Long Island is easily one of the most misunderstood of all islands, especially the longer ones. And whether or not they've actually been there, every New Yorker has feelings about it. Strong feelings. The rumors are abundant -- everyone is on steroids, Bob Costas was born fully formed in a lab in Commack -- and sometimes even true.
But the time has come for everyone to know the real deal. Laid out below are 25 things that will bring the soon-to-be-former home of the greatest NHL franchise of the early 1980s into significantly clearer focus.
1. You can buy beer anywhere that sells anything
Except, quite oddly, at liquor stores.
2. We didn't all play lacrosse growing up
But we do all own lacrosse shorts.
3. Fire Island isn't just full of naked people
It is full of Rocket Fuel, though.