A handy list of photo albums and games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and their dates and 
times and a Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse
Monday, Apr. 18 through Sunday, Apr. 24, 2016
Issue No. 116

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SF FlameThrowers - No. 1
The fastest growing professional sport in America, Ultimate Frisbee, is now in Oakland! See the best in the world play a fast-paced, exciting game of non-stop action. The Bay Area's team, The San Francisco FlameThrowers, have a roster full of stars and remain undefeated in the early season at 4-0. Catch our next game on Saturday, April 23 when we host the San Diego Growlers at the Laney College football field, just blocks from Lake Merritt and BART. Go to for our 2016 season schedule and tickets!

Henry's Logo - 3-31-16
Berkeley's Best

Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
Golden State Warriors,  S an Francisco Giants, Oakland A's, San Francisco 49ers,  Oakland Raiders, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 
San Francisco FlameThrowers, 
San Jose Barracuda v. Stockton Heat, 
Race Across America

Sports Today Photographer Rich Yee

Weekly Sports Calendar

NFL's Glowing Future Is Marred by
Existential Threat
By Leigh Steinberg

UC Davis Aggies Women's Softball:
Home-Heavy Schedule Featured in Coach Thorpe's Second Season
By Eric Bankston

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Concern over the sprained right ankle of the NBA's best player, Steph Curry, has Golden State Warriors fans on the edge of their seats. After twisting his ankle in the second quarter in their opening playoff game versus the Houston Rockets, Curry returned in the third quarter but was quickly pulled and sat the rest of the game, having already scored 24 points. His status for Monday's second contest with Houston remains questionable and his likely replacement is guard Shaun Livingston.
Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. at Oracle Arena. Photo by Rich Yee.

Game Day - 3-31-16
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SF Giants - Joe Panik - 4-18-16 - Rich Yee
San Francisco Giants second baseman, Joe Panik (12), supplied the offense on Sunday evening in Los Angeles, hitting a home run for the Giants' only run in their 3-1 loss to the Los Angles Dodgers. On Opening Day at AT&T Park on April 7 (above), Panik was even more effective versus the Dodgers, scoring three runs and accounting for three RBIs with three hits. The Giants would win going away, 12-6. Photo by Rich Yee.

Chris Bassitt - 4-18-16 - Michael Zagaris
While not awarded the win in Oakland's 3-2 victory over Kansas City on Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum, starting pitcher Chris Bassitt kept the A's in the game, limited the Royals to five hits, two runs and two walks over seven innings. Bassitt struck out five and threw a career-high 114 pitches. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

A's royalty - 4-18-16 - Michael Zagaris
A's royalty gathered last Friday on Jackie Robinson night, as the Oakland A's played host to the Kansas City Royals. Left to right,  Johnny Lee "Blue Moon" Odom,  Vida Blue, Rickey Henderson, guest and Dave Stewart. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

Quentin Dial - 4-18-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Quinton Dial, seen here last December against the Cincinnati Bengals, is a fifth-year starter from the University of Alabama and will anchor the Niners' pass rush attack for the 2016 NFL season. Their first preseason game will be at Levi's Stadium against the Houston Texans during the second week of August (date/time TBD). (Schedule is below.) Coming up is the NFL Draft on
 April 28-30. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Oakland Raiders - Ed Jay
Striving for their first winning season since 2002, the Oakland Raiders open the regular season in the Superdome, versus the New Orleans Saints, and finish the year at Mile High Stadium versus the Denver Broncos on New Year's Day, Jan. 1. Mid-season, Nov. 21, they meet the Houston Texans in Mexico City on Monday Night Football. (Schedule is below.) Coming up is the NFL Draft on April 28-30. Photo by Ed Jay.

Mazda -- 4-18-16 - Kenny Karst
The No. 17 Porsche 911 RSR of Team Falken Tire, with drivers Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers, powers through the famed Corkscrew turns at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the 2015 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix. This year's three-day racing weekend is April 29 through May 1. Tickets and further information are at Photo by Kenny Karst.

