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The Nibble Big 10 is Formed!

Deep in the heart of the brutal land of "Pencil-Vania", exists an immortal Coach known only as "Joe."  He looks out over the ominous mountains that surround 
his valley, searching for the Coach who one day might claim his throne.  His team of Lions have dominated the land for as long as anyone can remember, besting all challengers on the Blood Bowl pitch.  But the winds of change are sweeping across these hills, and a new band of Coaches hope to stake their claim on this title... Lord of these mountains, King of the Lions!     Welcome to the Nittany Blood Bowl League (NiBBL)!

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Season 2: Week 1

The new season is off and running and if the first few games are any indication of what's to come, this blood fest will be legendary!

The elves, of Dark and of Wood, were the first to step onto the pitch. Each side was supremely confident in their ability to score and score often. The game went back and forth, and even saw a mighty Treeman running down the field with the ball! But in the end, the Villains of Yore's thirst for vengeance was stalemated by the Woodland Rashes' quest for justice! Dr. Claw was the evil champion, scoring both a touchdown and casualty. But a late touchdown by the Wood Elves' star Wardancer Nightshade (did I mention she's hot-sauce?) tied the game at 2 for a draw. One could only imagine the juggernaut these teams could form if they could put their differences aside. A "Dark Wood" team might just be too "big" for the rest of us to handle! The only thing this game lacked was the Wardancer squaring off against the Witch Elf for a little girl-on-girl action!

The fierce Norse team Ba-Zerka, fresh off the slaughter of some Chaos Beastmen, challenged the ancient Khemri titans of the Ashen First. The blood bowl crowd, who had grown sleepy from all the dancing and prancing in the all-elven game, were ready for some carnage! In fact, they were so riled up they straight up murdered the first Norse Runner that was pushed off the pitch! At least he died with his boots on... actually he died with OTHER people's boots on his face, but now we're picking nits! Meanwhile, on the blood-stained field, the Tomb Guardians ruled the pitch. And the way the Khemri's coach was talking trash proves once and for all that the dead really do tell tales... and um, can talk a good game of smack. Final score, 2 to 0 to the Khemri, who look like a force to be reckoned with. Ba-Zerka's confidence remains high though! A little bit of mead, feasting, raping and pillaging, and they'll be ready to lower the hammer on their next foe!

The blood-letting continued into the next match between the Dragon Horde and Mr. Spikey and the Gang. A game record 9 casualties were recorded! Almost prophetic in his pre-game speech the Undead coach motivated his team to the tune of 6 casualties, and very nearly acquired the new "friends" he was looking for. Star Mummy Morgo racked up 4 all by his lonesome! Insert the obligatory "Who's your Mummy" joke here. However, victory went to the Lizards, whose speed carried them to a 2 to 1 result! The slippery Skinks managed to find all the right holes... that's what she said! Will an early win be worth the pain and suffering the Horde endured to get it?

The Nurgle team the Stirland Swamp Things (where's Adrienne Barbeau?!?!) squared off against the Orc team Grr ooo... puppie (an attention deficient group of Orcs who are distracted by puppies... now I've seen everything!) in the last match of the week. The raucous fans got to witness what happens when an unstoppable force (the Orcs) bangs heads with an immovable object (the Nurgle)... players get hurt, blood spews everywhere, and merriment and joy are had by all! The Orcs pulled out a slim 1 to 0 victory and seem to have hit the ground running. The Swamp Things very nearly scored themselves, however, and coaches best beware of the stank of Nurgle! An additional 3 casualties places the weekly total at 18! And yet the ONLY death was caused by a group of pissed off fans! In the words of the immortal Mincemeat Lombardi - "what the hell is going on around here!"

This much blood bowl goodness will assuredly spill over into Week 2, so get those Apothocaries ready! The Dragon Horde, weakened in their first match, will play host to the Ashen Fist. This will be speed vs strength at it's finest! The Woodland Rashes will face the Stirland Swamp Things in what's bound to be a disease ridden game. I'm going to go ahead and take back my comment that the Wardancer is hot-sauce, that STD carrying slu.... Our third match will feature the Villains of Yore versus Mr. Spikey and the Gang. Will Mr. Spikey gain his first "friend", or will the Dark Elves continue to shun him like the freak that he is? Our final match pits the ravage Norse Ba-Zerka team against the dim-witted Orcs. I'm wondering if it was a mistake to call them dim-witted? Nah, what are the chances they can even read? Hell, there coach can't even pick a proper team name. Zing!

Best of luck in week 2!



Season 1: Week 7

Helloooooooo Coaches!

Week 7 is history, and we have some exciting matches to recap. The Rumbling Ents once again cooked up a victory over the Count De Monays by a score of 2 to 0. However, the Vampire Lords caused yet another Halfling death! He was brave, he was valiant, and even though we can't remember what his name was, he will be remembered fondly.

The Emperor's Finest gained their revenge against the Sewer City Anklebiters for the only blemish on their record with a 2 to 0 victory. This late in the season, I'm not sure anyone can catch the slippery Humans for the top seed. But the Skaven have themselves the clear cut all-star of the league in their remarkable Thrower Slingclaw! There's still enough time for those stinky rats to do some damage!

Finally, the battle of the Coaches Moe! Once again, this game did not disappoint the fans and saw each team score 1 touchdown for a crowd-pleasing draw. These two teams are headed on a collision course in the playoffs, where there can be only ONE! That's right, I threw out a Highlander reference!

