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Michael Vick Comics, Scholarly Carlos Dunlap, And The Texas Longhorns TV Network: Around The Perimeter

Falcons: You've heard about the NHL's Guardian Project marketing campaign, which involves promoting teams by commissioning comic book-style images for each? Apparently the NFL had the same idea a few years ago. But here's where it gets good: the league wanted to use specific players, and not just representations of team mascots.

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They wanted to use Falcons QB Michael Vick as the centerpiece, but Marvel Comics had reservations -- using specific athletes could wind up being embarrassing since athletes sometimes do stupid things without notice. Not all comic book heroes are capable of seeing the future, but Marvel Comics may be able to. (ht Gobbler Country)

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SEC: Former Florida Gators DE Carlos Dunlap is going back to school, but this time he [Urban Meyer suspension length joke]. Also, Steve Kragthorpe hired as LSU offensive coordinator "on purpose!"

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College footbaw: The Texas Longhorns have fired up their own TV network. Searching For Billy Edelin relates it to the Atlanta Braves model, and wonders if any other schools will attempt such a feat. (Where you at, Greg McGarity?) And everybody's going to take their crack at listing Texas' programming schedule, but here's a good start.

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ACC: Is Wake Forest the worst ACC team ever? Here are three squads they'll have to surpass along their way, but this is worth monitoring.

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