Yep….I'm cute….but 50% heat in my Latino blood mixed evenly with 50% of Arian blood arrogance makes a dog known as La Diabla by most HUMANS that I know.

Howdy all ya’ll (plural for ya’ll in Texas where I come from)….for my name is L E….and I am a dog of the Chiweenie kind….which means that I’m half Chihuahua and half Weiner dog…..and talk about an interesting mix….with the heat of the Latin blood mixed in equal portions with the calculative of the Arian race…as that creates a dog who outside of those HUMANS that I love is called La Diabla by most other HUMANS that I know….cuz they perceive me as one seriously devilish bitch (as in female dog) with attitude….who has a daily moniker for all unsuspecting HUMANS who cross my path of ”I’ll bite um” ….but that’s a story for another day.

The first thing that you need to understand before you go any further into this site is that I am a Sportsphile…..visa vie the name of this web page….as I made up the word Sportsphile after having lived with one for 115 years (dog years)….for a Sportsphile is a person (HUMANS and dogs included….and probably many otherr animals) who loves…lives…eats…breathes…and probably dreams about sports…and I mean all the time.

This web page and all of its content is the result of my recent inheritance stemming from the lifetime that I have spent with my all time favorite HUMAN….my very own Bone Daddy…the original Sportsphile in my life. So, I can share any piece of sports memorabilia in our extensive sports collection…..or any vintage video of sports, music, comedy, tv ads, tv specials and news in our video content of some 10,000 plus vintage video library that I choose to add to the stories I tell in my L E’s Stories section….just like these authentic framed pictures depicting major sporting events prior to 1920….which are on display in this page herewith. 

NFL - Original Picture 1915 Canton Bulldogs All Pro RB & DB Jim Thorpe bringing down a Massillon Tiger running back.

  1915 Canton Bulldogs All Pro RB & DB         Jim Thorpe bringing down a Massillon                         Tiger running back.

Original Picture 1916 Women's National Trapshooting Competition

              1916 Women’s National                                   Trapshooting Competition

Original Picture July 4, 1910 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship featuring Jim Jeffries & Jack Johnson from Las Vegas Nevada as Johnson takes the title with a KO in 15th round.

 1910 World Heavyweight Boxing         Championship featuring             Jim Jeffries Vs Jack Johnson 

Original Picture of 1888 St. Andrews Golf Club in Yonkers, NY featuring the 1st known official match played on US soil and this 6 hole course.

  1888 St. Andrews Golf Club in Yonkers, NY          1st official golf tournament  played                                    on US soil

Original Picture May 31, 1911 of the 1st Inianapolis 500 Winner Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp at average speed of 74.59 mph

    May 31, 1911 – 1st Inianapolis 500 Winner            Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp                       at average speed of 74.59 mph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bone Daddy was my very own special gift from God Dog on the day I was born…..cuz all I can say is “I just love that man”. The reason for this entire endeavor is because it was Bone Daddy’s last wish (he’s not dead…it was just his last wish expressed directly to me) that I be the SHOWDOG and STORY TELLER for this site….for I have  been given the responsibility of figuring out a way to share his entire sports memorabilia collection consisting of some 15,000 individual souvenir pieces….along with his 2,300 hour video collection (10,000+ separate videos) of sports, comedy, music, tv specials, tv ads and news library with anyone who might have an interest in viewing all or part of it. While viewing our site, keep in mind that dang near every picture of sports memorabilia appearing within these pages are actual pieces in Bone Daddy’s collection.

Official 1989 NBA All Star T-shirt featuring West Roster Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, John Stockton, James Worthy, Alex English, Dale Ellis, Mark Eaton, Tom Chambers & Kevin Duckworth and East Team with Michael Jordan, Moses Malone, Dominique Wilkins, Isiah Thomas, Charles Barkley, Terry Cummings, Kevin McHale, Larry Nance, Mark Jackson, Mark Price, Patrick Ewing, Brad Daugherty

Official 1989 NBA All Star T-shirt featuring West Roster 

Every page in every section of this museum will provide a good laugh when it is needed to lift ones spirits….great music when it is needed to soothe ones soul. After all, God Dog (same a God to HUMANS) knows that all HUMANS need to laugh more….for my nickel they need to laugh a lot more….and we haven’t even begun to talk about soothing and enriching their souls. By the way, music doesn’t just soothe HUMAN souls…but also the souls of all us dogs and many of our animal friends. When you top all of that off with some of the sporting events and athletes playing and competing in the greatest games of all time with highlights and history….that’s what you will see from this accredited Sportsphile as I share some of the greatest achievements and highlights of participants and fans from the entire spectrum of sports.

