A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse
Monday, Dec. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 3
Issue No. 100
Monday, Dec. 28
Cincinnati Bengals @ Denver Broncos, 5:30 p.m.
Golden State Warriors v. Sacramento Kings,
San Jose Sharks v. Colorado Avalanche, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Charlotte Checkers,
Cal (M) BB v. Davidson, 6 p.m.
St. Mary's (M) BB v. Utah Valley, 7 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB @ Seattle University, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB v. Pacific Union,
Stanford (W) BB v. Chattanooga, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 29
Stockton Heat v. Ontario Reign, 7 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB @ Utah, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB @ Cal Poly, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Golden State Warriors @ Dallas Mavericks,
Sacramento Kings v. Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Charlotte Checkers,
San Jose State (M) BB v. Utah State, 7 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. Holy Names, 7 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB @ Boise State, 6 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB @ UNLV, 7 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Cal State Northridge, 7 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB @ Utah State, 7 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (W) BB v. Holy Names, 5 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. UNLV, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31
Golden State Warriors @ Houston Rockets, 4 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Ontario Reign, 7 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. Gonzaga, 5 p.m.
St. Mary's (M) BB v. BYU, 8 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Portland, 5 p.m.
UOP (M) BB v. San Diego, 6 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB @ Portland, 4 p.m.
St. Mary's (W) BB @ BYU, 12 noon
USF (W) BB @ Gonzaga, 5 p.m.
UOP (W) BB @ San Diego, 6 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB @ Utah Valley, 1 p.m.
Friday, Dec. Jan. 1
Stanford Cardinal v. Iowa Hawkeyes, Rose Bowl,
Cal (M) BB v. Colorado, 8 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Utah, 6 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. SF State, 4 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB @ Cal State Monterey Bay,
Sonoma State (W) BB @ Cal State Monterey Bay,
USF (W) BB v. SF State, 2 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (W) BB @ SF State, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 2
Golden State Warriors v. Denver Nuggets,
Sacramento Kings v. Phoenix Suns, 2 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Winnipeg Jets, 7 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. Texas Stars, 4 p.m.
SF State (M) BB @ Cal State Monterey Bay,
UOP (M) BB v. BYU, 3 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. New Mexico, 6:30 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. Portland, 1 p.m.
St. Mary's (M) BB v. San Diego, 7 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Gonzaga, 8 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB @ Cal State Fullerton,
San Jose State (M) BB @ Air Force, 12 noon
UC Davis (M) BB v. Holy Names, 3 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB @ Portland State,
Cal (W) BB @ Arizona State, 6 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB @ Arizona, 2 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB @ Gonzaga, 2 p.m.
St. Mary's (W) BB @ San Diego, 2 p.m.
USF (W) BB @ Portland, 2 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB v. Air Force, 2 p.m.
SF State (W) BB @ Cal State Monterey Bay,
Sonoma State (W) BB v. Holy Names, 6 p.m.
UOP (W) BB @ BYU, 1 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. Portland State,
Fresno State (W) BB @ New Mexico, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 3
San Francisco 49ers v. St. Louis Rams, 1:25 p.m.
Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10 a.m.
NY Jets @ Buffalo Bills, 10 a.m.
New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins,
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers,
New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons, 10 a.m.
Baltimore Colts @ Cincinnati Bengals, 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cleveland Browns, 10 a.m.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans, 10 a.m.
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts, 10 a.m.
Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys,
Philadelphia Eagles @ NY Giants, 10 a.m.
Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears, 10 a.m.
San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos,
Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals,
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers,
San Jose Barracuda v. Texas Stars, 5 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. Bakersfield Condors, 4 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Utah, 4:30 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Colorado, 7 p.m.
