Table of Contents

A tribute to Scotty Stirling
By Dave Newhouse

Steve Bigbee -- Steve Raider Bigbee

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, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 22
Issue No. 94

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Monday, Nov. 16
Houston Texans @ Cincinnati Bengals, 5:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Manhattan, 7 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB v. Montana, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. Lamar, 7 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Rice University, 7 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. UOP, 7 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB @ USC, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Golden State Warriors v. Toronto Raptors,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Boston Bruins, 4 p.m.
UOP (M) BB v. Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB @ Holy Names, 7:30 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. Fresno Pacific, 7 p.m.
USF (W) BB v. Holy Names, 7 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB v. William Jessup, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Sacramento Kings @ Atlanta Hawks, 5 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Bakersfield Condors, 
     10:30 a.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. Fresno Pacific, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19
Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Miami Heat, 4:30 p.m.
Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 5:25 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Philadelphia Flyers, 4 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. SMU, 8:30 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB @ UC Riverside, 7 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB @ California Baptist,
     7 p.m.
USF (M) BB @ Fresno State, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB @ New Mexico State,
     6 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB @ San Diego State, 6:30 p.m.
UOP (W) BB @ Montana, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20
Golden State Warriors v. Chicago Bulls, 7:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. East Carolina, 8 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB v. Dixie State, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB @ Montana State, 8:05 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB v. Holy Names, 7:05 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. UC Riverside, 11:30 a.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB @ Wyoming, 6 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. Washington, 7 p.m.
USF (W) BB v. Cal Poly, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21
Sacramento Kings @ Orlando Magic, 2 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Stockton Heat, 7:30 p.m.
Stanford Cardinal v. Cal Bears, TBA
San Jose State Spartans @ Hawai'i Rainbow
     Warriors, 6 p.m.
UC Davis Aggies @ Sacramento State Hornets,
     2:30 p.m.
Fresno State Bulldogs @ BYU Cougars, 12 p.m.
UOP (M) BB v. Nevada, 7 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Riverside, 7 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB @ Point Loma, 8 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB v. Academy of Art, 7:30 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB George Washington, TBA
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Air Force, 5 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB @ New Mexico, 12 noon
UOP (W) BB @ Utah State, 5 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB v. Menlo, 3 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (W) BB v. Metro State, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22
San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks,
     1:25 p.m.
Oakland Raiders @ Detroit Lions, 10 a.m.
Golden State Warriors @ Denver Nuggets, 
     5 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Columbus Blue Jackets,
     2 p.m.
Indianapolis Colts @ Atlanta Falcons, 10 a.m.
New York Jets at Houston Texans, 10 a.m.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Philadelphia Eagles,
     10 a.m.
Denver Broncos @ Chicago Bears, 10 a.m.
Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings,
     10 a.m.
St. Louis Rams @ Baltimore Colts, 10 a.m.
Dallas Cowboys @ Miami Dolphins, 10 a.m.
Washington Redskins @ Carolina Panthers,
     10 a.m.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Arizona Cardinals,
     1:05 p.m.
Kansas City Chiefs @ San Diego Chargers,
     5:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) v. Stanford, 8 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB @ Rice, 3 p.m.
Cal (W) BB Cal Poly, 2 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB @ Northern Colorado,
     5 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB @ CSU Bakersfield,
     1 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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~Dennis Erickson
Professional and collegiate football coach

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Raiders v. Vikings - 11-15-15 - Ed Jay
The Oakland Raiders defense charges onto the field during their annual Salute to Service game versus the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Nov. 15 at Coliseum. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders v. Vikings - 11-15-15 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece (left) and The Black Hole celebrate tight end Clive Walford's touchdown catch. After a close game for most of the day, the Minnesota Vikings would pull away at the end, sending the Raiders to a 30-14 defeat. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

