On Nov 3 2008, the Washington Redskins prophesized Barack Obama’s election win by losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in their final home game before the election. Now that Barack Obama has defeated John McCain from Arizona, is the astro “logical” Super Bowl pick is for the Pittsburgh Steelers to defeat the Arizona Cardinals?
Since the Washington Redskins began playing football in a US election year 1936, the result of its final home game before the election has correctly predicted the election outcome 18 of 19 times. If the Redskins won, the incumbent party, or party in power, stayed in power. If the Redskins lost, a new adminstration was coming in. The sole exception to this trend occurred in 2004 when Green Bay Packers beat the Redskins 28-14 on Oct 31 2004, but the incumbent Bush stayed in power. It’s all interesting except with this election prediction, we have a chance to follow-up with a Super Bowl prediction considering who is playing.
The Steelers prophesized Barack Obama’s election win and are now in the Super Bowl. Their opponent is, of course, the Arizona Cardinals from election loser John McCain’s home state. Considering the ludicrousness of astrology, from where predictions supposedly come, it would be almost astro “logical” to prophesize the Steelers will beat the Cardinals given Barack Obama had beaten John McCain.
The only question remaining is if they would beat the spread. Did Barack Obama beat his “spread” or predicted margin of victory?
Alas, I was so engaged in the election I listened to too many polls, including those combination poll results, to know what was the official spread.
However, I’m a bit of a karma guy and a fan of Kurt Warner so I’m with the Cardinals. This despite having had a memorable Pittsburgh Marathon finish on the Heinz Field track in 2002 and having seen myself on the Jumbotron there.
Besides, I think the answer of who will win is in the “cards”, not astrology. 🙂
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