S4 Season Opener Double Header live on twitch starting 630pm EDT Sunday!

Hello fans and blood bowlers!  NBP is proud to announce a huge double header to kick off Season 4 live on twitch.tv/stimee starting at 630 PM EDT/11:30PM GMT!

 

Our first match of the season will see The NFC's Wheely365's Orcs Boom Shake the Room against Jonah2005uk's Rainforest Queens!  Commentary will be provided by NBP President Stimee and NFC Pro Coach Afrochef82!!

 

  Following that match at 10 PM EDT/7 PM PST we will kick off the AFC Conference when Bortbot18's Skaven A Sinking Ship takes on Tonsoffun52's Khemri Crazy Bonemen!  Also broadcast on twitch.tv/stimee and featuring commentary with Stimee and Afrochef82!

Don't miss these 2 huge games starting at 630 pm edt Sunday Sept 24th live on twitch.tv/stimee

 

 

 

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Inside The NBP Season 4 Kickoff Preview!

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Hello fans, coaches and fellow blood-bowlers and welcome once again to Inside The NBP! The premier weekly recap show covering Professional Blood-bowl's most bloodthirsty and competitive league Nuffle Be Praised! I'm your host Ronnie Rott and this week we have a special season 4 preview!

There has been a major restructuring to Nuffle Be Praised this past off season and we are here to give you all the details, as well as coverage of all the new conferences, divisions, coaches and teams! As die-hard NBP fans will know, last season featured 2 conferences, NBP North America and NBP Europa, with 4 divisions of 4 teams in North America and 2 divisions of 4 teams in Europa.

With the introduction of Season 4 we have changed the league structure. NBP North America is now known as the Ardent Followers Conference or AFC for short. NBP Europa is now known as The Noble Fanatics Conference or NFC. In addition to the conference name changes we have also reorganized the division organization. Instead of 4 US and 2 Euro divisions, we will know have 3 AFC divisions and 3 NFC Divisions. We've also retired the Ale and Anarchy Division, and in it's place we are proud to announce The New Ancient Empires Division to be featured in The NFC.

Now that we've gotten that out of the way let's get down to the Season 4 Kickoff Preview! Let's start off in the Ardent Followers Conference with the Tar and Feather Division!

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First up we have returning pro coach DaltMc with his Amazon team Bad Ass Women's Association or B.A.W.A. DaltMC is a founding coach in NBP as well as the head of the NBP Coach's Board. Formerly a Dwarf coach, the NBP Title as eluded DaltMC these past seasons despite an appearance in the Season 1 finals, as well as the Season 2 Semi-finals with his old Team #Swole. DaltMc has been a long time Amazon coach in leagues outside of NBP, and now that Nuffle Be Praised has opened the Pro Ranks to new races, DaltMc jumped at the chance to coach an Amazon squad. Anchored by some of the most bad-ass women in history does B.A.W.A. have what it takes to get DaltMc over that final milestone to an NBP Championship?

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Next up we have a debuting pro coach as GoDawgsSicem66 and his Orc team Gored Ya Bulldawgs make their way to the pro ranks! GoDawgsSicem66 participated in our proving grounds competition last season and though he did not win he earned his pro spot through quality play. Godawgs brings with him a smash mouth style of play, which should match perfectly with his green skinned bruisers. Despite being one of the strongest races in blood-bowl Orcs have never had much success in NBP-PRO. Can Gored Ya Bulldawgs change that this season?

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Next up we have NBP President and co-founding coach Stimee with his dwarf team The Überwald Cannonballs. That's right fans former longtime Chaos coach Stimee is actually fielding a Dwarf team! For those of you not familiar with previous seasons, one of the most heated rivalries in NBP was that of DaltMC's #Swole vs Stimee's Strong Bad's Awesome Team. When asked what could possibly motivate Stimee to want to coach a dwarf team after going up against them in so many important matches in NBP'S past seasons, Coach Stimee said “A representative of Überwald Cannonballs actually approached me about signing on as coach and bringing them into NBP. After so many fierce and bloody wars with #Swole I've grown a certain appreciation and respect for the dorf bastards. It also doesn't hurt that I've hired former #Swole all-star Abroham “Drinkin” Lincoln to be my strength and conditioning coach this season! Finally DaltMC is going to get a taste of his own medicine!” Are we seeing the beginnings of a new rivalry between B.A.W.A. and Überwald Cannonballs?

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Finally in Tar and Feather we have returning pro coach KnockoutJoe with his goblin team Joe's Imaginations. Last season did not go as planned for KnockoutJoe as his Kingdom of the Misfit suffered casualties in game after game, ruining their playoff chances and viability early in the season. It looks like KnockoutJoe is out to do the same to the other coaches this season, as his Goblin team features a full assortment of secret weapons, including a Pogor, fanatic, loon and bombardier. There is no doubt the pitch will be stained red after Joe's Imaginations take the field. But the question remains will they be able to dial back the mayhem and focus on winning their games?

Now let's head over to our second division in the AFC, The Deep Dark!

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First we have returning pro coach Blue6Maxx with his Chaos Dwarf team Villains of DC. Previously Blue6Maxx had coached a Nurgle team in NBP-Pro to moderate success. However this year Blue6Maxx has traded in the rotting corpses of Nurgle for the slightly better hygiene having Chaos Dwarfs. With a stout and vicious line of dwarfs, versatile bull centaurs and expendable hobgoblins will The Villains of DC prove to bee too much for the opposition of the Deep Dark to handle?

