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.

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Couple of thoughts:

  1. This was a disrespectful douche move in general. The guy didn’t say or do anything to justify hanging up on him.
  2. Nobody who lives in Boston should ever make fun of somebody else’s accent.
  3. 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.