AFL Beat 2020 Season Round 5

This week... Schedule?  What schedule? The Cats didn't fuck up a momentous occasion and there are no more unbeaten teams left in the competition   Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! This was yet another interesting week.  Remember how last week the AFL issued the schedule for Rounds 6 and 7? Well, the COVID-19 situation in

AFL Beat 2020 Season Round 4

This week... We had 10,000 fans in attendance in Queensland   We have an early Mark of the Year candidate   and there is only one unbeaten team left in the competition   Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! This was an interesting week.  Off the field, the positive test that forced the postponement of the Essendon-Melbourne

AFL Beat 2020 Season Round 3

This week... Cats and Dogs are living together. A player has tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently a game was postponed. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Lots of weird things happened this week.  Luckily, Footy will be able to go on. Despite the positive test, games continued as scheduled except for the game

AFL Beat 2020 Season Re-Start

This week...   This is what it looks like to have fans at stadiums in the age of COVID-19. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Every game that the AFL played this weekend was played in empty stadiums.  Except for one. The Showdown, the annual Adelaide Derby between the Port Adelaide Power and the

AFL Beat 2020 Season Re-Start

This week... We play games again! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! This is the week we've all been waiting for.  Finally, the 2020 AFL season is re-starting!  Here is this week's schedule (Please remember that all times are Pacific): Round Two Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:40 AM - Collingwood Magpies v Richmond Tigers -

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

AFL Beat Post Quarantine Update

This week... Footy is back!! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Previously, the AFL announced that games for the 2020 season would resume starting on June 12, 2020. This week, the AFL released the schedule for Rounds 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Here are the games in all their glory.  Please remember

AFL Beat 2019 Grand Final Review

This week, Your 2019 Premiers Your 2019 Norm Smith medalist And there was this... The last game of the year is now over. It's only a few months until AFLW begins! At least we have the NFL to tide us over through the offseason... Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The Grand Final

AFL Beat 2019 Finals Week Three

This week, Another missing Giant? At least HE will be back... And we've reached the end... We had two thrilling Preliminary Finals. Let's get right to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Finals Week Three started with the first of the two Preliminary Finals to be played: Geelong Cats against the Richmond

AFL Beat 2019 Finals Week Two

This week, Two stayed alive, two went home. Wait, seriously, AGAIN?!? Wait, you too?!? We had two thrilling Semi-Finals. Let's get right to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Finals Week Two started with the first of the two Semi Finals to be played: West Coast Eagles against the Geelong Cats at

AFL Beat 2019 Finals Week One

This week, Two stayed alive, two went home. Wait, again?!? And here are your new Premiership favourites! We had four games with all Eight teams playing and two teams going home. Lots happened. Let's get right to it! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Finals Week One started with the first of the