Great Game Previews In History: 27 October 2013

by J.R.

Today In History

constantine-cross-sky-christusrex-300hIn one of the most famous changes of heart  in human history, Constantine The Great looked up in the sky on the evening of October 27, 312, and had his Vision of the Cross the night before what would be known as the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, the key battle in the wars q1 g2`1q.

In the vision, he was commanded to “delineate the heavenly sign on the shields of his soldiers,” commonly believed to be the labarum, or Chi-Rho cross.

Constantine, the story goes, saw the words In hoc signo vinces — “In this sign, you shall conquer.”

And so he did.

Jets at Avalanche, 6 PM Mountain/7 PM Central

Records: Jets (5-5-2, 12 points, 6th in Conference III); Avalanche (9-1-0, 18 points, 1st in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: On February 19, 2012, the Jets beats the Avs 5-1 in Winnipeg.

Last 10: Winnipeg 3-5-2; Colorado 9-1-0

Historical Context: Constantine — like Patrick Roy — was regarded as something of a tactical innovator, but nobody saw the fruits of that innovation until Milvian Bridge, when he faced off with Maxentius, who proved to be a bit of a tactical dullard and put his troops far too close to the Tiber River, making retreat nearly impossible. Constantine overran the Maxentians and was proclaimed Emperor post-haste. Will Roy continue his quick rise to power? Will Claude Noel provide any resistance?

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