Oakland Raiders v. Minnesota Vikings - 11-15-15 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiderette Wendy waves to the crowd after the singing of the National Anthem. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders v. Vikings - 11-15-15 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings fans find common ground at the Bad Boyz of BBQ tailgate party. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Garrett Celek - 11-8-15 - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers tight end Garrett Celek grabbed two touchdown passes and helped propel the 49ers to a 17-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 8 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Both passes were completed on third down. The 49ers visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, with kickoff scheduled for 1:25 p.m. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

Blaine Gabbert - 49ers - Nov. 8 -Kenneth Wong
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert left the Atlanta Falcons game at the beginning of the fourth quarter after taking a vicious shot from Falcons linebacker Philip Wheeler. Gabbert was out for two plays and the hit was flagged for roughing the passer. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. 

San Francisco 49ers cheerleader - 11-14-15 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Jessa dances on the sidelines at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Aug. 23, 2015.
To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Stanford v. Oregon - 11-14-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan runs out of the pocket as Oregon linebacker Danny Mattingly misses his opportunity for the tackle.  Oregon defeated Stanford, 38-36, for the Cardinal's first Pac-12 loss of the season at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto on Saturday, Nov. 14. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Kevin Hogan - Stanford v. Oregon - 11-14-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey straight-arms Oregon defensive back Glen Ihenacho at Stanford Stadium on Saturday night.  Despite his 147-yard, one touchdown effort, Stanford would fall to Oregon, 38-36, in a seesaw battle decided by the Cardinal's failed two-point conversion with ten seconds left in the game. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

Jim Plunkett - 11-14-15 - Kenny Karst
Jim Plunkett, former Heisman Trophy winning Stanford quarterback, and NFL quarterback of the New England Patriots (1971-1975), San Francisco 49ers (1976-1977) and Oakland Raiders (1978-1986), was on the Stanford sideline for the Oregon game on Saturday, Nov. 14.  Plunkett's credentials include Rose Bowl MVP (1971), two-time Super Bowl Champion (XV, XVIII) and Super Bowl MVP (XV).

Cal v. Oregon State - 11-14-15 - Ron Sellers
Amassing 453 passing yards, Cal quarterback Jared Goff (No. 16) uses his legs to extend the play as the University of California Golden Bears hosted the Oregon State University Beavers at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Saturday evening. Cal would win handily, 54-24. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

Cal v. Oegon State - 11-14-15 - Ron Sellers
Cal running back Tre Watson (No. 5) leaves a wake of Oregon State defenders sprawling on his way to a touchdown in the second quarter. Cal dominated the game for their sixth victory of the year. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. 

Cal v. Oregon State - 11-14-15 - Ron Sellers
Cal wide receiver Kenny Lawler (No. 4) started the scoring in the first quarter with a four-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jared Goff as Cal rolled to a comfortable victory over Oregon State, 54-24. Next up for Cal is their Big Game rival, the Stanford Cardinal, down on The Farm next Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.

Cal v. Oregon State - 11-14-15 - Ron Sellers
Cal wide receiver Trevor Davis (No. 9) racked up 188 total yards; 90 yards receiving and 98 yards in kick-off returns for the night, as Cal put the game away early, defeating Oregon State 54-24. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. 

Santa Cruz Warriors - 11-13-15 - Kenneth Wong
The Santa Cruz Warriors received their championship rings and opened their title defensive with a 104-87 win over the Bakersfield Jam on Friday, Nov. 13 at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz. Above, the Warriors' Elliot Williams elevates to the basket. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Kenneth Wong.

Galivan College v. Redwoods - 11-14-15 - Kenneth Wong
Gavilan College played their last football game of the year in Gilroy on Saturday, falling to Redwoods College of Eureka, 49-43. Above, Gavilan wide receiver Ryan Reynolds breaks free for good yardage. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Kenneth Wong.

Russian models - 11-15-15
Russian models Alena (left) and Emily enjoying the 2015 Fall/Winter Football edition of the Ultimate Sports Guide. Photo by Ed Jay.

