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11-21-16 - USG - Kenny Karst
The new Ultimate Sports Guide is HERE and available for on-line purchase. David Bush interviews Bruce Jenkins, Andy Dolich advocates for a new NFL, Bruce Macgowan covers Stanford, Ross McKeon on the Sharks, Leland Faust weighs college polls, plus coverage and schedules for the  49ers, Raiders, Warriors, and much more. For ordering information, CLICK HERE.
Early Reviews
Your Fall/Winter edition arrived in the mail yesterday. Wow. It really is a fantastic edition. Obviously a lot of quality work went into producing this. Very impressive. Particularly enjoyed David Bush's piece on Bruce Jenkins, and all the incredible photos that accompanied the story. Great job all the way around.
--Ross McKeon, San Jose Sharks reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Such a spectacular way you handle and showcase your photographers! 
The new edition is fabulous. You nailed it again! Kudos.
--Mike Calamusa, publisher, SportStars Magazine

The BEST Bay Area sports photos --
Michael Zagaris, Ed Jay, Kenny Karst, Rich Yee, Kenneth Wong,
Ron Sellers, 
Darren Yamashita and Larry Rosa

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Monday, November 21 through Sunday, November 27
Issue No. 147

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Game Day - 3-31-16
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11-21-16 - 49ers - Michael Zagaris
Despite two fumbles -- neither of which were lost but attributable to the wet weather -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of 30 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns. The game remained close until the fourth quarter, before New England regained its scoring touch for a 30-17 win.  Photo by Michael Zagaris.

11-21-16 - 49ers - Michael Zagaris
While limited to four rushes and 32 yards, Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an elusive target. In six games this year, Kaepernick has rushed for 260 yards for an average of  7.2 yards per carry.  Photo by Michael Zagaris.

11-21-16 - 49ers - Kenny Karst
New England Patriots veteran quarterback Tom Brady (12) eludes the tackle of San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (99 - arms extended) and throws one of four touchdown passes on the afternoon to defeat the 49ers, 30-17. 

11-21-16 - 49ers - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers special teams kick returner JaCorey Shepherd (38) straight arms New England Patriots defensive back Brandon King during their game in the rain at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, Nov. 20. The Patriots would win, 30-17, on four touchdown passes by New England quarterback Tom Brady.  The Patriots improved their record to 8-2, while the 49ers dropped to 1-9 on the season.
© 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

11-21-16 - 49ers - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde had 19 carries for 86 yards against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Hyde improved from last week's performance after a nagging shoulder injury, and will face the Miami Dolphins next Sunday during a road game in Florida. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

11-21-16 - 49ers - Michael Zagaris
San Mateo 's own Tom Brady spearheaded the New England offensive with 24 completions and four touchdowns on 40 attempts, as the Patriots pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 30-17 win.  Photo by Michael Zagaris.

11-21-16 - 49ers - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers tight end Garrett Celek (88) fights for extra yards after a reception, but the 49ers' offense never found a rhythm in the second half and could not keep pace with the visiting New England Patriots. Final score: 30-17.   Photo by Michael Zagaris.

11-21-16 -  49ers - Michael Zagaris
With a 33-yard field goal in the first quarter, 49ers kicker Phil Dawson became just the 10th kicker in NFL history to convert 400 field goals during his career. Now a member of the exclusive 400 Club, Dawson has the highest field goal percentage at 84.7.
Photo by Michael Zagaris.

11-21-16 - 49ers -- Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Charlese dances in the rain at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, Nov. 20 before the game with the New England Patriots

11-21-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Kahlil Mack (52) excelled in the Silver and Black win over the Denver Broncos, 30-20, on Sunday evening, Nov. 6. Above he is shown collecting one of his two sacks on Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian. Mack now has seven sacks on the season, six in the past four games, and was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Photo by Ed Jay.

11-21-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiderettes perform during the Raiders v. Broncos game on Nov. 6.
Photo by Ed Jay.

11-21-16 Raiders - Ed Jay
Former Raiderette and celebrity chef Barbara Savage (center, front) was the subject of much interest before the start of the Raiders vs. Broncos game on Nov. 6, at which she served up 150 pounds of green chili for The Black Hole faithful. Pictured left,
Mike Hernandez. Photo by Ed Jay.

