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Chris Christie goes off on Manish Mehta

Chris-ChristieTwo stories about New Jersey governor Chris Christie in one day? If the shoe fits (or should we say if the incredibly tight white shorts fit), wear it. On Monday morning, Christie discussed the state of the New York Jets while filling in for Boomer Esiason on the “Boomer and Carton Show.” He defended Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez while blasting New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta.

Sanchez injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s win over the New York Giants. Had Geno Smith not thrown three interceptions prior to that, Ryan probably wouldn’t have put Sanchez in. When Mehta, who is the Jets beat writer for the Daily News, asked if Smith would be the team’s Week 1 starter, Ryan reacted in hilarious fashion (see the video here). Christie hated the question just as much.

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Chris Christie had a crazy FUPA going on at the Little League World Series

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One of our favorite sports-savvy politicians, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, took in a Little League World Series game over the weekend. Fortunately, ESPN caught up with him during the game for a brief interview.

It wasn’t what Christie said that caught our attention, but instead what he was wearing. Simply put, the guy was rocking one of the most legendary man FUPAs we have ever seen. He was absolutely demolishing the white shorts with his Rutgers golf shirt tucked in.

Imagine if Christie tried to rip the Nets for leaving New Jersey while he was wearing this outfit? Jay-Z probably would have backed down and the team would have stayed put.

Photo via @TheBryanSuits
H/T LBS friend Colin

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: I am a Dallas Cowboys fan (Video)

Chris-ChristieNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie has plenty of choices when it comes to picking a favorite team. With the four major American sports, he gets to choose between the New York Mets, New York Yankees, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, New York Jets and New York Giants. For the most part, he sticks to that collection of teams.

However, Christie revealed to an elementary school in New Jersey on Tuesday that his favorite NFL team is not from the area. In fact, the team is the most hated rival of many residents of New York and New Jersey — the Dallas Cowboys.

“I was a big fan when I was your age,” Christie admitted, via For the Win. “I was a big fan of Roger Staubach, who was the quarterback for the Cowboys back then. And the Giants and the Jets pretty much stunk when I was a kid and my father was a Giants fan and I used to remember watching him when I was eight, nine years old and every Sunday he would watch the Giants and yell at the TV set. I used to think to myself why would I want to root for a team that makes you angry?”

Well, the Jets still stink. The Giants have won two Super Bowls in the past five seasons and Tony Romo has managed to turn the Cowboys into the team that makes you angry every Sunday. Too bad Christie can’t go back in time, because the last five years would have been mighty enjoyable for him if he could.

Typically we rip politicians for trying to talk sports because it results in embarrassing moments like this, but Christie actually seems to know his stuff. The fact that he’s a Cowboys fan is his own loss at this point in time.