Minor League Team Affiliations (Hockey)
San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks) -- AHL,
American Hockey League
Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames) -- AHL,
American Hockey League
Minor League Team Affiliations
Nashville Sounds (Oakland A's) -- AAA,
Pacific Coast League
Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants) --
AAA, Pacific Coast League
San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants) --
Advanced A, California League
Stockton Ports (Oakland A's) -- Advanced A,
Cal BB (M): KGO 810 AM
Cal BB (W): Pac-12 Network
Cal football: KGO 810 AM
Fresno Grizzlies: KYNO 1430 AM
Fresno State football: 940 AM ESPN Radio
Golden State Warriors: KNBR 680 AM
Oakland A's: 95.7 FM The Game
Oakland Raiders: 95.7 FM The Game,
Sacramento Kings: KHTK 1140 AM
Sacramento River Cats: Talk 650 AM KSTE
San Francisco 49ers: KNBR 680/1050 AM, KGO
810 AM, KSAN 107.7 FM
San Francisco Giants: KNBR 680 AM
San Jose Barracuda: KDOW 1220 AM
San Jose Earthquakes: 1590 KLIV AM,
1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)
San Jose Giants: MiLB Gameday Audio
San Jose SaberCats: KDOW 1220 AM
San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
102.1 FM San Francisco
San Jose State football: KLIV 1590 AM
Stanford BB (M): KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)
Stanford BB (W): KZSU 90.1 FM
Stanford football: KNBR 1050 AM
Stockton Ports: KWSX 1280 AM
UC Davis football: KTHK 1140 AM
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|Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree hauled in a touchdown pass from Derek Carr for a brief Raiders lead over the San Diego Chargers. The Raiders would need a Sebastian Janikowski 31-yard field goal in overtime to seal a 23-20 victory. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Ed Jay.
A class act on and off the field, Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson addressed the fans after their overtime win against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night, 23-20. After an 18-year career, Woodson will retire at the end of the season. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.
|A winner in every season are the Oakland Raiderettes, known as Football's Fabulous Females and seen above in their Christmas attire for the nationally-broadcast Thursday Night game won in overtime. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.
|Keith Smith, known as Crusader Raider and profiled in an earlier Sports Today (No. 91, in white and red jacket), brought his daughter, aka Crossbones Kelly, to the game from across the pond. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Ed Jay.
|Avid Oakland Raiders fan Jose Delgado (right) and daughter Nina were on hand for the Raiders/Green Bay game, won in the last quarter by the Packers as they pulled away, 30-20. Delgado shared his delight of being a Raiders fan in issue No. 98 of Sports Today. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Ed Jay.
The Cal Bears came up clutch in double overtime to defeat the UCLA Bruins 108 to 104 last Monday evening on the Cal campus. Above, Cal Bears point guard Asha Thomas drives past UCLA's Jordin Canada. Thomas played all 50 minutes and dished out 11 assists. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
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|In uncharted waters.
It has been said that "One man's ceiling is another man's floor." and the amazing NBA Bizarro World this season features the 28-1 Golden State Warriors and the 2-30 Philadelphia 76ers. Not exactly the NBA poster children for competitive parity.
Coincidentally, the ongoing 42-year record for the worst season in NBA history was set by the Philadelphia 76ers of 1972-73. They staggered through a mind-bending 9-73 debacle. This isn't a misprint but a real nightmare of a season in the drink. The Charlotte Bobcats dropped a 7-59 strike-shortened stinker in 2011-12, but you can't be truly horrific unless you play the full 82.
My first job in pro sports was with the 76ers. After graduating from the Ohio University sports administration program in 1971, I was hired as an administrative assistant to general manager Don DeJardin. We were the masters of streaking -- the losing kind. We started out dropping 15 and then connected with runs of 20, 14 and 13 during the season of our discontent.
It seems impossible in today's NBA you could lose like this group of 76ers. How are the team's owners defining their strategy? Is it reloading, rebuilding, tanking, clanking or just plain stanking? They have been biblically bad since 2011-12, including their 19-63 ledger in 2013-14. Now, every day they have to deal with the miraculous turnaround of the Golden State Warriors as the gold standard on running a franchise in the right direction.
From a business standpoint, professional sports success is a simple equation: Wins equals Fan Avidity. If you don't have those W's you'll need to somehow duplicate the fan loyalty of the 1962 New York Mets, the past century of Chicago Cubs baseball or any of the past few decades of the Cleveland Browns. Now that the Sixers are in an apocalyptic state, apathy is public enemy No. 1.
There is nobody rooting harder for this season's Sixers to begin a winning streak than me. I've grown attached to being part of a record for futility that has stood as a beacon of basketball badness for 42 years. Every sports fan loves records This is my Joe DiMaggio 56-game hitting streak, Cal Ripken's 2,632 consecutive games and the Miami Dolphins' running the table at 17-0 in 1972.
For me it's 9-73 in 1972-73, "Just win 10, baby!"
