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A handy list of photo albums and games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and 
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse
Monday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, Mar. 6
Issue No. 109

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Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, Cal (M) v. USC, Stanford (M) v. USC & UCLA, Saint Mary's (W) v. USF, AT&T Pebble Beach
Pro-Am, Race Across America

Weekly Sports Calendar

It Happens Every Spring
By Andy Dolich

The Nullifer
By Pete Elman

The Basketball Tournament


Out Of The Park!


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For Your Viewing Pleasure


Madison Bumgarner -- Keyy Karst
San Francisco Giants ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner, bearded on July 25, 2015, but now clean-shaven for the 2016 team photos, will set out to win the National League West when baseball returns to AT&T Park in just a few weeks. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Barry and Dusty - Ed Jay -3-1-16
Back in The Game. Former San Francisco Giants who will make their presence felt this season are Barry Bonds (left), now a co-hitting coach with the Miami Marlins, and Dusty Baker, now assuming the reins as manager for the Washington Nationals. Photo by Ed Jay.


Sharks v. Buffalo - 2-27-16 - Rich Yee
Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) scored the lone goal for the San Jose Sharks, who lost for just the third time in regulation this season in the 30 games that they scored first. After falling behind, the Buffalo Sabres would hang around to defeat the Sharks 3-1 at the Shark Tank Friday evening. Photo by Rich Yee.


Sharks v. Buffalo - 2-27-16 - Rich Yee
A senior member of the San Jose Sharks, 36-year-old left-wing Patrick Marleau remains one of the team anchors but couldn't turn back the Buffalo Sabres, who won for the ninth time in 10 meetings, 3-1.


Sharks v. Buffalo - 2-27-16 - Rich Yee
A formidable defense awaits any Sharks scoring attempt as Buffalo Sabres goalie Chad Johnson (31) would hold the Sharks scoreless after giving up an initial goal. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


Cal v. USC - 1-28-16 - Ron Sellers
Cal junior guard Jabari Bird (23) drives for a difficult reverse layup in the second quarter. The Bears completed a perfect home season, going 18-0 with a 22-point win, 87-65, over the visiting USC Trojans Sunday evening at Haas Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus.


Cal v. USC - 2-28-16 - Ron Sellers
The Cal defense came from all angles and included Jaylen Brown (0), Stephen Domingo (31) from above and Sam Singer (2). The Bears (21-8, 11-5) finished their 2015-16 home slate with an unblemished mark of 18-0, the most home wins without a loss and the first perfect home season since 1959-60. Photo by Ron Sellers.


Cal v. USC - 1-28-16 - Ron Sellers
Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors and watching from the front row, celebrates his son Nick Kerr hitting a three-point shot late in the game. Also pictured, wife Margot (center) and Cal student and daughter Madeleine. Photo by Ron Sellers.


Cal v. USC - 2-28-16 - Ron Sellers
Walking off the floor for the last time, Cal senior guard Tyrone Wallace (3) gets a hug from Cal head coach Cuonzo Martin. The tribute was an emotional ending to Senior Day in front of 11,858 fans at Haas Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.


Stanford vs. USC - 2-25-16 - Rich Yee
Stanford sophomore guard/forward Dorian Pickens (11) drained 22 of his career-high 25 points in the first half as Stanford won for the third time in four games, beating Southern California 84-64 last Thursday night at Maples Pavilion. Photo by Rich Yee.


Stanford vs. USC - 2-25-16 - Rich Yee
Seemingly truly airborne, Cardinal guard Marcus Allen (15) scored 15 points and Stanford led at halftime, 43-25, resulting in the  Trojans' worst half of the season. Photo by Rich Yee.


Stanford v. USC - 2-25-16 - Rich Yee
Stanford senior forward Rosco Allen (25) scored all 17 of his points in the second half and with their victory over USC, the Cardinal improved to 14-12, 7-8 in the Pac-12To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


USF v. Saint Mary's - 2-27-16 - Darren Yamashita
Saint Mary's sophomore guard Stella Beck (21) angles for a shot as USF's Taylor Proctor (32) defends the basket during the West Coast Conference match-up between the Gaels and Dons at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga on Saturday night. Saint Mary's defeated USF 72-59. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


USF v. Saint Mary's - 2-27-16 - Darren Yamashita
Gaels senior guard Lauren Nicholson (1) drives to the basket as Dons guard Zhane Dikes (1) tries to recover.  Nicholson led the Gaels with 19 points in her last regular season game at Saint Mary's.


