AFL Beat – 2018 Round 4

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! *** Round 4 The Round started off with an expected rout of Collingwood by Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.  I mean, there's no way the Pies go into Adelaide and hand the Crows their lunch, right? That they did. Handily.  Well done to the Pies! With that surprise

“Canada’s Real Team Lives In The West” – A DFO Western Conference Preview

As is DFO custom, interested parties have been surveyed for their favourite team's chances to survive the first round on their way to win the best trophy in pro sports. Tonight we survey the Western Conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDA0tN_bJLg As always, opinions are those of the individual authors. If it's unattributed, then I did

“How Will The Caps Blow It This Year?” A DFO Eastern Conference Preview

CAN YOU TASTE THE EXCITEMENT?! That's right - it's NHL playoff season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjC50QRAXfI Or, as Canucks fans call it, "Ah fuck - the Leafs are still playing?" season, a.k.a. "Spring". As is DFO custom, interested parties have been surveyed for their favourite team's chances to survive the first round on their way to win

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 3

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 3 The Round started off on North American late Thursday night with the winless Carlton Blues taking on the winless Collingwood Magpies. No,  I did not stay up late for this one.  Rather,  I woke up at my normal time and was able

Gravy Boat Ruins Derby Day (Also Whiny Baby German Elton John)

Oh yeah, Man City can also clinch their foregone conclusion Premiership title with a home Manchester Derby win (which would be pretty fookin' sweet for them, if not coming off a humiliating hiding in the Champions League quarters).  That will be on big NBC at 12:30, and everyone will watch. 

2018 Tradition Like Any Other Preview and Afternoon Livethread

We just finished the NCAA Tournament. I bet you're asking yourself, "Where can I get more Jim Nantz? I can't wait all the way to the start of the NFL season to hear his velvety voice!" This is you, right? No? Yes, it's The Masters. Golf's biggest event, and it's most self-serving.

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 2

This week, So,  remember those happy days when it seemed like we knew what was going on with this league? Yeah, me neither.  There were a LOT of upsets this week.  Let's get to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 2 The Round started with a Grand Final rematch at Adelaide

World Gawne Mad – Final Four Holy Night Edition

Above is pictured the first-edition cover of a fantastic book, Walter Miller, Jr.'s "A Canticle For Liebowitz."  Be warned, even I found it a tad dark (and square on the nose social commentary, which made it all the more chilling).  But one will also feel like a Jesuit-by-osmosis afterwards, which

AFL Beat Special Edition: A call for your support

One of the things I love about this community is the selflessness and compassion this group continually displays.  We support each other, help each other through difficulties,  and give each other encouragement in the face of hard times. As regular readers of the AFL Beat know,  I lost the Lady Footy