Your “Your Ink Is In My Briefs” Friday Evening Open Thread

I've been rather busy and stressed and, yes pissed off, over the past couple of months.  Allow me to explain. When I filed for divorce from my ex-wife, now more than six years ago, I prepared and filed the documents myself.  And also when I prepared my will a few years

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

Oh, kids! I was scanning YouTube last week (Wednesday, to be exact) looking for the latest How To Drink video and I saw an ad for a familiar friend: Temptation Island. When I clicked on it, I realized that it wasn't really so much an ad but the entire first

Your “Aw Crap I Forgot It’s Friday Already” Friday Evening Open Thread

Seriously.  With everything going on around here, I was a day further behind than I thought I was.  I thought it was still Thursday. tWBS:  Hey Ma!  What day is it? tWMS:  It's Friday. tWBS:  Really?  I thought it was still Thursday. tWMS:  That's because you're a dumbass. tWBS:  Thanks Ma.  I guess I better

AFL Beat 2019 Grand Final Review

This week, Your 2019 Premiers Your 2019 Norm Smith medalist And there was this... The last game of the year is now over. It's only a few months until AFLW begins! At least we have the NFL to tide us over through the offseason... Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The Grand Final

AFL Beat 2019 Finals Week Three

This week, Another missing Giant? At least HE will be back... And we've reached the end... We had two thrilling Preliminary Finals. Let's get right to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Finals Week Three started with the first of the two Preliminary Finals to be played: Geelong Cats against the Richmond

Your “It’s Only A Game” Friday Evening Open Thread

I've been pretty busy lately.  I'd tell you about it, but I'm too tired this week to type that much.  Maybe next week. Anywhooooo.... Each day when my "chores" are done and I get back home, if there's no football or other sportsballing on, I've gotten into the habit of crashing onto

AFL Beat 2019 Finals Week Two

This week, Two stayed alive, two went home. Wait, seriously, AGAIN?!? Wait, you too?!? We had two thrilling Semi-Finals. Let's get right to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Finals Week Two started with the first of the two Semi Finals to be played: West Coast Eagles against the Geelong Cats at

Your “Halloween Shows Up Early” Friday Evening Open Thread

Sorry not sorry.  That's just the way it goes sometimes. Normally, I do this theme for Halloween.  But looking at the calendar I'm going to miss it by a day this year.  It's on a Thursday and doing it six days early seems stupid. Though I still have to think of something

AFL Beat 2019 Finals Week One

This week, Two stayed alive, two went home. Wait, again?!? And here are your new Premiership favourites! We had four games with all Eight teams playing and two teams going home. Lots happened. Let's get right to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Finals Week One started with the first of the

Your “Extremely Abbreviated” Friday Evening Open Thread

Fair warning:  You're not getting much out of me tonight. We've been dealing with hurricane stuff around here. I drove down in the middle of it overnight last night to get a friend's daughter to safety. (I know what you're thinking) ((don't say it please)) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIJwXgNdWbI - In today's version of "That was unexpected".... Both the former tWLS

WTF with…

So, like many of you, I'm sitting here watching TV and I see things that make me say WHAT THE.... (please note they don't let me swear in the first 40 words). Anywhoo, I figured I'd start a new occasional series of posts having to do with the weird things in

AFL Beat 2019 Pre-Finals Bye Week

This week, Here we go!! Who's still #1? And here is your All-Australian team! No games were played as the AFL took a week off to "celebrate Footy" like they were Rex Ryan. However, there is precious content for you to devour early on this Labour Day. Let's get to it! Welcome