AFL Beat 2018 Round 17

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! *** Round 17 Recaps and Highlights The Round started off with my Geelong Cats visiting the Adelaide Crows after upsetting the Sydney Swans in Sydney.  Did the Cats have two road upsets in a row in them? Unfortunately not.  They did well to stage a nice

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 16

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 16 Highlights The Round started off with my Geelong Cats traveling to Sydney to take on the Swans. I woke up early for this one as there were no World Cup games on and I had to go to work. Luckily,  the Swans have

AFL Beat 2018 Round 15

This week, we are going to do an abbreviated run-through because it's World Cup and things are getting very interesting in Russia. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 15 Highlights Let’s take a look at the ladder, shall we? P TEAM W L T POINTS % 1 Richmond Tigers 11 3 0 44 135.3 2 Collingwood Magpies 10 4 0 40 121.9 3 West Coast Eagles 10 4 0 40 121.0 4 Sydney Swans 10 4 0 40 120.8 5 Port Adelaide Power 10 4 0 40 115.0 6 GWS Giants 8 5 1 34 113.7 7 Melbourne Demons 8 6 0 32 124.4 8 Geelong Cats 8 6 0 32 123.2 9 North Melbourne Kangaroos 8 6 0 32 113.4 10 Hawthorn

AFL Beat 2018 Round 14

This week, while we were all watching the Germany-Sweden game in the World Cup, TWBS brought up a very good point about the timing of the game.  Essentially, the fútbol game ended after 97 minutes when the ref had previously only given 5 additional minutes after the standard 90.  Yes,

AFL Beat – 2018 Round 13

This week, Seriously though,  the AFL did continue playing through the World Cup.  And stuff happened! Let's get to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 13 The Round started,  awkwardly for those that didn't read the AFL Beats on Monday and Tuesday,  on Australian Thursday Night which meant Wednesday night/ Thursday

AFL Beat 2018 – Round 12 Part 2

As mentioned yesterday, the remaining intrigue of Round 12 was who would win the Queen's Birthday game held on Australian Monday between the Melbourne Demons and the Collingwood Magpies and how that would impact the standings. LET'S GO TO THE VIDEOTAPE! Oh kids, if you're a Pies supporter,  you enjoyed this game!

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