If you are a fan of battles of Polar Opposites, circle Jan. 30 on the calendar. The record-breaking Golden State Warriors visit the Wells Fargo Center to take on the record-breakingly bad 76ers.
What I learned during the Sixers' 9-73 season: Run to chaos and disaster!
Most neophytes in the sports career search look to the most successful sports franchises, sending blind letters seeking employment to the owner right after the team has won a championship. (Wrong, wrong, WRONG!)
You want to reach out to the lepers, disasters, car crashes and toxic dumps. Find teams and properties that people are running away from. That's where you want to be.
Working for the worst team in the history of the NBA was a glorious time, in that I was able to assume responsibility for areas that I would have had to wait years to experience. Look for chaos, disaster, unrest and change, which creates opportunity for you. That's where you are going to learn the most, have more direct impact on business decisions and move up the fastest.
Really bad can be really good for building a career in the business of sports.
Andy Dolich has worked as an executive in all four major sports leagues, including the Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers. He is the managing director and head of U.S. sports practice for Odgers Berndstson, the UK's leading executive search firm, and director of career development for the University of San Francisco's online master's program in the business of
Charles Woodson is leaving on top, as a Super Bowl Champion (XLV), 9-time Pro Bowl selection, 4x First-team All-Pro, Heisman Trophy winner and with many more accolades. Woodson is among the best who have ever played.
Photo by Ed Jay.
Just win, baby --with class
By Pete Elman
It's Christmas Eve and I am humbled by the gift that I and thousands of fans in Raider Nation just received--a win. Granted, it was not pretty; it was a grind of a game against a beat-up, valiant but overmatched San Diego team, and we had more penalties than first downs. But none of that matters now. When we needed him, our young quarterback, stifled the whole game by a desperate and inspired Charger defense, delivered. And how fitting was it that Sebastian Janikowski, the longest continuously tenured Raider, provided what would be the winning kick. What I cannot stop thinking about--and smiling about--is Charles Woodson and his final game at the Coliseum, a classy postscript to his brilliant 18-year career.
From Fremont, Ohio, where he was Mr. Football as a high school senior, to Michigan, where as a two-way player, he led his team to a national championship--and was the only primarily defensive player in history to win the Heisman Trophy--to the Raiders. And thank you, Mr. Davis, for bringing him to us, to Oakland, where he had eleven magnificent years. And even though the whole world knew that was a fumble he forced on that snowy day in New England, he was never a sore loser--he had too much class.
I was disappointed when he went to Green Bay--we all were. But I was happy for him when he won a Super Bowl, his inspirational halftime speech a key to the Packer victory. And I was thrilled when he returned to the East Bay, not to win another title, but to mentor a group of young players that had no idea how to win. I was even happier tonight, watching his heartfelt, humble and gracious career exit-postgame interview with Rich Eisen, his fellow Big Blue alum.
Earlier this year there was some garbled noise that came out of Levi Stadium about "winning with class." I believe the words "losing" and "no" were the words young Jed was searching for--how absolutely pathetic. There is such a thing as karma in professional sports--just ask Warrior fans who were lost in the wilderness for forty years. Okay, this football game was meaningless in the standings, but try telling a lifetime Raider fan that it meant nothing in the grand scheme of things and you might get an argument. It was a victory--for the team, the organization, the city, and for Charles Woodson--and God knows he deserved it. Somewhere up there Al is smiling...
Yes, there is one more game to play, in Kansas City, where Woodson's career started in 1998. But tonight was his goodbye, his farewell performance, and next Sunday the curtain will close on one of the great careers in NFL history. The team might be gone, as early as next year, and this game tonight may have been it for pro football in Oakland. I cannot bear to think about that now. But for one beautiful night the stars shone on our embattled city, and we can all thank Charles Woodson for that bright light he has brought to our lives. He embodies the spirit of the Raiders, the spirit of Oakland, and the spirit of sports. He is a winner, and he has done it with class.
Godspeed, Charles. You're in our hearts forever.
Christmas Eve, 2015
Pete Elman worked as a sportswriter for the Contra Costa Times and
Oakland Tribune from 2000 to 2011. In 1991 he came up with the iconic moniker
RUN TMC for the Golden State Warriors of the early 1990s. He is currently publishing a children's picture book with music, titled
Seasons, Rhymes in Time
Candelaria M. Flores (Candy) aka Raider Eye Cande
I was born in Tulare County, Calif. At the age of five my parents moved to San Jose and at 19 I moved to Pasco, Wash. Since then this has been my residence but my heart will always have love for my home town in the Bay Area.
