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12-5-16 - 49ers - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers players try to keep warm on the sidelines as the Chicago Bears would maul the 49ers in a snowstorm on Soldier Field in Chicago, 26-6. The loss extended the 49ers losing streak to 11, a franchise record. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

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49ers running back Carlos Hyde fell 8 yards short of gaining 100 yards, with 20 carries for 92 yards and a 4.6 average, but could not reach the end zone. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

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With only five carries for 20 yards, 49ers running back Shaun Draughn (24) had limited success on the slippery and snow-laden field.  The 49ers return home on Sunday to face the New York Jets at 1:05 p.m. on CBS Photo by Michael Zagaris.

12-5-16 - 49ers - Kenny Karst
The San Francisco Gold Rush cheerleaders dance in the rain at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara before the 49ers' game with the New England Patriots on Sunday, November 20. 

12-5-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
With the pinkie on his throwing hand bandaged from the injury incurred during last week's Carolina Panthers game, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr led his team to another come-from-behind victory. At one time the Raiders outscored the Buffalo Bills, 29-0, representing the largest comeback victory in 16 years. Final score: Raiders 38, Bills 24. The Raiders' total victories, now standing at 10, match the combined wins of the previous
two seasons. Photo by Ed Jay.

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Oakland Raiders running back Latavius "Tay Train" Murray was at full throttle and scores one of his two touchdowns of the game. Murray now has 11 touchdowns for the season. Photo by Ed Jay.

12-5-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (85) catches a pass from quarterback Derek Carr for a 37-yard touchdown run. While limited to just two catches, Coopers' average was 29.5 yards per reception. Photo by Ed Jay.

12-5-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
The Oakland Raiders outstanding defensive end, Kahlil Mack (52, on the ground, holding the ball), continued to be a disruptive force in yesterday's game. Above Mack strip sacks Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5, center) and recovers the fumble. Also in the backfield was Raiders linebacker Perry Riley (54, right).   Photo by Ed Jay.

12-5-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
The Oakland Raiderettes announced their award winners for the 2016 season. Rookie of the Year, Shamekia (left); Raiderette of the Year, Cassie (center); 
Dancer of the Year, Morgan. Photo by Ed Jay.

12-5-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
Guns were evident in the Black Hole during yesterday's game... Photo by Ed Jay.

12-5-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
Racheal (left), Eric Barnhart (center) and Endy Rivas enjoyed fine journalism in the Black Hole. Both Eric and Endy have been profiled in the ongoing series of Raider fans stories in this newsletter. Photo by Ed Jay.

Oakland A's President Dave Kaval

12-5-16 - A's
Meet with Oakland A's President Dave Kaval during office hours. The newly appointed Oakland A's President Dave Kaval will hold his first office hours on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fans can meet with Dave individually or in groups. All fans are invited to attend, which will take place at the Coliseum in the Bar & Grille. Fans may enter through the suite entrance glass doors on the Coliseum's west side plaza. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and parking is free. Enter via 66th Avenue.
San Jose Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks

12-5-16 - Sharks - Rich Yee
 Sharks winger Mikkel Boedker draws defensive attention of Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (19) and Patrick Kane (88) during San Jose's 2-1 win on Nov. 23 at SAP Center. San Jose held Chicago's two best players off the scoreboard with a combined two shots to continue a recent trend of stingy defense. The first-place Sharks take a streak of having won six of seven games into Wednesday's visit by Ottawa. The Sharks have allowed two or fewer goals in six of those seven outings.  Photo by Rich Yee.
Pac-12 Washington Huskies vs. Colorado Buffaloes: 2016 Pac-12 Championship

12-5-16 - Pac-12 - Kenny Karst
  Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Browning (3, left) was 9 of 24 passing for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the 2016 Pac-12 Championship game on Friday, December 2 against the Colorado Buffaloes at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, while running back Myles Gaskin (9) had 29 carries for 159 yards. The College Football Playoffs on Saturday, December 31 will pit #4 Washington against #1 Alabama in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, and #3 Ohio State against #2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. The winners play for the National Championship on Monday, January 9 in Tampa, Florida. 

