2014 Football cover
A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment and/or SportsPulse
Monday, Dec. 22 through Sunday, Dec. 28
Issue No. 47

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Monday, Dec. 22

Golden State Warriors v. Sacramento Kings,

     7:30 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Anaheim Ducks, 7:00 p.m.

Cal (M) BB v. Wisconsin, 6 p.m.

Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Northeastern, 6 p.m.

UC Davis (M) BB @ Northern Colorado, 6 p.m.

Stanford (W) BB v. UC Davis, 2 p.m.

San Jose State (W) BB v. Sacramento State,

     2 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 23

Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

Stanford (M) BB @ Texas, 4 p.m.

Santa Clara (M) BB v. Cal Poly, 48th Cable Car

     Classic, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 24

Thursday, Dec. 25

Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 26

Sacramento Kings v. Phoenix Suns, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 27

Golden State Warriors v. Minnesota Timberwolves, 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings v. New York Knicks, 7 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings, 7 p.m.

Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Santa Clara, 1 p.m.

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

Sacramento State (M) BB @ Utah Valley,

     6:05 p.m.

Santa Clara (W) BB v. Saint Mary's, 2 p.m.

USF (W) BB v. Pacific, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 28

San Francisco 49ers v. Arizona Cardinals,

     1:25 p.m.

Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos, 1:25 p.m.

Cal (M) BB v. CSU Bakersfield, 12:30 p.m.

UC Davis (M) BB @ Washington State, 7 p.m.

Fresno State (M) BB v. St. Katherine College,

     1 p.m.

Stanford (W) BB v. UC Santa Barbara, 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

Monday, Dec. 22

Denver Broncos @ Cincinnati Bengals,

     5:30 p.m. 

Week 17

Sunday, Dec. 28

Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons, 10 a.m.

Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens, 10 a.m.

Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins,

     10 a.m.

Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans, 10 a.m.

Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers, 10 a.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans, 10 a.m.

San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs,

     10 a.m.

New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins, 10 a.m.

Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings, 10 a.m.

Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots, 10 a.m.

Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants,

     10 a.m.

Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers,

     10 a.m.

New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers,

     10 a.m.

Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos, 1:25 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers,

     1:25 p.m.

St. Louis Rams @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 p.m.




For your viewing pleasure

Kaepernick - 12-20-14
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick eluded multiple tackles by the San Diego Chargers defense and ran 90 yards for a third-quarter touchdown at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday, Dec. 20.  San Diego rallied in the fourth quarter to tie the game and won 38-35 in overtime.
Photo by Michael Zagaris


Kaep and Harbaugh - 12-20-14

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh exult in the euphoria of a 90-yard run that pushed their lead to 14 points late in the third quarter, only to see it disappear a quarter later.

Photo by Michael Zagaris.


Kenny Karst - Gore - -12-20-14

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore straight-arms San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle en route to a 52-yard touchdown in the first quarter at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday.  The Chargers 

went on to defeat the 49ers in overtime, 38-35. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us.

Photo by Kenny Karst Photography.


Kenny Karst - Beatha - 12-20-14

San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea intercepted San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in the second quarter and ran untouched for a 49-yard return touchdown. The 49ers coughed up a 21-point lead and fell 38-35 to the Chargers in overtime. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us.

 Photo by Kenny Karst Photography.


Kenny Karst - Alex Rodriguez - 12-20-14

Veteran New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was on the sideline during pregame at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, awaiting the start of the game. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst Photography.


Kenny Karst - 12-20-14

San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Aleena dances in her Santa outfit during the pregame festivities prior to the start of the 49ers versus Chargers game. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst Photography.


Ed Jay - Charles Woodson - 12-21-14

Oakland Raiders cornerback and future first-ballot Hall of Famer Charles Woodson celebrates with fans after his 60th career interception in the first quarter. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Ed Jay - 12-20-14

Oakland Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale scored his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Ed Jay - Cheerleaders - 12-21-14

The fabulous Raiderettes were festively attired in their holiday uniforms. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook Page shortly and

be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Ed Jay - Hero - 12-20-14

Raider Ron peruses the Ultimate Sports Guide before he was honored with lighting the torch before the game. He is the first fan to have been so honored. Since 2000, Ron has attended 246 consecutive home/away Raiders games. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook Page shortly and

be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Ed Jay - skeletons - 12-21-14

Avid Raiders fans Thelma and Louise were dying to read the latest Ultimate Sports Guide. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.



