L E’s Stories – “Another Gem Of The Baby Boomer Generation” – Martin Mull: The Overlooked Comedic Genius

Since I have posted a great deal of Martin Mull’s terrific work already here at ImaSportsphile….while considering the fact the he is truly a comedic genius…..as well as an entertainer extraordinaire …..so, when you add to “the stew” that I find Mull to be very funny….especially for someone who I knew nothing about prior to my…

L E’s Stories – “Thursday Nights At Austin’s Rome Inn Meant The Vaughan Brothers Stevie + Jimmie

From 1976 to 1988, Bone Daddy’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas was just a block away from the best blues club in the Southwest, Antoine’s Nightclub….which was the place that BD would escape The Garden….. which was open 7 days a week from 11am to…

L E’s Stories – “3 Gold Medals + 3 World Records In Olympic Swimming Brings On A Mission From God”

The morning of Saturday, August 29, 1984 started with a great deal of anticipation for Los Tres Amigos….Sky Pilot, Prince Of Pleasure and the ring leader….our Bone Daddy…..on their 1st day at the Los Angeles Olympics ….and they were “jacked up” to see the afternoon and evening sessions of swimming the McDonald’s Olympic Swim Center.. which was an event…

L E’s Stories – “Bone Daddy’s 1st Crush” – Our Tribute To The Gal With The Golden Pipes, Linda Ronstadt

Bone Daddy grew up in West Texas with many Latin American friends whose families were originally from Mexico….so, he had an early introduction to Mexican music….which he fell in love with when he was young….but the day that his friend Ramon introduced him to a Mexican American singer named Linda Ronstadt….who was absolutely beautiful….with a…

L E’s Stories – “Excuse Me + Turtle Back Rider + King Tut + Wild And Crazy Guy + Banjo Boy Provides Pure Comedic Genius” – A Salute To Steve Martin

In writing this story today…..it brings me great joy because I am showcasing one of the truly talented entertainers in our expansive vintage video museum….for this man could do it all…..with the ability to fill large stadium for his stand-up comedy routine….to being a huge star on the silver screen, while winning an Academy Award….to…

L E’s Stories – “A Stunning Exhibition Of Strength Creates Lasting Memories” – The Story Of Paul Anderson’s Effect On The Original Sportsphile

As you probably know full well by now….that is if you have read at least more than a handful of my stories…..I enjoy writing about the impressive athletes, artists, musicians, comedians et al that have crossed Bone Daddy’s path the the course of his now 74 years on this Earth….and let me tell you, he…

L E’s Stories – “Even If You’re Incredible, It’s Difficult To Be Unbeatable” – The Legend Of Edwin Moses

Our Bone Daddy has seen many outstanding athletes perform live in a myriad of sports…..from Pele in soccer….to Muhammad Ali in boxing…..to Bobby Morrow in the sprints…..to Bill Russell in basketball….to Earl Campbell in football…..to Nolan Ryan in baseball…..to Gordie Howe in hockey…..to Bjon Borg in tennis….to Mary Lou Retton in gymnastics…..to Doug Russel in…

L E’s Stories – Salute To Doug Russell: The Man Who Beat Swimming Phenom Mark Spitz To Gold In The 100m Butterfly

Writing this story brings a great deal of joy to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….cuz it’s about a man who Bone Daddy has known since his youth…..which was a long time ago now in 2020 since the story starts in 1959….when they were competitors as opposing quarterbacks for Bone Daddy for San Jacinto Jr High…

L E’s Stories – “Chrissy Vs Martina – A Rivalry Of The Highest Order Wrapped With Lifetime Friendship” – The Story Of Chris Evert And Martina Navratilova “

Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova are retired American and American/Czechoslovak professional tennis players who engaged in an iconic rivalry for dominance in women’s tennis in the 1970’s and 1980’s….which is considered to be one of the greatest rivalries in women’s tennis history and sports in general.  In the 12 years from the introduction of the WTA rankings in November 1975 until August 1987….that…