Week 8 is upon us, and it's going to be an amazing finish before our tournament begins! The Vampires will try and sink their fangs into the speedy Rats. Ratatouille anyone? The Knights of Flowers take aim on the pious Humans who gave the High Elves their only loss back in week 3. Then the match everyone has been waiting for, the epitome of evil vs. good... large vs. small... favorite vs. underdog... Orcs. vs Halflings!

To the pain! That's right, a Princess Bride reference! This reporter is EN FUEGO!

Good luck next week!

Season 1: Week 6

Week 6 marked the first of five weeks of rematches! But while revenge was on everyone's mind, there was little to be had. The Emperor's Finest pulled out a 3 to 2 win over The Count De Monay's with a last minute Hail Mary. You have to believe that the eye of Nuffle will shift it's gaze off the Vampires at some point.

Meanwhile, Da Bloody Teef Boyz ran their way to a 2 to 0 victory over the Sewer City Anklebiters. The score was identical to their Week 1 matchup, which seems to favor the hard hitting Orcs. Will the Rats get another shot to display their speed against these Orcs in the playoffs?

In the last game of the week, the Knights of Flowers and the Rumbling Ents played to a hard fought 1 to 1 tie. This was certainly a tale of two different halves, with each team spending a considerable amount of time feeling the wrath of Nuffle!

The standings remained unchanged from week 5 and it looks as if every team escaped any horrible injuries. The majority of teams look to be developing nicely, but everyone is just a star player death away from complete and utter turmoil! So keep those apoths close by as we head to week 7! The Rumbling Ents will hope the Count De Monay's luck stays at bay for one more week. The Emperor's Finest are hoping to avenge their only loss of the season (and a brutal, brutal loss it was!) against the Sewer City Anklebiters. Finally, Da Bloody Teef Boys and the Knights of Flowers will resume their deadlocked struggle from week 5, and hopefully decide once and for all is it better to look manly or to look pretty?

Let's get it on!

Season 1: Week 5

Well boys and girls, we've made it to the half way point of the season. I know, I'm as surprised as you are!

The Rumbling Ents and The Counts De Monays kicked off the week with the Ents rolling to a 3 to 0 victory. The Halfling Chef cooked up a stew so attractive to the Vampire Lords that it distracted them to the tune of 4 lost rerolls. One can only imagine what or who was in that pot! Two Thralls were killed in the match, but did they really have that much of a life anyway?

The Knights of Flowers somehow pulled out a tie with Da Bloody Teef Boyz with what can only be described as the most awfully ridiculously hilarious play in the history of blood bowl! For those who did not witness the amazing sequence of events... Dropped Orc pass to a Goblin in the end zone bounces out of bounds... fans toss the ball back to the OTHER Orc thrower... Thrower runs forward to hand off the ball for a touchdown and the same Goblin FAILS to secure the ball... ball once again bounces to the fans who throw the ball BACK out of bounds to the fans on the other side of the pitch... those fans then throw the ball down the field just 4 squares from the Orc end zone!
The Elves got to the ball, secured it and expertly delayed to secure the tie! Thoroughly frustrating the Orc Coach who threatened to curb stomp any High Elves he could get to. A-mazing! (Sorry you had to relieve that Hank, but it truly was EPIC!)

But the biggest news of the week has to come from the match between the Sewer City Anklebiters and the Emperor's Finest. In a blood fest that caused 12 casualties, the righteous Humans have been knocked off their golden throne and are no longer undefeated! Still, you have to handle it to the Humans whose determination in the face of mass injuries kept the game close. The Anklebiters picked up a win they desperately needed as we begin the second leg of the season!

Speaking of the second leg, the push to the playoffs is now underway as we prepare for week 6! And it's re-match time from Week 1! The Ents will try to brew up some more luck against the Knights of Flowers who appear to have literally sold their sole to Chaos! The Vampires hope to suck (but not suck?) the life out of the Emperor's Finest. The Finest will be down a few men (again) as they recover from the rabies outbreak sustained from their last game! Finally, the streaking Rats (seriously, they don't wear any cloths!) look to avenge their first loss of the season against the up and down Orcs. Da Bloody Teef Boyz might straight up start murderizing people if they don't begin generating a few casualties. Anything goes for week 6! Best of luck.


Season 1: Week 4

Week 4 is now in the books! In what was probably the most thrilling game so far this season, the Knights of Flowers pulled out a 2 to 1 victory over the always exciting Sewer City Anklebiters! Balls were flying all over the place! The High Elves were really in their element... if you know what I mean!

Then there were the Humans and the Halflings. The Rumblings Ents managed to outscore the Emperor's Finest 1 to 0 in the second half! And that's all I'm going to say about that (Even though the final score show the Humans winning 3 to 1).

In the most brutal game of the week, Da Bloody Teef Boyz seem to have found a groove as they laid out a number of the Count de Monay's pale skinned Thralls. Still, the amazing Vampires remained competitive the entire match.

As we get set to kick off Week 5, the group leaders are starting to pull away from the bottom feeders. The Ratmen will look to turn around their season against the undefeated Humans, while the Orcs will try to maintain their momentum against the surprising Flower Children. Finally, the Count de Monays and the Rumbling Ents will look to settle the question on everyone's minds... who is THE most unlucky team!

Good luck everyone!
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