How I became a Raider fan: three very special people in my life inspired me to be a Raiders fan -- uncle Larry and my two aunts, Amanda and Christina Martinez.
At the age of nine I would see my aunt Christina sporting Raiders gear and I always admired her talent, seeing her draw different images of the Raiders. She even taught my brother and me how to play football. I remember growing up playing tackle football and our team was known as the Raiders. Aunt Christina would be the coach and I was the only female, playing football with the boys from the block.
Uncle Larry and aunt Amanda Martinez, in Washington, made an annual visit to the first home opener every year and always stopped at the Raider Image store where they would shop like crazy. I admired them for being surrounded by big groups of Seahawks and Cowboys fans. They have never given up their loyalty of being Raiders fans and all three are still truly loyal to this day.
I always remember their words that being a Raiders fan is a life time commitment and there is no looking back. I am a truly loyal Raiders fan and now I have the opportunity to share and teach my daughter, Irene Garcia, and my son, Andres Garcia, the commitment of being a loyal and true Raiders fan and to continue it into the next generation.
Since my kids were toddlers they have watched football on TV. Now older, they ask me and their dad, "When are we going to a home game?"
So in 2010 we made our first trip to a home game. It was the Raiders vs. Patriots and while we didn't win, our first home game was well worth it. The experience of tailgating and visiting Raiderville and taking pictures with the Super fans was a lot of fun. My daughter and I met Gorilla Rilla and my daughter cried. (We would always see him on TV and when she finally saw him in person, it was tears of joy.) The best part of the trip was watching our team play live. Priceless!
My kids had so much fun they didn't care if we lost and wanted to go to another home game. I told them, "Our next trip is going to be in Disneyland," and their response was that they would rather go to another home game. Since then I made sure my kids get the opportunity to go to a home game every year. It's always an amazing time for them.
I started painting my face because my kids brought it up to paint my face and dress up. They mentioned that I was the type of person that loved meeting and interacting with others. I took the idea into consideration. The outfit I first started with was a referee outfit, with my crazy face paintings. I came up with the referee idea because I felt, like all Raiders fans felt, that the referees were against us and I wanted to show that this referee is part of the Oakland Raiders and also show my team some support. Well, that didn't go so well! The referee made it hard for me as there would be too many upset fans, due to the calls against our team. I was upset myself and decided to change my outfit!
Even though I had my face painted I would still look for Super fans to take pictures with. It was never my intention that one day I would be known and acknowledged for the commitment of driving for 13-hours and putting 5-hours of work on my face, with only 4-hours of sleep, for the weekend. I started to meet more of the Raider nation fan base and it was brought to my attention there was an annual bonfire gathering in Southern California. I took the trip over there and met a great person I consider my friend/brother, Alonzo Skip Thomas. I will always remember his words. He said he was amazed at the detailed work on my face painting and the long drive I took just to go to home games. Alonzo did everything possible for me to be recognized in the Raider Nation. I had brought to Alonzo's attention that I needed to come up with a Raider fan name. That's where Raider Eye Cande was introduced to the Raider Nation. I questioned him why Raider Eye Cande? Alonzo Said, "Because you are going to see, you're going to get their attention for having such an awesome personality, a great heart and a creative style." I loved it.
I'm a person who will go out of my way for others. I love to give and put a smile on other's faces. I've been blessed to have the opportunity to get autographs from players. I always go out of my way to give them to the ones who don't have the opportunity to go to a home game. Just by giving them something makes me feel happy knowing they can have a little part of the Raider Nation.
The biggest part of being Raider Eye Cande is that I've been welcomed and able to put smiles on the younger kids' faces and to make their visit to a home game exciting, just like they did for my family and me. Last July I got the honor to be part of Knights of Shield Chapter 209 Booster Club, by Endy Rivas, aka Storm Raider, and Alonzo Skip Thomas's organization honoring his father by all booster clubs connecting together on events.
