AFL Beat 2018 Round 22

This week, Welcome To Balls Of Steel’s AFL Beat! Round 22 Recaps and Highlights The Round started on Australian Friday Night with Essendon's last and only hope of staying in the finals picture:  Beating Richmond at the MCG. Yeah, that wasn't really going to happen, right? To their credit, the Bombers kept it

CFL Beat: Week 10

We're now approaching the halfway mark of the CFL regular season! With 21 weeks in all thanks to an added third bye week for all teams, the real halfway mark falls somewhere around... uh... next Tuesday or something. I dunno. Close enough. Suffice it to say that since this is

AFL Beat 2018 Round 21

This week, Welcome To Balls Of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 21 Recaps and Highlights The Round started,  as usual,  with Australian Friday Night Footy and the Essendon Bombers hosting the St. Kilda Saints in a desperate attempt to keep their faint finals hopes alive. On the bright side for the Bombers,  it was the

HAWT PRESEASON AXXSHUN! Thursday Night

WEEK ONE OF THE PRESEASON WOOOOOOOOOO.... Who's ready to watch sixth-round draft picks from Middle Tennessee State run into undrafted guys from Cal-Poly and Mount Union?! This is our methadone for the four weeks, before our six month heroin bender begins. 24 teams (that's 75% of the league; MATH!) play tonight. Here's

BattleBots Beat: Drawing the Queen of Diamonds

Sorry. Had to make it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=977oExzDh50 Welcome back to the Beat, and welcome back from the break! Everything's all caught up now, Shark Week has come and gone, though the last Sharknado movie isn't for another couple weeks, and it's not even by the original writer. (Fun fact: We went to the

CFL Beat: Week 9

I am still FUMING about the REDBLACKS' loss last week. I'll explain why later on. But FUCK. As maddening and infuriating as blowing a 24-point lead late in the third quarter is, this is, after all, the reason we watch football in the first place. If they do it again,

AFL Beat 2018 Round 20

This week, It was that kind of week... Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 20 Recaps and Highlights Strap yourselves in, kids,  because this week's games gave us quite a ride. It all started on Friday morning when I woke up early enough to catch the second part of the third quarter

The BattleBots Beat Midseason Roundtable! And Your Desperado Friday Evening Open Thread

Senor Weaselo: Welcome to the first ever BattleBots Beat midseason roundtable show! I am, as always, your friendly neighborhood Senor Weaselo, and since we've had this two-week midseason break I thought it would be nice to have a discussion about the season so far, and about what might happen in

CFL Beat: Week 8

I'm recovering nicely from the surprise appendectomy that happened midway through last week for me. While it's a bummer to not be allowed to be active as I regularly am throughout the summer, with a stable of bikes and a canoe gently whispering my name, the medical permission I have been

Your “I’ll Pluck You!” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: It might be early, but the Packers defence is already half-done for the year: Jake Ryan is out for the season with an ACL tear. Immediate replacements are rookie Oren Burks, the team's third-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, and second-year pro Ahmad Thomas. They may also wait