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 – Land Deal Closing Opens Door To A 1984 Olympic Fan Record And A Stay At The Magic Castle

The Olympic Games are unique in the world of sport….as a place where obsession meets talent….and dedication takes four years of intense regimen to even get to “the dance”…..regardless of what language is spoken.  When you read one of my stories here at ImaSportsphile….you will find that this L E’s Stories section of our video museum exhibits the…

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L E’s Stories – A Story Of Olympic Proportions As Olympic Fan History Made At 1984 Los Angeles Games

It has been said that there is no event in the universe of sports that is more provoking and impactful than the Olympic Games….not from the standpoint of what obsession does when applied to athletic endeavor ….which is incredible to say the least….but more so from the standpoint of how the HUMANS of the world…

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L E’s Stories – Bigger Than Life And As Big As Texas – The Story Of Big Tex The Ryan Express Nolan Ryan

Being a part of baseball history while sharing it with your Dad that taught you the game along with your two brothers with whom you had played thousands of baseball and “whiffle ball” games…..it just doesn’t get any better than that….especially for a future Sportsphile…..cuz that is what our story is about today….a truly Heavenly Event for Bone…

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L E’s Stories – A Skip Of Courage….And A Stephen A And Of A Higher Standard – My Tribute To Skip Bayless & Stephen A Smith

Remembering things for the rest of your life from lessons learned reminds me of one of Bone Daddy’s favorite sayings……“L E, if you don’t stand up for something……you’ll fall for anything.”.….cuz this story is about two guys that definitely identify with the message behind the saying.”if you don’t stand up for something, you’ll fall for…

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L E’s Stories – “I Never Said Most Of The Things I Said” – My Tribute to New York Yankees C Yogi Berra

If you have read any other of my stories….you probably already know that I like to quote the original Sportsphile, Bone Daddy….and since today I will be telling a story about the man we here at ImaSportsphile call “The Backstop of the New York Yankees”, Yogi Berra….who is synonymous with the New York Yankees….after playing for 19…

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L E’s Stories – The Championship: February 25, 1964 – Sonny Liston Vs  Cassius Clay – An Event That Shocked the World And Changed Sports Forever

This lil ole Chiweenie Sportsphile is a huge boxing fan…..predominantly due to having watched so many televised fights with Bone Daddy during the 1970’s and 1980’s…..for in my opinion, that was smack dab in the middle of the Golden Age of Boxing  from February 25,1964 to 199…..the night when a young Cassius Clay….who was a…

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L E’s Stories – 1956 New York Yankees – Mantle MVP + Larsen Perfection + Yanks Beat Dodgers In 7 + More

Famous New York Yankee OF Tommy Henrich was quoted as saying….“No matter how long a man remains in baseball, he always hankers and looks forward to opening day.”…..which speaks volumes here in 2020….when the Corona Virus Covid-19 totally shut down not only Opening Day of the 2020 MLB season…..but surprisingly, this pandemic shut down most of the world….so, baseball…

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