Week 9 of the NFL season featured a number of marquee matchups: Falcons vs. Cowboys, Steelers vs. Giants, and to a lesser extent, Eagles vs. Saints. The game that I was interested in was the Panthers vs. Redskins game. Sure, they're both sub .500 squads that are destined for another playoff-less January. However, were you aware of the Redskins Rule?
Every U.S. Presidential Election outcome can be tied directly to the outcome of the Redskins game the weekend before. If the Redskins win, then the incumbent party gets re-elected. When they lose, then Hello New President! The rule has NEVER failed in ANY election year. Seeing how the current race is razor-thin close - I have the similar belief as everyone outside of 50% of Americans and rooting for Barry Obama to win - I was really interested to see how the NFL gods would vote. They voted Romney! Wow!
I'm all for superstitions/facts - as unrelated as they may seem - especially if they can be tied into sports. In fact, the Redskins Rule even sucked my wife (not a sports fan) into the outcome of the game! So, while the world watches Wednesday's poll results, I'll be hoping that a certain fact gets proven wrong, all while being reminded of why we love sports!