L E’s Stories – We’ve Done So Much With So Little….We Can Almost Do Anything Without Nuthin’ 

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has always said that“The true beauty of the coaching profession is the ability of a Coach who understands the power of teaching valuable life lessons to his players…..and not just how to win a game.”…..as this statement certainly applies to my story today. Now don’t get me wrong here….I said…

Music – 1989 – Disney Animation Sing Along Song – The Green With Envy Blues – With Ludwig Von Drake

Without question…..our favorite Disney Sing Along Songs character here at ImaSportsphile is Ludwig von Drake…..for in the 1989 Disney Animation Fun With Music production….Ludwig has two very memorable songs that you can sing with…..The Blue Danube Waltz….in which his rendition isn’t Sing Along but rather Snore Along….and it is hillarous….and equally as outstanding is Ludwig von Drake’s performance in the video seen…

Music – 1977 – Andrea McArdle – Tomorrow – From Annie Broadway Show Put To World Series Highlights

“Tomorrow“ is a song from the musical Annie….with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin….which was published in 1977….as the number was originally written as “The Way We Live Now” for the 1970 short film Replay, with both music and lyrics by Strouse.  The song was originally written for a musical production of Daniel Keyes’s Flowers for Algernon…..but the switch was made because Annie…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Scenic Backdrops Washington National Monuments

“America the Beautiful“ is an American patriotic song….with lyrics written by Katharine Lee Bates….while  the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey…..as the two never met…..when Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, “Pikes Peak“…..which was first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895.  At that time,…

TV Ads – 1978 – Wrangler Jeans + Schick Razor Blades + Casual Corner Clothing Stores + Oscar Snowden

Wrangler is an American manufacturer of jeans and other clothing items….particularly workwear. The brand is owned by Kontoor Brands Inc….which also owns Lee brands jeans and clothing…..with Its headquarters is in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina….which has production plants in a variety of locations throughout the world. Schick was founded in 1926 by Jacob Schick as the Magazine Repeating Razor Company….when in that same year….Schick…

TV Ads – 1978 – Tropical Blend Tan Oil + Turtle Wax For Cars + Comet Rice + Mr Whipple For Charmin

So, tell me…..is there anyone who was alive back in the 1960’s. 1970’s and 1980’s that doesn’t remember George Whipple and “please don’t squeeze my Charmin” …..for Mr. George Whipple was a fictional supermarket manager featured in television commercials, radio and print advertisements that ran from 1964 to 1985 for Charmin toilet paper…..when Mr. Whipple typically scolds customers who “squeeze the Charmin toilet tissue in his store”…