Redskins correctly predict presidency since 1936

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  1. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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  2. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Actually it seems to be true. As soon as I can get Snopes to load.

    http://www.snopes.com/sports/football/election.asp

    Ok. There you have it. Since the Redskins have existed their last home game before an election picks the winner. If the Redskins win the incumbent party wins if the Redskins lose the incumbent loses. Thank God I support Kerry and am a Packer fan. No conflicts of interest.

    Go Pack!

    Edit : Clarified what a Redskins win/loss means for the election.
     
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    OK. So I'm a Vikings fan but screw sides! Go Packers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    If the Red Sox manage to win the World Series, anything can happen and probably will. We might be able to simultaneously bury the "curse of the Bambino" and the "curse of the Bush." Oh, happy day!

    And this is coming from a life-long National League fan.
     
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    I am a lifelong Cardinal fan. Still hurting over the losses in '85 and '87. Happy to be hurting over '04 if it means we get rid of Bush.
     
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    That's the spirit! I don't think I've ever rooted for an American League team in the World Series, until this year. It might have something to do with what the Cards did to the Dodgers in the playoffs, but I don't think so. Had they faced the Yankees, it would've been Cards all the way. Something else is going on here, and I think it must be cosmic.
     
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    but isn't the good thing about sports that it is not political? Think of those poor Kerry supporters in St. Louis that feel like the whole democratic party is against them. I'm just glad it wasn't Boston vs. Houston. That would have been too much.

    (go packers!)
     
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    I was rooting for the Red Sox just because I wanted to see someone beat the Yankees. If the Astros had made it to the series I would have been rooting for them (I was born in Houston). But since they didn't, go Red Sox!
     
  10. emw macrumors G4

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    Green Bay 28
    Washington 14

    1:44 4th quarter.

    Fingers crossed...
     
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    Redskins LOST!!!
    If they keep with their 15 for 15 record of predicting the elections, then:
    Kerry will win!

    Lee Tom
     
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    maybe it's more a case of 'Kerry Wins! (controversial recount not withstanding)'
     
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    Living in the DC area, I am 'Skins fan. And I hate to say it I was rooting for Green Bay.
     
  15. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    That's truly bizarre, but I look forward to seeing the results next week :D

    D
     
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    bizzare and interesting
    i wonder how many are out there saying 'i hope the redskins were right'
     
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    How's this for parallels?

    I watched the game, as I do every other Packer game.

    As the game sat at 20-14 in favor of Green Bay, Washington ran a play in which Clinton Portis scored a touchdown which would have tied the game and put Washington ahead with the extra point. The play got called back on an illegal motion penalty on Washington. In the replays no one was able to figure out what the penalty was for. They didn't re-run the play enough for me to get a good look at all of the players.

    On the next play Al Harris made an interception for the Packers and ran it down the field setting up the scores that made it 28-14.

    So we have a controversial call and a Harris managing to push his team over the top.

    FL 2000. A controversial Supreme Court ruling and a Harris pushing her team to victory.

    Hmmmmm.
     

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