"Upton on Sports" Blog by Larry Upton

Recent articles...

Are There Any  - Are There Any - "CLEAN SPORTS LEFT?"
08/28/2016 @ 09:24 AM
I'm ready to call it quits. After decades of being involved with sports I'm ready to call it a day. It's not fun - enjoyable any more. It's no longer the road to teach us "sportsmanship" - working together for the common good - it's corrupt.


Are There Any  - "MMA JUNKIE" - (are you one)?
08/27/2016 @ 10:18 AM
MMA's become a "cash" machine. It takes in more revenue than the established WWE - in fact 5 to 6 times more money pro-wrestling generates. Casino moguls bought a "violent fight club" and built it into a billion-dollar sport empire.........


Are There Any  - "HOPE SOLO'S DISEASE" - (and suspension).......
08/25/2016 @ 03:38 PM
It was bound to happen - soccer star Hope Solo's talent (besides goal-keeping) for sticking her big foot into her "big mouth" finally cost her a six-month-suspension by the U.S.Soccer Federation. It may end her international soccer career......


Are There Any  - "OH! what a tangled web we weave".........
08/25/2016 @ 09:13 AM
As a society people have had trouble telling the truth. They have 'embellished'- 'over-exaggerated' stories that complicated lives beyond repair. Sir Walter Scott knew that in 1808 and wrote words alive today...


Are There Any  - "LESSONS LEARNED?"
08/23/2016 @ 03:32 PM
When the Rio Olympics Games came to an end Sunday I wondered what kid's playing sports in 2016 came away with? Despite all the negative issues facing the Games before they started was their anything positive our kid athletes learned?


Are There Any  - "OLYMPIAN LIARS".........
08/21/2016 @ 01:12 PM
Rio's Olympic's were predicted to be disastrous for a host of issues from health concerns - corruption - crime - pollution - possible terrorist. Instead it was overshadowed by American swimmers who "LIED" - that's how history will remember Rio 2016 Games. Lies told by "Ugly Americans"......


Are There Any  - "GAINING THE EDGE" - (drugs)
08/21/2016 @ 09:38 AM
Drug use among football players are not restricted to playing field's - one ex-NFL star just got 18-years in prison for "drug rapes" of nine women. Pro-football continues to be covered by a giant "drug scandal shadow?........


Are There Any  - "THE DARK SIDE"........
08/19/2016 @ 03:03 PM
The NFL's still attempting to shine spotlights on drug use among their players but meeting with push-back from players. Steeler James Harrison been summoned to an Aug.30th meeting in the NFL's PED drug probe...he's not a happy camper....


Are There Any  - "SPORTS to POLITICS" (one major leap)....
08/18/2016 @ 05:33 PM
People make career changes frequently - but its a major-leap of faith when you jump from being a "sports icon" to politician. Sport careers build up fans who love or hate you. It's a tough transition. Here's some who made the transition successfully....


Are There Any  - The "SPACEMAN".......
08/18/2016 @ 09:20 AM
When Bill Lee was pitching for the Boston Red Sox he was named the "SPACEMAN" (for a reason) entering Fenway Park for the first time he asked -"Do they leave it (Fenway's Green Monster) there during the game?