Table of Contents
 
Jon Adair Chochon -- Rhinestone Raider

The Fall Colors of Green and Gold
by Pete Elman

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, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 11
Issue No. 88

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Monday, Oct. 5

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Wednesday, Oct. 7
San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8

Friday, Oct. 9

Saturday, Oct. 10
San Jose Sharks v. Anaheim Ducks, 7:30 p.m.
Cal Bears @ Utah Utes, 7 p.m.
San Jose State Spartans @ UNLV Rebels, 6 p.m.
UC Davis Aggies v. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks,
     4 p.m.
Sacramento State Hornets @ Montana State
     Bobcats. 4 p.m.
Fresno State Bulldogs v. Utah State Aggies,
     7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 11
San Francisco 49ers @ New York Giants, 5:30 p.m.
Oakland Raiders v. Denver Broncos, 1:25 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, 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

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For Your Viewing Pleasure


Ahmad Brooks - 10-4-15 - Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aaron Lynch celebrates his sack of Green Bay's quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, but the 49ers would fall


Anquan Boldin - 1-4-15 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin, his face reflector mirroring the field and stadium, is tackled by Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields on Sunday, Oct. 4, at Levi's Stadium.  The Green Bay defense shut down Colin Kaepernick and defeated the 49ers, 17-3. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Ty Montgomery - 10-4-15 Kenny Karst
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ty Montgomery, a former standout receiver for the Stanford Cardinal, made his return to the Bay Area on Sunday, playing against the 49ers. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


49ers - 10-4-15 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49er Gold Rush cheerleader Savannah dances during the pre-game on Sunday, Oct. 4. The Gold Rush wore pink to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness week in the NFL. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Barry Bonds - 49ers - 10-4015 - Kenny Karst
Former San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds was on the sidelines of the 49ers-Packers game on Sunday, Oct 4. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Derek Carr - 9-27-15 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr completed 20 of 33 passes, for two touchdowns and an interception, in their defensive struggle with the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The Raiders lost on a last-minute field goal, 22-20. Above, Carr is shown in the Baltimore Ravens game, won by the Raiders, 37-33. Photo by Ed Jay.


Crawford - 10-1-15 - Kenny Karst
 San Francisco Giants shortstop Nick Noonan turns the front end of a double play as Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford slides in to second base. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Tim Hudson - 10-1-15 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Giants veteran pitcher Tim Hudson lifts his cap in tribute to the partisan crowd after leaving the game at AT&T Park in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Oct. 1.  It was Hudson's 479th career start and his last as a professional baseball player. The Dodgers won the game, 3-2, and now host the New York Mets in the NLDS on Friday, Oct. 9. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Tim Hudson - 10-3-15 - Rich Yee
An emotional Tim Hudson did not hide his feelings as he brought his storied pitching career to a close on Saturday, Oct. 3 at AT&T Park. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


Star Wars - 10-3-15 - Rich Yee
Bringing the San Francisco Giants' season to a close at AT&T Park on Saturday, Oct. 3, drew dignitaries and celebrities from around the globe and beyond. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


Angel Pagan -10-4-15 - Rich Yee
San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan slid safely into second base in the last game of the season. The Giants would hold the Colorado scoreless for eight innings but the Colorado Rockies scored seven runs in the ninth inning to win, 7-3.  Photo by Rich Yee.


Giants Fan -  Kenny Karst
A Giants fan in the stands shows her colors. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Cal v. WSU - 10-3-15 - Ron Sellers
 Cal's Jared Goff threw for 390 yards and four touchdowns as the Golden Bears defeated the Washington State University Cougars at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, 34-28. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.


Cal v. WSU - 10-3-15 - Ron Sellers
Cal wider receiver Kenny Lawler makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown in the second quarter. Cal would raise its record to 5-0 with a 34-28 victory. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.


Stanford - 10-3-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal running back Bryce Love is hammered on the tackle by Arizona Wildcats safety Will Parks (right).  The Cardinal routed the Wildcats, 55-17, at Stanford Stadium on Saturday evening, Oct. 3. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


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What's the difference between a 3-week-old puppy and a sportswriter?
In six weeks, the puppy stops whining.
~Mike Ditka
 NFL player, television commentator, and coach
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1988

Sports Pulse
Jon Adair - Super Fan

Jon Adair Chochon
-- Rhinestone Raider
 
I'm a Raider "fan"atic; one of the Raider Nation's most decorated fans.
 
Growing up in California, I was exposed to many sports but my true love was football. As a young girl I listened to my mother as she watched football, screaming at her favorite players: Stabler, Otto, Vella and Hendricks.  Sometimes I'd even heard her yelling at Tom Flores. Who knew he'd become one of my favorites?
 
