Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A bit of sports-politics trivia (how often does that happen?)...

In the category of people must have too much time on their hands if they came up with this statistic, but also in the category of weird but interesting:

In 18 out of the last 19 presidential elections, when the Redskins have won their final home game prior to the election, the incumbent has held the White House. The one exception to the Redskins Rule was 2004, when the Green Bay Packers beat the Redskins, but John Kerry still went on to lose to President Bush. This year the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Washington Redskins in a blowout, portending a possible Obama landslide.

From About.com: Political Humor

If you're voting for Obama, this is a pretty sweet statistic.

If you're voting for McCain, you can tell yourself that maybe the last presidential election spelled the end of the Redskins Rule.

And if you're simply a Giants fan, you can just be happy that the Redskins loss, whether you're voting for Obama or McCain, widens the Giants lead in the NFC East.