to watch football.
Perry's - If you haven't been to Perry's in a while, now is a good time to go. The bar area has been renovated and there are two dozen beer taps. Plenty of high-def TVs there and in the back at Odie's Pub.
J. King's - Lots of flat screen televisions and comfortable lounge area with leather sofas. Great food, too.
Greene Turtle - This would be the NFL Playoff debut for the new eatery at the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre. It's almost overkill with the televisions (all over the walls, in each booth and even outside) but you'll be sure to catch the games. There is also a Greene Turtle near Arundel Mills.
Buffalo Wild Wings - Another place at Arundel Mills with plenty of televisions. Not as large as Greene Turtle, but it has a fun menu. You're a little bit closer to Ravens territory here.
Courtside Sports Bar and Grille - A little more of a neighborhood place, this spot on Annapolis Road in Hanover has a great atmopshere with projection walls and lots of sports memorabilia.
Irish Channel - Maybe this will be the place to go next week when Notre Dame goes for the BCS title against Alabama. But it's a great place to watch any pro game, too.
Do you have any recommendations on where to watch the games locally?