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Why March Madness Is Actually A Bad Thing

If you didn't fill out a bracket, or don't follow sports that closely, March Madness starts today FYI, good luck to Marquette and the Badgers!
Hopefully it's a great month for Wisconsin sports, because new research shows that it's going to be a bad month for Wisconsin business!  

Why?  Because the games will cause a LOT of us to ignore our jobs!
One in three of you plan to spend more than three hours each DAY watching basketball at work . . . and another three million people will watch between one and three hours at work.
Most of whom will watch on their work computers, and all that extra streaming video will slow down company internet speeds . . . which means that even people who AREN'T watching basketball are going to be less productive than they usually are.
Overall, companies will lose about $134 million in productivity today and Friday, just because of the tournament.  Yikes!
And that doesn't even include all the time that workers will spend BEFORE Thursday, organizing office pools and researching which teams to pick for their brackets.

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03/21/2013 7:57AM
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