Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
49ers, Raiders, Cal, Stanford,
Foster Farms Bowl, Stockton Heat,
All Pro Wrestling, Race Across America

'Twas the night before Xmas...
By Andy Dolich

Big Shine Nieto

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, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 27
Issue No. 99

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Monday, Dec. 21
Detroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints, 5:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Washington Wizards, 4 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Sacramento State, 8 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB @ UOP, 7 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. USF, 8 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. UCLA, 6 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB @ USF, 7 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB v. UOP, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 22
San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings, 7:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB @ Virginia, 6 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB v. Life Pacific College,
     12 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. Idaho, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. UC Irvine, 2:05 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB v. Hawai'i, 3 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. CSU Bakersfield, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 23
Golden State Warriors v. Utah Jazz, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Indiana Pacers, 4 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. Saint Mary's, 8 p.m.
UOP (M) BB @ USF, 7 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Santa Clara, 1 p.m.
UOP (W) BB v. USF, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 24
Oakland Raiders v. San Diego Chargers, 5:25 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 25
Golden State Warriors v. Cleveland Cavaliers,
     2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 26
Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles,
     5:25 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 27
San Francisco 49ers @ Detroit Lions, 10 a.m.
Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons, 10 a.m.
Chicago Bears @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10 a.m.
Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10 a.m.
Dallas Cowboys @ Buffalo Bills, 10 a.m.
Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans, 10 a.m.
Indianapolis Colts @ Miami Dolphins, 10 a.m.
New England Patriots at NY Jets, 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens, 10 a.m.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ New Orleans Saints,
     1:05 p.m.
St. Louis Rams @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 p.m.
Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m.
NY Giants @ Minnesota Vikings, 5:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. Portland Trail Blazers, 6 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Stockton Heat, 5 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Carroll (Montana) 6 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. Pacific Union, 1 p.m.
Minor League Team Affiliations (Hockey)
San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks) -- AHL,  
     American Hockey League
Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames) -- AHL, 
     American Hockey League

Minor League Team Affiliations
(Baseball)
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 Barracuda: KDOW 1220 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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Joe Montana - 12-20-15 - Michael Zagaris
Four-time Super Bowl champion and three-time Super Bowl MVP, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana led the 49ers' offensive stars of Super Bowl XIX onto the field at halftime. But his presence could not turn the tide as the 49ers lost to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, 24-14, at Levi's Stadium.
Photo by Michael Zagaris.



Tavaris Cadet - 12-20-15 - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers running back Travaris Cadet was used sparingly in their defeat to the Bengals, 24-14. The 49ers record now stands at 4-10 as they prepare to travel to Detroit for a 10 a.m. game on Sunday. Photo by Michael Zagaris. 


49ers v. Cin. 12-20-15 - Kenny Karst
Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback AJ McCarron, the standout from Alabama, is sacked for a loss by blitzing San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward on Sunday, Dec. 20 at Levi's Stadium. Turnovers were costly as the 49ers fell to the AFC North-leading Bengals, 24-14, allowing Cincinnati to clinch a playoff spot. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.


49ers v. Cin. - 12-20-15 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Quentin Patton (No. 11) comes face to face with Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick. Patton caught three passes for 37 yards in a losing effort on Sunday afternoon. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


San Francisco 49ers cheerleader - 12-20-2015 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Melissa dances on the field between quarters on Sunday, Dec. 20, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


49ers Alumni - 12-16-15
The Domini Hoskins Black History Museum and the NFL Alumni, Northern California Chapter, celebrated the successful conclusion of the 21st annual Celebrity Legends Toy Drive & Holiday Festival on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16, in Redwood City. San Francisco 49ers alumnus players included (left to right) Eason Ramson, Allan Kennedy, 49ers team president Dr. John York, Tommy Hart and Guy McIntyre. Dr. York addressed the luncheon, describing his early and enduring love for the 49ers. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ann Cooke. 


Lucy Kim - 12-16-15 - Ann Cooke
Lucy Kim, Tournament Coordinator for the NFL Alumni's 34th annual Charity Golf Classic scheduled for June of 2016, presented San Francisco 49ers team president and owner Dr. John York with a bottle of Crooked Vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Stony Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ann Cooke. 