12-5-16 - Pac-12 - Kenny Karst
  Colorado quarterback Steven Montez (12) runs out of the pocket from the pass rush of Washington outside linebacker Psalm Wooching (28) during the 2016 Pac-12 Championship game at Levi's Stadium on Friday, December 2. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

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  Washington Huskies wide receiver John Ross (1) runs after the catch as Colorado inside linebacker Ryan Severson (30) pursues the play during the 2016 Pac-12 Championship game. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

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 Colorado tailback Kyle Evans (21) is brought down on a shoestring tackle by Washington linebacker DJ Beavers (15) during the 2016 Pac-12 Championship game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Friday, December 2. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
Cal vs. USC, 2016 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

12-5-16 - Cal - Darren Yamashita
  Cal  vs. USC water polo championship game, Sunday, Dec. 4 at Spieker Aquatics Complex on the UC Berkeley campus - Cal's sophomore Johnny Hooper (17) rises out of the water to draw the defense of USC's Blake Edwards (12). Hooper scored two goals as the Bears upset the top-ranked Trojans to win the 2016 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship. 
12-5-16 - Cal - Darren Yamashita
  Cal Bear and USA Olympian Luca Cupido (6) fires a shot on goal while USC's Edwards (12) and Mihajlo Milicevic (5) look for a block. Photo by Darren Yamashita.
12-5-16 - Cal - Darren Yamashita
  Cal fans join the team in the pool after the Bears' 11-8 overtime upset of #1 USC. Cal is now the 2016 NCAA Men's Water Polo Champion for the 14th time in the program's history. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
USC vs. Harvard

12-5-16 - Cal - Darren Yamashita
  USC's Mitch Embrey (10) takes a shot on goal during their semi-final match against Harvard.  The Trojans cruised past the Crimson, 19-4. Photo by Darren Yamashita.
Stanford Cardinal vs. Rice Owls

12--5-16 - Stanford - Kenny Karst
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) hurdles over linemen as Rice safety J.P. Thompson (10) pursues the play at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, November 26 during Stanford's regular season finale, resulting in a 41-17 victory for the Cardinal. #18 Stanford will now play the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Sun Bowl on Friday, December 30 in
12-5-16 - Stanford - Kenny Karst
Stanford running back Bryce Love (20) receives a block from offensive tackle David Bright (64) on Rice defensive end Brian Woman (44) and runs 50 yards down the sideline for a third quarter touchdown on Saturday, November 26 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto.
12-5-16 - Buster Posey - 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. Buster clearly enjoyed his rapport with the young participants. Event partners included Body Armor Super Drink, Everlast, and Welch's Fruit Snacks. Photo by Kenneth Wong.
12-5-16 - HoodSlam - Rich Yee.
More wild theatrics returned to the Oakland Metro Operahouse on Friday night as HoodSlam, an event filled with live-action and hellish battles as warrior after warrior takes to the ring, left fans thoroughly agape and entertained. Above, Drugs Bunny lands a kick to the back of Brian Cage's head. Photo by Rich Yee.
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Fan favorite Drugs Bunny takes his match into the crowd and asks for the fate of his stunned opponent. Photo by Rich Yee.
12-5-16 - HoodSlam - Rich Yee
The one and only Shotzi Blackhart is transformed into Pizza Cat. Photo by Rich Yee.
12-5-16 - HoodSlam - Rich Yee
The crazy clown, Joe Killmeister smiles at the crowd. Produced by the engaging and award-winning impresario, A.J. Kirsch, HoodSlam's next major event is 80s for the Ladies -- Rock til You Drop, Rock Rock Never Stop, on Friday, Nov. 18. For more information, visit To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and
be sure  to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.
12-5-16 - SF Deltas
The San Francisco Deltas recently celebrated their one year anniversay and look forward to February of 2017 when they will play their inaugural match against the San Jose Earthquakes. For more information, visit  Photo: SF Deltas. @sfdeltas
Sports Prep Star -- 
Jacqueline DiSanto
Menlo-Atherton -- Atherton -- Volleyball -- Senior
Jacqueline DiSanto helped put the Menlo-Atherton Bears back in the CIF Division I State final by posting 15 kills, 14 digs, three aces and going 15 of 16 on serve receives in a 3-1 victory over Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills in the Northern Regional championship on Nov. 27. The big night pushed the Michigan-bound hitter's season totals to 423 kills, 438 digs and 70 aces. Courtesy SportStars Magazine.
12-5-16 - Sports Stars
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Question Man
Will the Raiders leave Oakland for 
Las Vegas? Why or why not?
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12-5-16 - Jeff Simon
Jeff Simon

