Hello fans and blood bowlers and welcome to the Conference Final week edition of Inside The NBP! As always I'm your host Crypt Collinsworth, we've got 5 big post season games to cover for you today. Including in depth coverage of The Mediocre Mega-Bowl and both Conference final games!
We will also have a special edition of our players of the week awards, known as “Players of the Game” in which we pick the stand out player in each of the Mediocre Mega-Bowl and the Conference Final games. We will also have our injury report with the bloodiest game of the week, as well as both the Blurst of The Blurst and Nuffle Challenge Series Final preview match ups, including interviews with coaches from each team in the Nuffle Challenge Series!
We start our action this week at the Blurst of The Blurst Eastern Conference Final as Stimee's Strong Bad's Awesome Team took on MarioGodzilla's Sticks and Stones. In an absolutely one-sided mauling that including the death of one of Sticks and Stones War Dancers, The Awesome Team won 4 to 0 against a listless elf opposition.
In The Blurst of The Blurst Western Final, ChaseJJ's The peasant brigade took on Dymntd's Ol' Angry Ears. In an absolutely brutal game, full of injuries, and fouls, Ol' Angry Ears took the win 1-0 after removing almost all of The peasant brigade from the pitch!
With the results of the Blurst of The Blurst semi finals, Strong Bad's Awesome team will advance to take on Dymntd's Ol' Angry Ears in the Blurst of The Blurst Finals! More information on when you can catch that game live later in the broadcast!
Now that we've covered the Blurst of The Blurst matches it's time to move our attention over to the final match up of The Mediocre Bowl Series, The Mediocre Mega Bowl! The two teams in the mega bowl qualified by winning the Mediocre Bowl East and West last week against tough competition! Let's go down to the pitch and check out the action, with our new correspondent hall of fame former un-dead player Ronnie Rott! Take it over Ronnie!
Thanks Crypt! Today's match up for The Mediocre Mega Bowl features eastern representative Snakbar7's Arctic Underoos against western representative Josiah_Frost's Pax Romana! Who who prevail and win the first ever Mediocre Mega Bowl?!
The Norsemen take the ball to start the match up, and attempt to get their runners downfield in position to score. Tiberius and Pax Romana have other ideas of course, putting a brutal hit on Skalladis right of the bat!
After Arctic Underoos regroup they are able to take advantage of a crack in the defense and advance their runner deep into Pax Romana's pitch. However you can never count out skink mobility, as Pax Romana was able to get the assisted block by getting two skinks downfield on the runner. After the successful knockdown it was a mad scramble for the ball as neither the skinks nor the Norse could get a-hold of it.
The skink distraction successfully prevented Arctic Underoos to get on the board with a touchdown before half time, with both teams leaving the pitch in a 0 all tie.
The Skinks have come out with blood-lust in their eyes, taking advantage of the Saurus strength assists, they lay a hit on beloved Arctic Underoos runner Eilifbjorg that kills him!
The Crowd erupts with delight as the death is called out in the stadium! Death is not always the end in blood bowl though and Arctic Underoos quickly dispatch their apothecary onto the pitch to try and save their popular runner.
The skilled hands of the apothecary has avoided the death! The bloody hungry fans boo in disgust as Eilifbjorg makes his way off the pitch assisted, only to collapse in a pile on the sidelines. With the ball open in the middle of the pitch, one of Pax Romana's skinks scoops it up and makes a dash up the pitch. Not to be deterred one of The Ulfwerener succeeds a risky dodge out and blitzes the skink ball carrier!
But this is no ordinary skink! With a sick gleam in his eye Vespasian seems to say bring it on and he squares his shoulders and actually knocks the blitzing ulfwerener down and stuns him!
With no one on the pitch to match the speed of the skinks, its only a matter of a few turns before Pax Romana is out of reach and they are able to score the game winning touchdown! Defeating Arctic Underoos 1 to 0 in the Mediocre Mega Bowl! Let's take a look at the stat line!
Now let's head back to the studio for a moment before we move on to our next game! Thank you Ronnie! Our next match we have for you tonight is our Western Conference Final match up between Midway_Monster01's undefeated Varangian Guard vs Jonny_Mal's Springfield Atoms! The winner of this match will be the western conference representative in the Nuffle Challenge Series Final! Let's head back to special correspondent Ronnie Rott For all the on-field action!
