I had a dilemma. Where should I watch the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (otherwise know as March Madness, but there is some stipulation about using that term…kind of like not saying Super Bowl…opps, I just used both)…I digress, let me start again.
Where should you watch March Madness and still get some ‘work’ done?
The following is what I discovered on my quest early on the morning of the first weekend. Here are six places to watch basketball in March:
1. At your desk
Yep, all of the games are streamed, so why not just use that second screen (whether it is a second monitor, your smartphone, tablet or phablet) and watch from your desk. You could even stream four games at once.
2. At the office
Many offices will just embrace that productivity may slow down at the end of March and put the games on in the conference room or on monitors throughout the office. We all need breaks in our day and this will keep the bandwidth reserved for real work (maybe).
3. At home
Flex work day. We are all mobile and can get our jobs done from anywhere now, right? Plus you bought the 4D 75″ television for a reason.
Rose Garden Moda Center
If you live in or near one of the host cities (like Portland this year), you may have to do a little business development or team building and check out the action in person.
5. The gym
We all need to work out right? Gyms have TV’s…many gyms have lots of TV’s so you can watch more than one game at a time. My gym also happens to have a sports pub in it, so you can watch while you work out, then refuel and keep up to date. (I also got the inside scoop on why Eastern Washington will upset Georgetown as the team was practicing there, Go Eagles?)
6. A sports bar
Just bite the bullet, admit to yourself and your boss that you are not going to get any actual work done and go watch the games. Your best bet is to pick a place with lots of screens so you can see all the games at once. A quick Yelp search for Portland is a good place to start. Here are my personal suggestions (in a somewhat random order):