Light the Fuse on March Madness

By: Jason Colthorp
By: Jason Colthorp

Time to get excited and dare I say, "Boom goes the dynamite!"

Last night on the 11, I said to Jeremy Sampson in the sports tease that March Madness starts now.  Who knows the actual start date, but it's cooking now with boys and girls high school basketball ramping up in the playoffs, NCAA conference tournaments going full boar this week and even the NBA squeezing some drama out of its games lately (did you see DWade's steal and buzzer beater in 2OT last night?)

It reminded me though, of another tradition that went by the way side right around the time Beth Shayne and I were unceremoniously ripped from each other's arms at the anchor desk on 47.  There was always a "Boom goes the dynamite" reference with Jeremy on Fridays and Mondays.  Only if something big happened like a sweet touchdown or a dunk.  I'll see if the Vice Provost of sports is up to the task of bringing it back for the crazy month of March. 

Oh, and I should mention, that phrase is nothing we came up with.  Most people know of its lore, having seen it themselves or heard the story.  It comes from one of the most hideous sportscasts ever put on tape.  My wife just happened to send it to me a year or so ago, years AFTER I'd seen it, but it's the thought that counts right?  Anywho, I was cleaning out my email account the other day and found it still there.  So just in case you missed it or want to relive the hilarity, here's "Boom goes the dynamite" from a Ball State University TV show.  Don't give up-- even when the sports guy wants to-- because he somehow keeps going. 

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