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Going Off The Grid: Panelists Talk Training Camp Drills, Team 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, our panelists ponder how they would fare in an NFL training camp drill and get creative while naming their own minor league baseball team.

  • TSN Senior VP & GM Mark Milliere
    -- Has been binge watching "Suits" and "The Office" thanks to his son.
  • Bears Senior VP/Business Strategy and CFO Karen Murphy
    -- Has an unexpected love of theatre after seeing "Hamilton."
  • Western & Southern Open Tournament Dir Andre Silva
    -- Currently watching the New Zealand All Blacks on Amazon's "All Or Nothing."
  • Professional Bull Riders VP/Event Marketing Neil Van Orsow
    -- Believes fly fishing is the finest art in stress relief.
Going Off The Grid
  Training camp drill you would be best/worst at? Athlete you want to see with their own reality TV show? If you owned a MiLB team, its name would be... Furthest you have traveled to see your favorite team? Favorite summer cocktail?

Milliere
Anything with foot speed/throwing drills Tom Brady The Millionaires Helsinki, Finland to see Canada in the World Hockey Championships Long Island Ice Tea

Murphy
2 minute drill/ Sleds Patrick Kane Monsters Of The Mitts 3,900 miles Chardonnay

Silva
Catching drills/the gauntlet Rickie Fowler Canarinhos (Portuguese for Little Canaries), U.S. to Germany to see Brazil in the '06 World Cup Mojito

Van Orsow
Oklahoma drill/remote control tackle dummy J.B. Mauney The Flank Straps Across the country to see bull riders Brandy Old Fashion with a molded ice ball

Do you want to get your thoughts in the Grid? If so, shoot an e-mail to jcarpenter@sportsbusinessdaily.com.