L E’s Stories – “From Tassels On This Boxing Shoes To No Mas No Mas” – Our Salute To Sugar Ray Leonard

Our 12,000+ vintage video library really started in 1976….cuz that is when Bone Daddy put his 1st satellite dish on the ground….which was a 10 meter Scientific Atlanta dish….and required the entire lot at 406 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, TX…..for once The Dish was in place…..the more events that BD would record….as he would…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Sang Just Before Sugar Ray Leonard Beats Duran

As seen in this video herewith….our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile may have the “Very Best GOAT” rendition of this awesome truly American tune….”America The Beautiful“….which we feel describes the incredible blessing that we have to be American better than any other song written….and it is being sung by the genius of Ray Charles….while…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Sung Live At Sugar Ray Leonard Vs Roberto Duran

On many occasions, I have had the honor of listening to Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, talk about the many inspiring moments he has seen in his many years of watching sporting events….be it live at the ballpark….or live on television…..which include stories like the Miracle On Ice, when the young amateurs from the USA took…

Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell InStudio With Welterwt Champ Sugar Ray Leonard After Duran II Fight

The rematch took place November 25, 1980, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Leonard used his superior speed and movement to outbox and befuddle Durán…..saying “The whole fight, I was moving, I was moving….and Voom! I snapped his head back with a jab. Voom! I snapped it back again. He tried to get me against the ropes….when I’d pivot,…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Just Before Sugar Ray Leonard Destroys Duran

After 60+ years as a Sportsphile….I have seen many things that world class athletes have used to stimulate themselves just prior taking “center stage”…..be it a moment of silent prayer with the All Mighty….even a “mental psyche job” from a coach or trainer like Bundini Brown did for Muhammad Ali prior to him entering the ring for a…

Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell In Studio With Champ Sugar Ray Leonard After His NO MAS Duran Fight II

Sugar Ray Leonard makes it crystal clear to Howard Cosell that he will not sign to fight Roberto Duran for a third bout between the two champions…..especially after Manos de Piedras declared NO MAS….NO MAS!!!….towards the end of the eighth round of their 2nd fight….cuz Sugar Ray was embarrassing what was a truly great boxing champion….after Duran had…