February 2, 2014 1:00 am -

nfl-superbowlFans gathered in Times Square for the ceremonial “hand-off” of the Super Bowl to New Jersey greeted the state’s governor with a massive Bronx cheer:

The once-immensely popular Christie, his glow lost to scandal, sat stone-faced as he was razzed in Times Square for a typically upbeat Super Bowl event.

“You made it across the bridge?” howled one heckler as the problem-plagued Christie — in a navy Windbreaker and black scarf — sat impassively on the stage at Broadway and W. 43rd St.

One day after allegations that a lying Christie knew about the Bridgegate scandal as it happened, the governor sat uncomfortably in the spotlight on the eve of the Super Bowl.

Christie, whose state is host to the game, made brief remarks about the Broncos-Seahawks showdown before ducking away without answering questions about the latest revelations.

Recent polls showed the governor’s approval rating taking a huge hit amid charges about the George Washington Bridge lane closings and a Hurricane Sandy aid shakedown in Hoboken, N.J.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.