He became an Internet phenomenon -- and not the good kind -- providing achingly uncomfortable moments of YouTube viewing and the immortal phrase "Boom goes the dynamite."
Now he has a job. In Texas.
Brian Collins was a Ball State freshman when he was tapped as a fill-in sports host on the student-run channel one night three years ago. The video of his excruciating performance -- verbal stumbles, copy that didn't match up with the video, the awful phrase about boom and dynamite -- quickly went viral.
Anyone with half an ounce of compassion felt for the kid; others just mocked him endlessly.
"Boom goes the dynamite" became a catch phrase nationwide.
Now Collins is out of school and has a job, as a sports reporter, in Waco.
Good to see he landed on his feet.
-- Richard Connelly
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