L E’s Stories – “Viva El Flaco Explosivo” – Tribute To Boxer Alexis Arguello

I find that writing this story about El Flaco Explosivo brings me great joy….cuz this lil chiweenie Sportsphile just loves boxing….aaaaahhhh the art of pugilism….as boxing is truly an art of footwork, body position, jabs, combinations and protection….with each area having its own art form…..and Alexis Argüello was truly an artist while on the canvas called the…

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 -“From A Dying Outlaw Legend To A Sports Bar – As A New Legend Begins” – The Beginnings Of Madison Sq Garden, The Sports Place

Whenever Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, tells the story about how his sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Tx actually became a reality ….that is when he says….“Sometimes life just takes us where you are supposed to be….and you just simply didn’t know you were going…

L E’s Stories – “From Tassels On This Boxing Shoes To No Mas No Mas” – Our Salute To Sugar Ray Leonard

Our 12,000+ vintage video library really started in 1976….cuz that is when Bone Daddy put his 1st satellite dish on the ground….which was a 10 meter Scientific Atlanta dish….and required the entire lot at 406 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, TX…..for once The Dish was in place…..the more events that BD would record….as he would…

Boxing – 1975 – Special News Conference With Muhammad Ali + Smokin’ Joe Frazier + Promoter Don King Prior The Killa And Thrilla And Chilla When I Get That Gorilla In Manila

If you have followed any of our Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali posts here at ImaSportsphile…..then you know that Ali is Bone Daddy’s favorite athlete of all time…..and that says a lot when you consider that he literally loved Mickey Mantle, Bill Russell, Eric Heiden, Edwin Moses and Jim Brown….but it didn’t start out that…

L E’s Stories – It All Just Came Together – The Life And Times Of A Developing Sportsphile

ImaSportsphile is the combinations of three brothers playing ball almost every day of their lives growing up under the guidance of a Dad that used sports as a teaching tool for things like fair play…..rules….. and gettin’ back up after getting knocked down….plus so much more stuff that provided real “life lessons” learned within the…

Music – 1986 – Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight – Set To Holmes Vs Spinks II Prefight Highlights

 “In the Air Tonight“ is the debut solo single by the English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins….which was released as the lead single from Collins’ debut solo album, Face Value, in January 1981.  Collins co-produced the single with Hugh Padgham….who became a frequent collaborator in the following years. The song was an instant hit….while quickly climbing to #…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Sang Just Before Sugar Ray Leonard Beats Duran

As seen in this video herewith….our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile may have the “Very Best GOAT” rendition of this awesome truly American tune….”America The Beautiful“….which we feel describes the incredible blessing that we have to be American better than any other song written….and it is being sung by the genius of Ray Charles….while…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview With Winner Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva

Livingstone Bramble was the WBA Lightweight Champion of the World…..who became the first world champion from the Virgin Islands…..and although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003….he has never officially announced his retirement….while constantly hinting that he wishes to fight on…..whereas his record stands at 40 wins…26 losses and 3 draws….with 25 KO’s. Lou Duva (May…