Inside the NBP - Season 2, Week 5

Hello fans and blood bowlers Crypt Collinsworth thanks for tuning in to another edition of Inside the NBP! This episode we bring you the second week of intra-conference, inter-divisional play, the players of the week, our injury report, as well the finals of the Ronnie Rott Invitational! To kick things off let's head over to Ronnie Rott who has the results of the finals of the Ronnie Rott Invitational!

Thanks as always Crypt! I'm in a festively festering mood tonight because in addition to the all the great pro matches we have to recap we have the results of the first ever Ronnie Rott Invitational as well! As you all know the first ever RRI featured 8 necromantic teams squaring off with 8 un-dead teams to decide which coach would earn the right to be called Mr. Rotten!

The final match featured DoublePastis and his Undead Queens vs ChaseJJ's necro squad, The Monstrosities of the Deep! In a great back and forth contest where flesh golems clashed with mummies, and where queens and Captains went down alike, Chase JJ came out the victory with the 1 to 0 score. Earning the Monstrosities of the Deep the Crown as winners of the first ever Ronnie Rott Invitational and Chase JJ the title of Mr Rotten! NBP officials would like to thank coach DoublePastis for agreeing to play the match in prime-time to allow for maximum exposure!

Will we see Monstrosities of the Deep in NBP Pro league?

Will we see Monstrosities of the Deep in NBP Pro league?

Now that we've got the RRI wrapped up lets check in on those intra-conference match ups! First up we have a rematch from Last Season's Eastern Conference Final as Goth Bondage Party took on #Swole! The leather-clad dark elves were able to avenge their first season overtime loss, defeating #Swole 2 to 0 and solidifying their hold on the Deep Dark Division!

Mistress Tickles scoring a touchdown, unfortunately she went down with injury shortly after.

Mistress Tickles scoring a touchdown, unfortunately she went down with injury shortly after.

Next up Tar and Feather's Rolling Bones took on Deep Dark's Green Plague. High stakes for both teams as Rolling Bones looked to extend their lead in Tar and Feather and Green Plague is fighting for a slim chance at the division. The Orcs stepped up to the Undead threat, defeating Rolling Bones 1 to 0 and keeping their hopes alive.

The Orc scored the only touchdown of the match.

The Orc scored the only touchdown of the match.

In a match pitting bash vs agility Strong Bad's Awesome Team took on Pine Crags Pronghorn in a bloody affair! Though the Awesome team was able to injury 3 wood elves including 2 movement downs, the superior positioning and movement of the elves forced the match to a 1 to 1 tie.

 

It might not look like much, but this is a shot of one of the most ridiculous scatter in NBP History.

It might not look like much, but this is a shot of one of the most ridiculous scatter in NBP History.

In the last match up in the Eastern Conference Loki's Toys clashed with Gremlins 2. Loki's Toys is not eliminated from post season contention yet; however the string of bad luck continued for Gremlins 2 as they came up short against the fighting Norse-men losing 2 to 0.

The Norse is strong with this one! Heimdal Solo scores his first TD since joining Loki's Toys from The Norse Awakens.

The Norse is strong with this one! Heimdal Solo scores his first TD since joining Loki's Toys from The Norse Awakens.

Next we head over to the Western Conference where in our first match up Slingers took on Club 27 in a battle of the undead! In a match that saw a lot of bashing and a lot of failed regeneration, time ran out ending the match in a 2 to 2 tie.

The fans in the stadium were eager to see regeneration work with their own eyes!

The fans in the stadium were eager to see regeneration work with their own eyes!

Next up saw first place Dumpster Diving Lizards take on a resurgent Sticks and Stones looking to pick up another win and move up in the Salt Works Division. Alas the luck finally ran out on Sticks and Stones, as the bash caught up to them and the numbers game allowed Dumpster Diving Lizards to pick up the win 2 to 0.

Gristle McThornbody already paying dividends for Dumpster Diving Lizards.

Gristle McThornbody already paying dividends for Dumpster Diving Lizards.

In our third match up of the conference The Dead Men of Dunharrow exhumed themselves and met Varangian Guard for a match. In a tough back and forth contest that saw veteran Helfdane enter Valhalla from a well placed Mummy Pile-on, Varangian Guard were able to hold on and win the match 2 to 1.

It's interesting to note that whether riding a water-slide or piling on, the Mummy's motion is identical.  

It's interesting to note that whether riding a water-slide or piling on, the Mummy's motion is identical.

 

In a match up between the bottoms of the 2 divisions of the Western Conference, The Theten Second Coming took on The Springfield Atoms. In a match that typified the type of problems that Atoms are having season 2 they just couldn't get on solid footing to take the lead, stalling out in a 1 to 1 tie with the Lizard adherents of L Ron Hubbard.

The Former Armen Tamzarin injured at the hands of a Saurus.

The Former Armen Tamzarin injured at the hands of a Saurus.

Moving on to NBP Europa we have a match up between first place Brittany Privateers 2 and Bootsers. The Thieving Rats were able to keep their dominance over their division racking up another victory with a 2 to 1 win over the lizard squad. Will anyone step up to challenge The Privateers 2?

The credit for this touchdown should actually go to Chirruk for setting up the play.

The credit for this touchdown should actually go to Chirruk for setting up the play.

