N.J. Gov. Christie admits he's a Cowboys fan

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is not about to win many popularity contests these days, and this certainly can't help, especially in South Jersey:

Christie admits he is a Cowboys fan.

"Listen, I grew up in the early 1970s and became a huge Roger Staubach fan and a Cowboys fan," Christie told the Star-Ledger, of Newark, in an interview about sports in the state. "Believe me, it doesn't get me anything political around here because the Giants fans hate me, the Eagles fans hate me, it doesn't matter. But you grow up rooting for a team. That's just the way it works."

Christie said his son is a huge Jets fan, so he has become "a secondary Jets fan."

Asked if he ever considered faking it or hiding his allegiance, Christie laughed.

"I don't nuance much very well," he said. "You know what? I always hated Hillary Clinton wearing a Cubs hat or a Yankees hat. I'm a Cowboys fan, I'm a Mets fan, I'm a Rangers fan, I'm a Knicks fan.

"I've got the Devils and the Nets in New Jersey, but I grew up when the Nets were on Long Island and the Devils didn't exist. It's not that I don't want the Devils to do well. I want them to do well when they're playing anybody but the Rangers. That's who I grew up rooting for."