The Essentials

First, please read our “About.”

Here is the 2013-14 Conference III Ultimate Schedule Guide.

Here is the Heat Index, the guide to Conference III Rivalries.

Here is a page about The Conference III Championship Belt.

And here is the 2013-14 season Opening Essay.

Here are some posts that help explain what’s happening here:

Trialogue: Someone Interviewed Us! — Our buddies at Cheer The Anthem interviewed us and we sort of explain what the whole deal is with the site.

We Are Don Cherry’s Raccoon —Grapes hates raccoons; Conference III is the NHL’s raccoon.

Beni Drill: A Statistical Analysis & Cherry Factors and Raccoon Ratings—We recognize the coming advanced analytics revolution in hockey. Here’s two examples of the top-flight numbers-crunching we offer.

‘I took my friend Justin to this game. We’re not friends anymore, I don’t think.’ — If you think you’ve seen a boring hockey game, you haven’t.

A Very Conference III Festivus: The best guide to how we hate.

Finally, here are some common running features (you can find them linked at the bottom of the page in “Categories”):

IIIiteracy: Game recaps, with a heavy reliance on the users of social media

3dō: Rhymes with “credo,” an occasional feature in which the meaning of Conference III is explained through prose, verse, song, interpretative dance, film, chemical formulae or illustrative anecdote relayed by old people.

Threero Of The Week: People we love.

Thursday Thirteen: Our power rankings. Yes, there are only seven Conference III teams.

Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Our Friday afternoon fun times post and also music!