"Upton on Sports" Blog by Larry Upton

Recent articles...

"ATHLETES" and "VICES".............
07/23/2016 @ 06:12 PM
Drugs - alcohol - sex - gambling - ruined lives of so many athletes you could fill pages in books.. Vices may differ but outcome's generally the same. Careers ruined - potential never realized - families torn apart - tears flowed .......


"BYE TIGER"........
07/23/2016 @ 08:38 AM
No "golf course" defeated Tiger Woods - "women did"...he's not the first great athlete to be defeated off the playing field nor will he be the last - but sports history books will probably rank him No.1 at the top of all "stupid" list.....


"BLACK LIVES MATTER?"
07/22/2016 @ 09:54 AM
I'm a "whitey" - please - someone tell me why "my life" doesn't matter? Why Latino's - Asian's - other "lives" don't matter? What Universal force - power - made African-American's believe they were the only "lives" that matter?


"SPORTS" and "DEMOCRACY"..........
07/21/2016 @ 09:23 AM
What does "sports" and "democracy" have in common - both draw "blood" - If we didn't know before we must know now "politics is not for the faint of heart" - it's as vicious as any NFL football game played on Sunday afternoons.......


"OSCAR PERFORMANCE".........
07/20/2016 @ 08:13 AM
This years "Oscar" for performance has to go to Miami Heat "Mr.Cool" President Pat Riley. He went before TV cameras and publicly announced he had "great regret" about the Dwyane Wade free agency debacle and takes full blame for Wade fleeing to the Bulls.


"MASSIVE SCAM"......
07/19/2016 @ 09:17 AM
Rio's Olympic Summer Games have been the subject of controversy for so long now one wonders how anything positive can come out of so much negative headlines. Brazil's internal issues - a dread disease called "Zika"- the IOC banning all Russian athletes from competing because of "past" alleged drug use - what's next?..........


Sports "SECOND-SCREEN".......
07/18/2016 @ 09:53 AM
If we're to believe experts "second-screen" viewing experience is where content creators - broadcasters and programmers will succeed or fail. Sports a very large element of this "new way" to utilize and use electronic technology......


"NO WINNERS"...........
07/17/2016 @ 08:35 AM
Legal posturing has ended - Patriot quarterback Tom Brady will be sitting on the bench for the first four games of the new NFL football season. Brady waved the white flag of surrender and won't appeal his case to the Supreme Court.........


Gilligans Island "TOP'S" All-Star Game....
07/15/2016 @ 08:54 AM
The writing's on the wall - baseball's All-Star game and Home Run Derby have outlived its interest...television ratings and viewership have dropped to record lows. TV shows popular decades ago had more viewers than MLB's All-Star Game...


"TRANSFORMATION TIME"........
07/14/2016 @ 10:07 AM
The end of "free" sport events on television is close at hand - much closer than anyone realizes.The radical transformation of TV sports is just getting started. Frustrated with growing cable bills -people are turning to "streaming"....