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Sign of the Times: 2015 vs. 1975

by Nick Curran

 

Bike Gear

by Andy Dolich

 

Reader's Corner

Howard Pearlstein


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Monday, June 22


Tuesday, June 23

San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres,

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Fresno Grizzlies,

     7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants and Stockton Ports -- California

     League vs. Carolina League 2015 All-Star Game

     at Rancho Cucamonga

San Rafael Pacifics @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Vallejo Admirals, 6:05 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres,
     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Memphis Redbirds, 11:35 a.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Fresno Grizzlies,

     7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Vallejo Admirals, 6:05 p.m.

Thursday, June 25

San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres, 
     12:45 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 11:05 a.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Fresno Grizzlies,

     7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Modesto Nuts, 7 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Inland Empire 66ers, 7:05 p.m.

Burlingame Dragons FC v. Ventura County Fusion,

     7 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Vallejo Admirals, 6:05 p.m.

Friday, June 26

San Francisco Giants v. Colorado Rockies,

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Kansas City Royals, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose SaberCats @ Spokane Shock, 7 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Oklahoma RedHawks,

     7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Modesto Nuts, 7 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Inland Empire 66ers, 7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     7:05 p.m.

Saturday, June 27

San Francisco Giants v. Colorado Rockies,

     1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Kansas City Royals, 1:05 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes v. Los Angeles Galaxy,

     7:30 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Oklahoma RedHawks,

     6:35 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Modesto Nuts, 6 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Inland Empire 66ers, 7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 5:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers @ Pittsburg Diamonds, 5 p.m.

Burlingame Dragons FC v. Orange County Blues,

     1 p.m.

Sunday, June 28
San Francisco Giants v. Colorado Rockies,
     1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Kansas City Royals, 1:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Oklahoma RedHawks,

     6:35 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Las Vegas 51s,

     12:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Modesto Nuts, 1 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Inland Empire 66ers,

     5:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals,

     1:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     1 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

 

Legend 

(BB): Basketball
(M): Men
(W): Women

 

Media 

Cal BB (M): KGO 810 AM
Cal BB (W): Pac-12 Network
Cal football: KGO 810 AM
Fresno Grizzlies: KYNO 1430  AM
Fresno State football: 940 AM ESPN Radio
Golden State Warriors: KNBR 680 AM
Oakland A's: 95.7 FM The Game
Oakland Raiders: 95.7 FM The Game
Sacramento Kings: KHTK 1140 AM
Sacramento River Cats: Talk 650 AM KSTE 
San Francisco 49ers: KNBR 680/1050 AM, KGO
     810 AM, KSAN 107.7 FM
San Francisco Giants: KNBR 680 AM
San Jose Earthquakes: 1590 KLIV  AM,
      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)
San Jose Giants: MiLB Gameday Audio
San Jose SaberCats: KNBR 1050 AM
San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
       102.1 FM San Francisco
San Jose State football: KLIV 1590 AM
Stanford BB (M): KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)
Stanford BB (W): KZSU 90.1 FM
Stanford football: KNBR 1050 AM
Stockton Ports: KWSX 1280 AM
UC Davis football: KTHK 1140 AM

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Warriors crowd - USE - 2015 - Ed Jay

Finally! A sea of jubilant fans waits to pay tribute to the best team in the NBA, who ended the season as the third-most-winning team ever. Quite a tribute and reversal for the long-suffering Warriors and their stalwart followers. Photo by Ed Jay

 


Warriors parade - 2015 - Steve Kerr - Ed Jay

The architect of one of the best NBA seasons of all time, coach Steve Kerr, addresses the Warriors Championship Parade celebrating the team's 2015 championship. As he did all year, the first-year coach spread the credit around. Photo by Ed Jay.

 


Brandon Belt - 2015 - Ed Jay
The Giants would fall short on this day, losing at home 5-1 to the Seattle Mariners and extending a losing streak. But the team bounced back against their SoCal rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Above, first baseman Brandon Belt keeps the runner close. Photo by Ed Jay

 


Oakland A's - Michael Zagairs - 2015 - Fuld

Defense of the highest order: Billy Butler, a fleet, agile outfielder who can run down seemingly uncatchable balls, snags another one and helps preserve the A's 7-0 shutout of the Texas Rangers earlier this month. Photo by Michael Zagaris. 

