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

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

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

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 1 and AFLW Grand Final Recap

This week, All of this, the AFLW Grand Final, the results of the Lady Footy Tipping Contest, the standings of the NEW Footy Tipping Contest, and all the AFL Round 1 action on Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! *** AFL Round One Since 2008, the AFL season opener has featured the Richmond Tigers

AFL Beat – AFLW Round 7 + 2018 Season Preview #2

This week, Welcome to Balls Of Steel's AFL Beat! AFLW Round 7 The Round started on North American Late Thursday night with the first of essentially three playoff games. The GWS Giants were hosting the Brisbane Lions with a berth in the Grand Final on the line.  GWS needed to win, Adelaide to

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFLW Round 6 + AFL Preview #1

This week, We have an action-packed episode of the AFL Beat on tap today.  Let's get started. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 6 The Round started on North American Late Thursday night with the Crows taking on Fremantle in a game they desperately needed to win in order to stay in

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2018 AFLW Round 5

This week,   The Round 5 Recap, the preseason games recap, and the Footy Tipping Contest update are all coming up on Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 5 The Round started on North American Late Thursday Night with the Melbourne Demons taking on the Brisbane Lions in Melbourne.  It was a nice

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFLW Round 4

This week, But first,  we are now past the halfway point and things are starting to come into shape.  We have the Round 4 scores,  the new leader in the Footy Tips pool,  and a brief recap of preseason AFL. All of this and more on WELCOME TO BALLS OF STEEL'S AFL

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFLW Round 3 + AFLX!

This week, But first, we have all of the AFLW Round 3 results, an update on our tipping contest, and a recap of the AFLX experiment.  All of this and more on Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! AFLW Round 3 The Round started on North American Friday Night with a hotly-anticipated clash

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFLW Round 2

You know, I really like how Jeremy Clarkson does the intros each week for The Grand Tour.  In that vein, this week: And In reality, lots of things happened this week and will happen in the week coming up. It was another week and another loss for the defending champions, the AFLX

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2018 AFLW Round 1

Now that that bullshit the delicious Schadenfreude is over with, it's time to get into the REAL sports in this world. The AFLW season started this past weekend and we already had our first surprise of the year. We had another surprise in our Lady Footy Tipping Contest as a veteran tipper

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2018 Season Kickoff!

Now that the NFL off-season is here, it's time to move on to worthier pursuits.  I speak, of course, of AFL, AFLW, and AFLX. Yes, AFLX.  This is a brand new game the AFL is trying out to see if it can capture the imagination of countries that don't play cricket