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…

L E’s Stories – Dateline: August 31, 1984 – Luck At The Olympics Happens When Talent Meets Opportunity

Bone Daddy has always said that “All you can do….is all you can do….but all you can do….is enough.”…..and when it comes to this particular story….his saying certainly came true.  Over the many years that I have sat at Bone Daddy’s side, he has taught me well that”LUCK happens when talent meets opportunity”….which is something that 15 years…

L E’s Stories – Friday Night Gillette Cavalcade Of Sports + “The Mongoose” = Pops And Los Tres Hermanos Around The TV” – A Tribute To Boxing Legend Archie Moore

The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports was an American radio-turned-television program by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) that ran from 1942 to 1960……as the program included broadcasts of a variety of sports….albeit is primarily remembered for its focus on boxing matches…..which was a program that was “must see TV” for Pops and his three boys, Lil Wally, Bone Daddy and Runt during the decade of the 1950’s…..cuz you could…

L E’s Stories – “These Are The Olympics. You Die For Them” – Tribute To Discus Thrower Extraordinaire Al Oerter

Today’s story is about one of the greatest track and field athletes to ever grace a track meet….who was always at his best on the biggest stage of them all for track and field, the Olympic Games….as he was the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the discus throw from 1956 to 1968…while winning the event…

L E’s Stories – “Super Tex Of Auto Racing” – The Story Of A. J. Foyt Jr.

A. J. Foyt, Jr. is a legendary American retired auto racing driver…..who raced in numerous genres of motor sports…..with his open wheel racing which included United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars and midget cars….plus, he raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC….while winning more than his fair share of major sports car racing events…..as he holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories….as well as the American championship…

L E’s Stories – To Satchmo: “What A Wonderful World It Is With You In It”

From as long as Bone Daddy can remember…..his entire family growing up was into Satchmo known as Louie Armstrong (not Satchmo or Louis, but Louie)….as they turned up the volume any time a song came on the radio….while considering any television program that Satchmo was gonna be on….then you could be that the dinner trays…