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 Will the election be decided the October 31?
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Starman
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Posted - 10/13/2004 :  05:48:12  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
Amazing but true.

http://www.snopes.com/sports/football/election.asp
quote:
The Washington Redskins have proved to be a time-tested election predictor. In the previous 15 elections, if the Washington Redskins have lost their last home game prior to the election, the incumbent party has lost the White House. When they have won, the incumbent has stayed in power.

This election year, that deciding game takes place on Sunday, October 31 ... vs. Green Bay.

Go Pack!!!

Both teams won their first but have after that lost four consecutive games...

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-- Terry Jones

beskeptigal
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USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2004 :  22:25:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
So is snopes saying go Packards? Or does 'pack' mean something else?
Edited by - beskeptigal on 10/14/2004 22:25:53
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 10/15/2004 :  07:15:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
That's really weird... but... -cheers for anyone that's not the Redskins anyway. Just in case.-

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 10/31/2004 :  20:31:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
I find it hard to believe that nobody's yet mentioned that Kerry won the election... Er, I mean that the Redskins lost the game.

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Chippewa
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USA
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  00:32:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

I find it hard to believe that nobody's yet mentioned that Kerry won the election... Er, I mean that the Redskins lost the game.



We were visiting some friends who live in San Francisco. (It was a beautiful day in that city. Our friend lives in a high-rise apartment overlooking the bay.) Noting the history of Redskins wins and incumbent Presidential victories, just for fun ( and with some trepidation,) we checked the looming score via a laptop -- when the Redskins lost, we all jumped up and applauded loudly on the balcony for all to hear. More than a few car horns beeped simultaneously around Northbeach so I think other folks were also reveling in the freedom of temporarily embracing the superstition for its positive prediction of Bush's defeat.
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Gorgo
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  03:34:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message
Sometimes superstition is good.

I know the rent is in arrears
The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
Jerry Garcia
Robert Hunter



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filthy
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  04:12:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Gorgo

Sometimes superstition is good.

Well, certainly comforting, anyway.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow, and then, I hope, I'll really be looking forward to January.


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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  07:09:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

I find it hard to believe that nobody's yet mentioned that Kerry won the election... Er, I mean that the Redskins lost the game.



Amazingly, they were talking about it on ESPN's football wrap-up. When Berman was doing the highlights, he kept calling Green Bay 'Democrats" and Washington "Repulibcans." Good stuff.
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  08:45:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
I just hope the tradition goes on.
Really.

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- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  14:18:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Siberia

I just hope the tradition goes on.
Really.

Indeed, I do to!

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Dude
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  16:42:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message
If I could predict the future, I'd predict another legal battle and the Supreme Court appointing another president, probably Bush.

But hey, I can always hope that the kids (18-24) get off their lazy (and mostly democrat) asses and vote. It could make a difference in a close race.

Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  21:57:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Dude wrote:
quote:
But hey, I can always hope that the kids (18-24) get off their lazy (and mostly democrat) asses and vote.
Sox won the World Series, so anything is possible!

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Starman
SFN Regular

Sweden
1613 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2004 :  01:38:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Dude wrote:
quote:
But hey, I can always hope that the kids (18-24) get off their lazy (and mostly democrat) asses and vote.
Sox won the World Series, so anything is possible!



I'll bet Ralphie N is a Cubs fan.

"Any religion that makes a form of torture into an icon that they worship seems to me a pretty sick sort of religion quite honestly"
-- Terry Jones
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beskeptigal
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USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2004 :  01:14:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
Sigh.....so much hope here before 11-2. What happened to the all the people my parents warned me about? How has the country become such a haven for ignorance?
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