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Next up we have returning back to back NBP-Pro Champion Dymntd. Who's Dumpster Diving Lizards won both Season 2 and Season 3 of Professional Play. Back with his new Bretonnian Squad Regalis Arse Holes, Dymntd is attempting the unprecedented threepeat as champion. Rumour has it that the Regalis Arse Holes threw a ton of money at Dymntd to coach their squad in Pro for season 4. Will Dymntd be able to take the Arse Holes all the way to the top against stiff competition in the division?

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Next we have returning pro coach Bortbot18 and his Skaven team A Sinking Ship. Longtime coach of The Dark Elves The Goth Bondage Party, Bortbot18 is trading in his leather whips and ass-less chaps for blinding speed and devious rats. With one of the best regular season records in all of NBP, Bortbot18 is among the elite in coaches, however the ultimate success has always alluded him, as GBP came up just short in Season 1 and 2 and didn't even make the playoffs Season 3. Will this Season be the one where Bortbot18 finally puts it all together to win?

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Finally we have returning coach Tonsoffun52 and his Khemri team Crazy Bonemen! The only Khemri team to play pro this season, Tonsoffun52 has promised that Crazy Bonemen will not disappoint. Despite the overwhelming strength of 4 Tomb Guardians, it is the unreliability of the Blitz-ras and Throw-ras to pick up the ball that usually spells doom for Khemri. Can Tonsoffun52 show that he is the real “Bone Whisperer” to overcome the odds and lead Crazy Bonemen to glory?

Next up we will check in with the last division of the AFC, Salt Works!

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First up we have Season 3 Proving Grounds winner Rhorik_Dark and his Amazon team G.L.O.B.B. or the Gorgeous Ladies of Blood Bowl! Rhorik earned his pro spot by winning Proving Grounds North America, the NBP competition that grooms future pro coaches and awards a shot at the Pros to the winner of each competition. Rhorik_Dark will look to show that he belongs in the pro ranks and G.L.O.B.B. will be the best Amazon team in NBP. Will G.L.O.B.B. put its money where its mouth is and win it all?

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Next up we have Season 1 Champion and returning Pro coach Midway_Monster01 and his Chaos Dwarf Squad Zorn Uzkul Zealots. A 3 Time division winner, as well as Season 1 Champion Midway_Monster01 looks to get back into championship form with Zorn Uzkul Zealots. Having formerly coached Norse Team Varangian Guard to the title as well as coaching Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht to a division win and playoff berth, Midway_Monster01 is one of the most formidable coaches in all of NBP. Will Midway_Monster01 return to his championship form in Season 4?

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Next we have NBP Sister League GFCL owner Jonny_Mal and his Underworld Denizens The Underworld Achievers. Former three season coach of human team The Springfield Atoms, Jonny_Mal is looking to Underworld Denizens to bring him some success in Season 4. After struggling through much of season 3, Jonny_Mal hopes The Underworld Achievers will be the answer he needs to to take down longtime division rival Midway_Monster01. Will Season 4 bring more of the same, or will Jonny_Mal get the better of Midway_Monster01 this season?

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Finally our last Salt Works as well as Last AFC team we have returning coach DKMx4xBAMA and his Skaven Squad Rattus Rattus Rattus! Formerly a Lizard and Undead coach, DKMx4xBAMA has not seen much success in NBP-PRO. For Season 4 he is going as far away from bash as one can get by coaching Skaven squad Rattus Rattus Rattus. Will the agile, little rats prove to be just what DKMx4xBAMA needed to get him from the basement of the division into playoff contention?

That does it for The AFC, let's head on over to the NFC now where first we check in with new division Ancient Empires!

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First up in Ancient Empires we have new pro coach Blakenutz666 and his dark elf squad The Fear Factory. One of NBP's only coaches to represent Oceania Blakenutz666 is out to show that all the other pro coaches are a “bunch of sheilas” as his Fear Factory plans on running roughshod over the rest of the division. As a new coach to pro, Blakenutz666 has the advantage of not being well known in the pro ranks. Will Blakenutz666 and The Fear Factory take advantage of that unfamiliarity?

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Next up we have NBP Commissioner and Co-founder CommieCOZY and his Kislev Circus team the Old Town Polecats. As the only Kislev Circus team in Pro, CommieCOZY is out to prove that Kislev belongs in Nuffle Be Praised with all of the other races. With every player having Leap and Very Long Legs as well as blitzers and catchers that possess some unusual skills, the Polecats could prove to be a nightmare in positioning for coaches that don't pay attention. Can CommieCOZY take the pride of Starograd soaring to heights unknown or flop to depths unfathomed?

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Next up we have last season's NBP Proving Grounds Europa winner Rockyisback with his Skaven squad Warpfire Stones. Rockyisback dominated Europa Proving Grounds last season, dispatching coach after coach on his way to victory and a spot at the table in NBP Pro. Can Rockyisback replicate that success with his Warpfire Stones, or will the pressure to prove he belongs in Pro cause him to falter?

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Finally in Ancient Empires we have new pro coach ThePrimeSinister and his Goblin team The Fun Guys. One of two Goblin or “Gobbo” coaches this season, ThePrimeSinister has been a participating coach in NBP for sometime now, although this his his first chance at pro competition. Eager to make his mark on pro, ThePrimeSinister will not hold anything back as he attempts to take The Fun Guys all the way. Can Goblins be reliable and lucky enough to get to the final match?

Next up we move over to the Beheaded Kings Division.

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First we have returning Pro Coach Ponghines and his wood elf team Loren Rockets. Longtime fans of NBP will know that Ponghines was involved in one of the most exciting matches in NBP history, in a thrilling but also heartbreaking semi-finals playoff overtime loss in Season 3 to eventual season champion Dymntd. You can bet that Ponghines has not stopped thinking about that game, and with Season 4 he has another chance to get back into playoff contention. Can Ponghines recapture the glory and make another run at the Nuffle Challenge Series?

