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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk CBD Sponsorships, Best Pranks

"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 sports embracing CBD sponsorships and what their go-to karaoke songs are.

  • ESPN CreativeWorks VP Carrie Brzezinski-Hsu
    -- Believes if Zion Williamson goes to the Pelicans it will inject new hope for fans all over the league.
  • Callaway Golf Manager of Social Media & Brand Partnerships Chad Coleman
    -- Expects the USWNT to make a run in this summer's Women's World Cup.
  • Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association VP/Business Development Paul Woody
    -- Enjoys listening to a random collection of podcasts during his short commute.
  • Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment Dir of Group Sales Ryan Niemeyer
    -- Key lime pie is his favorite warm weather food.
Going Off The Grid
Best summer cocktail Agree or disagree with Drake's antics during Raptors games Favorite lawn game Best way to target a younger audience Would your trust a self-driving car?
Disagree, he's taken it a bit too far
Croquet, I have been playing since I was a kid
Social media for sure
I enjoy driving, but you can't stand in the way of progress

Ice cold beer in a frosted mug
Love his enthusiasm, but he needs to keep it off of the sideline
Wiffle ball
Custom content with product integrations that can be pushed out socially
I wouldn't have until I tried it -- and was blown away
Miami vice
Would have preferred he rapped it
Cornhole ... bring it!
Social all the way
Depends if the texting option is enabled or disabled

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