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Great Game Previews In History: 14 October 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

Minutes before giving a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Teddy Roosevelt is shot on October 14, 1912.

The would-be assassin is New York saloon owner John Flammang Schrank. Schrank said he made the attempt because he opposed presidents seeking a third term (can you imagine being so goosed about term limits that you’d try to shoot somebody?) and that he was advised by the ghost of William McKinley to take action (it will not surprise you to learn Schrank was committed and died in a mental hospital in 1943).

In any event, Roosevelt was not killed. Schrank’s bullet hit his eyeglasses case, the 50-page speech he was set to give and lodged in his chest, but Roosevelt, being something of an amateur anatomist (as one is), knew the bullet hadn’t entered his lung because he wasn’t coughing blood, so he gave the speech anyway.

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Thursday Thirteen: This Is The End

by J.R.

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

This week, the last fake rankings of the year.

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Great Game Previews In History: 9 April 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

On April 9, 1388, forces of the Old Swiss Confederation defeated those of the Habsburgian Archduchy of Austria at the Battle of Näfels.

In the spring of 1387, the Canton of Glarus destroyed a Habsburg-held town and then declared themselves free of the control of the be-jawed nobles.

The next year, the Austrians attacked in an attempt to cut Glarus off from their Swiss Eidgenossen. A combined force of 6,500 attacked the garrison at Näfels, defended by just 400.

And wouldn’t ya know it — the Swiss won.

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Thursday Thirteen: Stop Hibernating, We’re Halfway Home

by J.R.

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

This week, we’re on the downhill side.

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III Hundred and 60 Minutes: 4 January 2014

by J.R.

Today is one of the great days — a day in which its possible, what with the Game Center Live or the Center Ice or streaming radio or sketchy dot-two-letter-country-code not-technically allowed by Homeland Security online feeds, to spend all day watching Conference III hockey.

Are you up to the challenge? Can you go noon to 9:30 and catch all or part of all six games?

Send us proof and you win a prize!*

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Horton Numbers: A Statistical Analysis of Conference III’s Zoos

by J.R.

_BL_6891_slideNathan Horton did not pick a Conference III team.

Nathan Horton picked Columbus, which is not in Conference III.

Why did Natty Ho pick Columbus? Let’s ask him:

“They brought out all the baby animals. We got to see a big cheetah, they brought him out of the cage and it was pretty cool,” Horton said with a laugh. “Not too many people get to do that. It was really exciting; it was kind of scary at the same time.”

Dylan loves penguins. So the zoo brought one out so he could pet it. The family was won over.

“It was unbelievable,” Davidson said. “They brought a penguin out and the little guy was holding a penguin! I even went over and gave him a little pet.”

Are zoos the new market inefficiency? Do Conference III’s zoos match up with Columbus’? How can they improve?

III Communication’s crack stats team is on the case.

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Playoff Threeview: Chicago & Boston

by J.R.

1. Blackhawks 36-7-5 (77 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III) vs. 4. Bruins (28-14-6, 62 points, 2nd in Northeast)

Season Series— None. Here’s why.

Playoff LeadersBlackhawks: Marian Hossa (7G, 7A, 14 Points), Patrick Sharp (8G, 6A, 14 Points), Patrick Kane (6G, 8A, 14 Points), Bryan “Bingo” Bickell (22.9 SH%), Michael “Freek-A-Lik” Frolik (1 SHG) Bruins: David Krejci (9G, 12A, 21 Points), Nathan Horton (3 GWG, 22.6 SH%, +21), Torey Krug (3 PPG), Kaspars Daugavins (Latvian)

Probable Goalies: Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (12-5, .935, 1.74); Bruins: Tuukka Rask (12-4, .943, 1.75)

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