Taelor and Sydni Scott, daughters of late ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott, appeared on today’s episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Press Play Below To Listen!
Nobody did it quite like late ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott.
When it comes to being ahead of his time and being organically himself, while also being fundamentally sound, yup that was him!
But his catchphrases during broadcasts? They were all of that and a bag of chips!
“Cool as the other side of the pillow,” can I get a witness from the congregation and ‘boo-yah,’ were all of Scott’s catchphrases used while he anchored ESPN’s SportsCenter while he gave the days greatest highlights at the World Wide Leader.
But get this: Scott would add that commentary to his daughter’s, Sydni and Taelor Scott’s dance recitals and soccer games!
Yup, he’d even yell ‘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 today’s episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
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Ahead of tonight’s ESPY Awards, Sydni and Taelor Scott appeared on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Press Play Above to listen to the podcast in its entirety!
Press Play Below to listen to Sydni Scott’s commentary on her dad using ‘boo-yah’ during soccer games and recitals.
You name it: goals, tackles, tondu and releve’s, Stuart Scott was using that phrase.
“Anything, pretty much,” said Sydni Scott of her dad.
“And then dance recitals, my sister and I both danced and the good news is that he usually refrained from shouting until after the number was finished. So he didn’t interrupt; he did hold back enough.”
Stuart Scott died after complications from cancer on January 4, 2015. Before his death, Scott accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPY Awards in 2015. He spoke about his fight with cancer and emphasized that it was his two daughters, Taelor and Sydni, that kept him 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.”
Sydni says that one of the coolest things about the ‘boo-yah’ catchphrase is that it really and truly transcended television.
“We had this tradition when my sister and I were young that when we would go and have our bows at the end of the show, he would throw our flowers on the stage in front of us and yell at the end,” she said.
“So, that was something. That’s why boo-yah was so special because I have all of these really poignant memories of him that are sort of attached to that.”
Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson is the host of the Scoop B Radio Podcast. A senior writer at Basketball Society, he’s had stops as a staff writer at The Source Magazine, as a columnist and podcast host at CBS and as an editor at RESPECT. Magazine. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, swimming and finding new sushi restaurants.