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Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
San Francisco Giants, AT&T Pebble Beach
Pro-Am, Super Bowl Breakfast, Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars Party, San Francisco Symphony, Santa Clara (M),
Race Across America

Weekly Sports Calendar

The Silver and Black Are Back ... 
and a Stadium Primer
-- Andy Dolich


In The House!


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Giants FanFest - 2-13-16 - Ed Jay
San Francisco Giants pitcher Javier Lopez (left), Renel Brooks-Moon (center, currently the only female public address announcer in Major League Baseball), and outfielder Gregor Blanco prepared to sign autographs at the Giants FanFest in the Virgin America area in right field. Photo by Ed Jay.


Giants Fan Fest - 2-13-16 - Ed Jay
San Francisco Giants newly-acquired outfielder Denard Span (left), infielder Matt Duffy (middle) and catch Buster Posey were interviewed by radio host Tom Tolbert (not pictured) of the Giants flagship station, KNBR 680. Photo by Ed Jay.


Giants FanFest - 2-13-16 - Ed Jay
A true onesies family traveled from Sacramento to share their allegiance. Photo by Ed Jay.


Giants FanFest - 2-13-16 - Ed Jay
Long lines were the order of the day at the San Francisco Giants FanFest where thousands of faithful fans showed up to capture the excitement of a new season. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Bill Murray - 2-11-16 - Kenneth Wong
Beware of your precious autograph! Not all signings end successfully as a strategically-placed autograph seeker found out at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am over the weekend, when he extended a football for celebrity golfer Bill Murray to sign. Photo by Kenneth Wong.


Bill Murray - 2-11-16 - Kenneth Wong
Instead, Murray launched the would-be souvenir into the air. Notice the autograph seeker's pen is still extended!


Pebble Beach - Josh Duhamel - 2-11-16 - Kenneth Wong
Josh Duhamel (center), pictured with Huey Lewis of the News (left) and Vernon Glenn, weekend sports anchor for KPIX 5, conveys things are going well. Photo by Kenneth Wong


Pebble Beach - 2-11-16 - Kenneth Wong
After making a putt, Ray Romano (right) greeted fellow celebrity golfer Gary Mule Deer with a smile. Photo by Kenneth Wong.


Clint Eastwood - 2-13-16 - Kenneth Wong
Eighty-five years young, Clint Eastwood demonstrated his passion for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and golf burns as brightly as ever. Photo by Kenneth Wong.


Pebble Beach - 2-11-16 - Kenneth Wong
The San Francisco 49ers battled for bragging rights with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday during their 2016 Chevron Shoot-Out at Pebble Beach. Above, 49ers team captain and Super Bowl champion Harris Barton (left) confers with San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who was considered their biggest golfing threat.


Pebble Beach - 2-11-16 - Kenneth Wong
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy considered himself his team's weak link but the results proved otherwise, as the Giants would take home the trophy. The event benefited the Giants Community Fund and the 49ers Foundation, along with several local charities. Photo by Kenneth Wong.


Pebble Beach - 2-11-16- Kenneth Wong
San Francisco Giants pitcher George Kontos (left) heads across the green to congratulate Giants pitcher and teammate Matt Cain after Cain chipped in a shot at the 18th hole. The 49ers' Steve Bono (center) also offered his congratulations to the victorious Giants. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.


AT&T Pro-Am - 2-13-16 - Ann Cooke
The backdrop for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is beyond exquisite. Above, a photo taken at the foot of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club course on Friday, Feb. 12. Photo by Ann Cooke.


AT&T Pro Am - 2-13-16 - Ann Cooke
An attendant quiets the crowd at the 11th hole on the Monterey Peninsula Country Club course. Photo by Ann Cooke.


2-15-16 - Ed Jay
A funny moment at the Super Bowl Breakfast: Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young (right) said he studied former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach's football grip and throwing motion when he was a boy. Staubach (middle) responded that he should have tried his other hand. Green Bay Packers legend Jerry Kramer (left) loved the humor. Photo by Ed Jay.


