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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk College Tourneys, Harper In Philly

"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 debate the best cities hosting college basketball conference tournaments and their favorite ways to deviate from their diets.

  • PGA Tour Chief Legal Officer Len Brown
    -- Never looks forward to the first workout of the week.
  • Clemson Associate AD/Event Operations Jon Allen
    -- Proud to be a "Saved By The Bell" junkie.
  • SiriusXM Senior VP/Sports Programming Steve Cohen
    -- A lousy golfer, but loves the game.
  • AAF Birmingham Iron VP/Marketing Randy Campbell
    -- Started a nonprofit teen center in Tennessee.
Going Off The Grid
 Best conference hoops tourney location Bryce Harper's impact in Philly will be... Favorite cheat meal Mobile or paper tickets?
Summer vacation plans yet?
Big Ten in Chicago -- WE ARE!
Inspire youth to abstain from drugs/alcohol like himself
Gluten-free pancakes w/ King Syrup
Not environmentally friendly, but paper
Had to cancel trip to Turks & Caicos, will probably go to Philly or N.Y.

Happy to see ACC back in Charlotte
Surge of kids in Delaware Valley named Bryce
Have a weakness for Big Macs
Paper -- old school
Outer Banks, N.C.
Big East at the Mecca is always exciting
Really bad haircuts
Cheeseburgers; Pizza close 2nd
Old school ticket stub
Cape Cod & Saratoga. Working on trip to Italy
Bridgestone Arena & Nashville is great for the SEC
Ticket Sales
Cocoa Pebbles
Mobile for myself, paper for sponsors
Disney World & Universal Studios

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