“Blessed by prayers…I’m back in the fight. C reared its head again. Chemo evry [sic] 2 weeks, but I’ll still work, still work out.” So wrote Stuart Scott in a January 14, 2013 tweet announcing cancer had returned for the third time. Stuart’s two-pronged tweet both informed and affirmed his intentions to keep his life as normal as possible, even while fighting cancer.
In November 2007, Scott’s life took a dramatic turn when doctors discovered a malignancy after performing an emergency appendectomy on the ESPN star. Scott was diagnosed with rare Appendiceal Cancer and immediately began chemotherapy treatments after a second surgery was performed to remove all cancerous tissue.
As part of Scott’s preventive treatment plan he was regularly scheduled to have CT scans for five years. In January 2011, Scott sent out another tweet announcing the cancer had returned for the second time, and that he would again undergo chemotherapy treatments.
And on January 14, 2013, Scott announced via Twitter that cancer has returned for the third time. In his very public fight for his life, Scott’s onscreen persona never deviates from the quick witted, savvy reporting style his fans have become accustomed to. Some of the colorful expressions Scott uses during his ESPN Sports Center segments have gained as much notoriety as the athletes he reports on.
Here is a mini compilation of some of the most memorable Stuart Scott quotes:
- · “Like gravy on a biscuit, it’s all good!
- · “Just call him butter cause he’s on a roll.
- · “Boo-yaa!”
- · “Cool as the other side of the pillow.”
- · “He must be the bus driver cuz he’s taking him to school.”
- · “Like a man smoking at a gas station, he was about to blow up!”
- · “I ain’t sayin’ nothin’, but that ain’t right.”
- · “You better recognize.”
- · “They call him Windex Man cause he’s cleaning the glass.”
- · “Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
In an interview Scott revealed that cancer had brought to surface a vulnerability, and tenacity. Scott said that his first thought after learning that he had cancer was that he was going to die. His second thought was that he didn’t want to leave his two daughters without a father, and neither do legions of Scott fans.