Business as Usual? Or Madness?

Make sure your bracket is done: There are just 15 minutes until tipoff of the 2008 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
What happens at Washington area workplaces during the madness?
Does everyone stop working? Does your employer send out memos asking you not to watch games on the TV or your computer? Do you take extra-long lunches? Are you too busy getting ready to not work that you don't have time to leave comments for us here?
We want to hear what's going on.

By Terri Rupar  |  March 20, 2008; 12:05 PM ET  | Category:  Workplace
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I work in a federal court. A few of us went to have lunch at a sports bar and to catch some of the Michigan State game. We came back to find this message from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts:

"I would guess that the great majority of us remember that the 2008 NCAA Basketball Playoffs - better known as March Madness (MM), start this afternoon. What we may have forgotten is that these games are widely available today via links to the major Internet web sites as well as many local sites such as radio stations and others using the video links as a way to promote their business.

"You may want to send a notice to your non-IT personnel that they should not attempt to connect to live video feeds of the games via the DCN. These feeds will quickly overwhelm your DCN connection and interfere with the business of the court...."

Posted by: FedWorker | March 20, 2008 2:59 PM

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