View Full Version : The Washington Redskins Rule - or, Go Packers!!!

Ben Trismegistus
August 10th, 2004, 11:33 AM
Fascinating stuff.

THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS RULE. This one has an impressive winning streak--for 72 years, the victory or defeat of the Washington Redskins in their last game before the election has predicted whether the incumbent party holds the White House. If the Redskins lose or tie, the incumbent party loses the election. If the Redskins win, so does the incumbent party. By any measure the accuracy of the Redskin rule is notable. It has correlated with presidential electoral outcomes in 18 of the past 18 elections back to Franklin Roosevelt in 1932.
...the "Washington Redskin Rule" gets a little more respect. The probability of a Redskin victory or defeat correctly forecasting the presidential election 18 elections in a row has been calculated to be about one in 260 million. For those who like to mix football with politics, the Redskins' last game before the election is with the Packers on October 31.

August 10th, 2004, 04:00 PM
Redskins Rule!!

Aine of the Fae
August 10th, 2004, 04:02 PM
Redskins Rule!!

Bunny, only root for the Redskins if you want Bushy-poo to win....

Down with the Redskins... where's my cheese hat....