Your “Different From Every Other Sport” Sunday Evening Open Thread

When I was a kid, my parents let me get comedy records from the public library. For a suburban Canadian public library in the 1970s, you had the usual standard fare: Allan Sherman Bill Cosby Bob Newhart Peter Sellers / The Goon Show and, because Canada, Wayne & Shuster. As you can see,

Your “It’s Not Free Money” Saturday Evening Open Thread

I moved my music & comedy ramblings to Sunday night, so I could bring this up. Before it becomes old news, rumours are Kaep settled for between $60-80 million, ostensibly for restraint or loss of trade. On the direct "insider" front from Friday night, there was nothing but company line from corporate

Your “Happy Hallmark Holiday, Honey” Thursday Evening Open Thread

Being allergic to cocoa, I consider Valentine's Day to be nothing more than a plot by BIG CHOCOLATE to try & kill me. NFL News: Denver's veterans seem on board with Joe Flacco coming to town. According to one report, Flacco is a cheaper option than Nick Foles, because Flacco is

AFLW Round Two 2019

This week, AFLW players went bump in the night Flags were flown and The AFLX teams were revealed! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! AFLW Round 2 Recaps Round 2 began on North American Thursday night which didn't work out too well for me to watch the game between the North Melbourne/Tasmania Kangaroos and the GWS Giants

Your “Calling All Bitches & Sires” Monday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Mike Florio is already sounding the death knell for the AAF. Likely because he's a dick. He claims it needs stars to survive, because low attendance in some markets means that the league needs to make exceptions in order to put butts in seats. The rumours are that

Your Lesser Footy AM open thread: How soccer helped end apartheid in South Africa

The featured image is of the Orlando Pirates and the Kaiser Chiefs, two bitter enemies in the South African Premier league who are playing this morning. The Soweto Derby is one of the most legendary and insanely violent matches in the world. There has been multiple times where these two

AFLW Round One 2019

This week, We have old friends in new places Gatorade showers are fun and A High Ten is successfully executed Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! AFLW Round 1 Recaps The Round and Season started with the new Geelong Cats hosting the Collingwood Magpies at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong. This is the same stadium the men's

AFL Beat Offseason Report #2 – AFLW Preview

This week, AFLX Vice-Captains were named! AFLW begins this weekend! and Our Footy Tipping Contest returns! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! AFLW TEAM PREVIEWS This weekend, (TONIGHT ACTUALLY!), the third season of AFL Women's gets underway. As you may or may not remember from the first offseason report, we have two new teams this

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

Your “Party’s Over, Back to the Grind” Wednesday Evening Open Thread.

Well that was fun wasn't it? Today marks the beginning of what I call "The Grind." Holidays are over. You've consumed approximately 12,000,000 calories over the last week and the next holiday is a long fucking way off. Back to work, fuckos! Are you the type of person who makes New Years resolutions?

28 December JV NFL Preview

More balls will be footed today, huzzah! Purdue (+3) v. Auburn, Bring Back Faith Hill Bowl (Nashville, TN - 1:30, ESPN) The nation watches as Purdue Pete tries to win one MOAR for Cancer Boy.  Unfortunately, the SEC West - much like cancer - always wins in the end. West By God Virginia