"Upton on Sports" Blog by Larry Upton

Recent articles...

"IT STOPPED BEING FUN"........
08/31/2016 @ 09:36 AM
My days writing about sports are over - its problems with drugs - undisciplined athletes - DUI - Sex arrests - their need to make idiotic social statements that divide us have turned me off - turned me against what gave me so much pleasure.....


"WHO'S THE HERO?"
08/30/2016 @ 11:28 AM
Which athlete's the hero - the baseball player who saved our National Flag from being set aflame - or the football player who sat on his ass while our National Anthem and American flag was being raised at an NFL game?


"GET OFF YOUR SOAP BOX"
08/29/2016 @ 09:48 AM
Ignorant athletes need to go back to school to learn why we stand for our flag and national anthem..this marine gave up his legs for our freedom - our constitution - what has the 49er's quarterback ever given up for this country?


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 as our nation is......


"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.........


"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......


"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...


"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?


"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"......


"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?........