USF v. Saint Mary's - 2-27-16 - Darren Yamashita
USF Dons coach Jennifer Azzi, now in her sixth season at the helm, addresses her team during a second-half time-out. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.


Stanford v. UCLA - 2-27-16 - Rich Yee
Stanford sophomore guard Dorian Pickens (11) contributed another strong game with 16 points as the Cardinal defeated the UCLA Bruins 79-70 on Saturday evening at Maples Pavilion. Photo by Rich Yee.


Stanford v. UCLA - 2-27-16 - Rich Yee
Having made it through three defenders, now comes the hard part -- MAKING the basket. But Stanford senior forward Rosco Allen (25) succeeded frequently and ended up with 19 points as the Cardinal improved to 15-12, 8-8 in the Pac-12. Photo by Rich Yee.


Stanford v. UCLA - 2-27-16 - Rich Yee
Bruins killer. Stanford Cardinal and sophomore forward Michael Humphrey (10) couldn't miss in their game against the visiting UCLA Bruins and emerged as the leading scorer with 24 points, making 12 of 14 from the field. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


Steve Young - Pebble - 2-11-2016 - Floppy Kim
A friendly face to have on any team -- former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and sports commentator Steve Young participated in the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Photo by Lucy Kim.


Carson Daly - 2-24-16 - Eric Taylor
As any good golfer knows, your swing is just HALF the story. Carson Daly, participating in this spring's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, added his own torque. Photo by Eric Taylor.


RAAM - 2-29-16
Finally a winner? Marko Baloh (of Slovenia) will be among the very few with a shot at winning the 2016 Race Across America. Though he'll race in the under-50 age category at 48, he'll be one of the most experienced and most accomplished racers; the Slovenian has been on a winning two-rider team, took second in the 2006 Enduro category and was third in 2009 and 2011, and in 2014 won the 848-mile Race Across the West. Photo credit: Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.

WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR
Monday, Feb. 29
Sacramento Kings v. Oklahoma City Thunder,
     7 p.m. 
San Jose Sharks v. Montreal Canadians, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 1
Golden State Warriors v. Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Stockton Heat, 7:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Grand Canyon, 7 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB @ CCAA Tournament,
     first round, TBD
San Francisco State (M) BB @ CCAA Tournament,
     first round, TBD
CSUEB (W) BB @ CCAA Tournament, Hayward,
     first round, 7 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB v. Wyoming, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB @ Colorado State, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 2
Sacramento Kings @ Memphis Grizzlies, 5 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB @ Wyoming, 6 p.m.
Fresno State (M) v. Colorado State, 8 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB @ Southern Utah, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 3
Golden State Warriors v. Oklahoma City Thunder,
     7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks, 5:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Vancouver Canucks, 7 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC @ Fresno Fuego,
     6:30 p.m. (preseason)
Cal (M) BB @ Arizona, 6 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB @ Arizona State, 8 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. Hawai'i, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB v. Southern Utah,
     7:05 p.m.
Cal (W) BB @ Pac-12 Women's Basketball
     Tournament, first round, Seattle, TBD
Stanford (W) BB @ Pac-12 Women's Basketball
     Tournament, first round, Seattle, TBD
UC Davis (W) BB @ Long Beach State, 7 p.m.
USF (W) BB @ WCC Championship, Las Vegas,
     first round, TBD
UOP (W) BB @ WCC Championship, Las Vegas,
     first round, TBD

