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12-12-16 - 49ers - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos amassed 193 rushing yards against the New York Jets, but after bolting to a 14-0 lead, the team couldn't finish and fell, 23-17, in overtime on Sunday, December 11 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.  Photo by Michael Zagaris.

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San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (28) eludes the tackles of New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine (41) and linebacker Mike Catapano (53) as he scores during the third play of the game on a seven-yard pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick (not pictured).  The Niners led 14-0 after the first quarter, but would falter thereafter, losing to the Jets in overtime, 23-17, on Sunday, December 11 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) straight-arms New York Jets linebacker David Harris (52) at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers' 23-17 loss to the Jets was their 12th in a row, resulting in a 1-12 season record with three games to play: two on the road against the Atlanta Falcons and the  Los Angeles Rams and the home finale on New Year's Day against the Seattle Seahawks. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

12-12-16 - 49ers - Michael Zagaris
 While short in stature at 5'9", San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jeremy Kerley still pulled down five receptions for 50 yards but was kept out of the end zone in the 49ers 12-straight loss. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) goes up to make a catch and slams his head on the turf on the way down as New York Jets cornerback Juston Burris (32) looks on.  Smith lay motionless on the field for several minutes before being carted off the field, and was later diagnosed with a concussion. His official playing status for Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons has yet to be announced. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

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In this series of five images, New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9), in his second year out of Baylor University, is sacked for a loss by San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (99), a rookie from the University of Oregon.  The 49ers lost to the Jets in overtime, 23-17, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

12-12-16 - 49ers - Michael Zagaris
New York Jets' quarterback Bryce Petty (9) falls backwards into the end zone on a two point conversion as San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward (25) and linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) arrive too late on the tackle, and the Niners fell to the Jets in overtime, 23-17, on Sunday, December 11 at Levi's Stadium.  The 49ers next travel to Atlanta to visit the Falcons on December 18, with kickoff at 1:05 p.m. on FOX Photo by Michael Zagaris.

12-12-16 - 49ers - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Brooke (center) performs on the field at Levi's Stadium during the pregame show on Sunday, December 11.

12-12-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
 Hard running Raiders back Jalen Richard (30) picked up 53 yards on only nine carries in helping lead Oakland to a dramatic comeback against the Buffalo Bills, 38-24, on Dec. 4 at the Oakland Coliseum. Photo by Ed Jay.

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The  Oakland Raiders outstanding defensive end, Kahlil Mack (52) , totaled five tackles and one sack in the Raiders' huge win over the Buffalo Bills, as well as recovering a fumble.

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 Fan support for the Oakland Raiders Khalil Mack continues to grow. Photo by Ed Jay.

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Oakland Raiderettes take to the field prior to the game against the visiting Buffalo Bills. 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.

12-12-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
Skull Lady, aka Kathy Andersen, picks up the latest edition of the Ultimate Sports Guide.
As a long-time Raiders fan, Andersen has been previously profiled in this publication
Photo by Ed Jay.

Oakland A's FanFest

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Oakland A's president Dave Kaval announced on Facebook Live that the Oakland A's will host their annual FanFest at Jack London Square on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. FanFest is FREE for all fans and is presented by CSN California. More details will be announced soon.
San Jose Barracuda vs. Stockton Heat

12-12-16 - Stockton Heat - Jack Lima
The San Jose Barracuda (8-6-0-2) allowed three first period goals and couldn't recover after their slow start, falling 4-0 to the Stockton Heat (13-5-1-1) on Thursday night at SAP Center. Above, San Jose Barracudas' Barclay Goodrow (23) chases a puck in the corner as Stockton Heat defenseman Kenney Morrison follows. Photo by Jack Lima.

