AFL Beat – 2018 Round 11

This week, All this,  a big upset,  plus more perfection coming up on... Welcome To Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! *** Round 11 The Round started late Thursday night with Sydney taking on Carlton.  When I woke up for work,  I expected the Swans to have a comfortable lead,  which they did.  It wasn't,  however, 

AFL Beat – Special Edition – Your 2018 Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round Guernseys

This is my favourite "theme" Round that the AFL does to promote a cause or honor a group of people.  In this case, it is Sir Doug Nicholls, a pioneer in advocating for Aboriginal people's rights in Australia. *** I highly recommend you read this article on the man so you can

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 10

This week, You may be wondering what those three pictures mean.  Well, the big news this week is that the Docklands stadium currently known as Etihad Stadium will, starting next year, be sponsored by Marvel and be known as Marvel Stadium.  If they don't do a Deadpool tie-in, people should be

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 9

This week, *** Round 9 The Round started in Adelaide in what was expected to be a blowout.  What was not expected were the rainy conditions that typically spell out a close low-scoring game.  Well, we got both a low-scoring game AND a blowout.  63-26 to the Crows in a game that really

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 8

We are back and I would be remiss not to thank my good buddy tWBS for filling in for me last weekend!  It's been, what, three weeks since I've done this?  I used to fill these with pictures of hot Australian girls, didn't I? If not, I do apologize.  Now, where

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 7

As you've no doubt surmised from that beautifully done banner image, this is tWBS coming at you this week from down under.  But don't get excited (not that you would anyway) because I'm about to really let BallsofSteelandFury  down.  You see, it was my job to sit in for him

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 5 Part Deux

I know everyone is all hyped to see how their favourite team's front office fucks up the team's future tonight, so I'll be brief.  As it is, there are only two games to report on: ANZAC Day Eve Game - Melbourne Demons v Richmond Tigers The Tigers easily handled the Demons after

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 5 Part One

This week, We're going to do something different.  Since the are still two more games to go,  we are going to split the coverage into two.  Part Two will run midweek after the ANZAC Day games are played. Welcome To Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 5 (so far) The Round started with a

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

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