It's probably not fair to call this bloodbowl final a rivalry. Even though the coaches have been friends since they were young elves/tadpoles, even though the teams play a grudge match between every season, the reason this can't be a rivalry is because in 6+ matches the Slann have always managed to emerge victorious
Their routes to the Bloodbowl were different. The Elves squeaked into the final, battered and bruised, at the last moment whereas the Slann were the clear winners of their group having fought off some goblin weapons of mass distruction.
The teams were fairly well matched team value wise as the Elves had two injured catchers watching from the dugout. The weather was sweltering as the elves kicked to the Slann, the weather changed- it some how got even hotter. The Slann, decided to celebrate their first touchdown on turn 2, but the exertion sent four players to the bench with heat stroke.
The elves should have scored easily but the Slann made desperation sacks at every opertunity, stealing the ball three times before the elves were able to score in turn 6, with the Slann exausted of rerolls and a few KOs
Rather than stalling, the elves hoped to use a special play to steal the ball and go 2-1 up. The suicide blitz did its job but the Slann were able to recover the ball. The elves tried their hardest to cover the Slann receivers but the Slann offence would not be denied - the long ball was caught successfully by a blitzer in the end zone.
The elves best player was killed on turn 9 (but the apothecary was able to restart his heart) and the elves tried and tried in the second half to move the ball up the field but the Slanns diving tackle/jump up blitzers controlled the field while the leaping strip ballers attacked the ball carriers. An opertunity to set up a score for the next turn emerged in turn 14 but the Kroxigor was able to save the game by pinning the catcher with the ball against the sideline. With no way to make the hand off to the scoring receiver other than to just hope for decent dice, the elf tripped and fell and the Slann catcher through three rhe ball to an empty space.
The elves had one last trick up their sleeve, making some crazy GFIs to engineer a crowdpush the elves attempted to punt an end to end touchdown which went out of bounds.
The Slanns swarming defense and he who dares win attitude beat out the more conservative elves.
The last remaining Slann players used their remaining turn to gather around the Krox at the half way line and celebrate a well deserved Bloodbowl championship and look forward to defending their title next season
|Posted Wed Feb 14 2018 10:07:22 (last edited Wed Feb 14 2018 11:02:45) by EvilTurkeyOfDoom