The New England Patriots might be facing their own tricks. #Tabletgate. The Pats’ Microsoft tablet computers are not working on the sidelines, according to game reports from CBS.
The tablets are working on the Denver Broncos side of the field. They do not have to turn them off per NFL rules. It might be just too cold for the tablets to stay on.
It’s an urban myth that the Patriots play with the communication in Gillette Stadium. Many teams have reported issues in the building. Perhaps, the Patriots are experiencing karma.
Microsoft says the tablets are not the issues but rather the network.
“Our team on the field has confirmed the issue was not related to the tablets themselves but rather an issue with the network. We worked with our partners who manage the network to ensure the issue was resolved quickly.”
Of course, Twitter loved the network/tablet issue.
“They’re having some problems with their Microsoft Surface tablets.” That’s the one time you DON’T mention the brand.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 24, 2016
When the folks at Apple saw the Microsoft tablets weren’t working pic.twitter.com/6pCQoRCMUb
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 24, 2016
— Keegan J. Sard (@keegansard) January 24, 2016
Patriots having trouble with their tablets. Blame it on Belichick. Oh wait.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 24, 2016
Patriots are trying to blame Surface tablets for that touchdown.. Were Belichick’s cameras not syncing properly? #NEvsDEN
— Troy Osinoff (@yo) January 24, 2016