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Falcons liken coach, GM to Starsky & Hutch to tout contract extensions (pic)

The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday officially announced that both head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff had signed deals to extend their contracts three seasons, keeping them in the fold until 2022.

And as part of the announcement the Falcons elected to have a little fun with the dynamic duo by likening them to “Starsky & Hutch.”

The Falcons’ social media wiseacres took to Twitter to post a mocked-up image of a movie poster featuring Quinn and Dimitroff depicted as the buddy cops of campy 1970s TV fame.

The movie poster image technically is a re-creation of the one that promoted the 2014 reboot of the characters in a film starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. But it’s all the same from an aesthetic standpoint.

The Falcons have enjoyed a relatively great run of success with Quinn and Dimitroff running the show over their past three seasons together, including 29 regular-season wins, two postseason berths and an appearance in Super Bowl LI, albeit one that ended with a historic, heart-wrenching loss to the New England Patriots.

“I believe continuity in leadership is vital to achieving the highest levels of success in any organization and, with these extensions, we ensure these two leaders will be at the helm of our franchise for years to come,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said of the extensions in a team-issued statement.

While that’s all well and good, why let mere words establish the narrative when a well-timed, but dated, movie reference perfectly serves the purpose?