Skip to comments.NFL trends point to Romney win, but Redskins Rule still to be decided
Posted on 11/02/2012 7:25:58 PM PDT by DFG
When the Redskins meet the Panthers at FedExField this Sunday, more will be on the line than a mitigation of Washington's 3-5 record. As commentators are certain to remind viewers, the result of Washington's last home game before a presidential election has the eerie ability to predict the outcome of said election. If the Redskins win, the incumbent wins; if the Redskins lose, the incumbent loses.
This is true in 17 of the past 18 elections. But as I pointed out in September, there is no reason this predictive wizardry should be the exclusive privilege of Washington's team. In fact, one can gin up such a rule for any team.
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As a Giant fan, I always root for the Redskins to lose, this time even more so.
I too am a suffering redskins fan, lol. If it means Romney wins, I can take another redskins loss, kind of used to it by now.
The Redskin rule no longer applies.
this rule was broken in 2004 when the Skins lost but GWB won....
The Panthers aren’t very good this year, so I don’t think they’re going to win, but there are always upsets. The Panthers are in the same division as my New Orleans Saints, but the Saints really aren’t contenders this year, but even if they were, and they had a chance of the Super Bowl, I would rather have the Saints miss out than have Obama for 4 more years. Besides, didn’t this streak break in 2004 when the Redskins lost and George W. won anyway? And where are they playing? Doesn’t it have something to do with whenter or not the Redskins are playing at home or not?
Forget the last sentence. I see that they are playing at home.
Robert Griffin is from my hometown, so I am pulling for the Redskins. I am counting on Obarky’s losing, either way.
“The Redskin rule no longer applies.”
Why is that?
2004 they lost to Green Bay and Bush won.
I would love to see some of these superstitions broken. Redskins winning. Pheh. Number of halloween masks sold. Pheh. Grade school children voting. Pheh. It’s just more media manipulation to formulate their predetermined outcome.
Romney is a shoe in since Pittsburgh beat Philly.
I feel a historic landslide unlike any this country has seen. And a media that goes with him. F.R needs to go mainstream as it is the leader in the new media movement.
Your entire post: from your lips to God’s ears!
If the historic Red Sox WS triumph wasn’t an omen for a Kerry win in 2004, then nothing that happens in the NFL, or any other sport, has any political meaning. JMHO.
Fwiw the Redskins lost to the Packers in 2004, but we all know how that turned out. Funny thing though, I was at the game at Soldier Field last week and the Panthers almost kicked the Bear’s asses I wouldn’t be shocked to see them get some range on the Skins this week.
Diehard, long-time Skins fan living in CA now.
Snyder is a disaster, Jack made him look like chopped liver.
I want obummer to lose BIG but I’m a 40 year + fan of the Redskins and I don’t want to see them lose. Oh, what a dilemma!
As a longtime Panthers fan, saying they aren't very good is like saying Chris Christie's a bit plump, LOL. I've waited YEARS for my team to play better football than high-school level, and I'm still waiting.
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