Normally this game would be of no significance to any Bengals fan, short of its fantasy football implications...but every 4 years it seems to carry a little predictive weight. .
The "Redskin Rule" is that if the Washington Redskins LOSE their last HOME game prior to a national election...the incumbent party in the White House (Democrats & Barak Obama) are voted out of office. .
This year (for those of you who have not noticed) has a national election. Also, the Redskins just lost at home to the Panthers in what will be their last home game before the election. .
. If the Redskin Rule holds up, this means that Obama is getting the boot...which likely means Romney would be replacing him (barring a huge 3rd party candidate upswing between now & Tuesday). .
So the Democrats were rooting for the Redskins, the Republicans were rooting for the Panthers, and the rest of us were just rooting for an end to political adds on the commericals. (Instead of a steady stream of beer commercials, we've had a steady stream of political commericials lately) .
For those inclined to bitch & moan that this is a 'political post' in a 'football blog', consider that it's not endorsing any candidate. It's also not bringing up any issues (like abortion or taxes) and therefore not inciting any political responses. It's merely tying football into the biggest event in pop culture at the moment (the election). It's also a trivial distraction from lamenting yet another Bengals' loss...
Regarding the "Redskin Rule" which has held true for 17 of the last 18 elections...
I love Romney and i think the rule is 100% accurate!!! Bye bye Obama!!! (4 votes)
I don't really like Romney but i can't deny the rule. Hello Mr Romney. (1 vote)
I really don't like Obama but i think the rule is bunk. 4 more years of Obama. (3 votes)
I love Obama and i think the rule is a bunch of hogwash!!! Obama forever!!! (2 votes)
I hate politics and anybody who ever mentions anything political!!! (2 votes)
I love choc chip cookies!!! with milk, of course!!! (11 votes)
23 total votes