Don't tell Tom Brady or Bill Belichick, but Mark Wahlberg might be jumping ship. It's nothing personal, nor is it a reflection upon the win-loss record of the Patriots. Wahlberg may just be making a decision tied to the various businesses that he is involved with.
Monday, Wahlberg made a trip to visit the Dallas Cowboys at training camp and promote an upcoming partnership with the franchise. While this was strictly a business trip, Wahlberg did spend time taking photos with players and contemplating a change with his rooting interests.
"I'm excited that, you know, I get to open up a Wahlburgers in Dallas, my first one in Texas," Walhberg said. "I don't have one at Gillette [Stadium]. I've got one right here in Frisco, Texas, baby. I'm excited. That's a lot of love. I might have to change my blue. Well, I'll tell you. There's a lot of love there, I know where I eat. I'm just really excited. I've been spending a lot of time in Dallas."
Jokes about switching allegiances aside, he will be opening up a Wahlburgers at the Cowboys facility, which is a major move considering that the burger franchise is primarily located on the east coast.
Wahlberg continued to explain that he has a special place in his heart for the Dallas Cowboys. In fact, he even went so far as to say that he could see a matchup in Super Bowl LIV between America's Team (Dallas) and his favorite team. If this happened, Wahlberg believes that it would be the first "stress-free" Super Bowl that he will have attended simply because he would be happy with either team winning.0comments
While it's a definite sign of confidence to see Wahlberg promoting a Cowboys/Patriots Super Bowl matchup, it does seem a little far-fetched that he would be changing his allegiances. After all, this is the man that sneaked into Tom Brady's bedroom during the film Ted 2. Wahlberg has also been a fixture in the luxury box at Patriots games, whether they were played in the regular season or in the playoffs. Would he really start rooting for the Cowboys due to a restaurant partnership?
Ultimately, it's very unlikely that Wahlberg will become a die-hard Cowboys fan, but he will have a vested interest in America's Team throughout the season. The intriguing aspect will be gauging his reaction to the Nov. 24 matchup between the two teams.