Throughout his tenure at ESPN, Stuart Scott has played many roles. None more notable then his slot on the 11pm Sportscenter or his post game seat as he recaps some of the biggest games of the year. If it’s important he is there and he will drop gems while covering it. Drake might hold the title of “quote king” as of now in the music game but Scott is the Drizzy of the sports anchor game.
Booker Corrigan channeled his inner Stuart Scott in 2011. The Maryland lacrosse announcer recited Biggie lyrics on the air after the home team scored. His catalog of quotes and references are book worthy, inspiring other anchors in and out of the sports world to add a little flavor to their craft. Here are our favorite Stuart Scott calls and quotes, he even throws a hip hop reference or two in the mix. Have some!
1. “Like gravy on a biscuit, it’s all good!”
Scott accompanies this quote with a player having a career day or when a player makes a smart play.
2. “And the Lord said you’ve got to rise up!”
Bryce Harper hits a homerun as a rookie, giving the Washington Nationals the lead after trailing the Atlanta Braves at home.
3. “See, what had happened was…”
This is amongst Stuart Scott’s popular references. During the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals between the Pistons and Pacers, he teased Rasheed Wallace after throwing up an air ball from the 3 point line.
4. “Vlade Daddi, he likes to party, he don’t cause trouble, he don’t bother nobody.”
From Slick Rick’s “Lodi Dodi” covered by Snoop Dogg from the Doggystyle album. Pertaining to any Vlade Divac play, it gave the Sacramento Kings Center some much needed respect as he was rearing towards the descent into basketball irrelevancy.
5. “You ain’t got to go home, but you got to get the heck up outta here.”
No shade, Stuart Scott just wants to let you know you either struck out, or you messed up for getting ejected from a game.
6. “He treats him like a dog. Sit. Stay.”
After Allen Iverson broke a defender’s ankles, Scott dropped this one on the poor guy.
7. “Just call him butter cuz he’s on a roll.”
You hear this when someone is straight up balling!
8. “As cool as the other side of the pillow.”
Synonymous with plays consisting of a high degree of difficulty and executed with ease, this one is Scott’s most popular phrase. It plays into his demeanor on and off the camera as we know Stuart Scott to be the calm, cool and collected anchor on Sportcenter.
9. “Call him carwash cuz he’s automatic.”
You can thank former University of Kansas guard Jacque Vaughn for this one. He was money from the foul line, so clutch and dependable that Scott compared his mechanical synchrony to a carwash.
10. “They call him the Windex Man cause he’s always cleaning the glass.”
We all love hustle. Stuart Scott used to drop this quote when someone was reeking havoc in the paint, grabbing rebounds left and right.
Catch the next Sportscenter at 6pm and 11pm for more Scott Stuart gems.
Virgilio Mendez (@REGULARGUYV)