Good Men Project Sports remembers Stuart Scott.
Longtime ESPN SportCenter anchor and father of two, Stuart Scott passed away today at the age of 49, finally succumbing to a cancer he had battled for many years. He said that being a dad to his two daughters was the “most important thing in the world to him.”
The Good Men Project Sports team offers its condolences to Scott’s family and friends.
Scott was one of the iconic voices of SportCenter for many years. He is credited with putting the “hip hop in Sportscasting,” with his trademark catch-phrases like “Boo yah!,” “As cool as the other side of the pillow,” “Call him butta, cause he’s on a roll,” and “He must be the bus driver cuz he was takin’ him to school.”
Stuart Scott did battle with cancer three times. He realized that the disease “was something he was probably never going to kick.” In response, as part of his daily routine he took up mixed martial arts fighting, to help him feel alive because he wanted to be a dad to his two daughters for a very long time:
“It’s my way of trying to kick cancer’s ass,” he said.
Scott spoke passionately about perseverance. And that is how he lived:
“I have to feel as much as I can as though I don’t have cancer, although I think about cancer 20 times a day . . . . 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.”
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