 


Kaepernick- Pro Camp - 2015 - Kenneth Wong

Colin Kaepernick hosted the Citi Colin Kaepernick Football ProCamp on June 20 at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco. The camp, for kids in grades 1-8, offered football instruction and good times. Above, Kaepernick and campers pose for the camera after a day of fun. Photo by Kenneth Wong.  

 


GRID, a professional spectator sport with two co-ed teams racing head-to-head in a two-hour match, incorporates speed, skill and strategy in tests of endurance. Each match features two 14-person teams (seven women and seven men, with one of each over 40 years old) going head-to-head in 11 races. Above, joyous DC Brawlers teammates celebrate their victory over the Boston Iron. (For contest reports, visit npgl.com.) Photo by Ron Sellers Photography. 

 


GRID - 6-15 - Ron Sellers

The  San Francisco Fire's Tyler Cummings performs Dumbell Burpee over Box with 75 pounds in each hand. The Fire would pull out a dramatic 18-17 victory over the Phoenix Rise at TheFitExpo in San Jose. The contest, along with three others, will be broadcast on the  NBC Sports Network July 14-15 and 21-22. (Visit npgl.com for a schedule.)  Photo by Ron Sellers Photography. 

 


GRID - 6-2015 Ron Sellers

The San Francisco Fire's Tyler Cummings encourages partner Sarah Hopping Estrella as she completes her final pistol stick jump. The Fire are one of eight teams competing in the National Pro Grid League (npgl.com).   Photo by Ron Sellers Photography.

 


Andre Ward - 2015 - Rich Yee

Oakland resident and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KO) returned to the ring at Oracle Arena with a dominant ninth-round TKO over Paul Smith (35-6) Saturday night. Ward (above, center) got hometown support from the newly crowned NBA champion Warriors' Steph Curry (above, far right), who carried one of Ward's belts into the ring. Photo by Rich Yee.

 


Michael Phelps - 2015 - Rich Yee
USA Swimming National Team member Michael Phelps picked up his second win of the meet on Sunday as the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara came to a close at the George F. Haines International Swim Center. Phelps touched first for the second time in as many nights, as he held off a hard-charging Josh Prenot to win the 200-meter individual medley in 1 minute, 59.39 seconds. Phelps also won the 200m fly the previous night. Photo by Rich Yee.

 

  

"I walk into the clubhouse today and it's like walking into the Mayo Clinic. We have four doctors, three therapists and five trainers. Back when I broke in, we had one trainer who carried a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and by the seventh inning he'd already drunk it."

~Tommy Lasorda

MLB player and manager

Baseball Hall of Fame 1997 

Memorable Sports Moment
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The NBA has grown into a global enterprise.
After 40 years, devoted fans have been rewarded.
Curran carried the 1975 trophy in his luggage.

Nick Curran  

Sign of the times: 2015 vs.1975


by Nick Curran

 

Basketball-crazy fans in 215 countries watched, listened to and participated in the NBA Finals this month in 47 languages through multimedia and digital technologies. The NBA has an estimated 835 million fans and followers in social media globally.

 

Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors, the league's Most Valuable Player this season, could walk down a street almost anywhere on the planet and be mobbed by adoring fans.

 

It didn't used to be that way.

 

The last time the Warriors battled for the National Basketball Association championship, CBS televised each game live in one country, the U.S., and one language, English. And we were glad to get that much exposure! The four major sports -- baseball, football, basketball and hockey -- had similar media structures in those days.

 

I knew it well. I was in my sixth year as NBA director of public relations. Many did not know I was a one-man department. During the Finals I rented a suite in the city of each competing team. I slept in one room and entertained in the other. We had a head coach and star player meet the press each day. We had a modest budget for food and beverage for the media and most media were writers from daily newspapers.

 

ESPN did not exist in 1975. Although CBS did a fine job of live prime-time coverage with two announcers, we could not imagine having ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV with 24/7 news and entertainment. There were no pre-game telecasts or live post-game press conferences. There was no instant replay.