12-12-16 - Heat - Jack Lima
The  Stockton Heat's win was its first in team history in San Jose after going 0-5-1 in 2015-16. Above, the Heat's Emile Poirier (21) looks to take a shot as San Jose's 
Marcus Sorensen (20) defends . Photo by Jack Lima .
Cal Bears vs. USC Trojans -- 2016 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

12-12-16 - Cal - Darren Yamashita
  Cal Bears attacker Luca Cupido (6) and USC Trojans utility player James Walters (11) collide on a shot attempt by Cupido during the 2016 NCAA Championship match between the #1 USC Trojans and the #3 California Golden Bears held at Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley on Sunday, December 4. Cal would win in overtime, 11-8, becoming the national champion.  Photo by Darren Yamashita.
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  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.
USF Dons vs. San Francisco State Gators (M)

12-12-16 - USF - Darren Yamashita
  Former USF Dons basketball players from the 1950s are introduced during halftime of the game between the USF Dons and the San Francisco State Gators held at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco on Tuesday evening, Dec. 6. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

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 USF Dons center Jimbo Lull (5) dunks the ball during the first half of the game between the USF Dons and the San Francisco State Gators held at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco on Tuesday, Dec. 6. With their 91-59 win, the Dons improved to 7-1 for their best start since their 1999-2000 season.  Photo by Darren Yamashita.

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  San Francisco State Gators forward Chiefly Ugbaja (23) releases a shot past the outstretched arm of USF Dons guard Charles Minlend (14) during the first half of the game between the USF Dons. Ugbaja would finish with 6 points and Minlend with 12 points.

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  Fans line up at the concession stands where food prices were 50 cents in honor of the Legends of Kezar 1950s promotion before the game between the USF Dons and the San Francisco State Gators held at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco on Tuesday, Dec. 6
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USF Dons vs. San Jose State Spartans (W)

12-12-16 - USF - Darren Yamashita
USF junior guard Anna Seilund (21) scored a career-high 22 points as the Dons defeated the San Jose State Spartans, 79-71, at Kezar Pavilion on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

12-12-16 - USF Dons - Darren Yamashita
San Jose State forward Paris Baird (3) defends a shot by USF's Hashima Carothers (44). Photo by Darren Yamashita.

12-12-16 - USF Dons - Darren Yamashita
USF senior Rachel Howard (11) gets a shot off in the lane through the San Jose State defense. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
12-12-16 - Hoodslam - Rich Yee
Wild theatrics returned to the Oakland Metro Operahouse on Friday, Dec. 2 as Hoodslam, a regularly-scheduled event filled with live-action and hellish battles between brave warriors, left fans thoroughly agape and entertained. Above, Drugs Bunny (top) wishes he had followed through with his change of career plans. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us Photo by Rich Yee.
12-12-16 - Andy Dolich
Last month Andy Dolich and his wife were lucky enough to spend 12 days on a photo safari in Tanzania through the University of California's Cal Discoveries Travel. The goal of any photo safari is to be able to observe the African Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo and Rhino. All were seen but a quality Rhino photo eluded them but the Cheetah encounter was magical. The Dolich's have taken several global excursions with Cal Discoveries Travel over the past few years and each has been memorable. For more information go to Photos by Andy Dolich.
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"We need a point guard for a game."
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A mud bath a day keeps the doctor away.
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Black stripes on a white body or white stripes on a black body?
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"I'll see you back over at the Land Rover. Don't make me come over there!"
For more information on Cal Discoveries Travel, visit
Photos by Andy Dolich.

12-12-16 - SF Deltas
Celebrants at the San Francisco Deltas' first-year anniversary party look forward to February of 2017 when the Deltas will play their inaugural match against the San Jose Earthquakes. For more information, visit  Photo: SF Deltas. @sfdeltas
Sports Prep Star -- 
Candice Denny 
Archbishop Mitty -- San Jose -- Volleyball -- Senior
Denny had a game-high 17 kills, with an astounding 60 percent success rate, to help lead the Monarchs to a straight-sets win over Santa Margarita-Rancho Santa Margarita in the CIF Open Div. State Championship on Dec. 3. In a matchup of the top two-ranked teams in the state, Mitty won by scores of 25-19, 25-22, 25-18. The Monarchs finished the season 38-4 and as state champions for a state-record 13th time.  Courtesy SportStars Magazine.
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Candice Denny (No. 1)
Question Man
Will the Raiders leave Oakland for 
Las Vegas? Why or why not?
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12-12-16 - Daniel Geary
Daniel Geary

