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 – 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…

L E’s Stories – “The Greatest Hustler To Ever Live” – A Texas Sized Salute To Titanic Thompson

Looking for a good golf book? I just finished Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything. It’s a must-read for golfers and gamblers, alike…..while not a new title, this 2010 book by Kevin Cook was a fun ride through 20th-century golf, gangsters, and gambling.  Titanic Thompson is a mythical figure in American lore. Like Daniel Boone…

Comedy – 1923 To 1993 – The Comedic Mastery Of Red Skelton Videos

There is absolutely no way to argue about the overwhelming talent of a comedian who remains relevant and active for 70 years…..for “time in service” of making HUMANS laugh for that many years is proof unto itself that funny is funny. Red Skelton’s comedic genius was proved simply by that fact that folks continued buying tickets…

L E’s Stories – Yankees In The Hall Of Fame: Incomparable With 43 Players / 11 Managers & Executives

The quote “There’s winning……and there’s everything else”….which was so aptly spoken by the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers Vince Lombardi…..defines the New York Yankees more than any other franchise in the history of professional sports……not just for their wins…..but for the aurora that goes with the boys who wear the pinstripes…..for if you know…

MLB – 1986 – NBC Sports Special – World Series 1903 To 1985 – Pictorial Collage Of The World Series

Every now and then….an absolutely incredible video rolls up to be posted….one of those that is riveting and totally enjoyable to watch….and this video seen herewith is one of those times….as NBC Sports provides this rare treasure via host Bob Costas prior to Game 4 of the 1986 MLB World Series between the Boston Red…

Music – 1987 – Songs of the Funnies – With Hostess Loni Anderson – On Those Fabulous Funnies TV Show

The television special Those Fabulous Funnies….which was hosted by actress Loni Anderson….provided a wonderful inside look at the history and world of The Funnies…..which were known as the comic strips in the newspapers around the USA….as it covered the genre of The Funnies from the 1920’s until 1987…. when this tv special was aired.  The Funnies was originally the name of…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family – Blues Skies – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Blue Skies“ is a popular song, written by Irving Berlin in 1926…..as a last-minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy…..and although the show ran for only 39 performances….“Blue Skies” was an instant success….with audiences on opening night demanding 24 encores of the piece from star Belle Baker…..when during the final repetition….Ms. Baker forgot her lyrics….which prompted Berlin to sing them from…

Music – 1978 – Welcome To The Grand Ole Opry – Famous Introduction To The Stars Of The Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly American country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee….which  was founded on November 28, 1925 by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio “barn dance” on WSM….and is currently owned and operated by Opry Entertainment….which is a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc…..and is the longest running radio broadcast in US history…..which is dedicated to honoring country music…