With the passing of ESPN’s Anchorman Staurt Scott, one can only imagine all the great things he left behind for us to watch over and over again. From his time as a young host on ESPN2, to his memorable interviews with sport legends all around the world, he worked hard every single day for ESPN and it showed in his years on SportsCenter. He introduced culture to LIVE television and always embraced the much needed diversity around the sports world.
One of his most memorable traits, and something he was looked up to for, was his unique way of bringing street lingo to the professional world. From phrases like “BooYa” to “Get It Son” and even using the word “Brotha” as if he was truly talking to one of his best friends was just one of the many ways he kept us glued to the show. While many people shy away from types of personalities like this in the work place, Scott showed us that you can be true to yourself, let your personality show and continue to keep it professional. Scott was real. He gave us entertainment. He had a special touch to his everyday endeavors and not only made SportsCenter fun to watch, but always left us coming back daily.
Aside from being enjoyable to watch on television he showed us the caring, loving and dedicated parent he was as a father of two. His emotional ESPY acceptance speech and gathering love he showed towards his daughters gave us a true perspective on what matters most in life and that is “never giving up”. Never give up on family, friends, love, yourself, others, and most of all faith.
“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer,” Scott told the audience. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”