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World Bowl XLI Everything Thread

Postby Chromatika » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:44 pm



Welcome to World Bowl 41, with the playoffs being held in Chromatika, sponsored by Black Raven Technologies and Death Templars Law Firm! Here are your groups, with the top two teams advancing to play in Chromatika:

Group A
(02) Ranoria
(11) Abanhfleft
(UR) Silvedania
(32) HUElavia
(20) Chromatika

Group B
(32) Equestria
(UR) Tumbra
(UR) Appalachian Nation
(08) Banija
(17) Squidroidia

Group C
(14) Anthor
(03) Allamunnic States
(UR) Hebitaka
(26) Geektopia
(UR) Augusticinia

Group D
(37) Kriegiersien
(24) Sarzonia
(18) Xanneria
(UR) BohemiaIV
(01) Cassadaigua

Group E
(04) Ko-oren
(30) Kohnhead
(UR) South Newlandia
(12) Saint Kanye
(UR) The Desiccated States

Group F
(06) Drawkland
(UR) United Volcano Isles
(15) TJUN-ia
(24) Greater Vakolicci Haven
(UR) Saint-Domingues

Group G
(75) Saltstead
(13) The Transmodian Commonwealth of New England
(UR) Smosh games
(10) Karditan
(27) Royal Kingdom of Quebec

Group H
(09) Newmanistan
(16) Delaclava
(UR) Sword Island
(32) Northwest Kalactin
(UR) Mapletish

Procedural Notes:
Equestria, Northwest Kalactin, and HUElavia were all ranked 32. Equestria and Northwest Kalactin were chosen at random to be in Pot 3, with HUElavia being the top seed of Pot 4.
There were 13 new nations to sign up for this edition of the World Bowl. Of them, five were picked randomly to be in Pot 4, with the rest being in Pot 5.

Pot 1
(01) Cassadaigua
(02) Ranoria
(03) Allamunnic States
(04) Ko-oren
(06) Drawkland
(08) Banija
(09) Newmanistan
(10) Karditan

Pot 2
(11) Abanhfleft
(12) Saint Kanye
(13) The Transmodian Commonwealth of New England
(14) Anthor
(15) TJUN-ia
(16) Delaclava
(17) Squidroidia
(18) Xanneria

Pot 3
(20) Chromatika
(24) Sarzonia
(24) Greater Vakolicci Heaven
(26) Geektopia
(27) Royal Kingdom of Quebec
(30) Kohnhead
(32) Equestria
(32) Northwest Kalactin

Pot 4
(32) HUElavia
(37) Kriegiersien
(75) Saltstead
(UR) Appalachian Nation
(UR) Hebitaka
(UR) The Desiccated States
(UR) United Volcano Isles
(UR) Mapletish

Pot 5
(UR) Silvedania
(UR) Tumbra
(UR) Augusticinia
(UR) BohemiaIV
(UR) South Newlandia
(UR) Saint-Domingues
(UR) Smosh games
(UR) Sword Island

Schedule
Cutoffs will be between 9-11 PST (5AM-7AM UTC).

First Team listed is home.
Group Stage - Tiebreakers: Wins, Head to Head Wins, Head to Head Point Differential, Point Differential, RP Bonus
Wednesday, February 24: 2v5, 3v4, 1 BYE
Thursday, February 25: 5v3, 1v2, 4 BYE
Friday, February 26: 3v1, 4v5, 2 BYE
Saturday, February 27: 1v4, 2v3, 5 BYE
Sunday, February 28: 4v2, 5v1, 3 BYE
Monday, March 1: Off Day
Tuesday, March 2: 5v2, 4v3, 1 BYE
Wednesday, March 3: 3v5, 2v1, 4 BYE
Thursday, March 4: 1v3, 5v4, 2 BYE
Friday, March 5: 4v1, 3v2, 5 BYE
Saturday, March 6: 2v4, 1v5, 3 BYE
Sunday, March 7: Off Day (Seeding Playoffs if needed)

Playoffs (The sixteen teams will be seeded and then put into a set bracket. Seeds 1-8 will be the Group Winners, and 9-16 be the Second Placed Teams.
Teams will be seeded by Wins then Point Differential. If there is a tie after Point Differential, an extra Playoff Game will be played to decide seeding.)
Any and all games possibly involving Chromatika will be scored by a third party, preferably one that isn't in the World Bowl at all.

Monday, March 8: Round of Sixteen
Tuesday, March 9: Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 10: Semifinals
Thursday, March 11: 3rd Place Match
Friday, March 12: World Bowl XLI Championship Game

Rosters, Style Modifiers, and RP Permissions
You will earn Roleplay Bonus points for submitting a roster, and a more detailed and well-presented roster can be worth more points. At the very least it should list the players on your team and a home field for your team to play home games at. Additional coaching staff, player details, and any other info that could be useful for your opponents' RPs can be included.

You may provide a Style Modifier, any number between -5.00 and +5.00, with your roster that determines how defensively or aggressively your team plays. A -5.00 team is ultra-defensive, a 0.00 team is balanced, and a +5.00 team is hyper-aggressive. You may request a change in your style modifier once during the tournament by contacting the host.

It's highly recommended you include a permissions box that gives your groupmates guidelines for how to roleplay your matches. A sample permissions box is provided below:

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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
[b]Choose my scorers:[/b]
[b]Godmod scoring events:[/b]
[b]RP injuries to my players:[/b]
[b]Godmod Injuries to my players:[/b]
[b]Suspend my players:[/b]
[b]Godmod suspension events[/b]:
[b]Godmod other events[/b]:


Other Tidbits

Chromatik sports magazine The Rebel will be putting together a Team of the Tournament, composed of 11 players on offense, 11 on defense, 3 players on special teams (Kicker, Punter, and Returner), Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator, and Special Teams Coordinator. No Team will have more than 5 players on the squad, excluding coaches. To advertise your player, make sure to mention them in your RPs! If they do well and your team does well, they may be featured!

Weather conditions, time of kickoff, and information on the Head Referee will be provided for the playoff games in Chromatika. Feel free to use them if you wish. If you'd like to submit a Referee to me, please either send me a Telegram or Direct Message me on Discord with their name, nationality, and how strict they are/how much they allow players to play.
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Postby Chromatika » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:44 pm

Welcome to Chromatika


Overview: Chromatika is a nation composing of a group of islands located in the far northeastern corner of Atlantian Oceania. There is the main island of Chromatik Island itself, Urrhed Island to the southwest, Myana Island to the northwest, and the Wilderness Preserve of Dorri Island to the northeast.

Chromatika one day popped into existence by mysterious forces that have since been identified as a group of extraplanar angels known as The Enlightened Ones. It's still unclear where the populace came from. The Chromatik Party held sway over the land, implementing its seven-color caste system, until the Rainbow Revolution happened, led by the Chromatik National Team in World Cup 75. This resulted in the first Manager of Chromatika - Franscesca Larriet-Cortes - being martyred.

A group of revolutionaries called the Shadow Writers were able to gather elements of the Chromatik Army, Air Force, and Navy to overthrow the Chromatik Party. Alina Krasnikova, one of the leaders of this movement, was the first Premier. Chromatika then ran into another hiccup when the time of the first democratic election came, with the Checkers Party, formed by a lot of the remnants of the Chromatik Party, tried to take control of the election. Aided by one of the Enlightened Ones, the Rainbow Party was able to, with help with their Atlantian Oceanian neighbors, stop the forces behind the Checkers Party and ensure a safe election.

Cultural Notes: While visiting Chromatika, please observe the following:

Transportation: Chromatik highways aren't very wide - two lanes per side at most. There is a very expansive railroad system that was originally used for troop movement, but is has been refitted to serve the everyday citizen. A subway system and a bus system in the bigger cities have also been established. The National Airport is also not very big, only serving regional flights. For the tournament, the nation will be accepting team planes to land, but it'd be best if you flew to Quebec City, Istria, Jhanna, or Cathair first. Ferries run from the Islands of Myana and Urrhed to the main island on the hour.

Currency: The currency of Chromatika is the National Mark. the exchange rate is at a respectful 2.5 Chromatik National Mark per 1 NS Dollar. Cost of living is rather low in Chromatika, as the government provides most things through taxes. A bottle of water costs 1 NMS, a good meal about 7, and a new car around 24,000. Please come to Chromatika with all your currency changed to NSD. We don't provide exchange services from other currencies.

