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Is today the start of the Big Dance or the Big Pain in the backside?

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Is today the start of the Big Dance or the Big Pain in the backside?

TheProfessorDan
As some of you sports fan are all too aware of, today starts the NCAA Division I Men's BAsketball tournament, known by many as the Big Dance or March Madness. But I am curious to get everyone's perspective on how the tournament affects everyone from outside of the sports world. I have worked at a few places in my career and I find it interesting how companies handle this. I worked at one place that sent out a company wide email informing us all that we are not to click on any streaming video today for concern of slowing down the network. I have worked at some places that absolutely forbid any pools.
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    CharlieSpencer

    I've not heard one word about the tournament here, either against streaming it or supporting anyone in it. Apparently I work in a basketball apathetic zone; fine by me.

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    TheProfessorDan

    Being that there are certain parts of the country that tend to follow certain sports, I am curious if the answers will vary depending on where people are from.

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    GSG

    Heck, our organization sponsored a pool for the NAIA tournament. You don't have to pay to get in, but the prize is something small like a cafeteria discount, gift certs to our coffee bar, etc...

    The NCAA isn't even on our radar since the local teams didn't make it.

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    TheProfessorDan

    I wasn't aware that there was an NAIA tournament but that is cool that you all have a pool for it.

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    jck

    I have no desire to watch the sport anymore. Idiots like Sprewell, Iverson, et. al., ruined the game for me.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    I won't watch the pros anymore, either.

    Syracuse is in, I'm watching. Or at least paying attention. Even id they don't go all the way, I'll be too involved by then to let it drop until the championship game.

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    TheProfessorDan

    College basketball is leaps and bounds over the NBA. Unlike the NBA, all of the players on the court are actually playing and hustling. Last night during the UNI/UNLV game, there were times when 7 or 8 guys were diving after loose balls. That is unheard of in the NBA. A player is more concerned with making sure they are ready for their shoe commercial the next day than actually earning their ridiculous multi-million dollar salary.

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    CharlieSpencer

    "...all of the players on the court are actually playing and hustling."

    Except the 'one and done' guys just serving their sentences before they're draft-eligible.

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    TheProfessorDan

    But they make up a very small percentage of the players.

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    santeewelding

    Got taught in junior high over fifty years ago. Running all over the place. Getting out of breath. Saw no point in it.

    Learned how to shoot a gun, instead.

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    drowningnotwaving

    ... someone so cute should have focussed on chasing women instead of chasing wild fare with guns.

    Focus, santee, focus.

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    santeewelding

    Is your focus.

    Speak, not, for me.

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    jfuller05

    I have some co-workers that have actually been watching some of the games via computer. The boss has a nice big television in his office and he has the games on in his office. Me? I'm on the other side of the building. I could watch some of the games, but I'm not into basketball that much.
    I am, however, looking forward to Wrestlemania 26.

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    TheProfessorDan

    I have 13 and 12 year old boys and they are VERY excited about Wrestlemania 26. My youngest is a John Cena nut and my oldest likes The Miz. I grew up watching the Rock so I pull for old timers like HHH and the Undertaker.

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    jfuller05

    *Just between you and me* I don't like John Cena. :)

    I grew up watching HHH,Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Hulk Hogan, Macho, Jericho etc. You know, the 90's stars (the better stars). It's still fun to watch though. There are some good "new" superstars. I liked Mr. Kennedy, but he was canned by McMahon.
    Ted Dibiase Jr. is a promising young star.

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    TheProfessorDan

    Like Randy Orton. We have Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 for the XBox and that is who I use. I do like Rhodes and DiBiase. My wife is in love with John Morrison.

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    CharlieSpencer

    I've not heard one word about the tournament here, either against streaming it or supporting anyone in it. Apparently I work in a basketball apathetic zone; fine by me.

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    TheProfessorDan

    Being that there are certain parts of the country that tend to follow certain sports, I am curious if the answers will vary depending on where people are from.

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    GSG

    Heck, our organization sponsored a pool for the NAIA tournament. You don't have to pay to get in, but the prize is something small like a cafeteria discount, gift certs to our coffee bar, etc...

    The NCAA isn't even on our radar since the local teams didn't make it.

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    TheProfessorDan

    I wasn't aware that there was an NAIA tournament but that is cool that you all have a pool for it.

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    jck

    I have no desire to watch the sport anymore. Idiots like Sprewell, Iverson, et. al., ruined the game for me.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    I won't watch the pros anymore, either.

    Syracuse is in, I'm watching. Or at least paying attention. Even id they don't go all the way, I'll be too involved by then to let it drop until the championship game.

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    TheProfessorDan

    College basketball is leaps and bounds over the NBA. Unlike the NBA, all of the players on the court are actually playing and hustling. Last night during the UNI/UNLV game, there were times when 7 or 8 guys were diving after loose balls. That is unheard of in the NBA. A player is more concerned with making sure they are ready for their shoe commercial the next day than actually earning their ridiculous multi-million dollar salary.

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    CharlieSpencer

    "...all of the players on the court are actually playing and hustling."

    Except the 'one and done' guys just serving their sentences before they're draft-eligible.

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    TheProfessorDan

    But they make up a very small percentage of the players.

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    santeewelding

    Got taught in junior high over fifty years ago. Running all over the place. Getting out of breath. Saw no point in it.

    Learned how to shoot a gun, instead.

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    drowningnotwaving

    ... someone so cute should have focussed on chasing women instead of chasing wild fare with guns.

    Focus, santee, focus.

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    santeewelding

    Is your focus.

    Speak, not, for me.

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    jfuller05

    I have some co-workers that have actually been watching some of the games via computer. The boss has a nice big television in his office and he has the games on in his office. Me? I'm on the other side of the building. I could watch some of the games, but I'm not into basketball that much.
    I am, however, looking forward to Wrestlemania 26.

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    TheProfessorDan

    I have 13 and 12 year old boys and they are VERY excited about Wrestlemania 26. My youngest is a John Cena nut and my oldest likes The Miz. I grew up watching the Rock so I pull for old timers like HHH and the Undertaker.

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    jfuller05

    *Just between you and me* I don't like John Cena. :)

    I grew up watching HHH,Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Hulk Hogan, Macho, Jericho etc. You know, the 90's stars (the better stars). It's still fun to watch though. There are some good "new" superstars. I liked Mr. Kennedy, but he was canned by McMahon.
    Ted Dibiase Jr. is a promising young star.

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    TheProfessorDan

    Like Randy Orton. We have Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 for the XBox and that is who I use. I do like Rhodes and DiBiase. My wife is in love with John Morrison.