Sunday, January 4

Journalists Offer Heartfelt Tributes To Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott, longtime SportsCenter anchor and one of the most familiar ESPN personalities, sadly passed away Sunday morning from cancer. He was only 49 years old.

Scott was among my favorites--his tag team duo with Rich Eisen in the 90s helped me get ready for school, and he brought catch phrases like "cool as the other side of the pillow" and "boo-yah!" to the vernacular of sports broadcasters everywhere. And really, just to people everywhere. Scott was knowledgeable not only about sports, but about all sorts of culture, from Shakespeare to hip-hop.

Most importantly, he seemed to treat everyone with the utmost respect. And that's reflected in these heartbreaking condolences from Hannah Storm and Rich Eisen, who passed along the sad news. 

Finally, if you've never seen Scott's ESPYs speech from this past July, do yourself a favor and watch it. Hard not to be uplifted by the end.

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