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Great Game Previews In History: 28 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher — then Leader of the Opposition — puts the motion “That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty’s Government,” at the time led by Prime Minister James Callaghan, a historic dingbat, who led (“led”) Britain through the devastating Winter of Discontent.

The motion carries by one vote, forcing Callaghan to call an election and resulting in 18 years of Conservative government in the UK.

This is all very complicated, but in short, Callaghan had considered calling an election in 1978, but decided to wait a year so the economy would improve. The economy did not improve — it, in fact, fell apart — and then a referendum on devolution in Scotland failed, which angered the Scottish nationalists, which had supported the Labour government and angered the Liberals, which supported devolution and were miffed by the high vote threshold set for passage.

Anyway, everyone was put out with Callaghan and there was a very exciting vote and debate on March 28, 1979.

 

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Happy Birthday To III

by J.R.

One year ago today, I posted a brief item, a video of a Chambers Pot rumble between Dallas and Nashville and at ConferenceIII dot wordpress dot com, III Communication was born.

Since then we’ve been recognized by Puck Daddy and by Sports Illustrated and we’ve launched The Conference III Championship Belt, which has been recognized by Carter Hutton.

We’ve gone litigious and obscene and democratic.

In honor of our birthday, let’s, in the spirit of our proprietary power ranking system, look at our Top 13 posts of all time (ranked by views).

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DemocraThree Special Trade Deadline Edition

by J.R.

demo210With the trade deadline looming, we’ve asked our usual cadre of bloggers from around The Heptarchy to give us some idea of what the hay is going on with each team. Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. For our special trade deadline edition, we’ll go in alphabetical order:

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Great Game Previews In History: 26 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

800px-Arrest_of_Govenor_BlighPoor old William Bligh. First he lost his ship and then he loses a whole colony.

On this day — Australia Day, for what it’s worth, for it’s the day the First Fleet sailed into Sydney Harbor — in 1808, the New South Wales Corps marched into the grounds of Government House and arrested Bligh, then the governor of the colony, “charged by the respectable inhabitants of crimes that render you unfit to exercise the supreme authority another moment in this colony; and in that charge all officers under my command have joined.”

It was the culmination of Bligh’s enmity with John Macarthur, one of the leaders of the NSW Corps, who exercised a great deal of authority, what with his having a bunch of wool and controlling the trade of booze, which was more or less the currency of Australia at the time (and also now).

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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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Thursday Thirteen: All Cold Again (Naturally)

by J.R.

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

This week, we got the heavy coats back out.

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Is Kevin Klein Too Dangerous for the SUDM?

by J.R.

From Darren Dreger:

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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: Preds the Pit(ts), Buff’s Brace, Wild Win

by J.R.

Tonight in Conference III action:

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IIIiteracy: 3 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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