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Redskin Rule (They are losing)
WTOP ^ | 11/2/12 | George Wallace, wtop.com

Posted on 11/04/2012 12:26:15 PM PST by BushCountry

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It's known as the "Redskins Rule."

In the team's 75 years in the nation's capital, covering 18 presidential elections, the Redskins' final home game prior to Election Day has correctly predicted the election's outcome in 17 of the 18 elections.

A Redskins loss in that final home game before the election has meant a victory for the challenging party.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: election; fun; redskinrule; redskins
Redskins are losing 14-6 to a team they are suppose to handily beat. Not that I believe this rubbish, but it would be fun if they lost.
1 posted on 11/04/2012 12:26:16 PM PST by BushCountry
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To: BushCountry

I’m a big Redskins fan, but if it’d help get Obama out of the White Hut, I’ll root against them, no problem.

}:-)4


2 posted on 11/04/2012 12:29:03 PM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: Moose4
21-6 Carolina, 12:46 left in the 4th quarter. (Might be behind, have it on Gamecast on the computer)
3 posted on 11/04/2012 12:33:02 PM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Moose4

Loved the old Cowboy - Redskin rivalry. Today rooting against though. Score 21-6 2:42 left.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 12:36:57 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: BushCountry

I saw a thread a while back that showed where since 1845 when the present 1st Tuesday in Nov. election day was set, the Election has occurred on Nov. 6th six times, and each time the Republican has won. Meaningless, of course, but a fun stat.


5 posted on 11/04/2012 12:37:03 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BushCountry

Yep, I meant to say 12:42.


6 posted on 11/04/2012 12:38:01 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: BushCountry

...and, technically, Romney is the Republican.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 12:38:03 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BushCountry
BTW, there is a revised Redskins Rule:

If the Redskins lose their last home game before the election, the party that won the previous popular vote will lose the current election.

If the modified rule is used, then it's 18/18 even though Bush was the incumbent in 2004, because Gore won the popular vote in 2000.

And hey, even 17/18 is a hell of a lot better track record than the pollsters, and involves just as logic as they apparently use :)
8 posted on 11/04/2012 12:40:22 PM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: BushCountry

Only problem is the last time this predictor was wrong was 2004 an election year looking remarkably similar to this one.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 12:41:37 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: verum ago
involves just as [little] logic as they apparently use :)

left the word 'little' out. Oops.
10 posted on 11/04/2012 12:42:07 PM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Only problem is the last time this predictor was wrong was 2004 an election year looking remarkably similar to this one.

See post #8 :)
11 posted on 11/04/2012 12:42:55 PM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: gorush

I understand.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 12:43:01 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: BushCountry

Hmm, considering they’re playing the Panthers and I live just outside Charlotte, that’s a double whammy.

}:-)4


13 posted on 11/04/2012 12:43:06 PM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: BushCountry

Awesome!


14 posted on 11/04/2012 12:43:08 PM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: BushCountry

Like the beer commercial says about pointing the labels toward the kicker:

It isn’t weird, if it works.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 12:47:57 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: erod

Da Bears! Hosted a kegger for the when the Bears won the Superbowl at my house in Chicago. The Frig attempting to throw the ball and running it in caused a lot of pandemonium.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 12:48:22 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: Moose4

I already traded God a 3-13 Jets season for a Romney win. The Jets will not win another game.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 12:52:15 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: BushCountry

Panthers fan since ‘95 here. Carolina can lead by 28 points with under 2 minutes to play and still give a game away. Don’t count out the Skins yet.


18 posted on 11/04/2012 12:53:45 PM PST by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: BushCountry
Not that I believe this rubbish, but it would be fun if they lost.

We don't have to believe it for it demoralize the hopium eaters.

19 posted on 11/04/2012 12:56:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BushCountry
Everyone else picked the Redskins to beat Carolina, but I picked the Panthers by 13 points in the FreeRepublic Pro Football Pick'Em on Yahoo! Sports.

I did it precisely because of this silly 'Redskin Rule'.

Superstition is nonsense -- er, knock on wood -- but I'll take the 'Redskin Rule' win anyway.

20 posted on 11/04/2012 1:07:39 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: BushCountry

First and last time I will ever root for the over-rated, petulant Cam Newton.


21 posted on 11/04/2012 1:08:18 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Zer0 Fiddled While Tyrone Burned. Impeachment NOW! !!)
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To: BushCountry

21-13


22 posted on 11/04/2012 1:10:58 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Keeping my fingers crossed. Looks like the (not saying it).


23 posted on 11/04/2012 1:14:38 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: BushCountry

Game over. Redskins lose.


24 posted on 11/04/2012 1:19:44 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: BushCountry

21-13 FINAL


25 posted on 11/04/2012 1:19:58 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: BushCountry

Redskins lose... now rub the rule in your favorite lib’s face!


26 posted on 11/04/2012 1:21:46 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: BushCountry

As a long time Redskins fan I have become accustom to losing.

Now, if a simultaneous Redskin loss and an Earnhardt win would would seal the deal, then I’ll need place my bets with Intrade.


27 posted on 11/04/2012 1:32:00 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Newton does not have the smarts to be a winning NFL QB.

On another note, I heard Obamugabe speaking in New Hampshire today. Normally, whenever I hear that he’s about to speak I immediately hit the mute button. But today, I wanted to hear his tone. Man, does he sound defeated!


28 posted on 11/04/2012 1:35:27 PM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: BushCountry

In addition to da panthers winning today my FRIiend. Wat about dat d fense? Next week da bears will score 20 touchdowns on interceptions and takeaways for a final score of bears 140 Texans 3


29 posted on 11/04/2012 1:35:47 PM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: verum ago

Um... GW won the poular vote. The liberal matra excludes military ballots which are counted later, unless the state is close enough for them to affect the outcome...

Your falling for their lies.

Delph


30 posted on 11/04/2012 2:15:53 PM PST by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: verum ago

Um... GW won the poular vote. The liberal matra excludes military ballots which are counted later, unless the state is close enough for them to affect the outcome...

Your falling for their lies.

Delph


31 posted on 11/04/2012 2:40:38 PM PST by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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