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#41 Zubie#8

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

Reality check. I've lived in Monmouth since 1966. I still count 2 to 1 Rag fans over Devs fans all the time. I was at a place called the Fireside Bar taking a friend out who got a major college basketball head coaching job during the playoffs. This is in Freehold by Marlboro. They had Ranger sh!t on the walls and when I asked a server WTF???, he tells me, "This is a Rangers bar". Of course I was pissed and vowed to go there later in the series, never did though.

Moore's Tavern in Freehold had fistfights after Game 6.

Mike Haviland and his family were all Ranger fans.

Then.......during the finals at an event at Manalapan Rec park, I jostled with about 8 little kids who were all rooting for the Kings because they were all transplanted Ranger fan families.

Not as supportive as you'd think.

Of course theres a ton of Rags fans in this county but the number of Devil fans is very high.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:51 PM

Great response above but in terms off Essex and Morris, it's pretty hard to say.. I know in western Essex where I live the Devils definitely are the majority, but there are also a bunch of Rags fans.. I think it seems like there are more because they are a vocal minority

Morris might be a result of people who work in the city.. The area has a lot of money and it ain't from farming, so I'd have to guess its from NYC

Somerset is weird.. I work here and everyone I know are either Devils or don't care for hockey.. But I was at a bar down here (Green Knoll Grill) and apparently the Islanders do viewing parties there every season.. Just south is Princeton which starts Flyers country



I live and work in Somerset County and it is solidly Devils country with some Rags fans and very few Philly fans. You are right though as there also seems to be a decent amount of Islanders fans but those tend to be an older generation who grew up during the 80's dynasty period. I guess they didn't like or want to be Rags fans and at the time before the Devils came they just picked the Islanders for a variety of reasons and stuck with them.

Isn't the GKH owner a Devils fan and the cheerleading coach a waitress there (or was one there)? That would be a great place to have a viewing party. Also during this year's run in the playoffs places like Buffalo Wild Wings in Bridgewater and the Office also in Bridgewater had a ton of Devils fans watching the games wearing jerseys and all that jazz. Would love to have a viewing party nearby that is not far (Texas Arizona), small (Anthony's Coal Fired), or have expensive, terrible food (Miami Mike's).
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:06 PM

In Monmouth County, unless you are in the Sayreville area, you are South Jersey.

Sayreville is Middlesex County.

Monmouth County is dead on Central Jersey.........it's not South Jersey, that's silly.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:07 PM

I have heard claims from people who live in both Morristown and in Jackson that they live in "Central Jersey." That is just utter nonsense and when there is such a large disparity as to where it starts and ends from person to person then you know people don't know what they hell they are talking about.

The dividing line is from the Driscoll bridge area going SW and then hitting at about Trenton. In Monmouth County, unless you are in the Sayreville area, you are South Jersey.


Just because there's not a consensus as to what is central jersey doesn't mean it doesn't exist lol. Central jersey def exists in the minds of its residents, myself included. Id say driscoll bridge to 195 is a rough map of central jersey. Also, sayreville is not in monmouth county...and very few ppl would consider monmouth south jersey.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

I live and work in Somerset County and it is solidly Devils country with some Rags fans and very few Philly fans. You are right though as there also seems to be a decent amount of Islanders fans but those tend to be an older generation who grew up during the 80's dynasty period. I guess they didn't like or want to be Rags fans and at the time before the Devils came they just picked the Islanders for a variety of reasons and stuck with them.

Isn't the GKH owner a Devils fan and the cheerleading coach a waitress there (or was one there)? That would be a great place to have a viewing party. Also during this year's run in the playoffs places like Buffalo Wild Wings in Bridgewater and the Office also in Bridgewater had a ton of Devils fans watching the games wearing jerseys and all that jazz. Would love to have a viewing party nearby that is not far (Texas Arizona), small (Anthony's Coal Fired), or have expensive, terrible food (Miami Mike's).


Yeah I was pushing for GKH and will try so again although not being a General makes it tough.. The Devils Dancers coach does work there and I do believe the owner is a Devils fan.. That would kick ass for me since I work in Branchburg down 22 West
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:56 PM

Just because there's not a consensus as to what is central jersey doesn't mean it doesn't exist lol. Central jersey def exists in the minds of its residents, myself included. Id say driscoll bridge to 195 is a rough map of central jersey. Also, sayreville is not in monmouth county...and very few ppl would consider monmouth south jersey.


