Hello fans and blood bowlers and welcome to this week's edition of Inside The NBP! The most exciting recap show for the blood bowl league Nuffle Be Praised! I'm Crypt Collinsworth and this edition we will cover the second week of inter-divisional intra-conference match ups! Lots of exciting match ups this week! Of course in addition to the match recaps we also have our Players of The Week showcasing the best players in week 5 as well as our injury report, spilling the beans on all the nasty accidents and maladies to befall the brave players of Nuffle Be Praised!
To get the coverage started let's send it over to our own odious orator former three time champion Mr. Ronnie Rott!
Excellent intro as always Crypt! You are one underrated, emaciated emcee! Well it's that time again fans, to check in on another action packed week of Nuffle Be Praised Action! This week is our second week of inter-divisional, intra-conference play which featured the top ranked teams taking on the second ranked teams and vice versa with the same for the third and fourth ranked teams in each division! Will this be the week when some teams start to pull away towards a playoff spot? Or will other teams step up and make things interesting?
Let's start off with The top ranked team in Tar and Feather Strong Bad's Awesome Team featuring Herman Menderchuk taking on second place in Deep Dark, Kingdom of The Misfit! After losing a tough match to League-Leading Rats off To You! Last week Strong Bad's Awesome team took the pitch looking to get things back on-track. It was unfortunate for Kingdom of The Misfit that they were the ones who had to play the Awesome Team. As when the smoke cleared, The Awesome Team had won 2 to 0 along with putting a real hurting on Kingdom Of The Misfits bench.
Next up the top ranked in Deep Dark as well top ranked overall Rats off To Ya!! Took on second place in Tar and Feather, 2 time division winner #Swole! In the classic blood bowl match up of Skaven and Dwarf it was all about positioning and the tackle skill that lead to a back and forth match up. However after Rats off To Ya!! Were able to take the lead, it looked like #Swole was going to score and tie it up. But the decision to stall cost #Swole dearly as a key block on the ball carrier caused the ball to scatter out of bounds and prevent the dwarfs from dying the game, as Rats off To Ya!! won 2 to 1.
Next up the bottom ranked Stinking Geysers took on third place Loki's Toys in a fierce match up. Despite having the armor deficiency, Loki's Toys were able to keep most of their players on the pitch to keep the game close. However an epic dodge and touchdown pass by The Geysers allowed them to take the lead 2 to 1 and win the match.
In our last clash between Tar and Feather and Deep Dark Division The third ranked STD Pros took on the bottom placed Goth Bondage Party. It's somewhat hard to believe that the two time division winning Goth Bondage Party could have fallen on such hard times but it is true. Things did not get any better this match as they lost 1 to 0 in a tight, defensive struggle.
Now we move onto the Western Conference matches where the Ale and Anarchy division clashed with Salt Works. In the first match up, the second place in the Salt Works Street Fighter Elves took on top ranked Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht. In a match up where the elves had to constantly deal with less than ideal circumstances they kept the pressure on Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht and almost defeated them. However Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht never gave up and were able to pull of the late game tie for a final score of 2 to 2.
Next up the second place in Ale and Anarchy Nekromancies Folly took on the defending season 2 champion Dumpster Diving Lizards. In one of the bloodiest matches in NBP History, The Follys ransacked The Dumpster Diving Lizards removing a total of 9 players from the pitch en-route to their 3 to 1 dominating victory.
In our third match up of the Western Conference the resurgent Underground Bloods Wars took on the struggling Springfield Atoms. The Woes for the Atoms continued as injuries prevented them from putting up a competitive match against Underworld Blood Wars as they lost 3 to 0.
In our final match up of the West the last place The Cure clashed with the third placed Speedy Demons. Both teams have been unable to make a significant impact in season three up to this point. Though it looks like the Speedy Demons might want it a little bit more than The Cure, scoring the games only touchdown and winning 1 to 0.
Now we move on to NBP Europa where the Old World Division matched up once again with the Beheaded Kings to produce some exciting and blood soaked matches!
First up we have the top ranked Pax Romana taking on the second place but climbing Rockport Redbacks. This was a match the Redbacks desperately needed to win to keep them alive in the hunt to win the division. In an exciting back and forth match up Pax Romana was able to use their superior muscle and agile skinks to win the match up 2 to 1 and to cast serious doubts on whether The Redbacks can win the their division.
In the second match up first placed Kiss of Death took on the Orion Magics. The Classic battle between Bash and Agility. This time Bash prevailed as Kiss of Death methodically used positioning and measured decisions to keep the agility in check winning the match up 1 to 0.
Next up we have Let's Go Beserk!! taking on bottom ranked Da wild tings. Both teams have had a tough go of it in Season 3 but neither have shown any signs of giving up as both teams fought with great fire and intensity. Ultimately the Norse Squad were able to prevail winning the match 2 to 0.
