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Redskins Were Right Again!

As I watched my beloved Washington Redskins fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, I probably should've blogged right then that Obama would win.

For the last 72 years, the outcome of the last Redskins' home game before a presidential election has correctly predicted the winner.

The Redskins Rule goes like this: When the Redskins won, the incumbent party stayed in office. When the Redskins lost, so did the candidate of the incumbent party.

As ESPN the Magazine noted: "Simply put, Barack Obama supporters should be pulling for the Steelers on Monday, while John McCain fans would be smart to root for the Redskins."

Meanwhile, About.com's urban legends page included more superstitions to which even the candidates usually adhere – but not always.

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:November 4, 2008 at 10:41PM
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