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In this week's column, Bob explains how NFL fans around the world stay connected to their favorite teams and league action in general.

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When college football's 2014 regular season kicked off last night, it marked more than the beginning of college football match ups from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. It showcased the separation of regional sports networks (RSN) into two categories, the "haves" and the have-nots.

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In this column, Bob explains the business and technology challenges the NFL faces in streaming live games over the Internet to anxious fans.

Read more: Tackling Tech: Who's Really Ready for Live NFL Games Online?