‘Boom Goes The Dynamite’ Kid Is Now a Real Reporter

By Andrew Gauthier 

San Francisco Chronicle

“… Later he gets the rebound. Passes it to the man. Shoots it. And boom goes the dynamite.”

It sounds like a SportsCenter sound bite, but those lines were uttered in March 2005 by aspiring reporter Brian Collins during a “Newslink@9” broadcast–Ball State University’s student-run newscast.

It was Collins’ first time doing any kind of on-camera work, and he decided to emulate ESPN’s catchphrase-style of newscasting. While Collins struggled mightily during his first ever broadcast, he has become a viral celebrity for his “Boom Goes The Dynamite” one-liner. More…