Since the consensus is all over the place that further proves central jersey idea is nonsense. I live in somerset county and I've had many people say I'm I'm central jersey and equally as many say I'm in north jersey. Hell I've heard a few say central jersey is between 80 and 195. That's just nuts.

The way I explained how there is a north and south jersey makes it clear cut and organized.

Also I noticed every person whom I told they were in north jersey when they insisted they are central had no complaints about it. It's only the people who are in south jersey who keep insisting they are in central jersey and desperately do not want to be known as being in south jersey. I'm looking at you Monmouth county people with that one.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:34 PM

Since the consensus is all over the place that further proves central jersey idea is nonsense. I live in somerset county and I've had many people say I'm I'm central jersey and equally as many say I'm in north jersey. Hell I've heard a few say central jersey is between 80 and 195. That's just nuts.

The way I explained how there is a north and south jersey makes it clear cut and organized.

Also I noticed every person whom I told they were in north jersey when they insisted they are central had no complaints about it. It's only the people who are in south jersey who keep insisting they are in central jersey and desperately do not want to be known as being in south jersey. I'm looking at you Monmouth county people with that one.

I agree.

I live in Burlington County which is obviously South Jersey. However, I view Monmouth as North Jersey because I find that the majority of people root for NY/North Jersey sports teams. The "Mason-Dixon line" is from Mercer county up imo
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:24 PM

I agree.

I live in Burlington County which is obviously South Jersey. However, I view Monmouth as North Jersey because I find that the majority of people root for NY/North Jersey sports teams. The "Mason-Dixon line" is from Mercer county up imo


Woot Burlington!! My gf lives in Burlington county (Beverly, just south of Burlington City) so its been a blast wearing my Devils gear all over the place..

Not sure if you made it to the South Jersey viewing party in Westampton that I got the Devils to have but we had a 60 person turnout so hopefully it will be back
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:30 PM

Also I noticed every person whom I told they were in north jersey when they insisted they are central had no complaints about it. It's only the people who are in south jersey who keep insisting they are in central jersey and desperately do not want to be known as being in south jersey. I'm looking at you Monmouth county people with that one.

Just plain silly. But whatever.........

That's literally the first time in my life I've been told I'm from South Jersey !! :lol:
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:49 PM

Woot Burlington!! My gf lives in Burlington county (Beverly, just south of Burlington City) so its been a blast wearing my Devils gear all over the place..

Not sure if you made it to the South Jersey viewing party in Westampton that I got the Devils to have but we had a 60 person turnout so hopefully it will be back

I'm in Mount Laurel which is about 20 mins from Philly and it was so great when we beat them. My brother is a Fkyers fan, all my friends are Flyers fans, etc. etc.

I didn't get a chance to go to the viewing parties in Southhampton only because I was still in Rhode Island for school. I wanna go to the next one though. It'd be great to meet some Devils fans who go through the same sh!t I do day in and day out lol
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:54 PM

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:00 PM

Reality check. I've lived in Monmouth since 1966. I still count 2 to 1 Rag fans over Devs fans all the time. I was at a place called the Fireside Bar taking a friend out who got a major college basketball head coaching job during the playoffs. This is in Freehold by Marlboro. They had Ranger sh!t on the walls and when I asked a server WTF???, he tells me, "This is a Rangers bar". Of course I was pissed and vowed to go there later in the series, never did though.

Moore's Tavern in Freehold had fistfights after Game 6.

Mike Haviland and his family were all Ranger fans.

Then.......during the finals at an event at Manalapan Rec park, I jostled with about 8 little kids who were all rooting for the Kings because they were all transplanted Ranger fan families.

Not as supportive as you'd think.

Yeah I went to high school in the district and I've also done observation hours in another school in the district as well. Definitely a ton of Ranger fans. Manalapan will always have a ton of wannabe New Yorkers.

Go east though. During the playoffs, all the Shore towns were painted red. They had a viewing party in Edgar's in Manasquan/Brielle. Squan Tavern is certainly a Devils bar. At the boardwalk at Point, I would make it a point to wear Devils stuff. Incredible amount of high fives. Brick will always be Jimmy Dowdsville. Belmar this summer I have seen a ton of Devils stuff.

