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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk CFB Traditions; Witten on "MNF"

"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 their favorite college football tradition and what TV show they are looking forward to having back this fall.

  • UFC Performance Institute VP/Operations James Kimball
    -- Has yet to fall victim to the pumpkin spice craze.
  • Panini America VP/Marketing Jason Howarth
    -- Enjoys trading cards, Instagram, anything Marvel and PokemonGo.
  • Ventura Partners Managing Dir of Sports & Entertainment Katy Young Staudt
    -- Likes to collect Marriott points and American miles.
  • USA Archery National Events Manager Sheri Rhodes
    -- Thinks the most overrated movie released this summer was "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."
Going Off The Grid
  Jason Witten on "MNF" = ______ Favorite college football tradition TV show you're looking forward to coming back this fall? Thick or thin pizza crust What will the most popular pro league be in 50 years?

Kimball
A relief
(I'm a Giants fan)
Everything about
Army-Navy
"House of Cards" Thin. There is no debate NBA and UFC

Howarth
A work in progress I've always been a fan of Michigan-Notre Dame "The Blacklist" Thin. Pizzeria Regina in Boston's North End or Original Ray Bari in N.Y. I don't know that we've seen it yet

Young Staudt
#squadgoals Army-Navy "House of Cards"  Thinner the better NBA

Rhodes
Has got some work to do Texas A&M Corps that stands through the whole game "NCIS" Thin Any esports league

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