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Great Game Previews In History: 2 March 2014

by J.R.

Today in History

620px-Pluenderung_GrandsonOn March 2, 1476, the forces of the Swiss Confederacy embarrass Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy at the Battle of Grandson.

A few days earlier, Charles’ forces had slaughtered the surrendering soldiers of the garrison at Grandson, who were awaiting reinforcements.

All that did was fire up those pesky Swiss. On the day of the battle, the first group of soldiers emerged from the woods to engage Charles’ forces. They knelt in prayer, which the Burgundians took as a sign of surrender and they managed to surround the Swiss. Charles ordered his forces to pull back so the artillery could attack, but when the retreat began, the larger body of the Swiss army burst out of the woods. The Burgundians retreated, the rout was on, and while there were minimal casualties (for either side), the battle was important to the Swiss indeed.

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Conference III to America: ‘You’re Welcome!’

by J.R.

As ever, Conference III is Real America:

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DemocraThree: 10 February 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday (except this week obviously), 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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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Winnipeg at St. Louis, 8 February 2014

by J.R.

This afternoon, St. Louis defends the Conference III Championship Belt one last time before the Olympics as Winnipeg comes to town.

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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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Your 2014 Conference III American Heroes

by J.R.

The future gold-medal winning U.S. national team was announced after the Winter Classic which featured two teams I don’t care about.

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Great Game Previews In History: 19 December 2013

by J.R.

Help III Communication celebrate Festivus by airing some grievances and what have you.

Today In History

508px-Publius_Septimius_Geta_Louvre_Ma1076“Hey, Publius Septimius Geta, it’s your mom, Julia Domna.”

“Hi, mom. What’s up?”

“I know things have been rough between you and your brother, Caracalla, since your dad, Septimius Severus, died and you guys were named dual emperors of the Roman Empire.”

“Well, sure, mom. We wanted to split the empire in two and rule separately, but we couldn’t work it out. Of course, when he tried to have me murdered at Saturnalia, that really put a damper on our brotherly affection.”

“Happy holidays, right? Anyway, Caracalla wants you to come over — without your bodyguards — and see if you guys can’t talk it out.”

“Sounds great, Mom!”

And that’s how Geta, the 22-year-old Roman Emperor ended up being murdered by the Praetorian Guard on orders from his brother, December 19, 211.

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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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IIIiteracy: 17 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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Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh: Conference III Camp Report, 13 September 2013

by J.R.

hmhf45aAs camps continue in Conference III, we’ll do a daily check-in on what’s happening across The Heptarchy. Most of the time, frankly, this is going to be by Twitter search or maybe Google if we are feeling especially inspired. Sometimes the Nashville report may be done in person. We’ll see if our buddy Gord Stinkhole wants to check in from Winnipeg. And if any of y’all have any insights from a camp visit, fire ‘em to conferencethree[at]gmail[dot]com. We’ll totally rip off your content.

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