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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L E’s Stories – “The Greatest Hustler To Ever Live” – A Texas Sized Salute To Titanic Thompson

Looking for a good golf book? I just finished Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything. It’s a must-read for golfers and gamblers, alike…..while not a new title, this 2010 book by Kevin Cook was a fun ride through 20th-century golf, gangsters, and gambling.  Titanic Thompson is a mythical figure in American lore. Like Daniel Boone…

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L E’s Stories – Finding Buyer For Building At 302 E. 6th Street In Austin, Texas Opens Door To Legendary Sports Bar

This a story about how real estate agents, Bone Daddy and TNT, would eventually find a buyer for the building and property at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Tx…..which would lead to the two realtors opening a sports bar…..as Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place would achieve legendary status from 1976 to 1991…..and become…

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L E’s Stories – “Hall Of Fame Track Athlete Drafted By NFL + NBA” – Salute To The Rare Talents Of Carl Lewis

As I write this story today….I must tell you honestly that I was not a big Carl Lewis fan…..which was mainly because I thought he was just “too hung up on himself”…..which wasn’t necessarily arrogance….but more cocky, like a “banty rooster crowing”…..who seemed to walk around with his “tail feathers all pooched out”…..and when he won,…

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L E’s Stories – Salute To Big Red: The Greatest Horse To Ever Take To A Racetrack

Our story today focuses on one of the top 5 greatest “star athletes” to bless the 5500 posts currently displayed here at ImaSportsphile…..who dominated racing throughout his entire career….while blowing away the competition at the biggest events with the most pressure to perform….as the truth be known, he was internationally famous by the end of…

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L E’s Stories – “Hidden Card Room & High Stakes Poker With Austin’s Finest” – A Secret Kept Close To The Vest

One never knows what lies beyond…especially beyond the oldest of doors….for one must pass through to the other side before one ever sees what is really there….even the oldest of doors….and in many instances….what turns out to be totally unexpected….is beautifully experienced.  The string of 100 year old buildings that lined the streets of East 6th…

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L E’s Stories – “I Was Cable Before Cable Was Cool” – A Story And Salute To Ted Turner

It was the summer of 1978….when Bone Daddy walked into the hall of the National CATV Convention in downtown Los Angeles….as he was heard to say…..”They are all here with, every “future media mega giant” being present on the showroom floor….as all were glowing and showing all about their current content….while highlighting the possibilities of what the future…

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L E’s Stories -“From A Dying Outlaw Legend To A Sports Bar – As A New Legend Begins” – The Beginnings Of Madison Sq Garden, The Sports Place

Whenever Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, tells the story about how his sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Tx actually became a reality ….that is when he says….“Sometimes life just takes us where you are supposed to be….and you just simply didn’t know you were going…

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L E’s Stories – “To The Gypsy Songman And Madison Square Garden Fan” – Salute To Jerry Jeff Walker

There have been many icons of the Austin Music Scene over the years….to include such names as Marsha Ball, Bob Schneider, Omar & The Howlers, Guy Clark Jr., Janis Joplan, Robert Earl Keen, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan & The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lucinda Williams, Eric Johnson, Rocky Ericson & The 13th Floor Elevators, Asleep…

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