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Political: If Romney wins, the Republicans can thank...

Cam Newton?

http://www.thepostgame.com/features/201211/washington-redskins-world-series-presidential-election-forecast-obama-romney

The Carolina Panthers beat the Redskins in Washington on Sunday, which should translate into a win for Mitt Romney on Election Day, if history is any indication.

How do we figure? It's the remarkably accurate Redskins Rule that forecasts the result of presidential elections.

Here's what the Redskins Rule means: If the Redskins win their last home game before the presidential election, then the incumbent party retains the White House. If the Redskins lose, then the incumbent party is voted out.

The Redskins Rule has been correct 17 of 18 times.

The Panthers, who entered Sunday with a five-game losing streak, won 21-13 at FedEx Field thanks in part to four sacks of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The rule traces all the way back to 1940, the first presidential election year in which the Redskins were playing in Washington. But it wasn't discovered until 2000 when Steve Hirdt of the Elias Sports Bureau was doing research in advance of the Monday Night Football game between the Redskins and Titans in Washington a week before the election.

The only exception has been 2004 when the Redskins lost to the Packers. According to the rule, that meant incumbent president George W. Bush should've lost the election to John Kerry. But after Bush won, Hirdt fine-tuned the language of the rule to account for this blip.

But even without the revision, a 94.4 percent success rate is difficult to ignore.


by The Tolerant Educator November 5, 2012 11:07 AM


Cam's a 1%er.


by YATI November 5, 2012 11:18 AM


Given he was the #1 pick in the draft, you are correct sir.

Don't worry Dems, the WS winner comes from the National League, and that gives you a 72% chance of winning.
by The Tolerant Educator November 5, 2012 11:23 AM


Given he was the #1 pick in the draft, you are correct sir.

Don't worry Dems, the WS winner comes from the National League, and that gives you a 72% chance of winning.
by The Tolerant Educator November 5, 2012 11:23 AM

Yet another reason for a Red Sox fan to have hated the baseball season. Sox suck and the National League winning points to 4 more years of Barry.
by ConservativeMe November 5, 2012 12:16 PM


Political: If Romney wins, the Republicans can thank...
obama for his bush campaign.
by dblbogey2 November 5, 2012 2:41 PM


A democrat has never been elected president in a year when Doug Martin rushed for 250 yards and 4 TDs in his last game before the election.


by rspringer November 5, 2012 4:55 PM


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