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Despite the Loss, Big Game was a Winner
--Alyssa Block

Thomas Brannon aka 
Thomas Grimraider Brannon

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. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 29
Issue No. 95

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Monday, Nov. 23
Sacramento Kings @ Charlotte Hornets, 4 p.m.
Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots, 5:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Sam Houston State, 8 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB @ UC Irvine, 7 p.m.
UOP (M) BB Notre Dame de Namur, 7 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. Santa Clara, 7 p.m.
USF (W) BB @ Utah Valley, 6 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. Air Force, 6 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. George Washington, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 24
Golden State Warriors v. LA Lakers, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Charlotte Checkers, 4 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB v. UC Davis, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25
Sacramento Kings @ Milwaukee Bucks, 5 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Chicago Blackhawks, 7 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Charlotte Checkers, 4 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Ontario Reign, 7 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB v. Toledo,
     (Anchorage, AK) 7:30 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. UC Santa Barbara, 7:30 p.m.
USF (W) BB v. North Dakota, 5 p.m.
UOP (W) BB @ North Carolina, 11 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 26
Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Lions, 9:30 a.m.
Carolina Panthers @ Dallas Cowboys, 1:30 p.m.
Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers, 5:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. San Diego State (Las Vegas), 9 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. Arizona, 8:30 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Villanova (Brooklyn, NY),
     1:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB v. Alaska, (Fairbanks, AK) 
     5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 27
Golden State Warriors @ Phoenix Suns, 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. Minnesota Timberwolves,
     7 p.m.
San Jose State Spartans v. Boise State Broncos,
     12:30 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. Bakersfield Condors, 7:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. West Virginia/Richmond
     (at Las Vegas), TBA
Stanford (M) BB v. Arkansas/George Tech
     (Brooklyn, NY), TBA
San Jose State (M) BB v. TBD,  (Anchorage, AK) TBA
Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. Simpson, 5:30 p.m.
Fresno (M) BB v. Delaware State, 7 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Texas A&M (Las Vegas), 12 noon
Stanford (W) BB v. Missouri State (Estero, FL),
     10:30 a.m.
San Jose State (W) BB @ Washington State, 7 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB @ Cal Poly, 3 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Fresno State, 2 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (W) BB v. Notre Dame De
     Namur, 4 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB v. Northwood (Fairbanks,
     AK), 3 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB @ Portland State, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28
Golden State Warriors v. Sacramento Kings,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Calgary Flames, 7 p.m.
Cal Bears v. Arizona State Sun Devils, 7 p.m.
Stanford Cardinal v. Notre Dame Fighting Irish,
     4:30 p.m.
Fresno State Bulldogs v. Colorado State Rams,
     6 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Texas Stars, 1:15 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB v. TBD, TBA (Anchorage, AK)
UOP (M) BB v. Eastern Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. Seattle Pacific,
     5:30 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB @ Utah Valley, 6 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB v. South Dakota,
    3:35 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Liberty (Las Vegas), 2:15 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. Dayton/Maine, TBA (Estero, FL)
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Evansville, 5 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Missouri, 2 p.m.
UOP (W) BB @ Gardner-Webb, 10 a.m.
Cal State East Bay (W) BB v. Academy of Art,
     4 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. Northeastern, 12 noon
Sonoma State (W) BB v. Wisconsin-Parkside
     (Fairbanks, AK),  3 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. USF, 12:05 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 29
San Francisco 49ers v. Arizona Cardinals,
     1:05 p.m.
Oakland Raiders @ Tennessee Titans, 10 a.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Texas Stars, 3 p.m.
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10 a.m.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Indianapolis Colts,
     10 a.m.
NY Giants @ Washington Redskins, 10 a.m.
New Orleans Saints @ Houston Texans, 10 a.m.
Minnesota Vikings @ Atlanta Falcons, 10 a.m.
St. Louis Rams @ Cincinnati Begals, 10 a.m.
San Diego Chargers @ Jacksonville Jaguars,
     10 a.m.
Miami Dolphins @ NY Jets, 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Seattle Seahawks,
     1:25 p.m.
New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos,
     5:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Cal State Bakersfield,
     5 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB v. UOP, 5:35 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Delaware State, 3 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. TBD, TBA (Estero, FL)
UC Davis (W) BB @ Portland State, 7 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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49eers v. Seattle - 11-22-15 Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers running back Shaun Draughn dances to the outside for some of his 37 yards rushing, but the 49ers would fall to the Seattle Seahawks, 29-13, at Safeco Field in Seattle. Next up are the Arizona Cardinals, who visit Levi's Stadium  in Santa Clara on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

