L E’s Stories – “From Beldar + E Buzz Miller + Elwood Blues + Irwin Mainway + Jimmy Carter + Julia Childs” – Dan Akyroyd: Thanks For The Memories

From mid-1976 until 1980, a huge crowd (400 – 700) would gather at The Sports Place, Madison Square Garden…..which was Austin’s largest and insanely popular sports bar and restaurant at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown in the capital of Texas….as this crowd would fill up the bleacher section first (200 stadium bench seats)….while facing a…

L E’s Stories – From Boomer To The Swami “He Might Go All The Way” – Salute To Sportscaster Chris Berman

There are more than a couple of things that grew up with Bone Daddy’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place, at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas….such as the age of the satellite dish age….the age of the internet…..email….mobile phones….the Rubik’s cube….the floppy disc….Intel …. the Sony Betamax video recorder….Intel….Apple….and ESPN,…

L E’s Stories – “Comedic Genius From A Different Angle” – Salute To The Comedy Of Bill Murray

As of this story today….we have 5500+ vintage videos posted here in our ImaSportsphile museum….and we still have another 6,000 to post….in which we have some 120 complete episodes of the super popular live comedy show Saturday Night Live….from the earliest days of the show that premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975….as our recorded videos…

L E’s Story – The Man With A Thousand Voices – Rich Little’s 57 Years Of Entertainment

Rich Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor….who has been nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices”.….while having a huge impact on television and entertainment for over 57 years….and is considered one of the greatest impressionists and impersonators to have ever lived…. which certainly is the way we feel about him here at ImaSportsphile….as we have a large number of…

L E’s Stories – “I Was Cable Before Cable Was Cool” – A Story And Salute To Ted Turner

It was the summer of 1978….when Bone Daddy walked into the hall of the National CATV Convention in downtown Los Angeles….as he was heard to say…..”They are all here with, every “future media mega giant” being present on the showroom floor….as all were glowing and showing all about their current content….while highlighting the possibilities of what the future…

L E’s Stories – “To The Gypsy Songman And Madison Square Garden Fan” – Salute To Jerry Jeff Walker

There have been many icons of the Austin Music Scene over the years….to include such names as Marsha Ball, Bob Schneider, Omar & The Howlers, Guy Clark Jr., Janis Joplan, Robert Earl Keen, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan & The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lucinda Williams, Eric Johnson, Rocky Ericson & The 13th Floor Elevators, Asleep…

L E’s Stories – “A Child Of The 1950’s Who Can’t Stop His Leg” – Tribute To Comedian Robert Klein

We already have some wonderful videos of the stand-up comic mastery of Robert Klein….and although I never knew of him before my “more than a handful” posts of him already in our video museum….and I  just can’t stop laughing when I watch his “I can’t stop my leg” routine….so, I decided to showcase him today.   Robert Klein is an American stand-up…

L E’s Stories – “Sock Hop Dancing With The Fat Man” – Salute To Fats Domino

It was a Friday night in October of 1962, when as a freshman, Bone Daddy went to his first ever Midland High School “Sock Hop”….where the band playing that night was Fats Domino & His Orchestra….who was a well known, and loved, rock n role and rhythm + blues piano player already famous for such songs …

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…