L E’s Stories – A Skip Of Courage….And A Stephen A And Of A Higher Standard – My Tribute To Skip Bayless & Stephen A Smith

Remembering things for the rest of your life from lessons learned reminds me of one of Bone Daddy’s favorite sayings……“L E, if you don’t stand up for something……you’ll fall for anything.”.….cuz this story is about two guys that definitely identify with the message behind the saying.”if you don’t stand up for something, you’ll fall for…

L E’s Stories – An Angel Fell From Grace…..And Atlas Shrugged Twice – A Tale Of Lance Armstrong

I will start this story out with a quote from ESPN First Take Host Stephen A. Smith….when he and Skip Bayless were debating the issue of whether 7-time Tour de France” champion cyclist Lance Armstrong was using PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) or not…..as Stephen A said, “You know what you know …..and you don’t know what…

L E’s Stories – We’ve Done So Much With So Little….We Can Almost Do Anything Without Nuthin’ 

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has always said that“The true beauty of the coaching profession is the ability of a Coach who understands the power of teaching valuable life lessons to his players…..and not just how to win a game.”…..as this statement certainly applies to my story today. Now don’t get me wrong here….I said…

L E’s Stories – Can You Say Chiweenie?….Cuz That’s What I Am…..Plus A Sportsphile Too

It has been said  that “behind every good city dog is a man on a leash” ….and this is a story about one of those “good city dogs”…..Howdy, Hola & Guten Tag…..if you didn’t notice….I speak three languages sufficiently….German, thanks Dad Hans….Spanish, thanks Mom, Angela….and Texan, thanks Bone Daddy….who is the original Sportsphile and my life…

Music – 1986 – Bob Seger – Like A Rock – With Highlights 1986 MLB Season – With Hosts Chris Berman + George Grande

Bob Seger is an American singer, songwriter and musician…..who as a locally successful Detroit-area artist performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960’s….while breaking through with his first album, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man….which contained his first national hit of the same name in 1968.  In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band with a group of Detroit-area…

Music – 1986 – Canadian National Anthem – O Canada – Sung At Start Of The 38th NHL All Star Game

The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held February 4th at the Hartford Civic Center…… which is the  home to the Hartford Whalers…..as “O Canada“, the national anthem of Canada by an unknown singer prior to the start of the game. The song was originally commissioned by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony….when Calixa Lavallée composed the music….after which, words were written by the…

Music – 1986 – Coast Guard Academy Glee Club – Star Spangled Banner – At The 38th NHL All Star Game

The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the service academy of the United States Coast Guard in New London, Connecticut….which was founded in 1876….and is the second smallest of the five U.S. service academies….as it provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of nine major fields of study. Unlike the other service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination…

Golf – 1985 – Mazda Champions Tournament – Special Promotion With Arnold Palmer + Nancy Lopez

Every now and then, we get a video to post that we really don’t know what to write about….and this video seen herewith was one of those…..but after watching it five times while trying to find a point of reference worthy of commenting on….we finally found it…. albeit is a bit obtuse…..but we welcome any…

Golf – 1986 – ESPN Sports Look Special Feature – With Roy Firestone And Guest PGA Golfer Mac OGrady

Mac O’Grady is an American professional golfer and golf teaching professional…. who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970’s and 1980’s….and also known mainly for his eccentric behavior and brash statements….in addition to his attending PGA Tour qualifying school 17 times before achieving his card….while during this time, he legally changed his name from Phil McGleno to Phillip McClelland O’Grady, and then to Mac…