L E’s Stories – Satellite Earth Station The Size Of Houses Looking To Space For Two Birds Named Satcom 1 and Westar 1

When Bone Daddy bought the 1st satellite dish for Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Tx…..that’s when his sports bar entered “the satellite age” …..which was at a time in the mid-late 1970’s….which was in the early development of the satellite industry ….for there were only two “birds” (satellites) in the sky…

L E’s Stories – THE NFL: “The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg Of Sports Turns Political And The Worst Ticks Are Poli-Tics

When it comes to sports, the NFL is the goose who lays the golden eggs……but remember Shakespeare’s famous quote…“Gold is the whore of mankind”…..cuz when BIG MONEY comes into a sport….that is when the “table of success”  starts to turn….and when that turn becomes mature…..that is when politics makes inroads into the culture…..which is what…

L E’s Stories – “The Greatest Hustler To Ever Live” – A Texas Sized Salute To Titanic Thompson

Looking for a good golf book? I just finished Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything. It’s a must-read for golfers and gamblers, alike…..while not a new title, this 2010 book by Kevin Cook was a fun ride through 20th-century golf, gangsters, and gambling.  Titanic Thompson is a mythical figure in American lore. Like Daniel Boone…

L E’s Stories – Finding Buyer For Building At 302 E. 6th Street In Austin, Texas Opens Door To Legendary Sports Bar

This a story about how real estate agents, Bone Daddy and TNT, would eventually find a buyer for the building and property at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Tx…..which would lead to the two realtors opening a sports bar…..as Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place would achieve legendary status from 1976 to 1991…..and become…

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 – Salute To Big Red: The Greatest Horse To Ever Take To A Racetrack

Our story today focuses on one of the top 5 greatest “star athletes” to bless the 5500 posts currently displayed here at ImaSportsphile…..who dominated racing throughout his entire career….while blowing away the competition at the biggest events with the most pressure to perform….as the truth be known, he was internationally famous by the end of…

L E’s Stories – “I Was Cable Before Cable Was Cool” – A Story And Salute To Ted Turner

It was the summer of 1978….when Bone Daddy walked into the hall of the National CATV Convention in downtown Los Angeles….as he was heard to say…..”They are all here with, every “future media mega giant” being present on the showroom floor….as all were glowing and showing all about their current content….while highlighting the possibilities of what the future…

L E’s Stories – “To The Gypsy Songman And Madison Square Garden Fan” – Salute To Jerry Jeff Walker

There have been many icons of the Austin Music Scene over the years….to include such names as Marsha Ball, Bob Schneider, Omar & The Howlers, Guy Clark Jr., Janis Joplan, Robert Earl Keen, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan & The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lucinda Williams, Eric Johnson, Rocky Ericson & The 13th Floor Elevators, Asleep…

L E’s Stories – “Surfing Playa Saliditas With Spike & Rusty” – A Tale Well Worth Telling

If you haven’t figured it out by now….I like to tell stories….and many times I use my stories to always enhance my philosophical position that “simpler is better”….and not complicated like HUMANS think.  We dogs always take the simplest of approaches….to any and all situations….issues….encounters….and really just about everything that we ever experience while spending…