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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk Fantasy Football, Fashion Trends

"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 predict this year's Super Bowl champions and tell us what book they plan on reading next.

  • One Championship Group President Hua Fung Teh
    -- He loves playing the piano, rapping and dancing.
  • World Surf League CMO Pri Shumate
    -- Won the World Handball Championship in '00.
  • 49ers EDU & Museum Dir Jesse Lovejoy
    -- Worked as a DJ during college for KCR-AM at San Diego State.
  • Musto Head of Marketing Nick Houchin
    -- He was a professional sailor until his mid-20's.
  • President Bill Pond
    -- Enjoys going for a swim and doing open-water swimming events.
Going Off The Grid
  Who wins this year's Super Bowl? Highlight of your summer? Next book you plan on reading? Number of fantasy football leagues? Embarrassing fashion trend you've been a part of?
I gotta go with my Patriots A week-long vacation with my wife and kids "Meditations," by Marcus Aurelius To be honest, probably none! Way oversized jeans back in the late '90s

Rams Moving back to Laguna Beach "Everything Is F*cked," by Mark Manson One Serena Williams' tennis dress
49ers -- Sorry, not sorry Hiking with my wife and daughter "Ask Again, Yes," by Mary Beth Keane Probably none -- sigh I mean ... all of them?
 Houchin My brother-in-law is from Boston, so I'm going to back the Patriots England winning the Cricket World Cup "The Virgin Way," by Richard Branson I have had limited success so I tend to stay clear of these The brightly-colored shell suit trend from the '90s
 Pond  I am looking for a Patriots repeat I did a 2.4-mile swim in Casco Bay "Leadership," by Doris Kearns Goodwin I play fantasy baseball. No football for me I parted my hair down the middle in high school -- '80s trend

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