The Little Tablet that Couldn’t
August 8, 2014 - 10:00 am
Microsoft provided Surface tablets to the NFL teams that played in Sunday’s exhibition football game in Canton, Ohio. It hoped coaches and players would use the devices to study game-play photos on color screens instead of black-and-white printouts.
But some players and coaches opted to punt and use the old standby paper copies instead of the newfangled interactive device. During the broadcast, players could be seen flipping through paper printouts of game action.
Microsoft’s Surface is the official tablet of the NFL, a title it bought last year in a $400 million, five-year partnership with the league.
That’s not as bad as the celebs Samsung pays to be seen using Galaxy phones, who then get caught snapping selfies at the Oscars or wherever with their own personal iPhones — but it ain’t good.