‘March Madness’ Madness: Fans Check Stats While Driving, Going to Bathroom
March Madness is just about a week away, and it's no secret that college basketball fans are gearing up to spend lot of time and attention following the tournament games throughout the rest of the month. That said, many devotees will find it hard to resist checking game scores, even at unlikely times and places, according to a new study by PC Tools.
From looking up stats from behind the wheel to doing so when the boss is talking, sports fans keep their hands on the computer keys when it comes to staying informed with March Madness. The least popular place to check scores was at church, the report said.
Although most Americans under the age of 50 said they prefer to check stats at work, the second most popular place to do so is on the toilet. Looking up stats while going to the bathroom was especially popular for those under 30.
Not surprisingly, many will take to the Internet this year to keep on top of the games. Nearly one in four Americans (about 25 percent) will surf the Web with watching basketball on TV. In addition, men are expected to watch up to three hours a day of sports games or highlights on their computers , the report said.
The most common online activity while watching basketball on TV is chatting with friends via instant messaging. Fans also said they enjoy multi-tasking at home by watching online shows and videos and browsing social networking sites on the computer with the tournament on TV in the background.
March Madness college basketball tournament brackets will be announced this Sunday, March 13. Consequently, online activity is expected to spike then, PC Tools said.