Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Who Needs A Break?

by J.R.

It’s five past 5 across Conference III (leave work early, Colorado — you have our permission), time to hit bricks and get that freakin’ weekend started, am I right?

Of course I am.

It’s been a tough week for anybody who visited Minnesota, so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.

The Particulars

A few programming notes: you may have noticed DemocraThree was not up at its usual Friday noon time. In an effort to avoid leaving the Saturday games uncovered, we moved publishing time to Sunday, so look for it then.

Also with the Olympics coming up, things will obviously slow down here for a few weeks, but we’ll keep up with the Conference III players in Sochi.

And obviously, we want to give a big Conference III “Get WeIII Soon” to Predators’ broadcaster Pete Weber and GM David Poile, both of whom ended up in a Twin Cities hospital.

Reasons To Celebrate

Chicago: Welcome to Conference III, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Peter Regin! Au revoir, the Blackhawks’ fourth-round draft pick. And welcome back to the drawing board, Chicago Spire.

Your Weekend Jam: “Soul and Inspiration” by The Righteous Brothers


Colorado: The Super Bowl did not, uh, go very well. But, hey, a new water park!

Your Weekend Jam: “Waterfalls” by TLC


Dallas: Your city government is getting busy defining terms. For example, a “transportation-for-hire” study group wants to know what “transportation-for-hire” means. Important stuff.

Your Weekend Jam: “Limousine” by Brand New


Minnesota: Hope you didn’t want to buy Jimmy Jam’s house. At least you saved $2.6 million. Unless you are the buyer of Jimmy Jam’s house, in which case, you got a house.

Your Weekend Jam: “Nasty” by Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty)


Nashville: Well, at least that trip to Minnesota is over and at least the Preds are creeping back into the playoff conversation. And at least Lambchop is re-releasing Nixon.

Your Weekend Jam: “Grumpus” by Lambchop


St. Louis: The booms were just a frost quake. Nothing to worry about.

Your Weekend Jam: “Boom! Shake The Room” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince


Winnipeg: Violent crime is down! This could be related to the danger of leaving one’s home when the temperature is 50-below.

Your Weekend Jam: “Share The Land” by The Guess Who