L E’s Stories – “What A Career: 420 TD’s And 61,361 Yards Passing” – Dan Marino – A Career To Remember

When footballs conversations go to the subject of the best passing quarterbacks of all time….the name Dan Marino seems to always find its way into that conversation….not so much because of the Super Bowls that he won….cuz he didn’t win any…..but more so because of his passing prowess….as this cat could “thread a needle” with a football…

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 – “The Broadcaster Of Everything” – Tribute To Legendary Sportscaster Curt Gowdy

The Golden Age of Sports from 1950 to 1995 provided the sports world with the greatest collection of sportscasting legends of all time….of which many of their stars were still shining some 50 years after they started their careers.  The list of legendary sportscasters includes Dick Enberg, Vin Scully. Jack Buck, Howard Cosell, Jim McKay, Keith Jackson,…

L E’s Stories – “The Original Monster Of The Midway” – Our Tribute To Bears Legendary LB Dick Butkus

Watching professional football from 1965 to 1973 with Pops and Los Tres Hermanos (3 brothers) provided an image of a human monster who played middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears….which left a lasting impression of how the game was to be played….rough, tough and intimidating….especially on the defensive side of the ball….and nobody provided that…

L E’s Stories – “Mr. Cowboy Rides High In The Saddle” – The Story Of Bob Lilly

If you were an NFL fan who lived in Texas during the decade of the 1960’s….there is a real good chance that you were a Dallas Cowboys fan….cuz that was the time that they were starting to become “America’s Team”…..as they were led by their 1st draft choice ever….who became known as “Mr. Cowboy”….as Bob Lilly…

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 – “Dandy Don And A Speeding Bullet” – Bob Hayes: US Olympic And NFL Hall Of Fame Member

Growing up in the West Texas town of Midland at the start of the decade of the 1960’s….a time known as the birth and development of the “Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll” generation….which was even making inroads into a place as conservative as all of West Texas.  This  was a time when “black gold” was frequently being found…

L E’s Stories – “Growing Up With Johnny U” – Bone Daddy’s Salute To Baltimore Colts QB Johnny Unitas

As future Sportsphiles, Lil Wally + Bone Daddy + Runt, were growing up in the 1950’s with sports of all kinds as their daily menu…..they each naturally had their favorite players, teams even sports which dictated their decisions of what television sports to watch on Sundays after church….and Sunday lunch at The Blue Star Inn in Midland,…

L E’s Stories – “I Have Never Seen A Rose Quite Like That Tyler Rose” – Salute To HOF Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell, nicknamed The Tyler Rose, is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. Known for his aggressive, punishing running style and ability to break tackles, Campbell gained recognition as one of the best power running backs in NFL history….and for three pryor to playing pro football…..he…