Stuart Scott’s lip service to sports broadcasting changed the game. Famous for his swaggy catchphrases “Boo-Yah!” and “cooler than the other side of the pillow,” the longtime ESPN anchor, who came on-board at ESPN2 in 1993, remixed the on-air lexicon with his flair and hip-hop references.
Whether running through highlights, conducting post-game interviews or bringing the house to tears at the 2014 ESPYS during his award acceptance speech, he was, first and foremost, the father to his two daughters, Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15. The Chicago native’s lengthy battle with cancer sadly came to an end Sunday (Jan. 4) as he passed away at 49. Here, we remember some of his coolest career moments.
1. His first SportsCenter appearance
Regardless of rocking suits with the Barry Melrose fit, Stuart Scott knew he looked good his first day on the job.