Friday, Mar. 4
Stockton Heat @ San Diego Gulls, 7:05 p.m.
USF (M) BB @ WCC Championship, Las Vegas,
     quarterfinals, TBD
Sonoma State (M) BB @ CCAA Tournament,
     Stockton, semifinals, TBD
San Francisco State (M) BB @ CCAA Tournament,
     Stockton, semifinals, TDB
Cal (W) BB @ Pac-12 Women's Basketball
     Tournament, quarterfinals, Seattle, TBD
Stanford (W) BB @ Pac-12 Women's Basketball
     Tournament, quarterfinals, Seattle, TBD
Saint Mary's (W) BB @ WCC Championships,
     Las Vegas, quarterfinals, 2 p.m.
CSUEB (W) BB @ CCAA Tournament, Stockton,
     TBD
USF (W) BB @ WCC Championships, Las Vegas,
     quarterfinals, TBD
San Jose State (W) BB @ Boise State, 6 p.m.
UOP (W) BB @ WCC Championships, Las Vegas,
     quarterfinals, TBD
Sacramento State (W) BB @ Northern Arizona,
     5:30 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. Utah State, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 5
Sacramento Kings @ San Antonio Spurs, 5:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Vancouver Canucks, 7 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Bakersfield Condors,
     1:15 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ San Diego Gulls, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC @ UC Santa Barbara,
     7 p.m. (preseason)
Cal (M) BB @ Arizona State, 5 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB @ Arizona, 1 p.m.
USF (M) BB @ WCC Championships, Las Vegas,
     quarterfinals, TBD
San Jose State (M) BB v. Boise State, 2 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB @ WCC Championships,
     Las Vegas, quarterfinals, TBD 
UC Davis (M) BB @ Cal State University
     Northridge, 7 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB @ CCAA Tournament,
     Stockton, final, TBD
San Francisco State (M) BB @ CCAA Tournament,
     Stockton, finals, TBD
Sacramento State (M) BB v. Northern Arizona,
     7:05 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB @ Utah State, 6 p.m.
Cal (W) BB @ Pac-12 Women's Basketball
     Tournament, semifinals, Seattle, TDB
Stanford (W) BB @ Pac-12 Women's Basketball
     Tournament, semifinals, Seattle, TBD
CSUEB (W) BB @ CCAA Tournament, Stockton,
     TBD
UC Davis (W) BB @ UC Irvine, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 6
Golden State Warriors @ LA Lakers, 12:30 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. Colorado Rapids, 12
     noon
Sacramento Republic FC @ Ventura County
     Fusion, 5 p.m. (preseason)
San Jose Barracuda v. Bakersfield Condors,
     3 p.m.
Cal (W) BB @ Pac-12 Women's Basketball
     Tournament, finals, Seattle, TBD
Stanford (W) BB @ Pac-12 Women's Basketball
     Tournament, finals, Seattle, TBD


Golf Tournaments
7th Annual Bogey Bash, The Hill Course @
    Castlewood Country Club, Monday, May 9.

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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Spring Training - 2016
Spring Training - 3-2016
Andy Dolich -- 2015

It Happens Every Spring
 
By Andy Dolich

 

In the words of the Great Bay Area sports sage Gary Radnich, Nobody Cares when it comes to the hot air that comes out of the desert during spring training. I feel the pain of managers, coaches, TV and radio sports talkers, baseball beat writers and erudite columnists that have to manufacture something newsworthy every day until the real baseball season begins.
 
Some of my favorite quotes:
 
He's in the best shape of his life.
He had an encouraging soft-toss session.
He threw off a mound for the first time.
He has no pain, but we'll have to wait until tomorrow to evaluate him.
We love his bat speed.
He's been in the pen working on some stuff.
A's and Giants end in a 9-9 tie.
He jacked six out in his first BP.
We may invite Fidel Castro to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day.
Let's wait until he sees live pitching.
He's hitting well off a tee.
He tweaked something.
He's locked in.
Won't know until we break camp.
It's only spring.
Commissioner Rob Manfred visits A's and Giants camps, sidesteps A's
     stadium future.
The Panda looks cat quick ... Oops, scratch that!
Battle for fifth starter is heating up.
He took some simulated hacks.
We're sending him back to the Bay Area for further evaluation.
It's the desert air. Let's see what happens during the season.
His knee responded as we had hoped.
Players can't wait to break camp.
We are ready for games that count.
We are taking care of it internally.
That was a great baseball play.
He is a five-tool player.
It was a rookie mistake.
His cheese is unhittable.
It's his season to break out.
His stuff is filthy.
His mechanics are screwed up.
He experienced some arm tightness.
It's a marathon, not a sprint!
 
Play ball!
 
Spring Training - 2016
Spring Training - 2016

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
Draymond Green
Draymond Green's blazing passion keeps the Warriors winning.
Steph Curry
Steph Curry's basketball feats are other-worldly and remain unmatched.

Pete Elman

The Nullifier

by Pete Elman


nullify : to deprive something of value or effectiveness; make futile or of no consequence.
                    
