ICYMI: The Official DFO Guide to Other Sports

Editor's Note:  The following post was first run on Valentine's Day of this year.  No, we're not insane and we do not think today is Valentine's Day.  But the nature of the information contained herein happens to again be topical.  Also, there might be a quiz later. ******* Yes, this is a

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2018 Offseason Report

A LOT has happened since Richmond won the 2017 Premiership over the Adelaide Crows.  There has been controversy, movement, the release of schedules (plural), and there is an event coming this week that will be unique and awesome.  There is a lot to cover.  Let's begin. Welcome to Balls of Steel's

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Grand Final Recap

Well,  those of you that tuned in last Friday and followed along with our AFL Sexy Open Thread know already that the Richmond Tigers are your 2017 AFL Premiership winners! They started off well before Adelaide reacted and started taking control of the game in the first quarter.  However,  the Crows

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Preliminary Finals

It's always a bit weird when your team gets eliminated from the championship hunt, isn't it?  I mean, there are still games left to be played, in my case one, but a little air has been let out of the tires. Call it the Finals refractory period, if you will.

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Semi Finals

You know, sometimes it is nice to be wrong.  And to have something good happen first thing in the morning that gives you happiness the rest of the day.  No, I'm not talking about a morning blowjob, 69, or anal.   Not yet anyway. Let's get started! Welcome to Balls of Steel's

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Finals Bye Week edition

There were no games this weekend since the AFL instituted a bye last year between the last Round of the Home and Away season and the first week of Finals.   However, there was a lot of action on and off the field.  I will also review my preseason predictions

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 23

It's the end of the Home and Away season!  And what an end we had!  The final spot in the Eight came down to the last game of the season, which really seals this as one of the best AFL regular seasons ever.  Who got in?  Who choked?  READ ON! Welcome

CrimeBeat!: Detroit Lions Season Preview Edition

(Puts on Vince Mancini hat, dusts off Armond White’s seminal work, “Ethnic Frisson: Pretentiously Overbearing Pontification in Mid-Pre-Post-Modern Cinematic TruthBombing”) I am continually fascinated by Detroit in the context of movies. It’s now a tired cliché of dime-store film school refugees and bored-as-shit-on-a-film-junket directors to talk about how New York City is

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 22

There is one week left and we are still not sure who among a few teams will make the Eight. It's so nice that it comes down to the final week, isn't it?  Who got eliminated, who clinched, and who is in limbo?  READ ON! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 21

You know, every once in a while something happens that melts my cynical dark heart and gives me joy.  This weekend brought me two of those things.  Only one is AFL-related.  The other was that I was able to get a parking spot ON THE STREET literally five feet from

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 20

There are only 3 weeks left in the Home and Away season and things are getting interesting/crowded/hectic/wild.  Let's get right to it. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The Round started with a matchup that looked great on paper but that lost its appeal once Geelong decided to NOT appeal Patrick