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

Your “Maybe Just A Little Sexy” Friday Evening Open Thread

We're gonna get through this quickly, class, because I don't have much to talk about this week. OK, ok...settle down, class.  Hmmm....let's see... Southwest Airlines still sucks.  Check. St. Louis' Lambert International Airport is still a shithole and should be razed from the planet.  Check. And California still has legal weed (I should know,

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

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

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

AFL Beat 2018 Round 15

This week, we are going to do an abbreviated run-through because it's World Cup and things are getting very interesting in Russia. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 15 Highlights Let’s take a look at the ladder, shall we? P TEAM W L T POINTS % 1 Richmond Tigers 11 3 0 44 135.3 2 Collingwood Magpies 10 4 0 40 121.9 3 West Coast Eagles 10 4 0 40 121.0 4 Sydney Swans 10 4 0 40 120.8 5 Port Adelaide Power 10 4 0 40 115.0 6 GWS Giants 8 5 1 34 113.7 7 Melbourne Demons 8 6 0 32 124.4 8 Geelong Cats 8 6 0 32 123.2 9 North Melbourne Kangaroos 8 6 0 32 113.4 10 Hawthorn