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Redskins lose last home game before election and what it means (or not)

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Robert Griffin Jr. (Photo: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE)

The Washington Redskins lost at home Sunday to the Carolina Panthers, 21-13. In 18 of the previous 19 elections, when the Redskins won their final pre-election home game, the incumbent party won the White House. When the Redskins lost, the incumbent party lost. Translation: This is good news for Mitt Romney.

On the other hand, the San Francisco Giants of the National League won the World Series. Since 1940, when a National League team wins, 67% of the time the Democrat wins. Translation: This is good news for Barack Obama.

These "predictions," of course, are nothing but random coincidences, yet nonetheless fun. The Redskins Rule, though, is 95% accurate, which makes it an amazing coincidence. The last time it wrong was in 2004, when the Skins lost and the Republican George W. Bush still won.

On an unrelated note, the Redskins' 1937 throwbacks looked pretty cool, even in defeat:

Robert Griffin Jr. (Photo: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE)