2014 Football cover
A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment
Monday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 7
Issue No. 44

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Monday, Dec. 1

Sacramento State (M) BB v. Utah Valley,

     7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Golden State Warriors v. Orlando Magic,

     7:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings v. Toronto Raptors, 7 p.m.

San Jose Sharks v. Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m.

Santa Clara (W) BB v. Cal Poly, 7 p.m.

San Jose State (W) BB v. Southern Oregon,

     7 p.m.

UC Davis (W) BB v. USF, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Cal (M) BB v. Montana, 7 p.m.

USF (M) BB @ Colorado, 7 p.m.

UC Davis (M) BB v. San Jose State, 7 p.m.

Fresno State (M) BB v. UC Irvine, 7 p.m.

CSUEB (M) BB @ Pacific, 7 p.m.

Cal (W) BB v. Sacramento State, 11 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Golden State Warriors v. New Orleans Pelicans,

     7:30 p.m.

San Jose Sharks v. Boston Bruins, 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento State (M) BB @ Abilene Christian,

     5:05 p.m.

Saint Mary's (W) BB v. CSUN, 6 p.m.

Fresno State (W) BB v. UC Riverside, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

Sacramento Kings v. Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m.

Pac-12 championship game, Oregon Ducks v.

     Arizona Wildcats, 6 p.m., Levi's Stadium

CSUEB (M) BB v. Cal Poly Pomona, 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma State (M) BB v. Cal State San

     Bernardino, 7:30 p.m.

Santa Clara (W) BB v. UC Davis, 3:30 p.m.,

     Air Force Classic, Colorado Springs, CO

San Jose State (W) BB @ Colorado, 10 a.m.

CSUEB (W) BB v. Cal Poly Pomona, 5:30 p.m.

Sonoma State (W) BB v. Cal State San

     Bernardino, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Golden State Warriors @ Chicago Bulls, 5 p.m.

Sacramento Kings v. Orlando Magic, 7 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Calgary Flames, 7 p.m.

San Jose State (M) BB v. Santa Clara, 7 p.m.

Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Boise State, 8:30 p.m.,

     Shamrock Office Solutions Classic

UC Davis (M) BB @ Idaho, 2 p.m.

Fresno State (M) BB @ CSU Bakersfield, 7 p.m.

CSUEB (M) BB v. UC San Diego, 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma State (M) BB v. Humboldt State,

     7:30 p.m.

Sacramento State (M) BB @ UC Irvine, 7:05 p.m.

Santa Clara (W) BB v. TBD, 3:30 p.m., Air Force

     Classic, Colorado Springs, CO

Saint Mary's (W) BB v. USC, 5 p.m.

UC Davis (W) BB v. Southern Utah,  1 p.m., Air

     Force Classic, Colorado Springs, CO

Fresno State (W) BB @ George Washington,

     11 a.m.

Sacramento State (W) BB @ Oregon State,

     2 p.m.

CSUEB (W) BB v. UC San Diego, 5:30 p.m.

Sonoma State (W) BB v. Humboldt State,

     5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 7

San Francisco 49ers @ Oakland Raiders,

     1:25 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Edmonton Oilers, 6 p.m.

Cal (M) BB @ Nevada, 1 p.m.

USF (M) BB v. Houston Baptist, 2 p.m.

Cal (W) BB @ Lawrence, 3 p.m.

USF (W) BB @ Long Beach State, 2 p.m.


(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

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 Earthquakes: 1590 KLIV  AM,

      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)

San Jose Giants: MiLB Gameday Audio

San Jose SaberCats: KNBR 1050 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


NFL Schedule: Week 14


Thursday, Dec. 4

Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears, 5:25 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals,

     10:00 a.m.

St. Louis Rams @ Washington Redskins,

     10:00 a.m.

New York Giants @ Tennessee Titans,

     10:00 a.m.

Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints,

     10:00 a.m.

New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings, 10:00 a.m.

Baltimore Ravens @ Miami Dolphins,

     10:00 a.m.

Indianapolis Colts @ Cleveland Browns,

     10:00 a.m.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Detroit Lions,

     10:00 a.m.

Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars,

     10:00 a.m.

Kansas City Chiefs @ Arizona Cardinals,

     1:05 p.m.

Buffalo Bills @ Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m.

San Francisco 49ers @ Oakland Raiders,

     1:25 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles,

     1:25 p.m.

New England Patriots @ San Diego Chargers,

     5:30 p.m.

 Monday, Dec. 8

Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers, 5:30 p.m.








For your viewing pleasure

Michael Zagaris - 49ers v. Seattle - BEAT - 2014
The scoreboard says it all as the San Francisco 49ers fell to the visiting Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving day 19-3 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. The Seahawks' No. 1-ranked defense held the 49ers to a season-low 164 total yards. Photo by Michael Zagaris.


Michael Zagaris - 49rs v. Seattle - Hyde - 2014
Promising rookie running back Carlos Hyde of the San Francisco 49ers was held to just 19 yards on five carries. Photo by Michael Zagaris.  


Michael Zagaris - 49ers - Sherman - 2014
Demonstrative Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stepped in front of San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Lloyd for an easy interception, the first of two he would snatch during the game.
Photo by Michael Zagaris.


Kenny Karst - Oregon - Mariota - 2014

Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus Mariota (above) will lead his No. 2 Ducks versus the No. 11 Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12  championship game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Friday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m., on FOX.  Mariota is seen running up the middle of the Stanford defense in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday, Nov. 1, in a game Oregon won going away, 45-16. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Kenny Karst Photography.