Thank you once again Crypt and do to the wonders of Wizards I come to you here live at The Springfield Atoms Stadium, to bring you the highly anticipated Western Conference Final between Varangian Guard and The Springfield Atoms! The winner of today's match will earn a spot in the NBP Championship match The Nuffle Challenge Series!
Now this will be the third time this season these teams have met, by virtue of being division rivals. The first match ended in a tie, the second was a victory for Varangian Guard, can The Springfield Atoms avenge their loss and make their way into the Nuffle Challenge Series? Let's Find out
The Springfield Atoms have many quality players on their squad, from thrower Diamond Joe Quimby to talented Ogre Stampy. Do they have the tools to stop an undefeated Varangian Guard?
A full strength Norse Team is a terrifying prospect you are talking about two ulfwereners and the Yhetee! Varangian Guard have been poised and practiced for this moment! Can the leagues most disciplined Norse Squad prevail?
The Atoms have one the coin toss and choose to receive the ball to start the match. They waste no time going to their MVP Ogre Stampy who lays a vicious shot onto Eerikki, injuring the Lineman to start the match!
The Springfield Atoms are careless in their positioning however, and after some thoughtful moving and good armor breaks, Diamond Joe Quimby took a shot and lost possession of the ball! Varangian Guard's Roneth doesn't hesitate to pick it up and make a dash for the end-zone. With Stampy bone-heading at such a crucial time, their leaves little opposition to stop the touchdown!
There simply isn't going to be enough time remaining in the half for The Springfield Atoms to get on the board. Varangian Guard continues to play outstanding defense, protecting their players and preventing any type of desperation score to end the half.
The Springfield Atoms look revitalized to star the second half as they regain their bashing reputation putting a lick on Vidar that knocks the norsemen out of the game.
Despite bringing renewed bashing intensity The Springfield Atoms can not break past Varangian Guard's defenses, watching helplessly as Halga advances the ball with an escort of ulfwereners and a Yhetee. The Atoms only chance would be if Stampy would stop bone-heading and play like the MVP that got The Springfield Atoms to this game!
Varangian Guard are too determined, they want the match up more, after clearing the pitch of any opposition Halga scores the second touchdown of the match, putting the dagger into The Springfield Atoms 2 to 0.
Now that the game is firmly out of reach it seems likely finally Stampy is ready to contribute, getting a meaningless game ending injury on Helfdane. That will do it folks, Varangian Guard has defeated The Springfield Atoms and will be the Western Conference representative in the final match of the Nuffle Challenge Series! Let's take a look at the stat line while we send it back up to Crypt Collinsworth while I prepare for another wizard teleport!
Thank you Ronnie, we've got one more huge match up for you this week fans, as DaltMC's undefeated #Swole takes on Bortbot18's Goth Bondage Party in the Eastern Conference Finals of the Nuffle Challenge series! Let's get back down to the field as Ronnie Rott should be teleporting in at any moment!
Thanks again Crypt! I'm once again Ronnie Rott here to bring you our last big game of the week in our Eastern Conference Finals between #Swole and Goth Bondage Party! I must admit I feel a little uncomfortable here at The Goth Bondage Party's home stadium The Gloom Room, someone asked me what my “safe” word was when I arrived, I have no idea what that means but I told them I've got Nurgle's Rott and all of sudden no one wanted to touch me anymore and that's fine by me.
Let's take a look at how the two teams match up today. First we have Goth Bondage Party, the league's Top Dark Elf Squad featuring 2 strength four players, and a fierce Witch Elf named Wednesday that would make this old broadcaster's heart beat if he were still alive!
#Swole comes into today's game undefeated with a host of high skilled players themselves, including stand out Troll Slayer Lars Skulldrinker! The rest of the team is just as stout, with mighty blow players and block throughout most of the team! Looks like we are ready to start things off!
Goth Bondage Party starts things off receiving the ball and look to draw first blood against #Swole, however on #Swole's first turn they put their mighty blow to good use, knocking Count Feedback out of the game with a knuckle sandwich!
Undaunted, Goth Bondage Party attempts to set up an elf screen and position ball-carrier Nevermore down the pitch to threaten the touchdown. Even though the dwarves were able to swarm the dark elves and had the advantage of tackle, they were unable to stop the agile dark elves, as Nevermore dodged away and scored the games first touchdown!
