“Dingers, Dingers!” Your Monday Evening HR Derby/ANW Open Thread

(The terrifying truth, of course, was the steroids.) And now, I think it's the news! NFL News Only 59 days until football! Real football! That counts in the standings! 24 days until I Can't Believe It's Football, the Hall of Fame Game! And 12 days until the first team's first practice! (That would

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 16

So, you know how I keep saying that this season is full of surprises and that you never know what's going to happen on any particular week? Follow me and I'll show you some real crazy shit.  Crazy enough to make Donovan McNabb lose his mind. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 14

So, this season has been pretty crazy, right?  No way we get humongous upsets and last minute finishes, right? Yup, strap yourselves in.  We're in for a bumpy ride. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! We start in Adelaide, where the league-leading Crows were hosting the Hawthorn Hawks on Australian Thursday Night

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 13

We are at the halfway point, the dreaded byes are over, and we can finally make some definitive statements about this year's competition and the prospects for every team going forward.  This is going to be fun.  Let's dive in! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 13 Let's start things off

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 12

Ok, seriously, what the hell happened this week? You know what?  I'm just going to tell you what happened and then we can go about our business.  How does that sound? Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The Round started with an Australian Thursday Night Footy (Wednesday late night/Thursday morning for us

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 11

We're getting close to the halfway point and the dreaded byes have started, so this week's Beat is going to be a little abbreviated. How abbreviated?  Six games in all instead of our usual nine.  I know, I'm as disappointed as you are, but if we stick together, we'll make

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 10

As I mentioned mid-week, this week's Round is the Indigenous Round, which is meant to honor and recognize the contributions of Aboriginal people to Australian Football and to Australian culture in general. If you ever want to go down an interesting rabbithole, look up the history of Australia and its

Your “Greatest Day in Motorsports” Open Thread

Today is, arguably, one of the greatest days in the calendar year for 'Murricans.  We are smack dab in the middle of a glorious three-day Memorial Day Weekend (four, if you were smart and took off on Friday) and there is nothing to do all day except for consuming large

Your 2017 Indigenous Round Guernseys!

Welcome to a special mid-week edition of the AFL Beat.  The Indigenous Round is always one of my favorite Rounds as each team comes up with designs that reflect the culture of the Indigenous people of Australia in an effort to recognize the contributions that Indigenous people have made to