L E’s Stories – “The Original Monster Of The Midway” – Our Tribute To Bears Legendary LB Dick Butkus

Watching professional football from 1965 to 1973 with Pops and Los Tres Hermanos (3 brothers) provided an image of a human monster who played middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears….which left a lasting impression of how the game was to be played….rough, tough and intimidating….especially on the defensive side of the ball….and nobody provided that…

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L E’s Stories – “From Beldar + E Buzz Miller + Elwood Blues + Irwin Mainway + Jimmy Carter + Julia Childs” – Dan Akyroyd: Thanks For The Memories

From mid-1976 until 1980, a huge crowd (400 – 700) would gather at The Sports Place, Madison Square Garden…..which was Austin’s largest and insanely popular sports bar and restaurant at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown in the capital of Texas….as this crowd would fill up the bleacher section first (200 stadium bench seats)….while facing a…

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L E’s Stories – Our Salute To Chris Evert: ” The Ice Maiden Of Tennis”

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was raised by a man who loved the tennis racquet and yellow balls….as he took them with him wherever he would go…..cuz being a corporate pilot who traveled all over the USA and Alaska while being a propeller plane pilot before switching to jet airplanes…while flying such “prop planes” such as…

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L E’s Stories – “Legendary Sportscaster With An Eye For Beautiful Women” – The Life And Times Of Brent Musburger

Today’s story is about a legendary sportscaster…..who grew up with Bone Daddy, the original Sportphile, and his sports bar Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas during the mid- 1970’s….and on through the decade of the 1980’s….as both started out as infants in the business of sports….and grew into…

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L E’s Stories – “Mr. Cowboy Rides High In The Saddle” – The Story Of Bob Lilly

If you were an NFL fan who lived in Texas during the decade of the 1960’s….there is a real good chance that you were a Dallas Cowboys fan….cuz that was the time that they were starting to become “America’s Team”…..as they were led by their 1st draft choice ever….who became known as “Mr. Cowboy”….as Bob Lilly…

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L E’s Stories – From Boomer To The Swami “He Might Go All The Way” – Salute To Sportscaster Chris Berman

There are more than a couple of things that grew up with Bone Daddy’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place, at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas….such as the age of the satellite dish age….the age of the internet…..email….mobile phones….the Rubik’s cube….the floppy disc….Intel …. the Sony Betamax video recorder….Intel….Apple….and ESPN,…

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L E’s Stories – “Deep Within My Heart Lies A Melody” – My Tribute To The King Of Texas Swing Bob Wills

When a person grew up in West Texas, especially in the 1950’s and 1960’s….they were “weened” by a  continuous “mainline injection” of Texas (Western) Swing music….which back then amounted to all things Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys….which resulted in a lifelong love of this wonderful style of Texas cowboy music….which was at its core, a sound…

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L E’s Stories – “Considered World’s Greatest Athlete At Age 17 And Again At 21” – The Bob Mathias Story

Bob Mathias (November 17, 1930 – September 2, 2006) was an American decathlete….who was a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the event…..a United States Marine Corps officer…..Hollywood actor…. and United States Congressman representing the state of California.  Mathias was born in Tulare, California….where he attended Tulare Union High School….when he was a classmate and long time friend of Sim Iness….who was the 1952 Olympic discus gold medalist.  While at Tulare…

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