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Next up we have returning pro coach Josiah_Frost and his Halfling team The Game of Gnomes. After coming up short in the finals of Season 2 and Season 3 against Champion Dymntd in back to back “lizard bowls” Josiah_Frost has returned to NBP-PRO by going in the opposite direction by coaching Halfling team The Game of Gnomes. One of the hardest teams to coach in all of Blood-bowl Josiah_Frost certainly has the talent to do it. The real question though is will Nuffle shine his grace on the flings and allow them a chance to compete?

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Next we have returning pro coach and all around Elf Guru AfroChef82 with his new dark elf squad Super StreetFighter Elves! Now I know you must be thinking you are going crazy but this is not the same team that AfroChef82 coached in Season 3 despite obvious similarities. League management has been assured that there is no funny business going on in that situation. After having just missed the playoffs last season, Afrochef82 has another chance to show why he is considered one of the best elf coaches in Nuffle Be Praised. Can the Super StreetFighter Elves get the job done when the Streetfighting Elves could not?

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Lastly in the division we have returning pro coach LegendT969 and his Chaos Dwarf team Scarface Scavengers V2. One of three Chaos Dwarf Pro teams in Season 4 LegendT969 will set out to show that his chaos dwarves are the best chaos dwarves in all of Nuffle Be Praised. A long time fixture of NBP Europa this looks to be the season where LegendT969 steps up his game into the elite of The NFC. Will Scarface Scavengers dominate the rankings in The NFC Conference?

Finally we check in with our last division NFC's Old World.

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First up in Old World we have the newly minted pro coach Wheely365 and his Orc team Boom Shake The Room. Now I've never been accused of being “hip” or “with it” probably owning to the fact that I am hundreds of years old, but I have no idea what Boom Shake The Room means. Is it a music video on Cabal-vision, are music videos still a thing . . . ahem anyway as another Orc squad steps up to take their shot, will Boom Shake The Room be the team to finally live up the Orcs potential in NBP?

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Next up we have another new pro coach Matxukador and his Underworld Denizens team HAMELIN SEWERAGE. Another long affiliated coach with NBP, Matxukador steps into his first season of Pro looking to make a name for himself and his HAMELIN SEWERAGE. With a team full of goblins and rats hopped up on Warpstone (a drug we don't test for here in NBP by the way) Matxukador has all the tools to be able to do it. Will HAMELIN SEWERAGE see success in season 4 of NBP?

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Next up we have returning pro coach Jonah2005uk and his Amazon squad Rainforest Queens. One of three Amazon teams in NBP Pro for season 4, Jonah2005uk will have to work extra hard to outwork the likes of B.A.W.A. and G.L.O.B.B. With an audacious name like Rainforest Queens there is no doubt about it they see themselves as The Amazon team to beat in Season 4. Will their wishes come true or will they be sent floating down the Amazon River?

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Finally we have returning pro coach FantasticDrJ and his Halfling team Dr J's Dweebs. Our second Halfling team in the NFC as well as NBP Pro, Dr J's Dweebs faces a tough challenge in a division with Amazon, Orc and Underworld teams, but a tough challenge has never stopped FantasticDrJ! As long as he keeps his Dweebs well fed they may have a chance yet! Can FantasticDrJ make Halflings viable or will the teams food budget bankrupt him before the end of the season!

Well that does it for this special Season 4 Kickoff Preview edition of Inside The NBP! Remember Season 4 kicks off officially on Sunday September 24th! Thanks for tuning in to Inside The NBP and remember to always PRAISE NUFFLE!

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New Logo for NBP-PRO! Important Notice for Pro Coaches!

Hello coaches, fans and fellow blood bowlers.  NBP is proud to unveil our new logo!  

ALSO and this is very important!  ANY COACH WHO HAS NOT YET CREATED AND DESIGNATED THEIR PRO TEAM HAS UNTIL 00:00 SATURDAY EDT!(SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT AKA 1 MINUTE AFTER 11:59 PM EDT FRIDAY) IF YOUR TEAM IS NOT CREATED TO RECEIVE A TICKET BY THEN YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR SPOT IN THE PRO LEAGUE.

I REPEAT IF YOUR TEAM IS NOT CREATED BY THEN YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR SPOT IN THE PRO LEAGUE!

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S4 Pro and PG Registrations Are Now Closed!

Thanks to every coach who has signed up! We are proud to announce that we have registered enough coaches for Season 4 of Pro play and Proving Grounds! 

 

We have locked the registration thread so no more coaches may be added. In the next few days we will be contacting coaches to get their final team choices to organize the season! 

 

If you missed out on your opportunity to register but still would like to get some blood bowl action in we are still taking new members to serve as replacement coaches as well as coaches who would wish to play in our open dev ladder while waiting for a spot to open up. 

 

Thanks for being a part of NBP-PRO we look forward to seeing you on the pitch. 

Bylaws updated S4 start pushed to Sunday Sept 24th

Hello fans and blood-bowlers in light of the problems with the current res dev format we have elected to extend the start of the season by one week in order for coaches to test teams in competitive play before deciding on their pro or proving grounds team. Season 4 Pro and Proving Grounds will now commence on Sunday Sept 24th.

 Another important update we have to bring you is the changes to the NBP-PRO.COM bylaws. Though the core of the bylaws remains unchanged there are dramatic changes to the pro structure as well as changes to the mid season call up and transfer process.