Madza Raceway - 4-18-16 - Kenny Karst
A Team Falken Tire girl poses in the racing pits at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the 2015 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix. The 2016 event is scheduled less than two weeks away from April 29 through May 1. For tickets and further information, visit Photo by Kenny Karst.

FlameThrowers - 4-18-16 - Darren Yamashita
Byron Liu (21) of the San Francisco FlameThrowers knocks down a pass intended for Ethan Falat (31) of the San Jose Spiders on Saturday night at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. The FlameThrowers remained undefeated with the 32-27 win over the host Spiders.
Photo by Darren Yamashita.

SF FlameThrowers - 4-18-16 - Darren Yamashita
Clay Miller (11) of the San Francisco FlameThrowers reaches out for a score during the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) match up against the rival San Jose Spiders.

FlameThrowers - 4-18-16 - Darren Yamashita
Marcelo Sanchez (22) gets behind the San Jose Spiders defense for a fourth quarter score as the San Francisco FlameThrowers remain undefeated at 4-0. The FlameThrowers next play host to the San Diego Growlers on Saturday evening, April 23, at Laney Field in Oakland. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

San Jose Barracuda - 4-18-16 - Jack Lima
The San Jose Barracuda clinched the final playoff spot in the Western Conference on the final day of the AHL regular season on Sunday after a 6-0 victory in the second of back-to-back games over the visiting Stockton Heat at SAP Center. Barracuda goalie Aaron Dell (above) made 41 saves in net for the win. Photo by Jack Lima.

San Jose Barracuda - 4-18-16 - Jack Lima
Stockton Heat goalie Nick Schneider makes a save during second period action in a loss to the San Jose Barracuda on Sunday afternoon. The Barracuda will host the top-seeded Ontario Reign (the Los Angeles Kings' AHL affiliate) in Game 1 of the Pacific Division Semifinals on Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at SAP Center. Photo by Jack Lima.

Stockton Heat - 4-16-1 - Jack Lima
In their first of back-to-back games, Kenny Agostino of the Stockton Heat (sitting) celebrates his third period goal, tying their game versus the visiting San Jose Barracuda at 4-4 on Saturday night. Another third period Heat goal would push their lead to 5-4, resulting in a victory.  Photo by Jack Lima.

Stockton Heat - 4-16-16 - Jack Lima
The Stockton Heat survived a dramatic, last minute rush by the San Jose Barracuda to preserve their win on Saturday. (Notice the puck in front of the Heat net.)

RAAM - 4-18-16 - Vic
Racer Adam Bickett has withdrawn from this year's Race Across America (RAAM) race. Bickett was the come-from-behind story in last year's race, finishing the 3,000-mile coast-to-coast race in an 8th place finish (10 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes) after having stopped for over 36 hours in Colorado with lung issues. The Californian had entered RAAM 2016 as one of the favorites but recently withdrew to join the Monster Media Ultra Racing 4-rider relay team in the Race Across the West (RAW), the shorter version of RAAM (848 miles) that starts at the same time but finishes in Durango, Colorado.
Photo credit: Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.

Peyton Mannning - 4-18-16 - Rich Yee
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Photo by Rich Yee.

Rich Yee - 4-18-16

Sports Today Photographer
Rich Yee

Each edition of Sports Today carries images from some of today's most accomplished photographers and we are privileged to share their work with you on a weekly basis. These photographers include Michael Zagaris, Ed Jay, Kenny Karst, Rich Yee, Kenneth Wong, Ron Sellers, Darren Yamashita and Larry Rosa.
The above image is provided by San Francisco native Rich Yee, who has been actively photographing for nearly 40 years. In addition to shooting sports, he has extensive experience shooting concerts, weddings, travel and fashion. As an Ultimate Sports Guide photographer he has covered the San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors, San Jose Sharks, Sacramento Kings and Stanford and Cal sports, to name a few.
When not behind the camera, Rich enjoys working on his rare coin collection and on his extensive autograph collection, which includes Presidents, Munchkins and Elvis. Rich can be reached at