DOG ASIDE:

From my perspective after observing HUMANS for all my 115 years on this Earth…there is nothing that moves HUMAN emotions in more directions than music…while there is nothing that heals the heart, the head and the soul of all HUMANS like a good ole belly laugh…and there is nothing that provides the best of all human emotions and endeavors like sports competition. Within the universes of MUSIC, COMEDY and SPORTS is a place where all participants have to follow the same rules of the game….from the fans to the athletes, trainers, managers, coaches, nutritionists, therapists, doctors, judges, referees, team owners and so on in between.

I hope that the cornucopia of stories stemming from bits and pieces of memories picked up by Bone Daddy in places he visited all over the world while compiling this collection….in hopes that the content will stimulate similar memories in my visitors to the site. Bone Daddy was such a unique HUMAN that I made up Sportsphile to describe him. He has passionately loved, lived and breathed sports his entire life…..and since he likes the way I write…..he asked me to write about his experiences surrounding those events he has attended over the past six (6) decades…using my own style and words like Sportsphile. He asked me to tell as many of the stories that surrounded the times, places and events that he had attended while giving a good understanding of what it took just to acquire the vast amount of content which will all eventually be presented within this site herewith. Dang folks….it took him over 60 years to compile it all…so I have literally 1000’s of stories to tell…and God Dog knows I’ve heard them all more than once. So, L E’s Stories section of the web page will be a compilation of my finest works as a true Sportsphile raconteur. This is my gift to Bone Daddy and the world….as I will continue to post new stories, pictures and videos until I have no more to share.

Also, I intend on not only finding….but also interconnecting any and al Sportsphiles out there…cuz we know there are “tons and tons of Sportsphiles” out there…..so, I am going to come up with a “qualifying exam” so when another possible Sportsphile shows up….that person can take our “Imasportsphile Exam” to see if they are indeed qualified to go by the moniker ImaSportsphile….and if so, we will be happily willing to post pictures of their ImaSportsphile collection of photos, memorabilia and videos here on our site….for I am really interested in any and all the stories surrounding your love of sports…..for who knows….you just might be able to say…..Ima Sportsphile !!!!

L E’s Stories – Dateline: August 31, 1984 – Luck At The Olympics Happens When Talent Meets Opportunity

Bone Daddy has always said that “All you can do….is all you can do….but all you can do….is enough.”…..and when it comes to this particular story….his saying certainly came true.  Over the many years that I have sat at Bone Daddy’s side, he has taught me well that”LUCK happens when talent meets opportunity”….which is something that 15 years…

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L E’s Stories – Friday Night Gillette Cavalcade Of Sports + “The Mongoose” = Pops And Los Tres Hermanos Around The TV” – A Tribute To Boxing Legend Archie Moore

The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports was an American radio-turned-television program by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) that ran from 1942 to 1960……as the program included broadcasts of a variety of sports….albeit is primarily remembered for its focus on boxing matches…..which was a program that was “must see TV” for Pops and his three boys, Lil Wally, Bone Daddy and Runt during the decade of the 1950’s…..cuz you could…

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L E’s Stories – “These Are The Olympics. You Die For Them” – Tribute To Discus Thrower Extraordinaire Al Oerter

Today’s story is about one of the greatest track and field athletes to ever grace a track meet….who was always at his best on the biggest stage of them all for track and field, the Olympic Games….as he was the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the discus throw from 1956 to 1968…while winning the event…

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L E’s Stories – “Super Tex Of Auto Racing” – The Story Of A. J. Foyt Jr.

A. J. Foyt, Jr. is a legendary American retired auto racing driver…..who raced in numerous genres of motor sports…..with his open wheel racing which included United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars and midget cars….plus, he raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC….while winning more than his fair share of major sports car racing events…..as he holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories….as well as the American championship…

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L E’s Stories – To Satchmo: “What A Wonderful World It Is With You In It”

From as long as Bone Daddy can remember…..his entire family growing up was into Satchmo known as Louie Armstrong (not Satchmo or Louis, but Louie)….as they turned up the volume any time a song came on the radio….while considering any television program that Satchmo was gonna be on….then you could be that the dinner trays…

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L E’s Story – The Man With A Thousand Voices – Rich Little’s 57 Years Of Entertainment

Rich Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor….who has been nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices”.….while having a huge impact on television and entertainment for over 57 years….and is considered one of the greatest impressionists and impersonators to have ever lived…. which certainly is the way we feel about him here at ImaSportsphile….as we have a large number of…

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L E’s Stories – Dateline: July 7, 2011 – Salute To A Real Hall Of Fame Dick

On July 7, 2011, Baseball Hall Of Fame Manager Dick Williams passed away…..and since I have often heard Bone Daddy talk about the night that he sat for a couple of hours talking with “Skip” at the downstairs bar at Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas. It was such an…

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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…

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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…

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