March Madness

University of the Pacific men’s basketball team’s first round NCAA tournament game against Miami begins at 11:10 a.m. Friday. The tournament itself began Tuesday with two play-in games, North Carolina A&T (the school my brother and his wife graduated from) defeated Liberty and St. Mary’s defeated Middle Tennessee. Two other games are scheduled for tonight.

These few weeks of games are known as a time when work production slows precipitously. I’m fortunate in that I have to follow the games as part of my job – I am afterall responsible for sports coverage at The Record, ahem. For that matter,  the games will be on televisions throughout the newsroom.

Others may not be so fortunate and have to catch the games on the sly while at work.

CBS Sports makes games available but keeps a “Boss Button” at the ready, which allows the viewer to quickly remove a game from their computer screen and replace it with a screensaver of email.

Various companies will use March Madness in their marketing promotions. Here are some office etiquette tips from  Enterprise Rentals  for following the action on the court, while at work.

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