L E’s Stories – “Considered World’s Greatest Athlete At Age 17 And Again At 21” – The Bob Mathias Story

Bob Mathias (November 17, 1930 – September 2, 2006) was an American decathlete….who was a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the event…..a United States Marine Corps officer…..Hollywood actor…. and United States Congressman representing the state of California.  Mathias was born in Tulare, California….where he attended Tulare Union High School….when he was a classmate and long time friend of Sim Iness….who was the 1952 Olympic discus gold medalist.  While at Tulare…

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 – Mission From God At The Los Angeles Olympics Is A Logistical Nightmare

After posting nearly 5,000 sports videos…..while writing text about the athletes and the events covered within our video museum….as the research alone has provided me with a great deal of knowledge on a vast array of sports….so, then when you consider the 100+ L E’s Stories that ImaSportsphile currently has posted in the library….gives me the right…

L E’s Stories – Dateline: August 31, 1984 – Luck At The Olympics Happens When Talent Meets Opportunity

Bone Daddy has always said that “All you can do….is all you can do….but all you can do….is enough.”…..and when it comes to this particular story….his saying certainly came true.  Over the many years that I have sat at Bone Daddy’s side, he has taught me well that”LUCK happens when talent meets opportunity”….which is something that 15 years…

L E’s Stories – “These Are The Olympics. You Die For Them” – Tribute To Discus Thrower Extraordinaire Al Oerter

Today’s story is about one of the greatest track and field athletes to ever grace a track meet….who was always at his best on the biggest stage of them all for track and field, the Olympic Games….as he was the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the discus throw from 1956 to 1968…while winning the event…

L E’s Stories – “Hall Of Fame Track Athlete Drafted By NFL + NBA” – Salute To The Rare Talents Of Carl Lewis

As I write this story today….I must tell you honestly that I was not a big Carl Lewis fan…..which was mainly because I thought he was just “too hung up on himself”…..which wasn’t necessarily arrogance….but more cocky, like a “banty rooster crowing”…..who seemed to walk around with his “tail feathers all pooched out”…..and when he won,…

L E’s Stories – “The Leaders….The Peleton….& Tortilla Flats” – What A Perspective Of The L A Olympics Cycling Road Race                                                     

Los Tres Amigos and the 3 Muses all got up and out of The Castle by sometime around 10am on the 29th of August…..as Los Tres Amigos headed south out of central Los Angeles on La Paz Road in the direction of Mission Viejo….as they were heading to a Mexican food restaurant called Tortilla Flats that…

L E’s Stories – “3 Gold Medals + 3 World Records In Olympic Swimming Brings On A Mission From God”

The morning of Saturday, August 29, 1984 started with a great deal of anticipation for Los Tres Amigos….Sky Pilot, Prince Of Pleasure and the ring leader….our Bone Daddy…..on their 1st day at the Los Angeles Olympics ….and they were “jacked up” to see the afternoon and evening sessions of swimming the McDonald’s Olympic Swim Center.. which was an event…

L E’s Stories – “A Stunning Exhibition Of Strength Creates Lasting Memories” – The Story Of Paul Anderson’s Effect On The Original Sportsphile

As you probably know full well by now….that is if you have read at least more than a handful of my stories…..I enjoy writing about the impressive athletes, artists, musicians, comedians et al that have crossed Bone Daddy’s path the the course of his now 74 years on this Earth….and let me tell you, he…