"Upton on Sports" Blog by Larry Upton

Recent articles...

"WORLD CUP OF FRAUD"...........
05/27/2015 @ 09:53 AM
FIFA officials have been arrested in Switzerland on charges brought against them by the United States Department of Justice. 14 were arrested and charged with "racketeering" - "wire fraud" - and "money laundering" - will this clean up international soccer? Many say "NO".......


"FANS DON'T UNDERSTAND THE GAME"
05/26/2015 @ 05:39 PM
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro says baseball fans don't understand the game...he claims "there's a process" and then they (expletive) and complain because we don't have a plan for winning."


"VIOLENT SPORTS = VIOLENT BEHAVIOR?"
05/26/2015 @ 09:49 AM
Chicago Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest on domestic violence - child endangerment charges. Does on-field violent behavior lead to off-field violence?............


"SPECIAL FRIEND"......
05/24/2015 @ 10:12 AM
Fifty years ago (May 25,1965) a fight no other city wanted landed in Lewiston,Maine and changed history. It also gave an 8 year-old from Poland Springs, Maine a new "friend." Michael Feldman recalled the impact of the former heavyweight champion';s visit to his elementary school.


"DAVID'S BACK".........
05/22/2015 @ 06:34 PM
David Beckham - his search for a soccer stadium are running out of time....he came back to Florida (Miami) for a Memorial Day weekend date with outgoing University of Miami President Donna Sha;a;a........


"WHAT THE #$@&%*! IS THAT CALLED?"
05/22/2015 @ 10:16 AM
Everyone swears - why does using a swear word make us feel better? How do we choose which word we use when frustrated? Famous athletes have been caught "cussing" by TV cameras/microphones during national events - Tiger Woods a major offender.


"YOU'RE OUT OF HERE!"
05/21/2015 @ 08:48 AM
Washington National star slugger Bryce Harper got ejected again - he went toe-to-toe with umpire Marvin Hudson over a called strike....raises a serious question - are ump's - ref's too thin skinned?


"I HAVE TO PERFORM".........
05/20/2015 @ 08:56 AM
The Miami Dolphins announced several days ago they were giving their quarterback - Ryan Tannehill - a $96 million dollar deal....when I heard the news I thought the Dolphins went into "crazy" mode - today more than ever I'm convinced they have.......


"STRANGEST HIRING"..........
05/19/2015 @ 09:03 AM
Baseball fans are scratching heads as they wonder how a major league owner could hire someone who never managed more than a high-school baseball team? The Marlins just did - but baseball's had many other "strange" managerial hiring in the past.....


"MAKES SENSE TO ME".........
05/18/2015 @ 08:47 AM
Say hello to the Miami Marlins new manager - makes sennse to me - what respectable baseball legitimate manager would ever take the job? The Marlins are still a minor-league team attempting to compete in the major leagues.......