Hello fans and Blood Bowlers and welcome to a jam packed, super sided edition of Inside The NBP! I'm your host Crypt Collinsworth, and alongside the usual gang here in the studio we are going to bring you match recaps, Player of the Week Awards, and our Injury Report!
But that's not all, no this week in honor of the impending playoffs we will also have a playoff preview for you! Featuring all 8 teams in the playoffs! As well previews of the playoff match ups. Plus we will also have information on the Season 3 MuRyder Cup! Featuring 3 teams from NBP US and 3 teams from NBP Europa in a contest for bragging rights! To round out the show we will also announce the teams who will be competing in the Season 3 Blurst of The Blurst Tournament! And finally we will announce the Coaches that have been relegated from NBP-Pro down to Proving Grounds as well as the 2 coaches that will be coming up from proving grounds to enter NBP-Pro in Season 4!
To kick off all action let's send things over to our resident rotting recapper Ronnie Rott for the week 8 match recaps!
Thank you for that rousing introduction Crypt! Yes fans its time again for that action that you crave so much! We have all 12 matches from Week 8 to break down for you! Let's start off in Tar and Feather where in our first match up #Swole took on Stinking Geysers. A huge match with playoff implications, a win for The Orcs would've meant they were the winners of Tar and Feather, while a win for #Swole would give them the chance at a Wild Card. In the end both teams came up short with a 1 to 1. Dashing #Swole's chances but keeping The Stinking Geysers in contention for a Wild Card.
In the other match up of Tar and Feather Strong Bad's Awesome Team featuring Herman Menderchuk took on STD Pros. In another match with playoffs on the line, The Awesome Team needed a victory to earn them the Tar and Feather division and thus the playoff spot. STD Pros while not in contention for the playoffs still played just as hard as always. In a fierce defensive battle, The Awesome Team was able to take advantage of a a failed risky block to scoop up the ball and score the games only touchdown, winning 1 to 0.
Moving on to the Deep Dark Division first ranked Rats off To ya took on Loki's Toys. Going into the match Rats off To Ya had already secured their place in the post season so a win wasn't as important as protecting the health of the team. The Norse are always in the mood for a fight and they battered the first place rats, causing casualties to 2 key players for the playoffs. However despite the player shortage Rats off To Ya held them to a 2 – 2 tie to preserve their undefeated season.
In Deep Dark's other Match up, Kingdom of the Misfit clashed with Goth Bondage Party. Though this match didn't have any impact on the playoffs it was an important match nonetheless, as a loss for Goth Bondage Party would've caused them to be relegated to The Proving Grounds. After a quick score by The Misfits it looked like luck had run out for Goth Bondage Party. However a blitz changed momentum allowing them to score to tie and ultimately score again to win the match 2 to 1 and avoid relegation.
Next we move over to our Western Conference, where first we check in with the Ale and Anarchy Division. In our first match up The Cure took on Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht. Another match where while there wasn't playoff implications The Cure was in danger of relegation if they were to lose their match up. Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht would make the playoffs regardless of the outcome. The Cure gave it their all and successfully secured the 1 to 1 tie to avoid relegation.
In the other match of Ale and Anarchy Nekromancies Folly took on The Springfield Atoms. Another match with relegation on the line, The Springfield Atoms needed a victory to avoid the chopping block. The Folly has just missed qualifying for the playoffs and were looking to release some frustration onto their opponents. After a hard fought battle, The Springfield Atoms couldn't hold out any longer losing the match 1 to 0 and causing Coach Jonny_Mal to be relegated to The Proving Ground.
Let's check in with Salt Works where Season 2 Champion and second playoff seed Dumpster Diving Lizards took on Underworld Blood Wars. In a game that showed no love lost between the two teams, The Lizards flexed their muscles took gain the advantage in players and win the match 2 to 0.
