L E’s Stories – “From High School Football To Sportscasters Hall Of Fame” – The Story Of Chris Schenkel

Chris Schenkel (August 21, 1923 – September 11, 2005) was an American sportscaster of the highest order…..who was “behind the mike” for the better part of 5 decades from 1952 through 2000….and over the course of that tenure, he called play-by-play for numerous sports on television and radio…. while  becoming known for his smooth delivery and baritone voice….as Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, tells…

L E’s Stories – “What A Career: 420 TD’s And 61,361 Yards Passing” – Dan Marino – A Career To Remember

When footballs conversations go to the subject of the best passing quarterbacks of all time….the name Dan Marino seems to always find its way into that conversation….not so much because of the Super Bowls that he won….cuz he didn’t win any…..but more so because of his passing prowess….as this cat could “thread a needle” with a football…

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 – “The Doaker: He Was Golden As Golden Gets” – The Story Of Legendary Running Back Doak Walker

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was born in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1947….which was virtually a twin-city with Dallas….which were just 30 miles apart…..with many small towns like Husrst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Richland Hills and Irving in between….which all but makes the two cities connected….and explains why the area is…

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 – “Oh My….Touch Em All” – Tribute To Legendary Sportscaster Dick Enberg

Our video museum here at ImaSportsphile grew up during a time that we refer to often as the Golden Age of Sports (1970 to 1995)…..which was the era in which live televised sports grew from infancy in the mid-1950’s to a young adult by the time Bone Daddy started taping the library in 1978…..through an…

L E’s Stories – “The Original Monster Of The Midway” – Our Tribute To Bears Legendary LB Dick Butkus

Watching professional football from 1965 to 1973 with Pops and Los Tres Hermanos (3 brothers) provided an image of a human monster who played middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears….which left a lasting impression of how the game was to be played….rough, tough and intimidating….especially on the defensive side of the ball….and nobody provided that…

L E’s Stories – “Legendary Sportscaster With An Eye For Beautiful Women” – The Life And Times Of Brent Musburger

Today’s story is about a legendary sportscaster…..who grew up with Bone Daddy, the original Sportphile, and his sports bar Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas during the mid- 1970’s….and on through the decade of the 1980’s….as both started out as infants in the business of sports….and grew into…

L E’s Stories – “Mr. Cowboy Rides High In The Saddle” – The Story Of Bob Lilly

If you were an NFL fan who lived in Texas during the decade of the 1960’s….there is a real good chance that you were a Dallas Cowboys fan….cuz that was the time that they were starting to become “America’s Team”…..as they were led by their 1st draft choice ever….who became known as “Mr. Cowboy”….as Bob Lilly…