Recently a friend tried to buy season tickets for the Raiders. Much to his amazement (and chagrin) there were none available. For the first time ever the Raiders have sold out their season ticket allotment.
I don't think the Raiders will move to Las Vegas. More and more money is coming into Oakland, in the form of tax revenue, as businesses can no longer afford San Francisco and the Peninsula.  Willing to play ball now, the Oakland City Council just recently came up with a proposal that Mark Davis has to seriously consider. And having the first winning season in 14 years should, at long last, give the team decent leverage. And besides, "Las Vegas Raiders" just does not roll off the tongue.
Jeff Simon, wine buyer, Belmont Wine Exchange, Hayward (Photo: Chloe Satterlee)
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Golden State Warriors      5/7
Cleveland Cavaliers            3/1
San Antonio Spurs   10/1
L.A.   Clippers           12/1
Memphis Grizzlies  40/1
Atlanta Hawks         50/1
Boston Celtics          50/1
Chicago Bulls           50/1
Houston Rockets    50/1
Toronto Raptors     50/1
Charlotte Hornets  65/1
Oklahoma City Thunder   80/1
Utah Jazz      80/1
Indiana Pacers        100/1
Portland Blazers     100/1
New York Knicks     125/1
Detroit Pistons        200/1
Miami Heat     200/1
Washington Wizards     200/1
Los Angeles Lakers    250/1
Milwaukee Bucks   250/1
Minnesota T. Wolves     300/1
Denver Nuggets      325/1
Orlando Magic        325/1
Sacramento Kings  500/1
New Orleans Pelicans      1000/1
Dallas Mavericks    2000/1
Brooklyn Nets         2500/1
Philadelphia 76ers 2500/1
Phoenix Suns           2500/1

Nothing says holidays like a cheese log.
~Ellen DeGeneres
American stand-up comedian, television host and actress.

