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Great Game Previews: 1 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

batalladetoro1476cabrerOn this day in 1476, the forces of the IsabelistasCastilian supporters of Isabella supported by Aragon — and those of the Juanistas — supporters of Juana la Beltraneja, backed by Portugal — joined a battle near the city of Toro.

The outcome was inconclusive and both sides claimed victory: the Castilian right wing was defeated by the forces under the Juanista Prince John who possessed the battlefield, but the troops of Afonso V were beaten by the Castilian left led by the Duke of Alba and Cardinal Mendoza.

Nevertheless, it secured Isabella’s succession (actually, it secured the proclamation of Isabella’s daughter as the heiress to the Crown of Castile, which had the effect of making Isabella the current holder) and the union of Spain under the Reyes Católicos.

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DemocraThree: 31 January 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, 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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The Predators on ‘Nashville’: A Helluva Idea From A Guy With A Helluva Mustache

by J.R.

Bob Mueller is a legendary Nashville news anchor.

Bob Mueller also live-tweets the show Nashville.

Tonight, Bob Mueller tweeted a Predators-themed episode of the show.

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DemocraThree: 17 January 2014

by J.R.

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Today, we debut a new weekly feature here at III Communication — DemocraThree. 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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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Chicago at Nashville, 17 December 2013

by J.R.

Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks return to Bridgestone Arena to try and regain the Conference III Championship Belt at the place they lost it. The Nashville Predators try to continue their record belt run.

Let’s see how they stack up:

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Dallas at Nashville, 12 December 2013

by J.R.

Tonight, the Dallas Stars visit the Nashville Predators in what is not just the first Chambers Pot game of the season, but a tilt for the Conference III Championship Belt.

Let’s see how these two bitter rivals stack up:

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Rich Transit Gloria Clunedi: The Disappearance of @richcluneshow

by J.R.

byebyerich“Smart lad to slip betimes away,
From field where glory does not stay.” — “To An Athlete Dying Young” by A.E. Housman

“OK.”

Like a meteor or a rainbow, like Housman’s garland, briefer than a girl’s — some things are too beautiful to live in this world.

Imagine a painted bunting landing in a gray, abandoned wasteland. So out of place it would be — so in danger from the starving, drooling scavengers.

It would simply be too singular to survive. Thus it was with Rich Clune’s Twitter account.

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Threeze Frame: Blake Geoffrion’s Hat Trick, 20 March 2011

by J.R.

As someone who has never played hockey or studied it at any level, I’m uniquely qualified to offer my analysis of crucial plays in key games and great moments from the past.

Today, with former Nashville Predator Blake Geoffrion announcing his retirement, I’ll examine the footage of his greatest NHL accomplishment: a hat trick against the Sabres in Buffalo on March 20, 2011.

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Cover Bands: III Communication’s NHL 14 Cover Vote Endorsements

by J.R.

Voting begins today for the cover dude for EA Sports NHL ’14. As per tradition, the company has called upon fans to make the choice, employing a voting system more complicated than the way the Republic of Venice chose the doge.

As a public service, III Communication is providing this voters’ guide (with helpful cover songs!) for the teams in Conference III — you have to vote for the rest of the teams, too, but we’ll let your conscience be your guide deciding between Brian Campbell and Kris Versteeg.

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Conference III: A Microcosm

by J.R.

Coming soon