 Please review the bylaws and post any questions in the forum or in the NBP-PRO.COM chat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 4 Pro League and Proving Grounds Sign ups now open! Season 4 set for Sunday Sept 17th!

Hello fans and blood bowlers! NNB-Pro.com is proud to announce that we have picked a tentative date for the start of Season 4! Sunday September 17th!

 To that end we have started a new thread in forum where you can sign up for Season 4 Professional or Proving Ground consideration!

  Click here to register!

Also if are a brand new coach to NBP-PRO and have not yet registered for the league itself you must do so by clicking here .  Please note if you have already registered for NBP-PRO.COM in the past you do NOT need to register again.  

NBP-PRO.COM Legendary Edition S4 Relaunch

Hello fans and blood bowlers, it's been a long time!Now that the Legendary Edition of Blood Bowl 2 has released, we here at NBP-PRO are proud to announce the relaunch of The Nuffle Be Praised Pro PS4 league!  

 

Pay attention to this news space in the upcoming days as we will have many updates on the relaunch of Nuffle Be Praised as well as information on how to register for season 4!  Don't forget to also check out the official NBP-PRO web forum for more information!  Click the site navigation bar on the right and click forums to register for access!

 

I hope to see you all on the pitch this season and remember to always praise nuffle! 

Announcing first ever NBP Champions Carnival Competition!

Hello NBP fans and coaches!  NBP League Management is proud to announce a new competition upcoming in NBP!  The NBP Champions Carnival!

The Competition will feature 2 Round Robin Blocks, one for US based coaches and one for Euro based coaches.  Standard NBP scoring will be used (2 points for a win, 1 for a tie, and 0 for a loss.  In the event of a points tie overall win loss record will be considered, and after that total SPP earned during the competition).  The Top scoring team in each block will advance to the NBP Champions Carnival Final, which is a best 2 out of 3 matches to crown the first ever NBP Champion Carnival Winner!

The Competition is open to ALL current active coaches in NBP. Team participation will be restricted to NBP teams that have a maximum team value of 1450 TV as well as a maximum amount of games played at 10 games.  As long as your NBP Team meets those requirements they are eligible to participate!

Sign ups for the competition will be via NBP Forum thread located here http://nbp-pro.freeforums.net/thread/84/sign-nbp-champions-carnival .  Sign ups will be open for a 3 week period starting on 5.28.17 to run to 6.18.17 with the competition slated to start on 6.19.2017 which should coincide with the ending of the post season as well as other active competitions.  Block sizes for the competition will be determined by number of participants.  Play schedule is planned at one game/per rolling week. Rounds will advance as soon as the  last game is played. As always, ALL NBP Bylaws apply to the competition.

Let's get those sign ups in and let's see which coach can lay claim to win The NBP Champions Carnival!

Inside The NBP Season 3 Week 8

Hello fans and Blood Bowlers and welcome to a jam packed, super sided edition of Inside The NBP! I'm your host Crypt Collinsworth, and alongside the usual gang here in the studio we are going to bring you match recaps, Player of the Week Awards, and our Injury Report!

But that's not all, no this week in honor of the impending playoffs we will also have a playoff preview for you! Featuring all 8 teams in the playoffs! As well previews of the playoff match ups. Plus we will also have information on the Season 3 MuRyder Cup! Featuring 3 teams from NBP US and 3 teams from NBP Europa in a contest for bragging rights! To round out the show we will also announce the teams who will be competing in the Season 3 Blurst of The Blurst Tournament! And finally we will announce the Coaches that have been relegated from NBP-Pro down to Proving Grounds as well as the 2 coaches that will be coming up from proving grounds to enter NBP-Pro in Season 4!

To kick off all action let's send things over to our resident rotting recapper Ronnie Rott for the week 8 match recaps!

Extra Points for Alliteration!

Extra Points for Alliteration!

Thank you for that rousing introduction Crypt! Yes fans its time again for that action that you crave so much! We have all 12 matches from Week 8 to break down for you! Let's start off in Tar and Feather where in our first match up #Swole took on Stinking Geysers. A huge match with playoff implications, a win for The Orcs would've meant they were the winners of Tar and Feather, while a win for #Swole would give them the chance at a Wild Card. In the end both teams came up short with a 1 to 1. Dashing #Swole's chances but keeping The Stinking Geysers in contention for a Wild Card.

The Stakes were set very high and neither team was willing to retreat.

The Stakes were set very high and neither team was willing to retreat.

In the other match up of Tar and Feather Strong Bad's Awesome Team featuring Herman Menderchuk took on STD Pros. In another match with playoffs on the line, The Awesome Team needed a victory to earn them the Tar and Feather division and thus the playoff spot. STD Pros while not in contention for the playoffs still played just as hard as always. In a fierce defensive battle, The Awesome Team was able to take advantage of a a failed risky block to scoop up the ball and score the games only touchdown, winning 1 to 0.

How fitting that Herman Menderchuk would score the touchdown to get The Awesome Team to the playoffs.

How fitting that Herman Menderchuk would score the touchdown to get The Awesome Team to the playoffs.

Moving on to the Deep Dark Division first ranked Rats off To ya took on Loki's Toys. Going into the match Rats off To Ya had already secured their place in the post season so a win wasn't as important as protecting the health of the team. The Norse are always in the mood for a fight and they battered the first place rats, causing casualties to 2 key players for the playoffs. However despite the player shortage Rats off To Ya held them to a 2 – 2 tie to preserve their undefeated season.

Rats off To Ya!! brought in Skitter Stab Stab to gain an edge.

Rats off To Ya!! brought in Skitter Stab Stab to gain an edge.