~Erma Bombeck
American humorist

Monday, Apr. 18
Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets,
     7:30 p.m. (Playoffs)
San Jose Sharks v. Los Angeles Kings, 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco Giants v. Arizona Diamondbacks,
     7:15 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Lake Elsinore Storm, 6 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Salt Lake Bees,
     12:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Oklahoma City RedHawks,
     7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Visalia Rawhide, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 19
San Francisco Giants v. Arizona Diamondbacks,
     7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ New York Yankees, 4:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Lake Elsinore Storm, 6 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     7:35 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Visalia Rawhide, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 20
San Jose Sharks v. Los Angeles Kings, 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco Giants v. Arizona Diamondbacks,
     7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ New York Yankees, 4:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Lake Elsinore Storm, 6 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     12:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Visalia Rawhide, 6 p.m.
  Thursday, Apr. 21
Golden State Warriors @ Houston Rockets,
     6:30 p.m. (Playoffs)
San Francisco Giants v. Arizona Diamondbacks,
     12:45 p.m.
Oakland A's @ New York Yankees, 4:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Modesto Nuts, 7 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     7:35 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Inland Empire 66ers, 7:10 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 22
San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings, TBD,
San Francisco Giants v. Miami Marlins, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Toronto Blue Jays, 4:07 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Ontario Reign, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Modesto Nuts, 7 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     7:35 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Inland Empire 66ers, 7:10 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 23
San Francisco Giants v. Miami Marlins, 6:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Toronto Blue Jays, 10:07 a.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Ontario Reign, 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco FlameThrowers v. San Diego
     Growlers, 6 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Modesto Nuts, 5 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Tacoma Rainiers,
     5:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. New Orleans Zephyrs,
     6:35 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Inland Empire 66ers, 7:10 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC v. Saint Louis FC,
     7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 24
Golden State Warriors @ Houston Rockets,
     12:30 p.m. (Playoffs)
San Jose Sharks v. Los Angeles Kings, TBD,
San Francisco Giants v. Miami Marlins, 1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Toronto Blue Jays, 10:07 a.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. Sporting Kansas City,
     12:30 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Modesto Nuts, 1 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Tacoma Rainiers,
     1:35 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. New Orleans Zephyrs,
     2:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Inland Empire 66ers, 2:09 p.m.
Golf Tournaments
7th Annual Bogey Bash, The Hill Course @
    Castlewood Country Club, Monday, May 9.

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) -- Class A
      Advanced Affiliate, California League
Stockton Ports (Oakland A's) -- Class A
     Advanced Affiliate,  California League
(BB): Basketball
(M): Men
(W): Women

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,  KFOX
     102.1/98.5 FM
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
Hotel Durant - 4-18-16  
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Without effective corrective measures in place shortly, the NFL is in danger of becoming a gladiator sport.
Leigh Steinberg - chart
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease that results in behaviors similar to Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Leigh Steinberg

