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Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:52 PM

The Alabama-LSU Rule

There are many prognosticators of who will win the 2012 Presidential Election such as the Halloween Masks, the Redskins Rule, the Lakers Law, and the World Series Winner. However, one of the lesser known sports prognosticators happens to be the Alabama-LSU Rule. The rule states that if Alabama wins the matchup between the two rivals, a Democrat will win the race for the White House. If LSU wins, a Republican will win.

So, what is the track record of this rule? Let's take a look.

1984: LSU 16, Alabama 14. Ronald Reagan (R) demolishes Walter Mondale (D).

1988: LSU 19, Alabama 18. George H.W. Bush (R) defeats Michael Dukakis (D).

1992: Alabama 31, LSU 11. Bill Clinton (D) defeats George H.W. Bush (R).

1996: Alabama 26, LSU 0. Clinton (D) defeats Bob Dole (R).

2000: LSU 30, Alabama 28. George W. Bush (R) defeats Al Gore (D).

2004: LSU 26, Alabama 10. George W. Bush (R) defeats John Kerry (D).

2008: Alabama 27, LSU 21. Barack Obama (D) defeats John McCain (R).


Tonight, LSU and Alabama faced off once again. The result Alabama 21, LSU 17.

This means that President Obama will win re-election on Tuesday.

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AaronMayorga Nov 2012 OP
nmbluesky Nov 2012 #1
garthranzz Nov 2012 #2
JHB Nov 2012 #17
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #3
SCliberal091294 Nov 2012 #4
kstewart33 Nov 2012 #7
SCliberal091294 Nov 2012 #9
pinstikfartherin Nov 2012 #5
nmbluesky Nov 2012 #6
ChoppinBroccoli Nov 2012 #8
sunnystarr Nov 2012 #10
AaronMayorga Nov 2012 #11
AaronMayorga Nov 2012 #12
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2012 #13
Recursion Nov 2012 #14
n2doc Nov 2012 #15
NightWatcher Nov 2012 #16
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 #18

Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:53 PM

1. Interesting

Thank for information

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Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:56 PM

2. I have a friend who is a deep Republican and even bigger Alabama fan

Maybe I'll Facebook this to her.

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Response to garthranzz (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:21 AM

17. I'd say we have the same friend, but...

...that description probably fits a lot of women in 'Bama.

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Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:56 PM

3. Oops...

I was pulling for LSU, I can't stand Sabin...

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Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:56 PM

4. So fvcking pissed off.

Im an Auburn fan and have to live through them winning all of the fvcking time.

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Response to SCliberal091294 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:04 AM

7. I'm a two-time Bama graduate, and I'm sitting here stunned that my team won.

LSU outplayed Bama, no question. I'm thrilled for Bama but feel for all the LSU players and fans. The better team tonight did not win the game.

But still, go Bama.

I hope that your coach is fired and a complete housecleaning occurs. I'd like to see an Auburn comeback so the classic end-of-conference-season game is more thrilling and Auburn can get back to having something to really cheer about. I'm not an Auburn hater and detest the hateful rivalry that has existed especially in the last few decades.

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:15 AM

9. Agreed, I want Chizik fired.

At least we are both democrats and will hopefully both be happy on election day. Bama will beat us 52-7 this year.

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Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:59 PM

5. As an Auburn fan.. maybe this win wasn't so bad after all.

Very interesting.

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Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:03 AM

6. predict who will become President

If the Washington Redskins win the week of the election, this means a win for the incumbent party. This has held true since 1936.

Whoever's Halloween mask sells the most will be the next president. (If more kids want to be Obama than McCain...)

When companies produce 'competing' products, whichever sells the most is supposed to predict the winner. For example, if a company has cups with images of Obama and McCain in 2008, the one which outsells the other would be a predictor.

If the Dow Jones Average gains over the time from August to October, this predicts a win for the incumbent.

If the Los Angeles Lakers win the the championship, then the Republican candidate will win.
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/elections/a/baseballpres.htm

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Response to nmbluesky (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:10 AM

8. Actually..............

..............the "Redskins Rule" is not perfect. I first heard about it in 2004, so I watched the Redskins game with great interest that week. The Redskins lost, which supposedly meant that Kerry would beat Bush. But we all know what happened there. So the "Redskins Rule" has been wrong once.

Not that it matters. The Redskins should easily handle the Carolina Panthers tomorrow, and Obama should easily handle Rmoney on Tuesday.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:27 AM

10. Kerry DID beat Bush

the election was stolen. So watch Ohio.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:58 AM

11. The Redskins Rule was amended after '04.

It now says that if the Redskins win, the party that won the last election will win the electoral college this election.

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Response to nmbluesky (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:59 AM

12. The Laker Law states that if the Lakers reach the NBA Finals, the Republican will win.

They don't have to win it all, but it was wrong in '08 since PBO won yet the Lakers beat the Celtics.

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Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:39 AM

13. Is LSU still within the margin of error?

'cause for a while there I though it was too close to call.

What? Did we decide we were going to stop using that gag?

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Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:39 AM

14. Roll Tide. Almost makes me forgive them for beating Mississippi State (nt)

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Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:15 AM

15. This would be a really fun thing to send to rabid RW 'Bama fans n/t

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Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:06 AM

16. Roll-(O)Bama

does it say anything about how bad UGA will beat Bama in the SEC Championship?

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Response to AaronMayorga (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:21 AM

18. ROLL TIDE

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