Ed Jay - John Madden - HOF - 2014

Raiders Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden presented Raiders Legend Ray Guy for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 2. Guy received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during halftime festivities during the recent Oakland Raiders versus Kansas City Chiefs game at O.co Coliseum. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Kenny - Stanford v. UCLA - QB - 2014

Stanford senior quarterback Kevin Hogan turns to hand off in the backfield versus No. 8 UCLA on Friday, Nov. 28 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.  Hogan shined on the day, completing 16 of 19 for 234 yards and two touchdowns, and the Cardinal defeated the Bruins 31-10. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. 

Kenny Karst Photography.


Kenny - Stanford v. UCLA - linemen - 2014

Stanford sophomore tight end Austin Hooper is hammered after a midfield catch by UCLA sophomore linebacker Myles Jack as Stanford defeated No. 8 UCLA 31-10. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Kenny Karst Photography.


Kenny - Stanford v. UCLA - 2014 - jumping

Stanford senior strong safety Jordan Richards leaps high to intercept a pass at the goal line intended for UCLA sophomore fullback Nate Iese as Cardinal senior inside linebacker A.J. Tarpley backs up the play. Stanford would win handily, 31-10. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Kenny Karst Photography.


Kenny Karst - Cal v. Stanford - running - 2014

The 117th Big Game featuring Cal versus Stanford all went Stanford's way as senior running back Remound Wright could not be stopped. He is shown above scoring his second of four touchdowns in Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 22. Final score: 38-17. To view a photo album of the game, visit our

Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. 

Kenny Karst Photography.


Kenny Karst - Cal v. Stanford -Lawler - 2014

Cal sophomore wide receiver Kenny Lawler changes direction to avoid a tackle after the catch. Stanford jumped out early lead and was never threatened by the Bears, winning 38-17. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Kenny Karst Photography.


Kenny Karst - Cal v. Stanford - girl - 2014

A young Cal fan views the scoreboard's bad news. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

Kenny Karst Photography.


Kenny Karst - Cal v. Stanford band - 2014

A bass drummer in the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band labors under his assignment. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Kenny Karst Photography.


Sonoma State - V-Championship - 2014

Sonoma State's Seawolves women's volleyball team won the NCAA Division II West Regional tournament this past weekend and will be heading to Louisville, Ky., Dec. 4-6, for the Elite Eight to compete for the Division II national championship. Pictured is the team with the regional trophy and banner awarded after winning three games at the regional in Nampa, Idaho.  It is the first NCAA West Region title in the program's history.

Photo: Loren Orr Photography.



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Memorable Sports Moment
Wendell Kim baseball card
Wendell Kim in action

Bruce Macgowan

Memories of Wendell Kim

--Bruce Macgowan

I was saddened to learn recently that an old friend, former Giants third base coach Wendell Kim, has been suffering from Alzheimer's disease and is not doing well.

Kim is only 65 years old, but first started experiencing short-term memory loss in his mid-50s. He's now unable to talk, get up and move around. He can no longer live a normal, healthy life that most of us take for granted.

Kim, of Korean-Hawaiian descent, first surfaced as a top prospect in the Giants farm system in the 1970s, making it as high as Triple A in 1978, when he hit over .300 for the Giants affiliate, which then played its games in Phoenix.

As is the case with many coaches and managers who make it in the big leagues despite not having great playing careers, Kim finally got his shot in the "show" when then-Giants skipper Roger Craig promoted Kim to his coaching staff for the memorable NL pennant-winning season of 1989. What a way that must have been to break into the big leagues for this 5-foot-5 pepper pot. The Giants and A's played in the memorable Earthquake Series that year, and Kim was right in the middle of the action.

Kim stayed with the club as the third base coach when Dusty Baker took over, and again was a central character behind the scenes during an amazing resurgence for San Francisco in 1993, as the Giants thrilled their fans with a 103-win season under new ownership after nearly leaving for Tampa the year before. I always remember him windmilling his arms at third base as he sent runners home when balls were smacked into the outfield. Wave-'em-in Wendell we used to call him.

I got to know Kim quite well during his eight-year stint with the Giants. We sat next to each other a few times on the team plane, and it was a treat to hear his stories about players, games and experiences in baseball's bush leagues. He was an excellent storyteller who used all the tricks of the trade to make his tales that much more compelling to hear.

Kim also was tireless, relentlessly positive, joyful, proactive and always full of encouragement. He also was a ready and willing ambassador for the Giants and the great game of baseball throughout his career. He would participate in speaking engagements and baseball clinics throughout the Bay Area. Wendell always had a special way of connecting with people, especially kids, and always seemed to be in motion, a hyperactive but positive spirit.

Whenever I think of Kim these days, I envision the little guy standing just off to the side of home plate, hitting ground balls and fly balls off his fungo bat while barking out encouragement to the guys on the diamond. All the Giants players I got to know over the years just loved the guy. He eventually moved on, coaching in Boston with the Red Sox and in Chicago with the Cubs. He spent a lot of time with the game's great players for many years.

We can only hope that this luminous spirit hasn't been completely dimmed by his terrible malady, and that he is in no great physical discomfort. Wendell Kim's presence was always an important part of those Giants teams that we were fortunate to watch for so many years.


Bruce Macgowan is a longtime radio/TV sports announcer who has worked in Northern California for almost all of his near 40 years in the profession. He currently works at KGO radio and co-hosts a syndicated radio show, Sports Econ 101, on the Sports Byline radio network.


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