ABC-7 L.A. Sportscaster Has Trouble Pronouncing Jonathan Marchessault’s Name

Marzalshow? Apologizes to @JMarchessault18 for our local anchor being clueless when it comes to French Canadian names. All he has to do is ask someone or listen to the highlight before he goes on the air but just doesn’t care enough.

— ABC7Error (@abc7error) May 17, 2018

Here we go again with yet another facepalm from ABC7-L.A., the channel you watch if you want to watch local news that clearly doesn’t give a shiit if they get things right. After all, it’s Los Angeles and the people watching the news don’t care if you get a Canadian hockey player’s name right. Let’s go to the highlights and Jonathan Marchessault’s breakaway 35 seconds into Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

I’m not sure which sports department joker was behind the mic last night for ABC-7. Doesn’t matter. We’ve churned out these posts during the playoffs for years. Nobody does NHL playoff coverage like ABC-7. And this won’t be the last time they’re completely embarrassing before all is said and done.

The final score tonight was 4-2

— ABC7Error (@abc7error) May 17, 2018

By the way, I know you guys don’t care that much about the NHL, but can we appreciate Jonathan Marchessault’s +36 this season. He was -21 last year in Florida and rolls into Vegas and drops 75 points on the NHL. And, the guy has 8 goals, 9 assists in this year’s playoffs. He’d never scored a playoff goal in the NHL. I’m starting to think the gambling gods are behind this run for the Knights. All these years of that city being told they were a trash major league franchise city and yet here we are with the Golden Knights up 2-1 on the Jets after last night’s 4-2 win.

Now let’s go to Canada’s Sportsnet for a real French-Canadian pronunciation:

Some of ABC-7’s greatest hits:


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Lakers vs Magic with a Pistons logo.

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The Vancouver Canooks @Canucks

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Go Gonzaga!!!

(h/t Mr. Goldner)

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