Climate: Chromatika is a rather cold nation, with the average temperature being 65 F in the summer and down to 11 F in the winter. The northern parts tend to be colder, while Myana and Urrhed tend to be a bit warmer. There is a temperate jungle in Eyrods where the temperature can spike up a bit more. It doesn't rain much, but snows a fair bit; winds don't gust that much, either. Climate-wise, it's a rather cold, boring, land. The knockout rounds of the World Bowl are taking part in Chromatik June, meaning it shouldn't be downright hostile cold but still rather cool.

Language: The official languages of Chromatika are English, Korean, French, Mandarin, and Russian. The most commonly used one in English. Depending on where you visit, you can hear one of the other being spoken interchangeably. Most Chromatik peoples know at least three of the five languages, with one of them being English. Pockets of other language speakers do exist, but are more rare.

Cuisine: Chromatik food is usually spicy, filling, and served warm. There are a few cold dishes, but as the country itself is very cool/cold, Chromatiks prefer hot dishes. Korean, French, Chinese, and Eastern Europeans are all available for consumption.

Gridiron: Gridiron Football is played in the cities of Staramara, Qet, Alnio, Deprí Lanar, Deprí Sanar, Chromia, Brisara, and Knetyohai. There is also College Football in Myana, Z'ai'ai, Deprí Lanar, Deprí Sanar, Chromia, Felswyr, and Staramara. It's a growing sport!

General Populace: The Chromatik people are respectful, polite, and usually keep to themselves. If you don't bug them, they won't bug you. That isn't to say that they aren't nice, as Chromatiks get by with most everyone. Just don't make fun of the past, don't make light the actions of the Chromatik Party, and enjoy your visit!

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Note: You'll often recognize that the Capacity of a venue and the Seats are different. That's because traditionally, Chromatik stadiums were also the place that people would go to in case of evacuation due to natural disasters. The Capacity is the number of people that can fit in the stadium comfortably; the number of seats is the number of actual seats that are available to view the football games. For the ones where seats aren't listed, Capacity indicates number of seats.

Round of Sixteen: Heartland District

Pùr
Pùr is the biggest city in the Heartlands, and the capital of the district. This is where most of Chromatika's farmland is located. It is from this district that the nation generates most of its domestic grains and livestock. Without Pùr, Chromatika would either starve or go even further into foreign debt.

Venue: Riders' Arena (Cap. 35,210)
A small arena for a tight-knit bunch of fans. It's not a flashy stadium, but one that gets its job done, and a place that all Pùrites know about.

Residents:
Pùr (Rainbow League System Orange League, Football)

Schedule
R1: Cassadaigua vs. Abanhfleft

Anfanhar
Anfanhar is known mostly for one thing: the country's only amusement park to date. AnfanWorld is an entity of much contention among the Chromatik populace as Anfanhar has passed quite a few laws to lower taxes being paid by the company just to keep it around. It's turned this town into a tourist town and given it much life.

Venue: Dragon's Nest (Cap. 48,210)
Having the appearance of a literal nest, Dragon's Nest is a feat of engineering. It overlooks the tallest roller-coaster of AnfanWorld, and the parkgoers' happy screams can be heard even from within the stadium.

Residents:
Anfanhar (Rainbow League System Yellow League, Football)

Schedule:
R2: Ko-oren vs. Anthor

Round of Sixteen: Deprí District

Deprí Lanar
Located at the Western side of the Deprí district, Lanar was founded first, and is the older brother. Deprí Lanar is known for producing most of the nation's vehicles. Viper Motors (previously Imhar Automotive) is located there, being the only automotive maker of Chromatika. Being by the coast means a lot of foreign cars come through here as well. They're rabid about their Hawks, and used to underachieving as a team, but passionate nonetheless.

Venue: Hawks' Nest (Cap. 112,000, 38,000 Seats)
The home of the Red Hawks, the Hawks' Nest was made to resemble a bird's nest with the field being where the eggs would lie in a bird's nest. The sloping roof does bounce back sound onto the field making it one of the loudest venues in Chromatika.

Residents:
Deprí Lanar (Rainbow League System Orange League, Football)
Deprí Lanar Turtles (Chromatik Football League, Gridiron Football)

Schedule
R3: TJUN-ia vs. Karditan

Deprí Sanar
The younger brother, Deprí Sanar is known for two things. First, it's where Z'ai'ai's lumber ends up to be turned into furniture. Second, it's where the headquarters of the Death Templars Law Firm is located. DTLF was the sponsor of the Chromatik League for many years and one of the biggest companies in Chromatika, helping now only settle law cases but also fund a lot of philanthropic efforts to aid the poor.

Venue: The Hive (Cap. 122,000, 42,000 Seats)
Don't go to The Hive unless you don't mind being a bit squished. It's the densest stadium, and was specifically designed that way to emulate a hive and how full it is of bees. The field is the most open part of the entire stadium, but the absence of a roof means you're at the mercy of the elements.

Residents:
Deprí Sanar (Rainbow League System Orange League, Football)
Deprí Sanar Battalion (Chromatik Football League, Gridiron)

Schedule
R4: Newmanistan vs. Saint Kanye

Round of Sixteen: Coastal District

Pria
Pria is at the northeastern coast of Chromatika, and is where the ferry to the Island of Dorri is located. Dorri is a wildlife preserve that doesn't have any cities, just an observatory for scientists. Besides being a research town, Pria also does some fishing and watersports. It is the surfing capital of Chromatika, as waves can get pretty high with a favorable wind, leading to ideal surfing conditions.

Venue: The Pack (Cap. 67,290, 19,000 Seats)
The home venue for the Pria Pride, The Pack is one of the oldest stadiums in Chromatika. Its architecture has a nostalgic feel of a bygone age. There have been numerous attempts for Prians to open a new stadium, but the fans have shot it down time and time again, claiming that their stadium does just fine. It is rather distinct from the rest, a glimpse into Chromatika's past.

Residents:
Pria (Rainbow League System Orange League, Football)

Schedule
R5: Allamunnic States vs. Delaclava

Lhor
Located in the northeast corner of Chromatika, right by the ocean, Lhor was historically a whaling town, and now a place that is famous for its whalewatching tours. Otherwise, Lhor is famous for being the fashion Capital of Chromatika - although most of the modeling still happens in Chromatik City. A lot of young people live in Lhor because it's a small yet fashionable town.

Venue: The Cove (Cap. 51,265; 28,000 Seats)
What's not to like about this stadium? Located right by the ocean, with an aquarium across the street. Beautiful view of the ocean and the sunset. The focus of the town, the jewel of the city... It's a pretty place to be.

Residents:
Lhor (Rainbow League System Red League, Football)

Schedule
R6: Banija vs. Sarzonia

Round of Sixteen: Mountain District

Felswyr
A town known for its ski resorts, a winter paradise. Felswyr is located about dead center of the Mountain District, right by Mt. Niai. It is known for tourism and for being the winter Capital of Chromatika. It is also where Felswyr State University is located.

Venue: Frozen Stadium (Cap. 32,100)
This stadium is mostly known for being 6,112 ft above sea level. The air is thin and cold, and wind chill can also be a factor. Thankfully, the tournament is being held in the summer, so temperatures should be a bit more mild.

Residents:
Felswyr (Rainbow League System Red League, Football)

Schedule
R7: Royal Kingdom of Quebec vs. Drawkland

Z'ai'ai
Located at the Southeast corner of Chromatika, Z'ai'ai is seated by Mt. Kùrn, the highest point in Chromatika, with elevation of 17,254 ft. It is a rare place where you can experience the mountain and the ocean at the same time within an hour's drive. Pronounced 'Zee-aye-aye", it's also the cuisine capital of Chromatika due to the variety of ingredients that are available from both the mountains and the ocean. A lot of mining is done at Mt. Kùrn, and logging is also done on a sustainable level and sent to Deprí Sanar to be turned into furniture.

Venue: Z'ai'ai Field (Cap. 113,000, 40,000 Seats)
The home of the Mountaineers, and an iconic stadium that boasts the view of the ocean and of the mountain on a clear day. The pride of Z'ai'ai, and a beautiful sight.