Adrian Peterson - Aldon Smith - 11-15-15 - Ed Jay
At the end of the Oakland Raiders game on Sunday, Nov. 15, won by the Minnesota Vikings, 30-14, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and Raiders LB Aldon Smith exchanged jerseys on the field. Four days later Smith would be suspended for a minimum of one year for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Photo by Ed Jay.

Oakland Raiders - 11-15-15 - Ed Jay
Spirited fans Kimberley Higa, Racheal Rebozzi, Sarah Leyvas and Eric Barnhart are pictured at Coliseum during the Raiders most recent home game, won by the Vikings, 30-14. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Cal v. Stanford - 11-21-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey is tackled by Cal cornerback Darius White after a short gain. McCaffrey had 389 all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving and returns) as Stanford defeated Cal, 35-22, in the cross-town rivals' Big Game at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, on Saturday, Nov. 21, winning the Pac-12 North division title in the process. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Cal vs. Stanford - 11-21-15 - Kenny Karst
Cal quarterback Jared Goff had 37 pass completions in 54 attempts for a game-high 386 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough to defeat Stanford, with the Golden Bears falling to the Cardinal 35-22 on Saturday night in Palo Alto. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Cal v. Stanford - 11-21-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford running back Bryce Love straight-arms Cal cornerback Darius Allensworth for an 8-yard gain. Love's only other carry of the game was a 48-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, and Stanford defeated Cal for the fifth consecutive year. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Cal v. Stanford - 11-22-15 - Kenny Karst
Cal running back Tre Watson runs up the middle for a short gain during the Big Game on Saturday night. Watson was the leading ground gainer for the Golden Bears, amassing 87 yards on 14 carries in a 35-22 losing effort to the Cardinal. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Cal v. Stanford - 11-21-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford wide receiver Michael Rector (3) and inside linebacker Craig Jones (30) hold the Stanford Axe after defeating Cal in the Big Game, 35-22. Both seniors, Rector and Jones never lost to Cal during their collegiate years at Stanford. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Cal v. Stanford - 11-21-15 - Kenny Karst
A Cal cheerleader poses for a photo during the Big Game versus Stanford on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Cal v. Stanford - 11-21-15 - Kenny Karst
A Stanford cheerleader dances on the sideline before the game as the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band plays for the crowd at Stanford Stadium last Saturday night during the Big Game with cross-town rival Cal. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Jack Lima - 11-21-15 - Stockton Heat barracuda
Stockton Heat goalie Kevin Poulin (right) makes one of his 30 saves against Jeremy Langlois of the San Jose Barracuda on Saturday night. The Heat would defeat the visiting Barracuda, earning a 4-3 victory in their third shootout. Photo by Jack Lima.

Arise FC - 11-4-15 - Rich Yee
Arise Fighting Championships (Arise FC) returned to the Santa Clara Convention Center on Nov. 14. Arise FC is a hybrid format that showcases two popular fighting styles, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Muay Thai.  To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.

Arise FC - 11-14-15 - Rich Yee
Arise Fighting Championships includes women as well and is headed up by several long-time industry leaders from the world of professional Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. 

Berkeley Marathon - 11-22-15
The Berkeley Half Marathon brought much of the city to a standstill yesterday morning as streets and intersections were closed so energetic souls could crisscross the landscape. Above, runners at the back of the race are determined to finish.

