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Going Off The Grid: Execs Discuss Netflix Queues, Favorite Bowl Game Names

"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 tell us their favorite college bowl game name and dish on recent NFL suspensions for in-game hits.

  • OVG Arena Alliance co-Chair and NHL Panthers Exec Chair Peter Luukko
    -- Is constantly trying to react to changes in pop culture in order to create great venues and live experiences.
  • IBM Program Dir of Sports & Entertainment Partnerships Elizabeth O'Brien
    -- Likes fidget spinners and thinks "Carpool Karaoke" never gets old.
  • Under Armour Senior VP/Global Brand Management Adrienne Lofton
    -- Is most interested in the culture of proximity.
  • Marketing Evaluations (Q Scores) Exec VP Henry Schafer
    -- Is intrigued by the ways technology is changing entertainment and sports for consumers.
Going Off The Grid
  Musician you want to be for a day? Favorite bowl game name? First Pet? Number of items on your Netflix queue? NFL suspensions for hits have been...

Jim Morrison. The Doors were visionary. I always loved the Rose Bowl. Beagle mix "Ray Donovan" and "Sons of Anarchy." Indicative of a changing culture in sports

Lin Manuel Miranda Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl A turtle that my brother liberated Who needs a queue? Spontaneity!
A long time coming

Beyoncé Celebration -- the HBCU bowl. Proud Howard alum. German Shepherd-Lab mix named Ebony


Warranted based on fear/data surrounding CTE

Carlos Santana Rose Bowl Beagle-Fox Terrier mix -- smartest dog ever!

Too many to count

Right on

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