Table of Contents
A tribute to Oakland Tribune
reporter Jack Menges
By Dave Newhouse 

Wayne Mabry
The Violator & Super Fan

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, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 25
Issue No. 90

Sponsored by

     Budweiser logo

Monday, Oct. 19
San Jose Sharks @ New York Rangers, 4 p.m.
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles,
     5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, Oct. 20
Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Clippers,
     7:30 p.m. (preseason)
Wednesday, Oct. 21

Thursday, Oct. 22
San Francisco 49ers v. Seattle Seahawks, 5:25 p.m.
Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Lakers,
     7 p.m. (preseason)
San Jose Sharks v. Los Angeles Kings, 7:30 p.m.
Cal Bears @ UCLA Bruins, 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 23

Saturday, Oct. 24
San Jose Sharks v. Carolina Hurricanes, 7:30 p.m.
Stanford Cardinal v. Washington Huskies,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose State Spartans v. New Mexico Lobos,
     4 p.m.
U.C. Davis Aggies v. Southern Utah Thunderbirds,
     4 p.m.
Sacramento State Hornets v. Idaho State Bengals,
     6:05 p.m.
Fresno State Bulldogs @ Air Force Falcons, 10 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 25
Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes @ FC Dallas, 4 p.m.
Buffalo @ Jacksonville, 6:30 a.m.
Tampa Bay @ Washington, 10 a.m.
Atlanta @ Tennessee, 10 a.m.
New Orleans @ Indianapolis, 10 a.m.
Minnesota @ Detroit, 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh @ Kansas City, 10 a.m.
Cleveland @ St. Louis, 10 a.m.
Houston @ Miami, 10 a.m.
New York Jets @ New England, 10 a.m.
Dallas @ New York Giants, 1:25 p.m.        
Philadelphia @ Carolina, 5:30 p.m.
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 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

On its way!

2014 Football cover
The Fall/Winter Football edition will be available shortly!
Call  510-845-2035 or write for more details or watch this space. 
(Above is the 2014 Football cover.)

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Bruce Miller - 10-18-15 - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller grabs a pass on his way to a big yardage day as the 49ers topped the Baltimore Ravens 25-20 at Levi's Stadium on Sunday. On Thursday night their perennial nemeses, the Seattle Seahawks, come to town for a 5:25 p.m. kickoff.

Colin Kaepernick - 10-18-15 - Ed Jay
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes as 49ers snapped a four-game skid with a dramatic win over the Baltimore RavensKaep had his third-highest passing-yardage total (340) of his 45-start careerTo view a photo album, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Torry Smith - 10-18-15 - Ed Jay
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith meets the press after logging his best game as a 49er. Smith had 96 yards receiving, including a 76-yard touchdown pass. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

San Francisco Gold Rush
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Genalyn on the sidelines on Oct. 4 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Raiderette - 10-11-15 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiderettes perform during the Raiders vs. Broncos game at Coliseum.  Oakland's next opponent will be the San Diego Chargers in San Diego at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Francis - Stanford - 10-15-15 - Kenny Karst
In this four-image composite, Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Francis Owusu makes an impossible 41-yard, third quarter touchdown catch with UCLA defensive back Jaleel Wadood sandwiched between Owusu and the ball. Stanford defeated UCLA 56-35 on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Stanford Stadium, to remain undefeated in the Pac-12 at 5-0. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Christian McCaffrey - 10-15-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal Heisman Trophy candidate Christian McCaffrey in the grasp of UCLA Bruins defensive back Jaleel Wadood. Stanford would win handily, sending UCLA to a 56-35 defeat on Thursday night at Stanford Stadium. Next up for the No. 10 AP-ranked Cardinal are the Washington HuskiesTo view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Stanford vs. UCLA - 10-15-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal defensive end Solomon Thomas celebrates his shoestring tackle of a UCLA Bruins running back Paul Perkins. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Erica & Skulls - 10-11-15 - Ed Jay
Erica Ortiz and Skulls (aka Shea Ohlott) were in full game mode against the Denver BroncosTo view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Instagram logo
Ultimate Sports Guide fans! We've just added an Instagram account! Now follow us @ultimatesportsg for photo updates on all things 
San Francisco Bay Area sports!

The trouble with referees is that they just
don't care 
which side wins.
~Tom Canterbury
Sports columnist, 
Alabama Crimson Tide

Sports Pulse
Jack Menges
Veteran Oakland Tribune reporter Jack Menges, who covered the Squaw Valley Olympics and handicapped
horse races.

Dave Newhouse - 2015
A tribute to
Oakland Tribune 
Jack Menges

By Dave Newhouse

Over a long career in sports journalism, Jack Menges saw a great deal. But not too many journalists remember seeing Menges. He was the invisible man of Bay Area sportswriters.

It was one thing to say you were a colleague of Menges, which I was for 26 years at the Oakland Tribune, but another thing to say that you actually saw him. I might have seen him a few times, but he still had to be pointed out, because I couldn't be sure if it was really him.

Menges was a candidate for the Bureau of Missing Persons. And don't just take my word for it.

"What's odd -- or maybe not -- is that I was at the Trib from 1980 until 1982, and I don't think I ever met him," said Janet Silver Ghent.

"I hardly saw him at the (Tribune) office, but he was always friendly and interesting to talk with," said Bob Loomis.

"I worked at the Tribune 18 years, and I think I saw him twice," said Jim Johnson. "The track was his office."

That would be the horse racing track, which explained Menges' invisibility. If you visited Golden Gate Fields, Bay Meadows or the fair circuit tracks, there you would find Menges, handicapping racings and writing daily track stories for the Tribune. But even at the track, to see Menges you had to visit the press box. He rarely even placed a bet on his picks or anybody else's; and if he did make a wager, it would be for $2, nothing more.

Jack Menges died Oct. 12 in Livermore from complications of Parkinson's. He was 87, though quite visible the last 15 years of his life. That's because he retired from journalism in 1990, after 43 years at the Tribune, which then meant re-introducing himself to the general public. No more hiding out.

But what a loss for the horse-racing crowd when Jack stopped his handicapping. He was so good at predicting how races would turn out that he once picked seven winners in a nine-race card and 13 winners in two days. And you couldn't, or shouldn't, say he was lucky. For he understood the full scope of horse racing. You see, early in his career, he worked the backstretch of tracks in the early morning hours "to get a better understanding of racing." He was, indeed, a pro's pro.

"Jack was meticulous in his record-keeping, and that helped make him an excellent handicapper," said John Simmonds, a Tribune assistant sports editor during Menges' time at the newspaper. "He also did a popular daily feature called 'Menges Longshots', and was on top of every development in the local racing circles. He was the best."

You wouldn't find Menges covering horse racing's Triple Crown, as local tracks were his domain. Nevertheless, as a journalist and as a man, "he was a Triple Crown winner all the time," said a fellow Tribune sportswriter, Dave Lovecchio, who might have seen him a half-dozen times.

Menges didn't start out, or prepare himself initially, to be a horse racing scribe. After graduating from Oakland High, he joined the Tribune in 1947 as a prep writer. If he had any sports fancy, it was hardtop and midget racing cars, which he not only reported on, he also drove in competition.

He covered USF and Santa Clara football before the two schools gave up the sport in the early 1950s, plus he filled in on Oakland Oaks Triple-A baseball games. And he had the USF basketball beat when Bill Russell led the Dons to consecutive NCAA titles in the mid-1950s. Menges also was at Squaw Valley in 1960 covering the Winter Olympics.

But, by that time, he had started his career at the horse track, getting that assignment clandestinely.

"I started making picks under an alias," he said. "Management didn't think a prep writer should be selecting horses." But this former hotfoot quickly delivered hot tips. "I led all handicappers four of the first five meetings," he said of his introduction to the Sport of Kings, "but I hardly thought it would last this long."

He received many local racing awards and he helped put on the annual horse racing awards dinner for Northern California. And after leaving the Tribune, he shifted from writing to photography and could be seen photographing various sporting events in the Brentwood area.

Menges was cremated at his request. He leaves behind his wife, Colleen, and four children: Barry Menges, Ginger (Mike) Rolf, Robin (Tim) Neal and Jacie (Mike) Robson; three stepchildren: Michael (Laura) Donahue, Patty (Rob) Carey and Erin (Phil) Davis, plus 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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 an as yet untitled Hoosiers-like basketball book,  due out mid-fall.

