Some form of gambling can be found at most workplaces. It is as American as apple pie to fill out brackets for March Madness, join a fantasy football league or throw a few bucks into the Oscar pool.
That's why it's shocking that the Transportation Security Administration is shocked that 62 employees at Pittsburgh International Airport have done what millions of their fellow Americans do every day -- bet on the outcome of sports contests and play in office pools.
This is not numbers running. There's no threat to legal casinos or the state lottery here, yet five TSA employees could be facing termination for organizing games on the job. Dozens more could be suspended and others have gotten letters of reprimand.
There's something absurd about the TSA spending months investigating something as innocuous as minor workplace betting, especially when the security of the public hasn't been compromised by it.
For its part, the TSA says that it holds its employees to the highest standards of conduct and accountability. That's good to hear, but their administrators should explain how betting on the Super Bowl interferes with job performance.
With all the aggravation the flying public faces with the TSA, perhaps the agency should be more focused on airport security and passenger treatment than a few dollars between workers bet on sports.