Ditka & Jaws - 2-6-16 - Ed Jay
Football legends Mike Ditka (left) and Ron Jaworski hosted their annual Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars Super Bowl party at Jones in San Francisco. The spirited event drew multiple Hall of Famers and other NFL celebrities, raising money for worthy causes endorsed by the hosts. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


SFS - 2-4-16
A Concert of Champions, presented by the San Francisco Symphony and NFL Films, celebrated Super Bowl 50 at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall on the evenings of Feb. 3 and 4. Photo credit:
Amelia Kusar, San Francisco Symphony.


SFS - 2-3-16 Amelia Kusar
With an image drawn from NFL Films and featuring the San Francisco 49ers from another era, a collaborative performance was presented with the San Francisco Symphony, celebrating Super Bowl 50. Photo credit: Amelia Kusar, San Francisco Symphony.


SFS - 2-3-16 - Moanalani Jeffrey
Attendees at the San Francisco Symphony's dinner and collaboration with NFL Films, celebrating Super Bowl 50, were (left to right) Bill Fisher, Marcia Goldman, John Goldman, Ronnie Lott, Sako Fisher and Derek Dean. Photo courtesy San Francisco Symphony and Agency Moanalani Jeffrey.


SC v. BYU - 2-13-16 - Darren Yamashita
Santa Clara Broncos' K.J. Feagin (32) fires a 3-pointer during the first half of their game against the BYU Cougars at Leavey Center in Santa Clara on Saturday night. The Cougars (19-8, 10-4) came away with a 96-62 victory over the Broncos (9-17, 5-9), to claim their fourth win in the last five games.


SC v. BYU - 2-13-16 - Darren Yamashita
Cougars senior guard Chase Fischer (1) searches for a way to get his shot around the defense of Broncos freshman forward Henrik Jadersten (3).  Fischer would finish with 22 points.


SC v. BYU - 2-13-16 - Darren Yamashita
Santa Clara junior guard Jared Brownridge (23) converts a lay-up and draws the foul from BYU's junior forward Kyle Davis (21). Brownridge paced the Broncos with 16 points, despite being in early foul trouble. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


RAAM - 2-15-16
Christoph Strasser will sit out the 2016 Race Across America (RAAM). After lung issues forced him to withdraw from the 2015 Race Across America, Strasser (Austria) was looking forward to returning this year to race for his fourth win. But last week he announced he will not participate as he continues to recover from injuries suffered in Sept., when he was hit by a car while on a training ride. Strasser has been upbeat despite this setback, saying, "Life is not only about sports. Life is much more; life is about friends, about family, about people who are helping you when you have a bad situation." 

WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR
Monday, Feb. 15

Tuesday, Feb. 16
San Jose Sharks @ Tampa Bay Lightning, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
Stockton Heat @ Ontario Reign, 7 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB v. Nevada, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB @ Wyoming, 7 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB @ Nevada, 6:30 p.m.
SF State (W) BB v. UC Santa Cruz, 5:30 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. Wyoming, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 18
San Jose Sharks @ Florida Panthers, 4:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB @ Washington, 8 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB @ Washington State, 7 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB @ Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB @ Portland, 7 p.m.
USF (M) BB @ Pepperdine, 7 p.m.
UOP (M) BB @ Gonzaga, 6 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB @ Cal Poly, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB v. Eastern Washington,
     7:05 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Loyola Marymount, 6 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Gonzaga, 6:30 p.m.
USF (W) BB v. Pepperdine, 7 p.m.
UOP (W) BB v. Portland, 7 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB @ Hawai'i, 9 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. Eastern Washington,
     6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19
Golden State Warriors @ Portland Trailblazers,
     7 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. Denver Nuggets, 7 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Carolina Hurricanes, 4 p.m.
Cal (W) BB @ Utah, 5 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB @ Colorado, 7 p.m.
CSUEB (M) BB v. Cal State Dominguez Hills,
     7:30 p.m.
CSUEB (W) BB v. Cal State Dominguez Hills,
     5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20
Golden State Warriors @ LA Clippers, 5:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Stockton Heat, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC v. San Jose Earthquakes,
     5 p.m. (preseason)
Stanford (M) BB @ Washington 5 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB @ Pepperdine, 5 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB @ Gonzaga, 7 p.m.
USF (M) BB @ Loyola Marymount, 1 p.m.
CSUEB (M) BB v. Cal State Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
SF State (M) BB v. Sonoma State, 7:30 p.m.
UOP (M) BB @ Portland, 7 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB @ UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. Utah State, 4 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB v. Idaho, 7:05 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Pepperdine, 2 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Portland, 1 p.m.
USF (W) BB v. Loyola Marymount, 2 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB @ San Diego State, 2 p.m.
SF State (W) BB v. Sonoma State, 5:30 p.m.
UOP (W) BB v. Gonzaga, 2 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. UC Riverside, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB @ Idaho, 2 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB @ Utah State, 1 p.m.
CSUEB (W) BB v. Cal State Los Angeles, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21
San Jose Barracuda @ Stockton Heat, 4 p.m.
Cal (M) BB @ Washington State, 5:30 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB v. San Diego State, 1 p.m.
Cal (W) BB @ Colorado, 11 a.m.
Stanford (W) BB @ Utah, 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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Andy Dolich - 2-15-16
The convergence of Highway 80, BART, Caltrain and even the Oakland Airport make the Oakland Raiders' present coliseum location ideal.

Andy Dolich -- 2015

The Silver and Black Are Back ... and a Stadium Primer 

By Andy Dolich

 

When we last left the Silver and Black they were told by their NFL brethren that There is a There and they would be heading back to There. The Oakland Raiders would not be taking up residence any time soon in the land known as LALA.
 
It might serve a purpose to separate fact from fiction as it relates to where Team Bedouin may end up, both in the short and long term. During the past few years, months and weeks, team owner Mark Davis has talked about moving to a new stadium in Carson, Oakland, Inglewood, San Antonio, St. Louis, San Diego and now Las Vegas. The public has been bull rushed with all manner of important business points relating to the future home of the Raiders.
 
