"Upton on Sports" Blog by Larry Upton

Recent articles...

"BASEBALL'S GREATEST PLAY"..........
04/26/2016 @ 03:35 PM
Major league players over the years have made great plays - but none better than Rick Monday's "scoop" of 40 years ago when he raced in from center-field and saved the American flag from flag-burners..........


"HISTORIC JOURNEY?............
04/26/2016 @ 10:06 AM
A former tow-truck driver's becomes Florida's first female football coach - its being called "historic" don't bet on it....I have a spare $20 bucks that say its all about "economics".........


"CUP OF COFFEE CLUB"........
04/25/2016 @ 03:35 PM
Of the 20,808 players (and counting) who've run up the dugout steps and onto a major league field 994 have had one-game careers. In baseball parlance these "single-gamers" are known as members of the "Cup of Coffee Club".............


"COMMON SENSE IS VERY UNCOMMON".............
04/24/2016 @ 11:40 AM
Every time I hear someone use a "Yogi-Isms" another great American - Mark twain - comes to mind. Both men had such "common sense" I wonder how as a nation we've lost that - many believe it was Twain who said - "Common sense is very uncommon" - it wasn't......


"WHAT'S IN A NAME?".......
04/24/2016 @ 07:59 AM
I received a sport-bulletin that upset me - The "Redskins" finally dropped their offensive name - Daniel Snyder owner of the NFL team last May of 2013 promised "we'll never change the name - "NEVER" - what "happened?"............


"QUESTION OF THE DAY".........
04/23/2016 @ 08:37 AM
Former Red Sox pitching star Curt Schilling's in trouble again - ESPN fired him last week over comments he wrote on "Facebook" - usually his big mouth gets him in trouble not his writing.......


"THE BUCK STOPS HERE"...................
04/22/2016 @ 10:03 AM
Here's the Boston Red Sox dilemma - "how long should the club give John Farrell?" His managing style is driving everyone crazy and the season's only several weeks old. His critics have their knives out - they want his scalp now.........


"MORE THAN A RACE"........
04/21/2016 @ 10:42 AM
The Boston Marathon has become much more than a race since the bombs went off in 2013 - it's now "America's Marathon" - a run of courage - determination....


"HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL"........
04/20/2016 @ 08:55 AM
Former Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel's back in the news...his "free fall" continues unabated. He says he's focused on preparing to be in the NFL this year - "hoping to take care of issues" - is Johnny Football "delusional"....I believe he is.....


"YOUR KIDDING" (you can't be serious)......
04/19/2016 @ 08:53 AM
The Pittsburgh Pirates manager - Clint Hurdle - believes we'll soon have a female major league player - he's got to be kidding - pulling our leg - or he's been out in the sun too long........