"Upton on Sports" Blog by Larry Upton

Recent articles...

"NOW WHAT?"
02/11/2016 @ 08:51 AM
Super Bowl 50 officially closed out the football season - it also closed out the most lucrative time of the year for the daily "Fantasy Sports Industry" - "NOW WHAT?".............


"LIFE'S LESSONS".........
02/09/2016 @ 01:05 PM
Since I was a tiny tot I've been been told playing sports teaches us "life's lessons" - listening to today's sport hero's talking "smack or "trash" makes me wonder if they ever learned those lessons? Or with success forgot them?.......


"TAKE OUT THE TRASH"
02/09/2016 @ 09:38 AM
It's time athletes stop talking "trash" - its bad enough fans love doing it - it's not a motivation for winning. Sunday the Panthers tried it against Denver and they lost. Let their sport talent carry them to wins not 'smack talk"..........


"PETE'S NEW GIG" - (gambling ad's)....
02/08/2016 @ 10:45 AM
Baseball's most prolific hitter decided if you can't "beg" yourself back into the game you love than why fight - labelled a "gambler" - why not make a good buck - work for gambling's future - a mobile gambling app company?


"The Great BAMBINO".........
02/07/2016 @ 09:18 AM
George Herman Ruth Jr. was born in Baltimore on February 6, 1895 - but before he died in 1935 he accumulated nicknames that defined him as one of the world's greatest sports Icons - certainly one of major-league baseball's greatest hitters.....


"LEAGUE OF DENIAL".........
02/05/2016 @ 08:31 AM
For years NFL owners/executives have buried their collective heads in sand on issues like "concussions" and "bad boy" behavior-on-off the field. Will they ever regain a positive reputation? I doubt it.......


"THAT'S MY DREAM COME TRUE".......
02/04/2016 @ 08:10 AM
This is a sports "feel good" story that seldom gets written. A story about a family with dreams that came true. Conquer death from cancer - a dream to enter baseball's Hall of Fame.....


"DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA"........
02/03/2016 @ 09:12 AM
The Cleveland Browns are "throwing" Johnny Football out of town - fed up with the young quarterback's outrageous behavior. Draft day in 2014 when they picked this first college freshman Heisman Trophy winner his football career was predictable......


"THE CIRCUS HAS COME TO TOWN"......
02/02/2016 @ 11:51 AM
What would an Austrian "skier" be doing at the NFL Super Bowl media day? He told reporters - "I thought I'd bring our favorite sport to the states - Austrians are growing fond of American football. He says Denver QB Manning has great legs for skiing........


"DON'T MESS with MOTHER BEAR!".........
02/02/2016 @ 08:45 AM
The word "truism" is defined as - "an undoubted or self-evident truth" - when it comes to the women in the "Rousey" family you better pay attention - Mother Bear is mad - "fighting mad"......