Sometimes we CAN have nice things: The Return of Temptation Island!

Oh, kids! I was in a down mood after Sunday's games and I was looking for something to cheer me up. Bob's Burgers was good,  as usual,  but it was a repeat.  As I was scanning the guide,  I saw on USA Network the word "Temptation". Scrolling to the right,

A Mini-Roundtable Before (NFL 2018 Season) Dying (also 20 January Lesser Footy)

For your non-reading, non-pleasure - while you no doubt enjoy the Huddersfield/City and Spurs/Mighty Whitey double bill on NBCSN: Son of Spam NFC: Rams over the Saints because I'm an unabashed homer (mmmm...beer...) and the Gumbo offense has been kinda mediocre for a while. Let's say 106-20. AFC: Chiefs beat the Evil Empire by 10,

Your No More Saturday NFL Sexy Soccer Saturday Open Thread

It feels weird not having a football game to watch today. On the bright side, we have in America the start of a three-day weekend with Monday being Martin Luther King Day! Wait, do they have MLK Day in the South? Hippo and TWBS, please advise. Speaking of Hippo and

Divisional Saturday Roundtable and 12 January Lesser Footy Thread

HAIL GAMBLOR!  European footy is mostly all back this weekend. Arsenal ride into West Ham to start festivities (7:30, NBCSN).  The Gooners are feeling the hot breath of Man U(re) for 5th position, while the Hammers have worked their way up to the top half (10th).  Could be fairly interesting. Redshite visit

25 Questions – Bud Light Queen

While we may dislike the company itself and/or the product they sell (my Mexican friends famously call it "pipi beer"), you can't deny that Anheuser Busch advertising campaigns are effective. Everyone remembers the three frogs, right? https://youtu.be/WkavReH4LE0 Modern Day Louisiana Everyone also remembers the years when everyone answered the phone by saying,

AFL Beat 2019 Off-season Report #1

This week, Rikki Tikki Deadly gets a team named after him These ladies are ready for their close ups. And Natalie Portman still can't believe the Demons were good last year. All of this and more on Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! AFLX AFLX is BACK! Sort of. Last year, the AFL introduced a modified form

Sunday Morning Wild Card Hippo Thoughts y Roundtable

Did y'all somewhat enjoy the "action" yesterday?  Buckle up, they's MOAR comin' - like a 70s key party. We started with an imaginarium hosting yet another Saturday afternoon fixture, defying all conventional notions of physics.  Chalk this win up to an amazing game plan on both sides of the Humps'

A Round Man’s Roundtable (Saturday Fixtures) – Also FA Cup/Lesser Footy Open Thread

I am in no way, shape, or form going to try to lay out the structure or matchups involved in the English FA Cup.  I know Everton's home tie with Lincoln City is on ESPN+ at 10:00.  Surely, I will watch it and bitch heartily. No, we will collect the hivemind

JV New Year’s Eve Open Thread

So much not-that-bad-if-they-try action! Virginia Tech (+5.5) v. JV Cincinnati, Military Industrial Complex Bowl (Annapolis, MD - Noon, ESPN) I moneyline bet the Castrated Turkeys, as this is a de facto home contest, and they are fairly well-coached.  This will be at the half when this posts, so y'all may already be