"Upton on Sports" Blog by Larry Upton

Recent articles...

"GREATEST ATHLETE. OF ALL TIME?"...
07/07/2015 @ 11:05 AM
Its tough enough being a pro athlete in one sport let alone two. Bo Jackson was a major star in football and baseball - then went on to Hollywood to star in movies.


The "CONFEDERATE FLAG"
07/06/2015 @ 09:46 AM
The big story at this past weekends Daytona 500 wasn't about the race - it was all about a flag. A flag that evokes controversy where ever it fly's. Since the tragic shooting deaths in Charleston's historic church the Confederate flag has become a target of hate....


"DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?"
07/05/2015 @ 09:22 PM
Last nights win over Japan by U.S.Women soccer team wasn't "redemption" time - it was to make a statement that we (Team USA) are the greatest female soccer group playing on fields today.....


"SERENA " - "VENUS" - and Media........
07/04/2015 @ 09:48 AM
Serena Williams is "tennis" - its biggest star - biggest attraction - yet the media loves to slam she and her sister...Serena kept her calendar-year Grand Slam dreams alive by winning yet the media uses headlines like - "Serena barely survives"......


"ITS DEJA-VU, ALL OVER AGAIN"......
07/03/2015 @ 09:50 AM
For Team U.S.A. tonight in Vancouver, Canada its as the lovable Yankee great Yogi Berra said - "Its like deja-vu, all over again" - for American women soccer players it's "redemption" time.......


"START YOUR ENGINES!".........
07/02/2015 @ 09:57 AM
It's July 4th weekend - NASCAR - NBC kissed - made up - and the TV network shelled out $4.4 billion for a new 10-year-deal......


"MAKING BATS" ............
07/01/2015 @ 11:50 AM
Meet a "Louisville Slugger" bat making master - after 45 years of making bats for baseball's greatest players - Danny Luckett has put his wood away....


(Oh What A Nite!) - "INSPIRATIONAL"
07/01/2015 @ 08:34 AM
The word that came to mind watching the U.S.Women's team defeat Germany Tuesday night in soccer's semi-finals was "INSPIRATIONAL." To a player they stepped on Canada's soccer field determined to defeat the World's number one group of ladies - Germany.


THIS - THAT - "THEN SOME".........
06/30/2015 @ 08:29 AM
Sport fans are always kept in a state of flux - changes in line-ups - expectations shortfalls - favorite players getting injured - nothing seems to go as planned. It's enough to make anyone drink (or scream).......


"TOMMY JOHN SURGERY" - (good/bad)
06/28/2015 @ 08:52 AM
Its been 41 baseball seasons since former Dodger pitching star - Tommy John - had his now famous arm surgery....since 1974 hundreds of pitchers with "bad arms" have followed John into the operating room - has the operation's been successful?