Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
Super Bowl 50, Super Bowl Breakfast, San Francisco 49ers, Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars Party, San Francisco Symphony ,
Mike Silver's Super Bowl  Kickoff Party, 
Cal (M & W), Stanford (M & W), USF (M), Santa Clara (M),  Race Across America

There Is No "I" In Team
-- Pete Elman

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, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 14
Issue No. 106

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Monday, Feb. 8
Sacramento Kings @ Cleveland Cavaliers. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 9
Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Chicago Blackhawks, 5:30 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.
SF State (M) BB @ Sonoma State, 7:30 p.m.
SF State (W) BB @ Sonoma State, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Golden State Warriors @ Phoenix Suns, 6 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Philadelphia 76ers, 4 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Ontario Reign, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB @ UNLV, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. San Diego State, 8 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB v. UNLV, 7 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. Cal Poly, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB @ San Diego State, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11
San Jose Sharks v. Calgary Flames   7:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Oregon, 6 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Oregon State, 8 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. San Diego, 7 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Pepperdine, 8 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. BYU, 7 p.m.
UOP (M) BB v. Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m.
CSUEB (M) BB @ Humboldt State, 7:30 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.
SF State (M) BB v. Cal State San Marcos, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB @ Weber State,
     6:05 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB @ San Diego, 6 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB @ Pepperdine, 7 p.m.
USF (W) BB @ BYU, 6 p.m.
SF State (W) BB v. Cal State San Marcos, 5:30 p.m.
UOP (W) BB @ Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. Weber State,
     7:05 p.m.
CSUEB (W) BB @ Humboldt State, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 12
Cal (W) BB v. Arizona State, 7 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. Arizona, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13
San Jose Sharks v. Phoenix Coyotes  7:30 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes @ LA Galaxy, 7 p.m. 
San Jose Barracuda v. San Antonio Rampage,
     1:15 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. Ontario Reign, 7:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Oregon State, 3:30 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Oregon, 1 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. BYU, 1 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Loyola Marymount, 8 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. University of San Diego, 3 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB @ New Mexico, 3 p.m.
UOP (M) BB v. Pepperdine, 7 p.m.
CSUEB (M) BB @ Cal Poly Pomona, 7:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB v. Cal State San Marcos,
     4 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. Long Beach State, 5:30 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB @ Idaho State, 6:05 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB @ Nevada, 4 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB @ BYU, 1 p.m.
USF (W) BB @ San Diego, 2 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB @ Loyola Marymount, 2 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB @ New Mexico,
     2 p.m.
UOP (W) BB @ Pepperdine, 2 p.m.
CSUEB (W) BB @ Cal Poly Pomona, 5:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB v. Cal State San Marcos,
     2 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. Cal State Fullerton, 2 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. Idaho State, 2:05 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. Nevada, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 14
San Jose Barracuda v. Bakersfield Condors,
     3 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. San Antonio Rampage, 4 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Arizona, 12 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. Arizona State, 6 p.m.

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Nashville Sounds (Oakland A's) -- AAA,
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Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants) --
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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,  KFOX
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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)
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Super Bowl 50 - 3-7-16 - Michael Zagaris
"The Sheriff" celebrates what may be his last ride as the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, at Levi's Stadium in Super Bowl 50. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning holds high the revered Lombardi Trophy, the second of his story-book career.

Super Bowl 50 - 2-7-16 - Michael Zagaris
Anatomy of a defeat -- Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) consistently beat Carolina Panthers tackle Mike Remmers (74), resulting in hurries and sacks of quarterback Cam Newton all afternoon. After averaging over 31 points per game during the regular season, the Panthers scored just 10 points in Super Bowl 50 and Miller was named the game's MVP. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

Super Bowl - 2-7-16 - David Roberts
Under a sliver of a moon over Levi's Stadium, a large banner exhorts Denver Broncos fans to stay united. Their faith would be returned, as the underdog Broncos dispatched the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, the following day. Photo by D1 Photo David Roberts.

Super Bowl Breakfast - 2-6-16 - Ed Jay
Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis receives the 2016 Bart Starr Award presented to the NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. The award is voted on by his peers and Davis was also the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year. Davis is flanked by Hall of Famers Tony Dungy (left) and Bart Starr, Jr. Photo by Ed Jay.

Super Bowl Breakfast - 2-6-16 - Ed Jay
A panel of NFL legends, including Mike Ditka (left), Jerry Kramer (second from left), Roger Staubach (second from right) and Steve Young spoke at the Super Bowl Breakfast. Photo by Ed Jay.

Super Bowl Breakfast - 2-6-16 - Ed Jay
Former NFL coach and sports commentator Tony Dungy provided closing remarks at the Super Bowl Breakfast and talked about how one of his sons inspired him. Later that day, Dungy was selected to the 2016 Hall of Fame class. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Anquan Boldin - 2-6-16 - Ed Jay
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin was named the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year at this season's NFL Honors. The three-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl champion was recognized for his philanthropic endeavors. Photo by Ed Jay.

Kitka & Jaws - 2-4-16 - Ed Jay
Football legends Mike Ditka (left) and Ron Jaworski hosted their annual  Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars Super Bowl party on Thursday night, Feb. 4, at Jones in San Francisco The spirited event drew multiple Hall of Famers and other NFL celebrities raising money for worthy causes endorsed by the hosts. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Ditka & Jaws - 2-5-16 - Ed Jay
Ron Jaworski (left), co-host of his Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars Super Bowl party, shares a laugh with Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden (right) of the Baltimore Ravens and comedian Frank Caliendo. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

SFS - 2-4-16
A Concert of Champions, presented by the San Francisco Symphony and NFL Films, celebrated Super Bowl 50 at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall on the evenings of Feb. 3 and 4. Photo credit:
Amelia Kusar, San Francisco Symphony.

SFS - 2-4-16
Hosted by NFL Hall of Fame running back and former Oakland Raider Marcus Allen, the Concert of Champions, presented by the San Francisco Symphony, featured iconic music and filmmaking of Emmy Award-winning NFL Films, with conductor Joshua Green leading the Orchestra in live accompaniment.  Photo credit: Amelia Kusar,
San Francisco Symphony.

SFS - 2-4-16
With a backdrop of the world-renowned Golden Gate Bridge, a football team practices on a San Francisco field, an image drawn from NFL Films and shown during a collaborative performance with the San Francisco Symphony, celebrating Super Bowl 50. Photo credit:
Amelia Kusar, San Francisco Symphony.

Hotel Durant - 2-2-16 - Ann
Star power! Kate Scott (left), morning host on KBNR Radio 680, and Amy Trask, of CBS Sports Network and former Oakland Raiders CEO, were on hand Tuesday night for a 2016 Super Bowl Kickoff Party hosted by NFL Network analyst Mike Silver. Trask participated in a lively panel moderated by Silver. Henry's, located in the Hotel Durant in Berkeley, was the venue for the festivities. Photo by Ann Cooke.

Hotel Durant - 2-2-16 - Ann Cooke
Host and panel moderator Mike Silver (left) and panelist Jared Goff, Cal's 2015 quarterback and now a top NFL draft prospect, conferred beforehand. The event was produced by entertainment agency BRANDed Management from Los Angeles.
Photo by Ann Cooke.

Wilson footballs - 2-6-16 - Ed Jay
Wilson footballs, used in NFL games, are laced up by hand at the Wilson booth at the NFL Experience, which took over Moscone Center for a week in San Francisco. Photo by Ed Jay.

Cal v. Stanford - 2-6-16 - Ron Sellers
Pregame activities entertained a packed house at Haas Pavilion as the Cal Bears hosted the Stanford Cardinal in the 6th annual Pete Newell Classic on Saturday night on the Cal campus. Cal would come away a winner, 76-61.  Photo by Ron Sellers.

Cal v. Stanford - 2-6-16 - Ron Sellers
Cal's Jayden Brown (0) drives to the basket between Josh Sharma (20) and Rosco Allen (25) of Stanford. The Bears improved to 14-0 at home this season, winning handily, 76-61. Photo by Ron Sellers.

