Photos: Top eight ways to watch March Madness at work and not get fired
At this writing, the CU Buffaloes are mere hours from tipping off against the Pitt Panthers during the first full day of the annual NCAA men's basketball tournament, popularly known as March Madness. How to watch the action, and all of the hoops craziness that will follow in the days and weeks ahead, without being fired? As we noted last year at this time, the folks at Howcast.com have created a video filled with advice. We've supplemented the clip by breaking down the photo-illustrated suggestions, sports-geek style. Count down all eight steps below.
Photos, video below.
8. Learn how to watch the games online
For everyone who isn't still using a Razr from 2005 (guilty as charged), this is a no-brainer. But just in case you're clueless, NCAA.com's March Madness link is the one to click -- if, that is, your workplace doesn't block streaming video. If it does, you may have to take more desperate measures. But for now, let's move on.
7. Offer to run your office pool
By taking on this chore, you've got a built-in excuse to spend more time today watching basketball than earning a paycheck in the usual way -- probably. If your boss is a jerk, though, being publicly known as Bracket Guy might make you first victim in his daily game of Whac-A-Mole. Be careful.
Continue to keep counting down our eight ways to watch March Madness at work without getting fired.