Last week, I asked NewsDash readers, “Which of the final four would you like to see win the tournament?”
Three in ten (30.8%) of responding readers would like to see the University of Wisconsin win the tournament, while 18.5% wanted the championship to go to Michigan State University. Nine percent of readers are pulling for Duke University, and 10.8% were hoping the University of Kentucky would win.
Six percent of readers said they hope anyone but Duke wins the tournament, and 9.2% of readers already have their wish that anyone but Kentucky will win. Slightly more than 15% of respondents chose “none/don’t care.”
Early on, I realized, due to a couple of reader comments, that my choice of “anyone but Michigan” was not correct, as Michigan is not the same Michigan State, so about two hours into the survey, I changed that choice. Among the verbatim responses, there was excitement about March Madness and feelings that it boosted morale in the workplace, though a few respondents don’t care much for basketball. Regarding my reference to “March Madness” in the survey, Editor’s Choice goes to the reader who said: “Isn’t it April?”Thanks to everyone who participated in our survey!
don't watch basketball, so I ignore most conversations about it. Fortunately no
local teams are in the Final Four this year, so less time is wasted talking
bad it's in Indiana.
morale around the office.
of "my" teams are in the Final 4 but based on where my husband
received his graduate degrees we'll be humming "On Wisconsin".
is an overwhelming favorite in the office - so much blue everywhere! And since
I actually don't care who wins, seeing Duke win would give me a much
appreciated opportunity to pick on my co-workers!
pulling all the way for Wisconsin, but its Kentucky's year.
I win all the money!!
has made me money in the past and if Kentucky wins, more money, more money for
didn't even know who made it to the final 4 until this survey. It's fair to say
I haven't lost any work time due to March Madness activities.
has been a great year for March Madness. There are of course the obvious people
paying attention to the games while 'working' but you have to look harder to
see the people that look like they're on a phone call but are really listening
to the game instead - they smile, frown, grip the desk tightly and exhibit all the
hallmarks of March Madness. Go Michigan State!!
don't follow basketball, and only took an interest when UNI was in it. I quit
paying attention when they lost.
most exciting sports-related event of the year. Over 50% of our employees
participate in our bracket pool-and over a quarter will be "winners".
I run it and always want the biggest underdog to win. It would be MSU this
would have chosen "anyone but Michigan" but they didn't make the
final 4. In fact, they didn't even make it to the tournament. Poor Sparty, even
on the hate list they don't get any respect.
hate all this hoopla about sports.
is amateur basketball right?
not Kentucky!!! And why is one of the survey options "anyone but
Michigan"? Michigan didn't even make the tournament! 🙂
hold an annual NCAA pool in our office, in which the total payout is about
$2,000, split between the top ten places. My family has three generations of UK
grads, of which I am one, so we bleed blue.
love this time of year! We're guaranteed some great basketball games.
MSU over Wisconsin in the Championship would be a replay of the Big Ten Championship, albeit with a better ending. Go karma! GO GREEN!!
NOTE: Responses reflect the opinions of individual readers and not necessarily the stance of Asset International or its affiliates.