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Goodbye Big Time Timmy Jim
by Michael Altfest

Andrea Sedano, Dre of the Dead
 
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. 14 through Sunday, Sep. 20
Issue No. 85

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Monday, Sep. 14
San Francisco 49ers v. Minnesota Vikings, 
     7:20 p.m.
San Francisco Giants v. Cincinnati Reds, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Chicago White Sox, 5:10 p.m.
Tuesday, Sep. 15
San Francisco Giants v. Cincinnati Reds, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Chicago White Sox, 5:10 p.m.
Wednesday, Sep. 16
San Francisco Giants v. Cincinnati Reds, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Chicago White Sox, 5:10 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. Montreal Impact,
     7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sep. 17
Oakland A's @ Chicago White Sox, 11:10 a.m.
Friday, Sep. 18
San Francisco Giants v. Arizona Diamondbacks,
     7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Houston Astro, 5:10 p.m.
Saturday, Sep. 19
San Francisco Giants v. Arizona Diamondbacks,
     1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Houston Astro, 4:10 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes @ New York City FC, 4 p.m.
Cal Bears @ Texas Longhorns, 4:30 p.m.
Stanford Cardinal @ USC Trojans, 5 p.m.
San Jose State Spartans v. Oregon State, 5 p.m.
UC Davis @ Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors, 9 p.m.
Sacramento State Hornets @ Weber State
     Wildcats, 5:05 p.m.
Fresno State Bulldogs v. Utah Utes, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sep. 20
San Francisco 49ers @ Pittsburgh Steelers,
     10 a.m.
Oakland Raiders v. Baltimore Ravens, 1:05 p.m.
San Francisco Giants v. Arizona Diamondbacks,
     1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Houston Astro, 11:10 a.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 
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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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For Your Viewing Pleasure


Derek Carr - 9-13-15 - Rich Yee
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr would leave the game during the second quarter, during a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, 33-13, on Sunday. Following the game, X-rays on Carr's hand proved negative. The Raiders next host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at O.co Coliseum. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


Reggie Bush - 2015 -- Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush will make his first regular season start for the 49ers on Monday, Sep. 14, versus the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football at Levi's Stadium, starting at 7:20 p.m. Photo by Kenny Karst.


49ers cheerleader - 2015 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Natalie dances on the field during the halftime show on Thursday, Sep. 3, at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers would win their last preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, 14-12. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Reggie Bush - Stanford - Kenny Karst - 2015
Stanford senior running back Barry Sanders runs 20 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter in a 31-7 rout of visiting UCF (University of Central Florida) on Saturday, Sep. 12, 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.


Madison Bumgarner - 9-15 - Rich Yee
Giants pitching ace Madison Bumgarner, shown earlier in the week versus the San Diego Padres, retired 23 straight batters before giving up a single to Melvin Upton Jr. in the eighth inning on Saturday night at AT&T Park. Bumgarner improved his record to 18-7 and shut out the Padres 8-0 on Fiesta Gigantes Night. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


Giants Matt Duffy - 2015
San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Duffy, seen here in an earlier game, had two hits in four at bats and an RBI in the Giants' 10-3 victory over the visiting San Diego Padres on Sunday, Sep. 13, at AT&T Park. To view a Giants photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


A's Billy Burns - 9-9-15 - Zagaris
Oakland A's standout outfielder Billy Burns goes over the wall to rob the Houston Astros' George Springer of a home run last Wednesday but it would not be enough, as the A's would fall 11-5.



Josh Reddick - 2015 - Kenny Karst
Oakland A's right fielder Josh Reddick, seen here in an earlier game, had two hits in four at bats and scored a run in a losing 12-4 effort to the Texas Rangers on Sunday, Sep. 13, at Globe Life Park in Arlington. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Black Hole Rob - 9-15
 Black Hole Rob (far right), with his wife Rachel, and associates Vic and Cookie Danhi at the Oakland Raider Kick Off party held Saturday night at the Hilton Hotel. The event was hugely successful with standing room only. Photo by Ann Cooke.


