Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
Denver Broncos, San Jose Sharks, Stanford Cardinal, Saint Mary's Gaels, San Jose Barracuda, Oakland A's FanFest, 
Race Across America

Too Many Tools?
By Andy Dolich

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, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 31
Issue No. 104

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Monday, Jan. 25
Golden State Warriors v. San Antonio Spurs,
     7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. Charlotte Hornets, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 26
Sacramento Kings @ Portland Trailblazers, 7 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Colorado Avalanche, 7 p.m.
CSUEB (M) BB @ Cal State Monterey Bay,
     7:30 p.m.
CSUEB (W) BB @ Cal State Monterey Bay,
     5:30 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. Wyoming, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
Golden State Warriors v. Dallas Mavericks,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Texas Stars, 5:30 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. Ontario Reign, 7 p.m.
Cal (M) BB @ Utah, 8 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB @ Colorado, 6 p.m.
SJSU (M) BB @ Colorado State, 6 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.
SJSU (W) BB v. Colorado State, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB @ Wyoming, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 28
Sacramento Kings @ New Orleans Pelicans, 5 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB @ Gonzaga, 6 p.m.
USF (M) BB @ Portland, 7 p.m.
CSUEB (M) BB v. Cal State San Marcos, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB @ Idaho, 7:05 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Gonzaga, 6 p.m.
USF (W) BB v. Portland, 7 p.m.
CSUEB (W) BB v. Cal State San Marcos, 5:30 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. Long Beach State, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. Idaho, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 29
San Jose Barracuda @ San Antonio Rampage,
     5:30 p.m.
SF State (M) BB @ Cal State Dominguez Hills,
     7:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB @ Cal State Los Angeles,
     7:30 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Washington State, 6 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. Washington, 8 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB @ Cal State Los Angeles,
      5:30 p.m.
SF State (W) BB @ Cal State Dominguez Hills,
     5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 30
Golden State Warriors @ Philadelphia 76ers,
     2 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Memphis Grizzlies, 5 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ San Antonio Rampage,
     5:30 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. Bakersfield Condors, 7:30 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB @ Utah, 2 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB @ Portland, 7 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB @ UOP, 8 p.m.
USF (M) BB @ Gonzaga, 5 p.m.
SJSU (M) BB v. Air Force, 2 p.m.
SF State (M) BB @ Cal State Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB @ Eastern Washington,
     12:05 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. Cal Poly, 5:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB @ Cal State Dominguez Hills,
     7:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB @ Cal State Dominguez Hills,
     5:30 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Portland, 2 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. UOP, 1 p.m.
USF (W) BB v. Gonzaga, 2 p.m.
SJSU (W) BB @ Air Force, 5 p.m.
SF State (W) BB @ Cal State Los Angeles, 5:30 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. UC Santa Barbara, 3 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. Eastern Washington,
     2:05 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 31
Pro Bowl, Team Rice vs. Team Irvin, Aloha
     Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii, 4 p.m.
Golden State Warriors @ NY Knicks, 4:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB @ Colorado, 2 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Washington, 2 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. Washington State, 12 noon

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

SF FlameThrowers - No. 1
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For Your Viewing Pleasure


Gary Kubiak - Peyton Manning - 1-25-16 - Ed Jay
The AFC will be represented in Super Bowl 50 by the Denver Broncos, who defeated the New England Patriots, 20-18, on Sunday. Denver quarterback Peyton Manning (right) will be the oldest starting Super Bowl quarterback when Super Bowl 50 is played on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3:25 p.m. at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak was the backup quarterback for Denver's general manager John Elway, during his playing days from 1983-1991. The NFC will be represented by the Carolina Panthers, who defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, and are led by NFL MVP candidate Cam Newton. Photo by Ed Jay.


Sharks v. Ottawa - 1-18-16 - Rich Yee
Ottawa Senators center Mika Zibanejad (93) scores the final and winning goal in overtime for a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night, Jan. 18, at SAP Center in San Jose. Photo by Rich Yee.


Sharks v. Ottawa - 1-18-16 - Rich Yee
The San Jose Sharks (23-18-3) saw its five-game winning streak end against the Ottawa Senators in an overtime thriller. Tomas Hertl, Logan Couture and Matt Nieto scored in regulation for the Sharks and Alex Stalock made 14 saves but were beaten by the Senators' Zibanejad in the second round of the shootout. Photo by Rich Yee.


