L E’s Stories – “The Triple Crown Rivalry Unlike Any Other” – Our Salute To Affirmed Vs Alydar

The year 1978 produced many great moments at Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th St. in downtown Austin….as many outstanding sporting events created famous heroes…..from Jack Nicklaus winning the British Open…..to the Washington Bullets defeating the Seattle Sonics 4 – 3 to win the NBA Title…..to “love birds” Jimmy Connors and Chrissie Evert winning…

L E’s Stories – “Nice Guys Finish 1st – Hats Off To Willie The Shoe” – Salute To Horse Racing Jockey Legend Bill Shoemaker

Having been born a year before Citation won the last Triple Crown of  Horse Racing (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes) before the great big red horse Secretariate won in 1978….Bone Daddy grew up in a house where the entire family….Pops, Granny Jean, Lil Wally, Bone Daddy and Runt…. were all gathered around the black and white television…

L E’s Stories – Alysheba: “Two Out Of Three Triple Crown Wins Ain’t Bad” – In Honor Of Pamela & Dorothy Scharbauer

Alysheba (March 3, 1984 – March 27, 2009) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won two legs of the Triple Crown in 1987….plus, a successful sire….who produced 11 stakes winners….as a bay colt was sired by Alydar out of the mare Bel Sheba, by Lt. Stevens….as he was bred by Preston Madden at Hamburg Place Farm in Lexington, Kentucky….and was sold as a yearling to Dorothy and Pam Scharbauer…

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 – Sports: America’s Therapy Couch Or Legal Narcotic? – Featuring 15 Hand Picked Videos Of Golf * NFL * NBA * Ali * Olympics Et Al

One of Bone Daddy’s favorite sayings is “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass….it’s about              learning to dance in the rain…..cuz there is absolutely nothing to fear about tomorrow …for God is already there.”…..so, I’m not going to worry about this post….even though it is the only…

L E’s Stories – Jim McKay:  A Career of Expressed Eloquence and Elegance

Today I am going to give you a very special gift….in a very special way……cuz I get to do something that I know will bring a smile to BD’s face…..and that makes me happy.  On many occasions, I have heard BD express his opinion of who he thinks were the best sports media (be it…

Music – 1986 – Stephen Foster Singers – My Old Kentucky Home – At The 112th Running Kentucky Derby

Folks in America who grow up South of the Mason- Dixon line…..actually grow up being well-exposed to the music of Stephen Foster….who is known as “the father of American music”….and was an American songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music….as he wrote more than 200 songs including “Oh! Susanna”, “Hard Times Come Again No More”,…

Music – 1986 – US Fort Knox Army Band – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At 112th Kentucky Derby

While our Bone Daddy was at the University of Texas from 1965 – 1970…..he was a member of The ROTC Brigade….which was reserve officer training for the US Army…..whereby he would become an “officer and a gentleman” in the US Army….and because he graduated as the Viet Nam War was winding down….not over….but winding down….so, he was…

Music – 1987 – Sing Along Song – My Old Kentucky Home – Sang At 113th Running Of The Kentucky Derby

The 1987 Kentucky Derby was the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby….as the race took place on May 2, 1987…..with 130,532 people in attendance,,,,,and carried in its entirety by ABC Sports….in a race that was won by Alysheba with jocky Chris McCarron in the saddle in a time of 2:03.40….while Bet Twice came in 2nd (Place position)….as Avies Copy placed 3rd (Show…