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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk Tom Brady's Future, Academy Awards

"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 whether Tom Brady will stick with the Patriots and who they'll be rooting for at next month's Oscars.

  • CAA Sports Baseball Agent Marissa Dishaw
    -- Has kept her New Year's resolution, but check back again next month.
  • Golf Channel Analyst Karen Stupples
    -- Is ready for women's golf to steal the show at the Tokyo Games.
  • Wasserman X Exec Dir Anup Daji
    -- Favorite podcast is "The Joe Rogan Experience."
  • B/R Kicks Dir of Strategy John Marcelo
    -- Thinks Mike McCarthy was the best hire of the NFL coaching carousel.
Going Off The Grid

Favorite Oscar contender? Tom Brady plays for the ___ next season Concerned with sign-stealing in MLB? Is Wade's three-day jersey retirement too long? Best trip planned for this year?
Charlize Theron for Best Actress
Yes, no honor in cheating

"The Irishman." Long, but worth it
Still the Patriots (Sigh)
Yes, it's a slippery slope
More than a night is too long
The Olympics. Going to be epic
"The Irishman" ... for most paused movie of the year
Let me check the rule book...
16 years ... what's another three days
Volunteering at the Tokyo Games

"Parasite" for Best Picture
Yes, it's cheating
No, because it's Dwyane Wade
Japan in the fall

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