Monday, November 3, 2008

Election 2008

Little known fact:

Since 1968, if the Cincinnati Bengals won its last game prior to Election Day, the Democratic contender for the White House also was victorious. If Cincinnati lost its last contest before Election Day, the Democrat also lost. The lone exception came in 1988, when the Bengals defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 6, yet two days later Michael Dukakis lost the election to George H.W. Bush.

We'll see tomorrow if the Bengals go 11-1. Maybe they're just in the wrong business!

1 comment:

Mr ReRe said...

There's a similar statistic for the Washington Redskins that's actually even more accurate... a perfect 17-0 predictor. If the Skins win their last home game before the election, the party currently in the White House stays there -- if they lose, the presidential candidate of the opposite party wins the election... which I guess means we should be anticipating President Obama since the Skins got blasted on Monday night...