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Going Off The Grid: Executives Talk College Bowl Season, Breakout Properties For '18

"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 update us on their holiday shopping and also dish on the ever-changing college bowl season.

  • Stats Chief of Product and Technology Officer Troy Anderson
    -- Aside from sports, Jon Oliver is the ONLY show he watches religiously.
  • Fox Sports VP/Programming & Live Operations Jodi Valbuena 
    -- Always renews her subscription to People.
  • Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Senior VP/Partnership Marketing Josh Pruss
    -- Gets his "news" from Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show."
  • Gateway Motorsports Park Exec VP & GM Chris Blair
    -- Downloads "Narcos" and "The Sopranos" for his plane rides.
Going Off The Grid
  Holiday shopping: done or not close? Should CFB cut back on number of bowls? Pick one to watch: Sugar or Rose Bowl Breakout sports property in '18 Last thing you Googled

Ninety percent done If we need quarterfinals, we need fewer games Sugar. No offense to my Bulldog or Sooner friends Seattle Supersonics! Stanford football

Done Yes. Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl? For real? Sugar Supercross
John Skipper

Not done. Thankful for Amazon Prime There are viewers, so play the games Sugar

NBA G League

Nik Stauskas highlights

Starting on Dec. 23, I promise! Yes. Let's make it 8 wins to be bowl eligible Sugar -- there will be documentaries on the Clemson-Bama rivalry

My fingers are crossed it's IndyCar

Towing capacity of heavy-duty diesel trucks -- to tow my son's race car

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