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

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 17 / 17

"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 P...

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Piazza Goes Hollwyood

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