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…

Boxing – 1978 To 1986 – Tribute To Iron Mike Tyson & His Mentor Cuz D’Amato & His Manager Jimmy Jacobs

Cus D’Amato was an American boxing manager and trainer…..who handled the careers of Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, and José Torres…..all of whom went on to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame…..with several successful boxing trainers including Teddy Atlas and Kevin Rooney, were tutored by D’Amato…..as Cuz was a proponent of the “peek-a-boo” style of boxing….wherein the fighter holds his gloves close to…

NFL & NCAAF – 1985 To 1998 – College & NFL HOF Running Back Barry Sanders Videos

Barry Sanders was a running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). A Pro Bowl invitee in each of his ten NFL seasons and two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Sanders led the league in rushing yards four times and established himself as one of the most elusive runners in pro football with his quickness and agility.  In 2007,…

L E’s Stories – 1956 New York Yankees – Mantle MVP + Larsen Perfection + Yanks Beat Dodgers In 7 + More

Famous New York Yankee OF Tommy Henrich was quoted as saying….“No matter how long a man remains in baseball, he always hankers and looks forward to opening day.”…..which speaks volumes here in 2020….when the Corona Virus Covid-19 totally shut down not only Opening Day of the 2020 MLB season…..but surprisingly, this pandemic shut down most of the world….so, baseball…

L E’s Stories – Old Timers Day Game – Yankee Stadium – June 27, 2011

  Being a longtime Yankees fan, Bone Daddy always said that “Old Yankees never die….. and their fans won’t let them fade away”…..which is evidenced by their “tried and true” annual tradition that is shared with their team in honor of the boys of summers past…..and unlike any other professional sports franchise….the Yankee fans celebrate the…

L E’s Stories – The Fusion Of Ranch Barons & Wildcatters As Seen By A Sportsphile      

From the eye of this discerning dog’s perspective….it seems to me that the infusion of the unique mentalities that it took to create huge ranching empires out in the “hard country” known as West Texas….and this Texas State Photographer Wyman Meinzer video “Introducing: Under One Fence, The Waggoner Ranch” provides a perfect depiction of the story of a…

NFL – 1965 To 1977 – Special – Bob Costas Showcases Career QB Joe Namath – A Celebration Of Sports

Joe Namath was born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (30 miles (50 km) northwest of Pittsburgh)….and grew up in its Lower End neighborhood as the son of Catholic parents, Rose and John Andrew Namath, a steelworker….as his parents were of Hungarian descent….when his Hungarian-born grandfather, Andrew Németh, known as “A.J.” to his family and friends, came to Ellis Island on the…

NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Super Bowl XVI – Highlights – Cincinnati Bengals Vs San Francisco 49ers

Super Bowl XVI was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Cincinnati Bengals to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1981 season…..as the 49’ers defeated the Bengals by the score of 26–21 to win their first Super Bowl in a really good football game….. as the game was played on January 24,…

NFL – 1978 – NFL Films – Super Bowl XII – Dallas Cowboys Vs Denver Broncos – With John Facenda

Super Bowl XII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1977 season. The Cowboys defeated the Broncos 27–10 to win their second Super Bowl…..as te game was played on January 15, 1978, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisana…..which was the first Super Bowl played…