L E’s Stories – We’ve Done So Much With So Little….We Can Almost Do Anything Without Nuthin’ 

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has always said that“The true beauty of the coaching profession is the ability of a Coach who understands the power of teaching valuable life lessons to his players…..and not just how to win a game.”…..as this statement certainly applies to my story today. Now don’t get me wrong here….I said…

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Music – 1985 – Marine Corp Band – Star Spangled Banner – Boxing Promoter Don King Tribute To D-Day

As I always do…..I watched this video before I wrote this post….and during the telecast, I found tears running down my face….as the images of the US soldiers going into battle on D-Day, June 6, 1944…..while thinking about Pops, my Dad….and I found myself having tears free falling down my face by the memories of…

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Music – 1985 – Minnesota Boychoir – Oh Canada + The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At MLB All Star Game

The Minnesota Boychoir, through inspirational music and performance, develops exceptional character and musical ability in boys of many backgrounds. We nurture boys to find their voice and become leaders of the next generation. Founded in 1962, the Minnesota Boychoir is the oldest boy choir in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan area. The Boychoir’s reputation for excellence…

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Music – 1985 – West Point Academy Cadets Glee Club – Star Spangled Banner – At The NBA All Star Game

The United States Military Academy (USMA)….which is also known as West Point Academy or simply The Point….is a four-year federal service academy in West Point, New York…..as it was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City…..and is the oldest of the five American service academies….whereas, the…

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Music – 1986 – Unknown US Naval Officer – Star Spangled Banner – NLCS Mets Vs Astros Game 2

We are really proud of our “Star Spangled Banner” video collection here at ImaSportsphile….cuz only in America could this webpage have happened…..as there is literally no other country in the entire world that could even think about supplying the amount of sports content to video than what is available in the good ole USofA….and that…

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Music – 1986 – David Hasslehoff + 74th US Army Band – Star Spangled Banner – Start Of The Indy 500

David Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer and businessman….who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on TV…..as he first gained recognition on the soap opera The Young and The Restless….while playing Dr. Snapper Foster…..when his career continued with his leading role as Michael Knight on the tv series Knight Rider…..and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch…..as he also…

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Music – 1986 – US Fort Knox Army Band – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At 112th Kentucky Derby

While our Bone Daddy was at the University of Texas from 1965 – 1970…..he was a member of The ROTC Brigade….which was reserve officer training for the US Army…..whereby he would become an “officer and a gentleman” in the US Army….and because he graduated as the Viet Nam War was winding down….not over….but winding down….so, he was…

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Music – 1986 – Coast Guard Academy Glee Club – Star Spangled Banner – At The 38th NHL All Star Game

The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the service academy of the United States Coast Guard in New London, Connecticut….which was founded in 1876….and is the second smallest of the five U.S. service academies….as it provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of nine major fields of study. Unlike the other service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination…

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Music – 1986 – Suzyn Waldman – The Star Spangled Banner – At 1986 MLB ALCS Angels Vs Red Sox Game 7

Suzyn Waldman is a sportscaster and former musical theater actress….who since the 2005 season was the color commentator for New York Yankees baseball….while working with John Sterling on radio broadcasts, first for WCBS-AM…..and currently for WFAN in New York City…..as she is considered a pioneer in the male-dominated field of sports broadcasting…..while she is the third woman in Major League Baseball history to serve as a full-time color commentator on a…

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