Saw this on Awful Announcing this morning. It doesn’t have anything to do with Philly, but the story made me cringe and I felt like it was worth posting.
The Boston Bruins are playing the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals. Game one tonight at 8 p.m.
From the article:
…Boston radio station WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub) had Raleigh News and Observer Hurricanes beat writer Chip Alexander on “Toucher & Rich” to talk hockey Wednesday morning.
After Alexander was on the phone for just over four minutes, host Fred Toucher hung up on him. Toucher explained, “I just can’t listen to a guy with a southern accent talk about hockey.”
Here’s the clip in question. Alexander comes on around the 16 minute mark and Toucher hangs up about five minutes late.
After the jump:
— 98.5 The Sports Hub (@985TheSportsHub) May 8, 2019
Couple of thoughts:
- This was a disrespectful douche move in general. The guy didn’t say or do anything to justify hanging up on him.
- Nobody who lives in Boston should ever make fun of somebody else’s accent.
- Toucher isn’t even from Boston, he’s a Detroit native.
Hurricanes by 400 million tonight. I pray to the Lord Jesus in Heaven for a Carolina sweep. And Don Cherry can also go pound sand for complaining about the ‘Canes postgame celebrations.
Ugh, I hate the Boston Bruins. Even just saying that team name makes me uncomfortable. It makes me wanna projectile vomit from the top of the Bunker Hill Monument.