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Going Off The Grid: Execs Discuss MLB Trade Deadline, '24 Summer Games Locale

"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, execs talk about their biggest MLB trade deadline deal and what city should be awarded the '24 Summer Games.

  • Callaway Golf Senior VP/Marketing & Brand Management Harry Arnett
  • – Has been plugged into "The Howard Stern Show" for the last 20 years.
  • Bears Dir of Partnership Activation Melissa McDermott
    – The new MTV Classic channel is her guilty pleasure.
  • AEG Senior VP/Global Partnerships Nick Baker
    –  Always watches "The Night Of" on HBO. 
  • The Aspire Group Manager of New and Group Ticket Sales Christopher Flynn
    – Is interested in the Olympic impact on athletes' marketability to the public.

Going Off The Grid

Olympic event you're most excited to watch Biggest MLB trade deadline deal

Last album you listened to all the way through

The '24 Olympics should be in...

Most-used phone app

Golf No. 1, but U.S. swim/women's gymnastics have been incredible Matt Kemp to the Braves (just what we need to close that 30-game gap!) "Hotting Up" by Iration 

Really hope L.A. gets it

Twitter and Slack equally

Melissa McDermott
Women's gymnastics Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs Any Foo Fighters album L.A. Tie between the Bears, Twitter and Nest (baby monitor)

Ping-Pong The Yankees' strategy of dumping players and reloading "Legend" by Bob Marley and the Wailers L.A. Uber

Rugby Sevens Jonathan Lucroy to the Rangers

"Rebelution," by Courage to Grow

A place that can handle it financially iPhone's default Mail app
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