AFL Beat – 2019 AFL Season Preview

AKA, So I wanna pick a team, which one should I pick? Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The AFL season starts this week and some of you haven't picked a team yet. I can easily understand the difficulties involved in picking a team in a sport you barely understand in

AFL Beat Finals Bye Week

This week, even though there are no games (or are there?), we still have stuff to talk about as the AFL season-ending awards were given out, we review the bottom ten clubs' season, and we look forward to next week's finals. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! *** Awards Week This week, multiple

AFL Beat 2018 Round 23

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 23 Recaps and Highlights The final Round of the Home and Away season started with the Port Adelaide Power's last and best chance to sneak into the Eight after falling out last week.  All they had to do was beat the Essendon Bombers

AFL Beat 2018 Round 22

This week, Welcome To Balls Of Steel’s AFL Beat! Round 22 Recaps and Highlights The Round started on Australian Friday Night with Essendon's last and only hope of staying in the finals picture:  Beating Richmond at the MCG. Yeah, that wasn't really going to happen, right? To their credit, the Bombers kept it

AFL Beat 2018 Round 21

This week, Welcome To Balls Of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 21 Recaps and Highlights The Round started,  as usual,  with Australian Friday Night Footy and the Essendon Bombers hosting the St. Kilda Saints in a desperate attempt to keep their faint finals hopes alive. On the bright side for the Bombers,  it was the

AFL Beat 2018 Round 20

This week, It was that kind of week... Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 20 Recaps and Highlights Strap yourselves in, kids,  because this week's games gave us quite a ride. It all started on Friday morning when I woke up early enough to catch the second part of the third quarter

AFL Beat 2018 Round 19

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat! *** Round 18 Recaps and Highlights The Round started off with an Elimination game for Essendon.  The Bombers were hosting the Sydney Swans and desperately needed to win to maintain any hopes of playing finals. The game was close for about three quarters and then

AFL Beat: 2018 Round 18

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat! *** Round 18 Recaps and Highlights The Round began on Australian Friday Night (North American late Thursday/ early Friday) with the Richmond Tigers taking on the St. Kilda Saints. Was I going to wake up early to watch this one? Only the fourth quarter and

AFL Beat 2018 Round 17

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! *** Round 17 Recaps and Highlights The Round started off with my Geelong Cats visiting the Adelaide Crows after upsetting the Sydney Swans in Sydney.  Did the Cats have two road upsets in a row in them? Unfortunately not.  They did well to stage a nice

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 16

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 16 Highlights The Round started off with my Geelong Cats traveling to Sydney to take on the Swans. I woke up early for this one as there were no World Cup games on and I had to go to work. Luckily,  the Swans have

AFL Beat 2018 Round 15

This week, we are going to do an abbreviated run-through because it's World Cup and things are getting very interesting in Russia. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 15 Highlights Let’s take a look at the ladder, shall we? P TEAM W L T POINTS % 1 Richmond Tigers 11 3 0 44 135.3 2 Collingwood Magpies 10 4 0 40 121.9 3 West Coast Eagles 10 4 0 40 121.0 4 Sydney Swans 10 4 0 40 120.8 5 Port Adelaide Power 10 4 0 40 115.0 6 GWS Giants 8 5 1 34 113.7 7 Melbourne Demons 8 6 0 32 124.4 8 Geelong Cats 8 6 0 32 123.2 9 North Melbourne Kangaroos 8 6 0 32 113.4 10 Hawthorn

AFL Beat 2018 Round 14

This week, while we were all watching the Germany-Sweden game in the World Cup, TWBS brought up a very good point about the timing of the game.  Essentially, the fútbol game ended after 97 minutes when the ref had previously only given 5 additional minutes after the standard 90.  Yes,

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