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Originally posted by lcbjr1979
reply to post by antonia
I wouldnt be surprised if it is worse than 2000.
Main article: Redskins Rule For 17 of the past 18 United States Presidential elections, a win for the Redskins' last home game prior to Election Day coincided with the incumbent party winning re-election. The exception was in 2004, when the Republican Party incumbent George W. Bush won re-election despite the Green Bay Packers beating the Redskins. Other than this exception, this "Redskins Rule" has proven true since 1936 when they won and incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt won re-election, prior to the Redskins' move from Boston in 1937. In 2008, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Redskins on the eve of Election Day 23–6, and Barack Obama won the presidency the following evening. The Redskins Rule was discovered by Steve Hirdt, executive vice president of the Elias Sports Bureau, while searching for discussion fodder in 2000 for a game between the Redskins and Titans.