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Choose one: First Round or Final Four

Two days of nearly unending basketball or the highest stakes in the sport?

The first two days of the NCAA tournament (Look, I’m not counting the First Four. They’re fine, but that’s not the point.) are an American office worker tradition. So many long lunches at sports bars, meetings skipped, and phone batteries drained to watch all that basketball.

The Final Four’s great too, but for very different reasons. It’s not an avalanche of live sports, but it makes up for it with the incredible tension you only get from teams that are so close to the finish line.

So which one’s the better part of the tournament?

Trick question! It depends on whether your bracket is dead or not.