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Skyboxification of Sports
by Andy Dolich

Pati McGaffigan, aka The Maskaraider
 
Sports
Today
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, Sep. 7 through Sunday, Sep. 13
Issue No. 84

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Monday, Sep. 7
San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks,
     1:10 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Houston Astros, 1:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Omaha Storm Chasers,
     12:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Albuquerque Isotopes,
     1:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Bakersfield Blaze, 12 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Modesto Nuts, 6:10 p.m.
Tuesday, Sep. 8
San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks,
     6:40 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Houston Astros, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, Sep. 9
San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks,
     6:40 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Houston Astros, 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, Sep. 10

Friday, Sep. 11
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres,
     7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.
Saturday, Sep. 12
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres,
     6:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. Seattle Sounders,
     7:30 p.m.
Cal Bears v. San Diego State Aztecs, 2 p.m.
Stanford Cardinal v. UCF Knights, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose State Spartans @ Air Force Falcons,
     7:15 p.m.
UC Davis Aggies v. South Dakota Coyotes, 6 p.m.
Sacramento State Hornets @ Washington Huskies,
     11 a.m.
Fresno State Bulldogs @ Ole Miss Rebels,
     12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sep. 13
Oakland Raiders v. Cincinnati Bengals,
     1:25 p.m.
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres,
     1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 12:05 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: 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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49ers - San Diego 9-3-15 - KK
49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington runs 70 yards untouched into the end zone on the first drive of the last preseason game versus the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, Sep. 3, at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers won 14-12 and host the Minnesota Vikings to start the regular season on Monday Night Football, Sep. 14, at 7:20 p.m. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. 


Jarryd - 9-3-15 - Z man
 49ers rookie running back sensation Jarryd Hayne, the Australian rugby player, impressed once again versus the San Diego Chargers and virtually ensured himself of a spot on the team's 53-man roster. Hayne finished with 10 carries for a total of 58 yards, with a longest run of 19 yards and the most rushing yards for either team.
Photo by Michael Zagaris


49ers Cheerleader - 9-15 - Karst
The San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders' Jordan dances on the sideline during the San Diego Chargers game on Thursday, Sep. 3, at Levi's Stadium. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Kenny Karst Photography.


Derek Carr - Preseason - 9-15 - Ed
Raiders QB Derek Carr has shown promising leadership ability as he enters his second season. The Raiders open the season at home versus the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sep, 13, at 1:25 p.m.  To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.


Khalil Mack - 9 -15 - Ed Jay
ESPN has named the Raiders Khalil Mack (No. 52) as the number one best player under 25 and Mack has dominated whomever has tried to block him. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Buster - 9-15 - Kenny Karst
Giants catcher Buster Posey, seen here during a home game in August, hit his 100th career home run in a 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Sunday, Sep. 6, and helped the Giants earn a split of the four-game series. Kenny Karst Photography.


Hunter Pence - 2015 - Karst
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, currently on the disabled list, gives a thumbs-up to a fan during the recent Cardinals series when asked how soon he would return to action. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Kenny Karst Photography.


Billy Burns - 9-2-15 - Karst
 Oakland A's outfielder Billy Burns drives a ball to center field off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney at  O.co Coliseum during the A's 9-4 loss to the Halos last Wednesday, Sep. 2. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Kenny Karst Photography.


Cal vs. Grambling - 9-5-15 - Ron Sellers
Linebacker Deviant Downs (#1) stretches out to score a touchdown after intercepting an errant throw during the second quarter of the California Golden Bears versus Grambling State Tigers game at Memorial Stadium, on Saturday, Sep.5, in Berkeley. Cal would win handily, 73-14. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.


San Jose State - 9-3-15 - Kenneth Wong
The San Jose State Spartans dominated in every department as they rolled over outmatched New Hampshire 43-13 on Thursday night. Quarterback Joe Gray, above, connected on 16 of 20 passes for 253 yards. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong.


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Sports Pulse
Skybox No. 1
Opulent skybox price tags are increasing the gap
Skybox No. 3
For most fans, visiting a skybox is
only a dream.
Andy Dolich - head shot  

Skyboxification of Sports
 
by Andy Dolich


A few years ago Harvard professor and author Michael J. Sandel was asked what he would do if he were president of the United States.
 
"I would lead a campaign against the Skyboxification of American life," Sandel said. "Not long ago, the ballpark was a place where CEOs and mailroom clerks sat side by side, and everyone got wet when it rained. Today most stadiums have skyboxes, which cosset the privileged in air-conditioned suites far removed from the crowd below. Something similar has happened throughout our society. The affluent retreat from public schools, the military and other public institutions, leaving fewer and fewer class mixing places. Rich and poor increasingly live separate lives."
 
