Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Landon Buford0
ESPY’s 2018: Stuart Scott’s daughters discuss his ESPN Legacy
Stuart Scott is one of the most the recognizable faces in sports and when it comes to his catchphrases they are synonymous with culture. “Make All the Kind Folk Proud… Pookie, Ray Ray, and Moesha” this was a line he dropped on a regular basis and is also a big reason why superstars like Lebron James grew up watching him. “It’s Your World Kid… The Rest Of Us are Still Paying Rent” This was a great phrase to crown a new superstar in sports.
Whenever a big play happen in sports and Stuart Scott was around this is the catchphrase that he would use “Can I Get A Witness From The Congregation?” Scott was so intuned with the culture that he was able to interview other public figures like Kevin Hart, who were not sports figures. Always signing off each broadcast on ESPN with this catch phases, ” You Ain’t Got To Home, But You Gotta Get The Heck Up Out Of Here. His phrase “As Cool As The Other Side Of The Pillow,” is probably the one that describes him the most because he was just “As Cool As The Other Side Of The Pillow,” and made his interview with the likes of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, President Bill Clinton, President Barrack Obama,and Kawhi Leonard to name a few.
Scott loved his job as a sports broadcaster, but he loved his family even more. Whether it was taking his daughters to dance recitals and soccer games. Yelling his most recognizable phase ‘boo-yah!’
“That is something he did actually say at my soccer games and at dance recitals, where it was less appropriate to yell” Stuart Scott’s daughter, Sydni Scott recounted on Yesterday’s episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
This week is ESPY week and who can forget Scott legendary speech before accepting the Jimmy V Foundation Award. A colleague of mine by the name of Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, recently had Scott’s Daughters Sydni and Taelor Scott on his Radio Podcast entitled The “Scoop B Radio Podcast” to discuss their father, what it was like growing up with their father being a public figure, and how were they greeted by their peers in school.
Stuart Scott passed away in 2015, after complications from cancer January 4, 2015. Prior, to his death he accepted the Jimmy V Award at the ESPY’s in 2015. During his acceptance speech, Scott talked about how it was his daughters Taelor and Sydni was his motivation to keep fighting.
“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.”
The full interview can be seen here.