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Steelers fans cheer and Obama wins!

For the last 17 presidential elections, the Washington Redskins have determined the outcome of the popular vote. When the Washington Redskins won their last home game before the election, the party that won the last popular vote in the presidential election repeated their win; when the Redskins lost, the party winning the last popular vote lost. It's 17-of-17 since 1940.

Well, the Redskins got blown out by the Pittsburgh Steelers the night before the election in Washington, boding well for Barack Obama. Both presidential candidates were "interviewed" by Chris Berman at halftime of the game, and advocates of a college football playoff should be excited. When asked what one thing in sports needs to be changed, Obama said there needs to be said playoff involving eight teams. If that doesn't pull in Penn State fans, nothing will.