NFL: New Orleans Saints fans are all a-flutter over the news of Sean Payton's impending move to Dallas, Texas. In case you're just joining us, Dallas is the home of the Dallas Cowboys, a team for whom Payton used to work. It's also a team with far more money than the Saints have, plus an owner who's willing to throw any number of zeroes at anything he wants.â†µ
Also, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has been named Sporting News' Executive of the Year. Commentary on this later, but congratulations to Comrade.â†µ
Braves: That Ferris Bueller story from yesterday, about the actual Atlanta Braves-Chicago Cubs game depicted in the film? Turns out there was more to it. SB Nation Chicago did some investigating, earning props from Wired in the process.â†µ
SEC: Garnet And Black Attack casts each SEC program as Biblical figures, and even though the Florida Gators are clearly the workers in the field who get a full day's wage despite only showing up in 1991, it's otherwise highly accurate.â†µ
Also, MaxPreps lists the early contribution likelihood of each of the 27 four- or five-star recruits from Georgia high schools. Georgia Tech's Jabari Hunt-Days and about half of Georgia's signees are thought to be early producers.â†µ
Thrashers: Behind The Net thinks Atlanta Thrashers fans are overly defensive of Dustin Byfuglien and too quick to pile on Zach Bogosian.â†µ
This has been your daily-ish circling of the Atlanta sports blogosphere and more. If you have anything that belongs here next time, holler. To ride with us again tomorrow or so, follow @SBNAtlanta on Twitter.