New Jersey is a very nice place, full of leafy affluent suburbs. Really, it is. But, for whatever reason, people always like to dump on the Garden State. This Jersey hate, which used to manifest itself in "what exit are you from?" jabs and jokes about voluminous hair, has just gotten worse since the abomination that is 'Jersey Shore' began gracing television sets in December of 2009.

In fact, during the New Jersey Devils' Stanley Cup hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Monday night in LA, Devils players had to deal with the permanent pop cultural stench that emits from the Jersey Shore casts' spray tans when Kings' fans taunted them with big head signs of Snooki, The Situation and Pauly D.

Of course Jersey residents would be quick to tell you that most of these artificially darkened characters aren't actually from New Jersey. But, then again, most of the Devils players are actually from places like Canada and Russia, so the taunt seems oddly fitting.

Anyway, the tactic may have worked because the Devils dropped the game 4-0 and now trail the series 3-0. If the Devils are able to win game four and bring the Stanley Cup finals back to Newark, expect Jersey fans to return the favor by making the Kings' players stare at large posters of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' stars Taylor Armstrong and Brandi Glanville.

Eh, who are we kidding. It's just not the same.

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