In our other Salt Works Match up, Street Fighter Elves took on Speedy Demons. Unfortunately visa issues prevented the Speedy Demons from showing up for the match resulting in a managed victory for The Street Fighter Elves. Now this victory would have allowed Street Fighter Elves to enter the playoffs as a wild-card. However Coach AfroChef82 did not want to get into the playoffs without earning it. So a friendly match was scheduled with other playoff contender Stinking Geysers and after a defensive struggle with no touchdowns The Geysers pulled it out with more Star Player Points taking the spot in the playoffs.
Next we move up to NBP Europa Conference where first we check in with Old World Division where The Orion Magics took on Pax Romana. Going into the match, Pax Romana had already locked up the Division, while The Orion Magics had a lock on the first wild-card. The Magics continued their mid season resurgence defeating Pax Romana 2 to 1.
In our other match of Old World The Dangerous Warriors took on Da wild tings. This match was purely about pride as neither team has a shot at the playoffs. That didn't stop them from having a bloody good game though as the Dangerous Warriors won 1 to 0.
Finally we stop at our last division Beheaded Kings. Where first The Rockport Redbacks took on the Old Orleans Saints 2. Another important match with relegation consequences a win by the Rockport Redbacks would guarantee relegation for DK Chams and The Old Orleans Saints 2. Only a win for The Saints would prevent relegation. It was not to be though as the Rockport Redbacks won the match 2 to 1.
In our last match up Let's Go Beserk!! took on Kiss of Death. Kiss of Death already had the playoff spot before the match and Let's Go Beserk!! Had struggled all season. However in this match the fortunes seemed to be reversed as Let's Go Beserk!! Brough their A game against Kiss of Death winning in a stunning 2 to 0 upset.
That does it for the match recaps let's send it over to John Maddening with the Players of the Week!
Hello fans John Maddening here with everyone's favorite weekly segment THE Nuffle Be Praised Pro Players of the Week! As all our avid fans out their know we award the best player of each conference, East, West and Europa and then from those players we choose and overall player of the week!
First up the award for Player of The Week East goes to Homestar Runner Chaos Warrior From Strong Bad's Awesome Team! Homestar earned a shocking 11 SPP with 3 casualties and the games MVP award in The Awesome Team's victory over STD Pros.
The Award for Player of The Week West goes to Kaiser Lazarus from Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht who earned 8 SPP from a Touchdown and MVP in DSW'S match vs The Cure.
Next up for Player of the Week Europa the award goes to The Orion Magics Elvanorvir who earned 7 SPP from 2 touchdowns and a successful pass In The Orion Magics win over Pax Romana.
Now from those great and deserving candidates we give out the award for player of the league! This week the Award goes to Homestar Runner Chaos Warrior for his outstanding 11 SPP performance!
That does it for the Players of the Week! Let's take a quick commercial break and we will be back with Dead Sabol and the second half of our super-sized edition of Inside The NBP Week 8!
Welcome back fans and thanks for tuning in! I'm Dead Sabol and this week not only do I have the Injury report and the bloodiest game of the week for you, I also have looks at each of the 8 playoff teams, as well as a rundown of the Season 3 MuRyder Cup and Blurst of The Blurst Competitions and a spotlight on the coaches who have won Proving Ground to earn spots in NBP-PRO! Let's kick it off with the Injury Report! The injuries are ranked by severity, from badly hurt, to miss next game, to niggling injury, then permanent stat down and finally death! Let's see the bloody details!
Badly Hurt – Scar Face from Stinking Geysers; Skitter Stab-Stab Star Rat, and Animatronic Tojo from Rats off To Ya!!; Circlos Journeyelf from Goth Bondage Party; Reinhard Rapp from Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht; Marius from Underworld Blood Wars; Zeisnil from Orion Magics; Vespasian and Marcus Aurelius III from Pax Romana; Lucifer Smith and The Dark Lord from Dangerous Warriors; Broi-Gor from Kiss of Death.
