January 15, 2010
As a Jersey native, I have no problem with MTV's "Jersey Shore," despite protests from other Garden Staters who believe the show unfairly depicts summer boardwalk crawlers as over-tanned bubbleheads or muscle-headed morons who fight so often that Alain Vigneault is an honorary executive producer on the show.
This is because it's difficult for me to dismiss these creatures as reality show inventions when I basically went to high school with them.
But as a hockey fan ... please, ladies of "Jersey Shore," never attend another NHL game again. Ever. Not even Devils/Flyers, your natural habitat. It will only lead to more moments like this, as their sudden national fame leads an intrepid Fox Sports reporter to interact with Snooki and friends during last night's 4-0 Los Angeles Kings' win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Is it wrong that I stopped caring about Snooki when that Ziggy jersey walked by? Probably not. Who knew ancient announcer Bob Miller was a huge fan of the 'Jerz'?
Last month, we hoped celebrity eye-candy would start pouring back into Staples Center for Kings games now that the team is competitive again. Obviously, we were talking about real celebrities, like Heidi Montag. Guess JWoww will do. From Life In Hockeywood:
Three of the cast mates from the MTV series Jersey Shore made an appearance at the (Los Angeles Kings)/Ducks game, dripping in their full "Guidaness." Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Angelina "Jolie" Pivarnick took Staples by storm. Snooki, (the one in the middle) was the girl who got punched in the face by some random dude during an argument at some random bar on the show.
That they attended a game with no less than three fights must have felt like a warm blanket. Anyhoo, we thank the girls of "Jersey Shore" for apparently rolling solo, sparing us the sight of "The Situation" on the Jumbotron. Yuck.