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 – “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 – “Even If You’re Incredible, It’s Difficult To Be Unbeatable” – The Legend Of Edwin Moses

Our Bone Daddy has seen many outstanding athletes perform live in a myriad of sports…..from Pele in soccer….to Muhammad Ali in boxing…..to Bobby Morrow in the sprints…..to Bill Russell in basketball….to Earl Campbell in football…..to Nolan Ryan in baseball…..to Gordie Howe in hockey…..to Bjon Borg in tennis….to Mary Lou Retton in gymnastics…..to Doug Russel in…

L E’s Stories – World Class Volleyball At The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics – Featuring Arch Rivals Who Just Don’t Like Each Other

There are more arch rivals in sports than in any other facet of HUMAN existence on this Earth….and to a    Sportsphile….that’s a good thing.”…..as seen in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Men’s Volleyball Medal Qualifying Match was between Brazil vs Argentina….typically guaranteeing a fierce battle….whether it be futbol….basketball…. volleyball….no matter….as those two country’s teams just…

Music – 1986 – Melissa Manchester – Rhapsody In Blue + The Man I Love + Ive Got Rhythm + Summer Time

Melissa Manchester is an American singer-songwriter and actress…. whose songs have been carried by adult contemporary radio stations since the 1970’s….that’s dang near 50 years folks….plus, she has appeared on television, in films, and on stage.  Melissa studied songwriting at New York University with Paul Simon…. and played the Manhattan club scene….where she was discovered by Barry Manilow….who introduced her to Bette Midler….and…

Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – USA Valerie Briscoe Hooks Gold Medal Ceremony Women 400m

Valerie Brisco-Hooks was an Olympic track and field athlete at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….where  she became only the 2nd American woman, after Wilma Rudolph, to win three gold medals in track….and becoming the first Olympian (female or male) to win gold medals in both the 200- and 400-meter races at a single Olympics. Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was at…

Music – 1984 – The Star Spangled Banner – Equestrian Gold Medal For USA Joe Fargis & Touch Of Class

Before the 1982 World Championships, the American equestrian team went to Hickstead….as a warm-up for the event….when Joe Fargis had a fall that broke his leg….and he was sidelined for much of the rest of the year….but by fall 1982, Fargis was competing again….while riding the mare Touch of Class….while winning classes at Pennsylvania National,…