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 – “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 – 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 – Finding Buyer For Building At 302 E. 6th Street In Austin, Texas Opens Door To Legendary Sports Bar

This a story about how real estate agents, Bone Daddy and TNT, would eventually find a buyer for the building and property at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Tx…..which would lead to the two realtors opening a sports bar…..as Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place would achieve legendary status from 1976 to 1991…..and become…

L E’s Stories – “BA in Intramurals At University Of Texas + Masters Degree In Austin City League Sports + PhD At Madison Square Garden Sports Bar = One Sportsphile “

There are periods in each HUMAN life….where each person gets to exhibit their true talents….while exposing their heart, their soul and their passions……and a place called Austin provided the times in which Bone Daddy truly displayed his finest talents for the whole world to see….for the truth be known….he really did not know that his…

L E’s Stories – I’m The Greatest – A Sportsphile’s Perspective of Muhammad Ali

A true testament of courage comes not from stepping in the ring to fight Sonny Liston when you are young and strong……and even then….superior to the others…. but rather, when delivering the               first pitch at Opening Day in Miami for the Marlins….when your body has been ravaged by Parkinson’s    disease….while your hands no…

Boxing – 1975 – Muhammad Ali + Smokin’ Joe Frazier + Promoter Don King On “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…

Boxing – 1978 To 1986 – Tribute To Iron Mike Tyson & His Mentor Cuz D’Amato & His Manager Jimmy Jacobs

Cus D’Amato was an American boxing manager and trainer…..who handled the careers of Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, and José Torres…..all of whom went on to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame…..with several successful boxing trainers including Teddy Atlas and Kevin Rooney, were tutored by D’Amato…..as Cuz was a proponent of the “peek-a-boo” style of boxing….wherein the fighter holds his gloves close to…

Boxing – 1963/1964 – Rare Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali Videos Surrounding His 1st Heavyweight Title Fight With Champ Sonny Liston

Boxing – 1964 – Heavyweight Championship Fight – Casius Clay vs. Sonny Liston I                                                Boxing – 1964 – World Heavyweight Title Fight – The Championship – Cassius Clay Vs Sonny Liston  …