AFL Beat Post Quarantine Update #2

This week…

 

Welcome to Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat!

Last week, some of you in the comments asked which team you should root for.  I did my best to make some suggestions.  Then I remembered I had put some stuff together in the past to help you pick a team.  Let’s start first with a handy dandy table showing you which DFO Commentists have chosen which teams:

AFL Team DFO Commentist
Adelaide Crows  
Brisbane Lions BaldingSpiritually (recommended)
Carlton Blues King Hippo
Collingwood Magpies JJ Fozz, Moose
Essendon Bombers Rikki Tikki Deadly
Fremantle Dockers Yeah Right
Geelong Cats tWBS, Balls
Gold Coast Suns  
GWS Giants BFC, Lemonjello
Hawthorn Hawks Sharkbait (recommended)
Melbourne Demons  
North Melbourne Kangaroos Sunrisesunrise
Port Adelaide Power WhyEaglesWhy, entropy
Richmond Tigers  
St. Kilda Saints Litre_cola, Dok Zymm
Sydney Swans Spanky Datass
West Coast Eagles Low Commander
Western Bulldogs SonofSpam

 

In addition, in last year’s 2019 Season Preview, I included some information that I thought would assist in choosing which team to root for, such as Team Songs, Team Mascots, Historical Success, and Team History. 

I also included how the teams ended last season.  Obviously, we are now in a new season, so let me refresh that information for you.  Here is the final ladder from the 2019 Home and Away Season:

P TEAM W L T PTS %
1 Geelong Cats 16 6 0 64 135.7
2 Brisbane Lions 16 6 0 64 118.3
3 Richmond Tigers 16 6 0 64 113.7
4 Collingwood Magpies 15 7 0 60 117.7
5 West Coast Eagles 15 7 0 60 112.5
6 GWS Giants 13 9 0 52 115.4
7 Western Bulldogs 12 10 0 48 107.2
8 Essendon Bombers 12 10 0 48 95.4
9 Hawthorn Hawks 11 11 0 44 108.7
10 Port Adelaide Power 11 11 0 44 105.4
11 Adelaide Crows 10 12 0 40 100.9
12 North Melbourne Kangaroos 10 12 0 40 99.5
13 Fremantle Dockers 9 13 0 36 91.9
14 St. Kilda Saints 9 13 0 36 83.9
15 Sydney Swans 8 14 0 32 97.7
16 Carlton Blues 7 15 0 28 84.5
17 Melbourne Demons 5 17 0 20 78.6
18 Gold Coast Suns 3 19 0 12 60.5

 

And here is the final 2019 Home and Away Season Balls Graph:

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Let’s also remember how the Finals went:

As some of you may remember and BFC and LemonJello may have blocked out, the Richmond Tigers won the Grand Final over the GWS Giants. 

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Let me also refresh your memory as to what happened in Round 1 back in March and what the current standings are:

Richmond Tigers 105 – 81 Carlton Blues

Western Bulldogs 34 – 86 Collingwood Magpies 

Essendon Bombers 63 – 57 Fremantle Dockers

Adelaide Crows 71 – 74 Sydney Swans

Gold Coast Suns 29 – 76 Port Adelaide Power

GWS Giants 105 – 73 Geelong Cats

North Melbourne Kangaroos 56 – 54 St. Kilda Saints

Hawthorn Hawks 90 – 62 Brisbane Lions

West Coast Eagles 78 – 51 Melbourne Demons

Let’s take a look at the ladder, shall we?

P TEAM W L T PTS %
1 Port Adelaide Power 1 0 0 4 262.1
2 Collingwood Magpies 1 0 0 4 252.9
3 West Coast Eagles 1 0 0 4 152.9
4 Hawthorn Hawks 1 0 0 4 145.2
5 GWS Giants 1 0 0 4 143.8
6 Richmond Tigers  1 0 0 4 129.6
7 Essendon Bombers  1 0 0 4 110.5
8 Sydney Swans 1 0 0 4 104.2
9 North Melbourne Kangaroos 1 0 0 4 103.7
10 St. Kilda Saints 0 1 0 0 96.4
11 Adelaide Crows 0 1 0 0 95.9
12 Fremantle Dockers 0 1 0 0 90.5
13 Carlton Blues 0 1 0 0 77.1
14 Geelong Cats 0 1 0 0 69.5
15 Brisbane Lions  0 1 0 0 68.9
16 Melbourne Demons 0 1 0 0 65.4
17 Western Bulldogs 0 1 0 0 39.5
18 Gold Coast Suns 0 1 0 0 38.2

 

I think that should be ample information for you to be able to come up with a team.  If you have any further questions, however, please ask in the comments and I’ll do my best to steer you towards a suitable team. 

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Footy Tipping Contest

Here is where we are after Round One:

P TIPPER Round
Tips
Round
Margin
Total Tips Total Margin
1 Dolph Ucker 8 2 8 2
2 BALLS 6 1 6 1
3 BC Dick 6 3 6 3
4 SonOfSpam 6 4 6 4
5 Litre_cola 6 5 6 5
6 BFC 6 13 6 13
7 Yeah Right 5 2 5 2
8 Game Time Decision 5 6 5 6
9 Reverend Mayhem 5 24 5 24
10 Joliet Jake Delhomme 5 26 5 26
11          
12          
13          
14          

 

We have just barely started, so it’s the perfect time for new folks to join in!  The link to join the Tipping Pool is below:

https://mobile.footytips.com.au/competitions/?competitionId=401652

You should be able to join the competition without a password.  All you have to do is create an account with ESPN Australia.  Please note that it will be different than your North American ESPN account!

Any new folks will start out with 3 points as anyone that doesn’t put in their tips get a point for every road team that wins and 3 road teams won in Round 1.  However, as I always recommend,

DON’T FORGET TO PUT THE FOOTY TIPS IN!

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That’s all for this week.  Next week, I’ll do a mini-preview of the season to come.  See you next week!

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Sharkbait

On Hawthorn!

Did I do it right?

Gratliff
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I do think “Fuck You America” is a pretty good tag to have on here after we’re now in a diplomatic spat with Australia for having assaulted one of their news crews.

King Hippo

FYA is indeed a righteous tag. Who first created it??

BrettFavresColonoscopy

GWS, undefeated!

SonOfSpam

AFL will finally allow us to watch scantily-clad men ramming into each other somewhere other than Manhole.

Game Time Decision

ok, wondering who i should cheer for? I’m a packer fan and a ice Alouettes fan. So, have a thing for franchises that were at one point good, but now are average.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

It’s going to be nice to be able to spend a couple of hours pretending that a pandemic is the only thing preventing sports from being normal.

LemonJello
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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I think it’s a nice nod to the events in Australia over (their) summer that his hair is on fire. Very contemporary.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Also having only three fingers is a nice shout-out to JPP.