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[Redacted]: Hockey Is Finally Here

by obscenealex

Welcome back, [poultry fetishists].  Teams from other divisions played yesterday, but [ignore] them.  Today marks the first day of the real NHL regular season.  To mark this momentous occasion, join me for a review of the teams that make our beloved Conference III a special division—a Great Divide—separating it from the Flortheast, the Californian, and the Metropolitan, where division name jokes write themselves.  As J.R. so eloquently pointed out yesterday, it is our division that both unites us and divides us, and since he chose to focus on the former, I will examine the latter in the form of crass, brash, and morally distasteful power rankings.

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Great Game Previews In History: 9 October 2014

by J.R.

800px-Panorama_dentroToday In History

In 1854, the Siege of Sevastopol begins during the Crimean War, as the French sapeurs begin digging trenches around the capital of the Crimea.

After the Allied fleet — which included the British and Ottomans along with the aforementioned French — landed in September with 50,000 men at Eupatoria, the intention was to march to Sevastopol with ease.

It didn’t quite go as planned. The Russians scuttled the fleet and began firing on the assembling Allies. The battle was won by the Allies nearly a year later, but at great cost: 128,000 casualties for the Allies, 102,000 for the Russians, which included civilians, many of whom died of disease in the encircled city.

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DemocraThree: 28 March 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; 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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Thursday Thirteen: Final Fortnight Forthcoming

by J.R.

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

This week, we’ve got two weeks left (more or less).

 

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Great Game Previews In History: 27 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

The Naval Act of 1794 — passed on this day in, uh, 1794 — authorized the building of the first six frigates of the U.S. Navy. A real original six.

One of them — the Constitution — is still in commission in Charlestown Navy Yard and part of the Navy’s educational outreach programs.

That leaves five and, wouldn’t ya know, there are five Conference III games today.

 

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Great Game Previews In History: 25 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

Robert_The_Bruce_Crowned_King_of_ScotsOn March 25, 1306, Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scots by Bishop William de Lamberton at Scone.

The royal robes and vestments which had been hidden from the English — who, of course, the Scots were at war with at the time — were brought out by the Bishop and set upon the king.

All this happened six weeks after Robert killed a rival claimant, John Comyn — who was far more powerful and far more resolute in his opposition to the English — in the chapel at Greyfriars monastery.

At that point, Robert had a choice to be either a fugitive or assert his right to be king. He confessed the murder and sacrilege, was absolved and made his way to his coronation.

 

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[Redacted]: Looking Forward

by obscenealex

Greetings, [confrères], and welcome to another week of [Redacted].  I’m going to pretend most of this past week never happened. Start over.  Press the reset button.  Rage quit.  Maybe even black out to forget.  Instead of revisiting the past week, we’re going to spend this week looking ahead.  The future hasn’t happened yet (something Boring Sean Monahan may have already said at some point) and therefore offers me the hope missing from the past week.  Let’s get this over with…

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Conference III Championship Tale Of The Tape: Nashville at Chicago, 22 March 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, in a Sunday special, the Conference III Belt is on the line as Nashville travels to Chicago as the Predators try to become the third member of the three-Belt club along with the Blackhawks and Blues.

This is the third time Nashville and Chicago have met for the Belt, with each team winning once, bookending a Nashville title run.

Let’s see how they stack up!

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DemocraThree: 21 March 2014

by J.R.

demo210

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; 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: 21 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

429px-King_Henry_V_from_NPGSix hundred and one years ago, Henry V accedes to the throne of England.

He is remembered for being a bit of a “riotous youth” and a “scapegrace,” in part due to the immortalization of Shakespeare, though there is very little in the actual, non-Shakesperean record to support this, but after six centuries it’s unlikely we’ll remember him any other way.

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