Who would have guessed that the year the Dallas Cowboys made the playoffs, the Governor of New Jersey would be in the crowd cheering them on?

Governor Chris Christie talks with Jerry Jones
Governor Chris Christie talks with Jerry Jones (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It seems as though America can’t get enough of “Christie in the box.” I mistakenly thought he was from the “Island of Misfit Toys,” but that was Charlie, not Christie.

You’d have to go as far back as hurricane Sandy to find a time when our Governor got this much national attention. Some think it’s good, and others think it’s not so good, especially during the month in which Governor Christie must decide if he’ll make a presidential run.

Personally, I don’t think there’s going to be a run, and this whole football fan thing is just Christie blowing off steam and having some fun with the press. You can’t turn on talk radio, both sports and political stations, and not hear this topic. You can’t turn on your TV, or go online on a Monday morning, and not find that orange sweater in the Cowboys' box front and center.

By the way - If Dallas were to play Denver in the Super Bowl, would Christie still wear the Orange sweater?

I was talking to my good friend Don McKee, formerly of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and he brought up the great point that if you’re going to run you need to carry your state. With all the Giants, Jets, and Eagles fans upset with him, added to all the other reasons people may have to be upset, that may not be so easy to do.

We’ve talked to many people in New Jersey who wouldn’t date outside their team, do you really think they would vote that way? Strange as it may seem, there is some validity to it.

We should know by the end of the month whether Governor Christie will throw his hat into the Presidential ring. I’m guessing by the end of this Dallas run, he’ll toss the sweater out instead.