City Sports Report

Remembering Stuart Scott


The team shares their thoughts after the passing of ESPN journalist Stuart Scott.

“I was saddened to wake up and find out that Stuart Scott had passed away. He was truly an inspiration to not only me, but many other African-Americans. He is responsible for inspiring a lot of African-Americans to become journalists/broadcasters. Stuart Scott forever changed SportsCenter and ESPN because he brought a different flavor to ESPN that many folks like myself identified with. But more than just his sports effect, Scott affected me most as a fighter and a father. You could tell the love he had for his daughters by his speech he had at the 2014 ESPYs. That is the love I have for my daughter. I fight for her every day. And the fighter in him inspired me to never give up at anything despite the circumstances that are presented. Rest in Peace Stuart Scott. You will definitely be missed. A great pioneer in sports and life.” Mike Patton

“You know the true impact someone’s had on you when news breaks of their passing and it literally stops you in your tracks. I grew up watching Stuart Scott, however it wasn’t until I decided to pursue a career in sports journalism that I truly began to appreciate the path he paved for us all. Stuart Scott was professional, cool, and consistent. What I took most of all from Mr. Scott’s work on SportsCenter was that he was never afraid to be himself. His fight with cancer was a courageous battle, inspiring us all to live each and every day.” Anthony Rushing

“This is very sad news to see such a great man go far too soon. Stuart Scott was one of the best anchors ever of SportsCenter. He was arguably the most recognizable of the last 15 years, and that is no small feat as they have more anchors than ever with SportsCenter. It was appointment television whenever he was on, something that cannot be said about many in this age. He delivered the highlights in a fun way that set him apart and did it in such a natural way. He was one of the classiest guys, and the sports world will miss him.” Jason Schott

“Stuart Scott was inspiring in a myriad of ways. He was an African-American man who was an intelligent, energetic, articulate sports journalist who was an innovator who incorporated hip hop into his broadcasts on ESPN.  How many times have we all used one of his catchphrases, like ‘as cool as the other side of the pillow’?  I actually said it on Friday while covering the New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons game.  Seeing Stuart Scott battle cancer in recent years was also inspiring, but simultaneously crushing.  I am saddened by his loss and blessed by work.  May his soul rest in peace.” Derrel Jazz Johnson

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” Stuart Scott

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