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Madden Curse Movie, Overrated Falcons, And Underrated Aaron Murray: Around The Perimeter

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Falcons: Braves & Birds offers a Falcons fan's wake-up call, but when you pick up the phone, it's playing "Don't Stop Believin'." If the Atlanta Falcons reach the Super Bowl, they'll have the worst defense of any Super Bowl team in over a decade.  They'll also have the worst margin of yards gained-to-yards lost. This team really is bizarre -- they lose box scores but win games by hoarding the ball, never committing penalties, and general clean livin'. If your grandpa hates modern football, he should be a Falcons fan.

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But there's hope! B&B points out one team has not just reached, but won, a Super Bowl with a similar statistical body to the Falcons': the 2001 New England Patriots. "The smell of wine and cheeeap perfuu-uume..."

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Also, somebody's making a movie about the Madden curse. When's Drew Brees' curse going to show up, anyway?

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Dawgs and Jackets: BC Interruption studies up on the distances traveled by bowl teams, finding it really doesn't make much of a difference in the final outcome.

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Dawgs: Apparently the entire legal system in Alabama has shut down so Auburn Tigers fans can enjoy the BCS National Championship Game. If you'd like to run up to a stranger on the mean streets of Opelika and headbutt them in the small of the back a full second after they've thrown a football, now's your chance.

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Speaking of, Dr. Saturday lists Aaron Murray among his five most underappreciated players in the nation.

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And finally, Georgia has a far tougher athlete drug policy than almost all of the schools against which it competes.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.