Cal v. Stanford - 2-6-16 - Ron Sellers
Cal guard Stephen Domingo (not pictured) hit a three-point shot and the Bears' bench erupted. Saturday's game kicked off a three-game homestand as Oregon visits Haas Pavilion on Thursday night and Oregon State comes to town Saturday afternoon. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

USF v. Santa Clara - 2-6-16 - Darren Yamashita
USF guard Devin Watson (1) gets to the basket as Santa Clara's Jared Brownridge (23) defends. Watson's 24 points led all scorers. The Dons earned an overtime victory, 89-86, and improved to 13-10 overall and 6-6 in the West Coast Conference. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

USF v. Santa Clara - 2-6-16 - Darren Yamashita
The Dons Tim Derksen (32) elevates for a lay-up over the outstretched arm of Kai Healy (10) during the West Coast Conference match-up between the University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University. With their win, USF completed a season sweep of Santa Clara.

USF v. Santa Clara - 2-6-16 - Darren Yamashita
Santa Clara Bronco guard K.J. Feagin (32) drives to the basket as USF Dons forward Uche Ofoegbu (2) tries to get around the screen set by Jared Brownridge (23).  Feagin led the Broncos with 23 points and 4 assists. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

Stanford v. Cal - 2-2-16 - Darren Yamashita
Stanford forward Kailee Johnson (5) rises for a shot while fending off the defense of Cal's Penina Davidson (12). The Cardinal would emerge victorious, 53-46, defeating the Golden Bears for the 15th time in their last 17 meetings. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

Cal v, Stanford - 2-2-16 - Darren Yamashita
Cal center Christine Anigwe (31) releases a shot over Stanford's Alanna Smith (11).  Anigwe led all scorers with 17 points. Stanford's 9-4 push at the start of the fourth quarter proved to be the difference, as the Cardinal won by seven points. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

Cal v. Stanford - 2-2-16 - Darren Yamashita
Stanford Cardinal Lili Thompson (1) concentrates on her defensive assignment during Stanford's Pac-12 conference game against rival Cal, played at Maples Pavilion in Stanford . To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

RAAM - 2-6-2016
BMX legend Dave Mirra was found dead last week in his truck near his North Carolina home, of an apparent suicide. Lost was an iconic BMXer, a 14-time ESPN X-Games champion, a 24-time ESPN X-Games medalist, boxer, host of MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge, an ironman triathlete and more. Mirra was also a member of the Legends of the Road, the 4-rider team that won the 2014 Race Across America bicycle race and completed their 3,000-mile, pedal-powered journey from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md. in 5 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, seek help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK. Photo credit: Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.

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Draymond Green - 2-6-16
Draymond Green's inspired and unselfish play helped turn back a serious challenge from OKC on Saturday night, in front of a celebrity-filled house.