Dave Newhouse - 12-16-2015
Author Dave Newhouse introduced Dr. John York to the audience and autographed his new book, Founding 49ers, The Dark Days Before the Dynasty, for guest Ann Cooke of the Ultimate Sports Guide. Addressing the audience, Mr. Newhouse shared his belief that the two most valuable 49ers to ever play for the team were running back Hugh McElhenny and defensive end Tommy Hart. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Conway Jones, Jr.


Derek Carr - 12-20-15 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (No. 4, left) celebrates wide receiver Amari Cooper's (No. 89) first touchdown catch of the afternoon with teammates. The Raiders next opponent on Christmas Eve are the San Diego Chargers, who come to town on Thursday night. Kickoff is 5:25 p.m. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Amari Cooper - 12-20-15 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is seconds away from his second touchdown of the day on Sunday, versus the Green Bay Packers. Cooper became the first Raiders rookie in franchise history with 1000-yards in receptions in a season. On a soggy, rain-soaked day, the Raiders would fall to the Packers, 30-20, at O.co Coliseum. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Marcel Reese - 12-20-15 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reese, a three-time Pro Bowl attendee and known as a Matchup Nightmare because of his catching ability and breakaway speed, is exuberant before game time. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.


AEG Sports - 12-14-15 - Ed Jay
Twenty one Oakland Raiders players participated in the Shop with a Jock event hosted by the Donald Penn Foundation at the Walmart Supercenter in Oakland last Monday night. Penn was paired with one of twenty five needy children and each child went on a $200 shopping spree throughout the store. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Cal v. Coppin State - 12-19-15 - Ron Sellers
Shirt-grabbing is a valued technique in any sports, especially if undetected, and above Cal's Jordan Mathews (No. 24) is slowed down from retrieving a loose ball. Cal crushed Coppin State Saturday afternoon at Haas Pavilion, winning 84-51 and running their record to 9-2. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.


Cal v. Coppin State - 12-19-15 - Ron Sellers
Cal guard Nick Kerr, the son of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, sets up for one of his two successful three-pointers. Cal next faces a stern test on Tuesday night when they travel east to take on the eighth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers at 6 p.m. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.


Cal vs. Coppin State - 12-19-15 - Ron Sellers
Late in the game the Cal bench exploded with cheers when walk-on transfer Nick Kerr, the son of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, entered the game and drained two three-point attempts. Nicodemus Christopher (in blue) is Cal's strength and conditioning coach. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.


Christian McGaffrrey - 12-20-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, seen here versus Arizona on Oct. 3 at Stanford Stadium, will lead the #6-ranked Cardinal against the #5-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. Photo by Kenny Karst.


UCLA _ Foster Farms Bowl - 12-20-15 - Kenny Karst
Electrifying UCLA defensive back and kick returner Ishmael Adams fields a kickoff versus Stanford on Oct. 15 at Stanford Stadium. The UCLA Bruins will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Foster Farms Bowl this coming Saturday, Dec. 26 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.  Tickets for this classic Pac-12 versus Big Ten matchup are still available online. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Darren Yamashita - 12-19-15 - Stockton Heat
The Stockton Heat enters Raley Field in West Sacramento for the first-ever American Hockey League (AHL) game played outdoors on the West Coast. Before an announced crowd of 9,357, the Heat defeated the Bakersfield Condors, 3-2. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


Stockton Heat - 12-19-15 - Darren Yamashita
Stockton Heat right winger Hunter Smith (No. 34) sends Bakersfield Condors defenseman Brad Hunt (No. 29) into the boards during the AHL matchup held outdoors at Raley Field in West Sacramento.


Stockton Heat - 12-19-15 - Darren Yamashita
Bakersfield Condors center Josh Currie (No. 36) and Stockton Heat center Derek Grant (No. 27) await the drop of the puck during the AHL's first West Coast outdoor game. Photo by Darren Yamashita. 


Jim Fitzpatrick - wrestling -12-19-15
Wild and dangerous -- Jody Kristofferson, aka War Pig Jody (and son of the legendary singer, Kris Kristofferson) -- after All Pro Wrestling's highly successful fundraising event in Daly City on Friday night. In a fatal 4-way match, War Pig emerged as the winner. Having apparently worked up an appetite after pounding opponents in the ring, Jody decided to dine on a copy of the Ultimate Sports Guide.


Jim Fitzpartick Wrestling - 12-19-15
Technically skilled and high flying, pro wrestler Mike Matthews was a participant at All Pro Wrestling's highly successful fundraising event for the Bayshore School District and Boys & Girls Club in Daly City on Friday night. Photo by Jim Fitzpatrick.


