Inside The NBP Week 8

Hello fans and blood bowlers and welcome to another edition of “Inside The NBP” the premiere recap show for Blood Bowl's number one league Nuffle Be Praised! I'm Crypt Collinsworth and this week we have a super sized episode of Inside the NBP! In addition to the usual match recaps, players of the week and injury report, we will also feature an extra special post-season spotlight by my colleague Howard Co-Hell! Like an Black Orc dying to hit a wood elf let's get right down to the action!

Our first match up in the Eastern Division North featured Snakbar7's Arctic Underoos vs Stimee's Strong Bad's Awesome Team. In a perfect example of why you must ALWAYS PRAISE NUFFLE and not insult or mock him, the Awesome team suffered not one but two one re-rolling one situations in the enemy end-zone, wiping out 2 touchdowns and leading to the 1 to 1 tie.

Homestar Runner on the ground after dealing with Nuffle

Homestar Runner on the ground after dealing with Nuffle

Next up we have DaltMC's #Swole taking on Mariogodzilla's Sticks and Stones. All the credit in the world must be given to Sticks and Stones for squaring up against the powerhouse #Swole outgunned and outmatched. After many punishing injuries #Swole won the match 2 to 0.

I thinking Drinking on the Pitch is actually against the By-laws but I'm not going to tell them

I thinking Drinking on the Pitch is actually against the By-laws but I'm not going to tell them

Moving over to the Western Division North we have CommieCOZY's Genetically Engineered Super-Elf High taking on Bortbot18's Goth Bondage Party. In a match that had Division-naming rights on the line, Goth Bondage Party pulled out the 2 to 1 victory over GESH.

GESH taking out Wedneday before she could use her safe word

GESH taking out Wedneday before she could use her safe word

Our next match up was to feature FatMarc4lyfe1's Odin's Finest taking on Hezekiah87's Green Plague. Unfortunately Odin's Finest couldn't get there VISA situation straightened out and had to forfeit the match to the Plague. 

This Referee was responsible for calling league officials to inform them that Odin's Finest could not make the match

This Referee was responsible for calling league officials to inform them that Odin's Finest could not make the match

Heading on over to the Western Conference first we check in with the Northern Division where Midway_Monster01's Varangian Guard took on Jonny_Mal's Springfield Atoms. Varangian Guard obviously had an eye on the post-season putting a hurting on The Atoms in a 2 to 0 stomping.

Hyglak taking a break from the maiming to score a touchdown 

Hyglak taking a break from the maiming to score a touchdown 

n our next match MrB1129's House Verindath took on Dymntd's Ol' Angry Ears. Unfortunately due to technical difficulty the game stream was not broadcast for this match up and we do not have coverage of the game. We do know that Ol' Angry Ears did win the match 2 to 1. 

This is a totally unrelated photo of a coin toss

This is a totally unrelated photo of a coin toss

In our final division match ups we head over to the Western Conference South where first Silaninil's World Wide Webz took on Josiah_Frost's Pax Romana. The Lizards had blood on their mind killing not one, not two, but three different members of World Wide Webz, on route to the 2 to 1 victory.

One of the many deaths caused by Pax Romana

One of the many deaths caused by Pax Romana

In our last match up Double Pastis' Dark Theory took on ChaseJJ's The Peasant Brigade. The Brigade went heavy on their foul-based game plan. While they were able to get an injury they could not get the touchdowns falling 2 to 1 to Dark Theory. That does it for the match recaps, lets head on over to John Maddening and the Players of the Week!

Familiar Photo of a Brigade player getting an injury off of a foul

Familiar Photo of a Brigade player getting an injury off of a foul

Thank you Crypt! Hello fans this John Maddening and I'm here to present the players of the week awards! Remember, the selection is based upon the players' on pitch performances for the week in review. We will choose 3 players. The first 2 choices will be awarded to stand out players in their conference and they will be awarded the “Conference Player of the Week” title. We then select the week's overall stand-out player for “League-wide Player of the Week”. Selection for league wide player of the week disqualifies that player from also winning the “Conference Player of the Week” title. Now with that out of the way lets get to the awards!

Our first award for “Eastern Conference Player of the Week” goes to Strong Bad's Awesome Teams Homestar Runner (Chaos Warrior) who inflicted three injuries against The Arctic Underoos.

