Be cautious how much you get involved with March Madness. 21% admit to watching games in the office, while 11% have taken vacation time around the tournament, and another 8% have called off sick to watch games. If you’re a part of a March Madness bracket how do you pick a winner? Some pick teams based on location, while 9% pick a team based on their uniform color. Average American’s spend around $211 on March Madness related expenses.