NEVER, EVER GIVE UP........................
09/02/2013 @ 07:17 PM
Diana Nyad, endurance swimmer - conquered the Straits of Florida on her fifth attempt. She began her journey to swim from Cuba to Key West 35 years ago at age 29. Fifty-three hours after jumping in the water in Havana she stepped on a beach in Key West to cheers from hundreds.
I DON'T GET IT!....................
09/01/2013 @ 09:57 AM
The New England Patriots cut loose quarterback Tim Tebow and does this "termination" end his NFL career?
"Know when to hold'em/ know when to fold'em".............
08/30/2013 @ 11:28 AM
The NFL settled their suit with players over concussions and medical issues - it's clearly a win for NFL owners - but what about the players, 4,500 of them? What do they get?
08/27/2013 @ 11:54 AM
Did Bobby Riggs throw his "Battle of the Sexes match with Billy Jean King 40 years ago? Did he throw the match to pay off gambling debts? That's the story now being told......
U.S.OPEN - "BIG" - "brassy" - "messy" - and grand..........
08/26/2013 @ 10:42 AM
The tennis world's U.S.Open is underway at New York's Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams is after her 5th U.S.Open title - she ay's she's ready for it.
Darryl Strawberry - A "NEW MAN?.......................
08/24/2013 @ 12:53 PM
Daryl Strawberry's story is one of unfulfilled potential - but it's not unique. Many athletes like the once great MLB player never fulfilled their potential on or off the playing field. Maybe this time he will...
"CAUSE THEY CAN'T SCORE".................
08/23/2013 @ 10:21 AM
Davey Johnson, manager of the Washington Nationals spoke the best line of this baseball season.....asked about his struggling team Johnson said "they can't score!"..............
"BIG BAGS are BANNED" .................
08/21/2013 @ 06:42 PM
If your planning to attend NFL games this season be aware - leave backpacks - coolers - briefcases - coolers and any item that's larger than "clutch" bag size at home. It's for your "safety."
Pointless Grandstanding - "HOGWASH"..................
08/21/2013 @ 10:21 AM
The 1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins visited the White House yesterday, minus three of their players who staye home because they oppose President Obama's political views...good for them....
"NEVER WAKE UP A SLEEPING DOG!"
08/19/2013 @ 09:42 AM
Last night Red Sox pitcher committed one of baseball's cardinal sins - "never wake a sleeping dog!" He paid the price for it.
Posted on 09/06/2013 @ 02:38 PM
"HOLLYWOOD" showed up in Denver last night to kick off the NFL football season.
The game should have been played in Baltimore since the Raven's won all the casino chips by winning last seasons Super Bowl but couldn't play at home because it was already committed for a Baltimore Oriole baseball game.
The NFL capitalized on seven months of pent-up demand for the biggest sport in America by giving rabid football fans exactly what they wanted... Ryan Seacrest, an Australian country music star and sounds of the biggest Swedish pop group of 1986......
Ryan Seacrest kicking off the NFL football season? His "gig" is kicking off New Years.
I was waiting for someone to roll out a stuffed Dick Clark. Over the year's we've only seen Seacrest as Clark's young protege - alter ego.
It was a typical "Hollywood" glitz-filled opening. Dozens of scantly-clad cheerleaders, fireworks, powerful floodlights to illuminate the "big-ness" of it all.
The game started slow but in the end it was a virtuoso effort from the Bronco's quarterback Peyton Manning. At age 37 - Manning stunned the football world by throwing a whopping seven touch-down passes tying the single-game NFL record. Impressive since Manning didn't throw a single TD pass in the first quarter.
Manning now joins a very select group of former quarterbacks who have thrown seven TD's in a single game. Players like Sid Luckman (1954) - George Blanda (1961) - Y.A.Tittle (1962) - and Joe Kapp (1969) on a list that few players will ever have a chance to join.
When the final whistle was blown the Ravens left the football field beaten - with the score Denver 49 - Baltimore 27. Football fans got their much needed "fix."
But the NFL is beginning this season of play with many serious issues to handle. The league's just agreed to pay ex-players $765 million to cover medical expenses they suffered due to concussions. Not everyone's happy with the settlement. Many say the amount should have been closer to $2 billion. Many say the club owners won - players lost.
The NFL have a serious "image" problem. Since the Super Bowl game played in February twenty seven players have been arrested for a variety of reasons from DUI - solicitation of prostitutes - child abuse - public intoxication - and murder. For some unexplainable reason's many NFL players love carrying guns. They also love alcohol and drugs.
The number of NFL players arrested since February do not reflect the number of players facing legal problems. Many cases are still pending from prior years and still working their way through our legal system. The total cases this calendar year number 55.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he's proud of most players in his league. He's quick to point out the number of players arrested are small compared to other work professions. He's also quick to admit players make the news cycles because of their celebrity and money they're paid, and understands how the negative image each arrest has on the NFL image.
Last night all that was put aside as the NFL put on their "Hollywood" style opening and Denver's quarterback Peyton Manning gave it a "Hollywood" movie ending by setting a record.
All my rowdy friends" - "IT'S SHOWTIME" - are you ready for football?....................
"Upton on Sports"-source:businessinsider/cbs/usatoday/