Residents:
Z'ai'ai (Rainbow League System Red League, Football)

Schedule
R8: Ranoria vs. Squidroidia

Quarterfinals: Urrhed Island

Urrheddiao
Located at the southernmost point of Urrhed, Urrheddiao is the seafood capital of Chromatika. It is here that most of the fishing fleets call home, and over 85% of the nation's fish is caught here. The football culture is great here as well, as United started in the second tier and worked its way up to be one of the greatest teams within the nation before the league was disbanded. The fans are quite loyal here, and the rivalry with fellow Islanders Myana is something to watch.

Venue: United Center (Cap. 120,000; 28,000 Seats)
Initially, United owners wanted the stadium to be right by the water. However, safety concerns over the huge tidal waves in the winter forced the stadium to be about fifteen miles off the coast. The stadium can be transformed into a place where a lot of the city can take shelter in in the event of a tsunami or a typhoon, as it sits at the highest point on the island.

Residents:
Urrheddiao (Rainbow League System Red League, Football)

Schedule
Q1: R1 Winner vs. R2 Winner

Tihon
Located on the northern half of Urrhed Island, Tihon is another fishing town, like Urrheddiao and Myana. It is also a tourist attraction due to the huge open beaches in the area.

Venue: The Tidal Wave (Cap. 95,210; 25,000 Seats)
The focal point of the town, is built on the high end of the island as to provide shelter against storms.

Residents:
Tihon (Rainbow League System Red League, Football)

Schedule
Q2: R3 Winner vs. R4 Winner

Quarterfinals: Myana Island

Myana
Biggest port city in Chromatika. Second biggest city in Chromatika. Naval headquarters of Chromatika. Second biggest fishing town of Chromatika. Tourist attraction.

Venue: Island Dome (Cap. 133,000; 35,000 Seats)
The Island Dome is located five miles from downtown Myana, towards the interior of the Island. It is in the shape of a boat to commemorate the naval forces, and there is a cannon that goes off every time the Islanders score a goal at home.

Residents:
Myana (Rainbow League System Red League, Football)

Schedule
Q3: R5 Winner vs. R6 Winner

Eyrods
One of the unexplained phenomenon of Chromatika is the climate of Eyrods, located on Myana Island. The Eastern half of Myana Island is a temperate jungle, teeming with wildlife and milder weather. Nobody is quite sure of why this is, but that is why Eyrods is the zoological capital of Chromatika. Eyrodi are appreciative of wildlife and have learned to coexist with it. The city itself is at the Coast, while the Jungle lies at the southern end.

Venue: The Jungle (Cap. 74,590, 26,000 Seats)
The greenest stadium in Chromatika, and we're not just talking about the color scheme. The stadium is made of recyclable matter - seats made of reused plastic, etc. It's a marvel of engineering and architecture, and it's not unusual to have birds fly over the stadium often. Don't worry - there's a clear roof that usually goes over it to protect you from anything that might fall from them.

Residents:
Eyrods (Rainbow League System Red League, Football)

Schedule:
Q4: R7 Winner vs. R8 Winner

Semifinal/Final: Capital District

Alnio
Alnio is the technological capital of Chromatika, although it's right next to Chromatik City. Located just thirty-one miles East of Chromatik City, almost dead center of the Capital District, it is in Alnio that Black Raven Technologies is located. Alnio has lots of blue collar workers and used to be completely populated by Greens on the Chromatik Scale. Now, the city is busy with a lot of Red, Orange, and Yellow people being educated, along with some of the Blue, Indigo, and Violets who wanted to be scientists there to learn as well.

Venue: RCK Field (Cap. 100,400, 32,000 Seats)
RCK Field is a stereotypical football field in a nice stadium. The stadium surrounding the field has shopping malls built in it, and there is a huge food court as well. The Union make the field their home, and it was here that Alora Heher, Cosumarite, plied her trade before the exile of all foreign players.

Residents:
Alnio (Rainbow League System Red League, Football)
Alnio Pirates (Chromatik Football League, Gridiron)

Schedule:
S1: Q1 Winner vs. Q2 Winner

Wirr Tsi
Wirr Tsi, a city that is more towards the Mountain District, is where the Chromatik National Army is located, with over sixty percent of the population being military. Besides being an army town, it's also where a lot of the armaments are manufactured. It's not a very exciting town, but an important one.

Venue: The Shock (Cap. 51,350, 18,000 Seats)
The Shock, home to the Wirr Tsi Shock, was built to house the Army's football team. It's not a very flashy stadium, but it was built rather recently, so it's state-of-the-art.

Residents:
Wirr Tsi (Rainbow League System Red League, Football)

Schedule
S2: Q3 Winner vs. Q4 Winner

Chromia
Chromia (previously Chromatik City) is the Capital of Chromatika and the seat of its government. The city is located ten miles east of the border with the Heartland and Deprí Districts, and some of the suburbs of the city spill into the other two districts. It is in Chromia that the Rainbow Party now holds its power, and where Keri Wyse Aart serves as the Premier. It is also the site where most of the atrocities of the previous regime were committed, so it is a very historical and very conflicting site for most Chromatiks.

Venue: Capitalizt Dome (Cap. 144,000)
The crowning jewel of Chromatika, and the national stadium where international matches are usually held. It's your typical big-team stadium, home of the Chromatik Capitalizt. It is one of the few stadiums that are only used for football matches. The national collegiate finals and high school finals are held here, too.

Residents:
Chromatik (Rainbow League System Red League, Football)
Chromatik City Cyan (Chromatik Football League, Gridiron)

Schedule
3PPO: S1 Loser vs. S2 Loser

D'rea
A small town located a few miles from Chromia, D'rea is used mostly to house the overflow from Chromia. Though there are a few other neat things about the city, its function as the place where a lot of the Chromia working populace live makes it an important one.

Venue: Henza Center (Cap. 66,530)
This is the first stadium built in Chromatika for the purposes of Gridiron Football first. Soon to be the new home for the Chromatik Gridiron Squad and the Chromatik City Cyan, the Henza Center is an open-roofed, state of the art stadium built with a gridiron field in mind. The World Bowl Final will be the very first game played here, a worthy occasion to christen a new stadium.

Schedule:
Final: S1 Winner vs. S2 Winner
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Postby Drawkland » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:49 pm

DRAWKLAND NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM (GRID CORPS)
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World Bowl XXX Champions
World Bowl XXXV Champions


Name: Grid Corps
Colors: Black with Crimson trim
Denonyms: Drawkian or Drawkish, personal preference
FOURTEENTH World Bowl, Rank #6
Manager: Sam Willis
Head Coach: Quentin Averfel
Coordinators:
[O] Alex Gerhardt
[D] Mathis Southers
[ST] George Lindholm

The former champions of the World Bowl (XXX and XXXV), the Grid Corps are back at it again and ready to rough up everyone on their way to the playoffs. Then they'll probably take an L or something idk

ROSTER / DEPTH CHART
Here's the roster containing the names, numbers, and notes for each player. Players are listed in depth chart order.

As far as player rotation goes, generally the starters will go the entire match unless cases of injury or fatigue, obviously. Longtime veteran quarterback Dak Waterman has retired from World Bowl play, so Dustin Beck will be taking the starting job. There are currently no plans to have a two-QB system like there was before. At halfback, Jack Hoy will go for most of the game, except on short 3rd and 4th downs where Antonio Anders will be in. The lesser receivers (below Miller in the depth chart) will shuffle between drives and periods at random, depending on which player want to be in the most. Starting linemen will generally play the whole game. Defensively, the secondary will shuffle after the half on occasion. Some of the front 7 will shuffle as well, but generally Cross, Tomek, and Masters will always be in. Punters generally trade off punts. Watts always kicks field goals and Stig always does kickoffs.

OFFENSE
#       NAME         NOTES

QB
4 Dustin Beck Established young player. Dual threat QB. Great power, fast and elusive. Accuracy to be desired.
10 Zac Gold Solid pocket passer. Impossible to stop without pressure. Not the most clutch.

