L E’s Stories – “Chrissy Vs Martina – A Rivalry Of The Highest Order Wrapped With Lifetime Friendship” – The Story Of Chris Evert And Martina Navratilova “

Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova are retired American and American/Czechoslovak professional tennis players who engaged in an iconic rivalry for dominance in women’s tennis in the 1970’s and 1980’s….which is considered to be one of the greatest rivalries in women’s tennis history and sports in general.  In the 12 years from the introduction of the WTA rankings in November 1975 until August 1987….that…

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 – “Tennis’ Master Shot Maker And Major Court Anarchist” – The Story And Legend Of John McEnroe

From 1977 to 1984, John McEnroe roamed the tennis courts of the professional tennis tour….when he exhibited masterful shot making artistry and volleying skills…..while constantly making a name as the sports’ biggest anarchist…..as a result of his confrontational on-court behavior that frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities.  McEnroe attained the No. 1…

L E’s Stories – My Life With A Sportsphile – Filled With All Kinds Of Sports Be It Live / Video / Televised / Played

Legendary jazz band leader Duke Ellington was quoted as saying….“I make noise…and why make noise….. if no one listens”…..which is a message that provides a good segway to my post today….cuz I write stories….and what good is it if nobody reads them…..cuz here at ImaSportsphile we hope that you enjoy reading my stories and watching…

L E’s Stories – A Father’s Gift Of A Lifetime Love Of All Sports

This story tells of the beginning of the tale of “Pops and Los Tres Hermanos”….which is about a father’s gift of a lifetime love of sports to his three sons….as the sage known as Pops (Bone Daddy’s Dad) would always say “There are far more lessons to be learned while pulling oneself up by the bootstraps…

Music – 1986 – Mad Dog And Englishmen Go Out In The Midday Sun – Put To Highlights Of 1986 Wimbledon

We have a great number of videos here at ImaSportsphile where music and sports are put together….and almost every one of them have no need for commentary….cuz the music says it all….as evidenced by this “rare gem” of a video seen herewith….for “Mad Dog And Englishmen Go Out In The Midday Sun”….and if you have never…

Golf – 1984 – ABC Jim McKay Provides Highlights Of Year In Tennis + Bowling + Auto Racing + Golf

In this video seen herewith, ABC Wide World of Sports host Jim McKay provides highlights and commentary on the year 1984 in pro tennis, pro bowling, auto racing and golf….to include John McEnroe winning the US Open in Tennis….plus Mike Durbin winning his 3rd straight PBA Championship…..along with Richard Petty winning his final NASCAR race…..plus, the head’s…

Music – 1974 – Frank Sinatra – My Way – With Career Highlights Of Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors

 “My Way“ is a song popularized in 1969 by Frank Sinatra…..while Its lyrics were written by Paul Anka….and set to the music of the French song “Comme d’habitude”….which was co-composed and co-written with Jacques Revaux….and performed in 1967 by Claude François….while Anka’s English lyrics are unrelated to the original French song. The song was a success for a variety…

Tennis – 1941 – Highlights Of U S Open Champions – Featuring Sara Cook And Bobby Riggs

DOG ASIDE: This vintage treasure features Sarah Cooke winning the U.S. National Tennis women’s singles championship in 1941….as the video says….Sarah was # 1 in ’41…..Sarah Hammond Palfrey Danzig (September 18, 1912 – February 27, 1996) was an American tennis player….whose career spanned two decades from the late 1920’s until the late 1940’s. She won the singles title…