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Amazon Prime pleased with its first "TNF" lineup

Amazon Prime Video “is pleased” about its slate of games for its first season as the exclusive carrier of “Thursday Night Football,” according to Joe Reedy of the AP.  The Chargers-Chiefs matchup on Sep. 15 was announced two weeks ago, while the remaining 14 games were unveiled on Thursday. The package gets “off to a strong start.” After Chargers-Chiefs, the Steelers go to the Browns on Sept. 22. On Sep. 29, it is a "matchup of 2020 first-round quarterback draft selections" when the Dolphins and Tua Tagovailoa head to Cincinnati to face the defending AFC champion Bengals and Joe Burrow. The following week has “two signal callers in new places" with Colts QB Matt Ryan visiting the Broncos and QB Russell Wilson. The "headline game on the schedule" is Oct. 27 and the second matchup between Ravens QB Lamar Jackson and Buccaneers QB Tom Brady. Every team “will play on Thursday,” but the Giants, Vikings and the Lions “will not appear on the Amazon package." All three are "playing on Thanksgiving" (AP, 5/13).

ABC STAYS INVOLVED: In L.A., Sam Farmer notes in Week 2 on “Monday Night Football,” the Titans play at the Bills at 4:15pm ET on ESPN, then it is the Vikings at the Eagles at 5:30 pm ET on ABC. Farmer: “That’s right, ABC is back in the mix with a game." It is an "experiment by the NFL to put games side-by-side under the Disney banner." The rationale is to "try to keep up ABC’s involvement with the NFL.” This year ABC is going to “simulcast four ESPN games, plus broadcast a game alone.” This is an “experiment with an eye toward 2023,” when there will be three side-by-side ABC/ESPN games (L.A. TIMES, 5/13).

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SBJ I Factor: Jed York

SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years. SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

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