HB
49 Jack Hoy Veteran talent. Small, fast, elusive. Can be unstoppable. Decent hands. Open field wonder.
33 Antonio Anders Older veteran RB. Slower but heavier. Power runner. Sheds tackles easily. 3rd down back.
23 Sammy Wilkins Blazing speed. Can outrun defenses but can't shed tackles easily. Lower football IQ.

FB
42 Dominic Bishop Speedy for a Fullback. Can catch passes and run. Blocking a bit shoddy, but good IQ for it.
45 Gunne Viggo Veteran FB. Can run, but sometimes lacks ball security. Fantastic backfield blocker.

WR
89 Daniel Madison Incredible speed, very tall, great hands. Hard to tackle. Usually requires double coverage.
16 Toby Miller Best hands in the business. Always fights for the ball, good in open field moves.
11 Trey Council Larger player. Nearly a TE. Hard to tackle. Catching is decent. Generally works in slot.
84 Roy Benn Can work from slot. Good hands, great on streaks. Imaginiative ball carrier vision.
85 Lou Reynolds Solid set of hands. Slower than most. Executes sideline catches the best.

TE
87 Rich Covington Very good hands. Great on corner and out routes. Decent blocking. Good in the open field.
88 Riley Hoyt Reliable veteran TE. Can block as well as most O-linemen. Good over the middle.
81 Bobby Bennett Speedy for a TE. Decent hands and blocking. Used to create mismatches.

LT
72 John Christell Great on double teams. Obviously best choice on pass blocking.
70 Niko Boyd Very talented lineman. Great at pass blocking, a bit shoddy on runs to the left.

LG
69 Zach Barber Identifies blitzes very easily. High football IQ. Better for pass than run.
65 Timmo Folk Impossible to get past most times, but has low stamina and prone to injury.

C
55 Gordon Shiva Best center in Drawkland. Has never fumbled or false snapped over his long career. Good leader.
50 Eric Sanders Experienced. Decent Center. Mainly on the team as Long Snapper.

RG
64 Tom Giles Great in the middle. Can overpower many huge defensive tackles and ends. Big man.
66 Jimmu Koios Good blocker. Fantastic for the run. Usually misses delayed blitzers.

RT
75 Jeff Royle Fantastic at run blocking. Very good at pancakes and other special blocks.
74 Hades Gibbs Very decent blocker. Intentionally commits holding if he thinks he can get away with it.


DEFENSE
#       NAME         NOTES

LE
71 Phillip Tomek Slower player, but great on the line. Especially great for pass rushing. Hard to block.
51 David Hoffman Easily pushes around linemen. Can create pressure, but finds it hard to escape blocks.

DT
90 Max Demetrio Very strong player. Slow, but relentless. Famous for pushing over many centers and guards.
92 Eric Rock Great against the run. Wraps up tackles very well. Sometimes outsmarts linemen.
99 Theo Killian Very strong, very large, very hard hitter. However, lacks a good amount of awareness.

RE
77 Leo Cross Absolute monster. Relentless, tireless, strong and fast. Impossible to contain. Constant pressure.
79 Matthew Alessi Rookie player. Very good fundamentals. Smaller, can easily escape double teams.

LOLB
54 Edmund Snyder Smaller and speedier, not quite enough to be a CB. Good in coverage and on the blitz.
52 Adair Van Canne Plays well against Tight Ends. Doesn't shed blocks well. Decent in coverage.

MLB
95 Keegan Masters Talented. Good skill set. Can cover middle of the field effectively. Best on the blitz.
40 Julius Wiley Very good against the run. Great on man coverage against backs or tight ends.
97 Harvey Donovan Rookie linebacker. Talented across the board (coverage, blitzing, run defense). Needs experience.

ROLB
44 Abram Ali High awareness and football IQ. Great for delayed blitzes, fantastic in coverage for an LB.
48 Clay Lucas Team player. Plugs holes and takes on multiple blockers for teammates to get tackles.

CB
25 Jordan Max High level player. Amazing fundamental skills. Seamless coverage, however less likely to get picks.
30 Osman Oswald Very good in all kinds of coverage. Very good against deep passes. Good open-field tackles.
36 Robert Lim Great nickel corner. Hits home very often on corner blitzes. Great for run defense.
31 Lenox Daley Rookie player. One of the best at baiting quarterbacks, gets many picks. Needs experience.

SS
22 William Peers Taller than average. Lengthy, can easily grab or swat balls before other players get to them.
35 Dan Teodor Very good on run defense and in open field pursuit. Not easily juked on. Pass defense to be desired.

FS
20 Ross Sterling Decent for safety blitzes. Reads plays very well. Fast, good hands, nearly a WR. Good against deep threats.
24 Wil Comso Great lurking safety. Hands aren't as good, but can reliably defend and deflect passes.


SPECIAL TEAMS
#       NAME         NOTES

K
7 Matthew Watts Most reliable kicker out there. Amazing range, and pinpoint accuracy. Responds well to pressure. Starting PK.
1 Raleigh Stig Largest range of any kicker, but accuracy isn't as up to snuff. Starting Kickoff Specialist.

P
8 Jason McFarland Specialty punter. Good leg, good accuracy, has a variety of kicks. Can also throw good balls for fake punts.
2 Vander Levy Big leg, and reasonably good accuracy. Not too crafty, and can't improvise very well.

LS
50 Eric Sanders Starting long snapper. Very accurate and reliable snaps, makes holders' jobs easy.
55 Gordon Shiva Second long snapper in case Sanders is injured. Passable long snapper but not his forte.

H
10 Zac Gold When Dustin Beck is starting, Gold is the holder. Very good set of hands, never misplaces the ball.

KR/PR
49 Jack Hoy Generally returns kickoffs. Fast, small, zippy, hard to pin down. Can fit through small gaps.
89 Daniel Madison Generally returns punts. Smart, fast, tall. Can shed tackles easily and even jump over players if needed.


STRATEGY
The name of the game for the Grid Corps is aggression and power.

The offense of the Grid Corps is balanced, splitting up responsibilities for yardage between running and passing plays. None is really favored over the other, since everybody on the team is good, but in crunch time situations, they're likely to pass more than run (although running is still used to keep the defense honest). The base formation is the shotgun, although the I, pistol, and sometimes singleback are still common. Most shotgun plays are run from a single RB set, although having a FB or another RB in the backfield isn't out of the ordinary. The most common personnel is RB-TE-WR-WR-WR, but the Corps is willing to mix any amount of personnel thanks to the depth and skill at their disposal.

Most running plays are either inside the tackles or just outside them. Stretch runs are rare unless the blocking is on point, or the opposing defense can't stop them. Zone running and power running are evenly split. Fullback-led runs are also very common, especially on third down and in the red zone. A very common play is a triple option out of the I formation: it could be a fullback handoff, a halfback pitch, or a quarterback keeper. The Wildcat formation always shows up a couple times a game, especially if the opposing defense is stumped. Passing plays have a lot of elements, not necessarily a vertical offense but not necessarily a conservative one either. Balls-out deep plays are rare, they're no stranger to going deep, but the OC prefers to run posts or double moves than straight fly routes. Deep routes are thrown relatively often to keep the defense honest thanks to the incredible QB and WR talent available. When the game is tight, the Corps is excellent at the hurry-up offense, having a deep playbook to constantly keep the defense off guard.

The defense is also aggressive. Blitzing is very, very common, as the defense is fearless. Even on non-blitz plays, the defensive linemen go all out, and if a player's zone is totally empty, they'll start rushing to the pocket (for better or worse). Man blitzes on first down are a regularity, but you likely won't see more than 3 non-linemen blitzing on a play (unless it's goalline, of course). When an opposing offense is stuck inside the five, the Corps will likely come out with everyone except the defensive backs blitzing. Scoring safeties are the pride of the Grid Corps, and thus they'll go for it as much as possible. They'll also pack the line on the other goalline inside the five, but if a team is 3rd/4th and Goal outside of the 7 or 8, they're likely to just pack the end zone with as many defensive backs as possible. When not in goalline formation, they'll usually opt for a 4-man rush. 4-3 and Nickel defenses are Corps staples, unless the situation calls for a change in strategy (obviously). The Corps runs both man and zone evenly, but prefers Cover 2 man. Usually they'll start with man coverage until the team they're playing shows proficiency in beating man, then they'll switch to zone with man and the trademark blitzes thrown in. Blitzes themselves are commonly done by the linebackers, corner and safety blitzes are highly unlikely as the Defensive Coordinator doesn't like bringing guys out of the secondary. Zone blitzes on crucial third downs have been known to happen. In all, they aren't afraid to take chances in big spots and bring pressure.