Sharks v. Ottaeas - 1-18-16 - Rich Yee
Despite constant pressure, goals did not come easy for the Sharks and Ottawa's Craig Anderson finished with 32 saves. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.


Stanford - Marcus Sheffield - 1-21-16 - Rich Yee
Freshman guard Marcus Sheffield was Stanford's top scorer with 17 points as the Cardinal battled their ranked opponent, the Arizona Wildcats, only to fall short, 71-59, Thursday night at Maples Pavilion. Photo by Rich Yee.


Stanford - Dorian Pickens - 1-21-16 - Rich Yee
Stanford sophomore guard Dorian Pickens contributed 11 points but overall it was an off-shooting night for the Cardinal. Stanford committed just nine turnovers, compared with 16 for Arizona, but made only 32 percent from the field, including 4 of 20 from three-point range. Photo by Rich Yee.


Stanford - Marcus Allen - 1-21-16 - Rich Yee
Battling hard for position, Stanford guard Marcus Allen contributed 8 points but couldn't stop the Cardinal from losing its 12th consecutive game to the Arizona Wildcats. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


Saint Marys v. Gonzaga - 1-21-16 - Darren Yamashita
The Saint Mary's Gaels bench and crowd react to a Joe Rahon 3-pointer late in the second half of their game against West Coast Conference (WCC) rival Gonzaga. Saint Mary's would win a thriller in the last minute, 70-67. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


Saint Marys v. Gonzaga - 1-21-16 - Darren Yamashita
Saint Mary's center Evan Fitzner (21) converts a lay-up to cut the Gonzaga lead to 1 after trailing by 15 points earlier in the second half.  Fitzner led the Gaels with 20 points. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


Saint Mays v. Gonzaga - 1-21-16 - Darren Yamashita
Saint Mary's fans celebrate on the court after defeating Gonzaga
70-67, and ending an eight-game losing streak to the Zags. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.


Barracuda - 1-23-16 - Darren Yamashita
San Jose Barracuda right-winger Ben Smith (21) passes the puck from behind the net as Ontario Reign goalie Peter Budaj (31) defends the goal. The Barracuda wore camouflage jerseys in honor of Military Appreciation Night. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


Barracuda v. Reign - 1-23-16 - DarrenYamashita
Scott Timmins (77) of the Barracuda and Peter Budaj (31) of the Reign track the puck as a redirected shot sails over the net during their American Hockey League (AHL)  game at SAP Center in San Jose. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


Barracuda v. Reign - 1-23-16 -Darren Yamashita
Barracuda center Bryan Lerg (11) tries to get a shot on goal while Reign defenseman Jeff Schultz (55) dives to the ice for the block. The Reign came away with a 2-1 victory over the Barracuda. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.


A's FanFest - 2016
Baseball has returned and here's proof! Rickey Henderson, Rollie Fingers and Dennis Eckersley were on hand at the Oakland A's FanFest on Sunday and each looked ready to take the field! Major League Baseball returns for the A's on Monday, April 4, when they open at home versus the Chicago White Sox at 7:05 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.athletics.com.


Chloe & Stomper - 2016
One of the benefits of being the A's mascot is that Stomper is a magnet for attention and adulation.


A's FanFest - 2016
Other good-natured attendees at the Oakland A's FanFest on Sunday included Splash of the Stockton Ports and
Oski from Cal Berkeley.


RAAM - 1-25-16 - Vic
Race Across America (RAAM) champion Christoph Strasser is uncertain for 2016. Strasser, from Austria, is a three-time winner of the 3,000-mile Race Across America and the record holder for fastest-ever finish in 2014 (7 days, 15 hours, 56 minutes). Strasser was hit by a car while training in September and suffering injuries, including a broken shoulder and knee cap. He's now healed and in training but uncertain if he'll be fit enough for the June 14 start date.


Cover - Fall 2015


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" ... losing the glue of unity that binds us  together ... people actually talking to 
each other." 

Andy Dolich - 1-25-16
Its replacement.
Andy Dolich -- 2015

Too Many Tools?

By Andy Dolich


Although I wasn't around in 1921, the love affair between sports and commerce began when Major League Baseball authorized the sale of World Series radio rights for $3,000. Yes, $3,000!
 
In 2009 that check was about even with what the New York Yankees charged for a single ticket behind home plate when they opened the new Yankee Stadium. As sports listenership increased, so did the interests of corporate sponsors. In 1935, Gillette, along with other cutting-edge companies, started sponsoring sports events.
 