In our last match up of the week The Old Orleans Saints 2 took the field against The Dangerous Warriors. Every year it seems one team gets completely overwhelmed with injuries and this season it seems like that team is the Old Orleans Saints 2. They faced another punishing gaming this week as they buried 2 more players en-route to losing 2 to 1 to the Dangerous Warriors.
Talk about exciting and unexpected action! Let's keep this blood bowl party going and send it over to John Maddening and The Players of the Week!
Thank you Ronnie! It's that time of the week fans where we recognize the best players of the week here in Nuffle Be Praised! As you all know we give an award for the best player in each of our three conferences as well as the best player overall from those three players! So let's look at the tape!
Our first award goes out to the best player in the Eastern Conference. While their were many great players in the eastern conference this week the best of them all was Azlor the Stinking Geysers Blitzer with 8 SPP including catching a touchdown pass!
For the award for the player of the week West I don't think there is any doubt that the award goes to Growarg Rugtail from Nekromancies Folly with an impressive 9 SPP from scoring multiple touchdowns in Nekromancies Folly's victory over top ranked defending champion Dumpster Diving Lizards!
Now for the best player in the European Conference we again had a few very solid choices to pick from . Ultimately the award goes to Eric Cartman of the Dangerous Warriors with 6 SPP from 2 touchdowns in Dangerous Warriors Victory!
Finally for the award for player of the league for week 5 goes to Growarg Rugtail! 9 SPP was the most of any player this week without the benefit of an mvp, and indeed anyone who thought Amaris the Cursed was the most skilled Wolf on Nekromancies Folly will have to take a look again!
That's all from the Players of the Week let's head over to The Injury Report with new correspondent Dead Sabol!
Thank you John Maddening! It's just great to be a part of the team! As you fans know Howard Co-HEll and NBP Management could not come to terms on a renewal of his contract so is no longer a member of Inside The NBP! But, I Dead Sabol am here to take his place and do a better job than he ever could! Let's take a quick break and we will be back to the recap!
Welcome back to the show! As always we rank the injury report by severity from badly hurt, to miss next game, to niggling injury, permanent stat down, and then finally death! Let's roll the bloody film!
Badly Hurt – Magic Man Gregory and Animatronic Tojo from Rats off To Ya!!; Flabost from Stinking Geysers; Enthil from Goth Bondage Party; Spitznogle from Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht; Tehechi of Despair, Hobo 2, Gristle Mcthornbody, Hobo 7, Hobo 3, Blue Streak, and Treasure Hunter From Dumpster Diving Lizards; Quint and Nihlus Forever Hungry from Underworld Blood Wars; Bobby Boucher, Hiththan, and Elbrior from Speedy Demons; Bruce Edderkop from Rockport Redbacks; Athnilee and Gwythanur from Orion Magics; Unnr Skalla-Grimr and Langdora from Lets Go Beserk; Nizig from Da wild tings; Randy Marsh from Dangerous Warriors; St Orastil and St Laerranththor from Old Orleans Saints 2.
Miss Next Game – Brospector Gadget From #Swole; Lorundodr and Geirrvaror from Loki's Toys; Mistress Tickles from Goth Bondage Party; The Stanky One from Dumpster Diving Lizards; Yaritza Borgeos and Wylan Smithers from Springfield Atoms; Should I Retire from Pax Romana; Slouk'gor from Kiss of Death; As Sveinsson from Lets Go Beserk; Saint Eruonion from Old Orleans Saints 2.
Niggling Injury – Sex Machine and Thinks he's a Merman from Kingdom of The Misfits; Herzog Ulrich Von Schulz from Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht; Jekil Smutzer from Springfield Atoms; Tar Antthula from Rockport Redbacks.
Permanent Stat Downs – Glass Bone Jock from Kingdom of The Misfit with Strength down; Ersnal from Street Figher Elves with Armor Value down; Mesis from Speedy Demons with movement down.
Death – Think he has a horse from Kingdom of the Misfit; The Eighth Hobo from Dumpster Diving Lizards; Mug Par from Kiss of Death; Dorfein from Orion Magics; St. Tithuathon and St Orastien from Old Orleans Saints 2.
Now of course to finish things off we give out the award for the bloodiest game of the week! While there were a few great contenders this week ultimately the award for sheer number of injuries goes to the Nekromanices Folly vs Dumpster Diving Lizards featuring an eye popping 9 injuries to the lizards!
That does it for me let's sent it back over to Crypt for the wrap-up!
Thank you Dead Sabol and what a great job you did here in your first recap as a full time personality! Well fans that does it for another edition of Inside The NBP! I'm your host Crypt Collinsworth and on behalf of Ronnie Rott, John Maddening and Dead Sabol I want to say thanks for tuning in and remember to Always Praise Nuffle!