Send us your Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse and we will share them with our readers. Write: 

Sports Pulse
Wayne Mabry - Super Fan

Wayne Mabry -- The Violator
My name is Wayne Mabry. I became a Raiders fan in 1970, back in Mississippi while watching the Raiders play the Chiefs.
My transformation into The Violator takes about an hour and a half to complete. I am then ready to be an Ambassador of the Game -- NFL Football. I currently live in Moreno Valley, CA where I recently retired after 36 years in the Carpenters Union (#1506).
Some of my accomplishments, over my 24 years of being The Violator, include being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fans in 2000, appearing in several commercials: Coca Cola, Direct TV, Bud Light, Tide, and the NFL Network. Numerous appearances on TV and radio include HBO's Inside the NFL, ESPN's Outside the Lines, HBO's Sport in America films, the NFL Show, ESPN The Magazine, FOX NFL Sunday, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, and ESPN's SportsCenter.
My goal is to help enhance the GAMEDAY experience for the fans, travel to every NFL stadium, help kids who are battling devastating diseases, like cancer, etc., and be instrumental in helping change the negative stigma about Raiders fans. Have a blessed day!
The Violator is among a number of Oakland Raiders Super Fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games. Photos by Ed Jay. 

Send us your Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse and we will share them with our readers. Write: 

A decision on the Oakland Raiders' new home is likely to be made this year, perhaps moving them to Carson, Inglewood, Santa Clara or even San Antonio. What's your guess?

Daniel Geary
L.A. The Raiders' ownership doesn't seem invested in an Oakland plan. L.A.'s fan base is huge and they are eager for a team. They will offer the best stadium deal.

Daniel Geary, philanthropy, Richmond

Short term, the Raiders stay at the Coliseum. Long term they will move to Havana, Cuba.

Dick Lupoff, author, Berkeley

Sadie Sprenkle
Personally, I'd love for them to stay Oaklandish.

Sadie Sprenkle, super student, Berkeley

To participate, send your answer to the above question and a photo to

How many games will the Oakland Raiders win this year? Why?

Chris Dobbins
I am worried about our secondary but  the Raiders will win 8 games.

Chris Dobbins, attorney, Oakland

To participate, send your answer to the above question and a photo to

Highly Recommend

Bay 101 - Fall 2015  

 Bay 101 Casino

1801 Bering Drive, San Jose, CA 

(408) 451-8888

Join Our Advertisers List!
Below are the names of advertisers who will participate in our 2015 Fall/Winter Football edition. Add your name by calling and reserving your space. Good placement is available and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Be part of the most comprehensive sports magazine
in the San Francisco Bay Area. Call 510-845-2035 today or write:

Abbey Tavern

Active Sports Clubs,

     Michele Wioskowski

Adamo Golf

Advanced Spinal Care

Airport Area Business

     Association (AABA)

Alameda Advertising

     and Recognition

The American Bull Bar

Artichoke Joe's

Bay 101 Casino

Bay Area Spine Care

Black Oak Casino

The Blue Light

Britannia Arms,


Britannia Arms,


Britannia Arms,

     De Anza

Bus Stop

Caledonian Games

California Grand Casino

Cameron's Restaurant

     Pub & Inn

Capers Eat & Drink

The Chieftain

Churchward Pub

The Club House Bistro

Dr. Michelle Cleere

Courtyard by Marriott,


Crogan's Montclair

Cue & Brew

Danny Coyle's


Dr. Alex DeVigal, D.D.S.

Diamond Sports Bar &


East Bay Computer


Ed Jay Photography

Ed's Mudville Grill

El Pollo


The Englander Sports

      Pub & Restaurant

EON Technologies


Gerard A. Falzone,

     Attorney at Law

FamFest 2015


Fast Signs

First Choice


Franks Saloon & Sports


Freeman Insurance


Funky Monkey

George & Walt's

Grand Oaks Sports


Go Sports Bar

Harry Hartman Insurance Services

Half Moon Bay Brewing


Half Moon Bay RV Park

      & Campground

Hotel Durant

Il Pirata

Jake's Steaks

Jillians San Francisco

Juan's Place

Keller Williams -- Harvey

     & Pat Cohen

The Kezar Pub

Kingfish Pub & Cafe


KGO 810 AM

Knuckles Historical
    Sports Bar

Koehler Auto Body

Linguini's Pizza & Brew

Livermore Casino Sports


Mad Dog in the Fog

Metropolitan Golf Links

McCovey's Restaurant

Minami Sushi

Mr. Plastic

Mucky Duck

Nickies Bar & Grill

Oakland Moose Lodge


Oakland Raiders Booster Club

Oaks Card Club

Oaks Corner

One Double Oh Seven


Orozco's Tires

Otaez Mexican


Pacific Coast Brewing


Party Green

Pasta Pelican Waterfront Restaurant

Patriot House

Pete's 881 Card Room *


Pete's Place

Players Sports Pub &

     Grill, Fair Oaks

Rames Consulting

Rancho Sports Bar


Ricky's Sports Theatre &


Rinetti & Co.