Jim Fitzpatrick - 11-15-15
Hiroshi Koizumi (left) of Roller Game Japan flew in for more meetings regarding the Japan vs. USA Roller Derby World Cup coming next year to the United States. Mr. Koizumi and his company and team are big fans of the Ultimate Sports Guide! (Pictured with local roller derby guru and legend Jim Fitzpatrick.)

Alameda Boys & Girls Club - 11-14-15
The Alameda Boys & Girls Club held their annual Kids Nite Out on Friday, Nov. 13, at their headquarters in Alameda. Over 120 children served by the Club were in attendance and enjoyed loads of fun. Photo: Alameda Boys & Girls Photography Club.

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Sports Pulse
Scotty Stirling - Rich Berry
Scotty Stirling (right), a former Warriors executive, with Rick Berry.

Scotty Stirling
Scotty Stirling: he could do it all.

Dave Newhouse - 2015
A Tribute 
to Scotty Stirling 

By Dave Newhouse

Before 1960, Oakland was a barren landscape when it came to major-league sports. Scotty Stirling altered that landscape one day at the Oakland Tribune.

Stirling, then a Tribune sportswriter, was checking through wire copy when he noticed that the brand-new American Football League was looking for a home for a franchise because the National Football League had beaten it into Minneapolis with the Minnesota Vikings.

Stirling tore that Associated Press story off the wire machine and wrote an exploratory story, asking if there was interest in having a pro football team in Oakland, even though Oakland didn't even have a stadium.

And that's how the Oakland Raiders were formed, all because of Gordon "Scotty" Stirling, who died last Wednesday in Sacramento at 88 after a brief illness. His son, Gordon, said he died peacefully.

Finding a home for the Raiders was the first of several important firsts for the versatile Stirling.

Those early Raiders played at Kezar Stadium and Candlestick Park in San Francisco before Oakland constructed a temporary 23,000-seat stadium in 1963, before the 59,000-seat Oakland Coliseum could be built in 1966. By that time, Stirling had evolved from a Tribune beat writer, covering the Raiders, into a Raider executive under new head coach and general manager Al Davis.

Stirling's sports involvement then evolved like a shooting star as he ascended to a variety of front-office positions, from the West Coast to the East Coast, like no other Bay Area native before him or since.

He held executive positions with the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, the Oakland Oaks of the American Basketball Association, and the National Basketball Association, where he was the vice-president of operations in the mid-1980s.

He joined the NBA's Sacramento Kings in 1987, and remained until 2014, mostly as their scouting director. He was working on his memoir and other book projects when he passed away.

Besides the Raiders, Stirling launched other concepts. Fantasy sports is a national craze, but that craze started in Oakland in the early 1960s with something called the Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Prognostication League, or, more succinctly, GOPPL.

Stirling was part of a group, including Raiders minority owner Bill Winkenbach, that conceived of the idea of fantasy sports. The very first draft pick: Houston Oilers quarterback and placekicker George Blanda, who could deliver points with touchdown passes, field goals, and points after touchdown placements.

Stirling started another craze locally with sports talk. He was the first host of KNBR's Sportsphone 68 in 1980 (I was No. 4), and still is considered the most knowledgeable of all the hosts who followed him. That's because he had accumulated vast knowledge from the front offices of pro football and basketball, a wide access denied all his successors.

His varied interests were limitless and he was a color analyst alongside the legendary Bill King, in doing Raider games on radio. One could safely say about Stirling: he could do it all.

"Scotty was a highly regarded league executive who dedicated more than 35 years of his life to our game," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "He exuded passion for basketball. With his vast knowledge and keen eye for talent, he earned the respect of his peers and colleagues."

Longtime Warriors coach, executive and ambassador Al Attles said, "Scotty was an incredible person who had a tremendous love for basketball and the people associated with it. Personally, he was someone I leaned on heavily during my career as a coach and as an executive in the front office. He'll be dearly missed."

Stirling graduated from USF before earning a master's in sports management at Adelphi University. He served in the Army and, two years ago, was named to the El Cerrito High School Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife, Pam, sons Gordon, Donald and Kevin, sister Helen Boak, brother Archie, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held. A memorial is in the planning stages.

