The Washington Redskins enjoy one of the most remarkable reputations in political history due to a little correlation called the "Redskins rule." It's as simple as it is spooky: If the Redskins win their last home game before election day, then the party in power gets to hold on to the White House. If the Redskins lose, no matter how close the game, the opposition party takes over.

You could write it off as blind chance if, say, it worked for three or four elections ... but the rule has incredibly held true for every damn election since 1940, except one (and we'll get to it in a minute). So this is slowly entering gypsy curse territory.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20139_6-bizarre-factors-that-predict-every-presidential-election.html


Interestingly, 3 of the 6 already point to an Obama victory. This Redskins game on Sunday just got a little more interesting...