Longtime ESPN personality Stuart Scott died at the age of 49 on Sunday after a long battle with cancer
The sports world is less entertaining today. A light has dimmed. ESPN personality Stuart Scott, a personal favorite of mine in the world of sports, died on Sunday after his battle with cancer. Amongst those who took the time to give their condolences were some members, past and present, of the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson put a nice tribute on his Facebook and Twitter pages. He mentioned Scott more than once on Twitter this morning.
— Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) January 4, 2015
Former Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely also gave his condolences.
Truly saddened to hear about @StuartScott passing. He was a friend who inspired me with his devotion to his girls & willingness to fight
— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) January 4, 2015
Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner might have put it most simply but well stated.
My heart & prayers go out to the family of @StuartScott after hearing of his passing! We lost a good man, father & friend!
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) January 4, 2015
No doubt. Not only was Stuart Scott a great sports anchor, he was such a good man by all accounts. He leaves behind two daughters aged 19 and 15. That’s what hits home to me most. It is never fun losing your dad as a teenager. It is something I unfortunately know all too well. I lost my father one week before I turned 17.
Scott came into our homes and he was a friend. He was one that loved joking with America but at the same time remaining professional. As he liked to say “Cool as the other side of the pillow”.
— Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49) January 4, 2015
— Jody Jackson (@Jody_Jackson) January 4, 2015
RIP Stuart Scott a very inspirational man. May you rest in paradise!!!
Wow. Horrible news about Stuart Scott. As a kid, I always loved hearing the “boo-yah” on SportsCenter. Prayers for his family.
— Chandler Catanzaro (@TheCatMan39) January 4, 2015
— Jonathan Cooper (@TheUnderDog_64) January 4, 2015
Rest in peace Stuart Scott. That man represented what a fighter is #StuartStrong
— Kareem Martin (@reemthedream_95) January 4, 2015
I will miss Stuart Scott. I was a sophomore at the University of Arizona when he started at espn2, as it was called back in the day “the Deuce”. I was a college kid and I loved ESPN. Outside of the classroom, sports was my life. It still is.
Most importantly though, we must always remember who Stuart Scott was. He was a fighter. He was an entertainer. He was a professional. He was a sportscaster. He was a father. He was our friend coming into our homes through our televisions.
He had his haters. He thrived on it. Took it in such stride on Twitter. He had his fans though. You can put me at the top of that list. I waited all season this year to see if we’d get any updates on Scott on Monday Night Countdown. His last tweet on November 14th. Then on December 8th, Suzy Kobler provided a very loving tribute to her longtime friend and colleague on Monday Night Countdown. I knew. I knew right then Scott’s time was short.
We should all consider ourselves lucky to have lived in his lifetime. He wasn’t perfect. He’s not the only good sportscaster out there but he sure was one the most loved and entertaining. Thank you Stuart Scott. You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.