Special teams for the Grid Corps is hallmarked by fake plays. Whether it's a misleading kick return (moving all the blockers to the opposite side of the field from where the ball is going), lateral returns even when the game doesn't depend on it, passes or runs from special teams formations, or even simply pretending to fumble the ball to pull rushers out of their lanes, the Corps practices it all. In addition, the defensive special teams is highly aggressive. Rushing on punt returns, super fast kick blocks, or even line hurdling to block kicks. This is made much easier by the physiology of the Corps of course.

The Corps almost exclusively opts for two-points conversions for their first few touchdowns. In a blowout win, they'll likely shift to normal PATs after the half. Don't be surprised to see fake PATs to try and get the 2PC. The playbook is deep and the number of dynamic playmakers means that two point conversion plays are well-rehearsed, hence why they're pretty fearless going for it.

PHYSIOLOGY
I recommend you read this. It contains important information on how Drawkians are different from your average human. In a nutshell, they're over 7 feet tall on average, and have larger proportions to match. Now, they're also lankier and less stocky all-around, but that doesn't mean some like a D-tackle can't get thick and muscular, it's not just not the average build. Now, this may conflict with some of your RPing preferences or make it harder to RP about us, so you're totally free to just ignore that and pretend we're the same as humans. That's totally your call, and I don't mind it either way.

VENUE
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For group stage home games, Drawkland will be playing in Metro Arena, the 150,000 seat indoor gridiron stadium in the heart of Metropolon, Drawkland's capital.

PERMISSIONS
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes.
Choose Scoring Events: Yes.
Godmod Scoring Events: Hell yes.
RP Injuries to my Players: To an extent.
Godmod Injuries to my Players: Fine if it's funny or serves a story.
Godmod Other Events: Ditto ^
Style Modifier: +4.5

As far as these go, do anything except kill or brutally injure my major starters. Other than that, free reign. TG or Discord DM if you want to collab.
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Geektopia » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:30 pm

G.K.T.A. / / Gallant Greens


Management
Front Office
Owner // Lawwell
President [CEO] // Clendon
General Manager // Benamon
Executive vice president [director of football operations] // Papikyan
Senior advisor to football operations // Bellehumeur
Co-director of player personnel // Dobron
Co-director of player personnel // Cognevich
Director [football operations] // Wirsch
National scout // Kiso
Director of Performance Psychology [Team Behavioral Health Clinician] // Assan
Director of Player Engagement // Sovde

Head coaches
Head coach // Rebic // Homewood Settlers

Offensive coaches
Offensive coordinator // Baan // Nrina Submarines
Quarterbacks/passing game coordinator // Molenhouse // Nrina Submarines
Running backs // Ashes
Wide receivers // Valus
Tight ends // Danehower
Offensive line // Condonato
Assistant offensive line // Yardy
Senior analyst // Mackinaw
Offensive quality control // Spinneweber
Offensive quality control // Altmark

Defensive coaches
Defensive coordinator // Deneff
Defensive line // Abdel Shahid
Outside linebackers // Trumpp
Inside linebackers // Czartoryski
Defensive backs // Chernega
Assistant defensive backs // Jeras
Defensive quality control // Ghate
Defensive quality control // Schutza

Special teams coaches
Special teams coordinator // Corbisier
Assistant special teams // Kastigar
Special teams quality control // Soehnlein

Strength and conditioning
Strength and conditioning coordinator // McOrmick
Strength and conditioning assistant // Rowatt
Strength and conditioning assistant // Moellendick
Strength and conditioning assistant // Speiden

Roster // starting players = * // positions in [brackets] // personality trait after the two dashes seen here --> //
Quarterbacks
#7 Gnewuch // sarcastic // Turinigre Rovers
#10 Breehl // compassionate
#12 Grorud* // melancholic
#11 Wittenhagen // loving

Running backs
#42 Roders // considerate
#46 Yizar // untidy
#27 Ibezim // timid
#30 Pegany // angry
#26 Lugowski // personable
#34 Shofstall // helpful
#43 Nuciforo* [FB] // attentive // Kussore Riflemen
#45 Strelka* [FB] // lovable // Lare Icicles
#28 Angaiak // passive

Wide receivers
#79 Caveda // sensitive
#69 Macheras // decisive
#70 Henna* // carefree // Desa Sirens
#52 Schirk // innocent
#23 Asinas // humble
#36 Serran // critical
#39 Morovich // arrogant
#19 Scarritt // anxious
#85 Le Monde* // coarse
#59 Dobrcyzki // independent

Tight ends
#60 Suihkonen // faithful // Mordecai Miners
#82 Cousland // demure
#63 De Vorce* // rebellious // Mordecai Miners
#76 Baptisto // fussy
#53 Enama // responsible // Bashi Branches
#61 McHellon // brilliant

Offensive linemen
#67 Lansbury* [LG] // leader
#62 Dawahare [LG] // trailblazing
#74 De Victoria* [C] // strict
#73 Sibbet [C] // wary
#71 Joblin* [LT] // tolerant
#65 Kruglov [RG] // compliant
#72 Kinsworthy* [RG] // evil // Nrina Submarines
#77 Gobrogge* [RT] // cheerful
#81 Lanzetti [RT] // conceited

Defensive linemen
#97 Ananthanarayana* [NT] // inconsiderate // Bragremeightre Bucks
#94 Tanev [DE] // selfish // La Toray Cannoneers
#95 Temprano [NT] // unstable // Bragremeightre Bucks
#96 Gonzalez Munoz* [DE] // miserable // Rasheed Senators

Linebackers
#40 Zeffren* [ILB] // nervous
#54 Nwagbara [ILB] // thoughtless // Lito Ancients
#58 Letteny [OLB] // solitary
#57 Kownack* [ILB] // friendly
#55 Amel* [OLB] // dictatorial
#51 Ljungquist* [OLB] // lazy
#44 Simotas [ILB] // judgmental
#50 Hap [OLB] // industrious

Defensive backs
#29 Woung* [CB] // jealous
#49 Scuro [SS] // kindly
#33 Quilatan [CB] // gentle
#24 Talker* [SS] // imaginative
#48 Giesinger [CB] // dependable // Offtsutare Whitehares
#47 Honerlaw* [CB] // serious
#35 Steffensmeier [FS] // materialistic // Desa Sirens
#32 Lamo* [FS] // overbearing // Offtsutare Whitehares

Special teams
#3 Mastry* [LS] // Musek Dinos
#4 Gearns* [K] // Offtsutare Whitehares
#6 Nedelka* [P]


Extra Info
Style modifier: +2.793
Home Jerseys look like this
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Away Jerseys look like this
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Code: Select all
If my opponent RPs first, I give them permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes

Feel free to do anything really, but if it crosses the line into our players/fans morbidity, TG me first for the real permissions.
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FACTBOOKS
Kings: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=gee ... id=1198022
Language: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=gee ... id=1288251
Sporting Achievements
Rugby: Rugby Sevens Bowl (2nd), Rugby World Cup 28 (R16)
Assoc. Football: BoF 69 (Group Stage), WC 82 (Qualifying), WC 83 (Qualifying), Futsal World Cup (QFs), Futsal Invitational Cup (Group Stage), Wonder Cup (Group Stage Phase 1), Futsal World Cup 2 (4th Place), WC 84 (Qualifying), CoH 76 (Group Stage), Di Bradini Cup 47 (Group Stage), WC 85 (Qualifying)
Lacrosse: World Championships 28 (Group Stage), World Championships 33 (Group Stage)
Kosovo is Kosovo and they play pretty good football as well :)

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Saint Kanye
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Saint Kanye » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:42 pm

The KGB (Kanyean Gridiron Board) proudly presents St. Kanye's roster for World Bowl XLI. The third time of participation in the world's premier gridiron competition indeed proved to be the charm for the Kanyeans, as they topped their group with an 8-2 record and made the playoffs for the first time in their short history. They would fall to a more experienced New England side in the Round of 16, 17-20.... but hey, you know what they say, baby steps.