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--Andy Dolich

Congratulations, you have just become an NFL owner and will be attending your first league meeting. The key agenda item for discussion is the future of a team returning to the "City of the Stars" for the first time since 1995. Should the NFL approve the relocation of an existing franchise to Los Angeles?


Here are a few facts to help make an informed decision on how to vote.

  1. The last NFL franchise that changed ownership was the Buffalo Bills. The team was sold in September for $1.4 billion. The Bills play in the 50th-largest metro market in the U.S. in an outmoded stadium built 42 years ago.
  2. The top valuations of NFL teams these days according to Forbes magazine are the Dallas Cowboys at $3.2 billion, New England Patriots at $2.6 billion, Washington Redskins at $2.4 billion and New York Giants at $2.1 billion.
  3. The Los Angeles Dodgers major-league baseball team sold for $2.15 billion to the Guggenheim Group in March 2012.
  4. The Los Angeles Clippers pro basketball team was sold to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion after Donald Sterling ran the team and his reputation into the ground.
  5. The Los Angeles Rams of Anaheim were the last NFL franchise to relocate when they moved to St. Louis in 1995. They paid a $28 million relocation fee to the NFL. Now, two decades down the road, that fee could be a whopping $250 million.
  6. The Anschutz Entertainment Group has committed to privately finance a new state-of-the-art football facility in downtown Los Angeles as part of its L.A. Live development, a 4-million square-foot, $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential and entertainment district. The firm has consummated the most lucrative naming-rights deal in sports history with a $700 million contract with Farmers Insurance. If a relocated team or expansion franchise were to move and play in this stadium, it could be the beneficiary of this incredible deal.
  7. The St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills have all talked about relocation or seeking new stadiums in their home or new markets. The Bills will most likely be staying in Buffalo on the basis of the recent purchase by the Pegula family, which has deep roots in Buffalo.
  8. Relocation fees are split evenly between all NFL teams and the league.
  9. Twenty-four votes are needed to facilitate a relocation to L.A. Both the Oakland Raiders and the St. Louis Rams have stadium leases that expire at the end of the 2014-15 season.

The NFL could end up overseeing the entire stadium project on its own by working with an entity like AEG on its Farmers Field project.


Looks like Commissioner Goodell is about to call roll on this vote. Before he does, here is some additional information to chew on before he calls your name.


The NFL is the only one of the Big Four sports leagues that could realistically expand without causing damage to its brand, TV ratings, live attendance, popularity and quality of play.


An expansion fee for an NFL team in Los Angeles would easily command $2.5 billion or more. With the New York market model of two teams in one stadium you could be looking at five billion bucks. That's billion, with a B!


There is also a scenario where the owners of the L.A. Dodgers swap stadium locations with the AEG group, which also owns the L.A. Live entertainment area in downtown L.A. next to Staples Center. It would make more sense and a ton more money to put the new Dodger Stadium downtown with 100-plus revenue-producing events than to use the space for a football stadium with 30 or so events, mainly on Sundays. The NFL honchos could take the Dodger Stadium location and all its parking and build a Shangri-La. As it stands, the current Dodger Stadium is going to require hundreds of millions in seismic upgrades above and beyond what ownership has already spent in improving the stadium.


The commissioner has just called your name.

Three simple options

  1. Keep Los Angeles teamless.
  2. Let one of the aforementioned teams relocate at $250 million and share.
  3. Expand by two more teams and pocket 1/32 of $5 billion.

Remember, you are an owner. Would you vote to share 1/32 of a hypothetical $250 million fee or the same percentage of $5 billion?


Send in YOUR decision and we will share them with our readers.
Write: theultimatesportsguide@gmail.com, subject line NFL.


Longtime sports executive Andy Dolich has more than three decades of experience in the professional sports industry, mostly spent in the San Francisco Bay Area. This includes stints in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. He operates his consulting business, Dolich & Associates, in Los Altos. 

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