Next up first place Kiss of Death took on Pax Romana in a match with implications for both, as Kiss of Death looked to keep control of their division and Pax Romana would love a win to try to pull closer in theirs. Unfortunately neither team got what they wanted as the match ended in a 0 to 0 draw.

ne of Kiss of Death's beast-man going down from the lizard bash.

ne of Kiss of Death's beast-man going down from the lizard bash.

In our third conference match up, Dangerous Warriors took the pitch against Treehuggers Affiliated in a wild and bloody match. Eric Cartman stood out as the star of the game scoring both of the touchdowns for Dangerous Warriors in their 2 to 1 victory.

Bad news someone has to inform Telnil's family, good news more fertilizer for their forest

Bad news someone has to inform Telnil's family, good news more fertilizer for their forest

Finally in our last match Dungeon and Dragqueens clashed with Rockport Redbacks. Though both teams have had their struggles this season, Dungeon and Dragqueens were able to notch a win for their belts defeating Rockport Redbacks 1 to 0.

The lone touchdown of the day belong to Bara . . bara . . .this high elf guy!

The lone touchdown of the day belong to Bara . . bara . . .this high elf guy!

That does it for all the match recaps let's shoot back over to Crypt Collinsworth!

Thanks Ronnie! What great action this week! Of course all that action leads to our next segment here which is of course our Players of the Week! Let's send it over to the one and only John Maddening to give us this weeks stand out performers!

Thanks Crypt! Hello once again and welcome to the Players of the Week! This week was full of exciting action and we have a lot of stand out players to pick from! Let's get to the awards!

First up we give the award for Player of the Week East! This week's award goes to Heimdal Solo from Loki's Toys! Heimdal scored 2 tds in Loki's Toys win over Gremlins 2! In just his first match after being promoted to Loki's Toys from development Squad The Norse Awakens, Heimdal is already showing that he is an asset for Loki's Toys

 

Next the award for Player of the Week West goes to rascally skink formerly of Dave Ryder's Space Mutiny and now of Dumpster Diving Lizards Gristle McThornbody! Gristle earned 6 spp from 2 touchdowns in Dumpster Diving Lizards victory over Sticks and Stones

 

For the Player of the Week Europa we award the title to Eric Cartman from Dangerous Warriors who earned 7 SPP in the Warriors win over Treehuggers Affiliated.

 

Finally we of course give out the award for Player of the League! This weeks clear winner with most overall SPP is Eric Cartman from Dangerous Warriors! The other players will be forced to Respect Cartman's Authority now!

 

That does it for the Players of the Week let's head back over to Crypt!

Great work as always John, it must be tough to pick the stand outs every week knowing you are sure to get death threats from the players you've looked over! We are getting ready to wrap things up for this edition of Inside The NBP but before we could do that we of course have to stop by Howard Co-Hell and the Injury Report! So let's head over their now!

Hello fans this is Howard Co-Hell and I've got another edition of the injury report and bloodiest game of the week for your ghoulish viewing pleasure. Our injury report is of course organized by severity, starting with the badly hurts, then the miss next games, then the niggling injuries, the permanent stat downs and then the deaths!

Badly Hurt – Brotato Chip from #Swole; Mistress Tickles from Goth Bondage Party;Keith Moon from Rolling Bones; Ugroth Eat'Spleen from The Green Plague; Ballandar Journeyelf from Pine Crags Pronghorn; Nizuk Journey Rat, Hihlutch, Little Scuttler Journey Rat, and Remy from Gremlins 2; Orlock from Club 27; Ewan the Barber from Slingers; Belerafein journey elf, and Talenfel from Sticks and Stones; Ager from Varangian Guard; Punch RockGroin from The Theten Second Coming; Scalplitch Barber Rouge from Brittany Privateers 2; Rikkit Del Shen from Kiss of Death; Hadrian from Pax Romana; Celrond, Rambo and Fyanfel from Tree Huggers Affiliated.

Miss Next Game – Painjoy and Furious Jorg; Bronitio Muscelini from #Swole; Dorun Journeyelf and Lithnost from Sticks and Stones; Seymour Skinner from Springfield Atoms; Marcus Aurlius from Pax Romana; Drago from Tree Huggers Affiliated.

Niggling Injury – None

Stat Down – Findal and Berethor from Pine Crags Pronghorn with Movement down; Ulric the Maimer from Slingers with movement down; Jimi Hendrix from Club 27 with armor down; Far-Fagos form Kiss of Death with armor down; MugPar from Kiss of death with Agility down.

Death – Mashed Brotatoes from #Swole; Helfdane from Varangian Guard; Telinil from Tree Huggers Affiliated.

Finally to tie it all together we give out the award for Bloodiest Game of the Week! This week's award goes to #Swole vs Goth Bondage Party! Which featurd 6 casualites including 2 miss next games, and the death of beloved frat boy Mashed Brotatoes! We here at Inside the NBP raise our glasses to Mashed Brotatoes! Chug a lug in the afterlife dwarf-man chug a lug!

 

2 Miss next games and a badly hurt.

2 Miss next games and a badly hurt.

Herein lies the body of Mashed Brotatoes, we hardly knew ye!

Herein lies the body of Mashed Brotatoes, we hardly knew ye!

That does it for me here back to you Crypt!

 

Thank you Howard! For all my colleagues here in the studio this has been another edition of Inside the NBP, I'm Crypt Collinsworth thanking you for tuning in and remember to always praise Nuffle!