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 – 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 – 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…

L E’s Stories – “A Gigantic Serve And Tremendous Groundstrokes” – My Tribute To Tennis Legend Pancho Gonzales

When Bone Daddy was growing up in West Texas with Pops and his two brothers, Little Wally and Runt….while considering that Pops used sports as primary teaching tools of life’s lesson during Los Tres Hermanos (the three brothers) upbringing….and tennis was one of the one of those sports that they all could play together….even when the boys were…

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 – 1942 – Animated Special – The Kid Hears Music In His Ears – Scenes From StL Cardinals Movie

In this video seen herewith….longtime General Manager of MLB’s Brooklyn Dodgers and St Louis Cardinals, Branch Rickey introduces an animated film excerpt from Saint Louis Cardinals – The Movie…. which was a compilation of 109 years of St Louis Cardinals baseball….as this excerpt is an animated song titled “The Kid Hears Music In His Ears…..which depicts the story…

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…