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Poll: Who should New Jersey governor (and big Rangers fan) cheer for?

May 14, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speak Getty Images

Chris Christie is about as New Jersey as it gets. Born in Newark. Law school at Seton Hall. And since 2010, he’s been the governor.

He’s also, as you can see here, a passionate New York Rangers fan.

In February, he spoke to WFAN and had the following to say: “I love the Rangers. The Rangers are killing it. I can smell the Cup.”

But what’s he supposed to do now that the Devils are playing the team he loves in the Eastern Conference final?

On the one hand, it’s not his fault he’s a Rangers fan. Christie was born in 1962, long before 1982 when the Devils came to New Jersey via Colorado. Isn’t there something to be said for team loyalty?

On the other hand, he’s the freaking governor of New Jersey.

  1. danaking - May 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    He’s going to cheer for whoever gives him free food.

  2. dallasstars9 - May 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Why do we care what this fat f**k thinks? Fly the flag at half staff up your ass and shut-up!

    • hockeyfan1701 - May 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      Grow up child

  3. sheapuck - May 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Have another donut you fat pig?! No on e cares who you root for. NON-STORY

    • danaking - May 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM

      Scheonfeld-Koharski reference. Well played.

  4. bobhpine - May 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Go team krispy kreme

  5. danphipps01 - May 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Jason… there’s crap you use for filler stories, and there’s this. Seriously, this is pretty abysmal even by filler standards.

  6. craigkeller - May 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    You NEVER… and I mean NEVER — vote for Bon Jovi. ever.

    The owner of the Leafs THOUGHT about voting for Bon Jovi one time, for about 12 solid minutes back in ’68… any questions?

  7. biffnasty - May 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Christie will root for whoever will pay for gastric bypass

  8. bozosforall - May 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Fans from lame regions such as New England root for whichever team their mommies tell them to root for. They would be rooting for New Jersey if they grew up there.

    New York fans root for the teams that they chose for themselves (the American way). Christie will root for the Rangers.

  9. kitshky - May 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    This comment section is disappointing …even for comment section standards.

    A – it’s a small human interest story about 1 of the last 2 series left to play, how does that leave Brough open to criticizm!?

    B – Chris Christie fat jokes, didnt see those ones coming. You mental midgets.

    • govtminion - May 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      I was thinking much the same, yeah- you’d think Christie and Jason Brough walk around kicking people’s dogs or something for the kind of responses here.

  10. vindicatus - May 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    He’s a high falutin’ huckster and a hustler! LET’S GO DEVILS!!!!!!

  11. biffnasty - May 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    What is “criticizm”? Before u call ppl out, spell check bc now are the mental midget! Lame weak and your probably fat

    • kitshky - May 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM

      I just noticed this because you clearly haven’t figured out how this whole “reply” thing works…

      Yes, you’re right, I’m a mental midget because I misspelled one word. Your logic is overwhelming.

      (By the way, if I were you I’d maybe take my own advice about checking the spelling and grammar in my posts so I don’t come across looking illiterate.)

  12. hockeyfan1701 - May 14, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Unbelievable the way people act.

  13. quonce - May 14, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    new jersey or face impeachment

  14. brian32556 - May 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    He’s already proven himself a Ranger fan, so he can’t go back on it. The best thing for him to do is lie low at the Devil’s game (if he goes at all) and have fun at the Garden! LET’S GO RANGERS!!

  15. rpiotr01 - May 14, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    May the best concession stands win!

  16. klink6224 - May 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Gov. Cheeseburger can choke! Screw him and his “loyalities” .. total asshole

  17. vismund11 - May 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    He should for a better Education budget that he’s continually slashed. He’s a terrible Governor and and even worse person.

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