AFL Beat – 2018 Round 13

This week, Seriously though,  the AFL did continue playing through the World Cup.  And stuff happened! Let's get to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 13 The Round started,  awkwardly for those that didn't read the AFL Beats on Monday and Tuesday,  on Australian Thursday Night which meant Wednesday night/ Thursday

WTF Time Is It World Cup Open Thread

It is 2:30 AM Pacific as this post goes up. Yes,  I'm awake.  Hawthorn and Adelaide are about to have the First Bounce and in about 30 minutes,  France will face Australia in their World Cup debuts. There will be three more games back to back to back. Also this: What can we

TGISF… Quite Contrary

I've used that particular banner image up there for TGISF once before.  Not quite ten months ago, when talking about libraries and reading books. But this is not about books or libraries this week.  Nope, this week we're talking about gardening n junk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxyRObLtYCk - Who's Got Two Thumbs, Neither Of Which Are Green? Yet

THE WORLD CUP IS STARTING!!!! Open Thread

This is the moment we have all been waiting for! Shut up, tWBS! The wait is finally over and the real non-friendly games begin.  We are starting at the ripe time of 4 AM Pacific because the Opening Ceremony to the 2018 World Cup begins at 6:00 AM Pacific and we need

AFL Beat 2018 – Round 12 Part 2

As mentioned yesterday, the remaining intrigue of Round 12 was who would win the Queen's Birthday game held on Australian Monday between the Melbourne Demons and the Collingwood Magpies and how that would impact the standings. LET'S GO TO THE VIDEOTAPE! Oh kids, if you're a Pies supporter,  you enjoyed this game!

TGISF… Whose Side Are You On, Anyway?

Recently, while on the beach, I spied a group of a half dozen or so lovely young ladies.  Shut up, I said "spied", not "stalked". Nonetheless, there they were right before me.  I couldn't exactly not look.  Some were swimming, some were sunning.  They seemed to be having a nice time. 

2018 Copa Mundial Team Preview – México

As I type this,  México is playing Scotland in a friendly match in the Despedida for El Tri. The French would call it the Au Revoir or Bon Voyage game.  It has become tradition to play a last friendly before the World Cup at home to wish the players good

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 11

This week, All this,  a big upset,  plus more perfection coming up on... Welcome To Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! *** Round 11 The Round started late Thursday night with Sydney taking on Carlton.  When I woke up for work,  I expected the Swans to have a comfortable lead,  which they did.  It wasn't,  however, 

2018 World Cup Team Preview – Nigeria

A random phone rings in a famous building...   White House Operator: Uh, hello? Mysterious Sexy-Voiced Protagonist: Yes, hello...I'm calling from Door Flies Open and looking to get some information on a foreign country. With whom am I speaking? White House Operator: This is Ivanka. MSVP (who is now obviously DFO): Wow, didn't expect that. Why