Technically this week should really be awesome. It is spring break! But there is so much cold wind blowing through the Magic Valley that unless you took a real vacation you are just stuck inside with your kids (probably going insane).

There is good news though if you are a fan of college basketball since the Sweet 16 games start tonight.

Until then you (or your kids) can play basketball from the comfort of the chair you are in right now! The Facebook Messenger app can be your entertainment source.

To play basketball in Messenger all you need to do is

  1. Open Messenger on your phone or tablet
  2. Send the basketball emoji to a friend
  3. Click the basketball after you send it

That will open up the game and you can start wasting time and confusing your friend who will be getting your shot updates!