I woke up this morning and was reminded of the stunning Red Sox victory over the hated Yankees (although as a Pirates fan I always root for the NL, I also root for anyone but the Yankees). My first thoughts were: “How long before this is part of the Kerry campaign?” According to a conversation I had with Matt Yglesias, all the DC insiders think this is a sure sign that Kerry is going to win, so apparently we will hear this a great deal in the next few weeks.
In a related vein, all of the cable news coverage of the celebrating fans really drives home how accurate the Jimmy Fallon skit spoofing Boston really was- and it is frightening. I always thought the skit wass hysterical, now I have a new found appreciation.
Finally, as far as sports and prediction goes, there is this piece of information that is always interesting:
FOOTBALL + ELECTION
Did you know….??
The Washington Redskins have proved to be a time-tested election predictor. In the previous 15 elections, if the Washington Redskins have lost their last home game prior to the election, the incumbent party has lost the White House. When they have won, the incumbent has stayed in power.
According to Snopes, this has been accurate for every election since 1936. This year the matchup is Green Bay (2-4) vs the hometeam Redskins (2-4) at 1 pm, 31 October.
Go Skins! Does this mean Oliver will be rooting for the pack?