Thursday night represented our first look at a very big bet by Twitter on its future as a live events platform.

The social platform livestreamed the first of 10 Thursday night football games, with the stream available on mobile as well as its brand new connected device apps. Twitter has streamed some sports before, but this was by far its biggest even so far.

How did it do under the bright lights? Maybe not quite a touchdown, but Twitter showed it could move the ball.

I’m watching football on twitter…..Best of both worlds #TNF

— PradoNews (@WillPrado1) September 16, 2016

You literally couldn’t pay me to watch this game with 2 teams I don’t follow, but #TNF on twitter has me

— Christopher Breene (@GoForTopherB) September 16, 2016 Read more…

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