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The Boston-based sports and entertainment company is known for ESPN and espn.com, and was founded in 1979. It has its headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut and shares ownership with the Hearst Corporation.

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There are a handful of current teams with elite triple-threats at wide receiver. Football Outsiders help us ranks the best of all time. (Source: www.espn.com)

4. Dugger's arrival: Safety Kyle Dugger, the Patriots' top draft pick from 2020 (second round, No. 37), is playing arguably the best football of his young career the past two weeks. He was a key cog in a multi-player plan to cover dangerous rookie tight end Kyle Pitts (three catches, 29 yards) on Thursday night, and finished with seven tackles and one pass defended. The week before against the Browns, he had six tackles, an interception and two special-teams tackles. The jump from Division II Lenoir-Rhyne to the NFL was larger than most, so it was always going to take some time for Dugger to acclimate. It looks like he's officially arrived. "He soaks it all in," Belichick said. (Source: www.espn.com)

7. Rhamondre closes gap: The way Patriots coaches rotated top running backs Damien Harris (25) and Rhamondre Stevenson (22) on a series-by-series basis on Thursday night was notable because it's the first time the split has been that distinct. It reflects how they view them as 1A and 1B more than 1 and 2, and also shows how far Stevenson (who says he weighs 228 pounds, not the 246 he's listed on the roster) has come since his time as a healthy scratch in the game that started the current five-game winning streak. (Source: www.espn.com)

Maria Taylor made her NBC Sports debut in grand fashion at the Tokyo Olympics, appearing alongside NBC Olympics prime-time host Mike Tirico during the Opening Ceremony. (Source: www.nbcboston.com ESPN's next big break came when the channel acquired the rights to broadcast coverage of the early rounds of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. It first aired the NCAA tournament in March 1980, creating the modern day television event known as "March Madness." The channel's tournament coverage also launched the broadcasting career of Dick Vitale, who at the time he joined ESPN, had just been fired as head coach of the Detroit Pistons. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

en.wikipedia.org)The next major stepping stone for ESPN came over the course of a couple of months in 1984. During this time period, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) purchased 100% of ESPN from the Rasmussens and Getty Oil. (Source:

WatchESPN was a website for desktop computers, as well as an application for smartphones and tablet computers that allows subscribers of participating pay-TV providers to watch live streams of programming from ESPN and its sister networks (with the exception of ESPN Classic), including most sporting events, on computers, mobile devices, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox Live via their TV Everywhere login provided by their cable provider. The service originally launched on October 25, 2010, as ESPN Networks, a streaming service which provided a live stream of ESPN exclusive to Time Warner Cable subscribers. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

He may not have achieved the audience growth hoped for, but Thomas raised the prospects of ESPN 1000 with a number of moves, including acquisition of the White Sox radio rights, the addition of FM digital transmission via full-time simulcast on an HD2 channel, and an expansion of local programming. Most notable was the morning-drive partnership he created for hometown veterans David Kaplan and Jonathan Hood. (Source: www.robertfeder.com “It was an amazing two years,” Thomas told me. “An incredible time of innovation at ESPN Chicago. Good Karma Brands is a best-in-class operator of world-class brands and I’m happy that I was part of it, even if only for a short time. I will take what I learned here and use it the rest of my career.” (Source:www.robertfeder.com))

Thoughts: It took overtime for Boston College to make Eliah Drinkwitz and Missouri's trip to the "great state of Massachusetts" an unpleasant one. Missouri stormed back in the fourth quarter to force overtime with a long field goal at the end of regulation, but Grosel hit Flowers for a touchdown to start the extra period and Brandon Sebastian came down with an interception on Missouri's first play of overtime to end the game. Garwo III exploded for another monster performance against Missouri's porous defensive line, earning himself ACC Running Back of the Week honors for the second time this season. (Source: 247sports.com Thoughts: Jurkovec threw for 113 yards and rushed for 65 yards and an eight-yard score, while Garwo III eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the third time this season and Boston College's secondary did not allow Virginia Tech to complete a pass until the final 20 seconds of the first half. The Eagles controlled this one from start to finish and honored Welles Crowther perfectly with a hard-fought win. (Source:247sports.com))