#Swole is not going to have the time they need to score a touchdown before the half expires! They are going to need to focus on taking out the dark elves and hoping they can bring a numbers advantage into an overtime scenario if they can score in the second half. #Swole attempts to make good on that game plan, taking out Bol Gag to end the half.
#Swole will get the ball to start the second half and attempt to even thing off and push for overtime. Even though Goth Bondage Party are down a few players, that isn't going to stop them from playing with everything they have and leaving it out on the pitch!
#Swole is making full use of the clock as they slowly march down the field with an impenetrable cage anchored by runner Abroham “Drinking” Lincoln. Goth Bondage Party does not have the numbers needed to break the cage, and after another rampaging attack from the drunken dwarves, #Swole scores, bringing the game to a 1 to 1 tie!
That touchdown brings us to the first ever overtime in Nuffle Be Praised history as we are tied 1 to 1! Let's bring out Ed Hock-a-loogie to toss the coin and get the overtime going.
Goth Bondage Party has won the toss, and will receive the ball to start overtime! Even though they are down some key players, they still have Wednesday on the field and Dark Elves can strike without warning at any moment. The Dwarf kicker put a little too much air underneath the ball and it looks like a member of Goth Bondage Party will be able to field the kick.
Because a member of Goth Bondage Party was already under the kick they were unable by rule to move anymore players in position. They will have to do they best they can with a shallow kick. It looks like the receiver has muffed the kick! What an opportunity for #Swole!
Goth Bondage Party are able to get the ball and recover to the left sideline to hopefully blunt the advance from #Swole, however after a few key blocks, Witch-elf Wednesday finds herself eye to eye with a troll slayer with bad intentions! She has been surfed!
Oh my! The rabid drunk fans in the audience have stomped Wednesday to death! Goth Bondage Party's top Witch Elf and dominatrix has just been killed by some of her former clientele! Without Wednesday on the pitch there just isn't enough talent to stop #Swole from taking the ball and trying to end the match!
With time in the overtime half running out #Swole users their numbers advantage to block all the remaining Goth Bondage Party players as they march towards the end-zone. Waiting to the last possible moment #Swole scores the touchdown on turn 24 and wins the match 2 to 1!!
That's the game! #Swole is going to The Nuffle Challenge Series Final to take on Varangian Guard! For on the field coverage I've been Ronnie Rott, here's a snapshot of the stats as we send you back up to the studio!
Thanks again Ronnie! That does it for our match recaps! Don't touch that dial though we have plenty of Nuffle Be Prased coverage left! Coming up next we are going to go over to John Maddening and they players of the game awards, and then to Howard Co-Hell for the injury report and a preview of the Blurst of The Blurst Finals and The Nuffle Challenge Series, featuring interviews with DaltMC and Midway_Monster01! Take it away John!
Thanks Crypt and welcome to a special post season edition of the Players of The Week! This week due to the limited slate of post season games we instead decided to award the top players in each of the non Blurst of Blurst post season games. Remember a player is selected based on his performance on the pitch!
Our first award for The Mediocre Mega Bowl player of the week goes to Pax Romana's Saurus Tiberius! Tiberius earned his honors, with two injuries against Arctic Underoos, helping Pax Romana achieve a 1 to 0 victory!
Next up in the Western Conference Final match up the player of the game award goes to Roneth, who scored the first touchdown in Varangian Guard's 2 to 0 victory over Springfield Atoms!
Lastly we give the award for Eastern Conference Final player of the game, which goes to #Swole's Brotato Chip! Who caused 2 injuries with mighty blow in #Swole's nail-baiting overtime victory over Goth Bondage Party!
That does it for the players of the game awards, let's head over to Howard Co-Hell for the Injury report and the Blurst of The Blurst and Nuffle Challenge Series finals previews!
Thanks John! Hello fans and blood bowlers this is Howard Co-Hell and you know the drill by now, I'm here with another edition of the Nuffle Be Praised injury report! Injuries range from badly hurt, to miss next game, to niggling injury, to permanent stat down, all the way to death! Let's talk a look at the bloody carnage this week!
