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U.S election results? Predicting the next President? What is this noise about the trend of the Washington Redskins in predicting U.S. Presidential election results? Pretty simple. Take the final home game of the Redskins before Election Day. If the Redskins win, the incumbent party stays in office. If the Redskins lose that final home game before election day, the incumbent party loses and the only other real political party in this democracy takes office.

How long has this been happening? Since 1936, when the Redskins were actually playing out of the Boston area as the Boston Redskins and their win over the Chicago Cardinals saw incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected as the Democratic President.
 
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Ugh!

Purely coincidental. GO REDSKINS!*




*not a political statement
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More reason to cheer for the Skins tonight
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The mysterious ability of the Redskins to predict presidential politics failed in 2004, when they lost to the Packers on Halloween.
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Can't we root for/against teams the old fashioned way, like, because a Skins loss benefits me?
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erak wrote:
Can't we root for/against teams the old fashioned way, like, because a Skins loss benefits me?


Can't you give us a break for resurrecting your team last year?
 
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erak wrote:
Can't we root for/against teams the old fashioned way, like, because a Skins loss benefits me?


Right, I figured you're all rooting for Pittsburgh 'cos you're all front-running, wagon-jumping Giants fans . . .

 
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Thanks for being good fans of my Steelers, even if just for one game.

Go Steelers!
 
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That string was broken in 2004. Redskins lost to Green Bay but Bush won the election.

---edit---
Bernard beat me to it.

BTW...the verbiage was changed to be a bit more arcane but keep the streak intact - rather than "incumbent party" it now refers to "the party of the winner of the prior election's popular vote"...thus Bush won the election in 2000 because the Redskins lost and the previous popular vote winner was a Democrat. Bush won in 2004 because the Redskins lost and the previous popular vote winner was a Democrat.



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