These two men have been a big impact in my life, knowing that being part of the Raider Nation fan base is more than being a fan; it's helping the community and showing the love at the same time. My family and I have had the opportunity to raise money for cancer patients and to serve food and feed the homeless. I would do everything and anything possible to be a part of a charity. I couldn't have done it without my KOS209 family and my cousin, Marisella Armas, for giving me a roof to stay under and making my family and me feel at home. As for my husband, he has always given me support for doing everything possible to become a part of the Raider Nation. As for my mother, she always gave me prayers to keep me safe on my travels.
My next step is to improve myself and to continue to help out more people in the community. Another goal I have is to support our team and follow them by going to an away game and meeting more of the amazing Raider family. I believe that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I have achieved all this with the love and faith in my Lord Jesus Christ. I would also like to give a big thanks to Gorilla Rilla for sharing where the real party is at and supporting me.
I wouldn't be Raider Eye Cande without the help of all my Raider Nation family and fan base and all the love from the Black Hole and the photographers on the field. You guys are all outstanding!
Candelaria M. Flores (Candy), aka Raider Eye Cande, is among a number of Oakland Raiders fans who make attending games such a special experience. Photos by Ed Jay.
16th annual MESHOF Induction Ceremony, January 28, 2016
Football fans, here is the news you have been waiting for.
In association with the NFL Alumni and as part of the Super Bowl festivities to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area next year, the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame (MESHOF) will present its 16
annual Induction Ceremony at the Double Tree Hotel Newark--Fremont on Thursday, January 28. The ceremony is dedicated to former members of the San Francisco 49ers.
The oldest professional team in the Bay Area, the San Francisco 49ers have also been the area's most successful. This is your chance to meet and mingle with many of the players.
Inducted and honored will be players from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. Team owners, doctors, and former players who have positively impacted the community will be honored. Also honored will be those who contributed to the organization since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1946.
Class of 2016: Dana Stubblefield, Ray Wersching, Willie Harper, Ted Kwalick and Allan Kennedy.
Eason Ramson -- Distinguished Service Award; Carolyn Hoskins -- Distinguished Service Award; Dr. Jamie Williams*
Purchase your tickets now because this event will sell out!
2016 Super Bowl Breakfast, Feb. 6
annual NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast is coming to the Bay Area! It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco.
Tony Dungy, Brent Jones, Benjamin Watson, Tim Brown, Jerry Kramer, Roger Staubach, Mike Ditka and others will be on hand to celebrate Super Bowl 50!
The Super Bowl Breakfast features the presentation of the
Bart Starr Award to a current NFL player, voted on by his peers, for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. Winners in recent years include Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. Highlights of the program will include interviews with Super Bowl players via video, exciting NFL Films highlights, interviews, humor, personal stories, testimonies and a faith-based message.
Super Fan Chase, Feb. 3-6, 2016
The Super Fan Chase will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area on Feb. 3-6, the week before Super Bowl 50. It will involve up to 50 businesses providing sports-themed entertainment for contestants who will receive a passport that each business stamps before contestants move to the next destination. The first team delivering the most stamps within the allotted time wins a VIP viewing experience to the Big Game.
Participating businesses include the Taplands Taproom, Bottle Shop & Neighborhood Brewery of Santa Clara, Adobe Road Winery of Sonoma/TRG-Aston Martin Racing, Visionary Moments of Santa Clara, Russell City Sports Bar & Grill in Hayward, 7D Experience of PIER 39 in San Francisco, WimZr (at your app store), SF Drone School of San Francisco, Sports Basement, and DJI flying and camera stabilization systems. For fan and/or sponsorship details, visit www.SuperFanChase.com, www.Facebook.com/SuperFanChase, Twitter @SuperFanChase or info@SuperFanChase.com.
