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 – “A Chimney Sweep’s Lucky As Lucky Can Be” – Salute To Dick Van Dyke: A Comedian And Entertainer Of The Highest Order

Dick Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer….and dancer….whose award-winning career has spanned seven decades….which is basically Bone Daddy’s entire life….so, that fact alone makes Van Dyke worthy of me telling his story today….cuz over the course of BD life, he has been entertained on many many occasions on television and “the silver screen”…..while performing…

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L E’s Stories – “He Talks Black, Lives White and Thinks Green….Cuz Even Crooks Can Be Patriotic” – The Story Of Boxing Promoter Extraordinaire Don King

When you have a boxing video library that includes 75% (482) of the televised live boxing title fights from 1975 to 1990…..then you have an abundance of fights that boxing promoter Don King promoted…..so, he deserves his place in boxing history…..albeit he was a pretty shady character….while being a large bit of  a crook….but when…

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L E’s Stories – “The Doaker: He Was Golden As Golden Gets” – The Story Of Legendary Running Back Doak Walker

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was born in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1947….which was virtually a twin-city with Dallas….which were just 30 miles apart…..with many small towns like Husrst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Richland Hills and Irving in between….which all but makes the two cities connected….and explains why the area is…

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L E Stories – “It’s Always Something…..Never Mind” – Salute To The Comedic Genius Of Gilda Radner

The original cast of the comic troupe Not Ready For Prime Time Players comprised of comedians….who individually. while standing on their own individual talent…were all comedic geniuses….as the trroupe included  Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner ,  Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase.  As I have mentioned before…..a huge crowd would gather on Saturday nights at 10 pm…

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L E’s Stories – “The Broadcaster Of Everything” – Tribute To Legendary Sportscaster Curt Gowdy

The Golden Age of Sports from 1950 to 1995 provided the sports world with the greatest collection of sportscasting legends of all time….of which many of their stars were still shining some 50 years after they started their careers.  The list of legendary sportscasters includes Dick Enberg, Vin Scully. Jack Buck, Howard Cosell, Jim McKay, Keith Jackson,…

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L E’s Stories – “From The New Bethel Baptist Church To The Queen Of Soul” – Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Growing up in West Texas, our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, not only was a member of the “sex, drugs and rock n roll generation”…..but was also a member of the “soul generation” …..while listening and dancing to music from the “kings of soul music”, James Brown and Ray Charles…..plus the “queen of soul music” , Aretha Franklin.  The…

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L E’s Stories – “T’ank You Veddy Much.” – Tribute To Comedian Andy Kaufman

It was 1976 when we 1st started taping Andy Kaufman comedy footage at Bone Daddy’s bar and restaurant Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin….cuz we just knew that he had a very unique style of comedic genius….and since we pride ourselves in our extensive Comedy Section here at ImaSportsphile….whereby…

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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…

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