L E’s Stories – “Don’t Mess With Hoot” – Tribute To Cardinals Ace Bob Gibson

Baseball pitching legend Bob Gibson passed away today, October 2, 2020….which sparked some wonderful memories of Bone Daddy…..cuz he grew up being a “die hard New York Yankee fan”….but when had to pick a National League team for various contests and/or events like a whiffle-ball World Series….when BD was the National League, he would pick…

L E’s Stories – “The Wee Iceman From Cowtown” – Salute To Golf Legend Ben Hogan

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile was born in 1947 in Ft. Worth, Texas….which is better known as “Cowtown”…..as a result of the huge operation of the Ft. Worth Stockyards….and the equally large Swift meat processing plant….which was a place that most cattle from ranches all over Texas would end up at to be processed into…

L E’s Stories – Alysheba: “Two Out Of Three Triple Crown Wins Ain’t Bad” – In Honor Of Pamela & Dorothy Scharbauer

Alysheba (March 3, 1984 – March 27, 2009) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won two legs of the Triple Crown in 1987….plus, a successful sire….who produced 11 stakes winners….as a bay colt was sired by Alydar out of the mare Bel Sheba, by Lt. Stevens….as he was bred by Preston Madden at Hamburg Place Farm in Lexington, Kentucky….and was sold as a yearling to Dorothy and Pam Scharbauer…

L E’s Stories – “Viva El Flaco Explosivo” – Tribute To Boxer Alexis Arguello

I find that writing this story about El Flaco Explosivo brings me great joy….cuz this lil chiweenie Sportsphile just loves boxing….aaaaahhhh the art of pugilism….as boxing is truly an art of footwork, body position, jabs, combinations and protection….with each area having its own art form…..and Alexis Argüello was truly an artist while on the canvas called the…

L E’s Stories – Mission From God At The Los Angeles Olympics Is A Logistical Nightmare

After posting nearly 5,000 sports videos…..while writing text about the athletes and the events covered within our video museum….as the research alone has provided me with a great deal of knowledge on a vast array of sports….so, then when you consider the 100+ L E’s Stories that ImaSportsphile currently has posted in the library….gives me the right…

L E’s Stories – “The Day The Music Died” – The Story Of Buddy Holly

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was born a member of the Baby Boomer Generation…..which had a generational moniker of “Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll”…..while growing up in West Texas during the decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s….which just happened to be one of the major epicenters of the “school of rock / country rock” featuring such artists…

L E’s Stories – Tribute To Bob Hope – Thanks For The Memories

There are television personalities that Bone Daddy grew up with as he and the family regularly gathered around the black and white TV with rabbit-ears antennas in the 1950’s and 1960’s….to include major sporting events, of course….along with folks and shows like the Red Skelton Comedy Hour….the Cartwrights in Bonanza….Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy….The Beverly Hillbillies….Gunsmoke….Perry…

L E’s Stories – Dateline 1956 – The Sultan Of Swat Wins West Texas Home Run Derby – Our Tribute To Babe Ruth

It is absolutely impossible to have a webpage dedicated to the world of sports without a tribute to a baseball legend who was larger than life…..The Sultan of Swat….The Bambino himself, Babe Ruth…..cuz if you were a young boy growing up in West Texas (Midland) in the early 1950’s….as Bone Daddy, our original Sportsphile, did….then you…

L E’s Stories – After Church On Sunday: Pops And The Boys Were Part Of Arnie’s Army – Tribute To Arnold Palmer

It was off to Sunday school at 9 am every Sunday morning…..which was followed by Sunday church service with Pastor L. L. Morris at the 1st Baptist Church of Midland, Texas….which was followed by lunch at The Blue Star Inn, the most popular Chinese / American restaurant…..which was owned by Mr. Joe Chung, a restaurateur who greeted…