Chris Christie booed by students for backing Dallas Cowboys

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Gov. Chris Christie elicited boos from students at an elementary school in New Jersey on Tuesday after he explained that he was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys — not the New York Jets or Giants.

Christie admitted that it probably wasn’t a very popular answer in New Jersey — explaining that it always made his political advisors nervous.

His excuse was that while he was growing up he was always a fan of Cowboy’s quarterback Roger Staubach – even though is Dad was a fan of the Giants.

“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, you know, 8, 9 years old.”

Christie explained that his Dad would yell at the TV set during Giants games which made him want to root for a good team.

“I used to think to myself, why would you root for a team that makes you angry?” he said. “So I decided not to and the Cowboys were real good then and I liked Roger Staubach.”

Christie added that he was a fan of the New York Mets even though “they stink,” and was also a fan of the New York Knicks.

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