L E’s Stories – “Iowa Wrestling Legend Wins 181 Matches Before 1st & Only Loss” – Tribute To The Legendary Dan Gable

In the summer of 1969, Bone Daddy went to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for his eight week ROTC Officer Training School….which was required of all who graduated from ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Course) programs at the universities that they attended.  While at the ROTC school, BD became good friends with an NCAA wrestling champion from Iowa…

L E’s Stories – “The Doaker: He Was Golden As Golden Gets” – The Story Of Legendary Running Back Doak Walker

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was born in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1947….which was virtually a twin-city with Dallas….which were just 30 miles apart…..with many small towns like Husrst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Richland Hills and Irving in between….which all but makes the two cities connected….and explains why the area is…

L E’s Stories – “Our Salute To The General” – Tribute To Coach Bobby Knight

The Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball team was a part of the elite….“the cream at the top” ….of the college programs in the United States during the entire tenure of 17 years that Bone Daddy’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place was open in Austin, TX….and that meant that he served an awful lot of Hoosier men’s…

L E’s Stories – “Oh My….Touch Em All” – Tribute To Legendary Sportscaster Dick Enberg

Our video museum here at ImaSportsphile grew up during a time that we refer to often as the Golden Age of Sports (1970 to 1995)…..which was the era in which live televised sports grew from infancy in the mid-1950’s to a young adult by the time Bone Daddy started taping the library in 1978…..through an…

L E’s Stories – “Legendary QB Trifecta For The Longhorns, Lions and Steelers” – Salute To Bobby Layne: A Texas Immortal

There have been many legendary sports personalities from Texas to include Ben Hogan (PGA), Doak Walker (NCAA + NFL Football), Rogers Hornsby (MLB), Jack Johnson (Heavyweight Boxing Champ), Michael Johnson (Track), A J Foyt (Auto Racing),  Babe Didrikson Zaharias (Track & Golf), Y A Title (NFL), Nolan Ryan (MLB), Shaquille O’Neal (NBA), George Foreman (Heavyweight…

L E’s Stories – “The South Texas Tornado” – A Salute To Bobby Morrow – The Fastest Man On Earth + The Most Relaxed Sprinter Of All Tine

For a developing future Sportsphile…..Bone Daddy was fortunate to live across the street from Memorial Stadium in Midland, Texas….cuz all he had to do was “jump the fence”….and he was in to any and all events of all kinds of sports that took place….so, BD had a training ground that allowed him to see how…

L E’s Stories – “Wily Coyote  vs.  Geri-Curls” – As Legendary College Basketball Coaches Abe Lemons & Eddie Sutton Collide At Midcourt Providing A Perfect Storm for Rags Murphee and the Razz Bunch

The quote “Are those geri-curls?….or did ya just stick your finger in a live light socket?” is the perfect entree into my story today…..for it lies at the core of one of my favorite Coach Abe Lemons stories…. which happened on the night when Texas was playing Arkansas in the 1977 / 1978 season during Southwest Conference…

L E’s Stories – “A Monster On The Boards Capable Of Massive Food Consuption” – The Story Of UT All American Center LaSalle Thompson Being An MSG Eating Legend

We will start today’s story with a 1979 quote from University of Texas men’s basketball All American Center LaSalle Thompson at the order counter of Austin’s all time best sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th St. in downtown Austin…..“I’ll have me four (4) orders of that MSG Special with extra…