The Game of the Century on the Night of the Century

The evening before the election. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) vs Washington Redskins (6-2) Monday Night Football. In Washington.

Possibly the game of the century on the night of the century.

Halftime will be full of commercials for the candidates.

“We worked with our partners at the NFL to schedule a ‘Monday Night Football’ game in Washington on this special night, and this presents a unique opportunity for John McCain and Barack Obama to reflect upon the last few months and address a large primetime audience on the final day of the campaigns,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, production.

Redskins hold the key to the White House

It is no secret that our beloved Washington Redskins have a hand in determining the presidential election, a Google search of “Redskins” and “presidential elections” returns 228,000 hits. The team has 17-1 record predicting the winner of the election since 1936. Only my old American University professor, Allan Lichtman’s Keys to the White House model has a better record. Lichtman’s model goes all the way back to the election of 1860 and successfully predicts the winner of the popular vote. Twice in our history the winner of the popular vote did not prevail in the Electoral College: Al Gore in 2000 and Samuel Tilden in 1876.

I’ll be there. This is almost a good as Dallas.


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