L E’s Stories – “The King And Petty Blue” – Tribute To Richard Petty – The Man Who Set The Gold Standard In Stock Car Racing

Richard Petty is an American former NASCAR driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series….which is now called the NASCAR Cup Series. Petty was  nicknamed The King….as the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times….while Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat.  The King won a record…

L E’s Stories – “Growing Up With Johnny U” – Bone Daddy’s Salute To Baltimore Colts QB Johnny Unitas

As future Sportsphiles, Lil Wally + Bone Daddy + Runt, were growing up in the 1950’s with sports of all kinds as their daily menu…..they each naturally had their favorite players, teams even sports which dictated their decisions of what television sports to watch on Sundays after church….and Sunday lunch at The Blue Star Inn in Midland,…

L E Stories – “All Hail The Man Of Steal” – A Tribute To Hall Of Fame Rickey Henderson

Today’s story is about one of Bone Daddy’s all-time favorite MLB baseball players….who became known at “The Man of Steal”….as Rickey Henderson was one of those talents that comes along about every 100 years….as a true “6 tool player” ….who could hit, run, catch, throw, had power and could think….so, this is the story of a one…

L E’s Stories – “Biggest Bubbles Rob The Retirement Wealth Of The American Middle Class”

As I tell this story today, I will share with you some of my favorite content from our incredible video museum here at ImaSportsphile…..which I know is well worth the price of admission and the time to watch….cuz I know that each encapsulates tremendous talent that is simply worth watching.   NBA – 1985 To…

L E’s Stories – “You Look Marvelous” – In My Tribute To The Comedic Mastery Of Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970’s and 1980’s for television roles as Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom          Soap…..and as a cast member and frequent host of Saturday Night Live.  He then became a Hollywood film star during the late 1980’s and 1990’s….while…

L E’s Stories – “Off To Paradise” – To A True Word Merchant Of Wisdom And Magic – Thank You John Prine – R.I.P.

Bone Daddy has often said that “The doors of opportunity expand when you love what you’re doing.”…. and believe me….I love what I am doing, as I believe that this is what I was supposed to do on this Earth…. which is evidenced by the fact that I had decided to do a tribute to singer…

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 – “The Sparrow From Minsk Who Changed Women’s Gymnastics Forever” – The Story Of Olga Korbut Of The Soviet Union

When it comes to what is referred to as “game changers” in a sport…..there is none who stands any larger that diminutive Olga Korbut….who is a former gymnast who competed for the Soviet Union….and was nicknamed the “Sparrow from Minsk”…..as she won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympic Games….in which she competed in 1972 at Munich and 1976 at Montreal for the Soviet team….as well…

L E’s Stories – “I Have Never Seen A Rose Quite Like That Tyler Rose” – Salute To HOF Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell, nicknamed The Tyler Rose, is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. Known for his aggressive, punishing running style and ability to break tackles, Campbell gained recognition as one of the best power running backs in NFL history….and for three pryor to playing pro football…..he…