I’ve got some real writing coming up soon — really, I do! — but I felt it was right to take a moment to acknowledge that ESPN mainstay Stuart Scott passed on today after a long battle with cancer. I always thought Scott was a little too “larger than life” sometimes, but there’s no denying his influence on ESPN, SportsCenter and on sportscasting in general. Watching Rich Eisen tear up when breaking the news on NFL Network is one of the most heartfelt, tear-inducing moments I’ve seen on TV in a long time.
I figured it was only right to post my favorite Stuart Scott-themed video of all time: this terrific SNL parody from many years ago. Ray Romano is ostensibly the star of the bit, but Tim Meadows as Stuart Scott is priceless. Watch and enjoy, sports fans.