BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhuanet) -- The Oregon
Urology Institute suggested U.S. college guys to have vasectomy as an excuse for
the upcoming March Madness.
A file photo of March Madness' poster. The Oregon Urology Institute suggested U.S. college guys to have vasectomy as an excuse for the upcoming March Madness.(Xinhua Photo)
"When March Madness approaches you need an excuse ...
to stay at home in front of the big screen," the advertisement of the clinic's
radio said. "Get your vasectomy at Oregon Urology Institute the day before the
It usually takes two to four days for men to recover
from the operation, according to Terry FitzPatrick, an administrator of the
"Wouldn't it be ideal," FitzPatrick said, "just to be
able to have your vasectomy so you could watch March Madness?"
He had reserved a dozen appointment slots for March
19, the day before the first tipoffs of the NCAA Tournament.
By Thursday afternoon, 15 men had signed up.
FitzPatrick expected to fill all 24 slots and to make the promotion annual.
"It was just kind of a trial balloon," he said.
To help sell the idea, The Score promised to send
each fixed fan a "recovery kit" that includes sports magazines, free pizza
delivery and a bag of frozen peas.