It could have something to do with the engine down- and then up-scaling the movies like I described. That causes all kinds of delays and other stuff like minimizing or even CTD.
With the movies at 640x272, there's a minimum of that kind of thing going on and, consequently, they just work better.
"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."