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Redskins Rule and 2012 Presidential Election: Does Panthers win secure Mitt Romney victory?

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Via a phone call from Toots Sweet -

Toots is excited:

SB NATION

The Carolina Panthers pulled off an upset on Sunday as they defeated the Washington Redskins 21-13. The road win for Carolina improves them to 2-6 and keeps alive any faint playoff hopes. However, in more important news, this result might give us some insight into the results of the 2012 Presidential Election. The Panthers win could very well mean that Mitt Romney springs the upset on Election Day.

The “Redskins Rule” states that when the Washington Redskins win their final game before the presidential election, the party that win the popular vote in the previous election wins the electoral college vote in the upcoming election. When the Redskins lose their final game, the party that lost the popular vote in the previous election wins the electoral college vote in the upcoming election. This used to be simply incumbent party, but the streak was snapped when George W. Bush defeated John Kerry shortly after the Redskins lost to the Packers in 2004. The verbage was changed to cover popular vote since Bush lost the 2000 popular vote.

The Redskins rule dates back to 1940, following their move from Boston to Washington, DC in 1937. A few days after the Redskins beat the Steelers, Franklin Roosevelt defeated Wendell Wilkie in a landslide. In 2008, the Redskins lost to the Steelers and a few days later Barack Obama defeated John McCain of the incumbent Republican party.

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  1. Anonymous

    November 4th, 2012

    This is one time I’m glad Dan Snyder has a shitty team.

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  2. Dr Tar

    November 4th, 2012

    Woo-Hoo! and that’s not just because the Packers won today.

    The only uncertainty I have now is what dance to do on the grave of Hope and Change.

    Gangdam Style seems to trendy right now and the Macarena is ancient history.

    Maybe a good old fashion Napoleon Dynamite number would be in order

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiAwpYIkRmUVoteforRomney(Pedro can waitfor2020)

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  3. Barry

    November 4th, 2012

    The lost it on purpose because….they’re racists.

    http://www.sadtrombone.com/

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  4. Left Coast Dan

    November 4th, 2012

    Mitt Romney won’t ‘spring the upset’ on election day. Oh he’ll win, but the only reason anyone thinks 0 will win is because the LSM is in denial.

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  5. Xavier

    November 4th, 2012

    IA and MI are leaning red. Combine those 2 states with FL-NC-VA, which seem to be pretty definitely red, and you get 270. That’s not even including OH, PA, WI, NH, NV, or CO – which are all in play.

    Here’s an interactive map you can fiddle with.

    http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/ecalculator?hpt=hp_abar#?battleground

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  6. Genl Ripper

    November 4th, 2012

    Fuck that voodoo shit!

    On Tuesday we’re gonna demote Obama from Commander-In-Chief to Major Asshole!

    It’s also said that in every presidential election going back to Ronald Reagan 1980, when LSU and Alabama pair up before the election and LSU wins, the Republican wins the election. On that basis alone we should have kidnapped Les Miles for Friday night and substituted a PeeWee Football League coach to fill in for him.

    When even Libtard polls nationwide show Romney winning, the game is over. The Liberal-infested Mainstream Media and Liberal-infested Polling Pundits deliberately under-poll Republicans and over-poll Democrats and even then that Kenyan Communist Muslim-In-Chief squatting in OUR White House barely wins with “poll numbers” like O 49% and R 48%…with a +/- 100% LibTard margin of error.

    I repeat, Fuck That Voodoo Shit.

    Just make damn sure to go out early Tuesday morning and vote before you go to work.

    Genl Ripper

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  7. 66chevelle

    November 4th, 2012

    Amen, Genl Ripper. The Panthers were just disgusted with the last bunch of Washington Sissies who were too afraid to even enter their stadium because of a 10% chance of showers.

    And I have to ask…is Genl short for General, or Genital? Because that’un in the picture looks like he’d be comfortable with either one.

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  8. Troy

    November 4th, 2012

    Um, was it the Black Panthers???

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  9. Bad Brad

    November 4th, 2012

    Genl Ripper. Ditto. Let’s not go there.

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