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Odds to win Super Bowl 50
Date Opponent Time TV
Mon., Sep. 14 Minnesota 7:20 p.m. ESPN
Sun., Sep. 20 @ Pittsburgh 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sun., Sep. 27 @ Arizona 1:05 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 4 Green Bay 1:25 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 11 @ NY Giants 5:30 p.m. NBC
Sun., Oct. 18 Baltimore 1:25 p.m. CBS
Thu., Oct. 22 Seattle 5:25 p.m. CBS/NFLN
Sun., Nov. 1 @ St. Louis 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 8 Atlanta 1:05 p.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 15 BYE
Sun., Nov. 22 @ Seattle 1:25 p.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 29 Arizona 1:05 p.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 6 @ Chicago 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 13 @ Cleveland 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 20 Cincinnati 1:25 p.m. NBC
Sun., Dec. 27 @ Detroit 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sun., Jan. 3 St. Louis 1:25 p.m. FOX
Date Opponent Time TV
Sun., Sep. 13 Cincinnati 1:25 p.m. CBS
Sun., Sep. 20 Baltimore 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sun., Sep. 27 @ Cleveland 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sun., Oct. 4 @ Chicago 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sun., Oct. 11 Denver 1:25 p.m. CBS
Sun., Oct. 18 BYE
Sun., Oct. 25 @ San Diego 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sun., Nov. 1 NY Jets 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sun. Nov. 8 @ Pittsburgh 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sun., Nov. 15 Minnesota 1:05 p.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 22 @ Detroit 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sun., Nov. 29 @ Tennessee 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sun., Dec. 6 Kansas City 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sun., Dec. 13 @ Denver 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sun., Dec. 20 Green Bay 1:05 p.m. FOX
Thu., Dec. 24 San Diego 5:25 p.m. NFLN
Sun., Jan. 3 @ Kansas City 10:00 a.m. CBS
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Oakland Raiders 20, Green Bay Packers 30. Dec. 20, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Cal Bears 84, Coppin State Eagles 51. Dec. 19, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
San Francisco 49ers NFL Alumni Holiday Festival. Dec. 16, 2015. Photos by Ann Cooke.
Oakland Raiders and the Donald Penn Foundation, Shop with a Jock. Dec. 14, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Stanford Cardinal 64, Dartmouth Big Green 50. Dec. 12, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Oakland Raiders at Southland Mall in Hayward. Dec. 7, 2015. Photos by Larry Rosa.
Oakland Raiders 20, Kansas City 34. Dec. 6, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Stanford Cardinal 41, USC 22. Pac-12 Championship Game, Dec. 5, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Warriors Dance Team Calendar Release Party. Nov. 30, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Jose Barracuda 2 v. Texas Stars 3. Nov. 29, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita
Quarry Turkey Run. Nov. 28, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Cal Bears 48 vs. Arizona State 46. Nov. 28, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers
Nitro Turkey Run, Brazen Racing. Nov. 26, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Oakland Raiders offensive lineman donate turkeys. Nov. 23, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Cal Bears 22 v. Stanford Cardinal 35, The Big Game. Nov. 21. Photos by Kenny Karst
Oakland Raiders 14 vs. Minnesota Vikings 30. Nov. 15, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Stanford Cardinal 36 v. Oregon Ducks 38. Nov. 14, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Cal Bears 54 v. Oregon State Beavers 24. Nov. 14, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
Arise FC. Nov. 14, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Santa Cruz Warriors 104 v. Bakersfield Jam 87. Nov. 13, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
San Francisco 49ers 17 v. Atlanta Falcons 16. Nov. 8, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
San Jose Barracuda 2 v. Bakersfield Condors 6. Nov. 8, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita.
Stanford Cardinal 42 v. Colorado Buffaloes 10. Nov. 7, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Cal Rugby Championship. Nov. 7-8, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
Oakland Raiders 34 vs. New York Jets 20. Nov. 1. Photos by Ed Jay.
Cal Bears 21 v. USC Trojans 27. October 31, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
NFL Town Hall Meeting. October 29, 2015. Photos by Larry Rosa
San Jose Sharks 1 vs. Nashville Predators 2. October 28, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
Let's Go 510 Race. Oct. 25, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
San Francisco 49ers 3 vs. Seattle Seahawks 20. October 22, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Grand National Rodeo. Oct. 24, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Stanford Cardinal 56 v. UCLA Bruins 35. October 15, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Oakland Raiders 10 v. Denver Broncos 16. Oct. 11, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Stanford Cardinal 55 v. Arizona Wildcats 17. Oct. 3, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
San Francisco Giants 3 v. Colorado Rockies 2. Oct. 3, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Cal Bears 34 v. Washington State Cougars 28. Oct. 3, 2015. Photo by Ron Sellers.