Twelve years ago, living just outside of Oakland, I focused all of my attention on the Oakland Raiders. Getting ready to attend a home game, a friend encouraged me to dress up for the Raiders. It just took one great game/day of football in costume, cheering on the Raiders, and that was it!
 
Favoring boots and hats, my instincts kicked in to create a costume that would proudly promote my Raiders. I began to develop my own unique look. As I began decorating my costume in sparkling rhinestones, my game day attire quickly earned me the fan name of Rhinestone Raider. (Many now simply call me Rhinestone.)
 
A job relocation required me to leave the Bay Area. However, my passion and commitment to the Raiders has never faltered.  I have traveled to many stadiums and had the pleasure of meeting with many different Raider clubs. In addition, I've been lucky to attend booster parties, autograph signings and charitable events across the country. I've met with so many wonderful, fun people dedicated to cheering on the team and promoting a united, strong Raider Nation. The excitement generated at these gatherings is contagious and rejuvenating!

When I'm not able to travel, my Silver and Black basement becomes my Raider support system. My husband, son, daughters and I Get Our Raider On and root, yell, and *#^%!*# at the television, as if we were in the stands. Although nothing is quite like being there, I appreciate that they love me enough to allow me my Raider fix. Our basement is decked out with Raider memorabilia that has been collected over the years. The basement wouldn't be complete without a Raider guest room, with a full Raider locker room or closet, containing nothing but Silver and Black.
 
When I travel to a game, I'm so excited to be reunited with my Raider family and friends. Being able to joyfully embrace new raider fans and share my Raider passion is what I always look forward to! It's also exciting to meet new fans.
 
I'm always amazed and flattered when they ask if I can pose with them for pictures or they tell me I was seen on TV or comment that I'm on their Facebook! What a compliment it is to be part of the action that represents Raider Nation. I also enjoy meeting fans of the opposing teams. It is inspiring to reach across the boundaries of teams, into the lives of strangers with shared passions.
 
My loyalty to the Raiders is not limited to game days. Throughout the year I participate and support many charitable causes such as children with cancer, homeless shelters, youth groups, gifts for foster children and some of the Legends fundraisers. I encourage each of you to get involved and help support those in need in our communities.
 
I believe Raider Nation has the most loyal fans in the NFL. I'm so proud to be a part of the Raider Family.
 
--Rhinestone Raider
 
Jon Adair Chochon is among a number of Oakland Raiders Super Fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games. Photo by Ed Jay. 

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Sports Pulse
Sunny Gray - 2015 - Kenny Karst
Wunderkind Sunny Gray, a model of consistency, won 14 games and lost 7, for the worse team in the American League. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Pete Elman

The Fall Colors of Green and Gold

by Pete Elman


Finally, October has arrived in the East Bay. And by the time you read this, the Oakland Athletics 2015 season will be in the books. No, not the history books, for this was truly a forgettable campaign, one fraught with broken promises and failed expectations, the requisite long list of injuries, predictable deadline trades and, ultimately, great disappointment.

Spring was full of hope -- after all, that is the definition of spring. Finishing first in the Grapefruit League, as we all know, means absolutely nothing, yet Melvin, Beane and even some scribes (who should know better) bought into the false illusion that this team was better than it is.

April brought the promise of a talented young rotation, with a fine mix of heady veterans (Kazmir, Chavez) stars-in-waiting (Hahn, Graveman, Pomeranz), and the indomitable wunderkind Sonny Gray. The bullpen, on paper, looked good. Doolittle, Clippard, Otero, Abad, O'Flaherty and Scribner had all seemingly proved that they could get outs late in games.

It was the offense, everyone said, that was a huge question mark. How would they score runs with Yoenis, Josh, Brandon and Derek gone? Where would the power come from? Well, over the course of a 162-game season, funny things happen. If you had told me that the A's would have six guys with more than 14 homers, lead the league in triples, and hit a not-too-awful .250, I would have given you 10-1 odds -- and I would have lost. They were a pleasant surprise.

So what was it exactly that did the A's in? Well, for starters, they booted the ball all over the yard, leading the league in errors. As atrocious as their defense was, however, they were only seven percentage points behind league leader Baltimore. Marcus Semien -- who was on pace before the All-Star game for the all-time error record for shortstops -- pulled it together nicely the last two months, with the help of Ron Washington. The poor fielding may have cost the A's five games, tops. Don't forget, we won a few games because of poor fielding by the opponents, too.

