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RG3 cost Obama the Election

insein

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Redskins Rule predicts the Election since 1940. Been said in the college football thread but here's the article.

Redskins Rule:How football outcomes predict the presidential election - CSMonitor.com

Redskins Rule:How football outcomes predict the presidential election
Is it all over for President Obama because the Washington Redskins lost on Sunday? How the Redskins do the Sunday before Election Day almost always predicts the presidential outcome.

By David Grant, Staff writer / November 4, 2012

Washington

Like so much else in the 2012 presidential race, neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney will make a clean sweep of some of America’s most curious political indicators: the outcome of professional and college football games.

Mr. Obama has help from college pigskin, with victories by the University of Alabama and Florida State. But Mr. Romney laid claim to the longest-running predictor when the Washington Redskins lost to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

he Redskins Rule, as it’s known, goes like this: if the Redskins win on the Sunday before Election Day, the party that won the popular vote in the prior election will win the Electoral College in the next election. If they lose, the party out of power will triumph.

Back to 1940, the Redskins have been won nine times before Election Day -- and the incumbent party is 9-0 in those years. The nine times the Redskins came up short, the party out of power is 8-1 (the only outlier is the 2004 election, where the Redskins lost to the Green Bay Packers but President George W. Bush defeated Sen. John Kerry).

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Ridiculous coincidence but 17-1 is hard to argue with. RG3 picked a bad time for a slump if your an Obama supporter.
 

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That's what y'all are pinning your hopes on now?!?! :lol: There have been exceptions, ya know.
 

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Damn! And, to boot, I had Washington in the office pool this weekend . . . .
 

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I'll take Obama and the points. :D
 

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There are other indicators. I have a thread on it. The Redskins rule predicts Romney (though it may only predict the popular vote count), but there are three other indicators just as reliable predicting Obama.

That'll make this interesting, as some good predictors are going to be wrong either way.
 

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