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Stuart Scott, Longtime ESPN Anchor, Dies At 49

I know a lot of people probably do not know who this is but if you ever watched ESPN SportsCenter, you know who he is. He made Sports Center on ESPN must watch tv. Rest in peace Mr Scott for me you made Sports Center fun to watch. Story:


Stuart Scott, one of the most recognizable anchors in Sportscenter history, died of cancer at the age of 49, according to an ESPN press release. “ESPN and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott,” said ESPN president John Skipper in the statement.

Scott, who had two daughters, was known for his boisterous, high-energy delivery and catchphrases like "cool as the other side of the pillow." He had been public about his long fight with the disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2007. He remained highly active throughout his treatment, using mixed martial arts training to counteract the effects of chemotherapy.

After news of Scott's death broke, ESPN ran a 15-minute tribute to him.

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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49.

Scott had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, the network said, but remained dedicated to his craft even as he underwent chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement that Scott was "a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure" and that his "energetic and unwavering devotion to his family and to his work while fighting the battle of his life left us in awe, and he leaves a void that can never be replaced."

Scott accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs in July. During his speech, he told his teenage daughters: "Taelor and Sydni, I love you guys more than I will ever be able to express. You two are my heartbeat. I am standing on this stage here tonight because of you."

Born in Chicago, Scott attended high school in North Carolina. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1987, Scott worked at three TV stations in the southern U.S. before joining ESPN for the 1993 launch of its ESPN2 network. He often anchored the 11 p.m. "SportsCenter," where he would punctuate emphatic highlights with "Boo-ya!" or note a slick move as being "as cool as the other side of the pillow."

Scott went on to cover countless major events for the network, including the Super Bowl, NBA finals, World Series and NCAA Tournament. He also interviewed President Barack Obama, joining him for a televised game of one-on-one. In 2001, Scott returned to Chapel Hill as the university's commencement speaker.

Scott was first diagnosed with cancer in November 2007 after he had to leave the "Monday Night Football" game between Miami and Pittsburgh to have his appendix removed. Doctors discovered a tumor during surgery. He underwent chemotherapy again in 2011.

Scott made a point of continuing to live his life — at work and outside of it.

"Who engages in mixed martial arts training in the midst of chemotherapy treatments?" Skipper said in ESPN's statement. "Who leaves a hospital procedure to return to the set?"

Scott is survived by his parents, O. Ray and Jacqueline Scott; siblings Stephen Scott, Synthia Kearney and Susan Scott; his daughters Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15; and girlfriend Kristin Spodobalski.

As he accepted the award named for former N.C. State coach Jim Valvano, who died of cancer in 1993, Scott noted: "When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live," Scott said. "So live. Live. Fight like hell."

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I read about this earlier and it made me sad. He always seemed like a really cool guy.

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Heartbreaking...grew up on this guy

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Re: Stuart Scott, Longtime ESPN Anchor, Dies At 49

Craziest thing about him was he had a glass eye.

He was on a football field interviewing NFL players in 2002 and got hit in the eye by a football from a throwing machine. He had surgery but he lost his eye and lived since then with a glass eye.

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Sad; he sure was fun to watch, naturally ebullient.

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Craziest thing about him was he had a glass eye.

He was on a football field interviewing NFL players in 2002 and got hit in the eye by a football from a throwing machine. He had surgery but he lost his eye and lived since then with a glass eye.
Actually, this is a bs story. He was just blinded in one eye. So no glass eye. He did an interview explaining it a few years ago.

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I always thought he just had a lazy eye. Comin from Wikipedia so who knows if it's true.

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Scott was injured when hit in the face by a football during a New York Jets mini-camp on April 3, 2002, while filming a special for ESPN, a blow which damaged his cornea.[18] He received surgery but afterwards suffered from ptosis, or drooping of the eyelid.[

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I always thought he just had a lazy eye. Comin from Wikipedia so who knows if it's true.
It's true. He was struck in the eye with a football, and it fucked up his vision. What's funny (kinda) is the football hit his left eye I believe. Years previous, Scott's right eye was severely injured when he was hit in the eye with a basketball.

This guy takes balls to the face literally.
I'm a big sports guy, so I've seen hours of this guy. Never really cared much for him. But when I heard he was gone, I already miss him on sportscenter

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I was really hoping he'd pull through. I've been following his illness for several months. Sad to see him lost so young. RIP, Stuart.

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