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Week 7 NFC London game (Panthers and Cowboys bye)

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Brumerican    4,756
13 hours ago, Tegis said:

Geno Smith named starter.

I thought he was still looking at his phone waiting to be drafted !

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BOF    17,836

Patriots’ Bill Belichick dumps Surface tablets in five minute rant

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Patriots IT guys can’t fix NFL systems, so nobody knows why they're not working.

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In 2014, Microsoft signed a $400 million deal with the NFL to ensure that its Surface tablets would become "the official tablet of the NFL." Microsoft wanted coaches and players to use its systems from the sidelines.

That promotion hasn't been entirely successful. Casters routinely refer to the devices as "iPads," and a number of complaints surfaced about the tablets not working correctly. Those complaints have driven at least one coach, the Patriots' Bill Belichick, to abandon the technology entirely.

A couple of weeks ago, Belichick slammed one of the tablets in frustration. In a press conference today, he delivered a five-minute diatribe bemoaning the technological failures that led the Pats to abandon the Surfaces entirely.

Microsoft's hardware isn't necessarily the culprit here, merely the victim. The NFL uses a lot of wireless hardware—communications headsets, public Wi-Fi networks, private networks for the tablets, networks for the press, and more. Moreover, key portions of the infrastructure, including the tablets themselves, are owned by the NFL itself. Belichick said that although the Patriots' IT person, Dan Famosi, did a "great job" of handling all the systems, he had no power to diagnose or fix problems with the league-provided equipment.

Frustrated by the inconsistency and regular problems, Belichick says he's done with the tablets. He's going to be using binders of plays, written on good, old-fashioned paper.

This isn't the first time that Bill Belichick has struggled with technology. A few years back he bemoaned his inability to set the clock in his Toyota because he couldn't find the clock setting within its computer.

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BOF    17,836

Oh and should be a handy Denver win.  Isn't that right agent Brock? :ph34r:

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Brumerican    4,756

I'm the same with my car in fairness. When the clocks go back in a few weeks then my dashboard clock will be an hour fast until the spring arrives!

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BOF    17,836
1 hour ago, Brumerican said:

I'm the same with my car in fairness. When the clocks go back in a few weeks then my dashboard clock will be an hour fast until the spring arrives!

We can't be friends anymore.

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BOF    17,836
4 minutes ago, Brumerican said:

Oh ffs ...I'll watch a youtube vid a and suss it out just for you !

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Tegis    2,355
36 minutes ago, Brumerican said:

I don't think the Packers are all that good either to be honest.

Yep, Rodgers with a working Lacy is scary, no such thing at the moment.

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Brumerican    4,756
19 minutes ago, Tegis said:

Yep, Rodgers with a working Lacy is scary, no such thing at the moment.

He was extending the plays to 5-6 seconds frequently against Chicago and his receivers still couldn't separate. 

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