When I began my career in 1975 by representing the first pick in the NFL Draft, Cal QB Steve Bartkowski, who had been a resident in a dorm at Cal when I was dorm counselor, the National Football League had little resemblance to the league today.
There was no guaranteed right of representation for players. Teams made $2 million as their share of the national television contract. The two expansion franchises that came into the league in 1976 had a purchase price of $16.5 million. There was no internet, just three national television networks and a few independents. Teams ran on first down, ran on second down, and sometimes passed on third down. A large offensive tackle weighed 250 pounds, and there were productive defensive ends that played at 220.
Today, not only is the NFL the most popular professional sport -- it dominates American culture. Nighttime NFL football often represents half of the top 10 Nielsen-rated shows, making it the most watched form of televised entertainment.
Teams cashed a check last summer, primarily from national TV revenue, of $226 million. The Dallas Cowboys are valued at $4 billion. Forty-five million people play fantasy football per week. State-of-the-art stadiums have luxury boxes, premium seating, jumbo scoreboards, signage, wi-fi, naming rights and multiple ancillary revenue streams. Merchandise and memorabilia sell out.
It is hard to find an offensive tackle who weighs less than 300 pounds. In 2001 I represented OT Leonard Davis, who weighed 370. Players use modern training techniques to get bigger, stronger and faster.
Is there anything that can derail the love affair between the American public and the NFL? Television revenue is likely to continue to grow. Networks use a league package to promote their Monday-through-Friday prime-time programming, which is where they generate profit. They bid loss-leader economics, paying more for rights fees than they recoup in advertising, but their prime-time viewership soars and the bottom-line valuation of the network is helped. Football is one of the only television programs that need to be watched live. Taking the chance that no one will tell you the score is risky, so advertisers get reliability. Every time pundits complain about over saturation, the public flocks to the new night of football.
The ability to enjoy football content on every platform of content supply will expand. A new app called DeskSite allows a fan to pick his favorite team and watch 30 hours of high-definition highlights, features, interviews and commentary just as if he were living in that city. Advances in virtual reality will allow fans to watch games as if they were in the middle of the action. Someone will develop a chair for home use that allows the user to dial up virtual experiences and feel the thrill of running for a touchdown or sacking the quarterback. Three-dimensional television will enhance the viewing experience.
Every new stadium enhances revenue. I proposed a monitor in front of each seat to deal with multitasking fans who get restless. Down one side would run gambling bets, down the other, fantasy players. It would have a texting capacity so fans could talk smack to other fans in or out of the stadium. The fans could vote on one play call that the coach would have to run, and one referee call reversal. By touching the monitor, fans could order from the snack bar. They could also play games, puzzles, quizzes -- for a fee. They could buy merchandise on the screen. They could view other games.
I envision "SportsTowns," a Disneyland of sports-themed virtual-reality rides, with a West Coast NFL Hall of Fame and shops and hotels. It would all be built near stadiums to maximize traffic. This would offset the white-elephant status of a multibillion-dollar stadium that hosts 10 home games.
Amid this glowing future simmers a ticking time bomb, an existential threat that can alter professional football: it is the specter of concussion damage leading to dementia. I held the first Concussion/Player Safety Conference in 1994, bringing neurologists in to talk to players. We issued a White Paper with specific recommendations and sent it to teams. Nothing changed.
In 2007 we held a second conference with the Concussion Institute. Their neurologists reported that three or more concussions lead to an exponentially higher rate of Alzheimer's, ALS, Parkinson's disease, premature senility, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and depression. I called it an undiagnosed health epidemic.
Diagnosed concussions may represent but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the scope of the damage. Many believe that every time an offensive lineman hits a defensive lineman it produces a low level subconcussive event. That means that an offensive lineman who played high-school, collegiate and professional football could retire after 10 years in the NFL with 10,000 subconcussive hits, none of which have been diagnosed or which he is aware of. The aggregate of these hits will almost certainly do some of the same brain damage as three knockout blows.
If 50 percent of the mothers in this country are aware of these facts and tell their teenage boys, "You can play any sport, but not tackle football," it won't kill football, but it will change the socioeconomics. Only the economically challenged athletes who currently box or compete in ultimate fighting will play football, knowing the risk but needing it for economic opportunity. It will become a gladiator sport. A pro sport relies on youth, high-school and college participation by large numbers of athletes to keep its fan base healthy. This could create a gradual erosion.
There are ways to make football safer. Not having kids play tackle football until high school is a first step. The young brain is at much higher risk for damage than the brain of an older athlete. Coach June Jones initiated a no-contact policy during training camp and practices when he coached the Atlanta Falcons in 1994 and continued with the San Diego Chargers and the University of Hawaii. He reported a dramatic drop-off in concussions and other injuries, and in his last year at Hawaii, the team was the only undefeated team in Division I football. The Ivy League will try this concept this year. It could be adopted for the NFL.
The current helmet only protects against skull fracture. There is now a profit incentive in producing better equipment. Tate Technology has a helmet that employs coil and compression to displace the energy field as it hits the helmet. The firm has reduced a hit's effects in testing by 50 percent and believes it can do even better. New diagnostic techniques to spot lower-level concussive hits on the sidelines are being developed. A spray called Prevacus administered at the time of a hit has been shown to reduce brain swelling. Science and engineering will produce neutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals that can be helpful. Different modalities and treatments are being developed that can help with the brain damage.
I love football and believe it imparts critical values and life skills. The NFL has to commit to helping in the research and development that can make the game safer so it can be enjoyed for years to come.
Leigh Steinberg is an American sports agent who has represented over 300 professional athletes, including the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft a record eight times. Steinberg was later credited as the real life inspiration of the sports agent from Cameron Crowe's film, Jerry Maguire, in 1996.

