You are still watching the games, who cares about the sound? I care.
The audio cues are crucial in a bar environment. There is a lot going on, and you need to hear the crowd or an announcer losing his shit to know when to look.
I’d say you have about a 20% chance of going to a bar with audio up for March Madness.
Should I ask the bartender to put the sound on? You have a better chance of hitting a 3 in one of these games than getting a bartender to turn off music and put the sound from a game on.
I can’t even hear the music playing in the bar, all I can hear is other people talking. Why are they talking? Because there is no audio and it’s hard to pay attention .
Instead of enjoying the games, my mind starts to wander. Twitter leads me to the new Lil’ Dicky-Chris Brown song (which is hilarious, link below, but that’s not the point).
The point is, day 1 of March Madness is a big enough deal to turn on the audio. Just trying to help the bars of America be as great as I know they can be.