L E’s Stories – “The Triple Crown Rivalry Unlike Any Other” – Our Salute To Affirmed Vs Alydar

The year 1978 produced many great moments at Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th St. in downtown Austin….as many outstanding sporting events created famous heroes…..from Jack Nicklaus winning the British Open…..to the Washington Bullets defeating the Seattle Sonics 4 – 3 to win the NBA Title…..to “love birds” Jimmy Connors and Chrissie Evert winning…

L E’s Stories – “Our Salute To The General” – Tribute To Coach Bobby Knight

The Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball team was a part of the elite….“the cream at the top” ….of the college programs in the United States during the entire tenure of 17 years that Bone Daddy’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place was open in Austin, TX….and that meant that he served an awful lot of Hoosier men’s…

L E’s Stories – “Nice Dreams Went Up In Smoke” – Our Salute To Cheech & Chong

Just about any teenager or young adult who grew up in the “sex, drugs and rock n roll generation” of the 1960’s  was a huge Cheech & Chong fan…..and our Bone Daddy was no exception…..for these were the guys who blew the lid off a generation of young people who simply stated openly that they enjoyed all…

L E’s Stories – “Oh My….Touch Em All” – Tribute To Legendary Sportscaster Dick Enberg

Our video museum here at ImaSportsphile grew up during a time that we refer to often as the Golden Age of Sports (1970 to 1995)…..which was the era in which live televised sports grew from infancy in the mid-1950’s to a young adult by the time Bone Daddy started taping the library in 1978…..through an…

L E’s Stories – “The Original Monster Of The Midway” – Our Tribute To Bears Legendary LB Dick Butkus

Watching professional football from 1965 to 1973 with Pops and Los Tres Hermanos (3 brothers) provided an image of a human monster who played middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears….which left a lasting impression of how the game was to be played….rough, tough and intimidating….especially on the defensive side of the ball….and nobody provided that…

L E’s Stories – “From Beldar + E Buzz Miller + Elwood Blues + Irwin Mainway + Jimmy Carter + Julia Childs” – Dan Akyroyd: Thanks For The Memories

From mid-1976 until 1980, a huge crowd (400 – 700) would gather at The Sports Place, Madison Square Garden…..which was Austin’s largest and insanely popular sports bar and restaurant at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown in the capital of Texas….as this crowd would fill up the bleacher section first (200 stadium bench seats)….while facing a…

L E’s Stories – Our Salute To Chris Evert: ” The Ice Maiden Of Tennis”

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was raised by a man who loved the tennis racquet and yellow balls….as he took them with him wherever he would go…..cuz being a corporate pilot who traveled all over the USA and Alaska while being a propeller plane pilot before switching to jet airplanes…while flying such “prop planes” such as…

L E’s Stories – “Legendary Sportscaster With An Eye For Beautiful Women” – The Life And Times Of Brent Musburger

Today’s story is about a legendary sportscaster…..who grew up with Bone Daddy, the original Sportphile, and his sports bar Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas during the mid- 1970’s….and on through the decade of the 1980’s….as both started out as infants in the business of sports….and grew into…

L E’s Stories – “Mr. Cowboy Rides High In The Saddle” – The Story Of Bob Lilly

If you were an NFL fan who lived in Texas during the decade of the 1960’s….there is a real good chance that you were a Dallas Cowboys fan….cuz that was the time that they were starting to become “America’s Team”…..as they were led by their 1st draft choice ever….who became known as “Mr. Cowboy”….as Bob Lilly…