The Covert Ops Fan — At Work

Office Espionage

You know the drill, college hoops fans. Some of the best games of the year are going down, and you’re expected to miss them? Well, if you’re willing to lie down and admit defeat at the hands of your day-to-day responsibilities, then move on. There’s nothing to see here.

However, if you’re willing to do what it takes to enjoy the best action in college basketball, then you can consider yourself a Covert Ops fan. If failure is not an option, read on for all the tips you need to fly under the radar this season.

How to Watch College Basketball at Work

Sure, we’re all busy every day at work. Between completing our projects and helping other employees, it can be tough to find free time. But let’s be honest — time always opens up for college hoops in March. Whenever it does, follow these tips to make sure you don’t blow your cover.

Blend into your environment

You can’t call out what you can’t see, right? Don’t try to throw anyone off by saying how busy you are; you’ll only draw attention. Stay the course, do what’s expected and you’ll have more room to operate.

Check your radar

Make sure you’re in tune with your surroundings. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough. Every avenue is to be scanned; every uptight co-worker and superior should be accounted for. Leave no room for error. Before you know it, you’ll be on top of your co-workers’ every moves and you’ll make a ninja look like an amateur.

Cover your tracks

Every move you make should leave no trace. When it’s time to strike, you do so without a peep.

Ever hear of hidden browser tabs? Search it. Already have that tool in your arsenal? Try this on for size if you have a PC: Open a new browser window, stream the game and minimize the window. Hover over the icon in the taskbar and bam! You’ll have a tiny window frame into the game at the bottom of your screen. No one will even see it coming.

Have a Mac? This trick works for anyone using Chrome or Firefox. Download the Panic Button add-on. If you have to abort the mission as your boss steamrolls over to your desk, the extension quickly hides all your tabs (and can easily restore them).

If you’re deep in enemy territory, your phone might be the only option available. The right TV feature, such as DISH Anywhere, can provide live access to every game right on your mobile device. If you have such a service, place the phone wherever it takes to get the job done. Remember: Stay vigilant. One wrong move and you’re toast.

Escape plan

At the end of the day, you’re free to cross enemy lines. Remember that every step matters, so don’t ever feel too confident. When you step back onto your home turf, you’ll be free to enjoy the game that you love in the way it’s meant to be enjoyed. Good luck out there, college basketball fans!