Fact
*  The Raiders have agreed to a one-year lease at the O.co Coliseum,
     with one-year options in 2017 and 2018.
*  The Raiders and the Oakland A's are the only NFL and MLB teams to
     share a sports facility.
*  The Raiders ownership has the smallest net worth of any franchise
     in the NFL.
*  The Raiders have won three Super Bowls.
*  The Raiders have played in Oakland for 42 years.
*  The Raiders played in Los Angeles for 13 years.
*  The Raiders' season-ticket base during their final year in L.A. at the
    Coliseum was less than 18,000.
*  The Jan. 12 vote of the NFL owners in Houston was 30-2 in favor of
     the Inglewood Stadium, backed by St. Louis Rams multibillionaire
     owner Stan Kroenke. Kroenke is the second-richest owner in the
     NFL. Paul Allen of the Seattle Seahawks is No. 1.
*  The NFL is a major proponent of two teams playing in one mega-
     stadium in large cities. The New York Jets and New York Giants are        the No. 1 shining example.
*  Now, with the approval of the Inglewood Stadium as the new home
    of the former St. Louis Rams, the opportunity of another two-team
    option is available with the San Diego Chargers and possibly the             Oakland Raiders. The Chargers have the first option to join the
    Rams.
*  The NFL wanted the Raiders to play in a joint-use stadium with the
     San Francisco 49ers, but the late Al Davis refused to proceed with
     those discussions in 2007-08. Mark Davis has said he has zero
     interest in becoming a tenant at Levi's Stadium.
*  Mark has also stated he is more than willing to move hundreds of
     miles south to share a stadium in Southern California.
*  The Raiders now play in the smallest-capacity stadium in the NFL, at
     56,057.
*  There is a tarp blocking off 11,000 thousand seats at the Coliseum
     that was rolled out before the 2013 season.
*  The Raiders have one of the lowest naming-rights deals in the NFL,
     at $600,000 from O.co (Overstock.com.).
*  Under their just-concluded lease, the Raiders paid $400,000 a year
     in rent and $525,000 for their headquarters and practice facility in
     Alameda.
*  The Raiders received $1.5 million for day-of-game concession sales,
     a $477,000 share for naming rights (O.co Coliseum) and $685,000
     for club-seat fees.
*  The city and county pay for game-day expenses, including ticket
     takers, staffing, security, utilities, field maintenance and
     garbage/recycling. The $48.3 million total was paid by the Joint
     Powers Authority.
*  Levi's Stadium is only 35.1 miles from the team's Harbor Bay Isle
     offices and training facility in Alameda.
*  The A's have multiple options to block a new Raiders stadium deal.
*  The Raiders have multiple options to block a new A's stadium deal.
*  The complicated transportation infrastructure that is already in
     place and functioning at the O.co Coliseum complex would cost
    billions of dollars in any other location.
*  The A's 81 major-league baseball games bring in more revenue to
    Oakland and Alameda County than 10 football games.
* $12.5 million on debt payments is still owed on the Coliseum.
*  In 1995, Oakland-Alameda County helped the Raiders by approving
    $150 million worth of renovations to the Coliseum, which also
    obtained a $50 million loan.
*  The general plans for a smaller stadium talked about by Mark Davis
     would preclude Oakland from ever hosting a Super Bowl. The NFL
     requires at least 70,000 seats.
*  The NFL has agreed to loan the Raiders an additional $100 million
     for their stadium effort in Oakland.
*  Mark Davis has said the team has $600 million that they are
    bringing to the table.
*  A brand-new stadium would cost a minimum of $1 billion.
*  A team needs approval of 24 of the 32 NFL owners to move to
    another city.
 
Fiction
*  The Raiders have agreed to a lease with Oakland-Alameda County
    for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. (Although they have an option to do
    so.)
*  The Raiders have a strategic long-term plan to build a new stadium
     in Oakland that could be activated in the immediate future.
*  The Raiders have a strategic long-term plan to move to a specific
     location outside Oakland.
*  The Raiders will move to Inglewood if the Chargers pass on the
     opportunity. Not over the opposition of the 31 other NFL owners.
*  The Raiders will move to San Antonio. Not over the opposition of
     Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Texans owner Bob McNair.
*  Raider Nation could crowd fund or own shares of the team. The NFL
    does not allow this type of team ownership.
*  Oakland and Alameda County will use public money to help build a
    new Raiders stadium.
*  The Raiders are 100% owned by Carol and Mark Davis. They have
    minority partners. David Abrams and Paul Leff paid approximately
    $150 million for a limited position several years ago. They do not
    have a first right to purchase the team if it is for sale.
*  Larry Ellison is going to buy the Raiders.
*  The team has formally purchased or leased in Oakland or publicly
     unveiled a comprehensive stadium-financing concept here,
     although Mark Davis has previously said he would like to build on
     the Coliseum site.
*  Mark Davis has said the team has $600 million they will bring to the
    table to build a new stadium.
 
"You're traveling through another dimension: a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of one's imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: The Raiders' Zone!"
 
Tune in next week for the next chapter.

Andy Dolich has worked as an executive in all four major sports leagues, including the Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers. He is the managing director and head of U.S. sports practice for Odgers Berndstson, the UK's leading executive search firm, and director of career development for the University of San Francisco's online master's program in the business of
collegiate athletics.
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Cal (M) BB 76 v. Stanford  61, Feb. 6, 2016. Photos by Ron Sellers.
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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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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.

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

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

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

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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

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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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