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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk CFP Semifinals, Christmas Shopping

"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 make their CFP semifinal picks and talk Christmas shopping.

  • UFC Senior VP/Global Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski
    -- Her pop culture interests include Hip-Hop music and interior design.
  • XFL Tampa Bay Vipers Dir of Marketing Kristy Chase Tozer
    -- Is intrigued by the Disney+ phenomenon. 
  • USL Senior VP/Digital & Content Lizzie Seedhouse
    -- She can always watch re-runs of "Friends." 
  • Pac-12 VP/Marketing Heather Vaughan
    -- Enjoys watching any Cirque show while she is in Las Vegas.
Going Off The Grid
 

Christmas shopping: Online or in-store? Who wins the CFP semifinal matchups? Gas station food: Yay or nay? Level of excitement (1-10) for the Tokyo Games What game show could you win?
Bleczinski
100% online and done early
Oklahoma and Ohio State
Nay
10 -- I love the Olympics!
"Family Feud"

Chase Tozer
This year I've definitely spent more time shopping online
LSU and Ohio State
Yay for snacks on a road trip and totally yay if its Wawa
9.9 -- I expect the Japanese to make them spectacular
"Amazing Race" -- unless they make me eat bugs
 
Seedhouse
90% online -- mostly Amazon and Etsy
LSU and Clemson
NAY. Always NAY
9 -- Go Team Great Britain!
"The Match Game"

Vaughan
Both -- 70% online, 30% in store
Oklahoma and Clemson
Nay
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