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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk Favorite Broadcast Teams, Movies

"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 sports broadcast team and the best movie they have seen this year.

  • Barcelona Managing Dir of the Americas Xavier O'Callaghan
    -- His fondest spring break memory was a week skiing in the Swiss Alps with his kids and friends.
  • NLL CMO Ashley Dabb
    -- Plans to take a trip to Florida this summer to disconnect and relax. 
  • La Liga North America CEO Boris Gartner
    -- Is looking forward to the drama in the Champions League final round.
  • HEED Head of Business Development Lawrence Norman
    -- Played pro basketball in Israel but admittedly had a "horrible outside shot."
  • Bayern Munich President of the Americas Rudolf Vidal
    -- Is a former professional soccer player.
Going Off The Grid
  Favorite sports broadcast team Best movie you saw this year Favorite int'l travel destination Bucket list sporting venue Favorite workout 
O'Callaghan
Andre Montes and Antoni Daimiel, who used to broadcast the NBA in Spain on Canal+ "Green Book" New Zealand, everything is wonderful, the people, food, views, etc. O2 London After being a pro handball player, I generated a dislike of physical training

Dabb
ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" "On The Basis Of Sex" -- RGB is a pioneer! Paris AT&T Stadium Orangetheory Fitness
Gartner
Fernando Palomo, Luis Omar Tapia and Perro Bermudez -- Hispanic soccer commentators "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- I'm a crazy Freddie Mercury fan I love going to Israel The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Running with my dog down the Hudson River Park
 Norman  TNT's "Inside the NBA" "Amazing Grace" Seoul, South Korea Melbourne Cricket Ground Running the Central Park loop
 Vidal  TNT's "Inside the NBA" "Bohemian Rhapsody" Cape Town, South Africa Augusta National Golf Club Fly Wheel

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

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