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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk MLB Sleepers, Family Traditions

"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 what niche sports they watch on TV and what their favorite family tradition is. 

  • Turnkey Search Managing Dir Diana Busino
    -- Enjoys the fall premiere season to see what shows have been dreamed up.
  • Big Ten Network VP/Ad Sales Jim Reeder
    -- Likes watching spaghetti westerns. 
  • MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs
    -- Will do deep dives on podcasts related to history and sports.
  • Spectra VP/Partnerships Brian Esposito
    -- Pop culture interests include Netflix, Twitch and HBO's "Hard Knocks." 
Going Off The Grid

What skill should everyone have? Favorite theme park? What MLB team makes a late September push? Favorite family tradition? Niche sport you watch on TV?
Active listening
Magic Kingdom
Brew Crew
Sunday brunch

Cooking. If you can read, you can cook
Wally World
Family game of Clue on Christmas Eve
Kickboxing. It's the sport of the future
Their own inner social media filter
LegoLand in Carlsbad, Calif.
Our cutthroat Easter egg decorating contest
Downhill mountain-bike races are pretty impressive

Work well with others
Not much of a theme park guy
Summer weekends at the Jersey Shore
High school football

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