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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, Apr. 11 through Sunday, Apr. 17
Issue No. 115

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SF FlameThrowers - No. 1
The fastest growing professional sport in America, Ultimate Frisbee, is now in Oakland! See the best in the world play a fast-paced, exciting game of non-stop action. The Bay Area's team, The San Francisco FlameThrowers, have a roster full of stars and remain undefeated in the early season at 3-0. Catch our next game on Saturday, April 23 when we host the San Diego Growlers at the Laney College football field, just blocks from Lake Merritt and BART. Go to www.sfflamethrowers.com for our 2016 season schedule and tickets! Photo by Darren Yamashita.


Henry's Logo - 3-31-16
Berkeley's Best
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Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
Golden State Warriors, 
San Francisco Giants, Oakland A's, 
San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders,
San Francisco FlameThrowers, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Giant Race

Weekly Sports Calendar

Taking the Tired Out of Baseball
By Andy Dolich

San Jose Giants Resume Winning Ways
By Matt Alongi


For Your Viewing Pleasure


Curry - New Orleans - 2015 - Rich Yee
Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors have set numerous NBA records, including having tied the record for wins in a season at 72 (set 20 years ago by the Chicago Bulls). They have broken the road-wins record by winning 34, have become the first team in basketball history not to lose back-to-back games in a single season, and have spoiled the San Antonio Spurs' shot at an unbeaten home season. One more historic Warriors game awaits Wednesday night, when they host the Memphis Grizzlies and conclude an extraordinary regular season. Next stop for the Warriors: the playoffs, which they enter as the No. 1 seed. Photo by Rich Yee.


Game Day - 3-31-16
Henry's Sports Bar is Berkeley's best place to catch all the games on 13 TVs, including the 108" Big Screen TV. We have all the Sports Packages and Sports Channels, including the Pac-12 Network. From baseball to soccer / futbol, to the Rio Olympics to Cal Athletics, come to Henry's for great local and regional craft brews, FAN-tastic food and great times with your friends at Berkeley's Best Sports Bar and GastroPub. Henry's is located at Hotel Durant just steps away from UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall, and the Greek Theater. Monday night Baseball specials! Watch the Warriors break new records, watch Opening Day baseball with all the teams playing, including the Giants, and A's and get ready to SCOOOOOOORE! with the biggest soccer matches of the year at Henry's Sports Bar and GastroPub,
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Opening Day - AT&T Park - 4-7-16 - Dickson Louie
Opening Day, AT&T Park, April 7, 2016. Photo by Dickson Louie.


AT&T Park - April 7- 2016 - Dickson Louie
A welcome AT&T tradition returns. Photo by Dickson Louie.


Span - 4-7-16 - Rich Yee
Giants speedy outfielder Denard Span (No. 2) is safe at first base on a day in which he would hit a three-run homer and drive in five RBIs. The San Francisco Giants entertained their Opening Day crowd with a decisive 12-3 rout over the


Lou Seal - 4-7-16 - Rich Yee
Already sporting a fistful of World Series championship rings, Lou Seal may have to grow more digits if the San Francisco Giants continue their even-year dominance. 
To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Rich Yee.


Michael Zagaris - 4-6-16 - Oakland A's - Sonny Gray
Sonny Gray of the Oakland A's pitched seven strong innings, allowed just one run on three hits and four walks and struck out five as the A's pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on April 6, for their first win of the season.


Kenny Karst - 4-11-16 - Rich Hill
Oakland A's starting pitcher Rich Hill was given late notice for an Opening Day start against the Chicago White Sox on April 4, in place of an ailing Sonny Gray. Hill lasted only two innings against the bat-heavy White Sox lineup as the A's fell, 4-3, at Oakland Coliseum. Photo by Kenny Karst.


49ers Cheerleaders - 4-7-2016 - Kenneth Wong
Dance auditions to become a San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader were held on Thursday at the Santa Clara Convention Center and final decisions were difficult. Above, contestant Jennifer speaks with MC Michael Kennedy. Photo by Kenneth Wong.


49ers Cheerleader - 4-7-16 - Kenneth Wong
Above, hopeful contestant Danielle was one of 400 candidates to participate. Known as the Gold Rush, the San Francisco 49ers dance team has been featured on many national television shows, performed for numerous USO tours around the world, and has appeared in six Super BowlsPhoto by Kenneth Wong.


49ers Cheerleaders - 4-7-16 - Kenneth Wong
Aleena, a San Francisco 49ers cheerleader hopeful, shows off her athleticism during tryouts on April 7. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong.


Flame - 4-11-16
San Francisco FlameThrower Simon Higgins (1) and Kieran Kelly (5) of the Seattle Cascades vie for the disc late in the game on Saturday evening at Laney College in Oakland. The FlameThrowers came away with a 27-18 victory to move their record to an impressive 3-0. Their next home game is Saturday, April 23, when they host the San Diego Growlers at Laney College.