In Deep Dark's other Match up, Kingdom of the Misfit clashed with Goth Bondage Party. Though this match didn't have any impact on the playoffs it was an important match nonetheless, as a loss for Goth Bondage Party would've caused them to be relegated to The Proving Grounds. After a quick score by The Misfits it looked like luck had run out for Goth Bondage Party. However a blitz changed momentum allowing them to score to tie and ultimately score again to win the match 2 to 1 and avoid relegation.

Mistress Tickles scoring one of two touchdowns in the match.

Mistress Tickles scoring one of two touchdowns in the match.

Next we move over to our Western Conference, where first we check in with the Ale and Anarchy Division. In our first match up The Cure took on Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht. Another match where while there wasn't playoff implications The Cure was in danger of relegation if they were to lose their match up. Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht would make the playoffs regardless of the outcome. The Cure gave it their all and successfully secured the 1 to 1 tie to avoid relegation.

Reinhard Rapp goes down for the match

Reinhard Rapp goes down for the match

In the other match of Ale and Anarchy Nekromancies Folly took on The Springfield Atoms. Another match with relegation on the line, The Springfield Atoms needed a victory to avoid the chopping block. The Folly has just missed qualifying for the playoffs and were looking to release some frustration onto their opponents. After a hard fought battle, The Springfield Atoms couldn't hold out any longer losing the match 1 to 0 and causing Coach Jonny_Mal to be relegated to The Proving Ground.

Rugtail celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown.

Rugtail celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown.

Let's check in with Salt Works where Season 2 Champion and second playoff seed Dumpster Diving Lizards took on Underworld Blood Wars. In a game that showed no love lost between the two teams, The Lizards flexed their muscles took gain the advantage in players and win the match 2 to 0.

Gristle McThornbody earning the money from his fat contract.

Gristle McThornbody earning the money from his fat contract.

In our other Salt Works Match up, Street Fighter Elves took on Speedy Demons. Unfortunately visa issues prevented the Speedy Demons from showing up for the match resulting in a managed victory for The Street Fighter Elves. Now this victory would have allowed Street Fighter Elves to enter the playoffs as a wild-card. However Coach AfroChef82 did not want to get into the playoffs without earning it. So a friendly match was scheduled with other playoff contender Stinking Geysers and after a defensive struggle with no touchdowns The Geysers pulled it out with more Star Player Points taking the spot in the playoffs.

This is what the match results would have looked like.

This is what the match results would have looked like.

Next we move up to NBP Europa Conference where first we check in with Old World Division where The Orion Magics took on Pax Romana. Going into the match, Pax Romana had already locked up the Division, while The Orion Magics had a lock on the first wild-card. The Magics continued their mid season resurgence defeating Pax Romana 2 to 1.

The muddy and wet conditions made things difficult for both teams during the match.

The muddy and wet conditions made things difficult for both teams during the match.

In our other match of Old World The Dangerous Warriors took on Da wild tings. This match was purely about pride as neither team has a shot at the playoffs. That didn't stop them from having a bloody good game though as the Dangerous Warriors won 1 to 0.

Randy Marsh in the spotlight where he belongs.

Randy Marsh in the spotlight where he belongs.

Finally we stop at our last division Beheaded Kings. Where first The Rockport Redbacks took on the Old Orleans Saints 2. Another important match with relegation consequences a win by the Rockport Redbacks would guarantee relegation for DK Chams and The Old Orleans Saints 2. Only a win for The Saints would prevent relegation. It was not to be though as the Rockport Redbacks won the match 2 to 1.

The Rockport Redbacks stalling before their victory.

The Rockport Redbacks stalling before their victory.

In our last match up Let's Go Beserk!! took on Kiss of Death. Kiss of Death already had the playoff spot before the match and Let's Go Beserk!! Had struggled all season. However in this match the fortunes seemed to be reversed as Let's Go Beserk!! Brough their A game against Kiss of Death winning in a stunning 2 to 0 upset.

An unfamiliar sight this season, with Let's Go Beserk in the lead.

An unfamiliar sight this season, with Let's Go Beserk in the lead.

That does it for the match recaps let's send it over to John Maddening with the Players of the Week!

Hello fans John Maddening here with everyone's favorite weekly segment THE Nuffle Be Praised Pro Players of the Week! As all our avid fans out their know we award the best player of each conference, East, West and Europa and then from those players we choose and overall player of the week!

First up the award for Player of The Week East goes to Homestar Runner Chaos Warrior From Strong Bad's Awesome Team! Homestar earned a shocking 11 SPP with 3 casualties and the games MVP award in The Awesome Team's victory over STD Pros.

The Award for Player of The Week West goes to Kaiser Lazarus from Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht who earned 8 SPP from a Touchdown and MVP in DSW'S match vs The Cure.

Next up for Player of the Week Europa the award goes to The Orion Magics Elvanorvir who earned 7 SPP from 2 touchdowns and a successful pass In The Orion Magics win over Pax Romana.

Now from those great and deserving candidates we give out the award for player of the league! This week the Award goes to Homestar Runner Chaos Warrior for his outstanding 11 SPP performance!

STD Pros were lucky that they had regeneration to fall back on or the bodies would have piled up quickly.

STD Pros were lucky that they had regeneration to fall back on or the bodies would have piled up quickly.

That does it for the Players of the Week! Let's take a quick commercial break and we will be back with Dead Sabol and the second half of our super-sized edition of Inside The NBP Week 8!

I told you that they would be back.

I told you that they would be back.

