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

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

AFL Beat 2018 Grand Final Recap

On Friday night's Open Thread,  we had a good time commenting on the Grand Final as it happened. Luckily for us,  we got ourselves a beauty of a game. The recap, the final Footy Tipping Contest standings,  and much more on Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! I watched many of

AFL Beat 2018 Finals Week 3

Boys and girls, I'm not going to lie to you.  There are certain times that, despite all the bullshit and all the stupidity and greed that is prevalent in sports, a magical moment happens that reminds you of why you watch sports in the first place.  This weekend, that moment

AFL Beat 2018 Finals Week 2

This week,  we will have an abbreviated AFL Beat as real life got in the way. TO THE GAMES! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The Semi-finals started with the surprising Melbourne Demons taking on the Hawthorn Hawks at the MCG. The Demons had not been this far in finals in 17

AFL Beat 2018 Finals Week 1

This week, And Dustin Martin is good. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The First Qualifying Final started things off with #1 Richmond hosting #4 Hawthorn at the MCG. Now, prior to the game,  the big question was whether Hawthorn was BACK and if Richmond was up for the challenge of defending

AFL Beat Finals Bye Week

This week, even though there are no games (or are there?), we still have stuff to talk about as the AFL season-ending awards were given out, we review the bottom ten clubs' season, and we look forward to next week's finals. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! *** Awards Week This week, multiple

AFL Beat 2018 Round 23

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 23 Recaps and Highlights The final Round of the Home and Away season started with the Port Adelaide Power's last and best chance to sneak into the Eight after falling out last week.  All they had to do was beat the Essendon Bombers

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

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