AFL Beat 2019 Round 12

This week, Tis just a scratch! Is it possible the Blues can be happy? And that's apparently a behind Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 12 Recaps and Highlights Last week, I mentioned that I really hate the byes. It cuts down the number of games from 9 to 6 and it happens

Your So Happy It’s Thursday Evening Open Thread

Yes, I went with the English spelling tonight. As far as sports, the only thing I can see that is on tonight is Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final with the St. Louis Blues trying desperately to prevent another BAWSTAN championship parade. That comes your way at 5

AFL Beat 2019 Round 11

This week, This was called a goal even though it was touched off the boot. DUDE! You got a bottle opener? And that's Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 11 Recaps and Highlights It's too bad our normal schedule of one Australian Friday Night game (North American Thursday night),

Copa América 2019 Team Preview: Brasil

As you all know by now, Brasil is the Land of the Ass. Please note that I will be spelling Brasil with the "s" and not the "z" because the country is called Brasil in its native language and it is also Brasil in Spanish. Where was I?

Copa América 2019 Team Preview – Bolivia

El fútbol Boliviano no tiene gran historia. El equipo siempre ha tratado de... Wait, you wanted me to do this entire preview in English? Fiiiine! Bolivia is not well-known for a lot of things, fútbol being one of them. As I mentioned in the overall Copa América post, it

Your 2019 Copa América Tournament Preview

Just when you thought that you were safe from the resident DFOers that love soccer and that, after today's Champions League Final, you wouldn't have to hear about fútbol for a while, well.... ¡No tan rápido, mis amigos! This year is a special year as we get

Your Middle of the Night The Cure Live Disintegration Show from Sydney Live Blog

Kyle Broflovski was right: For those of you that don't know, The Cure has been in Australia playing their album "Disintegration" from beginning to end as part of the 30th anniversary of its release. Since they don't want to play the same show EVERY place they visit this year, they are live-streaming

AFL Beat 2019 Round 10

This week, This was PRE-game DUDE! NOT the hair! And I don't care who you are, that's fucking cool. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 10 Recaps and Highlights You know? I really enjoy our normal schedule of one Australian Friday Night game (North American Thursday night), five Australian Saturday games (North American

Your Indy 500 / Coke 600 Memorial Day Weekend Open Thread

There is a pretty good ESPN.com article here that gives you a run-down of every entrant in the Indianapolis 500. It mentions that this is the one race, kind of like the Kentucky Derby that everyone watches even if they haven't seen a race all year. It's like

AFL Beat – Special Edition – Your 2019 Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round Guernseys

This is my favourite "theme" Round that the AFL does to promote a cause or honor a group of people.  In this case, it is Sir Doug Nicholls, a pioneer in advocating for Aboriginal people's rights in Australia. You can read last year's post to discover about the man and

AFL Beat 2019 Round 9

This week, Even the referee was happy that the Lions won This is your Mark of the Year And let me introduce you to Natalie Yoannidis in the green and Neroli Meadows in the red Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 9 Recaps and Highlights We are again on our normal schedule of one

AFL Beat 2019 Round 8

This week, The Blues have The Blues (AGAIN!) A Showdown in the Dark And this is how you handball! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 8 Recaps and Highlights We are again back to a normal schedule with no Australian Thursday Night games for the foreseeable future. That means one Australian Friday