Hello fans and blood bowlers I'm Crypt Collinsworth and welcome to another edition of the Nuffle Be Praised Weekly Recap Show! The premiere recap show for the most exciting league in all of Blood Bowl. This week we have another full slate of inter-conference games to recap for you as well our usual players of the week awards and the injury report!
Before we kick off the action we must first deal with some league business. With deep regret we must announce that due to an unforeseen situation out of the league's control we have had no choice but to replace coach Nollix and the Aztecs. We wish coach Nollix all the best in his future endeavors and hope someday to see the Aztecs back in Nuffle Be Praised.
Nollix's departure has left an opening in the the Western Conference South; which we are proud to announce has been filled by new coach Josiah_Frost and his Pax Romana Lizard Squad! Due to the unique circumstances of having to replace a team mid-season and in order to give Josiah_Frost a chance at post season play, Pax Romana will assume the Aztecs win/loss record for the current season. Lets all take a moment to welcome Josiah_Frost and Pax Romana into Nuffle Be Praised!
Now that we have gotten the league business out of the way let's get to the action and with the week 5 match recaps! Let's start things off with the first ranked team in the Eastern Conference Bortbot18's Goth Bondage Party taking on eighth ranked ChaseJJ's The Peasant Brigade! Despite coming into the game as the heavy favorites, The Goth Bondage Party suffered heavy casualties and were unable to seal the deal, ending the game in a 1 to 1 tie.
Our second match featured DaltMC's second ranked #Swole against the seventh ranked Dymntd's Ol' Angry Ears. The Frat boys continued their run of dominance against Dymntd's dark elf squad, picking up the win with a score of 1 to 0.
Next up CommieCozy's third place Genetically Engineered Super-Elf High (GESH) matched up with sixth place in the west MrB1129's House Verindath. GESH were unable to counteract their recent slide, losing 3 to 1 against House Verindath and dropping their second game in a row.
The fourth match up featured Snakbar7's fourth place Arctic Underoos vs the Debuting Pax Romana of Coach Josiah_Frost. Pax Romana proved a worthy edition Nuffle Be Praised. Matching up evenly with The Arctic Underoos and finishing the game with a 2 to 2 tie.
In our fifth showdown Heziakah87's fifth place The Green Plague took on Silaninil's fourth place in the west World Wide Webz. The Green Plague stopped World Wide Webz recent winning streak; exerting their orcish will and winning the match 2 to 1.
In our sixth match, Stimee's sixth ranked Strong Bad's Awesome Team clashed with Double Pastis' third place in the West Dark Theory. Dark Theory showed why they are the elite Dark Elf team in the Western Conference picking up the win against a tough Chaos squad 2 to 1. For a more in-depth coverage of this match up check out the most recent Thursday night blood bowl recap.
The seventh mach of the week saw MarioGodzilla's seventh place Sticks and Stones take on Midway Monster_01's second place in the West Varangian Guard. The Varangian Guard continued their winning ways picking up a 2 to 0 victory and solidifying their position as an elite team in the Western Conference and perhaps all of Nuffle Be Praised.
Our last match recap features FatMarc4Lyfe1's eighth ranked Odin's Finest taking on Jonny_Mals' top ranked in the West Springfield Atoms. The Atoms showed again why they are the top ranked team in all of Nuffle Be Praised, dispatching Odin's Finest in a 3 to 1 triumph.
Now that we have finished our match recaps, lets take a look at the current division and conference standings. First in the Eastern Conference North Division #Swole is in first position with 8 points and a 3 point lead over the second place Arctic Underoos with 5 points. Coming in third place Strong Bad's Awesome Team has 3 points followed closely by Sticks and Stones with 2.
In the Southern Division of the Eastern Conference there is a tight race going as The Goth Bondage Party is in first place with 7 points, followed closely by The Green Plague with 6 points, and GESH with 5 points. Odin's Finest is in the bottom of the division with 1 point.
Moving over to the Western Conference starting in the North division we have The Sprinfield Atoms and the Varangian Guard both with 9 points, however the guard trails the Atoms in SPP with only 62 to the Atoms 89, putting them in second place in the division. In third House Verindath is surging with 4 points and Ol' Angry Ears is in fourth place with 2 points.
In our final division, the western conference south Dark Theory is in strong first place position with 8 points. Followed by World Wide Webz and Pax Romana with 4 points and The Peasant Brigade in fourth place with 2.
