L E’s Stories – “Unprecedented And Unreachable” – The Legend & Career Of Hall Of Fame Speed Skater & Road Cyclist Eric Heiden

Eric Heiden is an American physician and a former long track speed skater, road cyclist and track cyclist. He won an unprecedented five individual gold medals, and set four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Heiden was the most successful athlete at those Olympic Games, single-handedly winning more gold medals than all nations except…

L E’s Stories – “I Have Never Seen A Rose Quite Like That Tyler Rose” – Salute To HOF Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell, nicknamed The Tyler Rose, is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. Known for his aggressive, punishing running style and ability to break tackles, Campbell gained recognition as one of the best power running backs in NFL history….and for three pryor to playing pro football…..he…

L E’s Stories – “Wily Coyote  vs.  Geri-Curls” – As Legendary College Basketball Coaches Abe Lemons & Eddie Sutton Collide At Midcourt Providing A Perfect Storm for Rags Murphee and the Razz Bunch

The quote “Are those geri-curls?….or did ya just stick your finger in a live light socket?” is the perfect entree into my story today…..for it lies at the core of one of my favorite Coach Abe Lemons stories…. which happened on the night when Texas was playing Arkansas in the 1977 / 1978 season during Southwest Conference…

L E’s Stories – “Sledge-O-Matic” Comedy From The Mind Of Gallagher – A Legendary Comedic Genius

Today’s story is about a really funny comedian who has been making people laugh since 1969….who Bone Daddy saw live in Austin on two different occasions throughout the decade of the 1980’s….as BD has often claimed that Gallagher was a comedic genius…..who created “side splitting” laughter whenever he performed on stage or simply opened his mouth…..especially when…

L E’s Stories – “Tennis’ Master Shot Maker And Major Court Anarchist” – The Story And Legend Of John McEnroe

From 1977 to 1984, John McEnroe roamed the tennis courts of the professional tennis tour….when he exhibited masterful shot making artistry and volleying skills…..while constantly making a name as the sports’ biggest anarchist…..as a result of his confrontational on-court behavior that frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities.  McEnroe attained the No. 1…

L E’s Stories – “7th HEAVEN” – The Ryan Express Breaks His Own MLB Record for the 2nd Time

The following quote by Hall of Fame Pitcher Nolan Ryan….after he completed his 7th no hitter at age 44 on May 1, 1991….with a 3 – 0 Texas Rangers victory against the Toronto Blue Jays…..while saying “I’m sure people find this hard to believe….but I’m not really numbers oriented.”…..which pretty much puts in a nutshell the “core…

L E’s Stories – “A Monster On The Boards Capable Of Massive Food Consuption” – The Story Of UT All American Center LaSalle Thompson Being An MSG Eating Legend

We will start today’s story with a 1979 quote from University of Texas men’s basketball All American Center LaSalle Thompson at the order counter of Austin’s all time best sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th St. in downtown Austin…..“I’ll have me four (4) orders of that MSG Special with extra…

L E’s Stories – “Heeeeeeeeeeeeer’s Johnny” – A Tribute To The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American late-night talk show….which was hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962, to May 22, 1992….for this program was truly interwoven into the very fabric of the USA…which was watched often, almost regularly by Bone Daddy…..cuz it started after the late night news….when all the sports…

L E’s Stories – When The Student Is Ready….The Teacher Appears – A Sportsphile’s Student Becomes A Master

Before I start today’s story…..I want to remind all of my readers / viewers that in all of my posts in L E’s Stories, I will feature videos that “especially tickle my fancy” throughout the post….as some of them will coincide with a particular part of the story I am telling….and some will be completely random….but they…