Secondly, the bullpen flat-out stunk. The comfortable feeling of 2012 -- Cook to Doolittle to Balfour -- became a nightmare for the 2015 A's. Ryan Cook, whose mental toughness and control has been an issue since day one, came into the season as a question mark and mercifully departed for Nashville early on. Dan Otero, a trusted arm out of the pen the last two years, for some reason could not get anyone out and was soon dispatched to Music City as well. Eric O'Flaherty was totally ineffective, and Fernando Abad, who had been so solid in 2014, completely lost his command. Evan Scribner became a dispenser of tape-measure gopher balls. Tyler Clippard was forced into a closer role due to Doolittle's injury, and although Sean is back now, he is far from dominant. How can you be a frontline closer when ALL you throw is fastballs? And they are not of the 100-mph Aroldis Chapman variety. 92 to 94, without movement, in today's game, is hittable.

Thirdly, and somewhat troubling, was the team's awful record in one-run games. The inability to hold a late lead was hard to watch. Of course, when your bullpen is as bad as this one was, that will happen. But don't fool yourself, Josh Reddick. If the A's had won half of those one-run decisions, as you lamented, they would not have been competing for the division-they would still have finished last in the AL west.

No, it was something much deeper, something more insidious, that did the A's in this year. I submit to you that it was the residual effect of what happened last August and September, when the Oakland Athletics engineered the most epic collapse in modern baseball history. The A's were at 72-44 on August 11, leading the majors in hitting, pitching, run differential and won-lost record, destroying teams. Then, inexplicably, they went 16-30, limping to the finish line.

Does anyone remember how they could not score the last seven weeks of the season, how they came apart at the seams, the final indignity was blowing that lead in Kansas City one year ago today, with mighty Jon Lester on the hill, as the clock struck midnight and the calendar turned over to October? When Kansas City ran on Derek Norris to the tune of seven stolen bases that night, the Royals were sending a message: we are stealing this season from you, and there is nothing you can do about it.It's so easy to throw the blame on Billy Beane and the illusion of the small market underdog A's. The team fell apart for a myriad of reasons, and of course team chemistry was a big one. A disclaimer: stuff happens-its baseball. And it's tough to rebound from what happened in 2014.

How can anyone possibly believe that disaster did not have a profound effect on the 2015 version of the Green and Gold? To his credit, Bob Melvin, the ultimate stand-up guy, never passed the buck, never blamed anyone for this year's failure. I can think of several managers who collapsed (or might still yet -- see Mattingly, Don) under pressure of great expectations -- poor Matt Williams comes to mind. (Matt, how can you put hotheaded Jonathan Papelbon back in the game after he goes for the throat of your best player, the MVP, for chrissake?!) So I am very glad Melvin is still here. Don't throw him under the bus. Blame history, the baseball gods, karma; hell, blame the Yankees, dammit...they still deserve our perennial wrath.

But the ending of this story has not been written. When March comes around you will be looking at a strong, young lineup that has power, speed and can play defense and is one year older and, hopefully, one year better. Of course it's all about pitching, you say, like it's been forever around these parts. With the sentimental departure of the Big Three, A's fans are reminded of how far we are removed from the good old days. And with the exception of Gray and Doolittle, nobody is a lock for the 2016 12-man opening day staff, incredulously. Hopefully one or two of the young arms will emerge as a number two, and with a little help, the pen solidifies. Let's see what develops. I, for one, am as optimistic as I was pessimistic a year ago. Hey, when Charles Woodson, at the age of 39, is still putting on the Silver and Black cape and saving games, why, anything is possible. Right?

Peter Elman
Rockridge
Oct. 1, 2015

Pete Elman worked as a sportswriter for the Contra Costa Times and
Oakland Tribune from 2000 to 2011. In 1991 he came up with the iconic moniker 
RUN TMC for the Golden State Warriors of the early 1990s. He is currently publishing a children's picture book with music, titled Seasons, Rhymes in Time.
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How many games will the San Francisco 49ers win this year? Why?

Dino Maragos
The San Francisco 49ers will win three games.

Dino Maragos, Pier 29 bartender, Alameda
 
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How many games will the Oakland Raiders win this year? Why?

Dino Keres
They will win ten games. And add Khalil Mack (in addition to Derek Carr and Amari Cooper) to the list of standouts who will make this possible.

Dino Keres, Francesco's Restaurant, bartender, Oakland

FamFest, Oct. 10
FamFest - 2015  
Join Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley at the first-ever FamFest 5k Run, Walk and Roll! The race will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 10, at REACH Ashland Youth Center, 
16335 E. 14th St., Ashland.

Pre-register by Sept. 15 to pay just $7 a person. Challenge your friends! Groups of 10 or more are just $65. Registration on the day of the event is from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. and will be $10. Prior to the race a personal trainer from a local gym will lead the group in pre-race stretches to prepare us for this fun run! Run with the supervisor, have your picture taken at the start and finish line and enjoy the race in your complimentary 5k Runners shirt!
Register now at acfamfest.org.

