Hogtown Blood Bowl League feed http://manager.thehobble.com/ Blood bowl league RSS feed en-EN http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:17:33 -0700 OBBLM 0.91 Match: 50 - No fly Zone (2) vs. Jonestown Puppeteers (1) The tale of the skinks that would not take the beating they, deep in their hearts, truly wanted. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-06-15 04:43:14 Match: Riverdale Rotskins (0) vs. Da Dragonback Bombas (0) Morg rolled three double skulls! http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-06-14 19:49:05 Match: Karak Nhati Bengals (2) vs. The Scrowers (2) "BENGALS BLOODIED BUT SCROWERS STYMIED!" Blood Bowl lived up to its name in a brutal mid-week fixture that featured injuries and touchdowns aplenty. Literal slip-ups from the Bengal Runners left the ball unprotected early in the half, and the Scrowers' Baskeet "The Hound" snuck in and scooped it up to score a defensive touchdown. The Bengals' Tryg Magnisson scored in the following drive, and the half ended 1-1. In the 2nd half, "Killer" Culverton tore into the beleaguered Bengals to rack up a league-leading 11 casualties, while Baskeet took advantage to score a second touchdown. Looking at a 2-1 deficit and with time running out, things looked grim for the doughty Dwarfs, but the Scrowers ill-discipline got the better of them. The Scrowers' Troll "Unholy" Pete was left without a minder and started picking dandelions at a crucial moment, allowing the Bengals to grab an unprotected ball and, in a daring hand-off play that would make the Elfheim Eagles blush, run the ball in to score and keep their playoff hopes alive. Jarek Brokkisson III was hailed as the MVP, while the Scrowers were booed off the pitch by their fans, many swearing never to support the team again, for letting an elusive victory slip away. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-05-30 20:56:36 Match: Titans of Tartarus (1) vs. Riverdale Rotskins (2) Ramtut III came out to play. Ramtut III lied down on a dodge in first half and decided to rest in the KO bin for the rest of the game. Ramtut III is a star in name only. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-05-30 18:18:28 Match: Hogtown Fjord (1) vs. Jonestown Puppeteers (1) Lord Borak came out to play. Lord Borak lied down on the first play and decided to rest in the KO bin for the rest of the game. Lord Borak is a star in name only. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-05-16 18:27:15 Match: Karak Nhati Bengals (3) vs. Da Dragonback Bombas (0) Da Bombas hired Bomber Dribblesnot to give them 12 players and traveled to the Bengals home stadium. Only 9 of them made the journey home. Missing the key Smiley Cyrut to injury for this match, they attempted a double bomber barrage after kicking to the Bengals. Unfortunately the bombs while causing mayhem were not very powerful and even after knocking down 5 dwarves with one bomb they could do nothing about the ball on the floor and it was swiftly recovered the following turn. Lining up in the 2nd half with 5, then 4 players remaining - every opportunity for even a minor glory cruelly slipped from their grasp, with the Bengals running up the score and a Pitch Invasion taking out ONLY the troll to ruin their final OTT attempt. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-05-15 19:26:43 Match: Jonestown Puppeteers (0) vs. Riverdale Rotskins (1) A nail biter of a match. Stumbling over his own feet, Jonestown ball carrier Mr Hugz let go of the ball on their offense. Which allowed Riverdale to score a defensive touchdown. Despite lacking their leader figure Armand Armour, things looked bright for the Rotskins at beginning of the second half. This was when Grashnak Blackhoof kicked into overdrive and KO'd one Rotskin after another. Down to five players in the end, it was largely Bobby Bellychick's individual performance that saved the win. Bobby managed to recover the ball twice, thus critically delaying the Puppeteers enough to keep them from scoring. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-05-03 21:09:56 Match: Riverland Walleyes (1) vs. Zharr-Hanta Argonauts (1) Frustrated with the lack of casualties, the fans decided to murder the Walleye's QB on the bottom of 16. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-05-03 06:17:40 Match: Hogtown Fjord (0) vs. Riverdale Rotskins (1) An exceptionally bloody match, with four fatalities in total. Only two of them managed to regenerate or got saved by the apothecary. Two Rotters found their end. At least Terry "Tickleme" Tongueface grew extra strength from his near-death experience. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-04-27 07:00:23 Match: Da Dragonback Bombas (0) vs. 50 - No fly Zone (4) Da Bombas were playing with a shortened bench, after their last match and the beating they took at the hands of the Argonauts they would only be able to field 11 players! They started off strong, knocking out a skink for each goblin that left the pitch. Unfortunately, they were unable to capitalize on early success, and the remaining skinks quickly scored. This meant that quite early in the game, 3 bribes were used to keep 2 Secret Weapons available. Angered at this result, Da Bomba fans got the ref and another bribe was found for them. Alas, it was not used, as the Fanatic injured himself off the pitch. Meanwhile Oorhee was enraptured by the stunning beauties offering Bloodweiser. And with that, things quickly went downhill.... and after the 4th TD, Da Bombas didn't have enough goblins to even line up. