Michael Giberson

From out of the depths of data mining comes this amazing fact:

“If the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the party that occupies the White House continues to hold it; if the Redskins lose that last home game, the challenging party’s candidate unseats the incumbent president.” (From, via

In fact, in a string of 17 consecutive “predictions” going back to the days of the Boston Redskins in 1936, a Redskins victory in the last home game before the election has presaged a victory by the incumbent party.

This year, the last Redskins home game before the election will be against the Green Bay Packers on October 31.