L E’s Stories – “Fair Hooker…Well, I Haven’t Met One Yet!” – Salute To Cowboys QB Dandy Don Meredith

If you have read any of my stories, you probably know by now that I am more than just fond of folks from Texas…..as I have showcased more that a few Texans….cuz there is something that makes all the folks that greet you with a big HOWDY very special…..not just in their talents….but also in…

L E’s Stories – “A Chimney Sweep’s Lucky As Lucky Can Be” – Salute To Dick Van Dyke: A Comedian And Entertainer Of The Highest Order

Dick Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer….and dancer….whose award-winning career has spanned seven decades….which is basically Bone Daddy’s entire life….so, that fact alone makes Van Dyke worthy of me telling his story today….cuz over the course of BD life, he has been entertained on many many occasions on television and “the silver screen”…..while performing…

L E’s Stories – “He Talks Black, Lives White and Thinks Green….Cuz Even Crooks Can Be Patriotic” – The Story Of Boxing Promoter Extraordinaire Don King

When you have a boxing video library that includes 75% (482) of the televised live boxing title fights from 1975 to 1990…..then you have an abundance of fights that boxing promoter Don King promoted…..so, he deserves his place in boxing history…..albeit he was a pretty shady character….while being a large bit of  a crook….but when…

L E’s Stories – “The King Of Tejano, Tex Mex y Cojunta Music” – Tribute To Flaco Jimenez

It was Saturday, October 28, 1978…..when Bone Daddy and his dance partner, Miss C, headed to The Round-Up Dance Hall just down Highway 180 South, about 10 miles from Austin, TX…..where they would be the only “gringos cuttin’ a rug” with about 500 other Mexican “cojunta music lovers” would gather to hear The King Of Cojunta Music, Flaco Jimenez…..with special guitar extraordinaire…

L E’s Stories – “Iowa Wrestling Legend Wins 181 Matches Before 1st & Only Loss” – Tribute To The Legendary Dan Gable

In the summer of 1969, Bone Daddy went to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for his eight week ROTC Officer Training School….which was required of all who graduated from ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Course) programs at the universities that they attended.  While at the ROTC school, BD became good friends with an NCAA wrestling champion from Iowa…

L E’s Stories – “The Broadcaster Of Everything” – Tribute To Legendary Sportscaster Curt Gowdy

The Golden Age of Sports from 1950 to 1995 provided the sports world with the greatest collection of sportscasting legends of all time….of which many of their stars were still shining some 50 years after they started their careers.  The list of legendary sportscasters includes Dick Enberg, Vin Scully. Jack Buck, Howard Cosell, Jim McKay, Keith Jackson,…

L E’s Stories – “From The New Bethel Baptist Church To The Queen Of Soul” – Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Growing up in West Texas, our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, not only was a member of the “sex, drugs and rock n roll generation”…..but was also a member of the “soul generation” …..while listening and dancing to music from the “kings of soul music”, James Brown and Ray Charles…..plus the “queen of soul music” , Aretha Franklin.  The…

L E’s Stories – “Our Salute To The General” – Tribute To Coach Bobby Knight

The Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball team was a part of the elite….“the cream at the top” ….of the college programs in the United States during the entire tenure of 17 years that Bone Daddy’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place was open in Austin, TX….and that meant that he served an awful lot of Hoosier men’s…