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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:30 AM

Correlation between Super bowl champion's conference and winner of the presidential election

See the list of Super Bowl champions and notice how the Super Bowl has predicted the winner of the presidential election most years since 1980, based on the color codes (Red for AFC and Republican, blue for NFC and Democrat):

1980: Steelers (AFC) win, then Reagan (R) wins
1984: Raiders (AFC), Reagan (R)
1988: Redskins (NFC), GHW Bush (R) (no match)
1992: Redskins (NFC), Clinton (D)
1996: Cowboys (NFC), Clinton (D)
2000: Rams (NFC), GW Bush (R) (no match, and before you bring up Florida, I'm going by whoever was the officially certified winner)
2004: Patriots (AFC), GW Bush (R)
2008: Giants (NFC), Obama (D)

Thus, the Giants winning this year will probably give Obama a greater chance of being re-elected. Of course this isn't scientific rather just an interesting correlation.

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fishwax Jan 2012 #1
HuckleB Jan 2012 #2
pepperfoot Oct 2012 #3

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:46 AM

1. well, if you start in the first election cycle with a Super Bowl, it doesn't look as much like

a correlation :

1968: Packers (NFL) win, then Nixon (R) wins
1972: Cowboys (NFC) win, then Nixon wins again
1976: Steelers (AFC) win, then Carter wins

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:20 AM

2. Shouldn't DU be pro-scientific process?

If so, here's something to ponder:

Correlation is not causation!!!!!

In this case, correlation is just bloody meaningless.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:59 PM

3. really interesting stuff

 

really cool man

if this turns out to be true i will come back here and be really shocked LOL

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