Your “Goodnight, Sweet Prince” Monday Evening Open Thread

I just want to thank everyone who covered for me this weekend. Thanks for the brief vacation from the #content mines. NFL News: Disgusted at what his owner had become, Rob Gronkowski retired from the New England Patriots on Sunday. Gronk, seen right imitating his team owner's last trip to Florida,

Infinite Nets Week Week 23: Fading I can no longer speak about this team with any level of intelligence. That is both a combination of several factors. One is that I feel as though I've felt every emotion, and said everything that could be said from my perspective, as this team has fluctuated in between sloppy

AFL Beat 2019 Round 1 + AFLW Preliminary Finals

This week, Crows kick ass Blues kick ass And Balls gets a new hairstyle Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 1 Recaps and Highlights AFL Footy is finally back! We started off the season with the traditional Richmond-Carlton matchup on Australian Thursday night which turned into late Wednesday night in North America. As expected, the

2019 [DFO] Banner Tournament: The Saucy 16, Day 3

We enter the final week of this shindig, and that's the interesting week where it gets good because there's championships and stuff to be won. At this point there are 12 entries left after the first two days of matchups. Bring out the entries! Okay, maybe a little less circus-y. Can

Your “Thank Goodness The First Weekend Is Almost Over” Sunday Evening Open Thread

I think maybe...maybe....just maybe I drank too much yesterday during the baxetballing. Yesterday, I had bought a 1.75 litre bottle of vodka.  And then this morning I noticed half of it was gone. Now....(ahem).... In my defense, I did have family and friends over yesterday.  So it is very possible some of

Your “Sweet Sixteen Window Is Closing” Sunday Afternoon College Ball Open Thread

If you're looking for insight, analysis, clues, savvy angles or sober commentary on these games, you've clicked the wrong site. All that malarkey can be found everywhere you look online. How 'bout we fever dream these matchups? (in chronological order) TO THE GAMES! #10 Hawkeyes/#2 Vols: You dream of walking on grass still

Sunday Gravy with yeah right: Blackened Chicken Alfredo. Oh My!

Good morning everyone! Welcome back to Sunday Gravy. I feel I have a little making up to do after subjecting you to last week's menu of "shit on a shingle." I'm mostly joking because there were some great parts to that meal, yet still I thought you regular readers needed something special. A

2019 [DFO] Banner Tournament: The Saucy 16, Day 2

Let's just run down the rest of the second round results before we get to today's Saucy 16 action. Of course, the Saucy 16 is sponsored by Senor's House of Pain: New episodes coming this April! Fuck, we've already gone corporate. Welp, let's get through these. First the SHAN'KHOR Regional's results. 1.

Your “A Bet Is A Bet” Saturday Evening Open Thread

Let me first say that betting is a bad thing to do.  Do as I say, not as I do.  And you are an idiot if you follow MY betting advice.  Don't believe me...?  Just look at my brackets. If you're really wanting to go and follow anyone's betting advice it

Your “Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah” Friday Evening Open Thread

I'm not in a proper mood to wax philosophic currently.  And there's too much NCAA Tourney action going on so I'm distracted anyway. So no talky talk this week. OK, that's just mean.  Meh, whatever.  I get it. But it's the first weekend of March Madness.  So of course I'm doing Cheerleaders  this