After the race, cool down and stick around for the kickoff of FamFest, a celebration for the whole family-a fun-packed event with exciting activities, cool music, delicious food, Zumba, live entertainment, athletic competitions, local sports teams, food trucks and so much more. See you there!

Highly Recommend

Bay 101 - Fall 2015  

 Bay 101 Casino

1801 Bering Drive, San Jose, CA 

(408) 451-8888

www.Bay101.com

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Abbey Tavern

Active Sports Clubs,

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Adamo Golf

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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,

     Almaden

Britannia Arms,

     Downtown

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,

    Emeryville

Crogan's Montclair

Cue & Brew

Danny Coyle's

Dave's

Dr. Alex DeVigal, D.D.S.

Diamond Sports Bar &

     Grill

East Bay Computer

     Services

Ed Jay Photography

Ed's Mudville Grill

El Pollo

Empowerlif

The Englander Sports

      Pub & Restaurant

EON Technologies

Evie's

Gerard A. Falzone,

     Attorney at Law

FamFest 2015

Farrington's

Fast Signs

First Choice

Francesco's

Franks Saloon & Sports

     Bar

Freeman Insurance

     Services

Funky Monkey

George & Walt's

Grand Oaks Sports

     Lounge

Go Sports Bar

Harry Hartman Insurance Services

Half Moon Bay Brewing

     Company

Half Moon Bay RV Park

      & Campground

Hotel Durant

Il Pirata

Imstandinghere.com

Jake's Steaks

Jillians San Francisco

Juan's Place

Keller Williams -- Harvey

     & Pat Cohen

The Kezar Pub

Kingfish Pub & Cafe

KNBR 680 AM

KGO 810 AM

Knuckles Historical
    Sports Bar

Koehler Auto Body

Linguini's Pizza & Brew

Livermore Casino Sports

     Bar

Mad Dog in the Fog

Metropolitan Golf Links

McCovey's Restaurant

Minami Sushi

Mr. Plastic

Mucky Duck

Nickies Bar & Grill

Oakland Moose Lodge

     #324

Oakland Raiders Booster Club

Oaks Card Club

Oaks Corner

One Double Oh Seven

     Club

Orozco's Tires

Otaez Mexican

     Restaurant

Pacific Coast Brewing

     Company

Party Green

Pasta Pelican Waterfront Restaurant

Patriot House

Pete's 881 Card Room *

     Restaurant

Pete's Place

Players Sports Pub &

     Grill, Fair Oaks

Rames Consulting

Rancho Sports Bar

Recology

Ricky's Sports Theatre &

     Grill

Rinetti & Co.

Russell Doi, Reverse

     Mortgage Consultant

Ruth Stroup Insurance

     Agency

San Mateo Jockey Club

Siegel & Yee

Sports Edition Bar

Stadium Pub

Stars Recreation Center

Sundance The

     Steakhouse

Tierney's Sports Bar

Toyota Material

     Handling

Visit Oakland

Waterfront Hotel

Wild Planet

WPLJ's

 

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  Odds to win the 2015 World Series

Toronto Blue Jays  3/1

Kansas City Royals 5/1

St. Louis Cardinals 5/1

Los Angeles Dodges  6/1

New York Mets  6/1

Chicago Cubs 12/1

Pittsburgh Pirates  12/1

Texas Rangers  12/1

New York Yankees  14/1

Houston Astros  16/1

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  Odds to win the Super Bowl 50
Green Bay Packers        7/2
New England Patriots   5/1
Seattle Seahawks         8/1
Cincinnati Bengals      10/1
Denver Broncos          10/1
Arizona Cardinals       12/1
Atlanta Falcons           14/1
Carolina Panthers        20/1
Indianapolis Colts       25/1
New York Jets              25/1
New York Giants        30/1
Pittsburgh Steelers      30/1
Baltimore Ravens        40/1
Buffalo Bills                  40/1
Philadelphia Eagles     40/1
Dallas Cowboys          50/1
Minnesota Vikings      50/1
San Diego Chargers    50/1
Kansas City Chiefs     60/1
St. Louis Rams            60/1
Houston Texans          80/1
Tennessee Titans         80/1

Detroit Lions               100/1
Miami Dolphins          100/1
New Orleans Saints    100/1
Oakland Raiders         100/1
Washington Redskins 100/1
Jacksonville Jaguars    200/1
Chicago Bears             500/1
Cleveland Browns      500/1
San Francisco 49ers    500/1
Tampa Bay Buccanneers    500/1

 

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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        

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

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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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