Last Updated Mar 21, 2008 4:48 PM EDT
Well, maybe not.
But, like it or not, it's a part of our office lives for the next couple weeks or so. Bracketing, illicit betting, alma mater nuts hoping for their teams will give it the old college try â€" at times it really does seem like a form of mass hysteria. Even here at BNET Towers, one fellow is able to follow the games on a TV set hooked up to CBS's vaunted live webcast.
Some are crowing that businesses stand to lose some $1.7 billion in lost productivity, while others say it's more like $3.8 (though that doesn't hold a candle to the multi-billions supposedly lost to fantasy sports, which can take hours a day compared to the playoffs' quick-and-easy bracketing).[poll id=4]