Even as the Christmas parties start flooding in over the next couple of weeks, Water Cooler Talk still finds the time to ditch the party and make sure to watch football. The food was great, but the people weren’t, so off I went to watch two great championship games on Saturday night. If you took my advice and picked Michigan State, then hoorah for you! If you took a chance on UNC, my bad. The Vikings laid an egg (my bad again), and darn if I didn’t take a chance on the Eagles! The Panthers are still unbeaten while the Patriots fall to the #3 seed…who’d have thunk it? Only one college game this week, but of course a plethora of NFL. The MLB Winter Meetings have been great so far, with trades and signings left and right. Enough of that though, hide the monitors from the boss, minimize your online shopping window, and let Water Cooler Talk help you be the sports guru of the office this week.