Sandel's viewpoint is a bit simplistic in today's hyper, revenue-generating world of sports. However, the ongoing financial stratification of venue seating areas is changing the dynamic of how fans are consuming the on-field exploits of their sports heroes. The creation of differentiated layers of fans' experiential involvement underscores the days of one-size-fits-all sports venues are over.
 
Once upon a time, a little kid could wander down on the court or near the dugout and talk to the players. Now, in many venues (especially in the NFL,) you have to pay a hefty license just to buy a season ticket. Fans need the skills of Seal Team Six to access the varied economic neighborhoods in many stadiums. Up close and personal is reserved for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other forms of instant social media. Dynamic pricing and secondary ticket marketing have changed the micro-neighborhoods that had existed in many stadiums. Families, friends and perfect strangers grew up going to games and treating each other with respect. Every section was a family section, not one mandated for security reasons.
 
Pro sports pricing stratification
NFL: teams have on average 13 pricing levels
MLB: 15 pricing levels
NBA: 14 pricing levels
NHL: 12 pricing levels
 
When I attended the first-ever NFL preseason game at Cowboys Stadium, I was amazed at how my eyes were hypnotically drawn to the Texas-sized HD video board, no matter where I was positioned. It was a potent preview of how games will be consumed in live settings in the future.
 
Up until 2005, the San Francisco 49ers had one price of $65 for all seats at Candlestick Park. At Levi's Stadium, all fans had to purchase "stadium builder licenses." Nine thousand or so seats between the 25-yard lines carried a license fee between $20,000 and $30,000 per seat, with an average ticket price of $300. Some "club" seats went for $80,000 each. If you wanted the opulence of one of the 165 luxury suites, you would have electronically deposited between $200,000 and $500,000 per season.
 
Sports are one of the last examples of our town squares. Stadiums and ballparks serve as rallying points for increasingly diverse and financially fragmented communities. These massive meeting places are the front porch of days gone by. As the skyboxification of our favorite stadiums and arenas falls into the hands of the sports revenue metricists, we are losing the glue of unity that binds us together as fans.
 
Andy Dolich has worked as an executive in all four major sports leagues, including the Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers. He is the managing director and head of U.S. sports practice for Odgers Berndstson, the UK's leading executive search firm, and director of career development for the University of San Francisco's online master's program in the business of
collegiate athletics.

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Super Fan - Pati McGaffigan - 2015 - Ed Jay

Pati McGaffigan,
aka The Maskaraider

Having grown up in Hawaii and now living in San Diego, I am often asked, "How did you become a Raiders fan?" As I was born at Oakland Naval Hospital, I could have said, "I was born this way," but the Raiders were simply a bright star on the horizon in 1953.   

As a kid, my Pops insisted I learn how to survive. He taught me how to fish, hunt and camp. An athlete himself, I remember we would watch sporting events together; baseball, football and boxing matches and I would always pick the boxer wearing black. Around 1967, I asked Pops, "Why do you root for the Cowboys?" His response was, "I was born in Dallas."

That year the Raiders finished 13-1 and I fell under the spell of Jim Otto, Pete Banaszak, Daryle Lamonica and Freddie Biletnikoff, to name a few. When The Snake joined the Raiders in 1970, I was a feisty teenager and smitten. After watching Kenny lead the team, I knew that if we were down by 12, just give us 90 seconds and we would win the game. Fast forward to the Holy Roller game in San Diego -- I was there!

Two beautiful daughters are fans as well; Danielle is a die-hard Raiders fan, and Nicholle a Chargers fan. My four grandchildren love my character and call me when they catch a glimpse of their Tutu (G-ma in Hawaiian) on TV. And here's a shout-out to my little dog, Honey Girl, who is also a Raiders fan!

During The MaskaRaider's first appearance, I remember being called Maleficent; the funny thing is I never knew who Maleficent was until the movie came out years later. At the recent Cardinals preseason game, a lovely little girl said to her mom, "I didn't know Maleficent was a Raiders fan." How appropriate and now she does.

My character came to life in 2007 and started with a black and silver mask I picked up in Hawaii. I found my hat and horns shortly after that and then all bets were off. A little black dress, player patches showing the pride I hold in my heart for the Legends and future legends, a little bling here, a little bling there, bling bling everywhere! Transitioning into character, start to finish, takes roughly two and a half hours and those 10 a.m. games are tough. If I get that rogue eyelash or dressing out-of-order, add another 20-30 minutes. The payoff -- seeing the joy (and sometimes fear [evil laugh!]) in the eyes of the children and the smiles from Raiders fans across the country, from Seattle to New York City and Hawaii.  

My hat is off to all super fans for your dedication, passion and hard work. And much love to my Raiders sister, Mystic Raider, as my partner in all things black and silver.

Pati McGaffigan 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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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

 

 

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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Colin Kaepernick ProCamp.  June 20, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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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

 

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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