Remembering ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott

By Alan Schechter

It’s a sad day for football fans and long time SportsCenter viewers. The news came out this morning, and the support and memories of Stuart Scott have come from all over the sports landscape. Stuart Scott lost his battle with cancer at the age of 49. He battle the deadly disease three times over the past seven years, before the unfortunate news came out today.

Scott brought a unique style to ESPN, one that hadn’t been heard in the previous years on the network, and paved the way for a more conversational style of sports reporting that has translated to blogs just like this one. He made the phrase, “Boo ya!” a cool thing to say, and his catch phrases were not to showboat, but to show the world his true passion for the action he was describing.

Scott is survived by his two daughters, Taelor and Sydni. He was a loving and doting parent, and a sports anchor that will be missed.

To remember him, below is his speech from the ESPY’s. Scott was awarded the “perseverance” award, and didn’t leave many dry eyes in the house with his speech:

Our sincerest condolences go out to Scott’s family and friends, as well as the ESPN family that knew and loved Stuart Scott.

RIP Mr. Scott. You will always be “As cool as the other side of the pillow”.