RAAM - 12-21-15
RACE ACROSS AMERICA (RAAM): All For One. This year's Race Across America winner was Severin Zotter (Austria), who completed the 3,000 mile journey from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, MD in 8 days, 8 hours and 17 minutes. While he pedaled every mile, he was far from alone. Those smiling gentlemen with him on stage at City Dock are his support crew who attended to his every need: eating, drinking, sleeping (and dozens of other tasks), and keeping the follow-car behind him every mile of the way. Photo credit:
Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.


Cover - Fall 2015


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Alta
Photo of Alta at an Oakland A's game, summer of 2015, by Linda Joslin.
California poet Alta is inspired by athletes.
Her book, Another Moment: Living Well with a Dread Disease & Everything that Grows Can Also Shrink, details how she fights MS and has been healing from breast cancer. 

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Sports Pulse
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Santa Claus on his rounds

Warriors with Larry - 12-15
Championship Warriors with Larry.


Andy Dolich -- 2015

'Twas the night before Xmas...
 
By Andy Dolich



'Twas the night before the Xmas Day Game when all through Oracle House
Not a creature was stirring, not even a Coliseum computer mouse;

Home unis all hung with care in hopes
that the national broadcast tilt would soon be on the air;
 
The Dubs were all nestled in their beds while victorious visions
over LeBron and his Cavs dribbled through their heads;
 
When out from my radio there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed and tuned up sports talk chatter.
 
Away to my flat screen I flew, to see who Santa had in his crew.
 
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
but a Golden State sleigh of Warriors all in playing gear.
 
They came as he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
Now Steph
Now Dray
Now Andre & Klay
On Bogut
On Barnes
Now Leandro
Clark and Shaun
Now Looney and Rush
Mo Buckets and Jason
along with Festus.... this team is the Bestus!
 
This incredible basketball story is no fluke, under the brilliant direction of Kerr and Luke.
 
A bundle of wins they had strung in a row; now record breaking is part of their show.
 
As Steph cruised the lane to his team gave a whistle, away they all flew down court like a missile.
 
I heard him exclaim when he crossed over right, "The Warrior Miracle will continue night after night!"

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.
Sports Pulse
Big Shine Nieto
Big Shine Nieto

My name is Big Shine Nieto. I've been a Raider Nation member all my life. I grew up on the Tule River Indian Reservation where I'm a proud member of the Tule River Mighty Yokuts. It is located in the Central Valley of California.
 
I was raised by my uncle, Phil D. Hunter Metz, who was a die-hard Niners fan and loved Bay Area sports. He was also a San Francisco Giants and Golden Stare Warriors fan.
 
As a Bay Area sports fan my uncle used to buy the San Francisco Chronicle and I remember always reading the Sporting Green page of the paper. Back in the late 1970s it was mostly about San Francisco teams but in the corner, below, was news about this other team, the Oakland Raiders.
 
I asked my uncle who they were and he said they are a rugged team full of crazies. So that sparked my interest even more so I followed them in the Sporting Green all the time. Back then we had no cable and only watched VCR tapes on TV. We listen to radio station KNBR which carried mostly the Niners and Giants, with no mention of the Raiders. Then one trip to watch the San Francisco Giants play the Atlanta Braves, when Dale Murphy was a rookie, my uncle drove past the Coliseum on the way home. From that point on I wanted to make it inside the Coliseum to watch the Raiders play.            
                                         
Most of my family were either Niners, Rams Giants or Dodger fans. So being a Raider Nation member put me right where I always wanted to be ... apart from the rest. I have seen many games since those days of dreaming to go. I am a father of three boys and one girl, who I now take to Raiders games -- after a five hour drive -- and they are die-hard Raider Nation members also. 
 
During my many years of attending games in Oakland, Los Angeles, and now back in Oakland, I have met many players, coaches and Raiders representatives, and even owner Mark Davis. My favorite Raider of all time is the great Cliff Branch, No. 21, the 3-time Super Bowl champion and Man of All Decades.
 
But the best part about being a member of the one and only Nation is meeting all the other die-hard Raider Nation members here in the states and around the world. I have met a lot of cool people who are family to me and mine. From my family in New York City, at Peter Dillion's Pub, the Silver & Black Empire, I have mad love for them, the people in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego areas and throughout California. But most of all to the ones that took my two sons, Lil Shine and Pudge, under their shields while they were geared up as The Rez Twins, my brothers Tooz, Violator, Afro, Seņor and my main brother, Gorilla Rilla and his Queen Marilyn, I got much love for you all.  
 
