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Bill Belichick spikes Microsoft Surface, Patriots still lose

Technically Incorrect: In a fit of rage, the Patriots head coach smashes his Surface. It's unlikely to be available for next week's game.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


And his anger surfaces.

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He once accused them of breaking down too often.

He didn't realize it was the Wi-Fi that wasn't working, not the special NFL-issue Microsoft Surface.

Still, New England Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick isn't a man who chooses a good mood when a bad one is available.

So on Sunday it was his turn to break down during the first quarter of a loss to the Buffalo Bills, a game in which the Patriots failed to trouble the scoreboard.

His team wasn't playing to his instructions. The Bills had just scored a touchdown.

So, as several caring viewers noticed, he clutched his bright blue Surface and took his red rage out on it.

Lifting his right arm high, he spiked the Surface into an equipment case.

Perhaps he was trying to deflate it. Or put it on the injured reserve list.

The Surface bounced like a field goal attempt off the uprights.

The NFL has just launched a new ad showing just how much NFL players and coaches now love their Surface Pro 4s.

But love, as we all learn to our cost, has its limitations.

It's unclear what damage Belichick's Surface suffered. The New England Patriots didn't immediately respond to a request for information about its condition.

However, Boston Globe writer Ben Volin tweeted that the coach was given a new one.

It's never worth taking your frustrations out on a gadget. The usual form of modern behavior is to use it to tweet your anger.

Wouldn't you just love to read Belichick's in-game tweets?