Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 21

You know, every once in a while something happens that melts my cynical dark heart and gives me joy.  This weekend brought me two of those things.  Only one is AFL-related.  The other was that I was able to get a parking spot ON THE STREET literally five feet from

TGISF… aka “Taste The Rainbow” Sexy Friday Open Thread Roy G Biv was a smart sumbitch.  If you didn't take physics in school, you have no idea what that means probably. Foreshadowing?  Yes.  But we'll get to that, I promise.  First, some final business.... - Sexy Friday has been on a bit of a non-hiatus-hiatus, in a manner of speaking, for the

Stadium of Leaves – Nobody’s 2017 Chargers Preview

This is a collaborative post from the sick and horrible minds of Old School Zero and Low Commander of the Super Soldiers. You have been warned. [Up in the owner’s box of the vast, expansive, huge, massive, otherworldly large, Brobdingnagian, 30,000 27,000 seat StubHub Legal Scalping Center, DEAN SPANOS sits alone and looks out over the

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 20

There are only 3 weeks left in the Home and Away season and things are getting interesting/crowded/hectic/wild.  Let's get right to it. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The Round started with a matchup that looked great on paper but that lost its appeal once Geelong decided to NOT appeal Patrick

TGISF…aka “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” Sexy Friday Open Thread

No, I'm not planning on linking that song.  You're welcome. But I am linking this one (and a bunch of others you'll probably hate...sorry, not sorry) - So what should we talk about?  Nothing?  I couldn't agree more.  The less I talk the better.  I'm confident you agree. Here, have another coupla songs about

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

Your Not So Sexy Friday … Nineteen Sexty-Seven … TGISF Goes Retro, I Guess

That's a restored 1967 Chevy Camaro SS.  If you don't find that sexy, then you're an idiot. - - Getting Down To Brass Tacks It's been a weird coupla weeks.  I have no idea where this edition of (not so) Sexy Friday will go.  No shit.  I don't really much care either. Truth Hurts. But you

[DFO] Archives: Electric Origins – The Birth of Evil

YAXKIN MULUK, 900 BC - GRAND TEMPLE - INTERIOR [The HIGH PRIEST stands before a glorious golden altar leading his congregation of hundreds in prayer. The square-shaped room is massive, with high ceilings and an opening at the very center showing sunny powder blue skies above. An entryway at the far

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!

TGISF…aka “Sometimes It’s OK To Look Behind” Sexy Friday Open Thread

Earlier today, Ray Lewis tried to help us to Put It All Behind Us on DFO Request Line. Ray says "Hi", btw... But tonight, we're going to change gears and actually embrace that which is BEHIND us. So to speak... Obligatory?  OBLIGATORY!!!!! You see where I'm going here, right?  There's a method to my madness.