Zscaler warns of productivity drops (and does so with what's pretty much an admission of watching the same games)and possible increases in bandwidth costs; Cisco also offered a strong bandwidth warning when it comes to streaming games.
More serious is Zscaler's tracking of malware sites that turn up in NCAA searches on Google.
Some search results -- which, the company points out, aren't exactly 'well-known sports sites" -- pump rogue antivirus redirects at you.
The more some teams' fortunes rise -- and the more unexpectedly they do so -- the more malware pops they prompt. eSoft reported that at one point last weekend 7 out of 10 top Google hits for UNI basketball were malware links.
Talk about adding insult to victory!
Not to mention the sort of shot-deflection you and your IT team don't need.