Always replying with a "Let's go Devils" or something else pro Devils related.

Edited by Devils Pride 26, 21 August 2012 - 08:01 PM.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:31 PM

Since the consensus is all over the place that further proves central jersey idea is nonsense. I live in somerset county and I've had many people say I'm I'm central jersey and equally as many say I'm in north jersey. Hell I've heard a few say central jersey is between 80 and 195. That's just nuts.

The way I explained how there is a north and south jersey makes it clear cut and organized.

Also I noticed every person whom I told they were in north jersey when they insisted they are central had no complaints about it. It's only the people who are in south jersey who keep insisting they are in central jersey and desperately do not want to be known as being in south jersey. I'm looking at you Monmouth county people with that one.

I can understand where you are coming from since I grew up in the town next to you, though I was pretty much directly on the border of Morris, Union, and Somerset counties so that adds to the confusion. I'd say people up here are split on whether or not we are north or central jersey while all of my friends at Monmouth University say I'm north jersey and though they are geographically central, I always feel like I'm in south jersey when I'm there or chilling with friends in Trenton.

My own personal radical view on New Jersey is this: North Jersey, North Central Jersey, West Jersey, South Central Jersey, Jersey Shore, and South Jersey. (I'd get more technical on dividing lines if I wasn't so tired but I really feel like you can split it up like this.)

So I can consider myself in North Central Jersey being in the town at the southernmost point of Morris County.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:38 PM

Squan Tavern is certainly a Devils bar.

True. They have been forever.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:30 PM

An easy way to solve this is to go to a local modell's and see what gear they are selling. The Monmouth mall sells philly, nj, and ny stuff; therefore I claim Monmouth county is indeed "Central Jersey." Also, It's tough to say if Belmar is more Devils or Rangers because all the guidos drive down from NY to fist-pump at Djais every summer.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:03 AM

Central jersey mostly exists in the minds of South Jersey people who don't want to be called South Jersey. Also I would not go by county as for Middlesex you have Piscataway that is most certainly North Jersey while areas like Dayton and Cranbury are certainly South Jersey.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

I live in Jackson, which is literally the geographic center of NJ. Since we are ocean county here, using a county level is just silly. Any of the towns nearby would therefore be Central NJ. Freehold, Millstone, Brick, Manchester, etc. East of Jackson is the shore region and Toms River doesn't call themselves Central jersey for a reason. Hamilton and west starts becoming Philly tv region.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:46 AM

Central jersey mostly exists in the minds of South Jersey people who don't want to be called South Jersey. Also I would not go by county as for Middlesex you have Piscataway that is most certainly North Jersey while areas like Dayton and Cranbury are certainly South Jersey.

Would you stop it already, my God. :rolleyes:

So by your estimation, there is no "Central Jersey", and anyone south of you is South Jersey.

You've hit the nail on the head........I am too ashamed to admit to someone with no clue from whatever Northern County to say I'm from 'South Jersey', therefore I have to go with the mythical "Central Jersey".

There must be no Central America either, I'm guessing.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

Would you stop it already, my God. :rolleyes:

So by your estimation, there is no "Central Jersey", and anyone south of you is South Jersey.

You've hit the nail on the head........I am too ashamed to admit to someone with no clue from whatever Northern County to say I'm from 'South Jersey', therefore I have to go with the mythical "Central Jersey".

There must be no Central America either, I'm guessing.



I never said anyone south of me is South Jersey. I said anyone south of the line that runs directly from the Driscoll Bridge to Trenton is south jersey. Most of Monmouth County therefore is South Jersey.

Central America is much different culturally than the rest of North America (US & Canada) while central jersey has no defining culture that is different than North or South Jersey.

Also if you want to be technical, if you look on any map those Central American countries are technically counted as North America. :whistling:

Edited by DevsMan84, 22 August 2012 - 10:27 AM.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

Central jersey mostly exists in the minds of South Jersey people who don't want to be called South Jersey. Also I would not go by county as for Middlesex you have Piscataway that is most certainly North Jersey while areas like Dayton and Cranbury are certainly South Jersey.

...I am from East Brunswick, and it's south of Piscataway and north of Cranbury, does this mean I get to say I'm from Central Jersey? :rolleyes:

But seriously, central Jersey exists between South Jersey and North Jersey.
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