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Redskins Rule: Carolina 21 Washington 13
November 4, 2012 | Vanity

Posted on 11/04/2012 1:24:37 PM PST by BlueStateRightist

The Redskins Rule is a trend involving NFL football and United States presidential elections. Briefly stated, there is a high correlation between the outcome of the last Washington Redskins home football game prior to the U.S. Presidential Election and the outcome of the election: when the Redskins win, the party which won the popular vote in the previous election wins the electoral vote for the White House; when the Redskins lose, the non-incumbent party wins. This coincidence has been noted by many sports and political commentators and has held true since 1940. (from Wikipedia)


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; redskins
I'm a Redskins fan, and I'm not superstitious. But for the first time in my life I rooted against my team.
1 posted on 11/04/2012 1:24:37 PM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

17/18 using the original rule (winner of previous election loses if Redskins lose), 18/18 if using the modified Rule (winner of previous popular vote’s party’s candidate loses if Redskins lose).

The Redskins Rule has a far better track record than the pollsters and pundits.

I credit the modified Rule’s success to the fact that while the pundits use twisted and/or false logic, the Rule uses no logic whatsoever.

No logic > false/twisted logic, right?

18/18 since 1940. What a silly and wonderful little thing. I’m not superstitious, but still find it a fascinating thing.

How silly and wonderful life’s little quirks can be :)


2 posted on 11/04/2012 1:34:08 PM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Being a Falcon fan I rarely root for the Panties but today was one of those exceptions. Lets hope the electoral score is that lopsided too.


3 posted on 11/04/2012 1:38:59 PM PST by The Hound Passer
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To: BlueStateRightist

” I’m a Redskins fan, and I’m not superstitious. But for the first time in my life I rooted against my team.
BlueStateRightist “

You, Sir, are a patriot and I salute your sacrifice! An American patriot,,, not the New England kind,,, well, you know what I mean,,, :^)


4 posted on 11/04/2012 1:47:13 PM PST by lordsofthejungle
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To: BlueStateRightist

Correlation /= causation. But my belly feels the correlation will continue this year.

TC


5 posted on 11/04/2012 1:51:26 PM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: BlueStateRightist

I know how you feel. I, too, for the first time in my life, rooted against the beloved burgundy and gold. I think I deserve an extra drink for this on Tuesday night.


6 posted on 11/04/2012 2:03:38 PM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: verum ago

“The Redskins Rule has a far better track record than the pollsters and pundits.”

I think that things are lining up for Romney. The University of Colorado model points to a Romney victory and has been accurate since its inception in 1980. Wayne Allyn Root, the Vegas oddsmaker, says that Romney will win by a large margin.

I do think that the NFL Redskins Rule just may be God’s way of telling us ahead of time what is going to happen.

Still, we all need to get out and VOTE on Tuesday. By the way, the Republicans are 250,000 votes ahead of where they were four years ago in early voting. 0bozo won by 260,000 there last time. I am confident about Ohio, too. Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado will all go Romney. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and even Minnesota are in play, as well as Michigan.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 2:15:18 PM PST by VRWCRick
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"...the NFL Redskins Rule just may be God’s way of telling us ahead of time what is going to happen."

Indeed.

The Panthers were something like 1 - 6 before today, yes? Last Sunday I looked up who was to play the Redskins, then thought, "Oh great, Soros bribed someone who draws the schedules to make sure the weakest team in the NFL played the Redskins Nov 4th. God is bigger than bribes though!" :)

8 posted on 11/04/2012 4:25:04 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: The Hound Passer

Like the 1-6 Panthers were going to catch up to the undefeated Falcons...


9 posted on 11/04/2012 4:29:34 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: VRWCRick
"...the NFL Redskins Rule just may be God’s way of telling us ahead of time what is going to happen."

Indeed.

The Panthers were something like 1 - 6 before today, yes? Last Sunday I looked up who was to play the Redskins, then thought, "Oh great, Soros bribed someone who draws the schedules to make sure the weakest team in the NFL played the Redskins Nov 4th. God is bigger than bribes though!" :)

10 posted on 11/04/2012 4:30:18 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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