AFL Beat – 2018 Round 9

This week, *** Round 9 The Round started in Adelaide in what was expected to be a blowout.  What was not expected were the rainy conditions that typically spell out a close low-scoring game.  Well, we got both a low-scoring game AND a blowout.  63-26 to the Crows in a game that really

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 8

We are back and I would be remiss not to thank my good buddy tWBS for filling in for me last weekend!  It's been, what, three weeks since I've done this?  I used to fill these with pictures of hot Australian girls, didn't I? If not, I do apologize.  Now, where

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 7

As you've no doubt surmised from that beautifully done banner image, this is tWBS coming at you this week from down under.  But don't get excited (not that you would anyway) because I'm about to really let BallsofSteelandFury  down.  You see, it was my job to sit in for him

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 4

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! *** Round 4 The Round started off with an expected rout of Collingwood by Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.  I mean, there's no way the Pies go into Adelaide and hand the Crows their lunch, right? That they did. Handily.  Well done to the Pies! With that surprise

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 3

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 3 The Round started off on North American late Thursday night with the winless Carlton Blues taking on the winless Collingwood Magpies. No,  I did not stay up late for this one.  Rather,  I woke up at my normal time and was able

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 2

This week, So,  remember those happy days when it seemed like we knew what was going on with this league? Yeah, me neither.  There were a LOT of upsets this week.  Let's get to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 2 The Round started with a Grand Final rematch at Adelaide

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 5 Part Deux

I know everyone is all hyped to see how their favourite team's front office fucks up the team's future tonight, so I'll be brief.  As it is, there are only two games to report on: ANZAC Day Eve Game - Melbourne Demons v Richmond Tigers The Tigers easily handled the Demons after

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 5 Part One

This week, We're going to do something different.  Since the are still two more games to go,  we are going to split the coverage into two.  Part Two will run midweek after the ANZAC Day games are played. Welcome To Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 5 (so far) The Round started with a

AFL Beat Special Edition: A call for your support

One of the things I love about this community is the selflessness and compassion this group continually displays.  We support each other, help each other through difficulties,  and give each other encouragement in the face of hard times. As regular readers of the AFL Beat know,  I lost the Lady Footy

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFLW Round 4

This week, But first,  we are now past the halfway point and things are starting to come into shape.  We have the Round 4 scores,  the new leader in the Footy Tips pool,  and a brief recap of preseason AFL. All of this and more on WELCOME TO BALLS OF STEEL'S AFL

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFLW Round 2

You know, I really like how Jeremy Clarkson does the intros each week for The Grand Tour.  In that vein, this week: And In reality, lots of things happened this week and will happen in the week coming up. It was another week and another loss for the defending champions, the AFLX

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2018 Season Kickoff!

Now that the NFL off-season is here, it's time to move on to worthier pursuits.  I speak, of course, of AFL, AFLW, and AFLX. Yes, AFLX.  This is a brand new game the AFL is trying out to see if it can capture the imagination of countries that don't play cricket