Radio sponsorship grew into TV advertising. Cable jumped to 24/7 coverage of sports. The Los Angeles Dodgers' introduction of the first stadium video board in 1980 gave advertisers another canvas of commerce. The ongoing wave of sponsorship interest added licensing, giveaway promotions, stadium signage, branded concessions, premium seating, marketing programs and branded philanthropy, along with many other sponsor-driven programs.
 
Today we are in the midst of a deluge of digital tools to analyze, metricize, synthesize and monetize the ever-growing need to maximize sponsor-sport fan synergy. Remember that 3,000 bucks in 1921? The latest MLB TV deal with Fox and Turner, which runs through 2021, is a tidy $6.8 billion.
 
Having been a team marketer and now a consultant to corporate entities that are looking to maximize revenue through sports properties, I start with a simple question: "Is your sports business plan a long-term strategy?"
 
The answer is usually, "Of course it is." Upon further review it turns out that in many cases the sports strategy is just a string of disconnected tactics. Corporate sponsors might be jumping on a popular player or a team's bandwagon, pushing a venue giveaway promotion, sponsoring a community event or buying ads on various forms of team media.
 
Today's marketplace for sponsor-team synergy is teeming with fan-engagement tools. Social, mobile, video, home theaters -- and personalized ads like the kind in the movie Minority Report. There are more apps, programs, digital, mobile magnets, gamification, fantasy and virtual reality to come that provide opportunities for more one-on-one relationship customization. Analytics and metrics provide greater insight in consumer behavior.
 
There is a marketing battle between Millennials and the over-40 "Perennials." We have a tug of war going on with the looking-up vs. the looking-down generations -- the nanosecond posse vs. the I-can-actually-wait-a-minute mob.
 
I'm proud to be a Perennial, while at the same time understanding that information is consumed by Millennials in different ways from in the past. I am reminded of an early computer age warning: GIGO -- garbage in, garbage out.
 
Multiple tools of multitasking marketing are fantastic, but if they aren't being used for the development of a long-term, systemic business model between the fan, sponsor, team, league and broadcasters, what good are they?
*  Are they creating an enhanced service experience for all fans and
    customers?
*  Are they creating new revenue that doesn't cannibalize pre-existing
    dollars?
*  Are they talking the same marketing language as their fan profiles?
*  Are they playing to the DNA of their market?
*  Are they easy to comprehend and use?
 
Sports are one of the last examples of our shrinking 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 and the slicing and dicing of our favorite stadiums and arenas fall into the hands of the sports revenue pivot table metric analyzers, we are losing the glue of unity that binds us together as fans. That glue is people actually talking to each other. The rule of thumb to communicate should not come from the interaction of a thumb with a mobile device or a computer.
 
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.
  Odds to win Super Bowl 50
The Carolina Panthers, lead by quarterback Cam Newton, are favored by as many as 5.5-points over the Denver Broncos, led by quarterback Peyton Manning, on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m. on CBS.

Sports Pulse
Jaws and Ditka

Sports Pulse

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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.
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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.

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Franks Saloon & Sports

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Mucky Duck

Nickies Bar & Grill

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Oaks Corner

One Double Oh Seven

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Orozco's Tires

Otaez Mexican

     Restaurant

Pacific Coast Brewing

     Company

Party Green

Pasta Pelican Waterfront Restaurant

Patriot House

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Pete's Place

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Rames Consulting

Rancho Sports Bar

Recology

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Rinetti & Co.

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Ruth Stroup Insurance

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San Mateo Jockey Club

Siegel & Yee

Sports Edition Bar

Stadium Pub

Stars Recreation Center

Sundance The

     Steakhouse

Tierney's Sports Bar

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Saint Mary's Gaels (M) BB 70 v. Gonzaga 67, Jan. 21, 2016. Photos by Darren Yamashita.

Stanford (M) BB v. 57 Arizona 71, Jan. 21, 2016, Photos by Rich Yee.

San Jose Sharks 3 v. Ottawa Senators 4, Jan. 18, 2016. Photos by Rich Yee.
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Harlem Globetrotters at Oracle Arena, Jan. 16, 2016. Photos by Rich Yee.

San Jose State (W) Gymnastics v. Sacramento State, Jan. 15, 2016. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

Stanford (M) Wrestling v. Utah Valley, Jan. 15, 2016. Photos by Rich Yee.
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CSUEB (M) BB 43 vs. UC San Diego 64, Jan. 15, 2016. Photos by Darren Yamashita.
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CSUEB (W) BB 54 vs. UC San Diego 56,  Jan. 15, 2016. Photos by Darren Yamashita.

