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Sunday, November 15, 2021

He used it during last week’s Football Night in America highlights, and now Keith Olbermann dropped it again tonight: The “boom goes the dynamite!” quip.

It’s a curious revival for an on-air catchphrase that had a 15-minutes-of-fame tenure some four years ago. I, for one, liked the silly sound of this SportsCenter-esque soundbite when I first heard it, so I’m glad it’s been resurrected on network TV.

I wonder if the original phrase-coiner, one Brian Collins, is feeling ripped off. Olbermann did infuse his enunciation of the “boom” with his trademark dripping-irony, so I’m thinking any legal claims are null and void.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 11/15/2009 08:01 PM
Category: Pop Culture, Sports, TV
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  1. I’m thinking Funkmaster Flex from Hot 97 is going to call out anyone for his use of explosives w/ no words to go along as prior art =)

    Comment by Tom Biro — 11/15/2009 @ 8:02 PM

  2. @Tom Biro: Flex can go boom his own dyn-o-mite…

    Comment by CT — 11/15/2009 @ 9:47 PM

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