Bush will Lose

The Redskins lost their last home game before the election. Since 1936, whenever this happened the incumbent lost.

But I just had somebody point out to me the Red Sox broke their curse which has been around since 1918. Maybe 2004 is the year for long-standing sports superstitions to be broken.

The Volokh Conspiracy has an interesting note about this:

But John Morris (an editor of The Deal, and sometime publisher of the Copyright Infringement Quarterly), points out an important twist:

I’m told that Snopes leaves out some crucial facts; namely that a Redskins touchdown was called back on a penalty in the closing minutes of the game. The Skins then threw a pass which was intercepted and run back for a touchdown for the Packers. It turned out, however, that the penalty was erroneous.

So, if this game is a predictor of anything perhaps it is that there will be litigation over the officiating after the contest.

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