TBS Baseball Crew Recreates "Boom Goes The Dynamite" Highlight Reel

To help ring in the playoffs, TBS had the crew from its studio baseball show do a new version of the famous "Boom Goes The Dynamite" highlight disaster. It's a pretty well-struck parody. » 9/30/14 2:34pm 9/30/14 2:34pm

Jimmy Roberts Gave Brian Collins A Shout-Out With A "Boom Goes The…

We've been on top of Brian Collins's career for more than five years now, but it surely must be a highlight of his life for him to hear NBC sportscaster Jimmy Roberts use his catchphrase "Boom Goes The Dynamite" to describe dynamite going boom. [NBC] » 3/25/12 7:10pm 3/25/12 7:10pm

Deadspin I-Team: Is The "Boom Goes The Dynamite" Guy Joining The Army?

His name is Brian Collins. He is the unfortunate soul above that we have come to know and love. First, he was a student sportscaster at Ball State University. Then, he worked at a television station in Waco, Texas, and eventually Alexandria, Minnesota. We thought the last chapter in his story was this display of… » 11/05/11 2:00pm 11/05/11 2:00pm

The Boom Goes The Dynamite Guy Tries His Hand At Intentional Comedy

This post is, of course, half public apology to the friends of Deadspin I may have offended last week, when I did not really know who Daniel Tosh was and, accordingly, did not give him due respect when Manny Pacquiao punched him in the face. » 5/25/11 6:50pm 5/25/11 6:50pm

Boom Goes The Student Sportscast: America East Report Is Uncomfortable,…

There is a lot going on in this America East basketball report from the University of Hartford's student-run TV station — so much, even, that tipster Christopher declares it "the next boom goes the dynamite." There's no instant catchphrase in this 30-minute segment (we've cut it down to the real highlights, but the… » 3/09/11 4:45pm 3/09/11 4:45pm

Remembering The "Lorchcast," Worst Sportscast Ever

On Dec. 19, 1995, Matt Lorch, a fill-in sportscaster for KHQA in Quincy, Illinois, endured nearly six minutes on-air with malfunctioning videos, unplanned catch-phrases, and one of the most heartbreaking sighs ever sighed. Fifteen years later, we remember Lorchcast. » 12/21/10 12:15am 12/21/10 12:15am

"Boom Goes The Dynamite" Kid Lands On His Feet

When we last checked in on Brian "No One Knows My Real Name" Collins, he was the victim of downsizing at a Waco TV station. Well, he's back, at the ABC affiliate in Alexandria, Minn. We wish him the best. [KSAX] » 10/12/10 11:15am 10/12/10 11:15am

Introducing Charles Clinton: The Worst Sideline Reporter Ever (UPDATE)

Charlie Clinton is the sideline reporter for University of Michigan hockey games, guys. He's actually fairly knowledgeable about the sport, but his delivery is just a little awkward, guys. Needless to say, Brian Collins has some competition, guys. H/T Landon, guys. » 6/04/10 2:45pm 6/04/10 2:45pm

Brian Collins' Waco Job Has Gone Boom (Update)

Just two days after Bob Costas used Brian Collins' signature catch phrase, Busted Coverage published an item pointing out that Collins' days as a Waco newscaster might be over. We can confirm that Collins' gig has, indeed, been dynamited. » 6/22/09 11:45am 6/22/09 11:45am

Bob Costas Goes The Dynamite

What inspired Bob Costas to do his best Brian Collins, I'm still not sure, but the bigger headscratcher is how Al Roker has turned into the face of this year's U.S. Open. [via Fark] » 6/21/09 12:00pm 6/21/09 12:00pm

The Academy Awards Finally Recognizes 'Boom Goes The Dynamite'

And the Oscar for best unintentionally hilarious sports catch phrase goes to ... the "Boom Goes the Dynamite" guy! (Applause). Here's Will Smith to present the award. » 2/23/09 10:15am 2/23/09 10:15am

Brian Collins' Career Finally Gets A Boom

Brian Collins, the flustered college sportscaster thrust into internet infamy thanks to his woeful " Boom Goes The Dynamite! » 8/21/08 11:30am 8/21/08 11:30am" display, has finally seen his hard work and humiliation pay off for him in the best way possible — an actual on-air job. The 2008 Ball State graduate has apparently latched on full-time with…

One Man's TV Nightmare Is Another's Comedy Gold


If you're like me, you're tired of boring TV segments in which the sports anchor doesn't stumble over words or get his video clips mixed up. Too slick, too conventional. Give me a guy like Huntington University's Tom Brodbeck any day. Bewildered, sweaty, completely out of his element; this is a sportscast I can… » 1/16/08 1:05pm 1/16/08 1:05pm

Boom Goes A Young Man's Dignity

If you've ever wondered what happened to the people who star in those internet videos that make you laugh, the answer appears to be, well, nothing good. Brian Collins, he of "Boom Goes The Dynamite" fame, talks about his experience here. » 6/17/06 4:25pm 6/17/06 4:25pm

See? Highlights Are Harder Than They Look

Yes, yes, we know this is old — seven months old, in fact — but we only recently saw it, it's a slow holiday weekday and, besides, it's tremendously, brain-hurting funny. » 12/28/05 3:45pm 12/28/05 3:45pm