Early Raiderettes - 9-12-15 - Ann Cooke
 Early Oakland Raiderettes gather at the Black Hole Oakland Raiders kick off party at the Hilton Hotel in Oakland on Saturday night. Left to right: Candy Bell '61-'62; Beverley Alexander '61-'62; Sandy Denny '61-'62; June Beite '61-'62; Stevie Fox '66-'67. Photo by Ann Cooke.


David Lasco - Cal - 9-12 -15 - Ron Sellers
The California Golden Bears hosted the San Diego State University Aztecs at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Saturday and came away with a convincing 35-7 victory. Above, Cal's running back Daniel Lasco hurdles San Diego State defenders. While amassing 123 yards on the ground, Lasco left the game in the fourth quarter with a hip injury. Cal next visits Texas on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.


Snoop Dogg - 9-15 - Rich Yee
Rapper Snoop Dogg is shown leading a Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) team onto the field for a recent game in Richmond. SYFL was formed in 2005 in the Los Angeles area and has continued to grow. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


J.P. Morgan - 2015 - Rich Yee
Golden State Warriors Draymond Green (left) and legendary A's and Giants pitcher Vide Blue (right) were on hand to congratulate winners of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge and Series, two races held last week in the City by the Bay. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


Trail Hog race - Rich Yee
Organizers of Brazen Racing gather at the conclusion of their Trail Hog 5k, 10k and half marathon runs on Saturday, Sep. 5, on Mount Hamilton in San Jose. Over 500 runners participated. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. 


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I can even do it with my left hand.
~Coach John McKay
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College Football Hall of Fame, 1988
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Goodbye Big Time Timmy Jim
 
by Michael Altfest


It's lunchtime on Sep. 3, 2015 and I just read the news that San Francisco Giants pitcher and two-time Cy Young Award winner, two-time no-hitter, three-time World Series champion and importantly, University of Washington alum, Tim Lincecum has been shelved for the remainder of the season. We've all come to understand that this likely signals the end for one of the most decorated and beloved Giants of all time.
 
While there's talk of the Giants signing Timmy to a minor league contract this off season, I wouldn't bet my son's 529 College Plan on it.  For more than a couple years I, like most of the Giants nation, have been mentally preparing myself for this moment. Players come and go. By definition, eras come to an end. 
 
I'm not going to plant a stake in the ground and declare myself the biggest Tim Lincecum fan ever. But I can say that Timmy has probably meant as much to me as any pro athlete. Those who know me know I have a soft spot  -- okay, some might call it an irrational, unconditional love -- for athletes from the University of Washington -- my alma mater -- who  end up playing professionally for my favorite teams.
 
Sometimes that comes back to bite me;  see Jerramy Stevens. But in Timmy's case, I couldn't have lucked out more.  As I've been reflecting, I may never see him pitch again, at least not on the Giants. I've also started to realize just how personal his career has been to me. It's going to be sad to see him go. 
 
I would like to offer up my personal Top Timmy Moments. Certainly there's nothing earth shattering in here and most people can probably recall a very similar list. But I'll try to share how and why these moments were personal to me. 
 
May 6, 2007. Because of my alma-mater-to-favorite-pro-team rule, Timmy basically became my favorite baseball player of all time the moment he was drafted by the Giants. I watched his progress through the minors like a hawk and when his call-up was officially announced, I bought a pair of tickets just above the Giants bullpen for that first start. (Since the Giants were a hair worse than terrible you could actually do that -- buy tickets, that is -- back in 2007 without mortgaging your home.)
 
I dragged my girlfriend and now wife, miraculously, to the stadium super early so we could watch Timmy warm up just a few feet away.  I still have the video somewhere and I still have a vivid memory of the sound Ryan Howard made when he welcomed Timmy to the Bigs with a crushing home run. 

2007-08 off season. Does anyone else remember the talk that winter about the Giants needing to make a trade for a big bat and the subsequent Timmy for Alex Rios rumors?  I certainly do, because I spent all winter arguing against such a ridiculous trade with my boss, Joe, who was gung ho about it going down.  (Joe is one of the biggest baseball fans I've ever met and I hung that one over his head for quite some time. Hi, Joe!)
 
Tim Lincecum - Kenny Karst - 2015
Tim Lincecum may have pitched his last game as a Giant, ending a brilliant career. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Michael Altfest - Tim Lincecum - 9-15
Altfest was one of the first to sport a #55 jersey. (Seen here in Washington Nationals stadium.)

