A lot of it just comes with a pride standpoint of being from New Jersey. People who live in Monmouth, Ocean and the Shore area seem to take a lot of pride in the area itself, ie. organizations such as Benny Go Home. It's tough to be so prideful in your area and state and then turn around and be a wannabe guido NYR fan.
This is exactly it. I went to Southern California with some friends last month and my Rangers fan roommate kept saying, "Man we don't have stuff like this in Jersey!" Pretty much everything we did there we can do here, except we have public transportation and even if we don't use it it's a shorter drive out here.
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 grew up in Iselin, lived in Piscataway, New Brunswick, and Somerset while attending Rutgers, and now I live in Highland Park. I consider all of these towns Central Jersey. They are obviously not South and they are too different than typical North Jersey towns to be considered North Jersey.
Edited by devilsfan26, 22 August 2012 - 01:01 PM.
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