Thursday, August 21, 2008

An Inspiration to Kids Everywhere... Goes the Dynamite

When I first saw the "Boom Goes the Dynamite Kid", I was enrolled in my university's communication program. I was the sports anchor of a program quite similar to the one Brian Collins was a part of, and I couldn't help feel bad for the kid. His nervous and heartbreaking college experience had become an internet phenomenon, and I thought he'd be too devastated to follow his dream of getting into the sports television business.

Turns out, the embarrassment has only made him stronger. Now a graduate from Ball State University, Collins has joined the sports staff at KXXV-TV, an ABC affiliate out of Waco, Texas. If you look at his bio, he's no longer the baby faced anchor he was two years ago. He's apparently never been to Texas before, and we wish him the best in his new endeavor.

The television is a hard business to break into, especially sports. I can't tell you how many rejection letters from stations I've thrown away in my lifetime. While my dreams of anchoring sports have diminished from what they once were, if the "Boom Goes the Dynamite" guy can make it, maybe there's hope for me after all.


Anonymous said...

I ALMOST, feel bad for the guy. But how bad can you be? honestly I think I could do better. and his "boom goes the dynamite" is the most monotone thing ive ever heard. Its funny how far he is sitting away from the anchors in the threeshot at the end.

Anonymous said...

Only The Bucky Channel could bring us a classic story like this. That's why I love this blog!! Reggie Miller looking good.

Ben said...

Did CC Sabathia comment in your blog? AWESOME! Oh, and I was going to say... that was a really....really poorly written story.

Winks said...

If by poorly you mean excellent, well then thank you. Keep up those kind of comments and maybe I'll look elsewhere for a banner, Pack and Cheese!

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