Golden State Warriors Limited Edition
Bobblehead Nights

The Golden State Warriors will host three Limited Edition Bobblehead Nights at Oracle Arena during the 2016-17 regular season. Kevin Durant Bobblehead Night is scheduled for Monday, November 28 (vs. Atlanta Hawks); Nate Thurmond Bobblehead Night is scheduled for Tuesday, December 20 (vs. Utah Jazz); and Andre Iguodala Hobby Bobblehead Night is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10 (vs. Miami Heat). The first 10,000 fans to enter on these dates will receive a Bobblehead. 

The Limited Edition Andre Iguodala Hobby Bobblehead combines two of Iguodala's passions outside of basketball -- golf and technology -- and showcases him swinging a golf club while wearing a virtual reality headset.

For more information on the Golden State Warriors 2016-17 season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, visit


11-21-16 - Stanford - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey outruns the California Golden Bears defense on a 90-yard sprint to the end zone for one of his three touchdowns on the afternoon during The Big Game, as Stanford defeated Cal, 45-31, at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Saturday, Nov. 19. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
11-21-16 - Cal - Ron Sellers
Fleet California Golden Bear wide receiver Chad Hansen (6) kicked off the Big Game with a big-time catch and sprinted 70 yards to a touchdown on the Bears' first play from scrimmage and provided a 7-0 lead over Stanford. Hansen would finish the game with seven receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns .   Photo by Ron Sellers .
11-21-16 - Cal - Ron Sellers
On a rain-soaked evening the California Golden Bears hosted the Stanford Cardinal for the 119th Big Game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. Above, Cal junior running back Tre Watson (5) scores his second touchdown, but it would not be enough, as the Cardinal pulled away, wining 45-31.   Photo by Ron Sellers .
11-21-16 - Cal - Ron Sellers
California defensive end DeVante Wilson (95) applied constant pressure and recorded a sack and tipped pass off of Stanford Cardinal quarterback Keller Chryst (10).  With Stanford's victory, they extended their Big Game win streak to seven.   Photo by Ron Sellers .
11-21-16 - Cal - Ron Sellers
California's 280-pound defense tackle James Looney (9) stops Stanford's 180-pound running back Bryce Love with a smothering bear hug. With their victory, Stanford now leads the Big Game series  62-46-11 (.567 ).  To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.  Photo by Ron Sellers .
11-21-16 - Cal - Kenny Karst
California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb throws a pass in the rain against the Stanford Cardinal during The Big Game at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Saturday, Nov. 19.  Webb completed 34 of 57 passes for 393 yards and two touchdowns, but it was not enough as the Cardinal retained the Stanford Axe for their seventh year in a row by defeating the Golden Bears, 45-31. 
11--21-16 - Stanford - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Michael Rector (3 - white) just misses a long catch in the rain as California Golden Bears cornerback Franklin Marloshawn Jr. (18) defends the play at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
11-21-16 - Stanford - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey (5) runs for a first down against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 12.  The Cardinal defeated the Ducks in the rain, 52-27, while McCaffrey had 17 carries for 135 yards and three touchdowns. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
11-21-16 - Stanford - Kenny Karst
With the Oregon marching band in the stands in the background, Stanford Cardinal quarterback Keller Chryst (10) throws a pass downfield at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Chryst had 19 completions in 26 attempts for 258 yards passing and three touchdowns, and the Cardinal defeated the Ducks, 52-27 on Saturday, Nov. 12. 
11-21-16 - Stanford - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal running back Bryce Love (20 - with ball) is forced out of bounds by Oregon Ducks defensive back Brenden Schooler (43) and defensive back Tyree Robinson (2) at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
Cal Student-Athletes
We continue a new series of regular reports on promising Cal athletes for our readers, authored by one of their very own, Nicole Henriksson. Nicole is a talented third-year double major (Political Science/American Studies) student who still finds time to excel on UC Berkeley's field hockey team and 
compile  profiles of her fellow student-athletes. 
We are sure you will enjoy them.

