As the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes faced off in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Thursday night, Hamilton the Pig stopped by the Boxcar Bar+Arcade to hype up Hurricanes fans.
Hamilton, Carolina’s good luck mascot/charm, was planning on spending the entire evening at Boxcar, but cut his visit short after noticing that The Pit Authentic Barbecue was next door.
Hamilton told reporters he became distressed about being so close to The Pit and insisted that his handlers take him somewhere else.
“Unbelievable,” Hamilton said. “Like ‘hey Hamilton, thanks for all your good luck, whaddya say we go hang out next door to a place where your buddies get eaten?'”
“I was like hell no, we gotta get up out this b****.”
Hamilton ended up going to the Carolina Ale House to finish watching the game.
“How would you feel if someone took you to a place next door to Jeffrey Dahmer’s Good Eats?” Hamilton asked. “At least if I made the trip to Boston then I wouldn’t have had to worry about that, because they don’t have real barbecue up there.”
One Hurricanes fan said he was angry that Hamilton left Boxcar so quickly.
“So what if The Pit is next door?” the fan asked. “It’s not like they were going to take him into the kitchen and cook him. He should’ve double-checked the damn GPS.”
Another Hurricanes fan questioned whether Hamilton’s distress somehow jinxed the team, which fell to the Bruins 5-2.
“Hamilton is our good luck charm,” the fan told reporters. “We can do better than to take him anywhere within smelling distance of a barbecue joint. It probably cost us the game by giving the Canes some of that bad juju.”
“It’s like drinking Jobu’s rum. It’s very bad.”
Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals is scheduled for Sunday at 3 pm in Boston.