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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 27 December 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, surprising Conference III Belt holders Winnipeg take on the Wild, which held the Belt for 51 days to start the season.

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: Winnipeg at Chicago, 23 December 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, Chicago defends the Conference III Belt against Winnipeg, as the Jets get their second chance of the year at the strap. They’ll try to end Chicago’s run that began earlier this month.

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 16 November 2014

by J.R.

This evening in St. Paul, Minnesota defends the Conference III Belt against Winnipeg, it’s second title defense of the weekend after taking care of business against Dallas yesterday. Let’s go to the Tale of the Tape:

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DemocraThree: 21 March 2014

by J.R.

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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; 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, 17 March 2014

by J.R.

One day after winning their first Conference III Championship Belt since October — ending the Stars first-ever run after just five days — the Jets have to go on the road to defend the title against St. Louis with the Blues less than a week removed from a 78-day run with the strap.

Can the Jets stave off the Blues from reclaiming what they see as their birthright or will a team with Evander Kane make like Kane and drop the Belt one day after winning it?

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: Dallas at Winnipeg, 16 March 2014

by J.R.

After ending St. Louis’ record run, Dallas gets its first chance to defend the Conference III Championship Belt today with a trip to Winnipeg.

Can the Stars start a long run of their own or will Winnipeg get its first title since the Jets beat those same Blues back in October?

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Great Game Previews In History: 10 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

quintus-lutatius-catulus-grangerOn March 10, 241 BC, Michal Handzus celebrated his ninth birthday.

No wait, that’s not right.

On March 10, 241 BC, the Romans sank the Carthaginian fleet in the Battle of the Aegates Islands, effectively ending the first Punic War.

As the morning arrived, the wind favored the Carthaginians and Hanno the Great (the second of that name) set sail. Despite the conditions, Catulus decided to intercept the Carthaginians and ordered his fleet to prepare for battle, stripping them of masts and sails. That’s a bold decision, but an easy one to make because he wasn’t actually going to lead the battle, being as how he was hurt. What boldness!

It worked out, because the Romans ended up mobile, the Carthaginians burdened.

About half of the Carthaginian fleet was either destroyed or captured. The rest were saved only by an abrupt change in the direction of the wind, allowing them to flee from the Romans.

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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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DemocraThree: 24 January 2013

by J.R.

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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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