The 2016 Fall/Winter Football edition, the most ambitious to date, brings an illustrious array of writers and major talents to our readers.
Former San Francisco Chronicle sports writer David Bush interviews one of his brethren, current San Francisco Chronicle sports columnist Bruce Jenkins, whose remarkable journalism career spans 50 years. The interview is a fitting tribute to a talented scribe who has entertained and informed us for so long.
Veteran sportswriter Ross McKeon reports on the San Jose Sharks, a team and league he has covered for over 20 years, as they seek to repeat their Stanley Cup hunt. Sports guru Andy Dolich proposes a new National Football League and astute commentator Leland Faust questions collegiate polls.
There is more. We report on the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s, Sacramento Kings, Cal, Stanford, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s, UC Davis, the Foster Farms Bowl and the Pac-12 Championship Game.
Readers will find a rich reward starting on page 71, which features the works of seven remarkable Bay Area photographers who assist our publication, our weekly sports newsletter, Facebook page, Instagram page and our website. It is not to be missed.
Our Guide contains a wealth of information. If you wish to contact your favorite NFL team, see pages 28-29. Need a team seating chart? Try pages 40-43. Looking for a local casino? Consult the Gaming Directory on pages 108-109. We also list hundreds of sports bars, restaurants and brew pubs by geographical regions on pages 86-107. For locations catering to specific alumni groups, see page 103. You get the idea. There is a lot of information packed herein, and we hope something will pique your interest. (For good cheer, see our fan interviews, starting on page 86.)
The Guide is published twice a year to coincide with the baseball and football seasons. Look for the 2017 Spring/Summer Baseball edition in April.