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Great Game Previews In History: 11 October 2014

by J.R.

boerToday In History

After years of escalation — which included a war and a British-led raid to take Johannesburg — the Boer republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State invade the British-held Cape Colony and Natal, beginning the Second Boer War. Talk about being united and divided simultaneously, eh?

The war began with rapid invasions by the Boers, who had the great advantage of having a fighting force that was nimble, familiar with the area, good on horses and fairly easy to mobilize. Within a few weeks, the Boers had made great inroads into British-held territory, driving back the British in some cases and laying siege to garrisons in others.

Spoiler alert: though the war pioneered the use of modern guerrilla warfare, the Brits ultimately win this one, the Boer territories are incorporated into the British colonies and the Union of South Africa comes to be in 1910…and then develops into a truly reprehensible country but then gets sort of OK again and then hosts the World Cup.

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Playoff Threeview: Chicago & Minnesota

by J.R.

CIII3. Blackhawks 46-21-5 (107 points, 3rd in Conference III) vs. WC1. Wild (43-27-12, 98 points, 4th in Conference III)

Season Series— Wild 3-1-1

LeadersBlackhawks: Duncan Keith (2G, 5A, 7 Points), Jonathan Toews (3G, 4A, 7 Points, 3 GWG), Patrick Kane (3G); Wild: Zach Parise (3G, 7A, 10 Points), Charlie Coyle (3G), Clayton Stoner (20 PIMs)

Probable Goalies: Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (4-2, .935, 1.98); Wild: Ilya Bryzgalof (1-2, .826, 4.25)

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Playoff Threeview: St. Louis & Chicago

by J.R.

CIII2. Blues 52-23-7 (111 points, 2nd in Conference III) vs. CIII3. Blackhawks (46-21-15, 107 points, 3rd in Conference III)

Season Series— Blues 3-2

LeadersBlues: Alexander Steen (33G, 29A, 62 Points, 9 GWG), Alex Pietrangelo (43A), David Backes (10 PPG); Blackhawks: Patrick Sharp (34G, 44A, 78 Points, 10 PPG), Patrick Kane (10 PPG, 6 GWG), Ben Smith (15.6% shooting)

Probable Goalies: Blues: Ryan Miller (25-30-4, .918, 2.64); Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (32-16-12, .917, 2.26)

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III Communication’s Official Guaranteed To Be Right Playoff Predictions

by obscenealex

Obscene Alex and J.R. can’t agree on the utility of explicit language; can they agree on the outcome of this year’s playoff series?

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DemocraThree: 4 April 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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Great Game Previews In History: 4 April 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

Great_Fire_of_Cottenham_DamageA fire spreads through the Cambridgeshire village of Cottenham beginning the evening of April 4, 1850.

Dozens of cottages burnt down as well as the oppositionally-named Black Horse and White Horse inns, along with the Wesleyan Chapel which was housed in a barn.

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Thursday Thirteen: Don’t Dream It’s Over

by J.R.

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

This week, hey now hey now.

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DemocraThree: 7 March 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday (except this week obviously) [Ed note: I’m an idiot] 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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The True North Strong and Three

by J.R.

Ten hours after the press conference began, Canada announced their Olympic roster.

The III-ers are as follows:

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The [Redacted] Week In Review With Obscene Alex: 30 December 2013

by J.R.

200px-Profanity.svgOne of the greatest parts of the Conference III Festivus post was the commentary by a man we named “Obscene Alex,” whose vitriol was pungent, WordPress moderated his comment and I was forced to include his contributions in a highly-censored form.

Obscene Alex was kind enough to join the Conference III conversation on Twitter, locking up his oh-so-perfect handle and he has agreed, from time to time, to review the week in Conference III action for us. We’re pleased (and a little frightened) to present his first post (with my redactions in brackets):

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