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 – To Satchmo: “What A Wonderful World It Is With You In It”

From as long as Bone Daddy can remember…..his entire family growing up was into Satchmo known as Louie Armstrong (not Satchmo or Louis, but Louie)….as they turned up the volume any time a song came on the radio….while considering any television program that Satchmo was gonna be on….then you could be that the dinner trays…

L E’s Story – The Man With A Thousand Voices – Rich Little’s 57 Years Of Entertainment

Rich Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor….who has been nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices”.….while having a huge impact on television and entertainment for over 57 years….and is considered one of the greatest impressionists and impersonators to have ever lived…. which certainly is the way we feel about him here at ImaSportsphile….as we have a large number of…

L E’s Stories – Satellite Earth Station The Size Of Houses Looking To Space For Two Birds Named Satcom 1 and Westar 1

When Bone Daddy bought the 1st satellite dish for Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Tx…..that’s when his sports bar entered “the satellite age” …..which was at a time in the mid-late 1970’s….which was in the early development of the satellite industry ….for there were only two “birds” (satellites) in the sky…

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 – “Hidden Card Room & High Stakes Poker With Austin’s Finest” – A Secret Kept Close To The Vest

One never knows what lies beyond…especially beyond the oldest of doors….for one must pass through to the other side before one ever sees what is really there….even the oldest of doors….and in many instances….what turns out to be totally unexpected….is beautifully experienced.  The string of 100 year old buildings that lined the streets of East 6th…

L E’s Stories -“From A Dying Outlaw Legend To A Sports Bar – As A New Legend Begins” – The Beginnings Of Madison Sq Garden, The Sports Place

Whenever Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, tells the story about how his sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Tx actually became a reality ….that is when he says….“Sometimes life just takes us where you are supposed to be….and you just simply didn’t know you were going…

L E’s Stories – “To The Gypsy Songman And Madison Square Garden Fan” – Salute To Jerry Jeff Walker

There have been many icons of the Austin Music Scene over the years….to include such names as Marsha Ball, Bob Schneider, Omar & The Howlers, Guy Clark Jr., Janis Joplan, Robert Earl Keen, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan & The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lucinda Williams, Eric Johnson, Rocky Ericson & The 13th Floor Elevators, Asleep…

L E’s Stories – “A Child Of The 1950’s Who Can’t Stop His Leg” – Tribute To Comedian Robert Klein

We already have some wonderful videos of the stand-up comic mastery of Robert Klein….and although I never knew of him before my “more than a handful” posts of him already in our video museum….and I  just can’t stop laughing when I watch his “I can’t stop my leg” routine….so, I decided to showcase him today.   Robert Klein is an American stand-up…