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Nick Saban Statue, Ole Miss Mascot Costume, And That Forbes List Again: Around The Perimeter

Adorable SEC depictions of otherwise fearsome creatures: Red Cup Rebellion secured a photo of the Ole Miss' new black bear mascot's costume, while Every Day Should Be Saturday ponders images of Alabama's soon-to-be-unveiled Nick Saban statue. The graven Saban is of course far more terrifying than the bear, leading one to wonder why a team doesn't just start calling itself the [Location] Sabans.

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Atlanta baseball: Roto Hardball discusses Nate McLouth's fantasy projections, finding him to play the same fantasy role as he does for the Atlanta Braves: a respectable option for the time being who isn't going to start every game.  And Georgia Tech star Matt Skole was arrested on DUI charges last month, which are just now making their way public.

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Atlanta basketball: Peachtree Hoops is enjoying ESPN's attempts to make Mike Bibby out to be a good defender now that he's going to the Miami Heat. Speaking of traveling to foreign lands, the Atlanta Dream will play a TBA opponent in Manchester, the WNBA's first game in England.

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Also, Card Chronicles went in on college hoops conference championship tournament week(s), listing schedules and previews for like everything. We'll have varying levels of coverage for the ACC, Atlantic Sun, CAA, and SEC tournaments around here sooner or later.

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Falcons: Rich McKay has been named the chairman of the NFL's competition committee, meaning he can finally start to exact rules preventing defenses from putting nine in the box on first and 10 at midfield. That's probably my best joke of the day.

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Also, The Falcoholic breaks down the four players known to have met with the Falcons during the NFL Combine.

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Oh, and Forbes trotted out this list again for probably the first time this month.

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This has been your daily-ish circling of the Atlanta sports blogosphere and more. If you have anything that belongs here next time, holler. To ride with us again tomorrow or so, follow @SBNAtlanta on Twitter.

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