I'm a Redskins fan, so it's nothing out of the ordinary for me to be rooting for them tonight when they host the Steelers in Monday Night Football. Since 1936, every Washington Redskins home game prior to a presidential election has predicted the outcome of the election...if the Redskins win, the incumbent party wins. If they lose, the challenging party wins.
Well, up until the 2004 election, anyway. That year, the Redskins lost their last home game before the election, which suggested a John Kerry victory that never materialized. Maybe it's a changing of the century thing. The year 2000 was (contrary to what some might think), the last year of the 20th century, not the first year of the 21st century. So the rule held true for 64 straight years in the 20th century, and maybe it gets inverted for the 21st century. Or maybe the loony left was right and Bush stole the 2004 election.