Welcome once again fans and blood bowlers! It's Crypt Collinsworth here to bring you another edition of Inside The NBP! This week featured our first week of Intra-conference, inter-divisional play! We've got a huge recap for you tonight, featuring all twelve match recaps, and update on the Ronnie Rott Invitational, our Players of the Week, and of course our injury report.
I know all you bowlers out there are fiending for some news from the pitch so let's send it over to Ronnie Rott with our weekly games recap!
Thank you Crypt! It's Mr. Rotten himself folks Ronnie Rotten here to bring you the week four recaps you crave so badly! Like a buncha skaven skagheads jonesing for a fix, Ronnie's got the prescription you all need. Before we get into the matches first let's take a look at the Semi-final bracket for the Ronnie Rott Invitational!
The Undead Queens vs NBP Restless Dread
Necromantic match up
Monstrosities of the Deep vs The Family Addams
We are destined to have an undead team and a necromantic team in the final! Make sure to tune into Cabal vision for all the great action in the Ronnie Rott Invitational! Now that we have that out of the way let's get to the Nuffle Be Praised Pro League week four match ups!
This week saw our first matches of inter-divisional play, as the 2 divisions in each conference matched up by record to play on the pitch. We start things off with The Tar and Feather and Deep Dark Division as first placed Rolling Bones took on first place Goth Bondage Party. The leather-clad delves of punishment dished out the pain, injuring key Wight Hillel Slovak en-route to the 2 to 1 victory.
Next up Pine Crags Pronghorn took on #Swole. Though they took full advantage of their agility and the skillsets of their war-dancers, The Pronghorn could not overcome the bash bros of the #Swole house. Losing 2 to 1 in a game that saw head coach CommieCozy fire The Pronghorn Tree-man Stonepine DeepTrunk after the match.
In the battle of the third ranked teams, Loki's Toys took on Strong Bad's Awesome Team. Right from the outset Strong Bad's Awesome Team were gunning for blood. Killing a player on the opening turn and never letting up the pressure, winning 2 to 1 and causing permanent scarring to the Norsemen of Loki's Toys.
In the battle of the last place teams in the Eastern Conference The Green Plague squared off with Gremlins 2. In a low scoring match that featured a lot of control from the Orcs, Gremlins 2 were unable to get on the scoreboard, fighting valiantly in a 1 to 0 losing effort.
Next we head over to the Western Conference where Ale and Anarchy clashed with the Salt Works! In our first match up Slingers met the Dumpster Diving Lizards. In the clash of undead and lizard man neither team we're able to keep momentum leading to the 1 to 1 tie.
In the match up of the second place teams Club 27 tangled with Sticks and Stones. Despite having to rely on so many journeymen, Sticks and Stones had a Wizard up their sleeve as well as break out star Heithra. Who was all over the pitch on offense and defense, helping Sticks and Stones secure the 2 to 0 victory and their third consecutive win.
In the battle of the 3s The Theten Second Coming took on The Varangian Guard. The Season 1 champion Varangian Guard were able to get back to their winning ways, picking up the 2 to 0 victory over the Scientologist Lizards.
In the battle of the last place teams in the western conference, The Dead Men of Dunharrow met up with The Springfield Atoms. The Atoms were able to slide out of their season 2 funk, displacing the Dead Men 2 to 0 to pick up the win and keep their season hopes alive.
Now we head over to our Euro conference where we have the battle of first place teams between Brittany Privateers 2 and Kiss of Death. Like the first place match up in the western conference, the teams were too evenly matched to get the advantage on the other, leading to a 1 to 1 tie as time ran out.
In the battle of the second place squads, Dangerous Warriors took on Bootsers. In a high scoring game that went back and forth time ran out before either time could score the game winning touchdown in a 2 to 2 tie.
Our third place match in Europa was a elf off! Between Tree Huggers Affiliated and Dungeon and Dragqueens. Despite the match featuring high elves and wood elves, 2 of the traditionally highest scoring teams in Blood Bowl, the match was a low scoring defensive affair, that ended tied 1 to 1.