*  "My Warriors team would beat today's Warriors team. I guarantee that." 
      -- Stephen Jackson
*  "I don't like jump-shooting teams. I think you physically manhandle them inside." 
      -- Charles Barkley
*  "I feel as though I am the MVP." -- James Harden
*  "I think Golden State is not going to get that record. I think someone's going to
      step up and beat them. I just can't fathom them being that good. I don't think
      they're overwhelming in talent." -- Wally Szczerbiak
*  "He's (Curry) shot well because of what's going on in basketball today."
     -- Oscar Robertson

Memo to StackJack, the Chuckster, Mr. Eurostep, Wally World and, respectfully, the Big O--meet Number 30, The Nullifier.
   
"Let me count the ways," Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote in 1850.
 
Well, tonight I lost track watching Steph Curry. In a record-setting and historic display of jaw-dropping, long-distance shooting, the reigning MVP summoned a combination of skill, guts, heart and the inexorable will to win, the likes of which I have never seen, in any sport, at any level -- ever.

In the last four games, his numbers are: 175 points, 62-102 from the field, 33-54 from beyond the arc, 18-20 from the line. All victories, all on the road and he saved the best for last. And it's not just his shooting; he may also be the best ball-handler and passer in the NBA. 

In what will go down as the team's signature win of the regular season, and one of the signature games of his career, Steph Curry's dramatic 32-footer with 0.6 second left in overtime dealt the Oklahoma City Thunder a devastating defeat. They lost despite out-rebounding the Warriors 62-32, and probably had the game won three times. This loss will probably feel worse when they wake up. Ouch...

There was so much drama in this game, so many subplots, it's hard to know where to begin. Let's start with the ridiculous jealous chatter coming from some of the above NBA personalities and many others around the league.
 
On second thought, let's just dismiss all of it outright, because it's nonsense. But it does get heads talking and when a team is 53-5 there are always people who want to knock them down a peg or two. Ignore them...

Let's move on to the game itself. The Thunder were the one team on this road trip that would present a problem for the Warriors after that uncharacteristic blowout they suffered at the hands of the Portland Trailblazers. The cliché was true this time -- the ugly loss that opened the road trip only served to make them angry and sharpened their already laser-like focus to the tune of five straight road wins.

Not surprisingly, OKC came out with energy and played excellent defense, something they rarely do, as we were so often reminded by the ABC broadcast team of Mark Jackson and Jeff van Gundy. And the Warriors were not playing well. The home team, led as always by their dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, were also getting a fine effort from forgotten man Serge Ibaka and took a 57-46 lead into halftime. That's when things got weird.

Sideline reporter Lisa Salters felt compelled to share some it's-none-of-your-damn-business information -- twice -- with viewers. Apparently while eavesdropping on the Warriors locker room during halftime she overheard a high-volume profanity-laced rant by an exercised and angry Draymond Green (who else?) in which he allegedly said, "I am not a robot, I know I can play. You have me messed up right now. If you don't want me to shoot, I won't shoot the rest of the game."

So what? Is that all you got? Hasn't ABC ever heard the phrase, "sanctity of the locker room?" Are they so desperate to dig up something negative on this team that they have to resort to this? This is responsible journalism? Pathetic. Do they really believe that a locker room tirade after a poor half in a big game can derail the team with the best chemistry in the NBA?

But guess what, you pompous media blowhards. If anything, Draymond going off got them more focused. The Thunder had their chances to win this game but the Warriors, led by their trio of all-stars, would not let that happen. This team refuses to lose.

With barely a minute gone in the third period, Steph got tangled up with Westbrook and found himself seated on the baseline, in obvious discomfort, screaming "FOUL" to his teammates so they would stop the game. Six million people in the Bay Area held their collective breath as he limped off the court, fearing the worst. Would he come back?

Fortunately Steph returned with five minutes left in the quarter, a bit gimpy but ready to play. And whatever Draymond said to the team at halftime worked. Although he has not been playing his best lately and was struggling from the field yet again -- to the tune of an 0-8 night -- his overall stat line was remarkable: 14 rebounds, 14 assists, 6 steals and 4 blocks and several key plays down the stretch. Draymond played like a man possessed in the second half. "The best no-field goal game I've seen since Dennis Rodman," said coach Steve Kerr afterward.  

Let the man rant, I say...

