What we have here is a case of Bill-on-Bill crime. As in Belichick and Gates. The former went on an epic five-minute (which is like an hour in Beli-speak) rant against Microsoft Surface tablets today at his morning press conference. Coaches have had the iPad-wannabes on the sidelines since the 2014 season as part of a five-year $400 million deal between the NFL and Microsoft, presumably to make it easier to review plays during the game, but Belichick says their effectiveness is so unreliable that he is going back to paper print-outs.
As a long time Belichick watcher, part of me is surprised that he even gave them a chance in the first place. The guy isn’t exactly an evangelist for modern technology, nor does he give two shits about the league office and their corporate sponsorship deals.
The latter point was reinforced once again today. The schadenfreude of the best and most prominent coach in the most popular league in the country going out of his way to rip apart the most important product of that league’s key sponsor is too good not to appreciate.