Last year, the sports world was rocked by the untimely demise of Sportscenter’s anchor Stuart Scott. After losing his battle to cancer last January, many were saddened by his loss because of his game-changing commentary. Stuart was the first anchor to implement hip hop phrases into his reports and made it a popular theme. His poignant “Boo Yah” and “Cooler than the other side of the pillow” phrases catapulted him into the forefront of sports reporting.
With a year passing since his death, his daughters, Taelor, 20, and Sydini, 16 paid homage to their father by sending him a glowing message conveying their love and admiration for him. See how they showed love to their dad to the fullest on the next page.
Homage to a Great Reporter and Father
By teaming up with Dear World, the girls launched a video tribute right on time for their father’s one-year anniversary. In addition to that, they wrote a touching letter, as well. Check it out and SHARE this story.
Growing up we thought all Dads worked “inside the television.” This last year, we realized the full impact you’ve had on the world, and how important you were to so many. A whirlwind year of appearances and accepting awards on your behalf, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Hall of Fame Inductions, your book launch and even a visit to the White House — has given us great insight into the mark you left during your lifetime. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to meet many people whom you profoundly impacted, share our grief and our memories while giving back on your behalf and continuing the legacy you started in raising cancer awareness.
You lived your life with a fierce sense of authenticity, passion and competitiveness, giving it your all and reaching for the best in everything you did. When you were diagnosed with cancer, you showed the world how to fight with that same fierce passion, instilling a sense of hope and inspiration to so many. And in the end you taught us all how to win – live or die – by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live.
From you Dad, we’ve learned to reach for the fight we possess inside and apply it with passion to our lives. It was through your vulnerability, that you taught us the real value of strength in never giving up.
Love, Tae & Syd