Many people may not realize this, but the fortunes of NFL’s Washington Redskins on the Sunday before election Tuesday have a very strong correlation with who gets elected.
If the Redskins win, historically, the incumbent party will go on to future success. In fact, in 18 presidential contests since the Redskins began play in Washington, only once has this rule not held – in 2004, when President Bush defeated John Kerry despite a Redskins loss.
The Redskins lost to the Carolina Panthers 21-13. I missed that prediction.