11-7-16 - Cal - Nicole
11-21-16 - USA Soccer - Darren Yamashita
USA forward Jessica McDonald (21) is surrounded by the Romanian defense during the international friendly between Team USA and Romania held at Avaya Stadium in San Jose on Thursday, Nov. 10. Team USA would cruise to an 8-1 victory.  To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

11-21-16 - Giants - Kenneth Wong
The fourth annual Safeway Buster Posey Baseball ProCamp, in partnership with Tide, was held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at San Francisco State University. Each camper received an autographed baseball from Buster and a team photo with Buster. Event partners included Body Armor Super Drink, Everlast, and Welch's Fruit Snacks. Photo by Kenneth Wong.

11-21-16 - Giants - Kenneth Wong
Exuberant participants learned baseball skills and enjoyed meeting and interacting with the All-Star catcher. Photo by Kenneth Wong.

11-21-16 - Giants - Kenneth Wong
Saturday's rain made the day difficult for the program and ProCamp was moved into a gym and that's when a fun part of the day started, with several kids trying to steal bases against Buster Posey!  Photo by Kenneth Wong.
11-21-16 - SF Deltas
Participants in the last Bubble Soccer of 2016, held by the San Francisco Deltas, are ready for more. The Deltas start their inaugural season in 2017. For more information, visit  Photo: SF Deltas. @sfdeltas
11-21-16 - Ron Howard
Jesus Arciniega (left) and Rod Howard participated in the Berkeley Half Marathon on Sunday morning, Nov. 20 in a steady drizzle. Not the only athlete in the family, Ron has an incentive to stay in shape as one of his daughters, Rachel Howard, is a four-year starting guard and star player (2015-16 All-WCC Honorable Mention) on the USF women's basketball team. On Friday, Nov. 25 the Lady Dons have a stern test as they face Cal's women's basketball team in Haas Pavilion at 1:00 p.m. Plan to stop by!
Photo by Laura Howard.
Sports Prep Star -- 
Jonathan Pierce
Freedom-Oakley -- Football -- Senior
In one of the best back-and-forth games of the season in the East Bay, senior quarterback Jonathan Pierce helped keep the Falcons' season perfect by leading them to a 55-35 victory at previously-unbeaten Pittsburg. Pierce's 34-yard touchdown pass to Giles Jackson was the game-winning score with 1:35 left in the contest. It was Pierce's sixth completion of the night that went for 30 yards or more. He finished with 220 yards passing, with the one touchdown and one interception.   Courtesy SportStars Magazine.
11-20-16 - Sportstars
Senior quarterback Jonathan Pierce
Question Man
Will the Raiders leave Oakland for 
Las Vegas? Why or why not?
(To participate, send your reply and a selfie to

No. The people of Las Vegas don't want the $750 million of public taxes to go towards a stadium rather than for education. Not to mention the fact that having an NFL team in Vegas, with all of the gambling and corruption of Sin City, would likely further destroy the effort of players and the NFL in their attempt to be positive role models.
It's too risky for the players possibly getting involved in crazy betting, prostitutes and the overall temptation of the Vegas experience. And most of all, Oakland losing the Raiders would be a nail in the coffin of the city's future.

Aaron Perdue, historian, Berkeley

In the football match, everything is complicated
by the presence of the other team.
~Jean-Paul Sartre
French philosopher