 

The 2015 Warriors front office had the luxury of Oracle Arena being available whenever it was needed. So did the Cavaliers with Cleveland's Quicken Loan Arena.

 

You won't believe what the arena obstacles were like for the 1975 NBA Finals. Honest!

 

In those years, like now, the league preferred a 2-2-1-1-1 playoff schedule. That meant the team with the better regular-season record played Games 1 and 2 at home, Games 3 and 4 on the road, Game 5 at home, Game 6 on the road and Game 7 at home.

 

In 1975 the Washington Bullets earned home-court advantage, but Game 4 couldn't be played in Oakland. The Oakland Coliseum Arena, the Warriors' regular home, was booked for the Ice Follies for a week and couldn't be changed. The ancient Cow Palace in Daly City, which was the Warriors' home a decade earlier, couldn't host Game 4, either, as a karate tournament was scheduled. (No kidding!)

 

So the league and both teams agreed to a unique, awkward 1-2-2-1-1 schedule. The Bullets insisted the series open in Maryland, followed by two games at the Cow Palace, then back to Maryland for Games 4 and 5, then single games on each court if it went the full seven games.

 

There was grumbling among some Warriors players. They didn't want to play the NBA Finals games at the Cow Palace. It took Rick Barry, the MVP of the NBA Finals, to convince his teammates they could win on that old wooden floor. He stepped up, and so did Al Attles, the Warriors head coach.

 

Attles knew the Bullets had superstars in Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld and Phil Chenier. Washington was going to do or die with its seven best players.

 

Attles used 11 players and substituted heavily. The Warriors had fresh players on the court throughout -- and swept that series in four games. The offensive strategy was basically to feed Barry. He was their prolific scorer. Others were playmakers, rebounders and in-your-face defenders.

 

The 2015 Warriors won 67 games for rookie head coach Steve Kerr in the regular season. The 1975 Warriors won just 48 games. Kerr also used players interchangeably. Some 6-foot-7 players in this lineup played all five positions.

 

Curry and teammate Klay Thompson electrified their fans with their 3-point shooting. In 1975, the NBA had not yet approved the 3-pointer. The 2015 Warriors had eight players who averaged seven points or more per game. The 1975 Warriors did not have this balance.

 

And when the 1975 Warriors clinched the championship, owner Franklin Mieuli received the Walter A. Brown Trophy. It was named after the original owner of the Boston Celtics. I used to have to cart it from city to city, checking it with my baggage so it was on hand for the deciding game.

 

Starting in 1986, the league made it simpler. They presented the trophy to the winning team to keep and manufactured a new one every year. It is now called the Larry O'Brien Trophy after the commissioner from 1975 to '84. O'Brien was my boss at the beginning of his tenure.

 

Andre Iguodala was voted Finals Most Valuable Player and deserved it. He was the first MVP in Finals history who did not start one game in the regular season. Coach Steve Kerr became the first rookie coach since Pat Riley in 1982 to guide his team to an NBA championship. This team is definitely one for the ages.

 

 

Nick Curran was the NBA's director of public relations from 1969 to 1976. He later became a vice president and financial adviser for 28 years. He and his wife, 

Eileen, are retired and live in Santa Barbara.


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Sports Pulse

Bike Gear - 2015

Bike Gear - 2015

Andy Dolich - head shot  

 

Bike Gear

 


by Andy Dolich 


 
More pedal power to anyone who hops on their favorite two-wheeler and takes off down the highways and byways of life in the Bay Area. I have no idea how anyone actually completes the tortuous 3,360 miles of the Tour de France, let alone the Tour to de Grocery Store. We will see who the King of the Hills will be when the 2015 Tour de France pedals off on July Fourth, and who rides into Paris on July 26 wearing a yellow jersey.

 

Seems to me that recreational cycling is a much better way to get around town and do your part to squelch the petro-burning damage done every time the key turns on your gas guzzler. Cardiovascular conditioning is a positive that comes from those uphill climbs, and putting more muscle on the legs makes for quicker getaways and occasional wolf whistles.

 

OK, now that I have paid my positive dues to those who mechanically push pedal to the metal, it's time to hit the hand brakes and ask all you peddlers: What is the story with your garish garb?

