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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk Best Celebrities For Super Bowl Ads

"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 share their wish lists of celebrity Super Bowl commercials, while also debating the best part of NHL All-Star Weekend.

  • NBC Sports VP/Talent Development & Negotiations Elyse Noonan
    -- Swam at Syracuse, was the '04 Big East Champion in 200-yard Butterfly.
  • Thrill One Sports & Entertainment CEO Joe Carr
    -- Listens to podcasts at 1.5x speed.
  • NLL N.Y. Riptide Dir of Marketing Jennifer Hildebrand
    -- Has been to 11 Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts.
  • PrizePicks CEO Adam Wexler
    -- Has never had a cup of coffee -- all about the sleep regimen.
Going Off The Grid

What celebrity would star in your SB ad? Best NHL All-Star Weekend competition Have you joined the Air Pods trend? Favorite piece of sports memorabilia? Ski or snowboard?
Megan Rapinoe
Fastest Skater
Yes, huge fan
USA Hockey jersey signed by Jim Craig
Broke my wrist skiing...definitely snowboarding

Bill Belichick
Accuracy Shooting
Stuck in the 2000s
Super Bowl LI ticket
Zach Galifianakis
Accuracy Shooting
No, but I'm wavering
A 1991 Homer Hanky
Neither, too accident prone

Will Ferrell
Hardest Shot
No, prefer my Bose SoundSport. Harder to lose
Chipper Jones rookie card

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