The Surface Pro ended the NFL season on a high note—a handwritten one, at that. As Super Bowl 50 wound down, with the Broncos the clear winners, Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was seen running around the field with a Surface Pro in hand. Exactly why was unclear until he held it aloft to TV cameras with the words “WORLD! CHAMPS!” scribbled on the Surface’s display.
Here’s the moment as captured by NBC’s Frank Thorp V on Twitter:
As all Surface Pro fans know, you can write on the device’s display with the included stylus.
The Surface has had a tough second season with the NFL. Football players, like most humans, are prone to blame inanimate objects for their own failings. The Surface Pro became the scapegoat for many players’ frustrations, not to mention the “Surfacegate” scandal of the NFL playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots.
But even this high point had its counterpoint: Seen at far left, an unidentified player captures the scene…with what appears to be an iPhone.
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Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks.