On Sunday, the world said goodbye to arguably the most charismatic sports anchor to ever live, Stuart Scott. He was the guy who revolutionized the sports anchor desk. Because of Scott, none of minded watching a SportsCenter rerun for the fourth time. He made sports hip and funny.
Personally speaking, Stuart was my favorite because he was the most different and the most relatable. His phrases made broadcasts more interesting. No one cared about a Royals/Orioles game, but when Scott said, “the Lord said you got to rise up.” you listened and you felt more emotionally invested in that game. Not everyone can do that.
As a kid of the 90’s, he is what excited me about athletics. Could anyone talk about Pookie and ReyRey in the middle of a show and make it seem so effortless?
Will there ever be another Stuart Scott? No, but there will be a lot of imitators
The UNC graduate, 49, will be remembered for making broadcasting and life as cool as the other side of the pillow and not for beating cancer.
Last year, Scott received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award.
Thank you, Stuart. Boo-yah!
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