Badly Hurt – Aethanel and Iraeryaur journey-elf from Sticks and Stones, Little Taillefer, Pitchfork Pete, and Plow Pete from The peasant brigade, Harald Hormak from Arctic Underoos, Count Feedback, Bol Gag, and HotBreath from Goth Bondage Party, Vidar, Eerikki and Helfdane from Varangian Guard.
Miss Next Game – Richard “Snakeeyes” King from The peasant brigade, and Skalladis from Arctic Underoos.
Niggling Injury - Eilifbjorg from Arctic Underoos.
Stat Downs – None
Death – Railarydn from Sticks and Stones, Dull Scratcher from The peasant brigade, and Wednesday from Goth Bondage Party.
Now that we've gotten the injuries out of the way let's take a look at this week's bloodiest game of the week! Though this game was a one-sided blood-fest it was hands down the bloodiest game this week as ChaseJJ's The peasant brigade fell 0 to 1 in battle to Dymntd's Ol' Angry Ears.
That does it for the weekly injury report now let's move over to the championship week preview! First we have “The Blurst of The Blurst Final” a match up between Stimee's Strong Bad's Awesome Team and Dymntd's Ol' Angry Ears! Both teams earned their spots in the Blurst of The Blurst by way of a bye into the semifinals by being the “best” team to qualify for the tournament! Strong Bad's Awesome Team defeated Sticks and Stones to earn a spot in the finals, and Ol' Angry Ears defeated The peasant brigade to earn their spot.
The League's only pro Chaos Team, Strong Bad's Awesome team feature a mix of skilled chaos warriors, including 2 with jump up and one also with mighty blow and pile on. This powerful combination makes Homestar Runner CW a force to be reckoned with, don't count out their beast-men, including a player with Blodge! Will Strong Bad's Awesome team win their second game of the year with a victory in the finals of the Blurst of the Blurst?
One of the league's many dark elf teams, Ol' Angry Ears have set them apart from their compatriots with a fearless attitude and cagey skills that make them a formidable challenge for any team. Though they struggled in the regular season, Ol' Angry Ears do possess an upset win against The Springfield Atoms, do the dark elves have what it takes to weather the onslaught from Strong Bad's Awesome Team and Win the Blurst of The Blurst? Tune in to find out!
Before we get into the preview for the Nuffle Challenge Series Final I would like to announce that Nuffle Be Praised has signed an exclusive streaming deal with Twitch.tv ! You can see both huge post season games this week back to back live! The Blurst of The Blurst Finals will take place at 7:15 pm Eastern/4:15 pm Pacific on Saturday September 10th. Immediately following “The Blurst of The Blurst Finals” we bring you the Finals of The Nuffle Challenge Series between #Swole and Varangian Guard!
The Championship match will take place at 9:15 eastern/615 pacific on Saturday September 10th! Both matches will be streamed on Twitch.tv/Stimee That address again is Twitch.tv/Stimee ! Our first match will feature commentary from MRB1129 and Midway_Monster01! The Nuffle Challenge Series championship will feature commentary from MRB1129, Stimee AND CommieCOZY! Don't forget to tune in Twitch.tv/Stimee on Saturday!
Now we've got an extra special treat fans, as our own Ronnie Rott sat down with coaches DaltMC and Midway_Monster01 to ask them a few questions about their big championship match up! We asked both coaches a series of five questions, first we bring our interview with #Swole!
Hello, fans Ronnie Rott again and I'm here with DaltMC coach of the undefeated eastern conference champions #Swole! Thanks for agreeing to the interview coach, let's not waste any time.
RR: Whats your gameplan for Varangian Guard?
DaltMC : We're going to stick to our guns. (See what I did there?) We've had the same game plan all season and it would be silly to change it now after it's got us this far.
RR: How does it feel to be in the Nuffle Challenge Series Championship?
DaltMC : It's a feeling like no other, I would say that I'm excited , but that doesn't even do the feeling justice. We've already made history by making it to the first ever final and we're striving and will stop at nothing less than being the first champion.
RR : What Player on the other side most concerns you?
DaltMC : All of them. Blood Bowl is a team game. If you caught caught up look at just one player your going to overlook the rest of the team and when that happens you're done for, all of those players will get the same amount of attention.
RR : How did you prepare your team for the final?
DaltMC : We prepared the same way we always do. A large frat party every night before the game, a keg of Bloodweiser during practice and morning workouts, then scrimmages to prepare. They're and and I can't hold them back much longer!