Once again, no matter how Draymond plays during the course of the game, in crunch time he will make a big play. His desperate save following Klay Thompson's deflection of an ill-advised Durant pass with six seconds left in regulation allowed cagey veteran Andre Iguodala to bait Durant into the foul that sent him to the line, where the often shaky free throw shooter calmly tied the game, sending it into overtime. In addition to that steal, Thompson made several clutch shots down the stretch en route to a quietly brilliant 32-point game.

Meanwhile Curry somehow managed to shake off the injury. He started racking up points in bunches, his threes coming fast and furious. It simply made no difference who -- or how many -- were covering him. His two 26-footers kept the W's close down the stretch and when it came to overtime he showed why he exists in another dimension. On a drive to the bucket, he forced one last foul from Durant, taking Durant off the floor.
 
OKC was hanging onto a four-point lead with 1:32 left when Draymond grabbed the board off of a Steph miss and found Klay for a corner three. On the next possession Green found Thompson again for an and-one layup, tying the game at 118. 

The stage was set for Steph Curry. After Westbrook's off-balance 14-footer went awry, Igoudala secured the rebound with 6 seconds left and fired the outlet pass to Steph. The Warriors had one timeout left and most of us figured they'd use it to advance the ball and set up the last shot.

But no, not with Steph Curry on your side, for this year he has raised his game to a whole new level. He has added even more range to his already ridiculous outside shooting and his handle is better and his passes are more accurate and sharper. But there is one immeasurable, even more compelling attribute which appears to be the difference. He has become Mr. Clutch. As he crossed the half court line you could see what he was doing. He is utterly fearless.

No timeout for me -- it's winning time!

As the ball left his hand I was transported back to the famous time-stop episodes from the original Twilight Zone series of the '60s. Everything froze except the basketball. And as the 32-footer swished through the net, it took a second for time to restart. I knew what I was seeing was real but it somehow did not feel real.

To a stunned Oklahoma City team, who played well but not well enough, joining the long list of victims who have futilely tried and failed to shut down the best team in the league, the one that features arguably the greatest shooter ever...

To the naysayers who doubt the unity of the Warriors, who confuse fun, emotion and an unbridled competitive passion for winning with selfish, narcissistic dissension, I'd like you to meet the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets...

Finally, to those who cannot bring themselves to show some grace and acknowledge that Steph Curry is a revelation, a 6'3" baby-faced once-in-a-lifetime transcendental talent who thrives on the spotlight, well, guess what...?

You've been nullified!

Pete Elman
Rockridge, February 27, 2016

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 (chillincrowbooks.com).
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The Basketball Tournament Announces Record $2 Million Prize and Sites


Among the event's advisors is Andy Dolich of Dolich Consulting, who is assisting The Basketball Tournament (TBT). The Tournament announced they have doubled the winner-take-all prize money to $2 million for 2016, with the winning team's fans sharing 10% of the prize: $200,000.

The open-to-all, single-elimination, summer basketball event will be open to applicants starting April 1 and play its winner-takes-all, $2 million championship on ESPN August. 2. For more information, click here or visit the video.
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Dr. Michelle Cleere

Courtyard by Marriott,

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Crogan's Montclair

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Danny Coyle's

Dave's

Dr. Alex DeVigal, D.D.S.

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El Pollo

Empowerlif

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Farrington's

Fast Signs

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Francesco's

Franks Saloon & Sports

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Freeman Insurance

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Funky Monkey

George & Walt's

Grand Oaks Sports

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Go Sports Bar

Harry Hartman Insurance Services

Half Moon Bay Brewing

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Half Moon Bay RV Park

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Hotel Durant

Il Pirata

Imstandinghere.com

Jake's Steaks

Jillians San Francisco

Juan's Place

Keller Williams -- Harvey

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The Kezar Pub

Kingfish Pub & Cafe

KNBR 680 AM

KGO 810 AM

Knuckles Historical
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Koehler Auto Body

Linguini's Pizza & Brew

Livermore Casino Sports

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Mad Dog in the Fog

Metropolitan Golf Links

McCovey's Restaurant

Minami Sushi

Mr. Plastic

Mucky Duck

Nickies Bar & Grill

Oakland Moose Lodge

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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 &

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Rames Consulting

Rancho Sports Bar

Recology

Ricky's Sports Theatre &

     Grill

Rinetti & Co.

Russell Doi, Reverse

     Mortgage Consultant

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

Toyota Material

     Handling

Visit Oakland

Waterfront Hotel

Wild Planet Foods

WPLJ's

 

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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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