Daily Archives: January 5, 2015
Before the happy comes the sad.
Yesterday morning, iconic and revolutionary SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of 49. This was devastating news to start the day. It hit everybody hard, including fans of SportsCenter from back in the day when it was on channel 11. Generations of sports fans grew up with him and his electrically charged commentary, quick wit and unforgettable catchphrases.
He solidified in people like me that there were adults who felt the same unbridled excitement about sports that I did. It was an unthinkable thrill and reality. There was a place in this world for people like me when it came to my perfectly unhealthy obsession with sports. During countless lazy summer mornings, countless people woke up early/woke up to hear Stuart Scott illuminating the nation with a home run, a dunk or a random Tar Heel reference.
Stuart Scott was inspiring to kids like me who dreamed of being paid to talk about sports on television for a living.
And Stuart Scott was inspiring because of his courageous battle against cancer while maintaining a genuinely positive outlook on life.
He truly was, “as cool as the other side of the pillow.”
RIP Stuart Scott.
A month and a half ago, the marketing team from Jurassic World released the very first trailer for their 2015 summer blockbuster. Incorporated perfectly into this long-awaited tease was the delicately slow piano rendition of the infamous John Williams Jurassic Park theme song. In a word: sublime. In more words, fans have technological tools at their fingertips that can produce some very memorable results.
So, how did dinosaur fan Jared Pelletier do with his clever video editing?
Bottom line: Jurassic World (no matter how you cut it) looks amazing!
Have a Roaring Good Week!