L E’s Stories – “The King And Petty Blue” – Tribute To Richard Petty – The Man Who Set The Gold Standard In Stock Car Racing

Richard Petty is an American former NASCAR driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series….which is now called the NASCAR Cup Series. Petty was  nicknamed The King….as the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times….while Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat.  The King won a record…

L E’s Stories – “A Gigantic Serve And Tremendous Groundstrokes” – My Tribute To Tennis Legend Pancho Gonzales

When Bone Daddy was growing up in West Texas with Pops and his two brothers, Little Wally and Runt….while considering that Pops used sports as primary teaching tools of life’s lesson during Los Tres Hermanos (the three brothers) upbringing….and tennis was one of the one of those sports that they all could play together….even when the boys were…

L E’s Stories – “Unprecedented And Unreachable” – The Legend & Career Of Hall Of Fame Speed Skater & Road Cyclist Eric Heiden

Eric Heiden is an American physician and a former long track speed skater, road cyclist and track cyclist. He won an unprecedented five individual gold medals, and set four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Heiden was the most successful athlete at those Olympic Games, single-handedly winning more gold medals than all nations except…

L E’s Stories – “Sledge-O-Matic” Comedy From The Mind Of Gallagher – A Legendary Comedic Genius

Today’s story is about a really funny comedian who has been making people laugh since 1969….who Bone Daddy saw live in Austin on two different occasions throughout the decade of the 1980’s….as BD has often claimed that Gallagher was a comedic genius…..who created “side splitting” laughter whenever he performed on stage or simply opened his mouth…..especially when…

L E’s Stories – “7th HEAVEN” – The Ryan Express Breaks His Own MLB Record for the 2nd Time

The following quote by Hall of Fame Pitcher Nolan Ryan….after he completed his 7th no hitter at age 44 on May 1, 1991….with a 3 – 0 Texas Rangers victory against the Toronto Blue Jays…..while saying “I’m sure people find this hard to believe….but I’m not really numbers oriented.”…..which pretty much puts in a nutshell the “core…

L E’s Stories – I’m The Greatest – A Sportsphile’s Perspective of Muhammad Ali

A true testament of courage comes not from stepping in the ring to fight Sonny Liston when you are young and strong……and even then….superior to the others…. but rather, when delivering the               first pitch at Opening Day in Miami for the Marlins….when your body has been ravaged by Parkinson’s    disease….while your hands no…

Boxing – 1975 – Special News Conference With Muhammad Ali + Smokin’ Joe Frazier + Promoter Don King Prior The Killa And Thrilla And Chilla When I Get That Gorilla In Manila

If you have followed any of our Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali posts here at ImaSportsphile…..then you know that Ali is Bone Daddy’s favorite athlete of all time…..and that says a lot when you consider that he literally loved Mickey Mantle, Bill Russell, Eric Heiden, Edwin Moses and Jim Brown….but it didn’t start out that…

L E’s Stories – An Angel Fell From Grace…..And Atlas Shrugged Twice – A Tale Of Lance Armstrong

I will start this story out with a quote from ESPN First Take Host Stephen A. Smith….when he and Skip Bayless were debating the issue of whether 7-time Tour de France” champion cyclist Lance Armstrong was using PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) or not…..as Stephen A said, “You know what you know …..and you don’t know what…