Golden State Warriors 111 vs. Miami Heat 103, Jan. 11, 2016. Photos by Rich Yee.

Cal Bears (W) BB 79 vs. Utah Utes 84, Jan. 10, 2016. Photos by Darren Yamashita. 

Professional Bull Riders at Oracle Arena, Jan. 9, 2016. Photos by Ed Jay.

San Jose Sharks 7 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0, Jan. 9, 2016. Photos by Darren Yamashita.

San Jose Barracuda 6 vs. San Antonio Rampage 4. Jan. 9, 2016. Photos by Darren Yamashita.
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Charles Woodson Tribute. Jan. 3, 2016. Photos by Ed Jay.

Brazen Racing -- New Year's Day Race. Jan. 1, 2016. Photos by Rich Yee.

Cal 79 (M) BB v. Colorado 65. Jan. 1, 2016. Photos by Darren Yamashita.

Oakland Raiders Booster Club -- Charles Woodson. Dec. 28, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

Cal 86 (M) BB v. Davidson 60. Dec. 28, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

San Jose Barracuda 1 v. Charlotte Checkers 4. Dec. 28, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita.

Cal Bears (W) BB 108 vs. UCLA Bruins, 104. Dec. 21, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita.

Oakland Raiders 20, Green Bay Packers 30. Dec. 20, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

Cal Bears 84, Coppin State Eagles 51. Dec. 19, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

San Francisco 49ers NFL Alumni Holiday Festival. Dec. 16, 2015. Photos by Ann Cooke.

Oakland Raiders and the Donald Penn Foundation, Shop with a Jock. Dec. 14, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

Stanford Cardinal 64, Dartmouth Big Green 50. Dec. 12, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

Oakland Raiders at Southland Mall in Hayward. Dec. 7, 2015. Photos by Larry Rosa.

Oakland Raiders 20, Kansas City 34. Dec. 6, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

Stanford Cardinal 41, USC 22. Pac-12 Championship Game, Dec. 5, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

Warriors Dance Team Calendar Release Party. Nov. 30, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
 
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San Francisco 49ers 13 vs. Arizona Cardinals 19. Nov. 29, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

San Jose Barracuda 2 v. Texas Stars 3. Nov. 29, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita

Quarry Turkey Run. Nov. 28, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

Cal Bears 48 vs. Arizona State 46. Nov. 28, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers

Nitro Turkey Run, Brazen Racing. Nov. 26, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

Oakland Raiders offensive lineman donate turkeys. Nov. 23, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

Cal Bears 22 v. Stanford Cardinal 35, The Big Game. Nov. 21. Photos by Kenny Karst

Oakland Raiders 14 vs. Minnesota Vikings 30. Nov. 15, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

Stanford Cardinal 36 v. Oregon Ducks 38. Nov. 14, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Cal Bears 54 v. Oregon State Beavers 24. Nov. 14, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

Arise FC. Nov. 14, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

Santa Cruz Warriors 104 v. Bakersfield Jam 87. Nov. 13, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

San Francisco 49ers 17 v. Atlanta Falcons 16. Nov. 8, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

San Jose Barracuda 2 v. Bakersfield Condors 6. Nov. 8, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita.

Stanford Cardinal 42 v. Colorado Buffaloes 10. Nov. 7, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

Cal Rugby Championship. Nov. 7-8, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

Oakland Raiders 34 vs. New York Jets 20. Nov. 1. Photos by Ed Jay.

Cal Bears 21 v. USC Trojans 27. October 31, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

NFL Town Hall Meeting. October 29, 2015. Photos by Larry Rosa

San Jose Sharks 1 vs. Nashville Predators 2. October 28, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

Let's Go 510 Race. Oct. 25, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

San Francisco 49ers 3 vs. Seattle Seahawks 20. October 22, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

Grand National Rodeo. Oct. 24, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

Stanford Cardinal 56 v. UCLA Bruins 35. October 15, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

Oakland Raiders 10 v. Denver Broncos 16. Oct. 11, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

Stanford Cardinal 55 v. Arizona Wildcats 17. Oct. 3, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

San Francisco Giants 3 v. Colorado Rockies 2. Oct. 3, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

Cal Bears 34 v. Washington State Cougars 28. Oct. 3, 2015. Photo by Ron Sellers.

San Francisco Giants 2 v. Los Angeles Dodgers 3. Oct. 1,  2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

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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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