I enjoy SportsCenter's highlights, but I've always been disappointed in its decided lack of poetry slams. So thank you, Stuart Scott, for raising sports commentary up to an artistic plane. This clip practically moved me to tears, so gorgeous was his imagery, so flow-y was his flow, so… adequate were his rhymes.
One thing's for certain: this should finally bring poetry slams into the national limelight they so richly deserve, instead of wallowing in the shadows while hacks like Taylor Mali do things like "perform" and "make points artfully." All you poets who think you're doing it right: all I have to say to you is "BOO-YA!"
I want more like this!
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