L E’s Stories – “Wily Coyote  vs.  Geri-Curls” – As Legendary College Basketball Coaches Abe Lemons & Eddie Sutton Collide At Midcourt Providing A Perfect Storm for Rags Murphee and the Razz Bunch

The quote “Are those geri-curls?….or did ya just stick your finger in a live light socket?” is the perfect entree into my story today…..for it lies at the core of one of my favorite Coach Abe Lemons stories…. which happened on the night when Texas was playing Arkansas in the 1977 / 1978 season during Southwest Conference…

L E’s Stories – “Tennis’ Master Shot Maker And Major Court Anarchist” – The Story And Legend Of John McEnroe

From 1977 to 1984, John McEnroe roamed the tennis courts of the professional tennis tour….when he exhibited masterful shot making artistry and volleying skills…..while constantly making a name as the sports’ biggest anarchist…..as a result of his confrontational on-court behavior that frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities.  McEnroe attained the No. 1…

L E’s Stories – “7th HEAVEN” – The Ryan Express Breaks His Own MLB Record for the 2nd Time

The following quote by Hall of Fame Pitcher Nolan Ryan….after he completed his 7th no hitter at age 44 on May 1, 1991….with a 3 – 0 Texas Rangers victory against the Toronto Blue Jays…..while saying “I’m sure people find this hard to believe….but I’m not really numbers oriented.”…..which pretty much puts in a nutshell the “core…

L E’s Stories – “A Monster On The Boards Capable Of Massive Food Consuption” – The Story Of UT All American Center LaSalle Thompson Being An MSG Eating Legend

We will start today’s story with a 1979 quote from University of Texas men’s basketball All American Center LaSalle Thompson at the order counter of Austin’s all time best sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th St. in downtown Austin…..“I’ll have me four (4) orders of that MSG Special with extra…

L E’s Stories – When The Student Is Ready….The Teacher Appears – A Sportsphile’s Student Becomes A Master

Before I start today’s story…..I want to remind all of my readers / viewers that in all of my posts in L E’s Stories, I will feature videos that “especially tickle my fancy” throughout the post….as some of them will coincide with a particular part of the story I am telling….and some will be completely random….but they…

L E’s Stories – A Tribute To Jonathan Winters – Bone Daddy’s Favorite Comedian Growing Up In Midland, Texas

Did you know that  you just might be a Sportsphile….if you respond to a beautiful bartender asking you what you want to drink with “Can we get the Cowboy game on this TV?” ….or if you watch every minute of the entire NFL Draft selection process….all the way to Mr. Irrelevant….or if you own a fantasy team…

L E’s Stories – World Class Volleyball At The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics – Featuring Arch Rivals Who Just Don’t Like Each Other

There are more arch rivals in sports than in any other facet of HUMAN existence on this Earth….and to a    Sportsphile….that’s a good thing.”…..as seen in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Men’s Volleyball Medal Qualifying Match was between Brazil vs Argentina….typically guaranteeing a fierce battle….whether it be futbol….basketball…. volleyball….no matter….as those two country’s teams just…

L E’s Stories – Tribute To Shotgun Willie Nelson: That Red Headed Stranger Who Sits Around In His Underwear

This particular L E’s Story has been long overdue….for the subject of this story has been an integral part of the “Austin Music Scene” for the past 50 years….who is not only beloved and revered by all Austinites as a native son and “homeboy”….in addition to being a legend of the highest order throughout the history of…