Ryan to the Bruins, eh Diver? hmm. South Jersey to SoCal and finally to Boston. That would be one interesting accent.
Of course it could be worse. Could be Baltimore. Balmer is out there.
It's amazing that accents can immediately make people think certain things about you. New Yorkers are always thought to be pulling a fast one. Or they're assumed Italian, even though they might not have a drop of guinea blood in them.
Both them and Philly people are assumed to be both pushy, low brow and intrusive.
Boston folk are assumed jerks. Hence Mass-holes. Doesn't matter if they volunteer in a soup kitchen on weekends.
People have low expectations from Americans with the southern drawl, even if they happened to be well educated.
The English we assume know what they're talking about as long as it isn't Cockney, especially if it involves literature or the language itself. If it IS Cockney, well see our southern drawl.
New Orleanians, caun and creole are thought to be drunk. Some validity to that.
The midwestern (esp Wisconsin/Minnesota) accent comes across as innocent and rube. Canadian, too. It's assumed they're push overs. Chicago comes across as nice people with a touch of NY/NJ/PA 'Gee Eff Y' to their demeanor.
Everyone in Colorado is assumed granola.
SoCal loves to hang with their dudes and brosephs and everyone is incredibly fake.
Texas is texas.
Could go on and on. Pittsburgh/Yinzer, Ohio, Balttimore, etc. Accents will immediately trigger things in people's heads.
some thoughts about accents:
joisey and bahhhstun bother me the most. southern drawl is fine, and having lived down there, i can state it's way easier to fake a southern drawl than to pretend to NOT have one :)
as for the english - they have just as many as we do, i suspect - it's just that unless it's cockney, they all sound the same to us colonists. but not to them. here's a great example of how they feel about it:
bottom line - people from michigan and the northern rockies (wyoming and montana) don't have accents, and speak proper american. all the rest of u sound funny
howu doin!"How u doin?" Go to any game in Philly and that sticker is on every booth that takes your money when you try to park. It's there way of sayin "Hi! We're friendly! Honest. Now gimme your $20 and move your a$$. Take your first left hopefully you'l find something, sucker. Enjoy the game. Or don't."