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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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Great Game Previews In History: 25 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

348px-Claudius_(M.A.N._Madrid)_01On this day in 41, After an all night meeting, Claudius convinces the Senate to proclaim him emperor of Rome.

In the wake of the assassination of his nephew Caligula, Claudius had hidden in the palace but was discovered by a Praetorian guardsman. He was spirited away to the Praetorian barracks and declared emperor by the Praetorian Guard (the first to be so declared).

Because of the unusual circumstances of his accession, Claudius had to fight for legitimacy —so he took the names “Caesar” and “Augustus” and deified his grandmother.

It didn’t really work and Claudius’ reputation has suffered (unfairly) for millennia as a result.

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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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Great Game Previews In History: 23 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

bounty-day-burning-bounty-10151009On this day in 1790, the HMS Bounty mutineers burn the ship in what is now called Bounty Bay at Pitcairn Island, an effort to prevent both detection of the ship and escape by the mutineers.

It sealed the fate of the mutineers, led by Fletcher Christian, who had rebelled against their captain, William Bligh, in part because they’d gotten a taste of the South Pacific and, by gosh, who can blame them if they didn’t want to go back to England after that? It was also necessary for this to be an arduous and difficult journey so it would be appropriate for a movie starring Marlon Brando some years later.

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Great Game Previews In History: 7 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

Galileo.arp.300pixGalileo Galilei (GaIIIeo GaIIIei?) observed the four moons of Jupiter we now call the Galilean moons. He named them the Cosmian Sidera initially (for Cosmo d’Medici) and then changed the name to the Medicean Sidera (for the whole family). He never accepted their commonly used names — Ganymede, Io, Callisto and Europa — and called the moons Jupiter I, Jupiter II and so on.

In any case, Galileo’s discovery pretty well disproved the prevailing geocentric Ptolemaic model of the universe — ya know, because if something was orbiting something else, then not everything is orbiting the earth.

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Great Game Previews In History: 5 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

547px-Bayeux_Tapestry_scene1_EDWARD_REXOn this day in 1066, Edward the Confessor, King of England, dies and, in doing so, creates Western Civilization.

OK, well, maybe that’s an oversimplification.

Whether Edward’s marriage with Edith of Wessex was fruitless because of his vow of celibacy, his resentment for her family (her father blinded Edward’s brother, Alfred) or just the normal reasons people can’t have children is irrelevant.

The relevant matter is that Edward didn’t make it clear who he intended his successor to be. The Godwins (that’s the aforementioned Edith’s family) were Earls of Wessex and, at least locally, a sensible choice. Harold Godwinson, thus, was crowned as king. And then he prepared himself for the invasion from the Duke of Normandy – William the Conqueror (he was just “William” at this point because he’d not yet conquered anything).

And 1066 became one of the seminal years in western history.

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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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The [Redacted] Week In Review With Obscene Alex: 30 December 2013

by J.R.

200px-Profanity.svgOne of the greatest parts of the Conference III Festivus post was the commentary by a man we named “Obscene Alex,” whose vitriol was pungent, WordPress moderated his comment and I was forced to include his contributions in a highly-censored form.

Obscene Alex was kind enough to join the Conference III conversation on Twitter, locking up his oh-so-perfect handle and he has agreed, from time to time, to review the week in Conference III action for us. We’re pleased (and a little frightened) to present his first post (with my redactions in brackets):

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Great Game Previews In History: 21 December 2013

by J.R.

Today In History

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted on this day in 1937— and you know we love our dwarfs, especially Grumpy, but not Dustin Brown.

It being the holiday weekend — and with the Festivus project in its final stages (there’s still time to submit!), we’ll do a dwarf-sized preview of today’s games in the interest of time:

Avalanche at Kings (2PM Mountain/3PM Central): Grumpy.
Canadiens at Predators (6PM): Doc?!?
Blues at Oilers (9PM): Happy.
Stars at Sharks (9:30PM): 
Sleepy.