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

Friday Evening Open Thread

Due to extenuating circumstances ("Nailed the Vocab words!" - Blair W.), today's installment of Sexy Friday is being brought to you by the pervert that brought you AVN Week. Balls: Why thank you, TWBS, for such a gracious introduction! TWBS: I'm not here and you are writing this. Balls: Oh yeah.

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

Saturday Morning Footy – Open Thread

Good morning commentists wherever you are in the frozen northern hemisphere! This Premier League season has been a roller coaster of emotions for me as my beloved London Jaguras have been absolutely terrible this campaign. They've allowed 53 goals in 24 games. I am not a mathlete but that is not

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

A Bet’s a Bet – Your Friday Evening Open Thread

No doubt,  you are all in the middle of watching the pre-Grand Final festivities on the Watch AFL app. Remember that First Bounce is at 9:30 PM Pacific time! However,  I'd like to point your attention at an exchange that happened during last night's Thursday Night Football Open Thread: Let this post

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

Your Friday Night Open Thread / Weekend Homework Assignment

So,  your friendly neighborhood Balls was enjoying his Labour Day weekend of not doing jack shit when he decided to not only start talking in the third person,  but he also discovered some horrifying news. Sit yourselves down for this one: Apparently,  the Miss Bumbum pageant in Brazil will end after this