Retired Oakland  Tribune  columnist Dave Newhouse will have two new books
published this year: Founding 49ers: The Dark Days Before the Dynasty,
  now available, and Dare To Dream: How James Madison University Became Coed and Shocked the Basketball World,  just being released.

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Steve Bigbee

Steve Bigbee -- Steve Raider Bigbee

"I'm a Raider fan because I love what the team represents: a Commitment to Excellence. It's how I live my life and my charity work for those in need.

I am a Raider fan because of what the fan base represents: family. We are family-based with a passion for the Raiders organization and also for helping local and worldwide communities.

By passing this passion on to our young children I believe we can change our world. By working as a team and by working together as Family, One Family, One Love, One Nation, the Raider Nation!"

Who is Raider Bigbee?

Steve Bigbee was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s. During this time, his father was a die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan and Steve became a Raiders fan due to his belief in the team's motto: Commitment to Excellence. Bigbee promised he would live his life by this motto.

Bigbee stayed in jobs that allowed him to perform customer service and serve people with a commitment to excellence. These jobs consisted of fast food establishments, hospitals, security and even as a probation officer. In 2001, while working at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in security, Bigbee made a promise that when he started to do better in his life he would give back to a charity of his choice as a Raiders fan. In 2009-10 that day came as he was informed that a child staying at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford (RMHS) was a die-hard Raiders fan. The upcoming weekend Bigbee was invited to attend a local golf tournament which was hosted by former Oakland Raiders tight end Jeremy Brigham. During the event, Bigbee had several players, movie stars and others attending sign the ball which would later be presented to the child.

Bigbee returned to the Ronald McDonald House and presented the child, Amirah, the signed football. Amirah thanked him and tugged on his pants, asking, "Raiderbee, when are the Raiders coming!"
This is how Steve "Raiderbee" Bigbee was created. It was on this day Raiderbee decided to uphold his promise and start helping the children of RMHS as his charity.

Over the next several years Raiderbee's volunteerism extended to creating events for the children at Ronald McDonald House and providing public awareness about the House at outside events. Amirah's spirit provided the inspiration to Raiderbee to continue his dream of sponsoring a foundation, Silver n' Black Helping Hands, to help those in need of loving, community support.

Raiderbee is a humanitarian who loves helping others when they're in need. If he has to give up a couple of hours of sleep to help out, then so be it. If it soothes their soul, it soothes his soul. If one person helps another person, just imagine the impact on the world it would be.

"I don't know the families at the House personally but I'm here to put a smile on their faces, to have them forget what they are going through and let them enjoy life. Even if it's just for that one day or night so they can enjoy life, then it makes my job complete. The only way to make a difference in today's world is if people help out. What got me to be a Raiders fan was their motto: Commitment to Excellence. That's how I live my life. Everything I do, I put that little bit of excellence into it."
Steve Raider Bigbee, shown above with his son, Gerald, is among a number of Oakland Raiders fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games. Photo by Ed Jay, taken at the Raiders training camp. 

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New England Patriots    5/2
Arizona Cardinals           13/2
Cincinnati Bengals         15/2
Carolina Panthers          17/2
Green Bay Packers         12/1
Pittsburgh Steelers        12/1
Minnesota Vikings         15/1
Denver Broncos             18/1
New York Giants            20/1
Seattle Seahawks          22/1
Philadelphia Eagles      40/1
Indianapolis Colts 50/1
Atlanta Falcons     60/1
Dallas Cowboys     75/1
Kansas City Chiefs 75/1
Oakland Raiders    75/1
St. Louis Rams       75/1
Buffalo Bills           100/1
New York Jets       100/1
Chicago Bears       115/1
Miami Dolphins     125/1
Washington Redskins 125/1

Houston Texans          150/1
Jacksonville Jaguars    150/1
New Orleans Saints     300/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers    400/1
Tennessee Titans         450/1
San Francisco 49ers     1000/1
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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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