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 – “Comedic Genius From A Different Angle” – Salute To The Comedy Of Bill Murray

As of this story today….we have 5500+ vintage videos posted here in our ImaSportsphile museum….and we still have another 6,000 to post….in which we have some 120 complete episodes of the super popular live comedy show Saturday Night Live….from the earliest days of the show that premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975….as our recorded videos…

L E’s Stories – After Church On Sunday: Pops And The Boys Were Part Of Arnie’s Army – Tribute To Arnold Palmer

It was off to Sunday school at 9 am every Sunday morning…..which was followed by Sunday church service with Pastor L. L. Morris at the 1st Baptist Church of Midland, Texas….which was followed by lunch at The Blue Star Inn, the most popular Chinese / American restaurant…..which was owned by Mr. Joe Chung, a restaurateur who greeted…

L E’s Stories – When The Student Is Ready….The Teacher Appears – A Sportsphile’s Student Becomes A Master

Before I start today’s story…..I want to remind all of my readers / viewers that in all of my posts in L E’s Stories, I will feature videos that “especially tickle my fancy” throughout the post….as some of them will coincide with a particular part of the story I am telling….and some will be completely random….but they…

L E’s Stories – “From The Opening Ceremony To Muses In A Salvador Dali Painting” – An L A Olympics Tale

Bone Daddy has often commented that Sky Pilot’s friend Turk provided “BIG INs” in L A….which was highlighted by an extended stay at The Magic Castle….plus “Three Princess Muses” in the City of Angels….which he followed up by saying “I Love L A”….but then again, this was in regards to the Olympic journey of Los Tres Amigos from Austin, Texas…..who…

L E’s Stories – “A Hero In All Regards” – Tribute To Nolan Ryan

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent once said about Nolan Ryan…..“He is a great player….but it is his stature as a man that we all admire.” ….and that pretty much sums up the gist of my story today…..as it is a tale of a person who has been a hero in all regards for the better part…

L E’s Stories – I’m A Long Tall Texan…..I Ride A Big White Hoss – The Legend Of Nolan Ryan

Man, if there ever was a title that fit a hero….it’s this one in regards to Nolan Ryan…..for he was all of those things and more…..with a baseball Hall of Fame statement that started with the New York Mets on September 11, 1966…..when a 19 year old from Alvin, Texas named Nolan Ryan toed the…

L E’s Stories – Bigger Than Life And As Big As Texas – The Story Of Big Tex The Ryan Express Nolan Ryan

Being a part of baseball history while sharing it with your Dad that taught you the game along with your two brothers with whom you had played thousands of baseball and “whiffle ball” games…..it just doesn’t get any better than that….especially for a future Sportsphile…..cuz that is what our story is about today….a truly Heavenly Event for Bone…