Miss Next Game – Grotty Star Player, Strong Bad and Bubz From Strong Bad's Awesome Team; City Councilman 1 and Saxman from Rats Off To Ya!!; Bane Game Changer and Eve from Underworld Blood Wars; Macarnar from Orion Magics; Elanwe from Orion Magics; Ulfir Grimsson and As Sveinsson from Let's Go Beserk.
Niggling Injury – The Brofessional from #Swole; Hepatitis from STD Pros; Darhuir from Orion Magics; Stump Chunkman from Pax Romana.
Permanent Stat Down – Sroclaw from Stinking Geysers with Armor Value Down; Bubonic Plague from STD Pros with Agility Down; Hitherol journy elf from Goth Bondage Party with armor value down; Julius Hibbard from Springfield Atoms with Movement Down; Ethernar from Orions Magics with movement down; Tasi Masquer from Kiss of Death with armor value down; Scott Tenorman from Dangerous warriors with Armor down.
Dead – Brick Farth star player for Strong Bad's Awesome Team; Gerhart The Duster from Nekromancie's Folly; Vincenzo Giovanni from Underworld Blood Wars; Hiraere journey elf from Orion Magics.
That does it for the injury report! Next up we have the Bloodiest Game of the Week! This week the award goes to the Orion Magics vs Pax Romana Match. Featuring a whopping 9 injuries including miss next games, niggling injuries, permanent stat downs AND death!
Now is normally the time we would be sending it back over to Crypt to wrap us up, but not this week! Next up we have our playoff preview! Featuring each playoff qualifying team! Like the match recaps we will start off in the Eastern Conference!
Strong Bad's Awesome Team featuring Herman Menderchuk is a true tale in blood bowl perseverance! Having missed the playoffs the first two seasons after always coming up short in their matches with long time Rival #Swole, Season 3 finally allowed Strong Bad's Awesome Team to get their footing. They started out the season strong by finally defeating #Swole! The victory gave Strong Bad's Awesome Team the momentum needed to carry them to the playoffs. Strong Bad's Awesome Team can best be described as the epitome of bash, featuring stand outs Homestar Runner CW and Herman Menderchuk does the Awesome Team have what it takes to go all the way?
Coach Commie Cozy has always had rough luck when it comes to his teams in NBP Pro. Season 1 His Genetically Engineered Super-Elf High were unable to make an impact, losing in the opening round of the playoffs. In season 2 his woos continued as Pine Crags Pronghorn seemed snake bit from the very onset with an agility five war dancer that rolled more ones than any player in NBP history. All of that is now behind Commie Cozy as His Rats off To Ya!! Squad is undefeated in Season 3 and in possession of the number one seed. Will this year finally be the year that Commie Cozy can overcome circumstances and take Rats off To Ya!! To the championship?
Season one champion Midway Monster is once again in the playoffs, this time with his necromantic squad Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht. Some fans have DSW pegged as a sleeper candidate to run the table and win the Nuffle Challenge Series. Featuring no shortage of talent including 2 strength four blodgers, as well as 2 nasty werewolves, Midway Monster is hopiong Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht will bring him back to the NCS Finals.
Season 2 defending champion Dymntd returns to the playoffs with his Dumpster Diving Lizards. Looking to be the first coach in NBP History to win back to back titles and many say he has the team to do it. Featuring a fearsome Guard, Block, Stand Firm Kroxigor, and a Block, agility up Skink The Dumpster Diving Lizards may just be the most popular pick to take it all.
Last years wild card winner that managed to get all the way to the Nuffle Challenge Series Final before losing to Dumpster Diving Lizards, Pax Romana are eager to get back in their again and see if they can get back to where they were last year and have another chance at Winning The Nuffle Challenge Series Final.
A scheduling conflict prevented Kiss of Death from competing in the Season 2 Nuffle Challenge Series which opened the door for an additional wild card, which led to the aforementioned Pax Romana entering The Nuffle Challenge Series. This Season nothing is going to stop Double Pastis and his Chaos Squad from getting their fair shot at the Nuffle Challenge Series. I'm sure they are ready to show that Season 2's outcome would have been a lot different if they had participated.