NATION INFO

Full nation name: The Glorious Free Republic of Saint Kanye
Short nation name: St. Kanye
Trigramme: STK
Demonym: Kanyean (formal), Yeezie (informal)
Nickname: Surge
Colors: Purple, lime, black

UNIFORMS

Home (primary = purple pants, alternate = black pants)
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Away (primary = purple pants, alternate = white pants)
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STAFF

All players and staff are male, starters in bold, standout players with asterisk (*).

HC: Jeff Delphine
OC: Dan Shelby
DC: Kevin Macintyre
ST: Ken Kirby

OFFENSE

QB: #8 R.J. Linetti* / #3 Landon Klein / #7 Harry Santos
RB: #34 Noah Sherman* / #41 Randall Cole
FB: #33 Nico Jackson / #32 Marco Jackson (Nico's younger brother)
WR: #12 Bruce Dobler* / #18 Patrick Moore / #13 Taylor Johns / #16 Hunter Lane / #14 Chip Wong / #15 Isaak Clearwater*
TE: #80 Hussein Jeffers / #88 Greg Malloy / #81 Brayden Galazkiewicz
LT: #63 Burton Baxter / #62 Anthony Walsh
LG: #66 Derek Horton / #61 Robert Shannon
C: #69 Gordon Ferguson / #68 Michael Hicks
RG: #64 Clay Conrad / #65 Jahar Gray
RT: #60 Mitch Grant / #67 Theo Parker

DEFENSE

LE: #77 Simon Carver / #72 Liam Steele
RE: #78 Matt Dawson* / #71 Jason Sparks
NT: #99 Robby Edison / #75 Jon Patel / #74 Kevin Montrose / #76 Ken Miles
LOLB: #52 Jasper Heath / #59 Daniel Maynard
MLB: #56 Justin Varley* / #58 Alvin Faris / #57 Jed Duncan
ROLB: #53 Hansel Jones / #55 Shawn Solomon
CB: #22 Aidan O'Connor / #21 Mason Schwartz / #28 Bernard Van Pelt / #27 Phil Wade
FS: #40 Gary Bradman* / #42 Raheem Kerrigan
SS: #45 Oliver Law / #39 Axel Bartlett

SPECIAL TEAMS

K: #1 James Rasputin*
P: #10 Chris Florence
LS: #50 Ruben Elroy

SITUATIONS

3DRB: #41 Randall Cole
KR: #13 Taylor Johns
PR: #88 Greg Malloy
KOS: #10 Chris Florence
Holder: #3 Landon Klein
Gunner1: #39 Axel Bartlett
Gunner2: #15 Isaak Clearwater
Off. Captain: #8 R.J. Linetti
Def. Captain: #40 Gary Bradman
ST Captain: #15 Isaak Clearwater

PHILOSOPHY

Offense: I Form, ~70% Pass, ~30% Run
Defense: 3-4, Blitz Happy
Special Teams: Always go for it on 4th and less than 5 and on opponent's side of field.

HOME FIELD

Pencurve Electronics Field, Kardashia, St. Kanye (seating capacity 69,420)

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RP PERMISSIONS

Choose my scorers: Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: N
Godmod Injuries to my players: N
Suspend my players: N
Godmod suspension events: N
Godmod other events: It depends. Coronavirus or pandemic-related RPs are NOT ALLOWED. THERE IS NO VIRUS OR PANDEMIC, OR ANY WAY OF HAVING ONE, IN OUR COUNTRY. TG otherwise.
Use real images for my players: Sure, as long as you don't use the Vikings. I HATE THE VIKINGS.
Style Mod: +π/2 (or simply +1.57)
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Glorious Free Republic Motorsports (NSSCRA)

MAIN TIER: 3 Sage Caldwell | 18 Jeremiah Brooke (S9 Champ) | 46 Thea Alvarez (S10 Runner-up)
SECOND TIER: 19 Pyotr Lavrentiev | 20 Daryl Calhoun (S10 Runner-up)


Champion:
IBC 20, 22, 23, 24 (Basketball)
NSCAA 11 (College Basketball)
IC7 II (7ball)
Arena Bowl VI (Arena Gridiron)
NSSCRA 9 (Stock Car Racing)

Runner-up:
NSSCRA 10

Bronze:
IBC 19

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Xanneria
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Xanneria » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:14 am

Maroons Football Roster

STARTING LINE UP:
QB #3 Josh Tyrell
RB #27 James Cook
FB #44 Eric Fausenbach
WR #81 Prisim Perez
WR #12 Leon Mateo
TE #86 Archie Hart
OL #77 Teegan Stonkas
OL #62 Kevin Carver
OL #59 Jason Lewczarki
OL #71 Leon Fultzewicki
OL #60 Owen Blevens

DE #99 Maxwell DeBabbage
DT #78 JoMarquez Sainz
DT #56 Peter Randt
DE #94 Alex Tappernau
LB #57 A.J. Axlerod
LB #40 Phillip Prince
LB #57 Kyle Wright
CB #8 Justin Stanlavius
CB #34 Bobby Young
FS #39 Hakeem Rice
SS #43 Pete Ross

K #90 Stefan Stankowitz
P #5 Borubon Mariona


*RESERVES: 
QB #9 Jason Hathaway
RB #21 Harold Green
WR #13 Lucky Comperelli
WR #88 Shane Braddick
WR #19 Kell'Marvin Yates
WR #14 Deon Wormer
TE #44 Mitchell Lake
OL #61 Red Reeves
OL #70 Archer Brewer
OL #73 Jason Schultz
DL #65 Larry Gray
DL #48 Marquell Bremmemen
DL #75 Butch Raines
LB #91 Tom Thigpen
LB #41 James D'Arc
CB #25 Corbin McKyle
CB #30 Mike Skellington
FS #33 Ken Benson
SS #40 Jason Marvin


*Most likely to appear

Permissions

RP Permissions
Choose my scorers: YES
Godmod scoring events: YES
RP injuries to my players: YES
Godmod Injuries to my players: NO
Suspend my players: NO
Godmod suspension events: NO
Godmod other events: YES
Xanneria: My main nation
Teams
NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM: Maroons - Record 80-23-59 (W-D-L) (This may not be 100% accurate)
FIRST CONTEST: Copa Esportiva 23
FIRST GAME: Vangazaland 3-1 Xanneria
FIRST WIN: 5-3 vs Qingland
LARGEST MOV: 5-0 vs Pineapple Porcupines/ 7-2 vs Starcom Racing/5-0 vs HAIKU
CHAMPIONSHIPS:Baptism of Fire 69 (Nice!) winner / Group Winner CE24
Non Association Football Stats
NSCF TEAMS: Xannerian Polytechnic
NSSCRA: Cars #10,12,16

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Kohnhead
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Kohnhead » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:44 am

Kohnhead presents the KNGT (Kohnhead National Gridiron Team) for the World Bowl XLI

Full Nation Name: The Galactic Empire of Kohnhead
Short Nation Name: Kohnhead
Trigramme: KHD
Team Nickname: The Brains
Colors: Red, White, and Blue
Record: 8-12
Appearance Number: 3
Best Result: Group Stage
Ranking: 30th
Pot: 3

Team Info: Kohnhead improved on their 3-7 performance at the 39th World Bowl by going 5-5 in Karditan but ultimately just didn't have the firepower to compete with Saint Kanye, Ko-oren, and Abanhfleft the former two who will both be in our group this time around. Expectations despite only being seven ranks higher are for Kohnhead to finish top two in the group and advance to the kncouts for the first time. Given Kohnhead City University's success in the NSCF last season we know this nation can be a gridiron powerhouse and a few of Kohnhead City's stars and former players will be on the roster.

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Walker Sparks, 58 years old
Sparks is known to be an offensive minded coach, and loves to run the air raid offense although it is normally a college offense. They use a lot of trips calls and when not running the air raid he runs many plays out of 12 personnel. He calls all the plays for the offense and only has help from his offensive coordinator. Sparks is also a very aggressive coach, so expect him to be going for it a lot on fourth down and dialing up deep passes. The pressure is mounting on Sparks given the talent on this roster and he needs to produce something this tournament.

