Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
49ers, Raiders, Stanford
Foster Farms Bowl, USATF,  Brazen Racing, Race Across America

Remembering the Los Angeles Lakers'
33-Game Win Streak
By Nick Curran

Jose "Big Daddy" Delgado

A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse
Monday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 20
Issue No. 98

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Monday, Dec. 14
New York Giants @ Miami Dolphins, 5:30 p.m.
St. Mary's (M) BB v. Cal Poly, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 15
Sacramento Kings v. Houston Rockets, 7 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Montreal Canadiens, 4:30 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. DePaul, 7 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 7 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. Cal Poly Pomona,
     7:30 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB @ San Diego, 7:30 p.m.
UOP (M) BB @ Wisconsin-Green Bay, 5 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (W) BB v. Cal Poly Pomona,
     5:30 p.m.
UOP (W) BB v. Stanislaus State, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 16
Golden State Warriors v. Phoenix Suns, 7:30 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.
St. Mary's (M) BB v. Southern Utah, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. Bakersfield, 7 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. Tennessee, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ St. Louis Rams,
     5:25 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Toronto Maple Leafs, 4:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Cal Poly, 6:30 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB v. New Mexico State, 7 p.m.
UOP (W) BB v. Nevada, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 18
Golden State Warriors v. Milwaukee Bucks,
     7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Minnesota Timberwolves,
     5 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Ottawa Senators, 4:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ San Diego Gulls, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. Bakersfield Condors @
     Raley Field, 7:30 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB @ Nevada, 7 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Coppin State, 7 p.m.
SF State (M) BB v. Northwest Nazarene University,
     5 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) v. UC Santa Barbara, 6 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. Albany (@ Women of Troy,
     Los Angeles), 8 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. UCLA, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19
Cal (M) BB v. Coppin State, 4 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Texas, 8:30 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. Cal State Stanislaus,
     7:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB v. Chico State, 7:30 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. Air Force, 2 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. Cornell, 2 p.m.
USF (W) BB v. SF State, 2 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB v. Chico State, 5:30 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (W) BB v. Cal State Stanislaus,
     5:30 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB @ Utah, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20
San Francisco 49ers v. Cincinnati Bengals,
     5:30 p.m.
Oakland Raiders v. Green Bay Packers, 1:05 p.m.
Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings, 10 a.m.
Atlanta Falcons @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 10 a.m.
Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts, 10 a.m.
Arizona Cardinals @ Philadelphia Eagles, 10 a.m.
Carolina Panthers @ NY Giants, 10 a.m.
Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots, 10 a.m.
Buffalo Bills @ Washington Redskins, 10 a.m.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens, 10 a.m.
Cleveland Browns @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m.
Denver Broncos @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:25 p.m.
Miami Dolphins @ San Diego Chargers, 1:25 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Toronto Raptors, 3 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Chicago Blackhawks, 4 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Stockton Heat, 3 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB @ Seattle University, 6 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. Evansville, 1 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB v. UC Irvine, 2 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB v. Maryville, 5 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. TBD (Consolation or
     Championship Game, @ Women of Troy,
     Los Angeles), TBD
Sacramento State (W) BB v. Hawaii, 5:05 p.m.
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) --    
     Advanced A, California League
Stockton Ports (Oakland A's) -- Advanced A,
     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

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Cover - 2015 Fall
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For Your Viewing Pleasure

49ers - 12-13-15 - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers line backer Corey Lemonier sacked quarterback Johnny Manziel for a safety but was flagged for a face mask, as 49ers fell to the Cleveland Browns, 24-10, on the road. Next up for the 49ers are the Cincinnati Bengals, who come to town for a Sunday evening game at Levi's Stadium. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

Brooke 12-15 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Brooke dances on the sideline on Sep. 3 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Kahil Mack - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders defensive end Kahlil Mack (No. 52, shown above versus the Arizona Cardinals), had a career day on Sunday, versus the Denver Broncos, recording five sacks as the Raiders would prevail,
15-12. Mack is the current NFL leader in sacks with 14 and in just his second year, he has become one of the most feared pass rushers and run defenders in the NFL. The last time five or more sacks were recorded in one game was in November of 2012 by Mack's early season teammate, Aldon Smith. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders v. Kansas City - 12-6-15 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, shown above in the Kansas City Chiefs game where he threw three fourth-quarter interceptions, rebounded nicely against the Denver Broncos, throwing two touchdowns and leading the Raiders to a 15-12 victory at Mile High Stadium. The Green Bay Packers come to town next on Sunday. 

