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Cincinnati fans get a 'doctor's' excuse to watch basketball

Jay Busbee
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Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin reacts to a call that went against his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference men's tournament Friday, March 14, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Connecticut won 58-56
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Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin reacts to a call that went against his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference men's tournament Friday, March 14, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Connecticut won 58-56. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

It's the start of the NCAA tournament, and that means you're going to either miss out on some daytime games (yeah, right) or figure out some way to call in sick to work/school/parenthood. If you happen to be a Cincinnati fan, however, you're in luck: coach Mick Cronin has come up with a flawless method for getting you off scot free. Flawless, we say:

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Via Mick Cronin.

Yes, you can imagine many in Ohio suddenly coming down with "Hooping Cough" and bailing out of work early to catch Cincinnati against Harvard. Question, though: only one refill, coach? Shouldn't there be another five, just in case the Bearcats go the distance? Can't be too prepared, you know.

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