Welcome back fans and thanks for tuning in! I'm Dead Sabol and this week not only do I have the Injury report and the bloodiest game of the week for you, I also have looks at each of the 8 playoff teams, as well as a rundown of the Season 3 MuRyder Cup and Blurst of The Blurst Competitions and a spotlight on the coaches who have won Proving Ground to earn spots in NBP-PRO! Let's kick it off with the Injury Report! The injuries are ranked by severity, from badly hurt, to miss next game, to niggling injury, then permanent stat down and finally death! Let's see the bloody details!

Badly Hurt – Scar Face from Stinking Geysers; Skitter Stab-Stab Star Rat, and Animatronic Tojo from Rats off To Ya!!; Circlos Journeyelf from Goth Bondage Party; Reinhard Rapp from Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht; Marius from Underworld Blood Wars; Zeisnil from Orion Magics; Vespasian and Marcus Aurelius III from Pax Romana; Lucifer Smith and The Dark Lord from Dangerous Warriors; Broi-Gor from Kiss of Death.

Miss Next Game – Grotty Star Player, Strong Bad and Bubz From Strong Bad's Awesome Team; City Councilman 1 and Saxman from Rats Off To Ya!!; Bane Game Changer and Eve from Underworld Blood Wars; Macarnar from Orion Magics; Elanwe from Orion Magics; Ulfir Grimsson and As Sveinsson from Let's Go Beserk.

Niggling Injury – The Brofessional from #Swole; Hepatitis from STD Pros; Darhuir from Orion Magics; Stump Chunkman from Pax Romana.

Permanent Stat Down – Sroclaw from Stinking Geysers with Armor Value Down; Bubonic Plague from STD Pros with Agility Down; Hitherol journy elf from Goth Bondage Party with armor value down; Julius Hibbard from Springfield Atoms with Movement Down; Ethernar from Orions Magics with movement down; Tasi Masquer from Kiss of Death with armor value down; Scott Tenorman from Dangerous warriors with Armor down.

Dead – Brick Farth star player for Strong Bad's Awesome Team; Gerhart The Duster from Nekromancie's Folly; Vincenzo Giovanni from Underworld Blood Wars; Hiraere journey elf from Orion Magics.

That does it for the injury report! Next up we have the Bloodiest Game of the Week! This week the award goes to the Orion Magics vs Pax Romana Match. Featuring a whopping 9 injuries including miss next games, niggling injuries, permanent stat downs AND death!

only three injuries but a niggling to star Stump Chunkman!

only three injuries but a niggling to star Stump Chunkman!

one of every injury type in that group!

one of every injury type in that group!

Now is normally the time we would be sending it back over to Crypt to wrap us up, but not this week! Next up we have our playoff preview! Featuring each playoff qualifying team! Like the match recaps we will start off in the Eastern Conference!

 

Strong Bad's Awesome Team featuring Herman Menderchuk is a true tale in blood bowl perseverance! Having missed the playoffs the first two seasons after always coming up short in their matches with long time Rival #Swole, Season 3 finally allowed Strong Bad's Awesome Team to get their footing. They started out the season strong by finally defeating #Swole! The victory gave Strong Bad's Awesome Team the momentum needed to carry them to the playoffs. Strong Bad's Awesome Team can best be described as the epitome of bash, featuring stand outs Homestar Runner CW and Herman Menderchuk does the Awesome Team have what it takes to go all the way?

 

Coach Commie Cozy has always had rough luck when it comes to his teams in NBP Pro. Season 1 His Genetically Engineered Super-Elf High were unable to make an impact, losing in the opening round of the playoffs. In season 2 his woos continued as Pine Crags Pronghorn seemed snake bit from the very onset with an agility five war dancer that rolled more ones than any player in NBP history. All of that is now behind Commie Cozy as His Rats off To Ya!! Squad is undefeated in Season 3 and in possession of the number one seed. Will this year finally be the year that Commie Cozy can overcome circumstances and take Rats off To Ya!! To the championship?

 

Season one champion Midway Monster is once again in the playoffs, this time with his necromantic squad Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht. Some fans have DSW pegged as a sleeper candidate to run the table and win the Nuffle Challenge Series. Featuring no shortage of talent including 2 strength four blodgers, as well as 2 nasty werewolves, Midway Monster is hopiong Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht will bring him back to the NCS Finals.

 

Season 2 defending champion Dymntd returns to the playoffs with his Dumpster Diving Lizards. Looking to be the first coach in NBP History to win back to back titles and many say he has the team to do it. Featuring a fearsome Guard, Block, Stand Firm Kroxigor, and a Block, agility up Skink The Dumpster Diving Lizards may just be the most popular pick to take it all.

 

Last years wild card winner that managed to get all the way to the Nuffle Challenge Series Final before losing to Dumpster Diving Lizards, Pax Romana are eager to get back in their again and see if they can get back to where they were last year and have another chance at Winning The Nuffle Challenge Series Final.

 

A scheduling conflict prevented Kiss of Death from competing in the Season 2 Nuffle Challenge Series which opened the door for an additional wild card, which led to the aforementioned Pax Romana entering The Nuffle Challenge Series. This Season nothing is going to stop Double Pastis and his Chaos Squad from getting their fair shot at the Nuffle Challenge Series. I'm sure they are ready to show that Season 2's outcome would have been a lot different if they had participated.

 

Our first of two wild card teams The Orion Magics were never fair behind division rivals Pax Romana, with a week 8 victory cementing their wild card opportunity. The only pure agility team in the tournament alongside Rats off To Ya, The Plucky Wood Elves are looking to show that grace and agility, not just brute strength can get it done in Nuffle Be Praised.