Flame - 4-11-15 - Darren
Marcelo Sanchez (22) of the San Francisco FlameThrowers lays out for a spectacular catch during the third quarter of their American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) match-up against the Seattle Cascades. Highly conditioned and athletic competitors make AUDL contests an economical pleasure to attend. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


Flame - 4-11-16 -- Darren
Simon Higgins (1) of the San Francisco FlameThrowers leaps above the Seattle Cascades defense for the score. Despite early rain showers, an enthusiastic crowd was on hand for the entertaining contest. 


San Francisco FlameThrowers
The Bay Area Women's All-Star Game, featuring some of the best ultimate players in the world, was held prior to the San Francisco FlameThrowers versus the Seattle Cascades contest on Saturday evening at Laney College in Oakland. At its conclusion, the players gathered together to memorialize the moment. Photo by Ann Cooke.


Kenny Karst - Mazda - 4-11-16
The VisitFlorida.com #90 Corvette DP, driven by Richard Westbrook of London, England and Michael Valiante of Burnaby, Canada, won the 2015 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda with a race time of 2:40:46.127 and a close margin of victory of only 1.351 seconds at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  The 2016 festivities run April 29 through May 1.  Visit www.MazdaRaceway.com for tickets and information. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Giants Race - 4-2-16
Easy to be a Giants fan! Runners on Saturday, April 2 participated in 5k and 10k events at Raley Field in Sacramento, home of the San Francisco Giants triple-AAA affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats.


Giants Race - 4-2-16
The sold-out Giant Race guaranteed everyone a good time.


Giants Race - 4-2-16
Piece of cake! The Race will be one of four events hosted by the Giants this year, including races in San Jose, San Francisco and Scottsdale, AZ. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.



WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR
Monday, Apr. 11
Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns, 7 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Visalia Rawhide, 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Lancaster JetHawks, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     6:35 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 12
San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies,
     5:40 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Visalia Rawhide, 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Lancaster JetHawks, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     6:35 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr.13
Golden State Warriors v. Memphis Grizzlies, 
     7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets, 5 p.m.
San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies,
     5:40 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Los Angeles Angels, 12:35 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. New York Red Bulls, 
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Visalia Rawhide, 12:30 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Lancaster JetHawks, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     12:05 p.m.
 Thursday, Apr. 14
San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings, 7:30 p.m.
     (Playoffs, Game One)
San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies,
     12:10 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Inland Empire 66ers, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     6:35 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 15
San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers,
     7:10 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Kansas City Royals, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Inland Empire 66ers, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Oklahoma City RedHawks,
     7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 16
San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings, 7:30 p.m.
     (Playoffs, Game Two)
San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers,
     6:10 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Kansas City Royals, 1:05 p.m.
San Francisco FlameThrowers @ San Jose Spiders,
     7 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes @ Portland Timbers,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Stockton Heat, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Inland Empire 66ers, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Oklahoma City RedHawks,
     7:05 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 17
San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers,
     5 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Kansas City Royals, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Stockton Heat, 3 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC @ Portland Timbers 2,
     2 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Inland Empire 66ers, 2:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Salt Lake Bees, 1:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 1:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Oklahoma City RedHawks,
     2:05 p.m.
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) -- Class A
     Advanced Affiliate, California League
Stockton Ports (Oakland A's) -- Class A
     Advanced Affiliate, California League
 
Legend 
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(M): Men
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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
Henrys - No. 115 
Sports Pulse
Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper's hair-flips after a home run are becoming legend.
Bryce Harper
Brash Bryce Harper has criticized baseball's unwritten rules

Andy Dolich -- 2015

By Andy Dolich
  

Recently baseball's cover boy and enfant terrible Bryce Harper had this to say about the national pastime: "Baseball's tired. It's a tired sport because you can't express yourself. You can't do what people in other sports do." I guess that's why Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Marvin Gaye and Lady Gaga never made it out of A ball.
 
Harper created a heated debate for the new season between pitchers and catchers, traditionalists and trendies, lords of the game from yesterday, today and the future. The national pastime now competes with more sports than ever, with fans having less time to enjoy them.
 
The NBA has turned a team sport into the American Idol of individual expression. NBA All-Star weekend, exemplified by the slam-dunk competition, is to the basketball world a laboratory of coolness and in-your-face communication.
 
Even the stodgy NHL now has a super skills competition during All-Star festivities where the speed and power of the skaters are brought into clear focus, underscoring how cool these armored icemen can be.
 
Of course you knew that Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby debuted in 1985 as part of the All-Star Game in Minneapolis. The Orioles ironman Cal Ripken was the first long-ball champion.
 
In 1987 the Oakland A's, working with Major League Baseball, took an aggressive approach and created a stand-alone baseball-skills competition the day before the All-Star Game at the Coliseum.
 
The AL and NL went head to head. Think of it as pitch, hit and run on steroids ... on second thought, scratch that steroid reference!
 
Fans of their favorite stars were treated to hitting for accuracy, with targets placed on the field. Winner was the Boston Red Sox batmaster Wade Boggs. Relay throw from outfielder to infielder to catcher. I have no clue who won. The home run derby was won by the Cubs' Andre Dawson.
 
The event was sponsored by Chevrolet, and the tickets were priced for families at $5 each. Few will remember, but the proceeds were donated to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. It was one of the largest single donations (around $200,000) in the history of the BASHOF, which purchases athletic equipment for local youth sports organizations.

