From today's Google Doodle:
Last year, the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, suggested that the first round of the NCAA tournament would cost companies roughly $1.2 billion in lost worker productivity. And that's just one long weekend. The World Cup lasts one month and is a global event. According to ESPN, about 11 million people watched United States play Ghana last Monday, while 4.8 million watched the match on Univision. Thank god it's summer.
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