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Going Off The Grid: Execs Share Favorite Holiday Traditions, Coldest Sporting Event

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 08 / 16

"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, our panelists discuss give their most influential exec in sports and share their favorite holiday traditions. ...

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