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 – “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 – “Don’t Mess With Hoot” – Tribute To Cardinals Ace Bob Gibson

Baseball pitching legend Bob Gibson passed away today, October 2, 2020….which sparked some wonderful memories of Bone Daddy…..cuz he grew up being a “die hard New York Yankee fan”….but when had to pick a National League team for various contests and/or events like a whiffle-ball World Series….when BD was the National League, he would pick…

L E’s Stories – “The Wee Iceman From Cowtown” – Salute To Golf Legend Ben Hogan

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile was born in 1947 in Ft. Worth, Texas….which is better known as “Cowtown”…..as a result of the huge operation of the Ft. Worth Stockyards….and the equally large Swift meat processing plant….which was a place that most cattle from ranches all over Texas would end up at to be processed into…

L E’s Stories – “The Day The Music Died” – The Story Of Buddy Holly

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was born a member of the Baby Boomer Generation…..which had a generational moniker of “Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll”…..while growing up in West Texas during the decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s….which just happened to be one of the major epicenters of the “school of rock / country rock” featuring such artists…

L E’s Stories – “Super Tex Of Auto Racing” – The Story Of A. J. Foyt Jr.

A. J. Foyt, Jr. is a legendary American retired auto racing driver…..who raced in numerous genres of motor sports…..with his open wheel racing which included United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars and midget cars….plus, he raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC….while winning more than his fair share of major sports car racing events…..as he holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories….as well as the American championship…

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 – Dateline: July 7, 2011 – Salute To A Real Hall Of Fame Dick

On July 7, 2011, Baseball Hall Of Fame Manager Dick Williams passed away…..and since I have often heard Bone Daddy talk about the night that he sat for a couple of hours talking with “Skip” at the downstairs bar at Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas. It was such an…