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Bobby Cox Book, NFL Draft Talk, And Booing Ilya Kovalchuk: Around The Perimeter

Braves: Late on this and just about everything else in here today, but there's been a lot of college basketball happening. Maybe you've heard about it? Lang Whitaker (SLAM Magazine, hawks.com, nba.com, and so forth) has written a book that's kind of about Bobby Cox, but kind of about living every day as a sports fan. The Wall Street Journal reviews.

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Also, Phillies fans usually like to bring up the battery-throwing, Santa-booing stuff even more than fans of rival teams do, if only so they can complain about how often everybody else complains about them. But sometimes they like to bring that stuff up just for the fun of it, especially if they write for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Falcons: Dave Choate of The Falcoholic and atlantafalcons.com managing editor Jay Adams have a new weekly series on the NFL Draft over on the official team site. Since coming aboard from a sad franchise up north, Jay has led an incredible effort of connecting with Falcons fans by avenues both new and old. More NFL teams should follow this team's example and take advantage of team blog communities whenever they can. Goes all the way to the top, too -- can you imagine Daniel Snyder OKing this?

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Hawks: Miami Heat fans don't go to games. Not even for Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James. At least when Kobe's in Atlanta, Philips fills up, whether it's full of Lakers fans or otherwise.

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Thrashers: It's time to get over Ilya Kovalchuk, isn't it?

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Outdoor sports: Friend of the program Woodsmanship provides a crash tutorial with diagrams on bass fishing rigs. There's an NFL lockout on, folks. If civilization weathers the labor ordeal, you're going to have to amuse yourself during fantasy football season somehow.

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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.