Great Game Previews In History: 26 November 2013

by J.R.

Howard_carterToday In History

Howard Carter and George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, entered the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen — you know him as Steve Martin character King Tut — on November 26, 1922, the first people to do so (in all likelihood) in 2000 years.

In all actuality, what Carter, Lord Carnarvon and Lord Carnarvon’s daughter actually entered was the antechamber; the burial chamber wouldn’t be breached until the following February, in part because the director of Egypt’s Department of Antiquities, Pierre Lacau, was a bit of a pain in the ass and took forever to catalog the antechamber. His modern-day successor is no different.

Famously, of course, when Carter peered into the chamber, Carnarvon asked if he could see anything.

“Yes. Wonderful things!”

Ducks at Stars, 7 PM

Records: Ducks (17-6-3, 37 points, 1st in Pacific); Stars (11-9-2, 24 points, 7th in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Corey Perry had two goals and assist in a 6-3 Ducks win Oct. 20, in which Anaheim had 47 shots.

Last 10: Anaheim 5-3-2; Dallas 6-3-1

Historical Context: The curse of Tut’s tomb is probably just a legend, but Anaheim and Dallas might want to check and make sure they aren’t infected anyway. Anaheim is just 1-3-1 in their last five road games. Dallas has lost four straight at home.