Make fun all you want, but 4/20 is truly one of the most underrated holidays. And no, it’s not due to the fact that marijuana is socially acceptable for the day.

As a nonpartaker, I would have no idea of the date, except for the fun food specials. If you’ve never noticed, look around and you’ll see how eateries celebrate NJ weed lovers on their unofficial holiday: April 20. Some of the food deals are unbeatable. And they’re all fun.

Ever since I was informed about this very special day, each year I look forward to seeing what new creations restaurants and fast food locations come up with, and of course the puns they use to introduce them. Luckily the expectations have been met this year, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate 4/20 in Jersey.

The first crazy promotion has been created by none other than Doritos. They have just released a line of wireless headphones, and the first 100 orders will receive a “dust tray” which is meant to be used for Dorito dust, among other things.

Then, there’s TGI Fridays. This year they are offering up a “Blazed & Glazed” bundle, which includes chicken tenders in a special sauce, New England mini-rolls and of course fries. You will get $4 off your $20 order when you order on 4/20.

The final promotion to share is from Jimmy Johns and it’s definitely the most clever.

They will be having an elevation checker on 4/20, where customers can get a discount depending on their “elevation level.” These are just a few promotions among the rest, but look around. This is definitely the day to take advantage of a good discount, especially if you find yourself with the munchies.

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The 2002-2003 New Jersey Nets: The last time the NBA Finals came through NJ

In 2012 the Nets made their Brooklyn debut, but before that, New Jersey was the home of the Nets dating back to 1977.

The franchise was born in 1967, under the name the New Jersey Americans. They played their games in Teaneck as part of the American Basketball Association. One year later they moved to Long Island, becoming the New York Nets.

It was there the team won two ABA championships in 1973-74 and 1975-76. The very next year the Nets, along with three other basketball franchises, were absorbed into the NBA as part of a merger deal, abolishing the ABA. 

When the Nets first moved to New Jersey, they played their home games at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. Then in 1981, they moved into the home many of us remember them in the most, the Brendan Byrne Arena in the Meadowlands in East Rutherford (later named the Continental Airlines Arena, then Izod center). 

After years of losing, The Nets made it to two straight NBA Finals in 2001-02 and 2002-03. In 2002-03, the final time they sniffed the championship, the team lost to the San Antonio Spurs.

It would be the last time the Nets sniffed the title, but their efforts added them to New Jersey lore forever.

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