One of the best broadcasters in television history has died, after a long battle with Cancer. Stuart Scott passed away at the age of 49 on January 5, 2015. A man with a signature called “Boo-Yah” after a amazing sport play will forever be a legend. Stuart was remembered by many athletes, colleagues and fans on many social media networking sites.
ESPN anchor Dan Patrick says ” He didn’t just push the envelope,” ” He bulldozed the envelope.”
Stuart inspired his colleagues with his sheer talent, work ethic and his devotion to his daughters, Taelor, 19 and Syndi, 15. He changed ESPN network with his own unique style that brought a whole new century. ESPN president John Skipper says ” changed everything.”
Moments of silence were held at sporting events around the United States on Sunday, including the NFL wild-card games between the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys; the Mavericks-Cavaliers NBA game in Cleveland, Ohio and at several college basketball games.
Scott saved his best for his last year on the air. All Stuart wanted to do was kick cancers ass. ” You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”
While the grief is deep at ESPN over the death of Stuart Scott, so is our gratitude. He was as popular on campus as he was in the airports he passed through and on the sidelines he worked over the last 22 years. He was the life of the party and he will continue to do so. When Stuart was first on the air in 1993 people knew from then on that he was going to be something special every night when he was on.