No one’s suggesting that he should’ve held onto his OG tone for the amount of time he’s been living out here, but good lord, hanging around a professional Australian rules football club for the better part of 5 years straight has done an absolute number on Mason Cox‘s accent. And lord, he put it on full display during a TV cross at an NFL game earlier today.

The Collingwood big man and Dallas native is currently back home visiting family during the AFL off-season, and coach Nathan Buckley just-so-happens to be over there with him right now.

Earlier today, the duo took in the Dallas Cowboys/Philadelphia Eagles clash at AT&T Stadium, which included a little pre-match media duty thanks to a quick live cross with the Sportscenter team on ESPN.

While the questions themselves are more than a bit naff – particularly one where they relate the bigness of Cox to the bigness of the screen inside the stadium and get him to just… react to that – it’s Mason’s accent which’ll draw the most wrinkled brows, what with it sounding less like “Yankee living in Australia for half a decade” now as it does more “pissed fuckhead in a clothes basket being pushed down some stairs.”

I tell you, you move to a place and you swear you’ll never lose your original accent, but then you start doing a half-baked impression of the native tongue when ordering pizza on the phone because “it’s easier,” and then it just goes to complete shit.