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Great Game Previews In History: 26 February 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

napoleon_elbaNapoleon escapes from the island of Elba off the Tuscan coast.

Sent to exile there as a condition of the Treaty of Fontainebleau — he was allowed to keep his title of “Emperor” and was the ruler of Elba, which was carved out as a separate principality, which means treaty-making was a different animal in 1815 and deposed dictators were treated a lot better than they are now — Napoleon was unhappy being separated from his wife and son (who were sent to Austria) and was not receiving the allowance he was guaranteed by the treaty (seriously, all those dictators who got hanged by their toes must look at Napoleon-on-Elba and just shake their heads). Further, he had heard rumors he was going to be sent to a remote island in the Atlantic (which, of course, he was, eventually).

Thus, he stole away while the guard ships were away, wisely timing his escape so he’d land in France as prisoners of the Napoleonic War were returning from their captors’ countries, thus providing him with an ever-growing army. And thus began the Hundred Days.

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The [Redacted] Week in Review With Obscene Alex: Hungry Coaches Edition

by obscenealex

Mike Yeo wants a sandwich

Yeo wants it so bad he can taste it.

In the past week, I’ve flown to every Conference III city (except Winnipeg, but I was in Atlanta, so that counts, right?) to do some scouting and what I learned might surprise you.  You see, I did evaluate some players, but more importantly, I discovered the one thing that all Conference III coaches have in common.  That, [dear readers], is the inability to resist a fresh, hot, and juicy [sandwich].  Just mention the word and Mike Yeo’s mouth starts to salivate.  Hopefully teams in other divisions won’t learn of this kryptonite.  Don’t believe me?  I wish it weren’t true either, but here’s the proof:

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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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DemocraThree: 24 January 2013

by J.R.

demothree

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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DemocraThree: 17 January 2014

by J.R.

demothree

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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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Road Food

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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Thursday Thirteen: Threes and Thaws

by J.R.

Every Thursday we bring you III Communication’s Conference III Power Rankings, the Thursday Thirteen.

This week, we’re melting.

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Great Game Previews In History: 28 December 2013

by J.R.

Today In History

bald-eagle_1_600x450Richard Nixon, of all people, signs into law the Endangered Species Act on this day in 1973.

The goal of the law is “to prevent the extinction of imperiled plant and animal life, and secondly, to recover and maintain those populations by removing or lessening threats to their survival” and it sets up a system by which a species can be declared endangered.

It has survived 40 years of attacks — either overt or through subterfuge — designed to weaken it and, lo and behold, species are coming off the list. Of particular interest, the bald eagle which increased from 417 to 11,040 pairs between 1963 and 2007, when it was removed from the list.

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Chicago at Nashville, 17 December 2013

by J.R.

Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks return to Bridgestone Arena to try and regain the Conference III Championship Belt at the place they lost it. The Nashville Predators try to continue their record belt run.

Let’s see how they stack up:

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