However, the star of this clip is not Gus or Boom Goes the Dyanmite, it's Tosh. In probably the greatest rant related to announcing and the sports media I've ever heard, he takes down Joe Buck, ESPN, Chris Berman, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso, Frank Caliendo, Lou Holtz, Mel Kiper, Marv Albert, Dana Jacobsen, sideline reporters, and Harry Caray with impeccable wit and precision. For the pick-up game, he mocks Craig Sager with a ridiculously colored suit. In Tosh's interview with Collins, we learn that "Boom Goes the Dynamite" comes from getting hit by the green shells in Mario Kart. I hated those things. I would tell you more, but the whole segment is simply one of the most hilarious skits I've seen in a long time. Kick your feet up and enjoy!
And just for old time's sake, here's the video that started all the fun...
It's actually more like he is hiring them to be an SID, like a college team. No one seems to think anything of the spin that comes from college sports information departments, but if a pro team suggests operating that way, it's a problem? We all have our hired pr flacks
On the flip side, if the above article becomes the norm, how narrow becomes the line for writers between journalism, innuendo and sleaze to get their page views?
I like Cuban, but there's a reason I never go to my favorite teams' sites for news. They're obviously going to be biased and leave things out. Every intelligent fan knows this, which is why blogs, Twitter, etc are more important than ever.