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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk Player-Tracking Data, Phobias

"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 player-tracking data and their bold predictions for the NFL's 100th season.

  • NFL Exec VP/Partnerships & CRO Renie Anderson
    -- Grew up on a farm in Kentucky.
  • NFLPA Acting COO Teri Smith
    -- Big fan of basketball, as well as football.
  • Turner Sports Exec VP & GM Tina Shah
    -- Started her career with Turner as an intern in '97.
  • TD Garden President Amy Latimer
    -- Can tie a cherry stem in her mouth.
Going Off The Grid

Bold prediction for this NFL season? Biggest phobia? Player-tracking data technology will... Grade this season of HBO's "Hard Knocks" Song you never get tired of?
The 100th season will conclude with the greatest Super Bowl of all time
Give fans even MORE of what they want
Anything from "Hamilton"

The Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl
Tie between spiders and snakes!
Need to be monitored to ensure that players own their own data
Is it bad that I don't watch it?
"Ribbon in the Sky" by Stevie Wonder
Matt LaFleur wins coach of the year and revitalizes the Packers
Be interesting with team investment and the right implementation
The production team knocked it out of the park yet again
Lately, anything by Lizzo

Patriots win again
Engage fans of all ages, including kids already on their phones
Solid B
"Dirty Water," the Bruins win song

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