It’s the Lord’s Day today here at HTM Sports. This is a day where you relax,reset, and prepare for the week ahead. Unless your Craig, because he goes FAF all day everyday but we don’t talk about that. Today it’s a trip down memory lane again where we remember the Sportscenter legend Stuart Scott on his birthday. January marked 5 years since his death to cancer, and today he would have been 55. Let’s take a look at what made him stand out from the crowd.
ESPN in the heyday were the ultimate in Sports Entertainment. Back before YouTube and DIY content reigned supreme, ESPN was pumping out the best in sports and pop culture. Stu was one of the main reasons for this. His finger always on the pulse of what was going on and relevant. With a dream team of Dan Patrick, Kenny Mayne, and Steve Levy, they produced some of the best commercials the sports world has seen to date.
The man who from the University of North Carolina is as prolific a phrase man as I’ve ever seen one. For sheer volume of catchphrases alone he gets my vote and is next to the Chris Berman’s of the world. HE. COULD. GO. ALL. THE. WAY. Here’s a small list of some of my favorite and most memorable phrases.
- As cool as the underside of the pillow!
- He must be driver, cuz he was takin’ him to school.
- Just call him butter ’cause he’s on a roll.
- Holla at a playa when you see him in the street!
- And the Lord said you gotta rise up.
Stuart Scott interviewed 2 president’s. He was one of the first African-American sports anchors working for ESPN that was not a former athlete. He was someone you thought of when thinking about ESPN. Stuart Scott was a maverick, a trend setter, and someone the sports world will remember. Stuart Scott and Craig Sager are having a very colorful chat in heaven right now about the NBA bubble I can feel it. It’s Sunday and we get a little sentimental around here on those days. In the immortal words of Jimmy V, if you’ve laughed, you’ve thought, and your emotions have been brought to to tears happy or sad then you’ve had a full day. As we are remembering that, think of Stuart Scott. Here he is accepting the Jimmy V Award, try not to cry. Happy birthday Stu and Rest In Power king. Hold it.