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Great Game Previews In History: 19 November 2013

by J.R.

Help us out as the season’s quarter mark approaches!

Today In History

1958_Corsair_DatenFord officially discontinued its horrible Edsel line on this day in 1959.

There’s been a lot written about why the Edsel was such a colossal disaster. Some say it was the name, some say it was the weird design — vertical grills! – and some say it was just poorly marketed, with Ford execs not enthused by it and very little actual consumer research executed.

But the fact is the Edsel missed its mark. Where Conference III is a success — appealing to the sensibilities and aspirations both of Middle America, the Edsel was a failure. It was intended to be the in-between line, above the basic Ford and below the more high-end Mercury. Edsel, unfortunately, was priced all over the place — some models in line with Ford, some in line with Mercury, some between and some actually more expensive than the Mercury. It offended the sensibilities and aspirations of Middle America.

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Into Flortheast Country

by J.R.

df_flyerHey gang:

I left this morning at 5 for a vacation with my family to St. Augustine, Florida — following the line of the old Dixie Flagler train (except we’re driving).

Updates for the next week or so will be sporadic if at all, so try not to kill each other or mess anything up while I’m gone.

If you need a Conference III fix — click here and then click here and decide how they connect.

IIIiteracy: 4 October 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III action with help from the geniuses on social media:

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Great Game Previews In History: 4 October 2013

by J.R.

Today In History:

popegregoryThe era of the Julian Calendar comes to an end October 4, 1582. Pope Gregory issues a bull and the implements his eponymous calendar in the Catholic countries of western and southern Europe. There will be no October 5. Or October 6. Or any other date until October 15, which immediately followed October 4. Don’t let Jaromir Jagr tell you he was born in Spain October 8, 1582, because that would be a lie.

Pope Gregory’s formula for leap years is still in effect and we follow the calendar as he set it, but there’s still some goofy effects from those 11 skipped days. To wit: March 25 is the Annunciation of Mary or “Lady Day” in the old parlance. In Britain, it’s what’s called a Quarter Day and it was the start of the New Year (as weird as that is) and thus the start of the tax year. When Britain — and, at the time, the Thirteen Colonies — finally went to the Gregorian calendar in the 1750s, it was necessary to move tax day up 11 days, as well to April 5 (in 1900, the Brits realized they had to add another leap day, so tax day is now April 6 in Britain). April 5 (or 6) is a weird day to make something due, so the U.S. Government moved their tax day to the middle of the month and Pope Gregory, coupled with British intransigence, is why your taxes are due April 15.

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While You Were Sleeping: Patrick Roy Wins Game Goes Nuts Dot Gif

by J.R.

So the Avs stepped up big for Patrick Roy’s first game behind the bench and Roy rewarded them by doing a little redecoration. Again, after Game One. Which his team won 6-1:

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Guess What Time It Is?

by J.R.

Time for overtime number …:

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A Message From All Of Us At III Communication To The Chicago Blackhawks

by J.R.

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IIIiteracy: 18 May 2013

by J.R.

I ate French toast today

I ate French toast today

A recap of today’s Conference III playoff action with help from the geniuses at SportsYapper:

Detroit 4, Chicago 1: Plenty of confidence from Chicago pregame with a 1-0 series lead and priorities straight. But how that confidence faded with “suspicious” “non-calls” early on. And all that confidence seemed justified when Patrick Kane scored first.

Even with the smallest of leads, the yappers saw an opportunity. Alas, that lead was erased by Brunner — a “hirrible” goal to give up.

ARE YOU A PANZY? Google the streak, bro.

A gorgeous goal by a pinching Smith gave the Wings a lead — of course, they did not deserve it. And when the Mule added the insurance goal, all those good feelings were gone.

I bet you’re not the only one, chief. All of sudden, is the regression on?

Do the Wings have the ‘Hawks on the run?


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Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 20 April 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today we welcome our visitors from Thailand.

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Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 16 April 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today we welcome our visitors from Lithuania.

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