Hello fans and blood bowlers I'm Crypt Collinsworth and welcome to the Nuffle Challenge Series Championship edition of Inside The NBP! This week Ronnie Rott will bring you the recap of the second ever Nuffle Challenge Series Final as well as coverage of our Race Roulette Ruckus Competition Final and the semi-finals and finals of the Mediocre Tournament!
Of course in addition to that action we have John Maddening with a special edition of the NBP Players of the game! We've got the best players of each final game! But that's not all! No edition of Inside The NBP would be complete without Howard Co-Hell's Injury Report and Bloodiest game of the week! I can see you are all whipped up into a frenzy let's head over to Ronnie Rott with coverage of all the games this week!
Thanks Crypt! Well this is it fans! The week we've all been waiting for the Nuffle Challenge Series Final! The culmination of a season's worth of hard work and bloody violence! Before we cover that Nuffle Challenge Series final match however we have the Semi-final and Final coverage of this year's Mediocre Tournament!
Our first semi-final match in the Mediocre Tournament featured that fan favorite Chaos murder Squad Strong Bad's Awesome Team taking on the brutal Orcs of The Green Plague! The Awesome Team had a clear plan from the outset, laying precision strikes on The Green Plague's Black Orcs. With the muscle gone, the strength difference was just too much for Green Plague to overcome as they fell to Strong Bad's Awesome Team 2 to 1.
Our other semi-final match was between The Undead Dead Men of Dunharrow and Those pugnacious humans The Rockport Redbacks. In what was quite possibly the bloodiest and most animosity driven match that I've ever seen, The Rockport Redbacks won the match 3 to 0 but not before losing 7 players to injury, not to mention both sides having multiple players ejected for fouling.
Those semi-final matches set up the Mediocre Tournament Final between Strong Bad's Awesome Team and The Rockport Redbacks! Though The Awesome Team came into the match with the strength and some would argue skill advantage they didn't count on the ferocity of the Redback Blitzers as The Awesome Team lost 2 beast-men in short order and later lost star beast-man Stinkoman to a broken neck! The Redbacks never let up the pressure scoring 3 unanswered touchdowns and winning The Mediocre Tournament!
At Inside The NBP we would like to congratulate the Season 2 Mediocre Tournament Winner Coach Just_Stevie13 and The Rockport Redbacks! Even though they didn't make the NCS or qualify for The MuRyder Cup they have shown the level of competition in Nuffle Be Praised is Elite and on any given day any team can beat any other team!
Now before we get on to the main event here have one more special recap for you as we bring you the finals of The first ever Nuffle Be Praised Race Roulette Ruckus! As you know the Race Roulette Ruckus is a 12 team competition featuring random pairings of Coaches and Races with only one race each being represented. The Groups were split into 2 and played a round robin competition. The Top two teams in each block faced off in Semi-final competition to lead to the final match!
In the Race Roulette Ruckus Final Nekromancies Folly The Necromantic Team took on Crunch'a Munch The Lizard-man team! In an action packed nail biter both sides brought everything that had and left it all on the pitch. However a miscalculation on the goal line may have cost Crunch'a Munch the opportunity to score in the first half, allowing The Folly to capitalize with a score near the end of the match to win the game and Race Roulette Ruckus Final 1 to 0!
Let us congratulate Coach MarioGodzilla and Nekromancies Folly for winning the first ever Race Roulette Ruckus! After such a dominating performance I had a chance to talk to Coach MarioGodzilla and he confirmed my suspicions that we will be seeing Nekromancies Folly compete in Season 3 of Nuffle Be Praised! If I were the other teams in that division I would be certain to make Amaris The Cursed Public Enemy Number 1!
Now is the moment we've all been waiting for as we bring you exclusive coverage of The Season 2 Nuffle Challenge Series Final between Josiah_Frost's Pax Romana Lizards vs Dymntd's Dumpster Diving Lizard Squad!
What appeared on the surface to be a Lizard-man mirror match was actually much more than that as Dumpster Diving Lizards possessed the better skinks, but Pax Romana had the more talented Saurus. The real story of the game was the performances of the skinks Stump Chunkman and Gristle McThornbody the star transfer skinks formerly of Dave Ryder's Space Mutiny. Both teams had come to rely on their star skinks throughout the Season and playoffs so it was interesting to see what match unfold after both had been removed from the pitch due to injury.