RANK

www.espn.com)There are a handful of current teams with elite triple-threats at wide receiver. Football Outsiders help us ranks the best of all time. (Source:

www.espn.com www.nbcboston.com))Packers rise to the top of Power Rankings, plus the most important game left forHow does a new-look Patriots team stack up with the rest of the NFL? ESPN has unveiled its ranking of all 32 rosters. Here’s where the Pats stand. (Source: each team (Source:

Patriots offseason additions Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry both made ESPN’s recent ranking of the top 10 tight ends in the NFL. (Source: www.nbcboston.com)

What will the Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY potentially look like? It's our prediction and best guess on what the latest rankings will be after Week 12. (Source: sports.yahoo.com After Oregon was blasted at Utah, how will the latest CFP rankings look this week? (Source:sports.yahoo.com))

The College Football Playoff rankings come out on Tuesday night November 23rd. What will the fourth round potentially look like? We give our best guess and prediction. (Source: sports.yahoo.com)

In April of that year, ESPN created another made-for-TV spectacle, when it began televising the NFL Draft. It provided complete coverage of the event that allowed rookie players from the college ranks to begin their professional careers in front of a national television audience in ways they were not able to previously. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In the latest Nielsen Audio survey ESPN 1000 tied for 22nd place overall with a 1.9 percent share and a cumulative weekly audience of 419,000. Among men between 25 and 54, the station ranked 11th with a 3.4 share. Among men between 35 and 64, it ranked sixth with a 4.4 share. (Source: www.robertfeder.com)

GAME

Slater and his father, Hall of Fame Rams tackle Jackie, have played in a combined 491 NFL games, amassing quite a few game balls along the way. (Source: www.espn.com)

— Riley Battin hit four straight free throws in the final 14 seconds of the game, allowing Utah to hold off Boston College, 68-61 Saturday in a Sunshine Slam game in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Source: www.espn.com Jaylen Brown, who is dealing with a right hamstring strain, will miss his seventh straight game Friday night when the Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston. (Source:www.espn.com))

What is the Patriots & Buccaneers meet in the Super Bowl? Rob Ninkovich joins the show to talk about that and more. Also, the guys go through the 5 biggest games of the weekend in Four Down. Plus, Take It or Shake It! (Source: www.espn.com)

Packers rise to the top of Power Rankings, plus the most important game left for each team (Source: www.espn.com 1. Slaters' game balls: When it comes to game balls presented to members of a team, the Slater family has more than a few. (Source:www.espn.com))

Fast-forward to this past Thursday night in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, after the Patriots defeated the Falcons 25-0, and Slater's son, Matthew, received a game ball from coach Bill Belichick that encapsulates a lot of what the Patriots are all about. (Source: www.espn.com)

Between the two of them, they have played in 449 regular-season games. Add 18 playoff contests for Jackie, and 24 for Matthew, and the Slaters have played in a whopping 491 NFL games. (Source: www.espn.com 2. McCourty's 30th: Longtime safety/captain Devin McCourty's 30th interception was another feat recognized by Belichick with a game ball. Only two players have more in franchise history -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Ty Law and Raymond Clayborn, both with 36. McCourty tweeted the significance of No. 30 to him, noting that 30 is also his brother's jersey number and that he was dedicating the pick to Jason as he battles back from injury with the Miami Dolphins. (Source:www.espn.com))

3. Opposing view on Mac: When Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan assesses what he's seen from Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones, the main areas are that "he's been really efficient and accurate with the football." While the degree of difficulty on the majority of Jones' throws wasn't especially high on Thursday night, Ryan took note that there were "some great throws into some tough coverage." As for the efficiency, after going 22-of-26 on Thursday, Jones has now completed 70% of his passes in seven of 11 games. He's on pace to break Dak Prescott's rookie record of nine 70%-plus games from 2016. (Source: www.espn.com)

