AFL Beat – 2018 Round 5 Part One

This week, We're going to do something different.  Since the are still two more games to go,  we are going to split the coverage into two.  Part Two will run midweek after the ANZAC Day games are played. Welcome To Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 5 (so far) The Round started with a

AFL Beat Special Edition: A call for your support

One of the things I love about this community is the selflessness and compassion this group continually displays.  We support each other, help each other through difficulties,  and give each other encouragement in the face of hard times. As regular readers of the AFL Beat know,  I lost the Lady Footy

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFLW Round 4

This week, But first,  we are now past the halfway point and things are starting to come into shape.  We have the Round 4 scores,  the new leader in the Footy Tips pool,  and a brief recap of preseason AFL. All of this and more on WELCOME TO BALLS OF STEEL'S AFL

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFLW Round 2

You know, I really like how Jeremy Clarkson does the intros each week for The Grand Tour.  In that vein, this week: And In reality, lots of things happened this week and will happen in the week coming up. It was another week and another loss for the defending champions, the AFLX

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2018 Season Kickoff!

Now that the NFL off-season is here, it's time to move on to worthier pursuits.  I speak, of course, of AFL, AFLW, and AFLX. Yes, AFLX.  This is a brand new game the AFL is trying out to see if it can capture the imagination of countries that don't play cricket

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – AFLW Round 6 + AFL Preview #1

This week, We have an action-packed episode of the AFL Beat on tap today.  Let's get started. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 6 The Round started on North American Late Thursday night with the Crows taking on Fremantle in a game they desperately needed to win in order to stay in

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Semi Finals

You know, sometimes it is nice to be wrong.  And to have something good happen first thing in the morning that gives you happiness the rest of the day.  No, I'm not talking about a morning blowjob, 69, or anal.   Not yet anyway. Let's get started! Welcome to Balls of Steel's

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 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

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