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Old 11-04-2008, 08:48 AM   #1
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Default The Redskin Rule

Superstition says when the Steelers won last night so did Obama. Woooo!

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.

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How'd that work out in 2004 again?
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How many threads do we need about this?
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How'd that work out in 2004 again?
the 'rule' goes whenever the incumbent isnt running for office, 04 Bush was running again so the 'rule' didnt apply
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