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DemocraThree: 10 February 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday (except this week obviously), bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D, updated anew this week, and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Winnipeg at St. Louis, 8 February 2014

by J.R.

This afternoon, St. Louis defends the Conference III Championship Belt one last time before the Olympics as Winnipeg comes to town.

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Nashville at St. Louis, 1 February 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, St. Louis puts the Conference III Championship Belt on the line for the first time since New Year’s Eve when Nashville comes to town.

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Great Game Previews In History: 31 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

472px-Explorer_1_conferenceExplorer I, the first American satellite (and the third overall after a pair of Sputniks), rides to space atop a Juno I rocket, on this day in 1958.

It was the beginning of the successful U.S. space program and, ergo, the beginning of the Cold War Space Race.

It stayed under power for 136 days and in orbit until 1970 making more than 58,000 orbits.

Hers was a scientific mission — part of the International Geophysical Year — but there’s no doubt there was a little of “oh hey Russia we can do that, too (finally!)” involved too. After all, the U.S. trotted out Wernher von Braun at the press conference (as pictured). That’s a little bit of a how-do-you-do to the Soviets.

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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Happy Birthday TMurda

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 some of you so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.

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Great Game Previews In History: 23 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

bounty-day-burning-bounty-10151009On this day in 1790, the HMS Bounty mutineers burn the ship in what is now called Bounty Bay at Pitcairn Island, an effort to prevent both detection of the ship and escape by the mutineers.

It sealed the fate of the mutineers, led by Fletcher Christian, who had rebelled against their captain, William Bligh, in part because they’d gotten a taste of the South Pacific and, by gosh, who can blame them if they didn’t want to go back to England after that? It was also necessary for this to be an arduous and difficult journey so it would be appropriate for a movie starring Marlon Brando some years later.

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DemocraThree: 17 January 2014

by J.R.

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Today, we debut a new weekly feature here at III Communication — DemocraThree. Every Friday, bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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III Kronor

by J.R.

And here’s the Conference III-ers named to Sweden’s Olympic team:

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis at Minnesota, 31 December 2013

by J.R.

Tonight, the St. Louis Blues go on the road to St. Paul for their second Conference III Championship Belt defense in three days and the fourth Conference III Championship Belt match since the Christmas hiatus. Minnesota is looking for its first chance with the belt (and first chance at the belt) since a four-day run in October.

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: St. Louis at Dallas, 29 December 2013

by J.R.

It took a shootout to do it, but St. Louis won the Conference III Belt from Chicago Saturday night in a 6-5 classic, setting up the third belt match in three days after the Christmas break as the Blues travel to defend their title in Dallas, still looking for their first run with the strap.

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