Pete Elman

There Is No "I" 
In Team    

By Pete Elman


As I woke up this lovely, warm, spring-like Super Bowl Sunday, I realized that I could care less about the bloated corporate extravaganza that is happening 50 miles south of here. Just the sight of Roger "make my martini a double" Goodell expounding on the virtues of football was enough to make a lifetime fan upchuck. I'm not sure what was worse; his continued denial of the nightmare of CTE, or his cavalier comment that if you're a kid and not playing football, therefore you're "on the couch." As if there were no other healthy alternative. No wonder the man is vilified. He is a clueless, enabling shill for the billionaire owners, a symbol for all that is wrong with professional sport in our country.
Rather, I reflected on the much-anticipated game last night from a jacked-up, psyched-up and amped-up Oracle arena. The champs showed why they are just that. For the third time this year, the Golden State Warriors were confronted by an opponent that is actually good, a worthy foe capable of taking them down a notch. We saw what happened against Cleveland twice, and most recently, the Spurs. Were those games anomalies? Or are the Warriors simply that good, so incredibly focused on winning that no team can top them? The answers may be yes. And yes.
What we saw last night was an inspired, zen-like display of what it means to be a team. The W's, behind a beautiful and artistic display of team basketball, were able to withstand giving up a 20-point lead to an OKC team led by the unstoppable Kevin Durant. But when it came to, as Magic Johnson loved to say, "winning time," the Warriors found a way to prevail, with a brilliant three-minute flurry of team defense, ferocious rebounding, pinpoint passing and clutch shots.
A cursory look at the stats can be deceiving; a deeper look is revealing. The Splash brothers were a paltry 2-15 from beyond the arc, and the visiting Thunder shot 37 free throws to the Warriors 20. But look deeper. The W's bench outscored the visitors' subs 42-17, and their collective plus-minus was 44 to minus 16, a 60-point difference.
The first quarter started auspiciously, with OKC scoring the first nine points. But Harrison Barnes, perhaps inspired by the president referring to him as the "Senator" the other night at the White House, was effective, scoring nine of his 19 points. The much-maligned Mo Speights came up big next, pouring in 15 points in only 20 minutes, pressed into service due to Festus Ezeli's absence and Andrew Bogut's foul trouble.
But rookie coach Billy Donovan must have said something at halftime to pump up the Thunder--they turned up the defense in the third quarter and stifled the W's, who, despite only putting up 18 points after a 73-point first half, held a tenuous 14-point lead. Behind the remarkably gifted Durant, the Thunder climbed back in the game. But the bench--Speights, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala and Leandro Barbosa, dominated the Thunder reserves, offsetting the awful three-point shooting evening by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
All game I was wondering where Draymond Green was. He looked uncharacteristically tired. Had he been partying too much the night before with the celebrities who were in town for the big game? Perhaps. But when it came to winning time, Magic's Spartan protégé showed why he is an all-star and the heart and soul of his team. With the score tied at 104 with 3:35 remaining, Draymond went off--and he did this without scoring a bucket. In a flurry, Green grabbed three ferocious defensive boards, made two pretty assists, and delivered the biggest sequence of the game--maybe the season--when his team needed him. He was relentless.
With 1:17 left and the Warriors clinging to a four point lead, Green outhustled three Thunder players to snag a Curry miss, took the shot clock all the way down and somehow found Steph for a layup, giving the Warriors a six-point lead--and the victory.  It was clutch basketball at its finest. Somewhere the Magic Man is smiling. Jerry West, sitting upstairs nervously, must have been beaming with pride. I know Jim Barnett was thrilled--his post-game demeanor showed it.
The Warriors were terrific while Luke Walton kept Steve Kerr's seat warm. But now the teacher is back in the classroom, and his students are in a groove. Yes, Durant is amazing, and Russell Westbrook, although only 8-22 from the field, is an improved player. But like the Cavs, that is all the Thunder really have--two superstars. The Warriors, on the other hand, have a whole team of players, unselfish to a fault, and last night they secured a hard-fought victory that may give them the momentum they need for what could be a tough second half of the season. The target on their back got even bigger last night, but somehow I feel the Oakland team will respond.
On a day when the greatest of Raiders, Kenny Stabler, was belatedly inducted into the Hall Of Fame--a bittersweet induction, but better late than never--the Warriors brought yet another large dose of pride to the hometown fans.
Somewhere the Snake is smiling--just win, baby.
And by the way, there is no "I" in team.

Rockridge, Sunday, Feb. 7.

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. (
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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.
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San Francisco 49ers 13 vs. Arizona Cardinals 19. Nov. 29, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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

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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.


San Francisco

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


East Bay

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   


Fair Oaks

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


Foster City 

The Club House Bistro, 1221 Chess Drive  


Palo Alto 

Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real


Point Richmond

Up & Under, 2 West Richmond Avenue   


San Jose 

Bay 101 Casino, 1801 Bering Drive

Britannia Arms, 5027 Almaden Expressway

Britannia Arms, 173 West Santa Clara

Britannia Arms, 1087 De Anza Blvd.    


San Rafael 

Pete's 881, 721 Lincoln Avenue


Santa Clara

City Beach, 2911 Mead Avenue


Santa Cruz 

One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue    



Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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