Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 14

So, this season has been pretty crazy, right?  No way we get humongous upsets and last minute finishes, right? Yup, strap yourselves in.  We're in for a bumpy ride. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! We start in Adelaide, where the league-leading Crows were hosting the Hawthorn Hawks on Australian Thursday Night

TGISF… aka Your “Vicious Cycle” Sexy Friday Open Thread

Ahhhh, the first weekend of Summer.  Long days.  Plenty of time for summer activities. So I've decided that peppered in here and there, among other timely themes over the next several weeks/months, will be themes pertaining to summer activities. This week?  Hot Chicks on Bicycles. Why?  BECAUSE I SAID SO!!!!! And also.....because I've recently

No True Raiders Fan

INT. PACIFIC-UNION CLUB - DAY A trio of well-dressed gentlemen sit in comfortable chair around a table in the cigar room of an exclusive private club in downtown San Francisco.  Two of them hold snifters of some kind of liquid, while the third puffs away at a cigar made of a

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

TGISF…aka “¡Oh Dios mío! Sólo el Béisbol y el Golf?” Sexy Friday Open Thread

So what should our theme be this week?  Wednesday was Flag Day, so I considered doing the USA/Red,White,Blue/Stars n Stripes type thingy.  But that would just shit on Independence Day in a few weeks.  You know, kinda the way "Independence Day: Resurgence" shat on last year's Independence Day. Jeebus that movie

Fun with Nick Hardwick: A Liar’s Guide for Moving to LA 3 – Carson Drift

Last week, former San Diego Chargers radio color commentator and long time center, Nick Hardwick, announced that he would be doing a complete and total about-face on his decision to call games for the second NFL team in Los Angeles. This is rather surprising, considering the fact that Hardwick had

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

TGISF…aka “Better A Nerd Than One Of The Herd” Sexy Friday Open Thread

In spite of how it might sometimes appear around here, you know at around 7pm Eastern each Friday.....   It's actually a fact that I prefer the company of a woman who is intelligent. OK Vlad, you can stop laughing any time now....I'll wait.....  jerk. But I'm actually very serious, truth be told. 

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 11

We're getting close to the halfway point and the dreaded byes have started, so this week's Beat is going to be a little abbreviated. How abbreviated?  Six games in all instead of our usual nine.  I know, I'm as disappointed as you are, but if we stick together, we'll make

Sunday Gravy with yeah right: Salute la bandiera Italiano! Ravioli with Two Sauces.

Good morning folks! Thanks for joining us for another edition of Sunday Gravy. I appreciate your bearing with me over the past two weeks while I was attending family events and the like. Thanks for humoring me while I highlighted a couple of entry level recipes for you. Yes, the egg salad recipe

TGISF…aka “Wow I Almost Messed That One Up” Sexy Friday Open Thread

Some weeks ago, when the Stanley Cup Playoffs were only just getting going, there were multiple requests that I do a Hockey Girls themed Sexy Friday.  At the time, my response was something like "Yes of course we will, but we've got plenty of time yet". And now look.  Several weeks

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Round 10

As I mentioned mid-week, this week's Round is the Indigenous Round, which is meant to honor and recognize the contributions of Aboriginal people to Australian Football and to Australian culture in general. If you ever want to go down an interesting rabbithole, look up the history of Australia and its