Sexy Soccer Saturday Open Thread – The REAL Fútbol Begins

So,  last week, King Hippo took you through the beginning of the English Premier League (EPL). In addition to the EPL, the French league,  Ligue 1, started last weekend. Here are the standings for both leagues: Meanwhile,  La Liga and Serie A BOTH start this weekend while the German Bundesliga starts play

Your 2018 La Liga Preview

The games start today (in roughly 15 minutes, I believe), so what better time than the present to give you what you've all been waiting for? Contrary to what Litre_cola might have said in his preview, I don't believe in too much fútbol.  Hell, the rest of the world doesn't either.

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

Your 2018 Cleveland Browns Season Preview

So,  true story, I was joking around about how I'd draw the short straw and do the Cleveland Browns season preview and instead turn it into an AFL finals preview and before I knew it,  I had actually been assigned the Browns! That should teach me to keep my mouth shut. Now,

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

World Cup Elimination Sunday Open Thread

We arrive at Day 2 of the Knockout Stage with France and Uruguay safely through to the Quarterfinals.  Who will join them today? LET'S WATCH! Game The First Spain v Russia 7 AM Pacific, Luzhniki Stadium,  Moscow Balls: On paper,  this should be a breeze for Spain to advance. Russia is just not that talented