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-04-18 19:21:02 Match: Riverland Walleyes (2) vs. Jonestown Puppeteers (0) Snow Day. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-04-17 19:05:08 Match: The Scrowers (1) vs. Jonestown Puppeteers (2) Charles Orcustus Morknessen is dead. Long live Charles Orcustus Morknessen. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-04-04 17:44:58 Match: Zharr-Hanta Argonauts (2) vs. Da Dragonback Bombas (1) Goblins are teh squishy. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-04-03 17:44:51 Match: Da Dragonback Bombas (0) vs. Hogtown Fjord (2) The crowd were out for a good time, and Da Dragonback Bombas were out to give it to them! They had plied the crowd with ample amounts of Bloodweiser, which unfortunately meant that the crowd got a bit rowdy and crashed onto the field. Rioting right from the start. Da Bombas attempted to capitalize on this by quickly knocking down the front line of the Fjord. Alas, it was on of the few times Nuffle smiled down on the team. Possibly due to the rowdiness of the crowd, the goblin bribes were ineffective. (Failed 2/3 of them....) Knumbknuts was quickly dispatched off the pitch by Sam Squanntch, and the rest of the goblins were quickly playing dead lying on the pitch. They had heard rumours that wolves won't scavenge dead meat. Alas, they were quickly proven wrong and soon there were only a few goblins left on the pitch. In a drastic measure, they called upon their team wizard, Mad-Cap Fizz-Pop, who quickly proved his worth, throwing down a booming Fireball and knocking many of the Fjord to the ground. It was not enough, the Fjord quickly went up 1-0 by the end of the first half, and after losing all their Secret Weapons AND Knumbnuts quickly into the second-half, they did their best to hold the score. But their pitiful defense was not enough and by the end of the game, the Fjord easily walked into the end-zone. Ending the game with a confident 2-0 http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-03-19 18:45:37 Match: Manchuckster United (0) vs. Riverdale Rotskins (1) Meeting at Time Capsule stadium, Manchuckster and Riverdale were both hoping to continue their non-losing streak. Manchuckster won the coin toss and decided to kick. Riverdale was, due to their nature, slowly grinding down the field. Manchuckster kept resisting, unimpressed even by a near-death that was prevented only by the swift actions of the team apothecary. With the Rotskins ball carrier dangerously exposed, everything came down to the beast. Holding up multiple players, the secret bean and rotten flesh diet finally paid off. Disgusted by its foul appearance, the Manchuckster players refused to get into physical contact with the beast, thus allowing Bobby Bellychick to score the 1-0. With only two turns left and yet another wave of disgust caused by the overall foul appearance, MU did not manage to score back. Second half saw some practice passing play by the rookie Manchuckster thrower, which finally ended in a fumbled catch. While the ball was too far away for Riverdale to intervene, it resulted in enough confusion to temporarily stall the offense. Terry "Tickleme" Tongueface, the Beast of Nurgle, was again essential in the gameplay - by first opening up the defense wide open with a failed block, and then preventing the equalizing touch down by entangling the MU ball carrier in its deliciously sticky tentacles. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-03-07 20:22:46 Match: Karak Nhati Bengals (1) vs. Riverdale Rotskins (1) The Rotskins and Bengals fought to a draw in the bengals home turf. The foul and disturbing nurgle didn't avoid many blocks but seemed to have an effect on the dwarves ability to stay on their feet. Despite a solid chance to go into HT at 1-1, the Rotskins held on to a slender lead. In the second half the dwarves managed to fend off the Rotskins advances and force a number of dodges - one failure in particular left the ball carrier vulnerable and the nurgle team could not recover from that point. The fact that 3 of 4 KOs for the Rotskins including the beast stayed in the KO bin surely didn't have much impact on the final result. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-02-28 19:50:45 Match: Titans of Tartarus (0) vs. Zharr-Hanta Argonauts (1) Described as a very violent affair with just enough razzle-dazzle to produce a winner, the Argonauts and the Titans collided on the pitch in front of 32,000 screaming fans. The teams did not disappoint! The Argos received and met the Titans' line at midfield. The drive ground to a screeching halt before Useless Cutass evaded coverage and made a break for the end zone in turn . Nefertiti and Anck Su took advantage of their unskilled markers and dodged back to take down the agile Hobbo and recover the ball. Nefertiri attempted a pass down the left sideline to an open Khayu, but he bobbled the catch. With the ball lying directly between Khayu and the sideline, the Argos needed to channel their inner elf to make a TD happen before the half ended. Useless Cutass pushed to get to the endzone and got ready to receive the ball. Spike O'Slay blitzed Nefertiri into the crowd to open up a hole for Splat Drunk-again to dodge free of his coverage, dance around Khayu to grab the ball, push into the open, and launch a long pass for the