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Going Off The Grid: Execs Predict Super Bowl, Talk Office Snack Foods

"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 give their Super Bowl LIII predictions and debate Bryce Harper vs. Manny Machado.

  • Intersport Exec VP/Strategic Partnerships Ryan McSpadden
    -- Re-reading “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz.
  • Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CRO Jake Reynolds
    -- Enjoys skiing in his home state of Utah in the "greatest snow on earth."
  • Blinder CEO Ross McConnell
    -- Believes "Grease," which he just showed to his three sons, has aged quite well.
  • Clutch Management Managing Partner Warren Vigus
    -- Is a sneakerhead. Loves signature throwbacks from the '90s.
Going Off The Grid
 
Super Bowl prediction? What sports movie should be rebooted? Bigger impact on new team: Harper or Machado? Favorite office snack food? Prefer traditional fantasy sports, daily fantasy or sports betting?
McSpadden
Chiefs over Saints
Looking forward to the next "Creed"
Bryce Harper
Raw veggies
Traditional fantasy

Reynolds
Chiefs over Saints
"Mighty Ducks 4" & "Talladega Nights 2"
Bryce Harper -- the only person with better hair than Scott O'Neil
Sour Patch Kids for the win
Traditional fantasy with my friends
McConnell
Saints over Chiefs
"Gus"
Manny Machado
Potato chips
I really can't be bothered with any of it
 
Vigus
Patriots over Saints
"Nickelodeon Guts" with pro athletes
Bryce Harper -- more personality, more to prove
Ice-cold Coke
 
Keep it old school with traditional fantasy

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

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