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Explaining weirdo cackle, Jack Edwards calls out Philly fans

On March 30, during the second period of a Bruins – Flyers matchup, Boston play-by-play man and now infamous hockey legend, Jack Edwards, witnessed Milan Lucic bowl over Flyers’ defenseman Randy Jones from behind.  The crowd thought a boarding could have been called and made a typical groan at the sight of no referee calling the slight infraction.  Edwards then hollered with glee with what quickly became a youtube.com must see.

“Lucic hammers him! And down goes Jones,” Edwards screamed.  “And how’s this for irony, the crowd wants a call for a hit from behind! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.”

The sound clip sent shock waves into the hockey community.  Edward’s lack of professionalism, unflappable bias and overindulgent hate for Jones, had many scratching their heads as to why the man still has a job.  But during an interview with hockey blog “Puck the Media”, Edwards attacks Philadelphia fans and the organization for not canceling the 2007-08 season after Jones knocked Patrice Bergeron out with a boarding.

“The Philadelphia media swallowed the PR spin whole to the point that the Philadelphia fans now, in revisionist history, a lot of them think that hit by Jones was not a significant hit,” he said.  “That there was no problem with it, and that it was just the circumstance that resulted in Jones’ suspension.  For that crowd to whine and moan after a perfectly legal shoulder-to-shoulder hit, that sent Jones in a non-threatening angle down behind the goal, not face first but sideways into the boards.  For them to whine that there should be a hit from behind, frankly, was hilarious.  Anybody who can’t connect those two dots, and see the humor in the crowd, not at the hit by Lucic but the crowd’s reaction, you’re distorting the story or have no sense of humor.

“The point is: lighten up folks!  I mean, you’re just dead wrong about that one, just dead wrong, and for them to plead for a call for Randy Jones’ benefit was just such a twist of karma that I actually found it hilarious,”

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“HA HA HA” Boston’s Edwards stuns viewers with laugh after boarding

During the second period of the Flyers –  Bruins match up on Sunday, Bruins’ forward Milan Lucic threw himself  into the turned body of defenseman Randy Jones.  The borderline play could have been cited for boarding, but wasn’t, sending the Flyers’ home crowd into a groaning frenzy.  That’s when Bruins’ play-by-play man Jack Edwards struck.

“Lucic hammers him! And down goes Jones,” Edwards screamed into the mic.  “And how’s this for irony, the crowd wants a call for a hit from behind! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.”

The reference was due to an incident last season, when petite Bruin Patrice Bergeron, turned his back to a charging Jones, who put him face first into the boards, ending Bergeron’s season with a severe concussion.  Jones, who is not known for dirty (or physical) play, was suspended and was apologetic.  But apparently Edwards doesn’t forgive and forget.

The evil laugh and unprofessional nature  shocked out of town Philadelphia fans, who watched the telecast from Yahoo Sports, which streamed the Boston feed.

“That was the most unprofessional thing I’ve ever heard in a sports broadcast,” said one Philly fan located in Boston, on the message board Flyersphans.com.

But Edwards still wasn’t finished.  What the youtube.com video doesn’t show is Edwards yelling “Cry me a river!” after a replay of the hit.

Edwards  reputation proceeds him as an enormous homer.  And despite whether you are for or against the Bruins or Flyers, it’s hard to disagree.

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