Two 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.