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The 2015 World Series begins Tuesday when the New York Mets visit the Kansas City Royals for Game One. (This being an even-numbered year, the San Francisco Giants have decided to sit this Fall Classic out.) New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (above) has had an other-worldly postseason so far. Murphy is currently batting .421 with 7 home runs, including home runs in six consecutive postseason games. Photo by Ed Jay.
|What's wrong with this picture? A clear case of role-reversal! The cowboy above suffered the indignity of playing step stool to a feisty steer, all on display at the Grand National Rodeo held at the Cow Palace over the weekend. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.
|Don't quit your day job! No better reason is needed than a quick glance at the above. The assortment of bumps and bruises -- just for starters -- could last weeks! This was part of the excitement at the Grand National Rodeo held over the weekend. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.
Sara Taubman, a Head Over Heels Athletic Arts Level 10 competitive gymnast, will attend the Women's Junior Olympic National Team Training Camp at The Ranch in Huntsville, TX on October 22-25. After winning the 2015 Level 9 Western Championships, Taubman earned a spot on the Junior Olympic National Team and the opportunity to attend this high-caliber camp. Photo by Charize Apostol.
Mike Adelson, president of Mr. Plastics in San Leandro, was recently honored for 30 years of business by the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce. Left to right: Fred Schott, Chamber Ambassador Chair and owner of 2CP Merchant Processing; Lee Thomas, San Leandro City Councilmember (Dist 3); Jim Proloa, San Leandro City Counclmember (Dist 6); Mike Adelson; Dave Johnson, Chamber CEO/President; Amy Adelson, wife of Mr. Adelson. (Mr. Plastics is an advertiser in the Ultimate Sports Guide.) Photo credit: Janice A Woycheshin, San Leandro Chamber.
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figure out two plus two is 10, or something.
Known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities
Basketball Hall Fame, 2011
Keith Smith -- Crusader Raider
Since 1980 Englishman Keith Smith has been a dedicated fan of the Oakland Raiders, which he shares in common with many people globally. His enthusiasm for the team came while visiting his family in California years ago. Seven years later he became a Super Fan and Crusader Raider and a representative of the worldwide Raider Nation.
Although the Raiders' team colors are black and silver, Smith wanted to be different. He wanted to represent both the team and his country.
"I'm the only person in the Oakland Coliseum who wears a red and white Raider costume and I am respected by the Raider Nation because red and white are the colors of England," he says.
Crusader Raider made his 63rd visit to the United States for the What A Fan sports fan conference in 2014 and he has visited over half of the stadiums in the United States and traveled to Spain, Germany and other countries to attend games and collectively support all football comrades.
Smith is a family man and a philanthropist in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Married for eleven years, he has one son and two daughters but his work and love for children doesn't stop at home. He is an advocate for protecting children from being victims of child abuse and he has built his career working full-time with children suffering from autism and adults with learning disabilities.
"If I can make a change by educating people about autism and learning disabilities, it will be a better world for all of us," states Smith. His foundation, Sycamore Trust, aids autistic children and families in East London. Through his establishment, Smith has connected with over 400 families, supporting them so that the children of their families have resources to healthcare, educational programs, and the ability for their kids to be fully included for life development to carry them from childhood through adulthood.
In the 1980s Smith worked in the United States opening summer camp programs for disabled children. His goal was to educate people about physical and learning disabilities that affect others, provide programs to allow more accessibility for disabled children, and to teach the public how to help others in need.
Today Smith works for a charity raising awareness of autism in East London and volunteers in the United States, assisting adults suffering from drug abuse, the homeless, and families accessing the Ronald McDonald House. He is a proud member of the 66th St. MOB (Make Oakland Better) which supports less fortunate fans.
This season Crusader Raider attended the preseason game in Seattle and will be at the Coliseum for home games versus the Vikings, Packers and Chargers. He will also attend three NFL games at Wembley Stadium in London, totaling over 32,000 air miles.
Despite having ten losing seasons, the Raider Nation stands strong together, whether at games or just helping one another in general. "It's about how you come together and making a difference," says Smith. "We have the biggest fan base in the world and the friendliest," he proudly states. "If you ever need help, a Raider Nation fan will help you."
Crusader Raider is among a number of Oakland Raiders Super Fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games. Photos by Ed Jay.
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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?
The Raiders will stay put at the Coliseum because the Carson project is not developed and the other sites aren't realistic. The Raiders' home is in Oakland.
Chris Dobbins, attorney, Oakland
I think Los Angeles is the Raiders' salvation. Getting a more popular market will attract better players.
Zachery Wells, personal trainer, Berkeley
Antioch. The rent is cheap.
Steven Piser, attorney, Oakland
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Odds to win the 2015 World Series
Kansas City Royals 10/11
New York Mets 10/11
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 Amazon.com and at bookstores.
Odds to win the Super Bowl 50
New England Patriots 13/5
Green Bay Packers 17/5
Cincinnati Bengals 13/1
Arizona Cardinals 14/1
Denver Broncos 15/1
Seattle Seahawks 15/1
Carolina Panthers 18/1
Atlanta Falcons 23/1
Indianapolis Colts 25/1
New York Giants 25/1
New York Jets 30/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 30/1
Minnesota Vikings 45/1
Philadelphia Eagles 50/1
St. Louis Rams 60/1
Dallas Cowboys 65/1
Miami Dolphins 75/1
New Orleans Saints 100/1
Oakland Raiders 100/1
Buffalo Bills 150/1
Washington Redskins 150/1
Houston Texans 200/1
Kansas City Chiefs 250/1
San Diego Chargers 250/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 300/1
Tennessee Titans 300/1
Baltimore Ravens 350/1
Chicago Bears 400/1
Cleveland Browns 500/1
San Francisco 49ers 500/1
Tampa Bay Buccanneers 500/1
Detroit Lions 1000/1
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
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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Stanford Cardinal 56 v. UCLA Bruins 35, October 15, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
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
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.
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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.
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
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
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
The Club House Bistro, 1221 Chess Drive
Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real
Up & Under, 2 West Richmond Avenue
Bay 101 Casino, 1801 Bering Drive
Britannia Arms, 5027 Almaden Expressway
Britannia Arms, 173 West Santa Clara
Britannia Arms, 1087 De Anza Blvd.
Pete's 881, 721 Lincoln Avenue
City Beach, 2911 Mead Avenue
One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue
Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway
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