The Oakland Raiders appear to be getting hot at the perfect time.
Season tickets are sold out and even fair weather fans (every team in every sport has them) are getting caught up in their winning wake. The fans want the Raiders in Oakland. It seems that the only obstacle is financing for a new stadium. Las Vegas has put together quite an impressive package. Oakland has a vote on the table this Tuesday that can bring financing for the stadium. I'm willing to bet that vote passes.
Will that be enough to sway Mark Davis from leaving? I think, yes. Oakland is beginning to thrive as an economic hub and that fan base will only grow stronger. It would be wise for Mr. Davis to be firmly implanted there at the beginning. Keep the Raiders in Oakland.
Daniel Geary, Knower of Things, Richmond
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NBAOdds to Win the
2016-17 NBA Championship
(As of Dec. 5, 2016)

Golden State Warriors          2/3
Cleveland Cavaliers               3/1
San Antonio Spurs               13/1
Los Angeles Clippers            15/1
Boston Celtics                       40/1
Houston Rockets                  40/1
Toronto Raptors                   40/1
Atlanta Hawks                      50/1
Charlotte Hornets                60/1
Chicago Bulls                        60/1

Oklahoma City Thunder    75/1
Utah Jazz                             75/1
Indiana Pacers                  100/1
Memphis Grizzlies           100/1
New York Knicks               100/1
Portland Blazers                125/1
Washington Wizards        175/1
Detroit Pistons                  200/1
Milwaukee Bucks              250/1
Minnesota T. Wolves        300/1
Denver Nuggets                  325/1
Orlando Magic                    325/1
Los Angeles Lakers              400/1
Miami Heat                          400/1
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

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory,
like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
~Garrison Keillor
American author, storyteller, humorist
and radio personality

Monday, December 12 through Sunday, December 18
Monday, Dec. 12
Baltimore Colts @ New England Patriots,
     5:30 p.m., ESPN
Sacramento Kings v. LA Lakers, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Golden State Warriors @ New Orleans Pelicans,
     5 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Toronto Maple Leafs, 4:30 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. UC Riverside, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 14
Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets, 5 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Ottawa Senators, 4 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Ontario Reign, 7 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Western Kentucky, 7 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB @ North Dakota State, 5 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. Holy Names, 7 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB @ Oregon State, 11 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15
Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks, 5:25 p.m.,
Golden State Warriors v. New York Knicks,
      7:30 p.m.
UOP (M) BB v. North Carolina A&T, 7 p.m.,
     Gotham Classic
Cal State East Bay (M) BB @ Cal Poly Ponoma,
     7:30 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (W) BB @ Cal Poly Ponoma,
     5:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16
Sacramento Kings @ Memphis Grizzlies, 5 p.m.   
San Jose Sharks @ Montreal Canadiens, 4:30 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ San Diego Gulls, 7 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Cal State East Bay, 6 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Portland State University, 7 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Northern Colorado,
     6:30 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.
  Saturday, Dec. 17
Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets, 5:25 p.m., NFL
Golden State Warriors v. Portland Trailblazers,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ San Diego Gulls, 7 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB @ Washington State, 1 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Cal Poly, 5 p.m.
UOP (M) BB v. Fresno State, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB v. Abilene Christian,
     7:05 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. William Jessup, 2 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB @ Chico State, 7:30 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Northwestern, 1 p.m.
USF (W) BB @ Cal Poly, 4 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB @ Chico State, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18
  San Francisco 49ers @ Atlanta, 1:05 p.m., FOX
Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers,
     1:25 p.m., CBS
Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears, 10 a.m., FOX
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys,
     10 a.m., FOX
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans,
     10 a.m. AM
Cleveland Browns @ Buffalo Bills, 10 a.m., CBS
Philadelphia Eagles @ Baltimore Ravens,
     10 a.m., FOX
Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs,
     10 a.m., CBS        
Detroit Lions @ New York Giants, 10 a.m. FOX
Indianapolis Colts @ Minnesota Vikings,
     10 a.m., CBS
New Orleans Saints @ Arizona Cardinals,
     1:05 p.m., FOX
New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos,
     1:25 p.m., CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals,
     5:30 p.m., NBC
See Sunday, Dec. 18 continued at top right...

