Saturday, November 1, 2008

Redskins Rule?

So while reading on, I read an article about the upcoming MNF game between Washington and Pittsburgh. Chris Berman will be interviewing both John McCain and Barack Obama; so it might be worth while checking out even if you don't like football.

Well the interesting part of the article was this...

The Redskins, in fact, are an accurate barometer for presidential elections. According to Steve Hirdt of the Elias Sports Bureau, who coined the term "Redskins Rule" in 2000, the following bromide has held true for the past 17 presidential elections: If the Redskins win their last home game prior to Election Day, the party that won the popular vote in the previous election wins the White House; if the Redskins lose, the party that lost the popular vote in the previous election wins. In this Monday's case, a Steelers win would forecast an Obama victory; a Redskins win would indicate a McCain win.

So I guess Republicans are going to be cheering long and hard for the Redskins, while Democrats are going to be busting our their terrible towels and cheering for the Steelers.


Landon said...

Unreal. This holds true yet again. This is weird.