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DemocraThree: 28 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 Tale Of The Tape: Colorado at Nashville, 25 March 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, the Predators put up their first Conference III Belt defense of their third run with the strap against the visiting Colorado Avalanche, the only team that’s yet to win the belt.

It’s getting down to brass tacks time as we race to the end of the year and the determination of who carries the title in the off-season (I’ve made an executive decision to stop the belt with the end of the regular season, as the playoffs are their own reward).

Can Nashville build another long run with the title? Can Colorado finish strong and win their first belt?

Let’s take a look.

 

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Conference III Championship Tale Of The Tape: Nashville at Chicago, 22 March 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, in a Sunday special, the Conference III Belt is on the line as Nashville travels to Chicago as the Predators try to become the third member of the three-Belt club along with the Blackhawks and Blues.

This is the third time Nashville and Chicago have met for the Belt, with each team winning once, bookending a Nashville title run.

Let’s see how they stack up!

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis at Nashville, 6 March 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, St. Louis puts the Conference III Championship Belt on the line for the first time since before the Olympic break as they travel to Nashville.

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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: 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: 24 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

California_Clipper_500On this day in 1848, James Marshall, a foreman, discovers gold at Sutter’s Mill on the American River in California, setting off the Gold Rush.

At first they came from just Oregon and Hawaii and Latin America, but then did they come from everywhere.

San Francisco — perhaps 1,000 residents in 1848 — became a virtual ghost town and then boomed as people from elsewhere arrived, growing to 25,000 people by 1850.

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Conference III Shoots The Moon

by J.R.

Today In History

581px-Apollo_17_Cernan_on_moonAstronaut Eugene Cernan is the last man to walk on the moon Dec. 14, 1972, as part of Apollo 17.

…I’m on the surface; and, as I take man’s last step from the surface, back home for some time to come – but we believe not too long into the future – I’d like to just [say] what I believe history will record. That America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17.

Thus ended three-and-half-years of lunar landings — six in total (Apollo 13 would have been seventh) — and a great American odyssey that began when John F. Kennedy said man would land on the moon by the end of the decade. It is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments (beyond watching every Calgary Flames game for a season and not sliding into a deep and crippling opiate addiction).

Today, all seven Conference III teams are in action in a total of five games. It’s not fair to compare any one of those games to Apollo 11, but which game is which mission? Today we find out. But first, some CRAZY Conference III/Apollo 17 coincidences from our good buddy Mighty Mike D:

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IIIiteracy: 24 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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