Thank all that is holy that the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.
As I’m sure most everyone now knows, the Redskins Rule has been almost deadly accurate in predicting who will be the next president. Since 1936, the ‘Skins have built a 17-1 record in determining the presidential election.
Here how the Redskins Rule works:
If the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the incumbent party retains the White House. If the Redskins lose that game the challenging party wins.
Well, make the Redskins pre-presidential record 17-2 because they lost to the Steelers on Monday night!
Go Steelers, Go! Go Steelers, Go!
The 2005 Super Bowl Champions handed Washington it’s most stunning defeat since the War of 1812, when the city was sacked and the White House set ablaze.
After going down 6-0 in the first quarter, the Steelers, led by Byron Leftwich, scored 23 unanswered points to give Steelers fans and Democrats nationwide a great deal of joy. Leftwich, in the game because of a shoulder injury sustained by Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger, is a black man. No irony there, certainly.
Still, even a Steelers’ victory couldn’t help me sleep much last night. Maybe it was the chili burger I had for dinner. Or maybe it was the internal anxiety that accompanies the thought of another Republican in the White House.
Either way, I’ll probably continue to feel like my insides are on fire until I see a concession speech from John McCain.