R.I.P. Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott of ESPN
Stuart Scott of ESPN

Stuart Scott was a phenomenal anchor at ESPN. One of Scott’s greatest traits as an anchor, to me, was the integrity he showed by embracing the man he wanted to be while working in the mainstream. Despite the many early critics who dismissed his cool, black vernacular style and those who remained disgruntled even when the majority began embracing him, Scott claimed himself while eschewing the need to please others. I’m going to miss Stuart Scott on the network as well as his overall presence in the world of sports.

I wish that his two beautiful daughters find comfort and peace in the coming days…for now though, I hope they acknowledge their sadness, their anguish, and their pain. One day, they may be able to incorporate their memories of their father into their active lives, but for the moment, I hope they reject the pressure to be “brave,” “courageous,” or “composed.” Sadness is a viable option “when sorrows come,” despite our country’s insistence on perpetual happiness.

Rest in Peace Stuart Scott, you certainly will be missed.

6 thoughts on “R.I.P. Stuart Scott

  1. I am not a sports fan i didn’t know anything about this brother. But i read about his fight with cancer and how brave and courageous and resilient he was. I had respect for him, and seeing the outpouring of tributes is telling that he was a good man. May he rest in peace.

  2. He will truly be missed! And I too pray for his daughters to Grieve in their own way and not how society says it should be done. It’s a lot easier to go through the process instead of staying Strong.
    RIP Mr Scott!

  3. Great post Bean! Stuart Scott was so talented! He was one of the main reasons I had an interest in sports broadcasting and announcing. There will never be another Stuart Scott.

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