Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, October 17, 2016

The Washington Redskins won their last home game before the 2016 presidential election, meaning that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats will stay in power. As discovered by Steve Hirdt of Elias Sports Bureau, the "Redskins rule" says that if Washington wins the last game before the election, the current party stays in power. If the team loses, the White House switches parties. This tongue-in-cheek rule has correctly called 17 of the last 19 presidential elections, dating back to the team's relocation to Washington in 1937. It called every election between 1940 and 2000 correctly, failed in 2004, succeeded in 2008 and failed again in 2012.



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Chance of winning

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-18 07:51 AM | Reply

If the NFL ratings drop continues, we don;t have to worry about the next presidential election.

#2 | Posted by Pegasus at 2016-10-18 12:46 PM | Reply

I find your use of the phrase Washington Redskins...to be totally offensive....

ahahhaaa...not really....it was just my turn...


I"m waiting on the Jimmy Fallon puppy race before I decide....

#3 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2016-10-18 02:39 PM | Reply

President Mitt Romney thanks the "Redskins Rule" for successfully predicting his 2012 election victory.

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-10-18 02:49 PM | Reply

So now your telling me the DNC is rigging the NFL schedule too?!

#5 | Posted by Federalist at 2016-10-19 11:24 AM | Reply

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