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Great Game Previews In History: 18 January 2014

by J.R.

Today in History

800px-The_First_Fleet_entering_Port_Jackson,_January_26,_1788,_drawn_1888_A9333001hThe first ships of the so-called First Fleet sailed into Botany Bay, south of what is now Sydney, Australia.

Eleven ships and more than 1,000 people said 15,000 miles from Britain to Australia (and had a survival rate of 97 percent or so), with the last port of call being Cape Town — some 6,833 miles east. It was an incredible feat, especially since the vast, vast majority of the people on the journey were convicts and not, ya know, sailors.

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Great Game Previews In History: 8 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

Johnny Horton’s going to do much better than I am:

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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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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Colorado at Chicago, 27 December 2013

by J.R.

Tonight at 7 Central (6 Mountain), Colorado gets its first chance at the Conference III Championship Belt.

Will the young upstarts grab the title or will the mighty Blackhawks retain?

Let’s see how they stack up.

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Quarter Life Crisis

by J.R.

Last night, at the conclusion of the Minnesota-Montreal game, 25 percent of the Conference III schedule was complete (yes, I did the math).

This is a traditional time of examination for NHL teams and with just one game on the Conference III slate tonight, the schedule affords a good place to take a breather and see what’s happened through the season’s first quarter.

Thanks to everyone who commented and emailed.

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Great Game Previews In History: 12 November 2013

by J.R.

Today In History

On November 2, 1970, the Oregon Highway Division found itself with a 45-foot, eight-ton problem.

A sperm whale beached itself at Florence on the central Oregon coast. The Highway Division fellows, being Highway Division fellows, decided to remove this whale the same way they removed boulders: with a half-ton of dynamite.

And that’s not an exaggeration. They used literally a half-ton. Twenty cases of dynamite. The hope was that the smithereens would be smithered so reen that birds would take care of the rest.

And thus, a video was born:

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Great Game Previews In History: 1 November 2013

by J.R.

Today In History:

othello_3_mdIn 1604, William Shakespeare’s Othello is performed for the first time at the Whitehall Palace in London (sidenote: his The Tempest would debut on Nov. 1, 1611, which makes me wonder if there’s some sort of old cultural thing about performing plays on All Saints Day; maybe that was a big theater-going day back in olden times).

A report from the Master of the Revels — which was a position in the British Royal Household, unlike the Marker of the Swans, which still is — described it thus:

On Hallamas Day, being the first of Nouembar… the Kings Maiesties plaiers [performed] A Play in the Banketinge house at Whit Hall Called The Moor of Venis.

The play was attributed to “Shaxbeard” in that account, which is either testimony to the composite Shakespeare theory or a testament to the fact that no one could spell in 1604.

Othello is the story of Othello, of course, a great military leader brought low by his jealousies, carefully stoked by his friend and later talking parrot, Iago. It all goes very badly and then he becomes a board game.

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IIIiteracy: 27 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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IIIiteracy: 25 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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IIIiteracy: 2 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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