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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk L.A. Pro Teams, Movie Directors

"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 thoughts on the most marketable team in L.A. and the scariest thing they have done for fun.

  • Ticketmaster CMO Kathryn Frederick
    -- Traveled to Buenos Aires last week to take in the culture and food.
  • MSG Co. Head of Esports Division and Counter Logic Gaming COO Dan Fleeter
    -- If he could speak another language fluently, he would choose Mandarin.
  • Little League Senior VP/Operations & Program Development Patrick Wilson
    -- Believes baseball and softball need to be permanently added to the Olympics.
  • Hendrick Motorsports Dir of Competition Systems Alba Colón
    -- Interested in everything Star Wars-related.
Going Off The Grid

Favorite movie director? Most marketable pro team in L.A.? Scariest thing you've done for fun? Which city should MLS expand to? More time or more money?
Frank Darabont
LAFC has built an incredible brand
Ziplining the jungle of Costa Rica
I would love to see an MLS team in Hawaii
More time!

Martin Scorsese
Counter Logic Gaming!
Swam with alligators
Las Vegas
More time
Spike Lee
There seems to be a lot of buzz around the Clippers
Gravel bike race in Michigan
Williamsport age is short

George Lucas, of course!
LeBron's Lakers have the marketability
Rappelling and skylining in the mountains of Puerto Rico
I'm new to Charlotte and hope to see it here
More time. No contest

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