By Todd Richissin
Summer’s not even done cooking yet, but already it’s time for college football. Virginia’s teams are nowhere to be found among the top college football rankings, but that’s why they play the games, right?
Virginia’s an underdog, too, but by only a field goal, to Brigham Young. (Game time is 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and it’s on ESPN2.)
Keep an eye out for the local guy.
Two Arlington products are playing for Virginia Tech — junior Greg Gaddell, No. 47, running back, and sophomore Josh Trimble, No. 32, linebacker. (Full Virginia Tech football roster.)
University of Virginia: The Cavaliers don't have anyone from Arlington, but keep an eye out for McLean's Jeb Byrne, No. 60, a rising freshman who attended Georgetown Prep. (Here's the full roster.)
And good news for football addicts: Your fellow junkies will certainly be there to support you at several establishments in and around Arlington where you can watch the games.
1. Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 S. 23rd St.
Why: An Arlington staple since 1994, the Crystal City Sports Pub has more than 100 TVs. It features three levels, including the non-smoking upper level that features a 10-foot and two 8-foot projection screen TVs. Plus pool tables, foosball and more.
2. First Down Sports Bar, 4213 Fairfax Drive
Why: First Down opened in 2009 and supports Virginia Tech. It's been recognized as a top area sports bar, including being named one of the top sports bars in the district, Maryland and Virginia in 2010 by the Washington Post.
3. Summers Restaurant, 1520 N. Courthouse Road
Why: Summers is best known for its dedication to soccer, but they show what we call football, too. See up to 20 NCAA Division I games every Saturday of the regular season..
4. The Bungalow Sports Grill, 2766 S. Arlington Mill Drive
Why: Located in Shirlington Village, the Bungalow Sports Grill has more than 30 HD televisions, plus eight pool tables, three shuffleboards and four dart lanes.
Did we miss one? Tell us in the comments, and we’ll add it!