May 12, 2008. Here's the only stake I'm planting: I'm pretty sure I was the first person at AT&T Park to be wearing an authentic #55 jersey. (Mind you, Timmy was 7-5 with a 4.00 ERA his first season.) Timmy didn't pitch this game but it was my birthday, for which my parents gave me an authentic, Giants 50th Anniversary #55 home jersey.  Late in the game my brother and I were visiting some friends across the stadium and an usher stopped me, not to keep me from sneaking into seats I didn't belong in, but to admire and compliment the jersey.  (That doesn't happen when everyone's got  shirts on, folks.)
 
December 4, 2008. As luck would have it, I took a trip to Seattle that week to take in a few UW Husky basketball games. Apparently Timmy and I had the same travel agent because he was honored at the game for his Cy Young Award.  Funny, I just happened to have my copy of Sports Illustrated, which featured Timmy on the cover. And a Sharpie. Thanks for the autograph, Tim! 
 
October 7, 2010. How's this for a stretch:  Oct. 6 you pick out a family dog with your newlywed wife; Oct. 7 you attend Timmy's 14K, two-hit, no-run masterpiece; Oct. 8 you catch a flight to Kona, Hawaii to celebrate your first wedding anniversary. (Trips to Hawaii and family pets shouldn't take a back seat to a baseball game but when you attend the game with your wife and your little brother and sister and it turns out to be probably the most dominant individual performance you'll ever see, well, let's just say my dog understands.)    
 
July 13, 2013. For all the games I was at, here's to the one I wasn't at. I was, however, in San Diego that weekend specifically to watch the Giants vs. Padres series with my dad.  But three straight games were a lot so we decided we'd just go to the Friday and Sunday games instead. But Saturday's game lives vividly in my mind. My dad and I listening to the broadcast on a drive home, slowly realizing we may have chosen our games poorly.  We stopped for Chinese food, sitting in disbelief and eating in virtual silence as we refreshed the game update on our phones. Back home, with the game blacked out locally, we tapped into my Slingbox and got it up just in time to catch the final outs, huddled in front of my parent's laptop. Timmy's first no-hitter. Just the two of us celebrating quite animatedly in an otherwise empty house. It was a silly sight to behold. 
 
June 25, 2014. Of the hundreds, if not thousands of Giants games I've consumed in my life, it's quite a coincidence I would be sitting in the same exact room, in the same exact spot, again with my dad next to me, less than a year later, watching Timmy pitch another no-hitter against the same exact team. But that's not what makes this one memorable for me.
 
My dad, a lifelong Giants fan from the Bronx and who raised his sons the same way, would pass away just 5 days later.  Celebrating another incredible Giant moment as passionately as ever, this moment was, fittingly, the last one of a lifetime of father and son bondings over the Giants that I would share with him. 

If in fact this is the end, fare thee well Big Time Timmy Jim!  It's been a heck of a ride and one that each and every Giants fan should feel extremely fortunate for.  

Michael Altfest was raised a Giants fan in Padres territory. A marketing and communications professional with more than 15 years experience, Michael now devotes his career to the nonprofit sector.

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Andrea Sedano, Dre of the Dead
 
My hometown is San Diego but my team is the Oakland Raiders. I'm 20-years-old and have been reppin my Raiders since I was in the womb. Mom and Pops have been Raiders fans since the team was in Los Angeles.
 
I became interested in being a Super Fan when I was 14-years-old and saw what they represented, serving different communities and giving back. Whether it was a blood drive, toy drive or children with cancer, I wanted to be part of that family.
 
I loved the way Metal Cindy looked. I told Mom that's what I wanted to be like and so after Cindy and (Gorilla) Rilla gave me their blessings, I became Dre of the Dead. I enjoy the energy and, of course, the attention. I have met so many wonderful people on my journey, that's why I call them my Raider family.
 
Being one of the youngest fans, I enjoy it when the parents tell me how much their children love me and how I am a role model to them. That's a great feeling. Dad was president of the Bakersfield Raider Nation until we moved to Visalia. Mom does my makeup, which takes about two hours, so it usually takes about two and a half hours total, to make sure my tutu is fluffy and my jacket is showing off all my cool autographs, mostly from Raiders legends like Tom Flores, Jim Otto and many more.
 