I don't want to see the Raiders move because of the sentimental value I have with the Bay Area. But if they do, I hope they stay in Cali because it will be an easier drive.
 
Just one more thing -- I want to give a shout out to all The Raiders in The Sky and maybe some in The Core of The Earth. But most of all to Our Brother Oaktown Pirate Raider In Paradise. We love and miss you. Cya When I Get There.
 
Go Raiders 4 Life. From The Womb To The Tomb.  
 
Big Shine Nieto is among a number of Oakland Raiders fans who make attending games such a special experience. Photos by Ed Jay. 

Sports Pulse
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16th annual MESHOF Induction Ceremony, January 28, 2016

Football fans, here is the news you have been waiting for.

In association with the NFL Alumni and as part of the Super Bowl festivities to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area next year, the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame (MESHOF) will present its 16th annual Induction Ceremony at the Double Tree Hotel Newark--Fremont on Thursday, January 28. The ceremony is dedicated to former members of the San Francisco 49ers.

The oldest professional team in the Bay Area, the San Francisco 49ers have also been the area's most successful. This is your chance to meet and mingle with many of the players.

Inducted and honored will be players from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. Team owners, doctors, and former players who have positively impacted the community will be honored. Also honored will be those who contributed to the organization since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1946.

Class of 2016: Dana Stubblefield, Ray Wersching, Willie Harper, Ted Kwalick and Allan Kennedy.

Community Honoree: Eason Ramson -- Distinguished Service Award; Carolyn Hoskins -- Distinguished Service Award; Dr. Jamie Williams*

For more information, visit the MESHOF website at www.afrosportshall.com or call 510-629-2895. Or visit the NFL Alumni's site at www.nflalumninoca.org, or call 510-258-3555.

Purchase your tickets now because this event will sell out!

*Not confirmed
Sports Pulse

Super Bowl 50 Breakfast logo
Super Bowl Breakfast Logo

2016 Super Bowl Breakfast, Feb. 6
 
The 29th annual NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast is coming to the Bay Area!  It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco.
 
Tony Dungy, Brent Jones, Benjamin Watson, Tim Brown, Jerry Kramer, Roger Staubach, Mike Ditka and others will be on hand to celebrate Super Bowl 50!
  
The Super Bowl Breakfast features the presentation of the  Bart Starr Award to a current NFL player, voted on by his peers, for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. Winners in recent years include Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. Highlights of the program will include interviews with Super Bowl players via video, exciting NFL Films highlights, interviews, humor, personal stories, testimonies and a faith-based message.
 
Visit www.superbowlbreakfast.com for more information or call 800-416-9472.
Sports Pulse
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Super Fan Chase, Feb. 3-6, 2016
 
The Super Fan Chase will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area on Feb. 3-6, the week before Super Bowl 50. It will involve up to 50 businesses providing sports-themed entertainment for contestants who will receive a passport that each business stamps before contestants move to the next destination. The first team delivering the most stamps within the allotted time wins a VIP viewing experience to the Big Game.

Participating businesses include the Taplands Taproom, Bottle Shop & Neighborhood Brewery of Santa Clara, Adobe Road Winery of Sonoma/TRG-Aston Martin Racing, Visionary Moments of Santa Clara, Russell City Sports Bar & Grill in Hayward, 7D Experience of PIER 39 in San Francisco, WimZr (at your app store), SF Drone School of San Francisco, Sports Basement, and DJI flying and camera stabilization systems. For fan and/or sponsorship details, visit www.SuperFanChase.com, www.Facebook.com/SuperFanChase, Twitter @SuperFanChase or info@SuperFanChase.com.

Super Fan Chase - 2015  

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  Odds to win Super Bowl 50
New England Patriots   7/2
Carolina Panthers    4/1
Arizona Cardinals     5/1
Pittsburgh Steelers  6/1
Seattle Seahawks     6/1
Green Bay Packers  12/1
Denver Broncos       15/1
Cincinnati Bengals  20/1
Kansas City Chiefs   40/1
Minnesota Vikings   50/1
Houston Texans       75/1
New York Jets           80/1
New York Giants      100/1


Washington Redskins     100/1
Philadelphia Eagles          125/1
Indianapolis Colts             200/1
Jacksonville Jaguars          650/1
Atlanta Falcons                  1000/1


 

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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         1:25 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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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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