 

Do you actually think an urgent phone call is coming in from the organizers of the Tour de France, pleading with you to jet over and fill in for Vincenzo Nibali?

 

Why do you insist on pouring yourselves into those neon colored, form-fitting, logo-encrusted, aerodynamically spandex-encased cycling togs? I'm just guessing that you aren't being paid to ride for Team Sky, Movistar, Tinkoff-Saxo Bank or Katusha. I also fail to understand some of the other stuff you guys are up to.

 

Aerodynamic helmets: Those super swept-back helmets make you look like a movie extra from the original Alien. I get the safety angle, but how many of you need these customized cranium cruisers if your top speed is 21 mph?

 

Click-clack shoes: I spend a fair amount of time in coffee shop-peddler hangouts in Northern California, and when the biker gangs hit the hard floors they seem to be channeling Savion Glover breaking into a tap routine. If I wanted to hear your damn click-clack shoes while catching up on the day's sporting news I'd buy a ticket to Stomp! One other point of interest: Millennial bikers seem to prefer Peet's over Starbucks. Hear that, Howard Schultz?

 

Gloves: I'm totally confused by the glove thing. Full fingered, three-quarter and half-fingered, no fingered. I'm thinking the real use is holding on to a hot pastry on your daily refueling stop at the coffee shop. I can just see the leaders of the mountain climb asking their teammates if it's time for a caffeine break and croissant.

 

Hand signals: Those hand signals for your turns are greatly appreciated. I'm sure those drivers who are texting, talking, brushing their teeth, shaving or writing a presentation draft on their laptops while driving over the speed limit will swear they never saw you until they hit you.

 

You look silly: Just think if other athletes dressed like you when participating in their favorite sport. Would schoolyard hoopers turn up in full NBA uniforms? Would your kid's T-ball coach show up looking like Tommy Lasorda or Lou Pinella, with a form-fitting major-league baseball uniform emphasizing an overflowing gut? Do you dress like Venus, Maria, Roger or Rafa when smashing fuzzy balls around the local courts?

 

The yellow jersey: Did you just complete the entire 3,642 kilometers of the tour? Congrats! Why doesn't everyone just wear a yellow jersey and black shorts?

 

Look at me, Ma, I'm King of the Cycling World!

 

Have a pleasant Peloton. 

 

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

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Reader's Corner

Howard Pearlstein  

NBA Should Reform Intentional Foul Rule


by Howard Pearlstein

 

In the offseason the NBA owners should do something about intentional fouling. It's just wrong that the people who gain from it are those who commit the fouls, which makes the game a bunch of legal tricks instead of a contest of athletes.


Even something as simple as an intentional foul should get the foul shooter three or four shots or cost the person doing the fouling two fouls against him and his team, or both. Maybe make an intentional foul a flagrant one? Or half a flagrant one? More shots for the person fouled and more fouls against the person doing it.

It's contrary to any sense of sportsmanship and excellence, and a disgrace to the art of basketball and its history.

 

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49ers Schedule

Preseason

Date                  Opponent      Time                   TV

Sat., Aug. 15       @ Houston       5:00 p.m.             KPIX 5

Sun., Aug. 23       Dallas                5:00 p.m.            KPIX 5   

Sat., Aug. 29       @ Denver          6:00 p.m.            KPIX 

Thu., Sep. 3         San Diego         7:00 p.m.            KPIX 5   


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.         
FOX

Sun., Oct. 4           Green Bay        1:25 p.m.        

FOX

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

Preseason

Date                Opponent        Time                TV

Fri.,  Aug 14       St. Louis           7:00 p.m.         KTVU/KICU

Sat., Aug. 22     @ Minnesota   5:00 p.m.         KTVU/KICU 

Sun., Aug. 30    Arizona              5:00 p.m.            NBC

Thu., Sep. 3       @ Seattle          7:00 p.m.         KTVU/KICU 

 

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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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 long-time 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

 

Brisbane

7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd.

 

Burlingame 

The American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real

Knuckles Historical Sports Bar, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame

 

Campbell 

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    

 

Vacaville 

Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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