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Biletnikoff - 4-16-16  
Each year, an amazing group of celebrities and vendors attend the Fred Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Invitational and this year is no exception! Below you'll find the first of several previews of the guests who will be joining us on
  May 2nd at Ruby Hill Golf Club.
Celebrity guests include: Daryl Lamonica, Charlie Joiner, Cliff Branch
and Mervyn Fernandez.
We hope you will join us at the historic and beautiful Ruby Hill Golf Club for a fun and memorable day with Hall-of-Famers, Oakland Raiders, actors, musicians, entertainers and comedians in support of a great cause. We hope to see you in attendance this year!

Click here to register for the Fred Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Invitational benefiting the Biletnikoff FoundationIf you have any questions about the registration process,
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UC Davis - 4-16-16
Second-year UC Davis Aggies coach Erin Thorpe (right) has a much more favorable schedule for her team this year. Photo by Wayne Tilcock.
Home-Heavy Schedule Featured in Coach Thorpe's Second Season

Eric Bankston Assistant Director, Athletics Communications

In her first year at the helm of UC Davis women's softball, former Boise State head coach Erin Thorpe wanted to establish a new identity and culture for her program. Arriving to Davis after building Boise State's softball program from the ground up, Thorpe's mission was a successful one.
With her first recruiting class ready to take the diamond this season, and 15 returning letterwinners prepared to help the team continue to grow and evolve, there is good reason why Aggie softball fans are excited about the 2016 season.
To help UC Davis reach its desired goals, Thorpe brought in coach Christina Byrne, who was the head softball coach at San Francisco State for eight seasons. Thorpe knows Byrne's experience is vital in helping the program succeed.
"She's been in the game for a very long time and she's bringing a lot of expertise," Thorpe said of her new assistant. "She does things that other coaches are not proficient in so we're really excited to have her." 
In order to produce the desired results on the diamond, and in the classroom, year-two of the Erin Thorpe era features a home-heavy schedule that includes four home tournaments and 31 games at La Rue Field. The 2016 slate also features two road tournaments, and games against six teams that competed in last year's NCAA playoffs when UC Davis released its 2016 schedule.
"Last year we were home for only 13 games and it's really difficult to be students when you're away so much," Thorpe said. "This year is huge in that we can keep them in school longer and have home-field advantage."
For the UC Davis Aggies women's softball season schedule, visit

