First we had the feel-good Tony Romo goes to the movies story and now we learn that Atlanta Falcon rookie sensation Matt Ryan's girlfriend is named Sarah Marshall.
"The Falcons made Ryan the first quarterback taken in the draft, and the richest, with a six-year, $72 million contract (including $34.75 million guaranteed). After the draft, Ryan immediately flew to Atlanta with his father, Mike, then bought a house and began acclimating.
"That was very important to Matt, to be settled early on," Mike Ryan said.
The fresh-faced Exton, Pa., native, who'd lived his entire life in the Northeast, soon found that he enjoyed Southern living. He particularly likes the fast-food chain Popeyes, which, along with pizza, are his self-professed weaknesses. His girlfriend, Sarah Marshall, a former BC basketball player, also moved to Atlanta, and she has become the resident cook for the two of them on weeknights.
Also of note: Ryan enjoys Pacey Whitter's latest joint, "Fringe".