January 6, 2015 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
In Loving Memory of Stuart Scott 1965 – 2015
The Staff at Analyzed Sports would first like to take the time to send our heartfelt condolences to the family of Stuart Scott. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughters Taelor & Sydni Scott as they go through the grieving process of losing their father. To the staff at ESPN, stay strong and continue to keep the Legacy of Stuart Scott alive as the days turn into months, and the months into years of the passing of your Legendary Sportscaster. Although none of us at Analyzed Sports had the chance of working with Stuart Scott, we were still inspired by him and his story from afar. The staff at Analyzed Sports would like to dedicate this blog in honor of ESPN’s Stuart Scott. Here are the thoughts of what Mr. Stuart Scott meant to the each of us. Charron Elliott, Andrew Chapman Jr., Trent Brinkley,Zachary Warren and Andre’ Chapman. Rest In Peace Stuart Scott, you were “As Cool as the other side of the Pillow”
Trent A. Brinkley
When I got the news about Stuart Scott passing it hit me to the core, my heart stopped, and I immediately broke down into tears. Stuart Scott, a man who brought back that color commentary, catchy phrases during his anchoring of SportsCenter, like “Boo-yah”, and “Cool as the other side of the pillow”.
In 2007, while at ESPN the Weekend with my family, I had the opportunity to meet Stuart Scott. Stuart Scott, was a gentleman to me and my family. He is the reason I am a sports journalist today. Though you are no longer here Stuart Scott, you will be in all of us sports journalists hearts forever. Your legacy on ESPN will always be there. I know that you will be watching over ESPN forever, and your family will always remember you. You leave behind a legacy that will never be replaced.
You belong on the Mount Rushmore of the greatest sport journalists/sportscasters of all-time. On that wall with you is Cosell, Madden, Michaels, and Summerall. I will always remember the advice you gave, and you spending a few minutes of your busy day at ESPN the Weekend to talk to me and my family. I know you will be watching from the pearly gates wherever you are. God Speed Stuart, and thank you for touching my life. When I tell my kids one day about how I got started into sports, it will be because of you. Rest in Peace Stuart, I will always look up to you like a brother.
Andrew Chapman JR.
As cool as the other side of the pillow. As real as 2pac’s Dear Mama. Stuart Scott brought our culture to the mainstream. He reflected the way we talked, along with our way of life. With a Boo-Yah! he exploded his swag onto ESPN. He made Sports Center must see television. To the man, the myth, the legend, the father. To Stuart Scott, gone to soon. Rest in Peace….
Growing up in the 90s and being an avid fan of SportsCenter, I became a fan of Stuart Scott’s. There was always something different about him but that is what made him one of the best ever. His uncanny ability to turn a simple highlight into a show itself was one of his more treasured abilities. I will always remember him for his great catch phrases but the more I have heard about him the more it seems as if those were just the tip of the iceberg.
His outlook on life as he was dying was one of the more inspirational aspects of his life. The way he fought for those around him before himself was so admirable as he stared death in the face 3 times. He would have us know that he beat cancer by the way he lived and the way his legacy will be carried on by those he meant the most to on his too short life here on earth.
Here’s to you Stuart Scott…BOOYAH! and you will always be as cool as the other side of the pillow
I remember as a kid coming up playing NBA 2K4, there would be a voice during the game previews. That voice had to be a black man, because he would say statements like “Boo yah, Nasty Jam,” and other things I would hear at my local barbershop. The man on the video game was Stuart Scott. He was so unique and original at his job.
I have only been in sports writing since June of last year, but I have always been a huge fan of Sports Center especially when Stuart Scott was on there. I could just tell he was a man who loved his job. Now as a young black man in sports media I can honestly say he had a great impact in the career I chose. Then there’s the ESPY’s probably the most emotional I have ever seen Stuart, not knowing that he had been battling cancer all those years. It really got to me seeing him like that, but his motivation to keep living was very inspiring. Stuart will be missed by everyone involved in the world of sports and I hope to one day love my job as much as he loved his.
R.I.P. Stuart Scott you’re the G.O.A.T. of Sports Anchors
Growing up in the inner-city it’s sometimes hard to find positive influences that you can relate to outside of your loved ones that care for you. When the environment around you is poor, you tend to turn to music, art, dance, and sports in search of an outlet for inspiration. Stuart Scott is one of those powerful influences that resonates within my mind when it comes to being an inspiration in the sports world.
I can remember my Mom not being able to afford Cable television growing up, but there was a point in time, as my siblings and I got older my mother was able to scrape together enough cash to afford the Basic Cable Package. I can remember always being excited to turn the channel to ESPN’S Sports Center. It wasn’t just about catching top highlights from the previous day with me, it was more about hearing Stuart Scott say some of his popular catch phrases like “As cool as the other side of the pillow.” or “Vlade Daddi, he likes to party, he don’t cause trouble, he don’t bother nobody.” “See, what had happened was…” and Boo-Yah! These phrases brought a smile to my face every chance I got to check out the highlights on Sports Center. No offense to anyone else over at ESPN, but Stuart Scott was the Number 1 reason why I picked up the remote to change the channel to ESPN Sports Center in the beginning.
His originality, uniqueness, and entertaining personality is a devastating loss to us all and will sorely be missed. Thank you for being yourself when it wasn’t popular to do so, and although you’re gone from us all in the physical, you will always remain alive in the heart of us all. Rest Easy, No More Suffering and Thanks for being an inspiration to us all in the sports world.
2014 ESPYS Stuart Scott Jimmy V Perseverance Award (Full Speech)
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