Monday, December 5 through Sunday, December 11
Monday, Dec. 5
Indianapolis Colts @ New York Jets, 5:30 p.m.,
Golden State Warriors v. Indiana Pacers, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Cal (M) BB v. Princeton, 4 p.m. Pearl Harbor
     Tournament, Honolulu, HI
USF (M) BB v. SF State, 8 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB @ Marquette, 4:30 p.m.
USF (W) BB v. San Jose State, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
Golden State Warriors @ LA Clippers, 7:30 p.m.,
Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks, 5:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. Charlotte Checkers, 7 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Seton Hall, 4 p.m. Pearl Harbor
     Tournament, Honolulu, HI
San Jose State (M) BB @ Montana, 6 p.m.
UOP (W) BB @ Long Beach State, 5 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. CSU Dominguez Hills, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 8
Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs, 5:25 p.m.,
Golden State Warriors @ Utah Jazz, 6 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Stockton Heat, 7 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. UT Arlington, 7 p.m.
UOP (M) BB @ UMass, 4 p.m., Gotham Classic
Cal (W) BB v. Sacramento State, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9
Sacramento Kings v. New York Knicks,
     7:30 p.m.              
San Jose Sharks @ Anaheim Ducks, 7 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB v. SF State, 7:30 p.m.,
     College of Marin
San Jose State (W) BB @ Nebraska, 5 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB v. SF State, 5:30 p.m.,
     College of Marin
  Saturday, Dec. 10
Golden  State Warriors @ Memphis Grizzlies,
     5 p.m.     
Sacramento Kings @ Utah Jazz, 6 p.m.       
San Jose Sharks v. Carolina Hurricanes, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. San Diego Gulls, 1:15 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Bakersfield Condors, 6 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. UC  Davis, 7:30 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. Cal State East Bay, 2 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB v. Life Pacific College, 2 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB v. Cal State Monterey Bay,
     7:30 p.m.,  College of Marin
UOP (M) BB v. Rider, 7:30 p.m., Gotham Classic 
Sacramento State (M) BB @ South Dakota, 11 a.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. Cal Poly, 4 p.m.
UOP (W) BB v. Fresno State, 5 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB v. Cal State Monterey Bay,
      5:30 p.m., College of Marin
Cal State East Bay (W) BB @ California Baptist,
     2 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB @ UC Irvine, 2:05 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11
San  Francisco  49ers v. New York Jets,
     1:05 p.m., CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills,
     10 a.m.,  CBS
Denver Broncos @ Tennessee Titans,
     10 a.m., CBS
New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
     10 a.m., FOX
Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles,
     10 a.m., FOX
Arizona Cardinals @ Miami Dolphins,
     10 a.m., FOX
San Diego Chargers @ Carolina Panthers,
     10 a.m., FOX
Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns,
     10 a.m., CBS
Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions, 10 a.m., FOX
Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts, 
     10 a.m., CBS
Minnesota Vikings @ Jacksonville Jaguars,
     10 a.m., FOX
Atlanta Falcons @ Los Angeles Rams,
     1:25 p.m.,  FOX
Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers,
     1:25 p.m., FOX
Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants,
     5:30 p.m., NBC
Golden State Warriors @ Minnesota
     Timberwolves, 4 p.m.    
San Jose Barracuda v. San Diego Gulls,
     3 p.m.        
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. UC Irvine, 5 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Lehigh, 2 p.m.                                  
Santa Clara (W) BB v. UC Santa Cruz, 2 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB @ South Dakota, 10 a.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. Saint Mary's, 2 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
(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: 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
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12-5-16 - Super Fan - Nicole Gibbs

Noelle Gibbs, aka Raiderette Darkside
I am honored to have been asked to share my story by the Ultimate Sports Guide. I have been a Raider fan for 40 years. I was raised in the South Bay and I am the youngest of five kids and my  older siblings were all brothers. So as you can imagine, I grew up in a sports-dominated household.
All my brothers played sports, especially football, as well as my dad. My dad was a relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox in the mid 50s and coached Carney Lansford of the Oakland A's thru little league and mentored him into major league baseball, and myself as well. I even played County Pee Wee football for a year when I was five.
At that time I saw my first Raiders game on TV I fell in love with them. It was Sunday, October 24, 1976. I was looking for my dad and, of course, he was watching football. My Oakland Raiders were playing the Green Bay Packers and I saw my Raiders colors and I told my dad I loved their colors. (I was little and didn't know a lot about the game of football -- lol!)
My dad told me who they were and I sat down with him to watch the whole game, which my Raiders won, by the way. Ever since that day and every time the Raiders played, my dad called me in to watch the game. He taught me about the game and watching historic players like Plunkett, Stabler, Biletnikoff, Hayes, Tatum and many others made me fall more in love with them every year.
There is something about the Raiders that keeps you loyal thru thick and thin, which I have been. Thru troubled seasons, thru moving to LA and then back, my love and loyalty for the team has not wavered.
I have six kids -- one is my pit bull -- and all but one are die-hard Raiders fans, just like their mama. Even my pit bull loves her Raiders' pillow and will not sleep on anything else.
It's a lifestyle like no other and Raider families have the biggest hearts. I know we come off as rowdy to others but it's just because we are so passionate. We are also the first to step up and help when it is needed. I'm so proud to be a fan of this team and part of the Raider Nation family.

Noelle Gibbs is among a number of Oakland Raiders fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games. Image by Noelle Gibbs.  

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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
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Il Pirata

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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

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 Cruz 

One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue    



Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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