Obama vs. Romney: Sports Legends Tell Conflicting Stories

Something will have to give on Tuesday.

The so-called “Redskins Rule” is considered the gold standard for predicting the outcome of presidential races. History says if the visiting team defeats the Redskins in their last home game before Election Day, the incumbent party will lose the White House. If the Redskins win the game, according to the legend, the incumbent party will prevail. The rule has held true since 1940.

Panthers 21, Redskins 13.

Looks bad for the Prez.

But hang on.

Since 1984, the winner of LSU/Alabama game has accurately predicted the winner of the presidential election. If LSU wins, a Republican takes office. If Alabama wins, a Democrat takes office.

Alabama 21, LSU 17.

So Mitt Romney isn’t a lock.

One of these legends is going to take a hit.

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