March Madness is always an exciting time for NCAA basketball fans, but keeping your cool on the job while keeping up with your favorite teams isn't always a lay-up.
If you can't rent a car to get to the games live, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the official rent-a-car of the NCAA, is offering its own list of "Elite Eight" tips to help you survive the first two days of the tournament while still keeping your job.
1. Safety Dance: Like your singing, which probably
belongs in the shower, victory dances (or any other custom cheering
display) ought to be confined to the privacy of your own home. Or
amongst certified fellow rabid fans of your team. Not your cubicle
2. Lunch: It's Not Just for Eating Any More: Be
strategic with your "lunch hour" so it coincides with the ending of
must-see games. During March, lunchtime is the middle-of-the-day excuse
to tune in to CBS, tbs, TNT and truTV to check scores, brag to your
friends about picking the big upset, or wipe your tears.
3. On the Road Again: Remember that thing, at that
place, with those people that you had to meet? Get out of the office for
an overdue meeting. After all, your car has a radio with nothing but
updates and scores, mile after mile.
4. Foul Out: We know you want to reenact that buzzer
beating, game-winning shot using office trash cans, but leave that for
the March Madness Live highlight reels. You don't want to pull a "hammy"
or twist an ankle and become the laughingstock of the office.
5. One Shiny Memento: When it comes to decorating
your workspace, a little goes a long way. As much as you may want to
turn your personal office space into a shrine, you don't want your
cubicle to scream super fan.
6. Face time: It's okay to wear your team colors, but
don't overdo it. Face and body painting might freak out your
co-workers and your boss might not appreciate your artistic expression.
7. Flex Time: Going in an hour or two earlier so you
can leave an hour or two earlier to catch the latest Cinderella story?
What a concept. Afternoon couch time, here we come!
8. Mobile Mania: Download the official NCAA March
Madness Live app to your tablet, smartphone, and computer to get the
ultimate access to all the basketball your heart desires while you bang
away on another TPS report. Just don't forget you have your ear buds in
and make a scene when your team wins.