Tim Brown - 12-6-15 - Ed Jay
At half time of the Raiders/Chiefs game, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown received his Hall of Fame ring from Pro Football Hall of Fame executive director David Baker. During the presentation, Brown proudly displayed his Hall of Fame ring and proclaimed the Raider Nation to be the best fans in the NFL. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Bad Boyz and Marc Badain - 12-6-15 - Ed Jay
"Kingsford Kirk" Bronsord (left), head of the Bad Boyz of BBQ, and Oakland Raiders president Marc Badain, await the start of the Raiders/Chiefs game on Dec. 6. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.  Photo by Ed Jay.

12-6-15 - Raiders v. Kansas City - Ed Jay
How can you NOT have a good time! Pictured above are bejeweled Raiders and Chiefs fans who will make attending any NFL game a memorable experience.  To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.  Photo by Ed Jay.

Christian McCaffrey - 12-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey, seen here during the Pac-12 Championship game on Dec. 5, finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Alabama running back Derrick Henry.  McCaffrey and the #6-ranked Cardinal will play the #5-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes in the Rose Bowl game in Pasadena on January 1st. Photo by Kenny Karst.

UCLA - 12-15 - Kenny Karst
The UCLA Bruins will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday, Dec. 26, at 6:15 PDT.  In this image, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (behind) hands off to Bruins running back Paul Perkins on Oct. 15, versus Stanford in Palo Alto. Tickets for this classic UCLA vs Nebraska matchup may be purchased online. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Pac-12 Mascots - 12-15 - Kenny Karst
The Pac-12 Conference mascots pose for a photo before the Pac-12 Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Top row (L-R): Stanford, Oregon State, Utah, Colorado, Washington State, Arizona State, OregonBottom row (L-R): Cal, Arizona (2), Washington, USC, UCLA (2).
 Photo by Kenny Karst.

Stanford - 12-12-15 - Rich Yee
Stanford sophomore forward Reid Travis (No. 22) contributed 14 points as the Cardinal were never seriously threatened in their 64-50 victory over the Dartmouth Big Green on Saturday night. Stanford has won its last two games and is 4-3 in the young season. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

Stanford BB - 12-12-15 - Rich Yee
Stanford Cardinal senior forward Allen Rosco (No. 25, about to control the ball) was the game's high scorer, netting 17 points, as Stanford pulled away from Dartmouth early. Stanford's next opponent is DePaul on Tuesday evening, at 7 p.m. at Maples Pavilion. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

Raiders - Southland Mall - 12-7-15 - Larry Rosa
Oakland Raiders players, including Latavius Murray (No. 28), were on hand Monday evening, Dec. 7, at the Raider Image in Southland Mall in Hayward, to sign autographs in exchange for new, unwrapped toys valued at $20 or more. The Silver and Black teamed up once again with the United States Marine Corps Reserve to brighten the holidays for thousands of children through the Toys for Tots program. 

Larry Rosa - USATF - 12-13-15
On Saturday, Dec. 12, the 2015 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships were held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Hundreds of runners were on hand to run through the scenic Park to earn a right to be crowned National Champion. 

12-13-15 - USATF - Larry Rosa
Amy van Alstine, (19:51), of the HOKA One Elite Northern Arizona Club, is the national champion after winning the Open Women A 6k 2015 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Dec. 12, 2015. 

Quarry Turkey Race - 11-28-15 - Rich Yee
The Quarry Turkey Run, sponsored by Brazen Racing and held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day, brought hundreds of runners out to raise money and donations for the food banks of Contra Costa and Solano counties. Both set new records. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.

RAAM - 12-14-15
Herve Talabardon: 3000 miles at 69 years-young. The Race Across America (RAAM) isn't just for the young solo riders capable of pedaling its 3,000 mile distance in 8 or 9 days. There are also age groups for the more senior riders. A highlight of the 2015 race was the performance of French rider Herve Talabradon. who at age 69 now holds the record for the oldest racer to ever finish RAAM. The previous record was held by David Jones (USA) who was 62 when he finished RAAM 2008. Talabardon rode from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland in 12 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes. Photo credit:  Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.

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Sports Pulse
Mitch Chortkoff
Reporter Mitch Chortkoff covered the Lakers. 

Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain dominated opponents and once scored 100 points in a game and 4,029 in a single season.

Jerry West
Jerry West was an All-Star MVP in 1972 and is now a highly valued executive with the Golden State Warriors.

