Unless you are Amish or otherwise don’t own a television, you are aware that we are in the middle of March Madness.  It’s true that the NCAA tournament is not everyone’s cup of tea (if this is you, see how to survive March Madness or speak the March Madness lingo), but it is one of the most popular sporting events of the year for NCAA fans.

For all of you hardcore fans out there, trouble arises this time of year as many people have to be at work while the college basketball action is in full swing.  Its impossible to concentrate on your job when you know you are missing crisp passes, clutch 3’s, and big upsets.  If this sounds familiar, here are a list of ways you can catch all of the action, even if you are stuck at work:

1)  Screw your boss, watch March Madness live on your computer.  This year CBS is generously offering a live streaming feed of all 63 March Madness games straight to your computer, for free.  Go to NCAA® March Madness® on Demand and see any of the games from the first round to the championship live.  If you can’t stand watching the games in YouTube-like quality, CBS is also offering a high resolution option for a small fee as well.

Does your office block access to the streaming feed?  Try this one:

2)  Still screw your boss, watch March Madness on your iPhone.  If you can’t watch the games on your computer, the second best option is to get the action live on your iPhone.  For only $4.99, you can download an app for either the iPhone or iTouch that will stream the games in full screen glory.  You just need to make sure you have wireless internet access to see the games.  Download the app at iTunes.

Neither of the above options will work for your situation?

3)  Have a March Madness appetizer; get scores streaming to your computer. While not nearly as satisfying as watching the games live, CBS is also offering several widgets which allow you to see the scores of all the games live on your computer.  If you are interested in tracking a specific team, there’s a widget for that.  If you want to just be updated on news about the tournament, there’s a widget for that.  Check out all of the March Madness widgets here on the CBS site.

Are you working during the games and you don’t use a computer at your job?

4)  Suck it up and watch the game after work. CBS has teamed up with a number of cable and satellite providers to deliver highlights of the games on demand to all of their customers.  Once it gets down to the Final Four, all of the games will also be available for download on iTunes as well for $1.99 apiece.

Now there is no way you can miss the game!  Has anyone been watching the games so far online or on the iPhone?  How do you like it?  Let us know in the comment section below!

Jeff White

Jeff has been an active gambler from the age of 18 when he won a small local poker tournament in San Jose, CA. He moved on to playing other casino games shortly thereafter, with a great interest in the statistics and mathematics involved. He has studied the historical gambling systems of nearly every popular casino game played today, and has written strategy books for several of them including blackjack, slot machines, craps, and roulette. Jeff has been a daily contributor to the Silver Oak Casino blog since the beginning of 2009.