Monday, November 21 through Sunday, November 27
Monday, Nov 21
Oakland Raiders v. Houston Texans, 5:30 p.m.,
     Mexico City, ESPN
Golden State Warriors @ Indiana Pacers, 4 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. New Jersey Devils, 7:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. San Diego State, 8 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. Sacred Heart, 7 p.m., Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational        
UC Davis (M) BB v. Sacramento State, 5:30 p.m.
UOP (W) BB  v. UC Davis, 7 p.m.
Cal State East Bay @ Dixie State, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
San Jose Barracuda @ Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.  
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. San Jose State, 7 p.m.
UOP (M) BB v. Wyoming, 7 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB @ Holy Names, 7:30 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB @ CSU Bakersfield, 7 p.m.
SF State (W) BB v. William Jessup, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Golden State Warriors v. Los Angeles Lakers,
     7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. Oklahoma City Thunder,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Chicago Blackhawks, 7:00 p.m.  
Stockton Heat @ Ontario Reign, 7 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Troy University, 7 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. Montana State, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 24
Minnesota Viking @ Detroit Lions, 10:30 a.m., CBS
Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys,
     2:30 p.m., FOX
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts,
     5:30 p.m., NBC
Stanford (M) BB v. Miami, 11:30 a.m.,
     Advocare Invitational
Santa Clara (M) BB v. Arizona, 7:30 p.m.,
     Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational
UC Davis (M) BB v. Weber State, 9 p.m.,
     Great Alaska Shootout
Stanford (W) BB v. Northeastern, 8 a.m.,
     Cancun Challenge.
Friday, Nov. 25
Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Lakers,
     7:30 p.m., NBA
Sacramento Kings v. Houston Rockets, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. New York Islanders, 1 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Bakersfield Condors, 6 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Wyoming, 8 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. TBD, Advocare Invitational
Santa Clara (M) BB v. Vanderbilt or Butler, TBA,
     Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational
SF State (M) BB @ Holy Names University, 5 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. Northwest Nazarene,
      5:30 p.m., Mac Martin Invitational
Sonoma State (M) BB @ Dixie State, 5:30 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. Drake or Iona, TBA, 
     Great Alaska Shootout
Fresno State (M) BB @ Oregon State, 6 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. USF, 1 p.m., Cal Classic
Stanford (W) BB v. Wichita State, 8 a.m.,
     Cancun Challenge         
San Jose State (W) BB v. Hawaii, 8:30 p.m.,
     Waikiki Beach Marriott Wahine Showdown
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Boise State, 2 p.m., Hilton
     Concord Thanksgiving Classic
Santa Clara (W) BB Marquette, 4 p.m.,
     Tiger Turkey Tip-Off
UOP (W) BB v. Montana State, 6:30 p.m.,
     Tiger Turkey Tip-Off
Sacramento State (W) BB v. Hofstra, 2:05 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. Belmont, 12 noon,
     Loyola Marymount Thanksgiving Tournament
  Saturday, Nov. 26
Golden State Warriors v. Minnesota Timberwolves,
      7:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Anaheim Ducks, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Ontario Reign, 6 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Tucson Roadrunners, 6:05 p.m.
Cal Bears v. UCLA Bruins, 4 p.m.
Stanford Cardinal v. Rice Owls, 5 p.m.
San Jose State Spartans @ Fresno State Bulldogs,
     12:30 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) v. USF, 3:35 p.m., 
     EWU Basketball Classic 
SF State (M) BB @ Notre Dame de Namur
      University, 7 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. Academy of Art,
     5:30 p.m., Mac Martin Invitational
Sonoma State (M) BB @ Westminster College,
     3 p.m..
UC Davis (M) BB v. TBA, TBA, Great Alaska
Cal (W) BB TBD, (Consolation or Championship)
     1 p.m. or 3:15 p.m., Cal Classic
Stanford (W) BB v. Purdue, 10:30 a.m.,
     Cancun Challenge 
San Jose State (W) BB v. Mississippi State, 6 p.m.,
     Waikiki Beach Marriott Wahine Showdown
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Utah, 2 p.m., Hilton Concord
     Thanksgiving Classic
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Montana State, 1 p.m.,
     Tiger Turkey Tip-Off
UOP (W) BB v. Marquette, 3:30 p.m.,
     Tiger Turkey Tip-Off
USF (W) BB v. Duquesne or Western Carolina,
     TBD, Cal Classic          
Cal State East Bay (W) BB v. Dominican, 4 p.m.,
     Thanksgiving Shootout
SF State (W) BB @ Fresno Pacific University,
     2:30 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. UC Irvine, 12 noon, Loyola
     Marymount Thanksgiving Tournament
Sunday, Nov. 27
San  Francisco 49ers @ Miami Dolphins,
     10 a.m., FOX
Oakland Raiders v. Carolina Panthers,
     1:25 p.m., CBS
Tennessee Titans @ Chicago Bears,
     10 a.m., CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Buffalo Bills,
     10 a.m., CBS
Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens,
     10 a.m., CBS
Arizona Cardinals @ Atlanta Falcons,
     10 a.m., FOX
New York Giants @ Cleveland Browns, 10 a.m.,
Los Angeles Rams @ New Orleans Saints, 
     10 a.m., FOX
San Diego Chargers @ Houston Texas,
     10 a.m., CBS
Seattle Seahawks @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
     1:05 p.m., FOX
Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos,
     1:25 p.m., CBS
New England  Patriots @ New York Jets,
     5:30 p.m., NBC
Sacramento Kings @ Brooklyn Nets, 3 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Tucson Roadrunners,
     3:05 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Southeastern Louisiana, 5 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. TBD, Advocare Invitational
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. UAB, 2 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Eastern Washington, 6:05 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB @ Washington State,
     3 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) v. Denver, 12:05 p.m.,
     EWU Basketball Classic       
San Jose State (W) BB v. Oregon, 5 p.m., Waikiki
     Beach Marriott Wahine Showdown
Cal State East Bay (W) BB v. Academy of Art, 
     4 p.m., Thanksgiving Shootout
UC Davis (W) BB v. Hofstra, 1 p.m.
Golf Tournaments