Our first of two wild card teams The Orion Magics were never fair behind division rivals Pax Romana, with a week 8 victory cementing their wild card opportunity. The only pure agility team in the tournament alongside Rats off To Ya, The Plucky Wood Elves are looking to show that grace and agility, not just brute strength can get it done in Nuffle Be Praised.
The winner of the tiebreaker match between themselves and Street Fighter Elves Stinking Geysers enter the Nuffle Challenge Series as the final wild card. Though any coach who looks past The Geysers will be sure to regret that mistake. The Classic Orc team of punishing strength and tough armor, the Geysers will be a formidable task for anyone to solve in the Nuffle Challenge Series.
Now Let's take a quick look at the match ups for the opening round of the Nuffle Challenge Series!
Rats off To Ya!! vs Stinking Geysers
Dumpster Diving Lizards vs Orion Magics
Kiss of Death vs Strong Bad's Awesome Team
Das Slaytanic Wehrmacht vs Pax Romana
Talk about exciting match ups! Make sure to check your local listings on cabal vision to check out the action! Every playoff game will be broadcast live with commentary on twitch.tv!
Next up we have exclusive coverage of the upcoming NBP MuRyder Cup Challenge! This will be the second time we have held the MuRyder Cup with current champions NBP US looking to extend their streak over NBP Europa!
Here's how the competition works. We take the next three ranked coaches from NBP – US and the next three ranked Coaches from NBP – EUROPA. The coaches from each side will pair off and play matches, whichever side wins best 2 out of 3 will win the MuRyder Cup for their side! The match ups will be played under two legged tie rules. In a two legged tie, 2 matches are played instead of one and the cumulative score from both matches are added together and whomever has the higher score is the winner. In the event of a tie a sudden death tiebreaker will be triggered immediately after the end of the second match to allow for a definitive winner.
Street Fighter Elves vs Rockport Redbacks
Nekromancies Folly vs Let's Go Beserk!!!
#Swole vs Dangerous Warriors
Which side is going to take the bragging rights! Tune into Cabal Vision to find out! Finally for our remaining coaches we have our Season 3 Blurst of the Blurst Competition. The Blurst of The Blurst is an 8 team, auto seeded single elimination tournament to earn the bragging rights to be the Blurst team in Nuffle Be Praised! The following Teams have qualified for the Blurst of The Blurst.
Underworld Blood Wars
Da wild tings
Kingdom of The Misfit
Goth Bondage Party
Lastly we would like to take a moment and congratulate the winners of the American and European Proving Grounds Competitions! This season in NBP-Pro to meet the demand for the best competition i we have introduced promotion and relegation! The winners of the 2 proving ground competitions have earned a spot to compete in Season 4 of NBP Pro! Unfortunately that also means the 2 bottom ranked teams in NBP Pro are relegated from Pro down to the Proving Grounds.
First up we would like to congratulate Rhorik_Dark for winning the American Proving Grounds by vitrue of a one point tie breaker with Da Krush Kru! We look forward to seeing Rhorik_Dark Compete amongst the elite of NBP next season!
We would also like to take this moment to congratulate coach Rockyisback and his skaven Earth Runners who obliterated the competition in The Europa Proving Grounds to easily clinch the promotion to NBP-Europa.
Of course as mentioned we can't have promotions without relegations, which means unfortunately coaches Jonny_Mal and DKChams have been relegated from NBP Pro down to the Proving Grounds. We would like to thank both coaches for their participation and hope to see them back in pro again down the line!
Well that does it for this week let's send it back to Crypt Collinsworth!
Thank you so much Dead and excellent work with that playoff rundown! Well fans its that time again, that does it for another edition of Inside The NBP, For Ronnie Rott, John Maddening and Dead Sabol I am Crypt Collinsworth saying thanks for tuning in and remember to always Praise Nuffle!!