Forget the polls, the most accurate predictor of who will be the new President is in the hands of the mighty Redskins. C’mon Cowboys fans. Lets go Philly phanatics. Help us cheer for the real America’s Team. We need the Skins to bring it home tonight!
Redskins Rule ideal for ‘Monday Night’ by Tim Lemke
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama would never admit it, but he needs the Washington Redskins to lose Monday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers to become president.
Political pundits can talk ad nauseam about his rousing speeches, his massive edge in campaign dollars and his promise of middle-class tax cuts. But none of that matters when, historically, the most accurate predictor of presidential elections is the NFL team representing the District.
It’s called the Redskins Rule, and it has an accuracy rate of either 94 or 100 percent depending on how it’s applied. Every time the Redskins win their final home game before a presidential election, the candidate representing the incumbent party remains in office. Every time they lose, the incumbent party’s candidate loses as well. It’s a predictor that has worked in 16 of 17 presidential elections since the Redskins arrived in Washington. (Some argue the rule is 17-for-17; more on that in a second.)…