The Patriots’ Microsoft Tablets Stopped Working, And The Internet Had A Field Day

During the second quarter of the AFC championship game, the trusty Microsoft Surface tablets (no, not iPads) that NFL teams have been using this year malfunctioned, but only on the Patriots sideline, as Denver’s tablets continued to work without issue.

Considering that there were already certain Pats fans believing that New England was a victim of an NFL conspiracy, the fact that their tablets randomly stopped working in the middle of the game just added more fuel to that fire.

For the more sensible Twitter users, however, it was just another opportunity to poke fun at the whole NFL/Microsoft Tablet experience, which already has been having quite a rough season.

Thankfully, #TabletGate came to an end later in the quarter, as the Patriots’ tablets started working again with five minutes left in the first half.