It's time for a new competition for All-Star weekend.
I believe we should heed Harper, Big Papi, Jose Bautista, Manny Machado or any number of gesticulating pitchers and get on with it. Here is a possible format of a Millennial skills competition that could liven up baseball.
 
Bat flipping
This popular activity will consist of a batter going yard off his selected batting practice pitcher and hurling his shattered ash bat into the air. Points are awarded for hang time and artistic expression. Thirty bonus points if a broken bat sticks in the ground.Sponsored by Louisville Slugger.
 
Speed pitch: First to 100 mph wins
The video board shows the speed pitch readout in 10-foot-tall lights flashing "100 MPH." The pitching rosters of both teams each have three pitches to break the century mark or unravel their rotator cuff. The top three hurlers then try to see who has the real gas, cheese, dead red, hummer, heater or laser. Top gun speed wins. Sponsored by the local sports orthopedic clinic, oil company or Kraft.
 
Pitcher face and finger pointing
Home run derby winners from the past few years face the most obnoxious hurlers. Batters aren't allowed to swing, and after the third strike, pitchers will be judged on facial expressions, finger pointing, dance moves and choreographed walks to the dugout. Sponsored by America's Got Talent.
 
Manager meltdown
This one is dedicated to Billy Martin, Lou Piniella and Earl Weaver. Three managers who have been ejected the most, leading up to the All-Star game. will be pitted against the umpires who have thumbed the most players and managers from the previous season.
 
They will be timed in a 60-second face-off. Scoring will be based on most four-letter words, amount of face-to-face spittle, spastic gestures, chest bumps, base throwing and dirt kicking. Sponsored by any local law firm or bail bondsman.
 
Home-to-first sprint
Think of the 40 at the NFL combine. Players are split into two teams of three from each side of the plate. At the crack of the bat, players take off in a full sprint. Whoever blows out his hammy is the loser. Sponsored by Sprint.
 
Foul-ball catching holding baby in one arm (upper deck)
We have seen this all too often: a drunken dad holding a brewski in one hand, his baby in the other, trying to catch a foul ball without dropping his valuable offspring or spilling his brew. The winning dad (who holds on to both) receives kegs for life and a smack upside his head from a Louisville Slugger swung by the wife. Sponsored by Pampers, the local child-protection agency and Upper Deck baseball cards.
 
I can just see the rollout of a new MLB public-service campaign: "Hello, I'm Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and I'm here to Take the Tired out of Baseball and make Major League Baseball Great Again!"
 
Play ball.

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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(510) 653-4456

www.OaksCardClub.com

Sports Pulse
San Jose Stadium
San Jose Municipal Stadium, home of the San Jose Giants.
Photo by Tim Cattera Photography.
San Jose Giants to Resume
Winning Ways

Matt  Alongi | Marketing & Media Relations Manager

A highly anticipated season, both on and off the field, awaits this summer as the San Jose Giants, Class A Advanced Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, look to challenge for another California League championship. A roster filled with top San Francisco Giants prospects and a bevy of exciting promotions at Municipal Stadium, including giveaways, firework shows and theme nights, highlight the 2016 slate.
 
Lipso Nava will manage the San Jose Giants this season after spending the previous three years as the club's hitting coach. He also served as San Jose's acting manager during the final month of the 2015 season, leading the Giants to the North Division championship. Last year marked San Jose's 12th consecutive winning season - a California League record.
 
The San Jose Giants are expected to field one of the most talented starting rotations in the California League this year. Up-and-coming hurlers Sam Coonrod and Andrew Suarez will likely take on leading roles for the Giants pitching staff in 2016. Coonrod, one of the hardest throwers in the system, was rated the top pitching prospect in the Class A South Atlantic League last season while pitching for Augusta. Meanwhile, Suarez was San Francisco's second round draft pick a year ago after an outstanding collegiate career at the University of Miami. Both pitchers joined San Jose late last season and played leading roles during the playoffs as the Giants advanced to the Championship Series.
 
Offensively, catcher Aramis Garcia is expected to anchor the San Jose lineup. Considered the top catching prospect in the San Francisco farm system, Garcia is a former second round draft pick and is coming off a season in which he connected for 15 home runs. First baseman Chris Shaw, who was drafted in the first round last year, will also look to make an impact in San Jose this season. Last summer while playing for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Shaw hit a Northwest League leading 12 home runs.
 
Fans will have the opportunity to see the sky light up at Municipal Stadium with 15 spectacular postgame fireworks shows, including Opening Night (April 7), Independence Day and a Friday night fireworks series. Be sure to catch Giants baseball action on television this season as 31 games will be aired live throughout Northern California on Comcast Hometown Network (Channel 104 SD, Channel 819 HD).
 
For a complete list of special promotions, more information, to purchase tickets or the season schedule, visit sjgiants.com/connect.
 
A longer report will appear in the forthcoming 2016 Baseball edition.
Sports Pulse

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

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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. 

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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

Henry's Sports Bar & GastroPub / Hotel Durant, Berkeley

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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