AFL Beat 2018 Grand Final Recap

On Friday night's Open Thread,  we had a good time commenting on the Grand Final as it happened. Luckily for us,  we got ourselves a beauty of a game. The recap, the final Footy Tipping Contest standings,  and much more on Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! I watched many of

Your Sexy Soccer Saturday Open Thread!

It's my turn again and this time we have a FULL slate of games and there are some really good ones on today! Without further ado, Crikey! That's some great games! Before I forget,  you need to watch this: In case you didn't watch the Grand Final last night... On to the Burning Questions of

A Bet’s a Bet – Your Friday Evening Open Thread

No doubt,  you are all in the middle of watching the pre-Grand Final festivities on the Watch AFL app. Remember that First Bounce is at 9:30 PM Pacific time! However,  I'd like to point your attention at an exchange that happened during last night's Thursday Night Football Open Thread: Let this post

AFL Beat 2018 Finals Week 3

Boys and girls, I'm not going to lie to you.  There are certain times that, despite all the bullshit and all the stupidity and greed that is prevalent in sports, a magical moment happens that reminds you of why you watch sports in the first place.  This weekend, that moment

Your Champions League Matchday 1 (Day 2) Open Thread

You thought you could get away from fútbol #content,  didn't you?  In my best Lee Corso doing a SEC cheerleader from behind impression, Yeah,  I hope you stocked up on bleach prior to reading this.  Try getting THAT image out of your head. You're welcome. And now,  to the important stuff! Yesterday,  we were

AFL Beat 2018 Finals Week 2

This week,  we will have an abbreviated AFL Beat as real life got in the way. TO THE GAMES! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The Semi-finals started with the surprising Melbourne Demons taking on the Hawthorn Hawks at the MCG. The Demons had not been this far in finals in 17

Please Gamble Responsibly

On Labour Day Weekend,  my lazy Saturday started with a vigorous masturbation session and only got better from there. On Hippo's JV Footy Open Thread, https://doorfliesopen.com/2018/09/01/jv-nfl-2018-kickoff-posting/ he encouraged us commentists to spice up our game-watching activities by making some wagers. Redshirt and I stepped up as UCLA and Cincinnati were playing each other at

AFL Beat 2018 Finals Week 1

This week, And Dustin Martin is good. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The First Qualifying Final started things off with #1 Richmond hosting #4 Hawthorn at the MCG. Now, prior to the game,  the big question was whether Hawthorn was BACK and if Richmond was up for the challenge of defending

Your Friday Night Open Thread / Weekend Homework Assignment

So,  your friendly neighborhood Balls was enjoying his Labour Day weekend of not doing jack shit when he decided to not only start talking in the third person,  but he also discovered some horrifying news. Sit yourselves down for this one: Apparently,  the Miss Bumbum pageant in Brazil will end after this

Welcome New Commentists! Or, I have to do what now?

Hello new person!  Last year, tWBS drew the short straw and did the introductory post to any of you that are just now discovering our little corner of the world. BTW, DFO is ranked in the 400,000s in terms of websites around the world, so that's... something! We do know we

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

Your Sexy Soccer Saturday Open Thread or When Will Mourinho get fired already?

It's been one heck of a couple of weeks for ole Grumpy Pants. First,  United lost to something called Brighton Hove and Albion: Then, they lost 0-3 at home to Tottenham. The presser afterwards was... not good. Now,  the pressure is fully on and the news coming out of England is that if