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NFL trends point to Romney win, but Redskins Rule still to be decided
Yahoo ^ | 11/02/12 | Chris Wilson

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: election; nfl; redskins; romney
Redskins are playing the Panthers at home Sunday.

GO PANTHERS!

1 posted on 11/02/2012 7:25:58 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

As a Giant fan, I always root for the Redskins to lose, this time even more so.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 7:29:09 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: DFG
I'm a long-suffering Redskins fan - I started rooting for them when I moved to Maryland in 1956 at the age of nine. That said,

Obama is doomed!!!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 11/02/2012 7:30:21 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: DFG

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.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 7:38:19 PM PDT by The Conservative Goddess
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To: DFG

The Redskin rule no longer applies.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 7:43:02 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: DFG

this rule was broken in 2004 when the Skins lost but GWB won....


6 posted on 11/02/2012 7:53:17 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: DFG

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?


7 posted on 11/02/2012 8:02:30 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: DFG

Forget the last sentence. I see that they are playing at home.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 8:03:22 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: DFG

Robert Griffin is from my hometown, so I am pulling for the Redskins. I am counting on Obarky’s losing, either way.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 8:10:06 PM PDT by TXBlair (You voted for Obama to prove you're not racist; now vote for Romney to prove you're not stupid.)
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To: Perdogg

“The Redskin rule no longer applies.”

Why is that?


10 posted on 11/02/2012 8:25:34 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

2004 they lost to Green Bay and Bush won.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 8:34:22 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: DFG

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.


12 posted on 11/02/2012 8:35:21 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: The Conservative Goddess

Romney is a shoe in since Pittsburgh beat Philly.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 8:35:46 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: TXBlair
It's gonna be a Chiken Fillet landslide. Obama is the chicken. If he has a chance of winning our great country is DOA within 10 years.

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.

14 posted on 11/02/2012 8:43:36 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: liberty or death

Your entire post: from your lips to God’s ears!


15 posted on 11/02/2012 8:47:18 PM PDT by TXBlair (You voted for Obama to prove you're not racist; now vote for Romney to prove you're not stupid.)
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To: DFG

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.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 9:21:24 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: DFG

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.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 9:45:29 PM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: The Conservative Goddess

Diehard, long-time Skins fan living in CA now.

Snyder is a disaster, Jack made him look like chopped liver.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 10:55:20 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: DFG

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!


19 posted on 11/03/2012 4:47:05 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: murron
"The Panthers aren’t very good this year, so I don’t think they’re going to win, but there are always upsets."

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.

20 posted on 11/03/2012 8:07:54 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: CatherineofAragon

C’mon. They beat my Saints earlier this year.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 9:21:41 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: DFG
From The Washington Times, Inside The Beltway:

THE REDSKINS FACTOR

If the Washington Redskins win their game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, then President Obama will win the election. That is the learned opinion of one Steve Hirdt, an Elias Sports Bureau executive who developed his intriguing “Redskin Rule” upon discovering a correlation between the team’s results and presidential election results 12 years ago.

“I was shocked to see it lined up exactly right, that whenever the Redskins won their last home game prior to the presidential election, the incumbent party retained the White House, and whenever the Redskins lost their last home game prior to the election, the out-of-power party won the White House,” Mr. Hirdt tells ESPN.

The rule held true for all 15 presidential elections from 1940 to 1996, following the team’s move to Washington from Boston in 1937, he says, though he had to tweak it in 2000 to accommodate the runoff between George W. Bush and Al Gore.

“Redskins Rule 2.0 established that when the popular vote winner does not win the election, the impact of the Redskins game on the subsequent presidential election gets flipped. So, with that, the Redskins‘ loss in 2004 signaled that the incumbent would remain in the White House,” reasons Mr. Hirdt, adding that the rule returned to its old standards in 2008 when Washington lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rule is “18 for 18” predicting the presidential elections since 1940, he concludes.

“As if Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton didn’t already have enough pressure,” observes ESPN’s Bill Hofheimer, an analyst and spokesman for the sports network.


22 posted on 11/04/2012 9:39:27 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: murron

First quarter just ended. Panthers 7, Redskins 3.


23 posted on 11/04/2012 10:44:31 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: DFG

I am a life-long Redskins fan and have seen them play at RFK and FedEx Field. Go, Panthers!!


24 posted on 11/04/2012 10:47:05 AM PST by rabidralph (I passed Tagline training on the third try. Ask me how!)
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To: God luvs America
Hmm, seems some voter fraud in that game. The ref blew the wistle while the play was still going. Carolina made a touchdown, but some of the redskins stopped running after the whisle was blown.

The ref did not admit he blew the whistle.

25 posted on 11/04/2012 10:50:55 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: rabidralph

At halftime:
Panthers - 14
Redskins - 3


26 posted on 11/04/2012 11:47:35 AM PST by Justaham
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To: mware

LOL! Yeah, I heard that while listening to online radio.


27 posted on 11/04/2012 11:49:14 AM PST by rabidralph (I passed Tagline training on the third try. Ask me how!)
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To: rabidralph

"Y'see, Mr. President, ya want the Panthers to win, because panthers are cool cats, ya dig?"Obama: "Yeah, yeah, I get it. Go Panthers!"


28 posted on 11/04/2012 11:56:19 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Justaham

No Redskins touchdown yet...

Panthers: 14
Redskins: 6


29 posted on 11/04/2012 12:07:53 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: COBOL2Java

It must be Buffalo Wild Wings. “Gee, I wish the Panthers would win...”


30 posted on 11/04/2012 12:23:34 PM PST by rabidralph (I passed Tagline training on the third try. Ask me how!)
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To: COBOL2Java

End of 3rd quarter, still Panthers ahead 14/6


31 posted on 11/04/2012 12:24:19 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Perdogg

I was at that game! There were an awful lot of GB fans at the stadium :-(


32 posted on 11/04/2012 12:25:52 PM PST by rabidralph (I passed Tagline training on the third try. Ask me how!)
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To: rabidralph

Carolina: 21
Redskins: 6


33 posted on 11/04/2012 12:32:29 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: rabidralph

5.15 left to the game, still 21/6 Panthers. Fans are starting to leave the stadium.


34 posted on 11/04/2012 12:55:13 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: COBOL2Java

29 seconds left, 21/13 Panthers.


35 posted on 11/04/2012 1:18:03 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: COBOL2Java

It’s all over but the voting :-)


36 posted on 11/04/2012 1:21:07 PM PST by rabidralph (I passed Tagline training on the third try. Ask me how!)
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To: DFG

Redskins lost 21 to 13 against the Panthers, Romney’s gonna win. I’ll have an early Jameson.


37 posted on 11/04/2012 1:22:53 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: All

Just one more nail in that Bastards coffin!

Get the f*** out of our house you country wrecking commie f*** and take that fat ass and your illegal alien relatives with you!

FUBO
FUMO

FU for ruining our country.


38 posted on 11/04/2012 3:16:27 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("We have boats that carry planes and other boats that go underwater")
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