Sunday, Dec. 18, continued...
Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks, 4 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Chicago Blackhawks, 4 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Ontario Reign, 3 p.m.
SF State (M) BB v. Humboldt State, 4 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB @ Tennessee, 12 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB v. Bowling Green, 2p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB v. Cal State Stanislaus,
     4:30 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. U.C. Davis,
     2:05 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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Brandi Weiman -- Raider Fan and 
Former Raiderette
Growing up, the poster on this 12-year-old's bedroom wall   was of Rich Gannon, Tim Brown, and Jerry Rice.  Having been born in Oakland, it was only natural I was a Raider fan right from the start.

To this day, every   Sunday   my family meets up at my Mama's house.  My grandma, who we endearingly call Mama, lovingly prepares lunch and while the kids play catch in the backyard the Raiders game is, without a doubt, on inside. So for me, Raider time has always meant family time.
My uncle had been a Raiders season-ticket holder for years and whenever I was really lucky, I got to tailgate with our family and friends. Most excitingly, I got to be a part of the action inside the Coliseum. No sound compares to the roar in Oakland.  Cheering in the stands always felt like I was spending time with my big, extended family.
There are a lot of memories like these sprinkled throughout my life -- going to the Raider Nation celebrations with my dad; buying tickets with my mom and step dad the day of the game and sitting in the top row of Mount Davis right on the 50-yard line; laughing in the pouring rain; drinking hot cocoa in the bleachers with my mom; high-fiving other fans leaving the stadium when the Raiders won the AFC West.  The one constant has always been that these are memories I made with my family.
In 2010 my season-ticket uncle was invited to tour the Raiders' Training Facility in Alameda.  Because he couldn't make it, he passed the opportunity along to my mom and my cousins. It was during this tour I met two Raiderettes who encouraged me to audition for the team. This moment was the catalyst for what would be some of the greatest years of my life.
I auditioned for the Raiderettes in 2012 and made the team in my rookie season.  I've represented the Oakland Raiders at the 2016 Pro Bowl, was named the 2015 Raiderette of the Year, performed with Def Leppard in London for the NFL International Series, was captain of Line One, and named the 2013 and 2014 Bud Light Raiderette, appearing on the pillars outside of the Coliseum and cardboard cutouts distributed throughout California and Mexico.
Through my final game at the 2016 Pro Bowl, my family members were my number one cheerleaders. They never missed a live stream of auditions, always had time to listen, and even let me use their living rooms as a practice dance studio. I always had someone in the stands, beaming with pride. I've really been fortunate to come from this support system, and I always felt like I had my family by my side whenever I stepped onto the field.
Raider time is still family time for me, but in an even bigger way.  I've added many of my teammates to my family's roster. And being back in the mix with the fans has been so fun, including parading to the Super Dome for the Raiders' recent season opener. Being a member of Raider Nation is being part of a worldwide family -- I've seen it firsthand!
Away from the iconic boots and sparkling silver poms, I am a UC Santa Barbara graduate in Business Economics and English and work as an internal audit and financial advisory consultant, helping publicly-traded companies reduce their risk of financial fraud.  I've been traveling quite a bit, since hanging up my boots, and hope to keep the adventures rolling in the years to come.  

Brandi Weiman is among a number of Oakland Raiders fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games. Photo by Ed Jay.  

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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

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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