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 – 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 – “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 – 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…

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  …

L E’s Stories – The Championship: February 25, 1964 – Sonny Liston Vs  Cassius Clay (Muhamad Ali) – An Event That Shocked the World And Changed Sports Forever

This lil ole Chiweenie Sportsphile is a huge boxing fan…..predominantly due to having watched so many televised fights with Bone Daddy during the 1970’s and 1980’s…..for in my opinion, that was smack dab in the middle of the Golden Age of Boxing  from February 25,1964 to 199…..the night when a young Cassius Clay….who was a…

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 – 1983 – Jose Feliciano – The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Holmes Vs Williams Title Fight

On October 7, 1968, at the height of protests against the Vietnam War, Feliciano was invited by Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Tiger Stadium in Detroit during Game 5 pre-game ceremonies of the 1968 World Series between the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals….as his personalized, slow, Latin jazz performance proved highly controversial and damaging to Jose’s career in the months, even…