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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk Mayweather-McGregor, Fall TV Shows

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"Going Off The Grid" is a weekly survey of sports execs and personalities offering their thoughts on a handful of pressing (and trivial) issues in sports and pop culture. This week, panelists opine on the Mayweather-McGregor buildup, as well as their can't-miss fall TV show.

  • Blue Jackets Partnership Activation Specialist Victoria King
    – Pop culture is not just an interest for her, but life.
  • KORE Planning & Insights President Russell Scibetti
    – Obsessively checks his Twitter feed.
  • Ketchum Sports & Entertainment Senior VP & GM Courtney Nally
    – Lives for US Weekly -- not sorry about it.
  • Rapids interim GM & Sporting Dir Padraig Smith
  • – Will listen to anything by Bruce Springsteen.

Going Off The Grid
  The Mayweather-McGregor buildup has been... Next sport (non-NBA) to place ads on jerseys Fall TV show you can't wait for Earliest you'll drink pumpkin-flavored beverages The NFL hiring full-time officials is...

King
A well-orchestrated publicity stunt Football - from practice to game jerseys Does "Sunday Night Football" count? It's never too early The NFL playing catch-up

Scibetti
All about chasing the $$$ The NHL Besides NFL games, "Shark Tank" Never - pumpkin belongs in pie Long overdue

Nally
The circus is coming to town The NHL Anything by Dick Wolf Never - fiercely loyal to vanilla anything year-round Interesting. Always thought they were

Smith
Excruciating MLB "The Brave" on NBC Never A step in the right direction
Do you want to get your thoughts in the Grid? If so, shoot an e-mail to jcarpenter@sportsbusinessdaily.com.
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