We Mac users are an interesting bunch. We’re savvy computer uses who make an informed choice to buy the best personal computer. So, why would Mac users engage in potentially illegal gambling activities and get rich quick schemes?
Hey, it’s a down economy. Anything for a buck, right? My husband says it’s time to start thinking about our financial future—by picking a winner in the office pool for the NCAA basketball tournament in March. That’s where OfficePool 2010 comes in.
Follow The Money Trail
My husband also says there is plenty of money to be made in office pools. With a little investigation, I found out he wasn’t talking about swimming pool sales to corporate big wigs.
The biggest office pools track the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in March.
Why not the women’s tournaments? Why not other sports?
Apparently women don’t gamble as often as men, and for much less money, hence a smaller financial return. So, NCAA Men’s Basketball it is (though OfficePool can follow the women’s tournament, too, it’s just that, according to my husband, no one does).
OfficePool 2010 could be the ticket you need to pay a few overdue bills. Or, to squander what little money you have left over at the end of the month.
Your Mac Tracks The Winners
We’ve all seen the newspaper version of tournament tracking, perfect for office pools. OfficePool 2010 is a Mac application that makes tracking the pool participants and teams and winners and losers a whole bunch easier.
Without question, this is a guy thing. OfficePool 2010 is ready for March Madness even if it’s still early winter. OfficePool lets your pool participants (I want to use the term ‘gambler’ but my husband says it might bring up legal issues) fill out brackets on the computer and import them to the pool.
In other words, OfficePool helps you create a mini-web site which makes it easier to attract other
marks participants to the pool, increasing the value of the kitty pot.
See? Just fill in the forms, wait until the tournament teams are announced later this winter, select your winners and losers in their respective brackets, and sit back to watch your predictions go awry, and your money go away.
It’s All Just Harmless Fun, Right?
That’s what my husband says. He’s been doing an office pool for various and sundry tournaments for a decade.
What do I have to show for my patience in putting up with his annual spring fever? A trip to Las Vegas? Nope. A cruise? Nope.
We did go to Denny’s once, but that was before we had children. It does seem like a lot of effort for very little return. But I’m not saying that running an office pool which bets on and tracks college basketball teams is wrong.
How wrong it is may depend totally on whether you win or lose. But using OfficePool 2010 looks like an elegant way to create a very large office pool and track the progress of where your money went relative to your emotional picks.