Homestar Runner CW is coming for the players of the Blurst of The Blurst

Homestar Runner CW is coming for the players of the Blurst of The Blurst

Our next award for “Western Conference Player of The Week” goes to Pax Romana's Vespasian. The slippery little skink scored two touchdowns in Pax Romana's victory over the World Wide Webz.

Do all skinks have a lazy eye? Or just most of them?

Do all skinks have a lazy eye? Or just most of them?

Finally we give the award for “League-wide Player of the Week”. This week's award goes to #Swole's Brodolf Hitler. Who manged to cause 4 injuries and pick up 8 SPP in #Swole's one-sided beat-down of Sticks and Stones. 

That's one ugly Dwarf

That's one ugly Dwarf

That does it for the player of the week awards! Stay tuned as we head on over to Howard Co-Hell as he presents the NBP Injury Report as well as the post-season spotlight!

Enjoy the NBP Cheerleaders while we go to Commercial Break

Enjoy the NBP Cheerleaders while we go to Commercial Break

Hello fans this is Howard Co-Hell and I couldn't be happier to tell you that my agent has finally come through and I get to deliver the post-season spotlight But first we have to get through the Injury Report . Let's not waste any more time and get right down to the gory details! As you know, the injuries range from badly hurt, to missing the next game, to being prone to being injured again with a niggling injury, a permanent stat-down, and finally DEATH!

Badly Hurt - Eystein the Hunter, Finn Snorrason, and Hular Ulfedin from Arctic Underoos, Nimagaliel journey-elf and Naelendil from Sticks and Stones, 3LF-0004 from GESH, Wednesday and The Gimp from Goth Bondage Party, Carlton Carlson from Springfield Atoms, Eerikki from Varangian Guard, Marcus Aurelius from Pax Romana, Mennaen from Dark Theory, and Switch Sam from Peasant Brigade.

Miss Next Game - Snorre Dolluson from Arctic Underoos, Railardyn, Al'Niss Journey elf, and Mymil from Sticks and Stones, and Bernard Gumbel from Springfield Atoms.

Niggling Injury – none

Permanent Stat down – Bubz and Coach Z from Strong Bad's Awesome Team with Armor Value down, Skalla The Drunk from Arctic Underoos with Movement Allowance Down,

Death – Nagaffyn Journey-elf from Sticks and Stones, 3lf-0006 from GESH, Abraham Simpson from Springfield Atoms, Genrali, Hasnear and Kordror from World Wide Webz

Next up we give the award for bloodiest game of the week! This weeks award goes to the World Wide Webz vs Pax Romana Game! Even though other games featured more total injuries, this match up featured 3 deaths, more than earning the award for bloodiest game!

Only one injury for Pax Romana

Only one injury for Pax Romana

The three dead bodies formerly of World Wide Webz

The three dead bodies formerly of World Wide Webz

Normally this where we would wrap up the show and bid you adieu until next week! However as all you blood thirsty NBP fans know, week 8 was the last week of the regular season and next week starts our post-season play! The most prestigious portion of The NBP is of course “The Nuffle Challenge Series” our six team single elimination tournament to crown the champion of Nuffle Be Praised!

In the Nuffle Challenge Series format, the top ranked division winning-team from each conference earns the title of number one seed. This designation gives that team an automatic spot into the conference championship game and a bye out of the wild-card play off week.

The remaining division winning teams in each conference will face off in an elimination game with a “wild-card” team from each conference. The Wild-card is awarded to the highest ranked team in the conference that did not win their division. The winner of the wild-card games will face the number one seeds in each conference championship. The winner of those games will then face each other in the inter-conference Nuffle Be Praised Championship Game!

Let's take a look at the teams that have qualified for the Nuffle Challenge Series!

First up we have the number one seed in the Eastern Conference. DaltMC's #Swole! The drunken frat dwarves have taken the NBP by storm; remaining undefeated throughout the league in season one of play! A team anchored by brutal troll-slayers Lars Skulldrinker and Brodolf Hitler, #Swole bring a smash mouth style to NBP, setting out to prove that dwarves are the best race for drinking and fighting!

Can the drunken dwarves of #Swole win the Nuffle Challenge Series?

Can the drunken dwarves of #Swole win the Nuffle Challenge Series?

Moving over to the Western conference number one seed we have Midway_Monster01's Varangian Guard! The only undefeated team of the Western Conference, Varangian Guard have laid waste to all those who have stood in their way, including division rivals The Springfield Atoms. Will The Guard have what it takes to take The Nuffle Challenge Series?

