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Great Game Previews In History: 28 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher — then Leader of the Opposition — puts the motion “That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty’s Government,” at the time led by Prime Minister James Callaghan, a historic dingbat, who led (“led”) Britain through the devastating Winter of Discontent.

The motion carries by one vote, forcing Callaghan to call an election and resulting in 18 years of Conservative government in the UK.

This is all very complicated, but in short, Callaghan had considered calling an election in 1978, but decided to wait a year so the economy would improve. The economy did not improve — it, in fact, fell apart — and then a referendum on devolution in Scotland failed, which angered the Scottish nationalists, which had supported the Labour government and angered the Liberals, which supported devolution and were miffed by the high vote threshold set for passage.

Anyway, everyone was put out with Callaghan and there was a very exciting vote and debate on March 28, 1979.

 

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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Happy Birthday TMurda

by J.R.

It’s five past 5 across Conference III (leave work early, Colorado — you have our permission), time to hit bricks and get that freakin’ weekend started, am I right?

Of course I am.

It’s been a tough week for some of you so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.

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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Country Captain Chicken and Farm Fresh Cider

by J.R.

It’s five past 5 across Conference III (leave work early, Colorado — you have our permission), time to hit bricks and get that freakin’ weekend started, am I right?

Of course I am.

It’s been a tough week for some of you so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.

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IIIiteracy: 23 May 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III playoff action with help from the geniuses at SportsYapper:

Chicago, Detroit: Hathis haguy hathinks HaKaren HaNewman hais hot. Is it the Blackhawks face-off woes which have allowed for the Wings to take charge or is because Jimmy Howard is quite good?

Or maybe it’s the power play. Wait. Shaw wasn’t scratched.

Again, there is no President’s Trophy curse.

IMPORTANT: American sports have too many adverts. Especially Terrie The Smoker adverts.

Uh-oh. Kindl fired.

IMPORTANT: “ie – Jordan or Cutler.”

Getting a little testy. Also, seriously, Howard is going to save all of these.

What is a sweer?

It’s beyond all belief.” Also, apparently, the Hawks were terrible for so long so now the Wings have to be terrible? This is a reasonable point.

Dan Cleary fills an empty.

Uh-oh.

Third Class Mail: Questions Sans Frontières

by J.R.

As the playoffs tumble along, surely some of you out there in ConferenceIII Country are suffering.

You need questions answered, problems explained, the future divined.

We can help: J.R. once said “What is Bloodsport?” to Alex Trebek and TMurda is a lawyer of some renown.

Please send your questions — on any topic whatsoever — to ConferenceThree at Gmail Dot Com.

Please sign them in some fashion. Prizes* to the most hilarious pseudonym.

*-There are no prizes.

Playoff Threeview: Chicago & Minnesota

by J.R.

1. Blackhawks 36-7-5 (77 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III) vs. 8. Wild (26-19-3, 55 points, 2nd in Northwest, 3rd in Conference III)

Season Series— Blackhawks 2-0-1 (Minnesota won in a shootout January 30, which means this didn’t happen)

LeadersBlackhawks: Patrick Kane (23G, 32A, 55 Points, 8 PPG), Jonathan Toews (23 G), Marian Hossa (6 GWG, 3 in OT); Wild: Zach Parise (18G, 20A, 38 Points), Ryan Suter (28A), Clayton Stoner/Cal Clutterbuck (1 Shorthanded Assist)

Probable Goalies: Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (19-5-5, .926, 1.94); Wild: Niklas Backstrom (24-15-3, .909, 2.48)

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