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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk In-Stadium Betting, Halloween Movies

"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 in-stadium sports betting and their favorite scary movies.

  • Wasserman VP/Football CJ LaBoy
    -- Was born in Hawaii and loves to surf.
  • Force 10/WNBA Seattle Storm CEO & GM Alisha Valavanis
    -- Has an identical twin, who is also a CEO.
  • 54 Brands (a Buffalo Groupe company) CEO Jack Burris
    -- Spent three months in the Australian Outback.
  • T'Wolves/Lynx VP/Business Intelligence Laura Meyer
    -- Proud mom to three rescue dogs.
Going Off The Grid

How far away is widespread in-stadium sports betting? Favorite scary movie? Heisman favorite? How have you dealt with the fall heat? Interest level in these MLB Playoffs?
It's here and it's coming, if teams/leagues don't embrace it they'll miss out
"Paranormal Activity"
Jalen Hurts or Jonathan Taylor
I love the heat
Won't tune in until the World Series

10 years
"Silence of the Lambs" 
Tua Tagovailoa
Living in Seattle makes escaping the heat pretty easy
I love the MLB Playoffs
I'm a sports purist and hope we don't ever see it in my lifetime
Joe Burrow. Their offense is on fire
I prefer hot over cold any day
Lived in DC when the Expos moved and became the Nationals. I'd love to see them win it all

Great opportunity to continue to push for innovation through tech and data
Any true crime documentary on Netflix
The data says Tua
Heat waves don't typically make it this far North
Cheered on the Twins in the ALDS, but now it's time to focus on basketball

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