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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:27 PM
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Packers will determine next President
I'll be rooting EXTRA hard for the Packers on Sunday, October 31st.

History predicts that with a Packers win, Kerrys in
18 straight pre-election Redskins games have predicted presidency

By Nate Bloomquist
nbloomquist@greenbaypressgazette.com


Washington Redskins vs. the president

John Kerrys strongest ally in the battle for the White House could be the Green Bay Packers.

A 72-year-old connection between how the Washington Redskins and their predecessor fare in the game before a presidential election and the elections outcome puts the Packers in Kerrys corner. The Packers play the Redskins at FedEx Field on Oct. 31; the election is Nov. 2.

If the Redskins lose or tie the game before the presidential election, the party in the White House gets ousted. A Redskins win is a win for the incumbent party, too. At least, thats how it has played out in the past 18 presidential elections.



How the Washington Redskins franchise fared the game before presidential elections, and the elections outcomes:

2000: Tennessee 27, Redskins 21... Democrats lose White House (George W. Bush defeats Al Gore)

1996: Redskins 31, Indianapolis 16 Democrats keep it (Bill Clinton defeats Bob Dole)

1992: New York Giants 24, Redskins 7 Republicans lose it (Clinton defeats George H.W. Bush)

1988: Redskins 27, New Orleans 24 Republicans keep it (Bush defeats Michael Dukakis)

1984: Redskins 27, Atlanta 14 Republicans keep it (Ronald Reagan defeats Walter Mondale)

1980: Minnesota 39, Redskins 14 Democrats lose it (Reagan defeats Jimmy Carter)

1976: Dallas 20, Redskins 7 Republicans lose it (Carter defeats Gerald Ford)

1972: Redskins 35, New York Jets 17 Republicans keep it (Richard Nixon defeats George McGovern)

1968: Minnesota 27, Redskins 13 Democrats lose it (Nixon defeats Hubert Humphrey)

1964: Redskins 21, Philadelphia 10 Democrats keep it (Lyndon Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater)

1960: Cleveland 31, Redskins 10 Republicans lose it (John Kennedy defeats Nixon)

1956: Redskins 17, Chicago Cardinals 14 Republicans keep it (Dwight Eisenhower defeats Adlai Stevenson)

1952: Pittsburgh 24, Redskins 23 Democrats lose it (Eisenhower defeats Stevenson)

1948: Redskins 51, Boston Yanks 21 Democrats keep it (Harry Truman defeats Thomas Dewey)

1944: Redskins 42, Chi-Pitt 20 Democrats keep it (Franklin Roosevelt defeats Dewey)

1940: Washington Redskins 37, Pittsburgh 10 Democrats keep it (Roosevelt defeats Wendell Willkie)

1936: Boston Redskins 13, Chicago Cardinals 10 Democrats keep it (Roosevelt defeats Alfred Landon)

1932: Boston Braves 7, Chicago Bears 7 Republicans lose it (Roosevelt defeats Herbert Hoover)

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_...
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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:34 PM
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1. Go Pack!
I always admired the Green Bay Packers, the ONLY NFL team that will never threaten to move to Los Angeles to get a better stadium deal...
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SiliconMethod Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:34 PM
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2. With Spurrier no longer coaching the Redskins, I might as well join in
Where's my cheesehead?
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:36 PM
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3. Playing the Deadskins? Well, I'll be a Packer fan for the day
Just as long as they weren't playing my Vikings.
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 12:35 AM
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5. Vikings Suck
Randy Moss is a punk.
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Dying Eagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:41 PM
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4. wow
I never knew that. Awsome artical
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 12:36 AM
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6. Damn.
I guess I'll be pulling for the Pack ONE time in my life.
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Arbustosux Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:57 AM
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7. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Please say it isnt so....the last thing I want is to be put into position to have to root for a fudge packers victory!!!
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 11:04 AM
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8. I can't believe I'm saying this, but...
Edited on Sun Apr-25-04 11:04 AM by ih8thegop
GO PACK!
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:10 PM
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9. Let's hope the Yankees don't win the World Series either
Prior to 1996, in each presidential election year that the Yankees won the World Series a Repuke won the White House. That streak ended in 1996 with the re-election of Bill Clinton (although given NAFTA, Welfar "reform", & other Clinton era policies it might seem that a repub won in '96).
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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 05:13 PM
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10. It's sad that they have stats like this
I'm not an sports fan, I always feel bad for the losers. It doesn't help that I think the vast majority of pro's, owners too, are a bunch of spoiled over paid brats and thugs.
(Actually I only like curling, and I think I might try golf again) Although I've lived in WI all my life I can't seem to get in the Packer frame of mind.
Won't it make you crazy to watch the game if you put too much credence in the stats?
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 05:43 PM
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11. yes. super crazy.
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