Nick Curran
Remembering the Los Angeles Lakers' 33-Game Win Streak
By Nick Curran

The Golden State Warriors won their first 24 games this season with fast-paced, non-stop action, unselfish teamwork, electrifying players, and shots made from all conceivable angles. It was remarkably entertaining and effective. 
Then on December 12, in Milwaukee, the streak ended as all streaks must, sooner or later. It was the final game of a grueling, seven-game road trip.
If you add their four final regular-season games from last spring, they had won 28 straight, one more than the Miami Heat and five less than the Los Angeles Lakers streak of 1971-72.
Most fans are too young to know about the phenomenal Lakers' run but Mitch Chortkoff knows it well. He was there for every game.
Last Friday afternoon the acclaimed sportswriter, now 75, sat down to reflect on what it was like. In those days Mitch covered the Lakers for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and he was the only reporter covering the Lakers full-time, which is unheard of today. With the demise of the Herald Examiner, he is now a sports editor for the Culver City Observer and still covers the Lakers.
"What was so special to me about the 33-game streak," Mitch explained, "was that they also won 16 road games. I don't think any team has matched that since."
Though there were many daily papers in 1972, sports editors were cost-conscious. "The sports editor of the Los Angeles Times told his Lakers' beat writer to come home immediately if the streak ended. I was standing next to the team bus after the Lakers lost," Chortkoff added. "Mal Florence (the Times' beat writer) told Coach Bill Sharman he wasn't continuing on the road trip with the team. Bill asked why. 'I don't travel with losers,' Florence replied."
In that game, the Lakers lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 120-104 and the Bucks' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led all scorers with 39 points. Milwaukee pulled ahead in the second quarter and never looked back.
Forty-four years later, the 33-game streak still stands. It is not only an NBA record but no team in major league baseball, the NHL or NFL has ever accomplished it.
The Lakers went on to post a 69-13 regular season record and won their first Los Angeles NBA championship over the New York Knicks in five games.
In the 1960s, guard Jerry West and forward Elgin Baylor led the Lakers to the NBA finals six times in eight years against the Boston Celtics. The Celtics, behind Bill Russell, won every series. Russell then retired and Los Angeles acquired the legendary center, Wilt Chamberlain, but still lost to New York in 1970 finals. In 1971 West was injured in the spring and they failed to make the finals. The 1971-72 season seemed to be the last chance for the aging team.
Baylor, 37 and hobbled by injuries, retired days before the steak began on November 5, 1971.  He was replaced by a 23-year-old speedster, Jim McMillan, in his second NBA season. 
Bill Sharman, in his first season as Lakers' head coach, redefined the lineup with a fast-break offense, strict conditioning, ingenuity, and the players excelled in their new roles. 
Chamberlain, then the NBA's all-time scoring leader, was asked to rebound instead, play defense, block shots and heave the outlet pass in transition to West, Gail Goodrich, Happy Hairston and McMillan. The Lakers' margin of victory during their 33-game streak was an eye-popping 17 points per game.
West and Goodrich each averaged 26 points per game that season, while Wilt averaged only 15 points. Their bench of Keith Erickson and Pat Riley -- yes, THAT Pat Riley -- kept the pressure on when the regulars rested. 
This up-tempo style, not unlike today's Golden State Warriors, dominated their opponents. They won their 33rd straight on January 7, then lost in Milwaukee two days later. (Ironically, today's Milwaukee Bucks, also playing at home, snapped the Warriors' streak, as well.)
Riley remembers how physically draining it was on the players. "We had to play back-to-back-to back games four times that season," he said. (The NBA Players Association no longer allows this schedule.) Teams took commercial flights, not chartered, and there were no computer-assisted scouting reports. What passed for scouting reports were verbal exchanges among players. The league had not yet adopted a three-point field goal and only two referees worked each game, which made it physically impossible to see all the fouls or potential fouls.
Chortkoff, who has seen all this, added some relevant observations. He focused on Jerry West, the one basketball figure who was a key player on the 1971-72 Lakers team and a consultant with the Golden State Warriors since 2011
"Jerry wanted to win so bad," Chortkoff stated. "He talked about it all the time but he had to wait until 1972."
Later, in his position in the Lakers' front office, West negotiated a huge contract for Shaquille O'Neal.
Chortkoff continued, "If it weren't for Jerry, the Lakers wouldn't have had that string of championships. It was draining but he got Shaquille on a long contract. He also insisted they trade a first-round pick for this skinny high school kid in Pennsylvania -- Kobe Bryant. He had to fight for that.
"And the Warriors would not have won the championship last spring if it weren't for Jerry. He told them to trade Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut and they wanted to trade Klay Thompson. He said don't do it. Even at age 77 he is a great judge of player talent."
The 2015-16 Warriors already rank as one of the greatest teams in NBA history. Another possible goal in the near future: the single-season won-lost record. In 1995-96, Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls finished the season with a 72-10 record. Can these Warriors surpass that? Time will tell.
Nick Curran was the NBA's director of public relations from 1969 to 1976. He later became a vice president and financial adviser for 28 years. He and his wife, 
Eileen, are retired and live in Santa Barbara.
Sports Pulse
Jose Big Daddy Delgado - Ed Jay
Jose "Big Daddy" Delgado

