The Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes face off in Game 1 of the NHL Eastern Conference Final on Thursday. With that in mind, 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.”
Alexander makes his appearance at about the 16:30 mark of the following audio clip, and Toucher hangs up on him at about the 21-minute mark:
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Apparently nobody informed Toucher that most people in North Carolina have a southern accent, and Alexander’s accent wasn’t even that bad here.
And just because Alexander is from a southern state means he doesn’t understand hockey? He seemed to be making good points in the interview and dropping good nuggets on the Hurricanes ahead of the series, which should interest Bruins fans listening.
Not to mention that people from Boston shouldn’t really be mocking other accents.