Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk Scooter Fad, UCF's CFP Chances
"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 athletes that made them starstuck and whether or not UCF deserves a spot in the CFP.
- Whitecaps Dir of Partnership Marketing Janet Battle
-- She's currently in love with her purple ukulele and thinks the world should be, too.
- MKTG VP/Group Dir Neil Howard
-- His pop culture interest include the Beckhams, the "Spice Girls" reunion and K-Pop.
- World Surf League VP/Business Development Melissa Colgate
-- Believes "The Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" shows are good entertainment.
- AAC Associate Commissioner for Women's College Basketball Barbara Jacobs
-- Likes Meghan Markle and Lady Gaga.
- HOK Senior VP & Dir of Entertainment & Sport John Rhodes
-- His favorite sports radio personality is F1's Murray Walker.
|Going Off The Grid|
|Name an athlete that made you starstruck||McCartney or Lennon||Should UCF make it to the CFP?||When do your Christmas decorations go up?||Yay or nay to the electric scooter fad?|
||David Beckham. Can you blame me?||Tip of the hat to Sir Paul, but it's Lennon||I have to admit I don't watch much football||The week before Christmas. And I take them down mid-February||Nay! Walk, run or bike|
|Paralympians I saw in Korea -- all of them||Both national treasures -- impossible to pick.||Not until they go to at least 8 teams||Moving target, hopefully by 2nd weekend in December||Can't stand them (I'm a dinosaur, I know)|
||Esports player Ninja||McCartney, "Let it be!" ... Just let it be...||Sure, they have some amazing athletes||1st or 2nd week of December||Nay, I prefer to walk|
|Jacobs||Larry Bird and Billie Jean King||McCartney||Definitely. The system is rigged against anyone outside the Autonomous Five||Don't put any up. Never home||Nay, too dangerous|
|Rhodes||Johnny Wilkerson. The guy is the ultimate professional rugby sportsman||Why not Ringo Starr?||As a Brit, I fear I am not qualified to answer||After a mince pie||I tried one recently on the streets of Moscow and it was great fun|
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