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San Francisco 49ers Preseason Schedule
Date                       Opponent                        Time          TV
Aug. 11th-15th     Houston Texans            TBD        KPIX 5
Aug. 18th-22nd    @ Denver Broncos       TBD        KPIX 5
Aug. 25th-28th     Green Bay Packers       TBD        KPIX 5
Thurs., Sept. 1      San Diego Chargers    TBD        KPIX 5
San Francisco 49ers Season Schedule
Week      Date         Opponent                        Time           TV
1   Mon., Sept. 12   Los Angeles Rams     7:20 p.m.   ESPN
2   Sun., Sept.  18  @ Carolina Panthers   10 a.m.      FOX
3   Sun, Sept. 25    @ Seattle Seahawks   1:05 p.m.   FOX
4   Sun., Oct. 2        Dallas Cowboys           1:25 p.m.   FOX
5   Thurs., Oct. 6     Arizona Cardinals         5:25 p.m.  
6*  Sun., Oct. 16    @ Buffalo Bills                10 a.m.       FOX
7*  Sun., Oct. 23    Tampa Bay Bucs             1:05 p.m.   FOX
8*  Sun., Oct. 30    BYE Week
9*  Sun., Nov. 6     New Orleans Saints        1:05 p.m.   FOX
10*  Sun., Nov. 13   @ Arizona Cardinals    1:25 p.m.   FOX
11*  Sun., Nov. 20   New England Patriots   1:25 p.m.   CBS
12*  Sun., Nov. 27   @ Miami Dolphins         10 a.m.      FOX
13*  Sun., Dec. 4     @ Chicago Bears          10 a.m.      FOX
14*  Sun., Dec. 11   New York Jets                1:05 p.m.   CBS
15*  Sun., Dec. 18   @ Atlanta Falcons        1:05 p.m.   FOX
16    Sat., Dec. 24    @ Los Angeles Rams  1:25 p.m.   FOX
17*   Sun., Jan. 1     Seattle Seahawks         1:25 p.m.   FOX
 All times Pacific
*  Beginning with Week 6 and excluding Week 16, 49ers kickoff times are eligible to be "flexed" into the Sunday-night window.
Oakland Raiders Preseason Schedule
Date                     Opponent                        Time        TV
Fri., Aug. 12        @ Arizona Cardinals     7 p.m.   KTVU/KICU
Thurs., Aug. 18   @ Green Bay Packers   5 p.m.   KTVU/KICU
Sat., Aug. 27        Tennessee Titans           5 p.m.   CBS
Thurs., Sept. 1     Seattle Seahawks          7 p.m.   KTVU/KICU

Oakland Raiders Season Schedule
Week      Date        Opponent                          Time            TV         
1   Sun., Sept. 11   @ New Orleans Saints   10 a.m.        FOX
2   Sun., Sept. 18    Atlanta Falcons                1:25 p.m.    CBS
3   Sun., Sept. 25   @ Tennessee Titans       10 a.m.       CBS
4   Sun., Oct. 2      @ Baltimore Ravens         10 a.m.       CBS
5*  Sun., Oct. 9      San Diego Chargers         1:25 p.m.    CBS
6*  Sun., Oct. 16   Kansas City Chiefs             1:05 p.m.    CBS
7*  Sun., Oct. 23   @ Jacksonville Jaguars     10 a.m.      CBS
8*  Sun., Oct. 30   @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 a.m.     CBS
9*  Sun., Nov. 6     Denver Broncos                   5:30 p.m.   NBC
10*   BYE Week
11*   Mon., Nov. 21  Houston Tex. (Mex. City)   5:30 p.m. ESPN
12*   Sun., Nov. 27   Carolina Panthers           1:25 p.m.    CBS
13*   Sun., Dec. 4     Buffalo Bills                       1:05 p.m.    CBS
14*   Thurs., Dec. 8  @ Kansas City Chiefs      5:25 p.m.
15*  Sun., Dec. 18   @ San Diego Chargers  1:25 p.m.    CBS
16    Sat., Dec. 24     Indianapolis Colts           1:05 p.m.    CBS
17    Sun., Jan. 1      @ Denver Broncos          1:25 p.m.    CBS
All times Pacific
* Subject to change due to flexible scheduling.

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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

Henry's Sports Bar & GastroPub / Hotel Durant, Berkeley

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



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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    



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