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There Is A Difference: The 2013-14 Conference III Opening Essay

by J.R.

The Classic & The Classical

There is a difference in the classic and the classical.

In Episode One of the excellent The Story Of Film: An Odyssey, director Mark Cousins makes this clear.

In Hollywood, the classic is represented by films like Casablanca. Soft focus. Beautiful people. Their struggles are as tough as any, but the stories are easy. They are touchstones of our experience. They are what we think of when we think of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The classical is different.

The classical’s themes are no less unknown to us. The classical is full of tales of hubris, young ambitious Icarus flying too close to the sun and melting away. The classical is Oedipus fighting his whole life against the foreordained, his highest highs slain by a mechanism triggered into motion before his birth and steady as the slow freight train, rolled to its only destination.

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Heat Index: The Comprehensive Guide to All 21 Conference III Rivalries

by J.R.

Here we are.

After staring awkwardly at each other for a few months, laughing with and at one another, back-slapping and guffawing, being mirthful and merry, the season is now in our sights.

It’s time to hate.

There are 21 rivalries in Conference III — some old, some new, some borrowed, some involving the Jets (not many).

Which have the most heat in this historic first season? Our crack team of researchers using the scientific method (“scientific method”=thinking about it for a few minutes) have ranked all 21.

Some caveats:

1) The old Central Division is over-represented at the top and Winnipeg and Colorado, especially, are over-represented at the bottom. This will be hard to swallow for Jets fans, but we just don’t care about you yet.

2) Historical factors related to the old North Stars and old Jets were considered when necessary.

3) Teams are given in the order I thought of them when I wrote the list. By all means, consider word order a slight against your team.

4) Feel free to disagree and call me stupid. I don’t care, because you are wrong.

Starting at the bottom…

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Thursday Thirteen: One More Week

by J.R.

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

This week, the last fake rankings of the year.

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