Offensive Coordinator: Mitchell Berger, 51 years old
As stated previously Sparks has most of the control over the offense. Berger is a former player, he played tight end in high school and played semi professionally as there's no professional league in Kohnhead. He helps Sparks in calling the plays but doesn't have control over the offensive play calling. He is known to be a little less aggressive than Sparks and would not normally go for it on 4th down even if the analytics say it should be done.

Defensive Coordinator: Leah Mooreville, 77 years old
Mooreville calls the shots for the defense, and she has been around the game for a long time. Sparks trusts her very much a lot more than Berger which is why she's allowed to call the plays. Now the defense always plays second fiddle to the offense, and allows a lot of points but Sparks trusts Mooreville. The defense runs a 3-4 base, but also a lot of nickel with five defensive backs on the field and has the edge rushers rotate to become D-lineman. Mooreville loves dialing up complicated blitzes and she trusts her players to do that. This will sometimes get them in trouble, sometimes it will produce a sack. Mooreville has indicated that this will be her final World Bowl and questions over whether it will be an internal promotion or external have surfaced.

Special Teams Coordinator: Tim Murphy, 51 years old
Murphy is the special teams coordinator, and kicking has always been a strength for the team. Special teams coverage is sometimes lacking but Murphy has improved the coverage immensely. The team is also good at returns and returners will constantly get up to the 30 yard line on kickoff returns.

QBs Coach: Lindsey Walters, 38 years old
RBs Coach: Bart Jurytion, 47 years old
WRs Coach: Martha McTurner, 50 years old
TEs Coach: Marie Arthur, 64 years old
OL Coach: Jordan Detter, 56 years old

DL Coach: Margaret Harris, 60 years old
LB Coach: Thomas Harrington, 40 years old
DB Coach: Michael Reeds, 43 years old



Offensive Starters
(C) QB: #11 Jackson Watford, 27 years old
Watford is a strong armed quarterback who has the speed required to scramble and evade sacks. He is very good at extending the plays and his strong arm is perfect for the scheme Sparks runs. His weaknesses are a tendency to scramble way too early leaving his receivers limited time to get open and while he has the arm his accuracy is something to be desired, he is also known to throwing intercpetions that many quarterbacks would not throw. Now Sparks, Berger, and Walters have all been working on his accuracy and have made tremendous strides. He also has a high football IQ but his decision making is questioned a lot. Accuracy problems leads to a lot of interceptions and he also fumbles a lot leading to many calling him turnover friendly. His athleticism and arm strength make him perfect for the scheme and he has tremendous upside although another problematic World Bowl could send him to the bench unlikely as it is.

RB #26 Kaitlan Deacon, 22 years old
While Georgette Butler was the starter for Kohnhead's first two World Bowls, she has been relegated to the bench for the third one as Kaitlan Deacon will take over as our starter. Deacon doesn't possess the same ability as a pass catcher but is still an explosive running back with the big play ability we are looking for. Deacon will not be a three down back for now as Butler will probably do that but she also needs to watch out for Herman Whitworth who is of a similar mold and was dominant for Kohnhead CIty last season.

WR: #17 Marco Polisson, 22 years old
Polisson is very new to this team but has quickly proven he can be The Brains number one wide receiver. Polisson has the physical tools you look for in a WR 1 as he has an ability to go and get jump balls but also has a lot of speed and great RAC ability. Watford and Polisson look to have a connection early, and he quickly became Watford's favorite target. Polisson has a massive ego and wants the ball, something that they will have to work on. He's young and can be the premier receiver on the team for a long time and is a classic boundary receiver who can also be a target in the end zone.

WR: #18 Albie Terry, 21 years old
Terry was a receiver on the Kohnhead City team last season and will surprisingly be starting here on the World Bowl team. Personally I didn't think he showed too much although he did suffer an ankle injury early on and was outperformed by Ezekial Edwards in the slot. However Terry has talent and while he sort of follows the Polisson mold, Kohnhead don't have a burner to fill that number two spot that they feel comfortable with and Terry has more upside than anyone on the bench. Terry can be a deep threat although he is a bit slower than Bradson so we will probably see Bradson still play a decent amount.

WR: #13 Maggie Brown, 29 years old
Brown operates out of the slot and has good route running abilities. For a third receiver and one who runs out of the slot you could do a lot worse but you could also do better. When the offense shifts to 12 personnel she has to leave the field so despite being a starter she doesn't play quite as much as the other two. While she has good speed high 4.4, she is not as explosive and doesn't possess the big play ability that makes Bradson such a special player. Like all of the weapons for Watford she possesses good speed and she happens to be very precise at route running and normally does not have drop struggles. Brown's job could be under siege in the coming years by Ezekial Edwards who showed lots of promise as a member of Kohnhead City last season but she has proven to be a reliable target.

TE: #86 Billy James, 32 years old
James is not your average tight end, as he is just another great weapon for this high powered offense. His blocking skills are eh especially for a tight end which is why they run 12 personnel a lot. He has great speed for a tight end and can make a lot of contested catches and says he never drops the ball. James is also amazing in the red zone and is probably Watford's favorite target when they make it there. James is a modern tight end who doesn't really block but is used as just another weapon for Watford.

LT: #75 Peyton Whiteley, 21 years old
Peyton Whitely was the anchor of a good Kohnhead City protection unit last season as a senior and will now take over on Watford's blindside. This will be the third blinside tackle in three years however hopefully the musical chairs stops with Whitely who can be a beast in the future. She has the right size and strength but Nicholas Love is still there on the bench if she struggles with the weight of expectations placed on her. Whitely should be a staple for years to come of the offensive line.

LG: #73 Mildred Plumbing, 26 years old
Plumbing has been known as someone who was good at run blocking but struggled when it came to pass protection. She used to be a tackle but due to her size and struggles in pass protection she was moved inside where she has done a lot better and sort of hidden her weakness. Jordan Detter and Worthing have worked tirelessly to make her into a very good guard and I expect her to take the next step forward especially when Plumbing retires.

C: #62 Jonathon Jodan, 24 years old
Jodan is undersized for a center yet he has enough strength to hold his own in pass protection and is pretty good in run blocking. Jodan's biggest strength is his knowledge of the game and he is able to read what the defense is doing pre-snap and communicate it with Watford and Jodan sometimes will change the play. Watford and Jodan have been working on this and Jodan spends a lot of time in the film room. Now he has put on some weight in an effort to become bigger but he will always be undersized.

RG: #79 Micheal Carter, 29 years old
Carter is the weak spot on the O-Line as he struggles in both pass protection and run blocking, has poor speed and athletiscsim, a low football IQ, poor technique, but the one bright spot is his size and strength. Unfortunately size and strength can only get you so far and he is known to give up pressures way too easily. He needs to be replaced sooner rather than later but as of right now there is no one capable enough to replace him.

(C) RT: #65 Bethany Crooks, 23 years old
Crooks was the tackle a couple of years ago at Kohnhead City before they were part of the NSCF and was completely dominant. This will be her third straight World Bowl starting despite her age. The plan at one point was to kick her over to the left side but she has stated she prefers the right side and does not want to undergo a transition. Despite being somewhat of a weak spot in World Bowl 39 she has developed into a complete strength and is a beast. The team has so much faith and trust in Crooks that they have even named her a captain despite her age because she has been starting for so long and has all the leadership traits and capabilities you look for.



Defensive Starters
RE: #96 Brittany Yater, 27 years old
Yater is the best player on the defensive line which is not saying much. The pressure generated mainly comes from the edge rushers and Yater struggles to win one on ones. That being said she is still pretty young and with good coaching can grow. She has the physical tools necessary, and her heart is in the right place it's just her technique is absolutely abysmal. If this defense wants to play better they need more production from her.

DT: #91 Ellenor Firth, 30 years old
Firth is the biggest question mark of anyone on the team. She has some talent but the past few years has been injured and not very productive when playing. There is competition for this nose tackle position as Firth is mainly a run stuffer. The coaching staff trusts her and seems to like her as a starter although I'm doubtful that she can produce on a defense that is sure to have lots of struggles.

LE: #92 Josef Travis, 22 years old
After a good senior season for Kohnhead City University, Josef Travis will take over as the left end and hopefully ease some of the pressure off of Espinosa who draws lots of double teams. Travis will also look to generate more pressure from this left end position than before although some think he'd be better suited at the EDGE position in place of Spears. It's possible that at World Bwol 42 he takes over in that position which would allow his pure pass rushing skillset to do wonders.

