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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk World Cup, Summer Soundtrack

"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 the Women's World Cup and what their summer soundtrack sounds like.

  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon Exec Race Dir Carey Pinkowski
    -- Is counting the days until the final season of "Schitt's Creek."
  • Big Ten Network's Deon Thomas
    -- He played baseball before starting basketball his freshman year at Simeon High School.
  • Dynamo and NWSL Houston Dash Strategic Marketing Dir Lexie Sidney
    -- Likes trying out new restaurants and online shopping. 
  • HBO "Real Sports" producer Chapman Downes 
    -- Loves to travel, which is a good thing considering his job.
  • National Arena League New York Streets Owner Corey Galloway
    -- Is a Marvel super geek and goes to the first screenings of all the movies.
Going Off The Grid
  How much of the WWC will you watch? What is your summer soundtrack? NBA Finals pick Preferred streaming platform Sports story to watch
I hope to watch as much as I can I just started listening to Kacey Musgraves. She's awesome! Warriors in 7 HBO -- They've got lots of great programs! Zion Williamson. We'll see where he ends up

I'll watch almost every USWNT game My Spotify House playlist or some old school hip-hop Warriors in 6 Netflix or Amazon Cubs getting ready to win another NL Central title
A lot Anything that lends itself to windows down and radio up Raptors in 6 Netflix Sports betting legislature
 Downes As much as my two young daughters want to watch Beastie Boys Warriors in 6 HBO (of course) How non-traditional platforms might bid on rights fees
 Galloway  The finals and quarter finals Father of Asahd -- DJ Khaled Warriors HBO -- Game of Thrones NFL lockout

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