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Four to six. Tomsula looks like a good coach but their personnel losses over the off-season are devastating. They'e in a major rebuilding mode and won't really be very good for two or three years, at the least.

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Ten games. The team has drafted for depth the last few years. All the players lost have young replacements on the team. As good? No. But definitely young and hungry.

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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.         
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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Cal Bears 73 v. Grambling State Tigers 14, Sep. 5, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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Brazen Racing, San Jose, Sep. 5, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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Oakland Raiders 23 v. Arizona Cardinals 30, Aug. 30, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Francisco Giants 0 v. St. Louis Cardinals 6, Aug. 29, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

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San Francisco Giants 5 v. Chicago Cubs 8, Aug. 25, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Francisco 49ers v. Dallas Cowboys, Aug. 23, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

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Giant Race (San Francisco Giants), Aug. 23, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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San Francisco Giants v. Washington Nationals. Giants win 5-0, Aug. 16, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst. 

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San Francisco Giants v. Washington Nationals. Giants win 3-1, Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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Bank of the West Classic, Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Francisco 49ers scrimmage, Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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San Jose Spiders defeat Madison Radicals for AUDL championship, Aug, 8-9, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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San Jose Spiders win AUDL championship, Aug. 8-9, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita.

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Bay Area College Football Media Day, Aug., 3, 2015. Photos by Ann Cooke.

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Bank of the West Classic, Stanford. Aug. 2, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay. 

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Oakland Raiders Training Camp, Napa. Aug. 1, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders -- Christmas in July, July 31, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

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Giants versus the A's, AT&T Park. Giants win, 4-3. July 26, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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Giants versus the A's, AT&T Park. Giants win, 2-1. July 25, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

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FCB Studio App Launch -- FC Barcelona and Tawasol Studio at Levi's Stadium, July 24, 2015. Photos by Yvette Gasca.

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Girls Inc. at Oakland Raiders headquarters. July 22, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Francisco FlameThrowers vs. San Jose Spiders. SF wins 32-18. Photos by Darren Yamashita.

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Pacific Nations Cup -- Rugby at Avaya Stadium, July 18, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. July 17-19, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong and Rich Yee.

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San Jose SaberCats defeat New Orleans Voodoo, 56-35. July 10. 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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Buster Posey ProCamp. July 7, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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San Francisco Giants defeat New York Mets, 3-0. Bruce Lee Night. July 7, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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MX high-octane performances at the Alameda County Fair. June 30, 2015 . Photos by Randy Millares.

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USGA Girls Junior Amateur Qualifier at Sequoyah Country Club. June 30. Photos by Randy Millares.

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20th annual Keena Turner Golf Tournament. June 22, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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

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Andre Ward defeats Paul Smith. June 20, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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Golden State Warriors Championship Parade. June 19, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Jose Earthquakes defeat Sacramento Republic FC on penalty kicks. June 16, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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San Francisco Giants lose to Seattle Mariners, 5-1. June 15, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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GRID and San Francisco Fire (large file). June 13-14, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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GRID and San Francisco Fire, San Jose. June 13-14, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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TheFitExpo, San Jose. June 13-14, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Yee.

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San Jose Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas, 0-0. June 7, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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San Jose Giants Race,  June 6, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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San Francisco Giants lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-4. June 2, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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San Francisco FlameThrowers defeat Los Angeles Aviators, 24-17. May 31, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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San Francisco Giants defeat Atlanta Braves, 7-0. May 28, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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San Jose Earthquakes draws with Orlando City SC, 1-1. May 24, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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San Francisco FlameThrowers lose to San Diego Growlers, 21-18. May 16, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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BASHOF Enshrinement Banquet, May 11, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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Amgen Tour of California, Stage One, Sacramento, May 10, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Francisco Giants lost to Miami Marlins, 6-2. May 9, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Francisco FlameThrowers lose to San Jose Spiders, 20-18. May 9, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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San Francisco Bay Bombers feast on Brooklyn Red Devils, May 9, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers. 

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World Golf Championship -- Cadillac Match Play, May 3, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay. 

 

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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.

 

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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