Neither team could score in regulation forcing the game into overtime. The Dumpster Diving Lizards has the grace of Nuffle to receive the ball in overtime and played it very cautiously as they attempted to set up for the score. In the end that cautious approach paid off as Treasure Hunter rose up to take the mantle of Star Skink from McThornbody and score the games sole and winning touchdown and with it granting victory and The Nuffle Challenge Series Championship to The Dumpster Diving Lizards!
On behalf of all the coaches and fans of Nuffle Be Praised I would like to formally congratulate Coach Dymntd and The Dumpster Diving Lizards for winning the Season 2 Nuffle Challenge Series Final and becoming the reigning Champions of Nuffle Be Praised!!!
With that we bring the second season of Nuffle Be Praised to a close! I would like to thank all our coaches, players and fans for another great year of Nuffle Be Praised! Here's to Season 3! Let's send it back over to Crypt!
Thanks for those exhilarating recaps Ronnie! Now let's send it over to John Maddening with the Players of The Game!
Hello fans John Maddening here and I usually bring you the Players of The Week from all the usual 12 games that are played. Since this is Finals week we only had 3 games so instead we bring you the NBP Players of The Game! The concept is the same, we pick the best performing player from each of the three final games this week.
First up we give the award for Player of The Mediocre Tournament Final which goes to Alain Armiarma of The Rockport Redbacks! Alain earned the honors by scoring 2 touchdowns in The Redbacks Rout of Strong Bad's Awesome Team!
Next up we move on to the Player of The Race Roulette Ruckus. The award goes to all star Werewolf Amaris the Cursed from Nekromancies Folly! Amaris was all over the pitch in the Race Roulette Ruckus final leaving a bath of injured and knocked out bodies in his wake off the strength of the mighty blow pile on combo!
Finally we give the award for the player of The Nuffle Challenge Series! It was a tough choice as their were many great players but ultimately it was Treasure Hunter who scored the games sole touchdown and thus earned the title of Player of the Nuffle Challenge Series!
That does it for the players of the game, let's head back over to Crypt!
Thank you John great job as always! Well were are winding down folks we have just one segment left but its a favorite! Let's send it over to Howard Co-Hell and the injury report!
Hello fans this is Howard Co-Hell and I'm here with the final injury report of Season 2 of Nuffle Be Praised! You all know how it goes by now, we rank the injuries from badly hurt, to miss next game, to niggling injury, permanent stat down and death! Let's get to those gory details!
Badly Hurt – Galnast Bruis'Smasha, Ugroth Eat'Spleen, and Sorgask from The Green Plague; Helfdane, Rocko, Ben Mortem from The Dead Men of Dunharrow; Lantau Zarzuela, Alain Armiarma, Brett Bassaniana, Damhan Alla, Lukas Pauk and Sam Huntsman from Rockport Redbacks; Coach Z from Strong Bad's Awesome Team; Vespasian, Trajen, and Hadrian from Pax Romana; Gristle McThornbody and Bluestreak from Dumpster Diving Lizards.
Miss Next Game – Gunner Prycop from Rockport Redbacks; Pom-Pom from Strong Bad's Awesome Team;
Niggling Injury – Tar Rantula and Sam Hunstman Rockport Redbacks;
Permanent Stat Down – Stinkoman from Strong Bad's Awesome team with agility down; Rein Valdred from Rockport Redbacks with Movement down;
Death – Delaque from Dead Men of Dunharrow.
Before we send things back to Crypt to wrap it all up we have to give the award for Bloodiest Game of the Week! The award goes to The Dead Men of Dunharrow vs Rockport Redbacks with a whopping 11 injuries including 1 death!
That does it for me let's send it back to Crypt.
Great and bloody injury report Howard! Well that does it for this edition of Inside The NBP as well as Season 2 of Nuffle Be Praised! I want to thank all our coaches, fans and of course my colleagues Ronnie Rott, John Maddening and Howard Co-Hell for another great season of blood bowl action! I'm Crypt Collinsworth thanks for tuning in and remember to always Praise Nuffle!