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
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(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: 95.7 FM The Game
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
11-21-16 - Hotel Durant
11-21-16 -- Rachel Brown - Ed Jay
Rachel Brown -- Long Time Raiders Fan
My name is Rachel Brown and I am a die-hard fan of the Oakland Raiders!
I am a native of Southern California and was born in Los Angeles. My entire childhood was spent between Pasadena and Claremont, where each of my parents lived after their divorce.  I joined the US Army when I was 19 years old and served honorably as a combat medic/medical specialist. I am a service-connected disabled veteran who to this day continues to live by the soldier's code of honor.  I am a single parent mother of three daughters and the grandmother of two.  I presently work for the Oakland Fire Department and I am an EMD and fire communications shift supervisor.
I am an Oakland Raiders season ticket holder and presently have 15 seats -- which still is not enough.  I became a Raider fan at an early age, simply because some of my family members are Raiders fans, my uncle being one of the most devoted I know. But I didn't become a die-hard Raiders fan until I was stationed at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center just outside of Denver, Colorado, in 1988. 
John Elway was the Denver Broncos quarterback and the base civilians rammed Elway down my throat morning, noon and night. They had Denver Broncos memorabilia everywhere you looked. Elway was on TV and radio daily with his own sports shows and owned local car dealerships. Denver residents were even buying Ford Broncos and painting them blue and orange. I couldn't wait to go home on leave and bring back something Raiders to put up in my barracks window! And a die-hard fan was born.
Being the sole provider for my family, for many years I couldn't afford season tickets so I supported [the team] to the best of my ability while working two jobs and raising my daughters. As my girls got older, more opportunities to do things began to open up. Then my uncle's wife became ill with cancer and passed away and my beloved uncle was heartbroken and mourning.  So I purchased my first pair of season tickets in the Black Hole to try to give him something else to think about... and my life has never been the same. Now, several years later Raider Nation has become family to me also.
A few years ago I started a group called "Dem Raider Girlz" for female Raider fans to come together and support our team. My goal when creating the group was to network with other female fans locally and afar so that we can come together and share our passion for the men wearing Silver & Black.
Over the years the group has done some wonderful charitable events for Children's Hospital of Oakland, Ronald McDonald House, MADD, Fans Against Violence, various veterans organizations, battered women's organizations and various children's organizations. To date, we have members all over the country and even have members abroad, from places as far as Australia and Great Britain and have grown to over 400 strong and still growing all the time.
I was recently inducted into the Pro Football Ultimate Fan Association (PFUFA) which was a great honor.  I hope that I can continue to bring fans together and tear down the walls between opposing fans, making game day experiences more pleasurable for everyone.
I try to help people whenever I am able, in any way I am able. But that really isn't a football thing... it's a human thing. 
Rachel Brown is among a number of Oakland Raiders fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games. Photos by Ed Jay.  

10-31-16 - Michael Zagaris

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San Francisco 49ers & Oakland Raiders Schedules

San Francisco 49ers Preseason Schedule
Date                       Opponent                        Time          TV
Sun., Aug. 14       Houston Texans            4 p.m.     KPIX 5
Sat., Aug. 20        @ Denver Broncos       6 p.m.     KPIX 5
Fri,, Aug. 26          Green Bay Packers      7 p.m.     KPIX 5
Thur., Sep. 1         @ San Diego Chargers    7 p.m.     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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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

Alameda Island Brewing Company, 1716 Park Street, Alameda

Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley

Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda

City Beach, 4020 Technology Place, Fremont

The Cooler, 1517 East 14th Street, San Leandro

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 Sports Pub, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro  

Evie's, 7138 Village Parkway, Dublin

Faction Brewing, 2501 Monarch Street, Alameda

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



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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