 

The winner of the tiebreaker match between themselves and Street Fighter Elves Stinking Geysers enter the Nuffle Challenge Series as the final wild card. Though any coach who looks past The Geysers will be sure to regret that mistake. The Classic Orc team of punishing strength and tough armor, the Geysers will be a formidable task for anyone to solve in the Nuffle Challenge Series.

Now Let's take a quick look at the match ups for the opening round of the Nuffle Challenge Series!

 

Rats off To Ya!! vs Stinking Geysers

Dumpster Diving Lizards vs Orion Magics

Kiss of Death vs Strong Bad's Awesome Team

Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht vs Pax Romana

 

Talk about exciting match ups! Make sure to check your local listings on cabal vision to check out the action! Every playoff game will be broadcast live with commentary on twitch.tv!

Next up we have exclusive coverage of the upcoming NBP MuRyder Cup Challenge! This will be the second time we have held the MuRyder Cup with current champions NBP US looking to extend their streak over NBP Europa!

Here's how the competition works. We take the next three ranked coaches from NBP – US and the next three ranked Coaches from NBP – EUROPA. The coaches from each side will pair off and play matches, whichever side wins best 2 out of 3 will win the MuRyder Cup for their side! The match ups will be played under two legged tie rules. In a two legged tie, 2 matches are played instead of one and the cumulative score from both matches are added together and whomever has the higher score is the winner. In the event of a tie a sudden death tiebreaker will be triggered immediately after the end of the second match to allow for a definitive winner.

Street Fighter Elves vs Rockport Redbacks

Nekromancies Folly vs Let's Go Beserk!!!

#Swole vs Dangerous Warriors

Which side is going to take the bragging rights! Tune into Cabal Vision to find out! Finally for our remaining coaches we have our Season 3 Blurst of the Blurst Competition. The Blurst of The Blurst is an 8 team, auto seeded single elimination tournament to earn the bragging rights to be the Blurst team in Nuffle Be Praised! The following Teams have qualified for the Blurst of The Blurst.

Loki's Toys

Underworld Blood Wars

STD Pros

Da wild tings

Kingdom of The Misfit

Goth Bondage Party

The Cure

Speedy Demons

Lastly we would like to take a moment and congratulate the winners of the American and European Proving Grounds Competitions! This season in NBP-Pro to meet the demand for the best competition i we have introduced promotion and relegation! The winners of the 2 proving ground competitions have earned a spot to compete in Season 4 of NBP Pro! Unfortunately that also means the 2 bottom ranked teams in NBP Pro are relegated from Pro down to the Proving Grounds.

First up we would like to congratulate Rhorik_Dark for winning the American Proving Grounds by vitrue of a one point tie breaker with Da Krush Kru! We look forward to seeing Rhorik_Dark Compete amongst the elite of NBP next season!

We would also like to take this moment to congratulate coach Rockyisback and his skaven Earth Runners who obliterated the competition in The Europa Proving Grounds to easily clinch the promotion to NBP-Europa.

Of course as mentioned we can't have promotions without relegations, which means unfortunately coaches Jonny_Mal and DKChams have been relegated from NBP Pro down to the Proving Grounds. We would like to thank both coaches for their participation and hope to see them back in pro again down the line!

Well that does it for this week let's send it back to Crypt Collinsworth!

Thank you so much Dead and excellent work with that playoff rundown! Well fans its that time again, that does it for another edition of Inside The NBP, For Ronnie Rott, John Maddening and Dead Sabol I am Crypt Collinsworth saying thanks for tuning in and remember to always Praise Nuffle!!

Inside The NBP Season 3 Week 7

Greetings, Fans and Blood Bowlers, and welcome to another edition of Inside The NBP! The premier weekly recap show for Nuffle Be Praised Pro! The normal announce team is on strike, I mean "holiday", so your faithful staff intern, Los Fodder, will be handling all of the duties here.

A shot from my first (and only) appearance on the Blood Bowl field. The apothecaries are confident that someday the bleeding will stop.

A shot from my first (and only) appearance on the Blood Bowl field. The apothecaries are confident that someday the bleeding will stop.

Let's dive right into the match recaps!

Kicking things off in the Tar & Feather division was #Swole taking on the STD Pros. With the dwarves looking to return to the glory of previous seasons, they set the tempo early and managed to pull ahead 2-0. Nurgle's blessed were able to find the endzone, but it was a bit too late with the score 2-1 at the end of regulation.

Brospector Gadget padding #Swole's lead to 2-0.

Brospector Gadget padding #Swole's lead to 2-0.

The second Tar & Feather matchup saw Strong Bad's Awesome Team facing the Stinking Geysers. Coach Stimee looked to stem the recent skid the Awesome Team has been having and the Geysers were looking to grab the win and sit atop the division for a spell. However, neither team could deal the deciding blow and the match ended 1-1.

One of the only instances of Piling On actually improving the result this week

One of the only instances of Piling On actually improving the result this week

In the Deep Dark division, the Kingdom of the Misfit looked to knock down the Skaven of Rats Off To Ya!! and try to close the gap. While the Bretonnians managed to cull a fair number of rats, they did so at the expense of scoring and lost 2-0. 

If you can't beat 'em, KILL 'EM!

If you can't beat 'em, KILL 'EM!

Up next was Loki's Toys and the Goth Bondage Party. With both teams leaning on the throttle, even the fans got in on the carnage! When the final whistle blew, the Norse had blanked the Dark Elves 2-0.

Did I mention this was in the Norse Home stadium?

Did I mention this was in the Norse Home stadium?

In the Western Conference, we stop at the Ale & Anarchy division for The Cure facing the Springfield Atoms. In a methodical game of back and forth, the Atoms were unsuccessful to score, falling 1-0 to The Cure.

