DOG ASIDE: Although Julius Erving aka Dr. J is a member of the NBA Hall of Fame and the NBA’s 50 Best Players of All Time List….it is the “slam dunk” that he will always be remember by this lil ole Sportsphile ….cuz he brought the practice into the…Details
DOG ASIDE: Austin’s own Asleep At The Wheel have been performing live in Austin since back in the late 1960’s al places like Soap Creek Saloon and the Roam Inn. The are considered to be an Austin original….an like all Texas bands….where you just gotta have a fiddle in the band. Asleep at the Wheel…Details
Popular Country and Western Singer Michael Murphy sings “This Is Hard Country Out Here” in Midland, TX….and Michael knows because he lived in West Texas a significant part of his life….especially growing up. This song tells what it is like to live out in God’s Country….much like the photography of Wyman Meizner.
God’s Country & Baseball Provides Fertile Ground For Success To Grow Today’s commentary will be a source of insight into how this whole virtual sports museum and video library got started…cuz back in 1950 it was Bone Daddy the boy and his God given talents who was significantly influenced by the place and time…Details
DOG ASIDE: One of my favorite sportscaster of all time was Jim McKay…..who hosted the popular sports program ABC’s Wide World of Sports….for he was surely a true Sportsphile long before I coined the phrase after living with one for the whole of my 115 years on this Earth. In this clip….McKay works with auto…Details
DOG ASIDE: Since Muhammad Ali is Bone Daddy’s all time favorite athlete….he has quite a lot of video footage of The Greatest…..from complete fight programs to pieces about his life and his career…..and none is more valuable than HBO’s Boxing’s Best special done on him late in his boxing career….as you will see in this…Details
During Bob Hope’s 57 years of entertaining the US Military Troops around the world….many entertainers graced his stage…..bringing warmth and joy during the Christmas Season to American soldiers stationed abroad. This clip showcases four of the most popular of those special performers in Danny Kaye, Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe and Rachel Welch.
The 1970 World Champion Baltimore Orioles and the 1971 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates provided baseball talent, savvy and chemistry of the highest order. Both teams were loaded with talent with multiple Hall of Famers with Orioles Brooks and Frank Robinson and Pirates Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski & Jim Bunning.
DOG ASIDE: You just never know what is going to become the fad….sometime even the norm….not just in all of llfe as we know it on this Earth….but especially in sports……like tatoos in the NBA….who would have ever thought!?! The NFL on the other hand (no pun intended….no by this lil pun bun that’s…Details