Bill Belichick has rejected use of the Surface, a Microsoft version of the iPad for in-game, on-field usage.
The grumpy old man of football has given all those post-60 types cause to celebrate dumping tea into Boston Harbor. Yes, we saw Swami Bill smash his tablet during a game a few weeks ago. Now he has tossed his tablet into the harbor as a form of protest.
We were reminded of Moses smashing the tablets he brought down from the mountain for similar reasons. It was hard to get a handle on them.
Of course, Microsoft has responded with more than a bit of shock that the greatest coach in the NFL today has tossed out their product as unreliable. It seems they need an aspirin tablet after failing to live up to Swami Belichick’s high standard.
Younger types might snicker at the old reprobate turned technophobe, but purists will take pictures over fancy screen words every time.
The Patriots head coach didn’t just reject tablets with a wave of the hand. The laconic Belichick who never has words for any occasion, devoted five minutes to run down the notion as, “I have given them as much time as I can give them.”
Wow, this ought to make Stephen Gostowski worry about his next missed point-after.
Belichick went on to dun all technology—from headsets to the abacus. “Those fail on a regular basis. There are very few games that we play, home or away, day, night, cold , hot preseason, regular, season, postseason where there aren’t issues in some form or fashion with the equipment.” Talk about taking a broad brush in a high handed fashion.
In short, Bill Belichick has moved on from the 21st century technology. He is on to the Stone Age. And our fellow Neanderthals love it.