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 – “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 – Satellite Earth Station The Size Of Houses Looking To Space For Two Birds Named Satcom 1 and Westar 1

When Bone Daddy bought the 1st satellite dish for Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Tx…..that’s when his sports bar entered “the satellite age” …..which was at a time in the mid-late 1970’s….which was in the early development of the satellite industry ….for there were only two “birds” (satellites) in the sky…

L E’s Stories – THE NFL: “The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg Of Sports Turns Political And The Worst Ticks Are Poli-Tics

When it comes to sports, the NFL is the goose who lays the golden eggs……but remember Shakespeare’s famous quote…“Gold is the whore of mankind”…..cuz when BIG MONEY comes into a sport….that is when the “table of success”  starts to turn….and when that turn becomes mature…..that is when politics makes inroads into the culture…..which is what…