January 10, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will stick with the same ritual that has proven so effective during the Cowboys current 5-0 streak. This time, however, he will be paying his own way to Green Bay for Sunday night's NFC Divisional playoff against the Packers.
Christie has come under fire since his office disclosed that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had been paying for Christie’s box seats and private jet flights. Meanwhile, Eagles, Jets and Giants fans in New Jersey are furious about his lifelong Cowboys fandom.
According to CBSPhilly, a spokesman for the potential presidential contender confirmed the governor will again be seated with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for the 8:15 ET kickoff at Lambeau Field.
“Not wanting to risk breaking the team’s 5-0 streak by messing with karma, Governor Christie, his orange sweater and his son Andrew will all travel to Lambeau Field this weekend to attend the game against the Green Bay Packers,” spokesman Michael Drewniak said in a statement.
CBSPhilly reports Jones regards Christie as his team’s “mojo” because the team has won the last five games Christie has attended wearing his good luck sweater. The Cowboys co-own a company that has a contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which Christie controls together with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Drewniak said Christie will pay out of his own pocket this time, despite insistence from the governor's office that the gifts are permitted by an executive order under the state’s ethics rule.
“The Governor will be paying for travel and tickets for himself, his sweater and his son to make sure we keep silliness out of the football season,” he said.