Alabama vs. LSU Has History Of Predicting Winner Of Presidential Election

Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (33) is tackled by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back DeQuan Menzie (24) and linebacker Jerrell Harris (5) during the BCS National Championship at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

The presidential election is right around the corner and Americans are wondering whether Democratic candidate Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney will be the man running the country. We won’t know the official result until all votes across the nation but the winner of the top five clash between the Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers could give us a look into a crystal ball and allow us to know the winner before results are known by the entire country.

Since 1984, the winner of the Alabama – LSU game has gone right along with election results. An Alabama victory was followed by a win by the democratic nominee, while a win by LSU signaled the Republican candidate being voted into office. It has been accurate for the past seven elections.

Let’s take a look:

1984: LSU 16, Alabama 14. Ronald Reagan (R) demolishes Walter Mondale (D).

1988: LSU 19, Alabama 18. George H.W. Bush (R) defeats Michael Dukakis (D).

1992: Alabama 31, LSU 11. Bill Clinton (D) defeats George H.W. Bush (R).

1996: Alabama 26, LSU 0. Clinton (D) defeats Bob Dole (R).

2000: LSU 30, Alabama 28. George W. Bush (R) defeats Al Gore (D).

2004: LSU 26, Alabama 10. George W. Bush (R) defeats John Kerry (D).

2008: Alabama 27, LSU 21. Barack Obama (D) defeats John McCain (R).

If this trend continues, an Alabama win on Saturday would signal victory for the Democratic party and an Obama re-election. If LSU can pull the upset, Romney will beat out the incumbent president and find his way into the oval office.

With that bit of knowledge, who will you be rooting for?

[H/T: USA Today]

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Football, LSU Tigers

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  • Jim Murphy

    I’ll be rooting for the inherent unpredictibility of a short sample size ;-)

    • Jason Diamond

      I did a little more research due to your comment. I posted it under the article. I hope you like the results. Roll Tide!!!

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  • Gaitino Canzoneri

    Geaux LSU…..and Mitt Romney

  • April Daugherty

    Roll Tide Roll, but it’s time to break with tradition, Go Mitt too!!!!

    • Honey Badger

      let’s hope u never get legitimately raped

  • Bob Papadazzio

    Dammit, I want a Bama victory in Baton Rouge, not Washington!

  • Jason Diamond

    I did some research on this. More so because I love Bama football. Roll Tide! But even lesser so to prove media bias and because I like a little math problem. Alabama has been playing LSU since 1895. In that time period they have played against each other in 17 election years. 11 of those times Alabama has won. That’s 65% of the time. LSU has won 5 which is 29% of the time. There was also a tie in 1944. First the numbers show Alabama is more likely to win because it is an election year. Second, out of Alabama’s wins a Republican was voted into office 6 times to the Democrats 5 times. Roll Tide and I hope Obama has his bags packed. Now that’s the numbers.

    • Dawn Crain Zacharias

      can’t go with the ‘Roll Tide’ but I am with you on the packed bags. thanks for the research and info! who dat talkin bout beatin those Tigers

      • Phillip Hills

        Maybe the Saints can win and reverse the curse lol….although the Saints defense would probably lose to both Bama and LSU offenses.

    • Phillip Hills

      Yeah I was thinking that myself….good point. Liberal media just can’t give it a rest. I think many people watch sports to take a break from politics.

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  • Bruce Becker

    FAIL!!! Hey ! Check this Bama/ 1980.. A liberal Dem that screwed up America and The Mideast for 4 Long Years lost in a LANDSLIDE to Republican who;s last name began with an “R” Roll Tide Rollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Honey Badger

      Iran contra affair and Marines being murdered in a bombing in Beirut…that was a WIN though, right? Screw Reagan! Glad he died the way he did.

  • Veronica Nowakowski

    I suppose I’ll be rooting for MSU to somehow miraculously win so that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans win on Tuesday.

    • Veronica Nowakowski

      It’s the only way Goldman Sachs can lose.

  • Bryan Flowers

    RollTide! And go Romney!

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  • Daáiyah Heard

    well well well…….

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