LA Football Report – Thanksgiving Week

As we get closer to stuffing ourselves with turkey and three football games on Thursday, it's time to once again take a look at how things look on the Best Coast of the Best Coast. Only San Diego has warmer ocean water,  but our beaches are undoubtedly better.  Need more proof? But

25 Questions About…

This Of course, I mean amateur photography.  In case you've living in a tree the last 50 years, here's the full sketch: Now, I've noticed that we have a lot of awesome photographers here in the DFO stable.  Over the holiday, I was impressed with the fireworks photos posted by Brick and

La Madre Patria

The title translates into English literally as "The Mother Country" or colloquially as "The Motherland".  This name for Spain is commonly used in Latin America.  The relationship between Latin American countries and Spain is....complicated. In Spanish, the phrase "Qué padre!" is roughly translated as "Cool!" or "Awesome!".  In contrast, the phrase

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFL Women’s Round 6

As we get nearer to the end of this inaugural AFL Women's season, I am constantly reminded of how much I love this game, how much I love the AFL for creating this league (and just being awesomely-run period), how much I respect the women that play in it, and

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFL Women’s Round 4

You know, the more and more I watch the AFL Women's competition, the more I Appreciate the game of Australian Rules Football Respect the shit out of these women that play this game and expose themselves to injury while maintaining regular jobs Dig the AFL and how it's run. It's really

The only acceptable way to expand the NFL Playoffs

So, writers across the country are trying to fill space between playoff games by deriding Roger Goodell's idea for expansion of the playoffs solely because of this weekend's particularly sucky games.  Granted, it's an over-reaction, but any time anyone gives Roger Goodell shit for being a National Disgrace, it's also

How your teenager can learn to drive better by watching NASCAR

Author's Note: Today is the beginning of the offseason for 62.5% of the NFL teams.  Thus, our offseason DFO #content begins!  Stay tuned for a 2017 AFL Season Preview and many more surprises.  Trust me, 2017 is going to be a great year!  I can feel it.  I was born in

Missmember

The Internet is a wonderful weird place that has led me down many interesting rabbit holes.  I just got out of one thanks to this article in the New Statesman. It's worth a click,  but the main gist is that there are certain commonly accepted facts that are,  upon review, totally

Balls’ Bedtime Stories – Chapter 15 (Le Fin)

Balls was left alone with the three new arrivals and Goodell.  Goodell addressed each of them individually by name in vain hope of saving his life. "Ben, don't do...whatever you plan on doing!  Mike, I brought you back into the fold!  Thanks to me, you got a bunch of money you

25 NFL Questions From An Uninformed And Easily Distracted Fan: Week 7

As an homage to the overused sports writing trope of “[X number] Burning, Itching, Throbbing Questions for [X Team/X Sport/X League]”, I present to you a list of questions that I, an uninformed and easily distracted NFL fan, had after Week 7.  This week, I watched a little bit of the

“I did it so you don’t have to” – A Boots On The Ground Seahawks Game Experience

I, like most of you, enjoy the NFL. I also like attending the events, because museums and airplanes are full of babies, tourists and germs. Given the relatively high rates of vaccination in the US, combined with actually having had most airborne communicable diseases as a child, I find spending the