San Francisco Giants 2 v. Los Angeles Dodgers 3. Oct. 1, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Stanford Cardinal 42 v. Oregon State Beavers. Sept. 25, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Oakland Raiders 37 v. Baltimore Ravens 33. Sept. 20, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Stanford Cardinal 41 v. USC 31. Sept. 19, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Rolex Big Boat Series. Sept. 19, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Oakland Raiders 13 v. Cincinnati Bengals 33. Sept. 13, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Cal Bears 35 v. San Diego Aztecs 7. Sept. 12, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
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J.P. Morgan Races. Sept. 9, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee
Snoop Dogg Football League. Sept. 8, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Cal Bears 73 v. Grambling State Tigers 14. Sept. 5, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
Brazen Racing, San Jose. Sept. 5, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
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Oakland Raiders 23 v. Arizona Cardinals 30. Aug. 30, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
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San Francisco Giants 5 v. Chicago Cubs 8. Aug. 25, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Francisco 49ers v. Dallas Cowboys. Aug. 23, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
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Sports bars we recommend visiting or living in
Below is a list of sports bars we recommend for all your sports viewing needs. Each is a worthy institution and they have the added distinction of also being longtime Ultimate Sports Guide advertisers. When you stop in, please extend our thanks.
Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Street
The Blue Light, 1979 Union Street
Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street
The Chieftain, 198 5th Street
Danny Coyle's, 668 Haight Street
Dave's, 29 Third Street @ Kearny
Final Final, 2990 Baker @ Lombard
The Holding Company, #2 Embarcadro Center
Il Pirata, 2007 16th Street
Jake's Steaks, 3301 Buchanan Street
Jullian's, 101 4th Street
The Kezar Pub, 770 Stanyan Street
Mad Dog in the Fog, 530 Haight Street
Mucky Duck, 1315 9th Avenue
Nickie's Bar, 466 Haight Street
Players Sports Grill, Pier 39, Buildings L & M
Polo Grounds, 747 3rd Street
Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley
Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda
City Beach, 4020 Technology Place, Fremont
Crogan's Montclair, 6101 La Salle Avenue, Oakland
Cue & Brew, 1029 Arnold Drive, #6, Martinez
Dan's Irish Sports Bar, 1524 Civic Street, Walnut Creek
Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill, 77 Hegenberger, Oakland
Ed's Mudville Grill, 6200 Center Street, Clayton
The Englander, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro
Evie's, 7138 Village Parkway, Dublin
Francesco's Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Drive, Oakland
Frank's Saloon, 2014 Marina Blvd., San Leandro
Funky Monkey, 22554 Main Street, Hayward
George & Walt's, 5445 College Avenue, Oakland
Grand Oaks Restaurant, 3701 Grand Avenue, Oakland
Go Sports Bar, 736 Washington Street, Oakland
Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
Kingfish, 5227 Claremont, Oakland
Linguini's Pizza & Brew, 1508 Park Street, Alameda
Livermore Casino Sports Bar, 3571 First Street, Livermore
McCovey's Restaurant, 1444 N. California, Walnut Creek
Mr. Lucky's Bar & Grill, 1527 Locust Street. Walnut Creek
Oakland Moose Club, 690 Hegenberger Road
Oaks Corner, 4099 San Pablo, Emeryville
Otaez Mexican Restaurant, 1619 Webster Street, Alameda
Pacific Coast Brewing Co., 906 Washington Street, Oakland
Pasta Pelican, 2455 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda
Pete's Place, 610A San Pablo Avenue, Pinole
Rancho Sports Bar, 3912 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante
Ricky's Sports Grill, 15028 Hesperian Blvd., San Leandro
Sports Edition Bar, Hilton Oakland Airport, Oakland
Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek
Tierney's Sports Bar, 540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
WPLJ's Dance Club, 2112 North Main Street, Walnut Creek
7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd.
The American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real
Knuckles Historical Sports Bar, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame
Capers Eat & Drink, 1710 West Campbell
Players Sports Pub, 4060 Sunrise Blvd.
Half Moon Bay
Cameron's Restaurant Pub & Inn, 1410 South Cabrillo Hwy
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road
The Club House Bistro, 1221 Chess Drive
Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real
Up & Under, 2 West Richmond Avenue
Bay 101 Casino, 1801 Bering Drive
Britannia Arms, 5027 Almaden Expressway
Britannia Arms, 173 West Santa Clara
Britannia Arms, 1087 De Anza Blvd.
Pete's 881, 721 Lincoln Avenue
City Beach, 2911 Mead Avenue
One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue
Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway
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