Calling in this morning to a Philadelphia sports radio show, Gov. Christie gave his first live interview since the George Washington Bridge controversy erupted three weeks ago.
But the Republican governor faced no questions on the Angelo Cataldi show on 94WIP about the allegations that have clouded the start of his second term. Hosts said ground rules were set, and the conversation with Christie, which followed a discussion with a Playboy model about Friday' s Wing Bowl, would stick to sports and the Super Bowl.
With the Super Bowl in East Rutherford on Sunday, Christie talked about the state 's safety preparations and its rivalry with New York - the two NFL teams with New York in front of their names actually play in New Jersey - and the precedent this weekend's event could set for other cold-weather cities looking to host a Super Bowl, including Philadelphia.
"We're happy to be the guinea pig," Christie said, adding, "I know that Philadelphia as a city is a place that can handle this too."