Social media was buzzing yesterday over reports that Gov. Chris Christie’s next job could find him hosting a sports radio talk show.

Christie will leave office next January just a few weeks after longtime host Mike Francesa gives up his afternoon slot on WFAN in New York and there seems to be some interest on both sides to explore options and opportunities. The governor has been a frequent guest and co-host on the radio station, is a sports fan and would certainly bring name recognition with him so maybe this is not such a longshot.

Christie is going to need a job in January and it does not appear he’s headed to Washington D.C. anytime soon so sports talk radio close to home might fit the bill.  Of course Christie makes monthly appearances on our sister station NJ 101.5 during the popular “Ask the Governor” program so he has talk radio experience.

Often rude, arrogant and obnoxious he might soon find his calling although being a Dallas Cowboys fan in the New York market is an interesting dynamic.

There is nothing pretty about high school wrestling unless you call sweaty guys grabbing, clenching and rolling around on a mat for six minutes pretty.  It’s a sport that at times seems better suited for the days of gladiators then today and one in which you rarely see smiles, even from the winners.  However in today’s era of pampered and spoiled athletes wrestling is one sport where there are no shortcuts.

Sure some just have more talent but the winners are usually those who just work harder than the next guy.  As a sport wrestling teaches many life lessons.

I was deeply saddened to hear the news that Joan Christie of Pelican Island had passed away at the age of 88.  She was a teacher at the Seaside Heights Elementary School but during the summer operated a cotton candy stand on the Casino Pier for 40 years.

For more than a few of them I worked for my father nearby and was one of her loyal customers because she sold this delicious cherry soda from the fountain. I remember it like it was yesterday.  My condolences to her daughters Beth and Barbara.



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