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Jim Cramer Says Tim Cook Should Be Calling The NFL For An iPad Deal

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Jim Cramer Says Tim Cook Should Be Calling The NFL For An iPad Deal

Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, made it pretty clear that he's no fan of Microsoft Corporation's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Surface tablet.

Belichick told the press he is "done with the tablets" after a frustrating experience. Moving forward, the coach says he would rather go back to the pre-tablet days instead of relying on faulty technology.

Related Link: Bill Belichick Is Sick And Tired Of Microsoft's Surface Tablets

"I'm done with the tablets," he said. "I'll use the paper pictures from here on, because I just have given it my best shot. I've tried to work through the process. But it just doesn't work for me, and that's because there's no consistency to it."

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Jim Cramer said during his daily "Stop Trading" segment that Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) inked a deal with the NFL in 2010 to become the NFL's official uniform provider starting in 2012.

Cramer said Microsoft's deal with the NFL to supply its tablets started in 2013 and expires in 2018. Using a similar timeline as Nike did, now is the time for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook to call up the NFL and offer a similar $400 million to outfit the league with its iPad devices.

Cramer suggested that coaches actually want to use an iPad, rather than Microsoft's tablets.

Cramer thinks Belichick's frustration will hurt Surface sales since the clip of him throwing the tablet against a a bench will be replayed over and over again and he also happens to be the most visible person who uses the Surface.

Image credit: Keith Allison, Flickr

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