Russell Doi, Reverse

     Mortgage Consultant

Ruth Stroup Insurance


San Mateo Jockey Club

Siegel & Yee

Sports Edition Bar

Stadium Pub

Stars Recreation Center

Sundance The


Tierney's Sports Bar

Toyota Material


Visit Oakland

Waterfront Hotel

Wild Planet



Sports Today Index!
What do all these illustrious names have in common?

Michael Altfest, Steve Baker, James Brandt, Paul Brekke-Miesner, Robinson Brown, Walter Champion, Harvey Cohen, Isaac Cronin, Eileen Curran, Nick Curran, Glenn Dickey, Andy Dolich, Jeff Elefante, Pete Elman, Leland Faust, Nancy Finley and Chris De Benedetti, Jim Fitzpatrick, Rob Flammia, Daniel Geary, Andre Johnson, Kenny Karst, Ira Klein, Richard Lupoff, Bruce Macgowan, Patric Mayers, Ross McKean, Robert Moselle, Dave Newhouse, John Ourand, Howard Pearlstein, Rudi Petschek, Laurel Poeton, Phil Schaaf, Dan Siegel, Jonathan Siegel,  Tom Stern, Shelia Young

All of the above writers have contributed articles to 
SPORTS TODAY and their acclaimed work can be found at Simply click SPORTS TODAY
at the top of the home page 
and three indexes will appear: by issue, subject and category. All are cross-indexed and provide links to every article we have published.

  Odds to win the 2015 World Series

Kansas City Royals  7/5

New York Mets  5/2

Chicago Cubs  3/1 

Toronto Blue Jays  5/1

Dave Newhouse cover  

Readers will be rocked by Dave Newhouse's warts-and-all history of the 49ers' pre-DeBartolo years, 1946-76. The book can be ordered at and at bookstores.  

   Odds to win the Super Bowl 50
Green Bay Packers      3/1
New England Patriots 4/1
Arizona Cardinals       10/1
Cincinnati Bengals      10/1
Denver Broncos          12/1
Seattle Seahawks        15/1
Atlanta Falcons           18/1
Indianapolis Colts       20/1
New York Giants        20/1
Pittsburgh Steelers      28/1
Carolina Panthers        30/1

New York Jets              35/1
Philadelphia Eagles     40/1
Buffalo Bills                  45/1
Minnesota Vikings      60/1
Dallas Cowboys           100/1
San Diego Chargers    115/1
St Louis Rams               120/1
Baltimore Ravens        125/1
Washington Redskins 125/1
Kansas City Chiefs       150/1
Miami Dolphins           150/1

Tennessee Titans       150/1
Oakland Raiders         250/1
Houston Texans          300/1
New Orleans Saints    300/1
Chicago Bears              350/1
Cleveland Browns      350/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers    375/1
San Francisco 49ers    600/1
Jacksonville Jaguars    750/1
Detroit Lions                1000/1


San Francisco logo 
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        

Oakland Raiders logo
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

For Your Viewing Pleasure, Part II
Recent Facebook Albums
Oakland Raiders 10 v. Denver Broncos 16, Oct. 11, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

Stanford Cardinal 55 v. Arizona Wildcats 17, Oct. 3, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

San Francisco Giants 3 v. Colorado Rockies 2, Oct. 3, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

Cal Bears 34 v. Washington State Cougars 28, Oct. 3, 2015. Photo by Ron Sellers.

San Francisco Giants 2 v. Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Oct. 1,  2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

Stanford Cardinal 42 v. Oregon State Beavers, Sept. 25, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Oakland Raiders 37 v. Baltimore Ravens 33. Sept. 20, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Stanford Cardinal 41 v. USC  31. Sept.  19, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Rolex Big Boat Series. Sept. 19, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Oakland Raiders 13 v. Cincinnati Bengals 33. Sept. 13, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

Cal Bears 35 v. San Diego Aztecs 7. Sept. 12, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
Stanford Cardinal 31, UCF Knights 7. Sept. 12, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

J.P. Morgan Races. Sept. 9, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee
Snoop Dogg Football League. Sept. 8, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Cal Bears 73 v. Grambling State Tigers 14.  Sept. 5, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
Brazen Racing, San Jose. Sept. 5, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
San Francisco 49ers 14 v. San Diego Charger 12. Sept. 3, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Oakland Raiders 23 v. Arizona Cardinals 30. Aug. 30, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Francisco Giants 0 v. St. Louis Cardinals 6. Aug. 29, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
San Francisco Giants 5 v. Chicago Cubs 8. Aug. 25, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Francisco 49ers v. Dallas Cowboys. Aug. 23, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Giant Race (San Francisco Giants). Aug. 23, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
San Francisco Giants 5 v. Washington Nationals 0. Aug. 16, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst. 
San Francisco Giants 3 v. Washington Nationals 1. Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Bank of the West Classic. Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

San Francisco 49ers scrimmage. Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
San Jose Spiders defeat Madison Radicals for AUDL championship. Aug, 8-9, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
San Jose Spiders win AUDL championship. Aug. 8-9, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita.
Bay Area College Football Media Day. Aug., 3, 2015. Photos by Ann Cooke.
Bank of the West Classic, Stanford. Aug. 2, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay. 
Oakland Raiders Training Camp, Napa. Aug. 1, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders -- Christmas in July, July 31, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Giants versus the A's, AT&T Park. Giants win, 4-3. July 26, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Giants versus the A's, AT&T Park. Giants win, 2-1. July 25, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
FCB Studio App Launch -- FC Barcelona and Tawasol Studio at Levi's Stadium, July 24, 2015. Photos by Yvette Gasca.
Girls Inc. at Oakland Raiders headquarters. July 22, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Francisco FlameThrowers vs. San Jose Spiders. SF wins 32-18. Photos by Darren Yamashita.
Pacific Nations Cup -- Rugby at Avaya Stadium, July 18, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. July 17-19, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong and Rich Yee.
San Jose SaberCats defeat New Orleans Voodoo, 56-35. July 10. 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
Buster Posey ProCamp. July 7, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
San Francisco Giants defeat New York Mets, 3-0. Bruce Lee Night. July 7, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

MX high-octane performances at the Alameda County Fair. June 30, 2015 . Photos by Randy Millares.
USGA Girls Junior Amateur Qualifier at Sequoyah Country Club. June 30. Photos by Randy Mi llares.
20th annual Keena Turner Golf Tournament. June 22, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
Colin Kaepernick ProCamp.  June 20, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
Andre Ward defeats Paul Smith. June 20, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Golden State Warriors Championship Parade. June 19, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Jose Earthquakes defeat Sacramento Republic FC on penalty kicks. June 16, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

San Francisco Giants lose to Seattle Mariners, 5-1. June 15, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
GRID and San Francisco Fire (large file). June 13-14, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
GRID and San Francisco Fire, San Jose. June 13-14, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
Be sure to LIKE us!


There are 99 days left until the Golden Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, on Feb. 7, 2016.


Highly recommended - SportStarsonline - for high school athletes 
Pint of beer


Sports bars we recommend visiting or living in


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



7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd.



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

Bay Area Pride!
San Francisco logo
Oakland Raiders logo
warriors logo 2012
San Francisco Giants logo
Oakland A's logo
San Jose Sharks logo

San Jose Earthquakes logo - new - 2014
San Jose Giants logo
stockton-ports Sonoma Raceway logo
Mazda Raceway logo
  Santa clara Logo
St-Marys-logo San Jose State logo USF logo
Sonoma State Logo
Fresno State Logo
Stockton Heat logo
CSUEB logo
Sac State Logo
San Rafael Pacifics
Sonoma Stompers
Jamtown logo

Burlingame Dragons FC logo

is published by the  
Ultimate Sports Guide, a glossy print publication serving the San Francisco Bay Area with two editions a year, the Spring/Summer Baseball edition and the Fall/Winter Football edition. For expansive photo albums of the local teams, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. For an informative e-newsletter mailed to our sports-minded database, CLICK HERE or, send your email address to:
This page was inspired by Robert Flammia. Visit Robert's Facebook page and be sure to LIKE him.
Like us on Facebook 
Contact Information
Ultimate Sports Guide
P.O. Box 4520
Berkeley , CA 94704
For Sales
Paul Matson, Director of Marketing, 530-265-5610
Ann Cooke, Director of Sales, 510-414-5394
Nola Gibblons, Sales, 925-594-3229
Ayiko Konopaski, Sales, 443-699-5689
Robert Flammia, Sales, 510-653-3537