Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 19

As I alluded to in the Saturday morning Open Thread, this has been another crazy weekend in the AFL.  There is lots to cover.  Let's get right to it. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Last week, I dubbed this week's Friday Night Footy the Match of the Round.  It did

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 18

We are getting closer and closer to the end of the Home and Away season and things are heating up.  This week, someone else got 8 out of 9 on our tipping contest, the finals picture got muddled, and the fight to avoid the Wooden Spoon has a new contender!

“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