Over on Keeping Score, we go into way more depth than is probably necessary when it comes to whether sports can predict the outcome of the election. One of the most enduring sports predictions happened this weekend: the Washington Redskins lost, which means Barack Obama had better start packing up the Oval Office.
(KEEPING SCORE: How Sports Can Forecast the Presidential Election)
For some strange reason which no political analyst – not even you, Nate Silver! – has figured out, the result in the Washington Redskins’ last home game before the election has a near-perfect record of predicting the election’s winner. In 17 of the past 18 races, a W for the Redskins has meant a W for the incumbent president or party. On the other hand, a loss for the ‘Skins means a loss for the man (or party) hoping to remain in Washington.
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