5. Setting Colts' date: Within the week, the NFL is expected to finalize whether the Patriots' Week 15 road game against the Indianapolis Colts will be played Saturday, Dec. 18 or Sunday, Dec. 19. As a reminder, when the league's initial schedule was released in the spring, there were five games isolated as possibilities to be moved to Saturday of that week, and two will ultimately be selected. The Colts (5-5) might be playing their best football of the season, like the Patriots, making it a potentially attractive matchup to move to Saturday on NFL Network. (Source: www.espn.com)

10b. Did You Know, Part II: The Patriots have allowed just 13 points over the past three games, the second-fewest allowed in a three-game span in Belichick's head-coaching career. The fewest were 10, between Weeks 13-15 of the 2005 season (16-3/Jets; 35-7/Bills; 28-0/Buccaneers). (Source: www.espn.com 9. Weekend plan: Players were looking forward to having the weekend off after playing two games in a span of five days, and the current schedule calls for them to return to Gillette Stadium for their first practice of the week on Tuesday. The schedule breaks nicely for them with Thanksgiving on Thursday, so they can have a normal week of practice while still having the holiday off or as a shorter work day. (Source:www.espn.com))

Under Getty ownership, the channel was unable to compete for the television rights to major sports events contracts as its majority corporate parent would not provide the funding, leading ESPN to lose out for broadcast deals with the National Hockey League (to USA Network) and NCAA Division I college football (to TBS). For years, the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball refused to consider cable as a means of broadcasting some of their games. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Later that year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in NCAA v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma (1984) that the NCAA could no longer monopolize the rights to negotiate the contracts for college football games, allowing each individual school to negotiate broadcast deals of their choice. ESPN took full advantage and began to broadcast a large number of NCAA football games, creating an opportunity for fans to be able to view multiple games each weekend (instead of just one), the same deal that the NCAA had previously negotiated with TBS. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

ESPN Regional Television (formerly branded as ESPN Plus) is the network's syndication arm, which produces collegiate sporting events for free-to-air television stations throughout the United States (primarily those affiliated with networks such as The CW and MyNetworkTV or independent stations). ESPN Plus syndicates college football and basketball games from the American Athletic Conference, Big 12 Conference, (Source: en.wikipedia.org Hayes, Dade; Pedersen, Erik (April 27, 2021). "Turner & NHL Ice Seven-Year Rights Deal Including Some Playoff & Stanley Cup Final Games, HBO Max". Deadline. Retrieved April 27, 2021. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Thoughts: Florida State got back in the win column against Miami over the weekend and needs to win out to qualify for a bowl game. That could give the Seminoles a little bit of extra juice when they come to Chestnut Hill on Saturday afternoon. Still, Florida State is 4-6 and Boston College is playing good football with Jurkovec back. The Eagles have to like their chances in this one. (Source: 247sports.com)

Thoughts: Wake Forest just took down No. 12 NC State at home and is likely going to need to win this game to make the ACC title game. Points will be aplenty in this one, as a shootout between Jurkovec and Sam Hartman is brewing. Win or lose, this is going to be a fun game for Boston College to end the season with. Who knows? Maybe the Eagles have enough in them to throw a wrench into Wake Forest's conference championship aspirations. (Source: 247sports.com)

Thoughts: Wake Forest just took down No. 12 NC State at home and is likely going to need to win this game to make the ACC title game. Points will be aplenty in this one, as a shootout between Jurkovec and Sam Hartman is brewing. Win or lose, this is going to be a fun game for Boston College to end the season with. Who knows? Maybe the Eagles have enough in them to throw a wrench into Wake Forest's conference championship aspirations. (Source: 247sports.com)

 

 

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