AFL Beat 2018 Round 20

This week, It was that kind of week... Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 20 Recaps and Highlights Strap yourselves in, kids,  because this week's games gave us quite a ride. It all started on Friday morning when I woke up early enough to catch the second part of the third quarter

AFL Beat 2018 Round 19

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat! *** Round 18 Recaps and Highlights The Round started off with an Elimination game for Essendon.  The Bombers were hosting the Sydney Swans and desperately needed to win to maintain any hopes of playing finals. The game was close for about three quarters and then

AFL Beat: 2018 Round 18

This week, Welcome to Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat! *** Round 18 Recaps and Highlights The Round began on Australian Friday Night (North American late Thursday/ early Friday) with the Richmond Tigers taking on the St. Kilda Saints. Was I going to wake up early to watch this one? Only the fourth quarter and

Final thoughts: The 2018 World Cup comes to an end

The dust has been settled, the alcohol from Sunday has finally worn off and the teams have gone home. It's time for some concluding thoughts about this World Cup. Where do you rank this World Cup? Balls: I've said it before,  but I honestly think it's the Best World Cup EVAR! I've

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

The Wait is Over: BEL-ENG, World Cup 3rd Place Open Thread

The World Cup third place match is also known as the Losers’ Final. It’s a charmless assessment, but the consensus around the game seems to be “Why even play it”. Sure, the stakes are placing 3rd or 4th, but bitching about playing (or watching) the game has to be First

Raging Lesser Semi #2 Open Thread (Croatia v. England)

Yes, I am re-using pictures that I deem good luck for certain "most favoured nation" sides.  Wanna fight about it? Croatia (+250) v. England (+130; draw +205) (14:00 EST, Fox) As usual throughout their charmed tourney lives, the Cuck Liouns are favoured, despite not really being one of even the five or

Raging Lesser Semi #1 Open Thread (Belgium v. France)

Or, as Our Lord put it, the French v. the Pretend French.  Anyway, these are some sexy as fuck footballing sides, I shall say that much.  I expect the winner here to hoist the trophy at the end, so bet heavily on the Murder Checkerboards/Cuck Liouns winner. Belgium (+200) v. France

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

Completing the Lesser Final Four – Sabado Open Thread

Yes, we got our dream Waffles/Les Frogs matchup.  And the peoples rejoiced.  Now, it is time for the back-alley abortion side of the bracket.  Join us, won't you?  It still beats goddamned baseball. England (-115) v. Sweden (+385; draw +220) (10:00 EST, Fox) Merry ole England has Evertonian Keeper Jordan Pickford to

Elite Eight Waffles Open Thread (and Some Other Minor Contest)

Yes, the Elite Eight is upon us, and only mighty Belgium is keeping me interested whatsoever (ok, maybe Les Frogs a little).  Coca Bros. pulling me back in to fuck it up at the death was just too much, man.  RIP, Sarah Lynn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GM_tEOkosM France (-105) v. Uruguay (+350; draw +215) (10:00

Is this thing done yet? – World Cup Tuesday Open thread

Photo is of Ottmar-Hitzfeld Stadium in Switzerland 2000 m above sea level. taken from sportskeeda.com This truly has been quite the remarkable World Cup thus far. The thing that is frustrating me the most is the fact that England has to go through Colombia, then the winner of the 1st game