If anybody liked New Jersey governor Chris Christie before, all it took was one high-five to turn them against him.
The Delaware Valley was in a pretty sour mood on Sunday night already, with the Eagles looking sloppy in a big loss to the Cowboys. This is about the time when mobs begin to form and look for a singular entity at which to lob their thoughtless vitriol. It seemed like it was just going to be the cat again - look at it, lounging there luxuriously like Dez Bryant - but then an image of Christie came on screen.
Christie, the New Jersey native who somehow became a Cowboys fan and loves not apologizing for it, was sitting next to Jerry Jones and celebrating with him when the Cowboys scored - and even worse, when the Eagles faltered - which in this region is akin to giving the devil a shoulder rub. Probably worse.
Dick Vermeil didn't like it one bit, as he told the 94WIP Morning Show. From CBS Philly:
"How about Governor Christie ... I was pissed, I'll tell you that. My wife and I looked at each other. I said, 'How dumb can a governor be?' You gotta realize that this community, New Jersey community, there are a ton of fans. But you know there are other teams around—New York Giants also, Pittsburgh Steelers, all these teams right there."