Hello Blood Bowl fans!
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the a special preview edition of the 2010 Blood Bowl Report.
First of all, a little background for those who may not be fortunate enough to know what Blood Bowl is all about. Blood Bowl is a sport set in the WarHammer universe. Each team starts a drive with no more than 11 players on the field—frequently it is less because of injuries. The ball is carried with the hands and can be thrown, and my favorite part, there is tackling. Brutal and oh so entertaining, tackling. Any player on the field can be tackled. It doesn’t matter if the target has the ball or not. The Blood in the name comes from the fact that there are injuires and the occassional death of a player on the field. The action does not stop until one team scores or the half ends. As for the teams, there are all types of races including Humans, Dwarves, several types of Elves, forces of Chaos, Goblins, Ogres, Orcs, Halflings, Undead, Amazons, Norsemen, Skaven and Lizardmen.
If anybody is interested in being a head coach and putting together a team, contact Cameron at Petrie’s this week. If you don’t think you’ll make it as a head coach but are interested in the game, contact a League Sponsor—Cameron, Jeremy R, and Jeremy S—as we also have a need for analysts and reporters. There is also a unique experience this season with a fantasy league that is completely free and you can play the game from the convenience of your own room. We hope to have weekly reports for those playing from home covering all the latest action.
Now for a preview of a few of the teams already signed up for this season. Some of the teams come to us having played a few games for the 2009/2010 season that was halted after several Head Coaches and the League Organizer, along with the winnings, were kidnapped by a group of thugs called Work and Life.
The Furballs are the star Ratlings of the Petrie’s league. Last year they caused an upset but coming to the season later than any other team and quickly took their rank in the top three. While they can’t stand up to many Black Orcs or Mummys, they sure can outrun most anything. Will they dominate the touchdown statistics again this year? Will their star player, Teebo, be an easy early target by the teams who crave blood? We’ll soon see.
UPDATE: Rumors are abuzz about the return of the leagues ultimate star player, Twinkletoes the Elf. He’s been playing for the team Pandas with Pistols. But the PwP is a low rated team that may not be able to handle such high star power. The fantasy football players are hoping that Twinkletoes will make a showing for his amazing stats, but will this one man team want to come out of retirement and risk death? Will the PwP Head Coach come down off that ledge after he found out he may have to take his team back to the field this year? Stay tuned!