The only Norse squad to qualify for The Nuffle Challenge Series, Varangian Guard are eager to show they reign supreme.

The only Norse squad to qualify for The Nuffle Challenge Series, Varangian Guard are eager to show they reign supreme.

Checking back in with the Eastern Conference we have the winner of the Eastern Conference South, Bortbot18's Goth Bondage Party. The Bondage Party never met a fight or a fetish ball they didn't want to attend. Can they take their attention of their S and M antics long enough to focus on winning the Challenge Series? They will face GESH in a tough rematch from last weeks slug-fest.

If this photo were to be sold on newsstands it would have to be covered by a brown bag.

If this photo were to be sold on newsstands it would have to be covered by a brown bag.

Our last division winner from The Western Conference South is Double Pastis' Dark Theory! Definitely the least talked about elite team in Nuffle Be Praised. Some think this “sleeper team” can take it all! They will have a tough wild-card match against Jonny_Mal's Springfield Atoms.

The other dark elf team to make the Nuffle Challenge Series, Dark Theory is out to prove they are the best Dark Elf Team in Nuffle Be Praised.

The other dark elf team to make the Nuffle Challenge Series, Dark Theory is out to prove they are the best Dark Elf Team in Nuffle Be Praised.

Lastly we take a look at our two wild card teams! First in the Eastern Conference we have CommieCozy's Genetically Engineered Super-Elf High! GESH narrowly missed winning the southern division, in their match up against Goth Bondage Party. Fortunately GESH will have a chance this week again to show why they believe High Elves grown in test tubes beat creepy bondage elves any day of the week.

Some members of GESH were uanble to appear as they were in their growth tanks recuperating from the game.

Some members of GESH were uanble to appear as they were in their growth tanks recuperating from the game.

Our last wild-card and playoff spot goes to Jonny_Mal's Springfield Atoms. At one point the Atoms were the odds on favorite to win the first seed of the Nuffle Challenge Series. After an upset loss to Ol' Angry Ears and another loss to the top seed Varangian Guard, The Springfield Atoms find themselves on the fringe of “The Nuffle Challenge Series”. Can they regain their shine and take the crown?

They Yellow Skinned crew from Springfield are ready to overcome adversity and get back into the thick of the post-season

They Yellow Skinned crew from Springfield are ready to overcome adversity and get back into the thick of the post-season

That does it for the Nuffle Challenge Series but not the post season! Next up we have the Mediocre Bowl Series! Made up of the 4th and 5th ranked teams in each conference, their will first be a Mediocre Bowl Game East and and Mediocre Bowl Game West. The winners of those games will then face off in the Mediocre Mega Bowl! Let's take a look at the match ups.

In the Mediocre Bowl East Hezekiah87's The Green Plague will take on Snakbar7's Arctic Underoos! A classic match up of Orc vs Norse who will earn their spot in the mega bowl?

In the Mediocre Bowl West we have Josiah_Frost's Pax Romana taking on Silaninil's World Wide Webz! After a three death slaughtering at the hands of Pax Romana, can World Wide Webz exact revenge and knock off the Lizards en-route to qualifying for the Mediocre Mega Bowl?

Lastly for the rest of the teams in Nuffle Be Praised we have our Blurst of The Blurst tournament! In a format that will mirror the Nuffle Challenge series. The “Top” 2 remaining teams will recevive a bye in the opening round. Teams ranked 7th and 8th in each conference will play an elimination game. The winners of those games will play the “top” remaining teams in an elimination game. Finally the winners of those games will face off in the Blurst of the Blurst finals!

First we have the two teams that will be getting the byes we have Stimee's Strong Bad's Awesome Team and Dymntd's Ol' Angry Ears!

In the first round match ups of the Blurst of the Blurst Fatmarc4lyfe1's Odin's Finest will take on MarioGodzilla's Sticks and Stones and MrB1129's House Verindath will take on ChaseJJ's The Peasant Brigade.

Don't forget we have great prizes on the line in the post season. The winner of the Nuffle Challenge Series will win a 25 dollar Amazon Gift Card! The winner of the bowl challenge series will win a 20 dollar play-station card! The winner of the Blurst of The Blurst will win a 10 dollar play-station card!

Well folks that does it for this edition of Inside The NBP, I''m Howard Co-Hell, for Crypt Collinsworth and John Maddening, thanks for tuning in and remember to always Praise Nuffle!