Cowboys Good Luck Charm Chris Christie Will Be At The Rest Of The Team's Playoff Games.

We've long respected New Jersey governor Chris Christie for his open Dallas Cowboys fandom — especially so after he proudly boasted to a bunch of New Jersey kindergartners that he preferred the 'Boys to those quote-unquote poopoo-head New York Jets and New York Giants teams they rooted for. And while columnists all over the country today are writing headlines like the one in the Kansas City Star that reads “Dallas Cowboys Won the Game, But Chris Christie Lost the Next Election,” we've gotta say: We find his openness to root for the Cowboys pretty refreshing.

I mean, the lifelong Cowboys fan has remained true to his allegiances. He stuck with his team while it muttered through endless 8-8 seasons and as its rival Giants were winning a pair of Super Bowls.

Maybe those tax-paying Giants and Jets fans are just a little bitter that Christie's spending — as some have surmised — upwards of $15,000 of taxpayer dollars a pop to fly to Cowboys games while their teams are sitting at home.

Listen, it takes a lot of guts to sit in Jerry Jones' box at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, as Christie did earlier this year, celebrating while a stadium full of Christie's New Jersey constituents are watching their team get its ass kicked at the hands of Romo and Co. It takes even more balls to do so in a hideous orange sweater, knowing you're going to be shown on national television at least a few dozen times.

At this point, though, Christie's locked into that wardrobe choice for the rest of the Cowboys post season run. I'm-just-a-regular-guy-sports-fan Christie told the “Boomer & Carton” show of New York sports talk radio station WFAN that the team has won all five games he's worn it, so maybe he's on to something.

“Here's the thing,” he said. “The first Cowboys game I went to this year, I wore the orange sweater. As it turns out, there are some people in my universe who believe that [the sweater] then becomes a good-luck thing.”

We, for one, are inclined to put some stock in that hypothesis. After all, the Cowboys are 4-0 in home games that Christie and his orange sweater have shown up to this season — and 1-4 in the games when he's stayed home. (As previously noted, he also wore the thing to the Cowboys' 38-27 drubbing of the Eagles at The Linc.)

Good thing, then, that Christie told the Dallas Morning News that he plans on wearing the sweater to next Sunday's Cowboys-Packers contest and — knock on wood — the rest of the games in the Cowboys' post season run.

He'll need it, too. The Weather Channel predicts temperatures at Lambeau next Sunday between four and 19 degrees.

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