Reverse the curse

Are we done with baseball finally? It seems to stick around longer with each passing year. But now that one curse has been broken, we can set our sights on another: the trend of the Washington Redskins home game predicting the winner of the presidential election.

Since the Redskins became the Redskins in 1933, the result of the team’s final home game before the presidential election has correctly predicted the White House winner. If the Redskins win, the incumbent party wins. If they lose, the incumbent party is ousted.

The statistical anomaly puts some of the players in a quandary, including Washington cornerback Fred Smoot:

“We’ve got to win this game no doubt, but I’m hoping John Kerry can kind of reverse the curse,” Smoot said. “I’m wishing him luck, man. This is the millennium for all trends to be broken.”

Side note: You gotta like a guy named “Smoot.”

UPDATE: Oh hey, and while we’re record-breaking, let’s put an end to this New England Patriots’ winning streak, shall we? It would be for the best for everyone: With the Red Sox winning the World Series, New England fans can’t handle too much more joy.