L E’s Stories – Our Salute To Chris Evert: ” The Ice Maiden Of Tennis”

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was raised by a man who loved the tennis racquet and yellow balls….as he took them with him wherever he would go…..cuz being a corporate pilot who traveled all over the USA and Alaska while being a propeller plane pilot before switching to jet airplanes…while flying such “prop planes” such as…

L E’s Stories – “Chrissy Vs Martina – A Rivalry Of The Highest Order Wrapped With Lifetime Friendship” – The Story Of Chris Evert And Martina Navratilova “

Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova are retired American and American/Czechoslovak professional tennis players who engaged in an iconic rivalry for dominance in women’s tennis in the 1970’s and 1980’s….which is considered to be one of the greatest rivalries in women’s tennis history and sports in general.  In the 12 years from the introduction of the WTA rankings in November 1975 until August 1987….that…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Set 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals between Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan verses Martina Navratilova is a match well worth watching….so, in this series of comments….we will focus on the team of Gunthardt and Navratilova.   Heinz Günthardt is a former tennis player from Switzerland….who won five singles titles during his professional career….including the Rotterdam WCT in…

Tennis – 1987 – Wimbledon Women’s Finals – Martina Navratilova VS Steffi Graf

DOG COMMENTARY:    On July 4, 1987 at Wimbledon, England….there was a certain comfort that Martina Navratilova took in being at this hallowed place of tennis….where the grass courts seem to be like a security blanket to keep the doubts away….when the women’s singles final provided an appointment she has been keeping for the prior…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon – Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach & Jordan VS Guenthardt & Navratilova

DOG ASIDE:   Tennis Mixed Doubles is always enteresting to watch…..cuz you never really know what is going to happen….as most folks think that the men will always pick on the women….but, that is not necessarily true…..especailly with a female player like Martina Navratilove was….for this lady was a southpaw with a “ball buster” attitude….which really…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Finals – Mixed Doubles & Womens Doubles & Mens Doubles

DOG COMMENTARY:   The famed grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club celebrated their 100th Anniversary for the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….which were held from June 23rd to July 6th….for this was the 1st time that yellow balls were used during the tournament.   This 1986 Wimbledon edition produced champions including Germany’s…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…