L E’s Stories – Dateline 1956 – The Sultan Of Swat Wins West Texas Home Run Derby – Our Tribute To Babe Ruth

It is absolutely impossible to have a webpage dedicated to the world of sports without a tribute to a baseball legend who was larger than life…..The Sultan of Swat….The Bambino himself, Babe Ruth…..cuz if you were a young boy growing up in West Texas (Midland) in the early 1950’s….as Bone Daddy, our original Sportsphile, did….then you…

L E’s Stories – “These Are The Olympics. You Die For Them” – Tribute To Discus Thrower Extraordinaire Al Oerter

Today’s story is about one of the greatest track and field athletes to ever grace a track meet….who was always at his best on the biggest stage of them all for track and field, the Olympic Games….as he was the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the discus throw from 1956 to 1968…while winning the event…

L E’s Stories – THE NFL: “The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg Of Sports Turns Political And The Worst Ticks Are Poli-Tics

When it comes to sports, the NFL is the goose who lays the golden eggs……but remember Shakespeare’s famous quote…“Gold is the whore of mankind”…..cuz when BIG MONEY comes into a sport….that is when the “table of success”  starts to turn….and when that turn becomes mature…..that is when politics makes inroads into the culture…..which is what…

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 – 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 – “Hall Of Fame Track Athlete Drafted By NFL + NBA” – Salute To The Rare Talents Of Carl Lewis

As I write this story today….I must tell you honestly that I was not a big Carl Lewis fan…..which was mainly because I thought he was just “too hung up on himself”…..which wasn’t necessarily arrogance….but more cocky, like a “banty rooster crowing”…..who seemed to walk around with his “tail feathers all pooched out”…..and when he won,…

L E’s Stories – Salute To Big Red: The Greatest Horse To Ever Take To A Racetrack

Our story today focuses on one of the top 5 greatest “star athletes” to bless the 5500 posts currently displayed here at ImaSportsphile…..who dominated racing throughout his entire career….while blowing away the competition at the biggest events with the most pressure to perform….as the truth be known, he was internationally famous by the end of…

L E’s Stories – “A Stunning Exhibition Of Strength Creates Lasting Memories” – The Story Of Paul Anderson’s Effect On The Original Sportsphile

As you probably know full well by now….that is if you have read at least more than a handful of my stories…..I enjoy writing about the impressive athletes, artists, musicians, comedians et al that have crossed Bone Daddy’s path the the course of his now 74 years on this Earth….and let me tell you, he…

L E’s Stories – “Even If You’re Incredible, It’s Difficult To Be Unbeatable” – The Legend Of Edwin Moses

Our Bone Daddy has seen many outstanding athletes perform live in a myriad of sports…..from Pele in soccer….to Muhammad Ali in boxing…..to Bobby Morrow in the sprints…..to Bill Russell in basketball….to Earl Campbell in football…..to Nolan Ryan in baseball…..to Gordie Howe in hockey…..to Bjon Borg in tennis….to Mary Lou Retton in gymnastics…..to Doug Russel in…