L E’s Stories – “The Wee Iceman From Cowtown” – Salute To Golf Legend Ben Hogan

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile was born in 1947 in Ft. Worth, Texas….which is better known as “Cowtown”…..as a result of the huge operation of the Ft. Worth Stockyards….and the equally large Swift meat processing plant….which was a place that most cattle from ranches all over Texas would end up at to be processed into…

L E’s Stories – Tribute To Bob Hope – Thanks For The Memories

There are television personalities that Bone Daddy grew up with as he and the family regularly gathered around the black and white TV with rabbit-ears antennas in the 1950’s and 1960’s….to include major sporting events, of course….along with folks and shows like the Red Skelton Comedy Hour….the Cartwrights in Bonanza….Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy….The Beverly Hillbillies….Gunsmoke….Perry…

L E’s Stories – After Church On Sunday: Pops And The Boys Were Part Of Arnie’s Army – Tribute To Arnold Palmer

It was off to Sunday school at 9 am every Sunday morning…..which was followed by Sunday church service with Pastor L. L. Morris at the 1st Baptist Church of Midland, Texas….which was followed by lunch at The Blue Star Inn, the most popular Chinese / American restaurant…..which was owned by Mr. Joe Chung, a restaurateur who greeted…

L E’s Stories – “The Greatest Hustler To Ever Live” – A Texas Sized Salute To Titanic Thompson

Looking for a good golf book? I just finished Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything. It’s a must-read for golfers and gamblers, alike…..while not a new title, this 2010 book by Kevin Cook was a fun ride through 20th-century golf, gangsters, and gambling.  Titanic Thompson is a mythical figure in American lore. Like Daniel Boone…

L E’s Stories – My Life With A Sportsphile – Filled With All Kinds Of Sports Be It Live / Video / Televised / Played

Legendary jazz band leader Duke Ellington was quoted as saying….“I make noise…and why make noise….. if no one listens”…..which is a message that provides a good segway to my post today….cuz I write stories….and what good is it if nobody reads them…..cuz here at ImaSportsphile we hope that you enjoy reading my stories and watching…

L E’s Stories – Tag Up Games….Baseball Cards….. & Bubble Gum: “Forging The Cornerstones of Success”

Before I get started on today’s story…..I want to remind our readers / viewers that in our L E’s Stories Section here at ImaSportsphile….I will always share videos that I particularly like as some of my favorites out of the 5500 videos currently posted on our webpage here in June 2020…..as I am very fond…

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…

Golf – 1987 – Skins Game – Vin Scully Interviews Lee Trevino On Whether This Golf Course Is Too Hard

In this video herewith…..NBC’s Vin Scully, host for the 1987 PGA Skins Game featuring Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Fuzzy Zoeller and Lee Trevino…..provides the viewers with an insightful interview with The Supermex himself, Lee Trevino….as to whether this golf course at PGA Stadium West was too difficult of a course to play a skins match….to which Trevino…

Golf – 1987 – Skins Game – Peter Jacobsen Interviews Palmer + NIcklaus + Trevino + Zoeller B4 Back 9

The video interview by NBC’s Peter Jacobsen of the 1987 PGA Skins Game participants Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Fuzzy Zoeller takes place on the 2nd day of competition on the back nine…..as the celebrated foursome ready themselves for play at hole # 10.  This particular interview is quite enjoyable….especially when Jacobsen asks…