Now lets take a look at the conference standings and see which teams are poised to make a run to the playoffs and which teams will be relegated to the Blurst of the Blurst. In the Eastern Conference #Swole has taken the first place spot with 8 points. In close second The Goth Bondage Party has 7 points. The Green Plague is in third place with 6 points. GESH and Arctic Underoos are in fourth and fifth place respectively with 5 points each. Strong Bad's Awesome team is in sixth with 3 points. The bottom of the conference is rounded out by Sticks and Stones with 2 points and Odin's finest with 1.
Moving on to the Western Conference the disparity between the top and bottom ranked teams is much more apparent. In first place with the most overall SPP and 9 points is The Springfield Atoms. In second also with 9 points we have Varangian Guard. Dark Theory is in third place with 8 points. Next up Pax Romana, World Wide Webz and House Verindath are in fourth, fifth and sixth place with 4 points each. In the bottom of the conference we have Ol' Angry Ears and The Peasant Brigade in seventh and eighth place with 2 points each. That's all for our match recaps, lets send it over to John Maddening for this week's players of the week!
Thank you Crypt! Hello fans this John Maddening here 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 the Eastern Conference Player of the Week and is awarded to Strong Bad's Awesome Team's freshly promoted Chaos Warrior Homestar Runner! Featuring a deadly combination of Jump Up and Mighty Blow, Homestar Runner earned the honors with 2 confirmed injuries against Dark Theory. A third injury, a death to Celirthea was thwarted by Dark Theory's skilled apothecary.
Our next award is for Western Conference Player of the Week and is awarded to Varangian Guard's vicious new Ulf-werener Drac Mac Syro. Another promotion from within the Nuffle Be Praised's transfer system Drac earned his honors with a key injury and rushing touchdown in The Guard's Victory over Sticks and Stones.
Finally we award the title for League-wide Player of the Week. This week's award goes to The Arctic Underoos Thrower Abolfr! Abolfr earned this award with a stellar performance throwing a touchdown pass, killing an opposing player and scoring a rushing touchdown! Congratulations go to all of our winners this week and stay tuned for the Injury Report!
Hello fans, this is Howard Co-Hell and welcome to the Nuffle Be Praised weekly injury report. This week was packed full of injuries so lets get right down to the bloody details!
First up we have the badly hurts. These players just need to rub a little dirt on it and get back into the action!
Badly Hurt – Izakael Nevermore, Bol Gag, and Hot Breath from Goth Bondage Party, Bro Namath from #Swole, Saerig The Silent Knife from House Verindath, 3lf-0002 from GESH, Tiberius and Marcus Aurelius from Pax Romana, Fimlor and Anbaire from Dark Theory, Halga from Varangian Guard, Heithra from Sticks and Stones, and Barkrfriar from Odin's Finest.
Next up we have our miss next game, these players will have to set out a full game to recover from their injuries.
MNG – Manson Reznor from Goth Bondage Party, Laeth from Ol' Angry Ears, Homsar from Strong Bad's Awesome Team, and Drederick Tatum from Springfield Atoms.
Next we have the niggling injuries. A niggling injury can be a death sentence for a player as the extra chance to injury makes them a liability for their team.
Niggling – Eilifbjorg from Arctic Underoos, Al'ath from Sticks and Sones, Anleifr Petmarr from Odin's Finest.
After the Nigglings we have the permanat stat downs. These players are so shaken up from their injury that they lose a little bit in the old stat department.
Stat Downs – Agniodrr fro Odin's Finest with Armor value down, Apu Nahasapimapetelan from The Springfield Atoms with Armour Value Down.
Lastly we have that final stop for all blood bowl players. Death! This week might have been our bloodiest yet!
Death – Kart Cater from The Peasant Brigade, Master Simon from The Goth Bondage Party, Nerva from Pax Romana, and Grettirdor from Odin's Finest!
Finally before we go away for another week we have to showcase this week's bloodiest game! This week was a tough choice as we had 2 games that featured 6 injuries each. Goth Bondage Party vs The Peasant Brigade and Odin's Finest vs The Springfield Atoms. After much thought the award goes to Odin's Finest vs The Springfield Atoms! Even though The Bondage Party vs Brigade featured 2 deaths, the severity of the injuries overall was worse in the Atoms/Finest match up!
Well folks that wraps up another edition of the Nuffle Be Praised weekly recap show! For Crypt Collinsworth and John Maddening I'm Howard Co-Hell thanks for tuning in and remember to always Praise Nuffle!