Here Stampy vents some frustration upon this hapless rotter.

Here Stampy vents some frustration upon this hapless rotter.

The next matchup was a Necromantic Undead showcase with Das Slaytanic Wermacht pitted against Nekromancies Folly. In another hotly contested matchup, the Wermacht were able to just outpace the opposition, posting a 1-0 win.

Wight on wight violence is an often under-reported crime.

Wight on wight violence is an often under-reported crime.

Over in the Salt Works, we continue our Necromantic coverage with Underworld: Blood Wars and the Speedy Demons. The Blood Wars team continued their momentum since the mid-season break, putting up a 3-1 win.

Not content with just a casualty, Nihilus also posted the final TD for the Necromantic team.

Not content with just a casualty, Nihilus also posted the final TD for the Necromantic team.

The remaining matchup saw the Dumpster Diving Lizards face the Street Fighter Elves. Despite a promising start, the Lizards were able to hold the Dark Elves at bay, winning 2-1.

Blue Streak has been redshifted.

Blue Streak has been redshifted.

We next move to the Europa Conference with our first stop in to the Old World division, were the Orion Magics faced the Dangerous Warriors. Despite an impressive number of casualties, the Warriors were unable to stop the Wood Elves, falling 2-1.

A spread offense helped the Zesinil secure the go ahead score.

A spread offense helped the Zesinil secure the go ahead score.

From there, we stop over to Da Wild Tings battling with Pax Romana. The lizards were able to prevent the greenskins from getting to the end zone, closing the game out 1-0.

If he keeps scoring touchdowns, I think he has his answer.

If he keeps scoring touchdowns, I think he has his answer.

Over in the Beheaded Kings division, we first see the matchup of the high elves of Old Orleans Saints #2 and the norse of Lets Go Beserk!!!! Not wanting to disappoint a home crows, the Saints managed a late equalizer to nab a 1-1 draw.

A rare sight these days, an uninjured High Elf!

A rare sight these days, an uninjured High Elf!

Our last matchup of the week was the Rockport Redbacks and Kiss of Death. With two-thirds of the game a near washout of torrential rain, and a T15 interception, the Chaos squad was able to hold off the Redbacks, winning 1-0.

The Redbacks never hold back, as this now dead beastman can attest.

The Redbacks never hold back, as this now dead beastman can attest.

That does it for the match recaps, time to point out the Conference Players of the Week

In the Eastern Conference, this prize goes to... THE HOME FANS OF LOKI's TOYS! These rowdy idiots accounted for 3 seperate casualties in the game including killing a berserker!

Talk about a rabid fan base!

Talk about a rabid fan base!

In the Western Conference, the Player of the Week honors are awarded to Nihilus Forever-Hungry for his efforts on both sides of the ball in this week's game.

Taking out a Blodging Tackler early and scoring late, Nihilus earned his salary for sure.

Taking out a Blodging Tackler early and scoring late, Nihilus earned his salary for sure.

In the Europa conference, the Player of the Week goes to Peste Dha Shyesh of Kiss of Death. His T15 interception secured the win for the Chaos crew.

To be fair, both teams have similar uniforms so it may have just been a misunderstanding.

To be fair, both teams have similar uniforms so it may have just been a misunderstanding.

Injury Report

  • Badly Hurt
    Hepatitis (STD Pros); Galnak Tear'Calf (Stinking Geysers); Pom-Pom, Strong Bad (Strong Bad's Awesome Team); Heimdal Solo, Lôrundoddr (Loki's Toys); Rubber Maid, Mistress Tickles (Goth Bondage Party); Brian the Dragonslayer (Nekromancies Folly);Caelmal, Tablaen (Speedy Demons); Ersnal (Street Fighter Elves); Treasure Hunter (Dumpster Diving Lizards); Gwythanur, Darhuir, Elanwe (Orion Magics); Kyle Broflovski (Dangerous Warriors); Damhan Alla (Rockport Redbacks); Saint Celedur (Old Orleans Saints #2); Langdóra (Lets Go Beserk!!!!)
  • Miss Next Game
    Zangief (Street Fighter Elves); 
  • Serious Injury
    Bro Namath - AG (#Swole); Thish'tigors -AG, Strong Sad - MA (Strong Bad's Awesome Team); Late To The Show -MA,  Thinks He a Merman Niggling Injury (Kingdom of the Misfit); Crazy Peter -ST, Phil Prebscott -ST (Rats Off To Ya!!); Mesis -MA (Speedy Demons); Chessorvir Niggling Injury (Orion Magics); Hadrian -MA (Pax Romana); Reichling Gerrtsch Niggling Injury, Tar Anttulla Niggling Injury (Rockport Redbacks); Slouk'gor -MA (Kiss of Death); Saint Tharranduil - MA (Old Orleans Saints #2); 
  • Death
    Jan Skylar (Rats Off To Ya!!); Venus Fly Trap (Loki's Toys); Azrael Abyss (Goth Bondage Party): Reyan Rotterdang (The Cure); M Bison (Street Fighter Elves); Blue Streak (Dumpster Diving Lizards); Sani Mon (Kiss of Death)

Our last item is for the Bloodiest Game of the Week. This honor was carried by the Orion Magics/Dangerous Warriors contest which saw 5 casualties.

If we go by efficiency, the Magics win with 1 casualty from 1 armor break.

If we go by efficiency, the Magics win with 1 casualty from 1 armor break.

That's about all the news that's fit to be told. Hopefully, these guys come back soon because I've run out of clever things to write. Until then, ALWAYS PRAISE NUFFLE!