Need to get out of work today for March Madness? Cincinnati Coach Mick Cronin has you covered.

(Elaine Thompson / AP)

Feeling like you’re coming down with a case of NCAAtournamentitis but need a little proof for the suits you work for?

Mick Cronin has you covered.

The Cincinnati Bearcats coach offered up a doctor’s note, signed by “Mick Cronin, B.D.,” with a diagnosis of “hooping cough” to excuse the bearer from work, school or whatever odious task will distract from the tournament and, specifically, Cincinnati’s first-round game Thursday against Harvard.


After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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