RR : What do you think of the opposing coach Midway_Monster01?
DaltMC : Midway is a great coach. He's very experienced and has been coaching the great sport for years. This isn't his first finals and we all know it won't be his last. He's going to be a great challenge, this won't be the first time we've met on the pitch either. We've swapped a few licks in the past. I would consider him a friend. But, once the game starts friendship goes out the window. It's two coaches and their players playing in the most violent sport in the warp. There's a lot on the line here, there's history to be made. I know it's going to be a hard fought game but I believe #Swole has what it takes to come out on top!
RR:Thanks so much Coach DaltMC I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions I wish you the best of luck in the Nuffle Challenge Series Finals!
Welcome back fans, I'm here with Midway_Monster01 Coach of Varangian Guard, our other coach in the finals of the Nuffle Challenge Series! Thanks for being here coach let's get to the questions.
RR : What’s your game plan Saturday for your final match with #Swole?
Midway_Monster01 : The Guard intends to play a clean game, as they have the utmost respect for the Dvergar. After all they are the clever smiths who have forged the magical treasures of the gods. Although most other races view them as untrustworthy and malicious, the Guard knows they can be surprisingly loyal and friendly when treated well.
RR: How does it feel to be in the Nuffle Challenge Series final?
Midway_Monster01 : It’s a great feeling to be able to represent the North (Western Conference) in the NBP-Pro inaugural season! With so many great coaches in the NBP I can tell you that despite the Guard’s impressive record it was no easy task.
RR : What player from the other side most concerns you?
Midway_Monster01: Frankly we are concerned about all the players on #Swole…..they can fight and drink as well as us and their beards are a source of envy!
RR : How did you prepare your team for battle?
We like to start our training by taking a morning dip into the frigid waters of Norsca, and then follow that up with a bit of “Run around the Yhetee” as it keeps our players spry. Lots of mead and rest round out the typical training day.
RR : What do you think of opposing coach DaltMC?
Coach DaltMC is a wily veteran coach who is tactically sound and has a very good grasp of the fundamentals of Blood Bowl. If you don’t stay disciplined in your approach to the match he can turn things around on you faster than a Halfling gobbling down sweet cakes!
RR : Thanks so much Coach Midway_Monster01! I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions I wish you the best of luck in the Nuffle Challenge Series Finals!
That does it for our interview folks! Let's head back to the studio where Howard Co-Hell has one last spotlight on our two final teams, #Swole and Varangian Guard!
Thanks again Ronnie! What a great pick up for Inside The NBP I was a big fan of Ronnie Rott in his playing days and I'm glad he's on our team! Okay this is it! One last preview to end all previews for the Season 1 Nuffle Challenge Series Championship!
Our eastern conference representative in the Nuffle Challenge Series Championship, DaltMC'S #Swole, tore a path of destruction in the Eastern Conference. Winning their division handily with smash-mouth tactics and smart positioning. A mid-season pick up of Trollslayer Lars Skulldrinker turned #Swole from a formidable team to the top team in the Conference. Can the boys of #Swole keep the party going on Saturday? Or will Nuffle awake them from their haze and bring them back down to the ground?!
Our Western conference representative in the Nuffle Challenge Series Championship, Midway_Monster91's Varangian Guard brings a wealth of experience to NBP. Even though this is their first season in competitive play, Midway has been coaching blood bowl teams longer then some coaches have even been alive! In his hands, the usually difficult norse squad has become an engine for destruction and sound blood bowl mechanics! Will the boys from the land of the ice and snow take the Nuffle Challenge Series title back to Valhalla? Or will the Drunken Boys of #Swole spoil their plans?
Remember this big match up takes place THIS Saturday September 10th 9:15 pm Eastern/615 Pacific only on Twitch.tv/Stimee ! Don't forget about the first game of our big post season double header as Strong Bad's Awesome Team takes on Ol' Angry Ears at 715 pm Eastern/415pm Pacific on Twitch.tv/Stimee !
Thanks for tuning in to another edition of Nuffle Be Praised! For my colleagues, Crypt Collinsworth, John Maddening and Ronnie Rott, I'm Howard Co-Hell don't forget to tune This Saturday to Twitch.tv/Stimee and remember to always praise Nuffle!