The New England Patriots will wrap up their preseason schedule Thursday night when they host the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium. The defending Super Bowl champions are 3-0 this preseason following wins over the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers. Of course, the final tune-up before the regular season often is a boring, meaningless affair with little-to-no regulars participating. That said, Tom Brady has appeared in the fourth preseason game in the past, so you never know what could happen. Here’s how to watch Patriots vs. Giants online: Start Time: Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. ET TV Channel: WBZ-TV Live Stream: FuboTV | CBS All Access
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Use this as your first-half open thread. As usual, Chris will be along with a second-half open thread. Also, stick around for plenty of post-game analysis and, on Friday, a final 53-man roster projection.
What: Giants vs. New England Patriots
When: Thursday, August 30
Where: MetLife Stadium
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: WNBC 4 (New York City)
More than one million people in the U.S. tuned into Facebook Watch to livestream LaMelo Ball’s debut in Australia’s National Basketball League, making it the most-watched NBL game in the league’s 42-year history.
Ball had a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) as his Illawarra Hawks fell to the Brisbane Bullets, 90-81. This is the first year that NBL games are livestreaming in the U.S. on Facebook. The league’s partnership will see 52 games appear on Facebook Watch this season, all of which will include either Ball or fellow NBA prospect RJ Hampton, who plays for the New Zealand Breakers.
A video highlight of Ball performing a crossover in Sunday’s game has amassed 2.5 million views on Twitter, according to the NBL. The league has also doubled its followers on Instagram since the start of last season, while generating 250% more engagement on its average Facebook post and 340% more engagement on Twitter. In addition to the league’s record-setting digital success, last week’s opening round of NBL games recorded its highest per-game attendance numbers in league history.
“Our games are being broadcast to a potential reach [of] 130 million people across the world, including the U.S., Europe and Asia, but our numbers are also exploding across all social media platforms,” NBL owner and executive chairman Larry Kestelman said in a press release.
Years before Ball arrived in Australia, his life on and off the court was documented on Facebook. A Facebook livestream of him playing in an AAU game in 2017 generated 1.3 million views. His family stars in “Ball in the Family,” a reality series that recently aired its fifth season on Facebook Watch.