2018 World Cup Wednesday Open Thread

Into the next set of games! We have now seen everyone at least once and so conclusions can be drawn: Nobody knows anything. Sí se pudo. No one team looks unbeatable. This, to me, makes this a very exciting tournament.  Wakezilla compared it to 2002 and that's a great point.  That

Your “Gotta Go Somewhere” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXLVCPTislQ NFL News: Former Rams first-round pick OT Greg Robinson was signed by the Browns. The Browns are trying to replace Joe Thomas with whatever they can find. In this case, a guy with a career two broken legs trying to replace a guy who only had one. The Cowboys are,

2018 World Cup Tuesday Open Thread

What a tourney it's been so far, huh?  Today we wrap up the first games for every team left and start with the second game for the hosts. This includes the first game for DFO Darlings Colombia. We've already had a few upsets including Mexico's victory over Germany and Brazil's tie with

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 13

This week, Seriously though,  the AFL did continue playing through the World Cup.  And stuff happened! Let's get to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 13 The Round started,  awkwardly for those that didn't read the AFL Beats on Monday and Tuesday,  on Australian Thursday Night which meant Wednesday night/ Thursday

Tom Brady’s PED Scandal, Part 4: Inner Circle

Two Things: First, A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes. - Mark Twain (Incorrectly) Second,  Now, the last time it even seemed worth making a unique post about Tom Brady's ongoing cheating history was way back in January 2016 after the Peyton Manning-led (but

Russia 2018–World Cup Day 5: Navigating Monday

Dodging work on Monday is especially difícil.  FFS, I actually have a conference call scheduled for this afternoon.  I for reals have to talk to other carbon-based life forms on the fucking phone, during the World Cup.  SIGH.  First World problemos.  Anyway, above is Tunisian Kenza Fourati, because reasons ok! Group F -

Your “Cause That’s Not Where I Want To Be” Sunday Evening Open Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4P4ln781D0 I have been in America all weekend, at my step-niece's grad weekend. There was a party at my brother's house for the adults yesterday, and this afternoon was the ceremony - which was held at the hockey rink in Everett because of the size of the crowd. There were about

Russia 2018–World Cup Day 3: Father’s Day Edition

Feliz Dia del Padre everyone! Unlike in North America where Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June, most Latin American countries celebrate Father’s Day on June 17th. Yes, no matter what day it is, as long as it is the 17th of June, it’s Father’s Day. Short story: Long

Your “So Much Sports Action” Saturday Evening Open Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSplDfslAuo Oh God, I love everything about the World Cup except the 3:00AM Best Coast start time for games. DAMN YOU PUTIN! Tonight's sports: CFL: Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Calgary Stampeders - 7:00PM | ESPN2 / TSN Montreal Alouettes at BC Lions - 10:00PM | ESPN2 / TSN Beisbol: MLB: Red Sox at

WTF Time Is It World Cup Open Thread

It is 2:30 AM Pacific as this post goes up. Yes,  I'm awake.  Hawthorn and Adelaide are about to have the First Bounce and in about 30 minutes,  France will face Australia in their World Cup debuts. There will be three more games back to back to back. Also this: What can we