One last note on the NFC championship game: What do we do with a Matt Ryan?

Despite fielding a squad of ninjas, the Atlanta Falcons were unable to overcome their own multi-touchdown lead and beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. It’s tough to pin the loss on any one thing– a game-ending injury to Michael Turner, a weak Falcon secondary, the fact that postgame stabbings don’t count for points on the scoreboard– and web-based Atlantans are having a hard time processing the loss. (Witness Atlanta’s young bloggeratti with differing approaches to an equivalent result here and here.)

Which means its up to cold, calculating Bill Barnwell to provide answers, and he wrote about Matt Ryan the only thing that one could write about Matt Ryan.

Onto Super Bowl coverage…

Environmentally Friendly Birds vs. Dirty Birds: A few words

Big Boi is a tough act to follow, but here goes. The Seattle Seahawks meet the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome today at 1:00. There are a couple things you should read before then: