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RE: March Madness
According to my bracket list . . . Robert Blake has to face the winner of the Michael Jackson trial. [:D][:D][:D]
Can You Believe Someone is Paid to Calculate This?
A recent study by New York-based global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. estimated the three weeks of the tournament will end up draining $889.6 million from U.S. companies.
That's because workers -- including college basketball fanatics and casual participants in office betting pools -- will spend an "inordinate amount" of time monitoring their favorite teams.
In 2003, Internet-monitoring software maker Websense Inc. estimated that college hoops fans spend about 90 minutes a week on college basketball Web sites during the tournament.
"That figure has the potential to jump significantly this year, as workers have the opportunity to watch games right from their desks," said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.