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

Your “Object May Be Closer Than Appears” Thursday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Derek Carr got paid. Five years, $125 million. He's now the highest-paid QB. Jaws isn't sure if ESPN will have him back for the 2017 season. He feels there are more layoffs coming, and the network hasn't yet said what his role will be going forward. Mild Crimebeat!

CFL Beat: Week 1

Here we go - Week 1 of the regular season! We have only a month to go until NFL training camps open, so for now, let's turn our attention northwards to see what's happening. Reminder: if you haven't entered the CFL pick'em pool yet and are still interested in participating,

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

Your “Cold As Ice Cream But Still As Sweet” Sunday Evening Open Thread

Game 6 in Nashville highlight's tonight's menu. It's been a good tilt. Sid roughs as well as the dude who tried to engage Rex & Rob Ryan. The Blondie is because I love you. Tonight's sports: NHL: Game 6: Pens at Preds - 8:00PM | NBC / CBC MLB: Detroit at Boston -

CFL Beat: East Division Preview

Hi folks! Just a quick update on some CFL pick 'em options... the CFL's official league runs a pick' em contest with numerous prizes including two tickets to this year's Grey Cup; however, it's unfortunately only open to Canadian residents. Not to be deterred, I've started up a pick 'em

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

“About Time Already”: Your Thursday Evening NBA Finals Open Thread

Hooray, it's finally here, the inevitable third installment of the trilogy that we didn't necessarily need! You know, like Godfather Part III, Shrek the Third, Matrix: Revolutions, and Spider-Man 3. (As opposed to Return of the King or surprisingly Toy Story 3. Don't get me started on Toy Story 3, man!