Finally in our last match up, Rockport Redbacks took on Pax Romana. The Redbacks had a reputation for being hard hitting for humans, however they were no match for the lizard squad, and their troubles continued as they suffered casualties and the inability to put up any touchdowns losing 2 to 0.
That does it for the match recaps let's send it back over to Crypt!
Thank you Mr. Rott another great recap from one of the very best. Okay Now that we've got the match recaps done it's time for the Players of the Week with John Maddening!
Thank you again Crypt! John Maddening here with the week 4 players of the week! You fans out there know the drill, we pick one player from each conference to be player of the week and then we pick one player from that group to be the player of the league for the week.
Let's start it off with the Eastern Conference where the award goes to Goth Bondage Party's sultry witch elf Mistress Tickles! Who scored 2 touchdowns and committed a casualty in Goth Bondage Party's victory over Rolling Bones.
Next up for Western Conference Player of the Week, this one isn't even close folks as we give the award to Heithra from Sticks and Stones! Scoring an incredible 13 SPP, including game MVP 2 TDs and a Casualty.
Next up for Europa Conference Player of the Week we pick Dangerous Warriors Eric Cartman! Eric scored a TD and caused a CAS in Dangerous Warriors match in week 4.
Finally we crown the award for Player of the League. I think we already know who the award is going to don't we? The Award goes to Heithra! Sticks and Stones intrepid Wood elf lineman! A lineman winning Player of the League! Talk about insanity!
That does it for the Players of the Week, back to you Crypt!
Thanks John! What a crazy week of action here in Nuffle Be Praised and we aren't through yet! To bring you the macabre run down of all the weeks mutilations as well as the bloodies game of the week let's send it over to Howard Co-Hell and the NBP injury report!
Thank you Mr Collinsworth. Hello again ladies and ghouls, this is Howard Co-Hell and I'm here with the most important part of the weekly recap the injury report. As you know by now the injuries are ranked from less severe to more severe. Starting with the badly hurts, then the miss next game, the niggling injuries, the permanent stat downs, and finally the deaths. We will take a quick break and then we will take a look at this weeks maimings.
Badly Hurt – Hillel Slovak from Rolling Bones; Azrael Abyss from Goth Bondage Party; Gaussrond, Stone Pine Deeptrunk and Journeyelf Telithra from Pine Crags Pronghorn; Bro Namath from #Swole; Homsar from Strong Bad's Awesome Team; Ulver the Hunter from Loki's Toys; Mr Jingles from Gremlins 2; Trash Picker from Dumpster Diving Lizards; Ewan The Barber from Slingers; Journeyelves Lothaste and Berethril from Sticks and Stones; Dickie Pride from Club 27; Will Smith and Xenu from The Theten Second Coming; Morris Szyslak from Springfield Atoms; Titus the Jointless from Dead Men of Dunharrow; Hihtk from Britanny Privateers 2; Adohigartsa and Kwe de Zigguarat from Bootsers; Domhan Alla and Brett Bassaniana from Rockport Redbacks; Nero, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius from Pax Romana.
Miss Next Game – Oren from Loki's Toys; Pinky from Gremlins 2; Chessyth and Tom Spleen from Slingers; Shaggie Cornu from Kiss of Death; Alain Armiarma from Rockport Redbacks.
Niggling Injury – Ricky Martin from The Theten Second Coming; Cry'nogors from Dangerous Warriors.
Stat downs – Eilifbera from Loki's Toys with movement down; Nicole Kidman from The Theten Second Coming with strength down; Tlaxitzaslat from Bootsers with Armor down; Daugonathion Elenelon from Dungeon and Dragqueens with agility down.
Death – Longvar from Loki's Toys.
That does it for the injuries and now as we always do we close Inside the NBP with the bloodiest game of the week. This week's award goes to Strongbad's Awesome Team vs Loki's Toys with 5 casualties including a missed next game, a movement down stat injury and a death!
Well that does it for the weekly injuries back to you Crypt!
Thanks Howard! That does it folks another edition of Inside the NBP. For Ronnie Rott, John Maddening, and Howard Co-Hell I'm Crypt Collinsworth saying thanks for tuning in and remember to always Praise Nuffle!