"Upton on Sports" Blog by Larry Upton

Recent articles...

"GREAT HISTORY".........
05/29/2016 @ 09:11 AM
Another slice of American "history' passed on with the death of "Lou Stone" (aka "Lucille") former shortstop for the "Racine Belles" of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League...she was 90 when called to the female "Field of Dream" team...........


"HYPER-PARENTING" - (isn't it time to stop)?...........
05/28/2016 @ 11:51 AM
Kid's obsessions with electronic gadgets not the problem today - the biggest risk is keeping them indoors. "Hyper-parents" obsession with keeping kids indoors to keep them safe drove them at an early age to electronic technology.......


"SPORTS FUTURE".......
05/27/2016 @ 09:06 AM
Our world of "Sports" continues to "evolve" - many say too fast - others say - not fast enough....technology and sports have merged and there's no telling where it takes us. I made an attempt to find out..........


" I KNEW BETTER "........
05/26/2016 @ 08:57 AM
One of baseball's greatest players died last year - far too early in his life (54) and cause of his death was recorded as "cancer" caused by his 31 years using smokeless tobacco. His family just filed a wrongful death suit.......


"PUT YOUR KIDS SECOND"................
05/24/2016 @ 04:58 PM
Over-focus on your kids and create demanding off-springs and anxious - exhausted parents.... "surprise" - according to studies "devoted" parents do not produce happy children......


"LONG SHOT" - ( bad lie )..............
05/23/2016 @ 09:16 AM
Golf needs to attract - keep beginners and casual players to survive. Ten years ago 30 million played on our courses - since then golf's hit a rough patch - attracting a new generation of American players a hard task - if not impossible...........


"SPORTS vs. CHEATERS".......
05/22/2016 @ 08:35 AM
PED'S still takes up space on our newspaper's sports pages - baseball say they have the most stringent testing - harshest penalties for users who are caught - yet athletes still are willing to take steroids - drugs that will turn them into millionaires....


"FOUR -POINT SHOTS" (your kidding)?..........
05/21/2016 @ 09:03 AM
Enough with the "points" - aren't basketball scores high enough? What happened to "defense" in the NBA? What's the NBA future - let players perform alley-oops - wide open dunks - uncontested 3's - and now 4-pointers? Is this "evolving?"........


"THE LAST GOLD"........
05/20/2016 @ 09:05 AM
"Drugs may destroy the Olympics" - without a doubt drugs have tarnished the games Gold Medal. Russia's calling for the DOJ to investigate the United States for doping while the IOC are talking about banning the Soviet Union from future games.........


"HERE'S YOUR ROLE MODEL"..........
05/17/2016 @ 04:01 PM
An ex-Marine has proven she can't be stopped - she's inspired thousands - including England's Prince Harry by winning Gold and Silver medals in all sporting events she participated in at last weeks "Invictus Games" in Orlando......