Monday, January 5, 2015
How many tears can be shed for a stranger?
It is overwhelming to me, seeing the outpouring of emotions from the sportsworld yesterday. Everyone from the President of the United States, to yours truly was touched by the affect this guy had on such a wide audience.
Most times, when someone with a degree of notoriety passes, there is a nice tribute, involving people who knew them, a life is remembered, the moment is touching, but quickly forgotten.
Not so with Stu.
I applaud ESPN for allowing those closest to Stuart the freedom to express their thoughts fully. They allow us to see the depths of despair these folks are suffering. We may not KNOW each of these fine folks, yet we invite them into our lives so often. I can't help but get choked up every time I see co-workers of this unique man try and explain what it was like to know the person behind the “Boo Yeah!”.
It's obvious today, the world is a little bit less because Stuart Scott no longer breaths it's air, walks the ground, or entertains and inspires it's people and his children to be the best they can be.
We will miss you Stu, but we will always have the other side of the pillow....