Monday, November 01, 2004

the washington redskins and the presidential election ...

while going over the highlights of sunday's football games on espn's sportscenter, hosts stuart scott and scott van pelt could not help but proclaim the following urban legend again and again (guess it was espn's contribution to election politics):
If the Washington Redskins have lost their last home game prior to the election, the incumbent party has lost the White House. When they have won, the incumbent has stayed in power.
this has been true for the past 15 presidential elections. check here to get the entire list. and
On 31 October 2004, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Redskins in Washington, 28-14 (in quite dramatic fashion, with the redskins game tying touchdown called back because of a penalty, and the redskins then threw an interception on the following play, which was returned for a TD, sealing bush's fate ....). If the established pattern holds true — predicts that Democratic challenger John Kerry will unseat incumbent President George W. Bush in the upcoming presidential election.

1 comment:

SBR said...

Well, there are exceptions to every 'rule'... and this 'rule' just did show the exception...