Since 1936, the outcome of Washington Redskins home games has predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential election but one!
That’s right – over the past 72 years, a completely arbitrary football game has been 94.7% accurate in forecasting the result of the presidential election! History goes to show that if the Redskins win their final home game prior to the election, the incumbent party remains in power. If they lose, the opposing party takes over the executive office. 18 out of the past 19 presidential ballots have matched up with the fate of the ‘Skins, and from 1936 to 2000 you would have almost believed this to have been a cause-and-effect relationship! However, this remarkable streak was ended by the election of 2004, when George W. Bush managed to be re-elected despite the fact that the Packers’ defeat of the Redskins foretold a John Kerry victory. Oh, and in case you were curious – back in 1932, the Redskins were not the Redskins, nor were they located in Washington. Back then, they were called the Boston Braves and the franchise had not yet acquired its mystical predictive powers.