score. Second half saw the Titans try to push down the left sideline again, stalling out when they ran into the teeth of the Argos' defense. A crafty chainpush from Useless Cutass opened up a hole big enough for Spike O'Slay to barge through for the sack. The Titans recovered the ball, with Nefertiri making a run for paydirt. Again, Spike was able to find a hole in the coverage, dodge through, and put the Ghoul down. The crowd got a hold of the ball and sent it to the other side of the pitch, ending the threat. Useless attempted to huck the rock to Mace "Painbull" Kill-menz for a second TD, but Mace wasn't able to haul in the wobbly pass (despite a very fortunate scatter). http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-02-13 18:40:07 Match: The Scrowers (1) vs. Hogtown Fjord (2) So. Much. Blood. Bob. I'm standing here on a haematological nightmare swamp that used to be The Scrower's pitch Bob in the aftermath of the meet up between the Hogtown Fjord and The Scrowers. I'm not gonna lie, Bob, The Fjord came out and looked nervous in the first half facing off against three Big Guys, a chainsaw, and a bombardier. Not to mention the mitt full of dirty tricks the Scrowers had hidden in their playbook. The Fjord received and moved the ball up the field slowly and tried to punch away at the opposition, with little to no effect. Bombs kept most of the forward line sucking turf and The Fjords blitz attempts on crucial targets delivered lack lustre results. Just when Lemmy had delivered the ball to a score-able position, The Scrowers deployed a trampoline trap and Lemmy and ball were sent flying into the stands, knocking Lemmy out and sending the ball cascading around the field. This seemed to infuriate The Fjord who started focusing less on the ball an more on throwing the boot to The Scrowers who started falling one by one to the relentless onslaught. It was a failed dodge off the line of scrimmage by Charles Orcustus Morknessen (who managed to give himself a doozy of a concussion in the process) late in the first half, that really seemed to shift the momentum. The Fjord managed to move the ball deep into The Scrowers' half late in the first half, and in the last moments of the half with no opposition on the field between them and victory, Lars lobbed a beautiful pass out to the end zone - arcing, spiralling, - and bouncing off the back of the helmet of Lars standing in the end zone. By the second half, if was a sparse Scrowers' team that took the field, less than half the team able to muster for lineup. The Fjord was ruthless and relentless in their assault, systematically isolating and brutally assaulting each Scrower in turn. The Scrowers scored quickly in the half but their diminished numbers couldn't stop an answering goal by Lemmy. As the minutes of the second half dwindled, so did the Scrowers numbers, one by one Medivac'd from the field until only "The Hound" Baskeet stood between Lemmy and the winning goal. Baskeet gave his best effort but was overwhelmed by numbers and could only watch from his horizontal pitch position as Lemmy danced across the field, scooped up the errant ball and glided across the goal line in the last seconds of the game for the win. Fans of both teams who watched this game will be forever scarred. Back to you Bob. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-02-13 18:32:16 Match: Da Dragonback Bombas (0) vs. Hypnotic Gays (1) The fans were out in droves for this game, and Da Bombas did their best plying the crowd with wet T-shirt contests and MGD (Mad Goblin Draft). Unfortunately, the vampires started off strongly, quickly knocking goblin after goblin off the pitch. A brave last minute effort by Zegnor almost stopped Liberace, however he was quickly surrounded by Thralls and sent off the pitch. Allowing the Gays to go up 1-0 at the end of the first half. Da Bomba Coaches 'Koach Brothers' spent the entire half-time arguing with the Ref and Da Bombas were allowed to keep Oorhee for the second half. Who then went to town, carving through the vampires and thralls with his chainsaw. Alas, it became clogged with gore and blood, and at the crucial time it stalled; allowing the Gays to recover the ball and keeping it away from the Goblins for the last few minutes. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-02-12 18:15:10 Match: Karak Nhati Bengals (2) vs. Riverland Walleyes (2) The game started with a grinding first half, the Walleyes kicking to the Bengals. Grim Ironjaw took a rough hit early ending his game. Despite their early bad luck the Dwarves were able to grind out a 1-0 lead after the first half, barely preventing a quick counterstrike by the Walleyes. A human friendly wizard, Stodus Kronos, frustrated with the outcome, tossed the game into a time vortex. The humans were ready to strike once time returned to normal, the Walleyes scoring quickly hoping for a 2 touchdown half. Despite mounting losses, the Bengals were able to sneak out a touchdown on the bottom of 15. Angry with this result a riot broke out at the stadium, giving the Wizard Kronos another opportunity to leverage his magic and add an extra turn. The Walleyes seized the opportunity and, almost like time was standing still for the Dwarves, were able to score to force a tie. The league is currently considering banning time wizards from future matches but there is no set date on when the investigation will complete. http://manager.thehobble.com/ 2018-02-11 19:01:00