Balling Like March Madness

If you're wondering why your co-workers are MIA or your bae won't text back, it's probably because March Madness is just around the corner. The Hunger Games for college basketball is all the buzz around the country, our office included. As you may or may not already know, the men's madness starts off with 68 teams and most often ends with a disproportionately large number of grown men crying to the tune of "One Shining Moment."The first game kicks off tomorrow night, with the Sweet 16 happening on March 24, the Elite Eight on March 26, and the Final Four on April 2. The National Championship game goes down on April 4 in Houston.And while we're at it, here are some interesting March Madness stats courtesy of the AoL Inc. facebook:— $1.9 billion: Revenue lost due to unproductive workers at the office— $9 billion: Bets wagered nationwide— 81%: # of organizations that allow office pools— 2x: Odds of winning 2 back-to-back lotteries than filling out a perfect bracket— 17.5 million: Barrels of beer produced each MarchEveryone is filling out their brackets, Kansas has the spotlight, but anything can happen. Will you be the one to win money and bragging rights this year? May the odds be ever in your favor.