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Sports Pulse
Cal v. Stanford - 11-21-15 - Kenny Karst
Cal quarterback Jared Goff threw for 386 yards and two touchdowns but the Bears settled for field goals three times in the red zone and fell short once again against their fiercest rival, the Stanford Cardinal, 35-22. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Alyssa Block
Despite the Loss, Big Game was a Winner 

By Alyssa Block

There really isn't a way to sugarcoat Saturday's loss to Stanford in the 118th Big Game. It's been six Big Games since Cal has had the Stanford Axe, and my senior class is now the third class in a row to have never won a Big Game during our time at Cal. But thankfully, there's so much more to this experience than the four-hour football game itself.
During the week leading up to this year's Big Game -- which we call Big Game Week -- my spirit group adorned campus buildings with blue and gold lights, organized a donation drive where students could donate red clothing and would receive a blue shirt in return, and held several spirit rallies. Our Big Game Rally, held on Friday night, was a brand new pyrotechnic showcase, complete with history, rivalry, and of course, fireworks.  This week is always one of the most fun weeks of the year, because the campus is filled with so much school spirit.  
This year's game was my fourth Big Game as a student, and it went much better than any of the three games before it. We were in the game, within reach, until the beginning of the fourth quarter and the game was as close as five points after halftime. I nearly lost my voice cheering for our Bears, and I got to stand alongside people just as passionate as I am about Cal Spirit and that made the experience that much more exciting. We cheered as loudly as we could, smiled as big as we knew how to when we scored, and even made it onto national TV.  
In the end, of course, we wanted to win the Big Game, bring the Axe home, and unify around at last defeating our biggest rival. I can't wait for the day when blue and gold descend onto the field, with the clock running down on a Cal victory. But the Big Game is also about so much more. No matter what the outcome, Big Game and Big Game Week unites the campus around not only our storied rivalry, but also around how great our university is. It allows us to celebrate our school.  
Go Bears, always.  
Alyssa Block is a fourth-year student at Cal and has been an avid Cal fan since she arrived on campus. Interestingly enough, some family members are Stanford fans, leading to spirited exchanges. 
Despite a busy schedule, Alyssa is also in charge of Instagram for the Ultimate Sports Guide and visit us at @ultimatesportsg.

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Super Fan - Thomas Brannon

Thomas Brannon aka
Thomas Grimraider Brannon

As long as I can remember I have been watching and rooting for the Oakland Raiders. When I was young I remember seeing the Raiders winning and I loved their look so that was the team I started rooting for. Once I found out they won the Super Bowl the year I was born, 1983, that was it. They were my team. 
Growing up with football wasn't a part of my life and no one in my family watches football. Baseball was my sport and I played from the age of 5 until 18, making the All Star team all nine years it was available to our area.
I had a huge fascination with football because it was sort of the forbidden sport for me. My dad was a truck driver and owned a printing business and was always gone. That meant everything was up to my mom. She made my education come first and didn't want me getting hurt playing football, even turning down the efforts of the local city football coach, on his knees in my living room, begging my mom to let me play quarterback.
I started my family at the young age of 17 and grew up very quickly, learning what responsibility and hard work were. Luckily I had a great foundation from my dad, with all his hard work, and my step-dad, who owned a ranch, so I knew what long, hard days were about. I now share my home with my wonderful girlfriend, Kristin Gentry and her 5 kids: Zoie (14), Chris (12), Destini (9), Janeeva (7), and Evanii (5), plus my 3 kids: Jacob (13), Emma (9), Phoenyx (6). Needless to say, we have a very busy home.
I got started with my character in 2013, after attending my first Raiders game in Oakland. Interacting with all the other super fans and remembering seeing them on TV as a kid, Gorilla Rilla, Darth Raider, Violator, Toozak, etc., I wanted to bring that same joy to kids that they brought to me growing up. The idea for my character came when walking through a Halloween store with my friend, Brandon Smith. He is an Eagles fan but loves the passion he sees from Raiders fans. He saw a grim reaper outfit and said. "There it is, you can be Grim Raider." And that was it. It was perfect.
I ordered my costume and started doing all the custom work to make it what you see today. I think of myself like every other fan, always seeing things and wondering if we can add to it, so we are really never done with our look. 
I am becoming more involved with charities and bringing more joy to the faces of kids. I have gotten to know Steve Bigbee, with Silver and Black Helping Hands and the Bakersfield Black Hole, with the Juvenile Diabetes Association. My goal is to know I have made a difference in people's lives by dressing up and making people smile when they see me, knowing I do all this for the greatest football organization ever, the Oa kland Raiders. 
Thomas Grimraider Brannon 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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Houston Texans     125/1
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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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Raiders Schedule



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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