I am a proud Oakland native of 58 years. When I was eleven years old, I watched my first Oakland Raiders game with my father, Jose Sr. The year was 1968 and the Raiders were in a playoff game against the New York Jets. We lost but I fell in love with our team right then and there. I have watched every single game since then, either in person or on television.
A very special moment for me was our first Super Bowl win against the Vikings on my birthday, January 9, 1978. What a birthday gift!
When they moved to Los Angeles in 1981, they broke my heart. However, I stayed faithful to my team and would travel to Los Angeles to see their games. I always prayed they would come back home to Oakland. When they announced they were coming back in 1995, I cried like a baby.
For the last 13 years I have traveled to many road games as well. My goal is to see our Raiders in all 32 NFL stadiums. I only have 3 stadiums left! (Cincinnati, Tampa Bay and Detroit.) When I turn 60 in 13 months, my goal is to go to all 16 regular season games, the playoff games, and hopefully the Super Bowl (as we win the whole enchilada).
On a personal note, I am proud to say I have been married to my beautiful wife, Renee, for 26 years. We have five incredible children, Joaquin, Dijon, Jose III, Roberto, and Nina, who enjoy the Raiders games with me. I have worked at Pacific Gas and Electric for 40 years, and I am just getting warmed up!
I have also been a volunteer CYO basketball coach for over 25 years. Over the years I have taken many of our Oakland youth to the Raiders games. To see them enjoying the Raider Nation experience has been priceless. It is then when I see a new Silver & Black generation being born!
I hope and pray our Raiders never leave Oakland again...but one thing is for sure, the Raiders will never leave Big Daddy's Silver and Black heart!
Jose "Big Daddy" Delgado  is among a number of Oakland Raiders fans who make attending games such a special experience. Photo by Ed Jay. 

Sports Pulse

Super Fan Chase, Feb. 3-6
The Super Fan Chase will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area on Feb. 3-6, the week before Super Bowl 50. It will involve up to 50 businesses providing sports-themed entertainment for contestants who will receive a passport that each business stamps before contestants move to the next destination. The first team delivering the most stamps within the allotted time wins a VIP viewing experience to the Big Game.

Participating businesses include the Taplands Taproom, Bottle Shop & Neighborhood Brewery of Santa Clara, Adobe Road Winery of Sonoma/TRG-Aston Martin Racing, Visionary Moments of Santa Clara, Russell City Sports Bar & Grill in Hayward, 7D Experience of PIER 39 in San Francisco, WimZr (at your app store), SF Drone School of San Francisco, Sports Basement, and DJI flying and camera stabilization systems. For fan and/or sponsorship details, visit,, Twitter @SuperFanChase or

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   Odds to win Super Bowl 50
New England Patriots    4/1
Carolina Panthers 9/2
Arizona Cardinals 5/1
Seattle Seahawks  6/1
Pittsburgh Steelers     13/2
Denver Broncos    10/1
Green Bay Packers 10/1
Cincinnati Bengals      30/1
Kansas City Chiefs      30/1
Indianapolis Colts      50/1
New York Giants   50/1
Minnesota Vikings 60/1
Philadelphia Eagles     60/1
New York Jets     65/1
Houston Texans    100/1
Washington Redskins     125/1

Dallas Cowboys    250/1
Jacksonville Jaguars    250/1
Oakland Raiders   500/1
Tampa Bay Buccanneers   500/1
Atlanta Falcons   1000/1
Buffalo Bills     1000/1
Miami Dolphins    1000/1


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49ers Schedule


Regular Season

Date                    Opponent      Time                 TV

Mon., Sep. 14       Minnesota       7:20 p.m.         ESPN

Sun., Sep. 20        @ Pittsburgh    10:00 a.m.        FOX

Sun., Sep. 27        @ Arizona         1:05 p.m.          

Sun., Oct. 4           Green Bay        1:25 p.m.        


Sun., Oct. 11        @ NY Giants      5:30 p.m.         NBC

Sun., Oct. 18        Baltimore          1:25 p.m.         CBS        

Thu., Oct. 22        Seattle               5:25 p.m.       CBS/NFLN

Sun., Nov. 1         @ St. Louis       10:00 a.m.         FOX

Sun., Nov. 8         Atlanta              1:05 p.m.           FOX        

Sun., Nov. 15       BYE

Sun., Nov. 22      @ Seattle         1:25 p.m.            FOX

Sun., Nov. 29       Arizona            1:05 p.m.            FOX        

Sun., Dec. 6         @ Chicago        10:00 a.m.         FOX

Sun., Dec. 13       @ Cleveland    10:00 a.m.         FOX        

Sun., Dec. 20       Cincinnati         5:30 p.m.           NBC

Sun., Dec. 27       @ Detroit        10:00 a.m.          FOX

Sun., Jan. 3          St. Louis           1:25 p.m.            FOX        

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Regular Season

Date                Opponent          Time               TV

Sun., Sep. 13   Cincinnati            1:25 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Sep. 20   Baltimore            1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Sep. 27   @ Cleveland       10:00 a.m.          CBS   

Sun., Oct. 4      @ Chicago          10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Oct. 11    Denver                1:25 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Oct. 18    BYE                

Sun., Oct. 25   @ San Diego       1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Nov. 1    NY Jets                 1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun. Nov. 8     @ Pittsburgh       10:00 a.m.         CBS

Sun., Nov. 15  Minnesota           1:05 p.m.           FOX

Sun., Nov. 22  @ Detroit            10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Nov. 29  @ Tennessee      10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Dec. 6    Kansas City          1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Dec. 13  @ Denver            1:05 p.m.            CBS   

Sun., Dec. 20  Green Bay           1:05 p.m.             FOX

Thu., Dec. 24  San Diego            5:25 p.m.           NFLN

Sun., Jan. 3     @ Kansas City    10:00 a.m.            CBS

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Below is a list of sports bars we recommend for all your sports viewing needs. Each is a worthy institution and they have the added distinction of also being longtime Ultimate Sports Guide advertisers. When you stop in, please extend our thanks.


San Francisco

Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Street

The Blue Light, 1979 Union Street

Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street

The Chieftain, 198 5th Street

Danny Coyle's, 668 Haight Street

Dave's, 29 Third Street @ Kearny

Final Final, 2990 Baker @ Lombard

The Holding Company, #2 Embarcadro Center

Il Pirata, 2007 16th Street

Jake's Steaks, 3301 Buchanan Street

Jullian's, 101 4th Street

The Kezar Pub, 770 Stanyan Street

Mad Dog in the Fog, 530 Haight Street

Mucky Duck, 1315 9th Avenue

Nickie's Bar, 466 Haight Street

Players Sports Grill, Pier 39, Buildings L & M

Polo Grounds, 747 3rd Street


East Bay

Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley

Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda

City Beach, 4020 Technology Place, Fremont

Crogan's Montclair, 6101 La Salle Avenue, Oakland

Cue & Brew, 1029 Arnold Drive, #6, Martinez

Dan's Irish Sports Bar, 1524 Civic Street, Walnut Creek

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill, 77 Hegenberger, Oakland

Ed's Mudville Grill, 6200 Center Street, Clayton

The Englander, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro  

Evie's, 7138 Village Parkway, Dublin

Francesco's Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Drive, Oakland

Frank's Saloon, 2014 Marina Blvd., San Leandro

Funky Monkey, 22554 Main Street, Hayward

George & Walt's, 5445 College Avenue, Oakland

Grand Oaks Restaurant, 3701 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Go Sports Bar, 736 Washington Street, Oakland

Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

Kingfish, 5227 Claremont, Oakland

Linguini's Pizza & Brew, 1508 Park Street, Alameda

Livermore Casino Sports Bar, 3571 First Street, Livermore

McCovey's Restaurant, 1444 N. California, Walnut Creek

Mr. Lucky's Bar & Grill, 1527 Locust Street. Walnut Creek

Oakland Moose Club, 690 Hegenberger Road

Oaks Corner, 4099 San Pablo, Emeryville

Otaez Mexican Restaurant, 1619 Webster Street, Alameda

Pacific Coast Brewing Co., 906 Washington Street, Oakland

Pasta Pelican, 2455 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda

Pete's Place, 610A San Pablo Avenue, Pinole

Rancho Sports Bar, 3912 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Ricky's Sports Grill, 15028 Hesperian Blvd., San Leandro

Sports Edition Bar, Hilton Oakland Airport, Oakland

Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek

Tierney's Sports Bar, 540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

WPLJ's Dance Club, 2112 North Main Street, Walnut Creek



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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    



Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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