Right EDGE: #90 Levi Espinosa, 28 years old
Espinosa is the best pass rusher on the team. He also will sometimes (rarely) drop back into coverage, although he is not the best at doing that. Espinosa is a power rusher with great technique and a variety of power and finesse moves in his arsenal that he uses to get around offensive lineman. Espinosa is by far the best player on the defense and he anchors the pass rush, and run defense. He is just 28 and is reaching the prime of his career as we speak.

(C) Left EDGE: #95 Rayyan Spears, 33 years old
On the opposite side of Espinosa sits Spears. Spears is lucky because all of the attention is on Espinosa so she can really thrive on the left side rushing the passer. She also drops off into coverage more frequently than Espinosa and is better at it although not by much. Spears is a good second edge rusher to have, but I doubt she could step up into that premier rusher role if Espinosa goes down. Spears' job could be in doubt especially if Travis is moved to the Edge position as may have thought he should be moved there.

(C) MLB: #53 Phillip Haney, 22 years old
Haney is the young signal caller for the defense. He has very high potential and is already quite good. He is good at tackling and is very good in coverage although his speed at 4.6 is slower than what you want for the position. Haney is expected to step up as a leader in future years, and already is one. Although he is not one of two defensive captains, he get's the captain's patch because he's the captain on special teams with regular contributions on coverage.

MLB #58 Lyla Barrera, 25 years old
Barrera is the second interior line backer on the team, and is also quite young at just 25 years of age. Barrera is known to be a better tackler than Haney, is faster, yet she lacks the great coverage skills that make Haney such a good player. Barrera is still a very good player and will only get better with time as young as she is.

CB #24 Percy Whitehead, 31 years old
Whitehead is a big play machine and is the number one corner on the team. Whitehead is very aggressive as a corner back and will often get beat on simple double moves because of his ball hawk tendencies, but on the bright side he often comes up with key interceptions when you need it most. I would rather have a better number one corner but Whitehead is the guy you can count on to come up with a key interception if he's not getting roasted 10 yards behind his person because of a double move. Whitehead is also a good tackler which is important in stopping short passes from turning into big gains. Whitehead will shadow opposing teams best receivers all over the field because the defense plays man defense most of the time.

CB #30 Anne Boyer, 21 years old
Anne Boyer has been given the number two corner spot and even though she had a down season last year for Kohnhead City and many thought this spot should go to potential DPOY of the NSCF Zion Irving. Boyer however won this spot out in camp and should bring needed stability to the other side of the field. Boyer is a bit oversized for the position and thus lacks something in the speed department but has good reactions and instincts and is good in the mental department.

FS #23 Shane Holman, 27 years old
Holman is the deep center field safety who tries to limit the opposing team's big plays, and he's pretty good at it too. This allows Whitehead to play more aggressive as he knows Holman will usually be able to back him up if he gets roasted. Holman is a top three player on the defense and he knows it as he plays with poise and confidence.

(C) SS #27 Chris Molina, 35 years old
Molina is the guy you want on your team no matter what. Molina will play ever defensive snap of every game, and can play anywhere on the field. He can line up at linebacker, slot corner, outside corner, safety, or wherever you need him to be. Molina is a great leader on and off the field and someone teammates look up to. Despite being 35 and with some skills diminishing he's still an invaluable member of the team. I cannot say enough good things about him and neither can his teammates. The question continues to be after every World Bowl is this Molina's last. For the past few seasons he has said no to this but it's clear he isn't going to be around for much longer so Kohnhead need to find a replacement sooner rather than later.



Offense
QB #7 Bella Hollis, 25 years old
QB #2 Byron Joseph. 20 years old (Senior Kohnhead City University)
Is Byron Joseph the future or no that is the question that must be asked. Sure he isn't a scheme fit whatsoever but with his pure athletiscism, work rate, and striving to get better we could see a quarterback controversy at some point if Watford cannot put him away. For now Hollis the 25 year old with limited upside will be the backup but Joseph could supplant her quicky. Look to see Joseph used on some gadget plays that could have him as a decoy or get the ball in his hands as a runner.

RB: #25 Georgette Butler, 31 years old
RB: #24 Herman Whitworth, 18 years old (Sophmore Kohnhead City University)
RB #34 Brett Hartley, 34 years old
Georgette Butler will serve as the third down back given her abilities as a pass catcher outside of the backfield and she has that experience in big games if Deacon struggles considering she was the starter at the last two World Bowls. Whitworth has a very bright future as he was an all star for Kohnhead City last season before suffering an untimely injury that forced him to miss the last few games including the playoffs. He is built in a mold similar to Deacon but he clearly is the favorite to take over the job in a few years time, Hartley just provides depth at the position.

WR: #10 Kenneth Bradson, 34 years old
WR #16 Dillan Mccarthy, 26 years old
WR #82 Sarah-Jayne Wilkerson, 29 years old
The fact that no bench receiver really played well last year speaks as to why Albie Terry is no one of the starters. Bradson is a deep threat who started the last two World Bowls but cannot stay healthy and is nothing like what he used to be, Mccarthy is a low upside receiver who is good at dropping passes and can't gain separation. Wilkerson wasn't even supposed to be on the roster as the backup in the slot but Ezekial Edwards suffered an injury causing him to miss this World Bowl.

TE #88 Tom Crouch, 30 years old
TE #81 Evelyn Lang, 33 years old
TE #83 Benny Devlin, 18 years old (Sophmore Kohnhead City University)
Yeah the tight end depth does leave a little to be desired as our top three tight ends are all past 30 years of age however Benny Devlin provides hope for the future. The Kohnhead City tight end was one of a few Kohnhead City players to be named to the team and he has the upside to be better than James, Crouch, or Lang. While Crouch and Lang mainly serve as blocking tight ends who don't provide too much in the passing game (Crouch provides more), Devlin is more of the moder tight end but has been working on his blocking. The four tight ends on the roster are due to Kohnhead running a lot of 12 or even 13 personnel so they will all see the field.

OT #77 Nicholas Love, 24 years old
OT #71 Shreya Duffy, 33 years old
OG #68 Adrienne Gross, 33 years old
G/C #78 Kylo Friedman, 27 years old
Nicholas Love has been sent back to the bench where he will remain as a backup swing tackle, a very valuable piece to any roster. While he definitely has upside the two tackles ahead of him are just plainly better and he will probably stay as a backup for most of his career on the World Bowl team. Duffy, Gross, and Friedman really all don't have any upside with the former two both being 33 years of age and are mainly here for depth purposes.

Defense
DE #58 Blanka Robles, 24 years old
DT #93 Jakub Brush, 21 years old
DT/DE #97 Albie Snow, 19 years old (Junior Kohnhead City University)
EDGE #51 Fox Middleton, 21 years old
EDGE #94 Bella Snider, 31 years old
While the starters on the defensive line are less than impressive to say the least we have a lot of young backups with high potential meaning the position group is in a better place. Jakub Brush and Albie Snow both have the ability to be starters and Snow can also play at the end position as opposed to the tackle position given his lack of size for a nose tackle. Fox Middleton just graduated from KCU and while he's not ready to make the jump to starter yet maybe in a few years.

MLB #47 Johanna Dudley, 29 years old
MLB #50 Saqlain Reed, 22 years old
LB #49 Orion Conway, 30 years old
While our starters at the linebacker position with Haney and Barrera are potentially the strength of our defense the depth is to put it mildly complete garbage. Dudley is a weak stiff stat sheet stuffer meaning she gets a lot of tackles but isn't actually very good and the stats definitely do not paint the same picture her film does. Reed is young but I don't even know if he has the high upside most 22 year olds have, he's probably more of a backup for life same with Conway except for Conway is eight years older.

CB #29 Ariel Knox, 33 years old
CB #21 Zion Irving, 20 years old (Senior Kohnhead City University)
C/S #22 Melanie Wilks, 32 years old
S #37 Roman Jimenez, 24 years old
S #32 Sophia Molloy, 28 years old
In terms of the corner depth, Ariel Knox is a good depth piece as she has the starting World Bowl experience and is a veteran. Zion Irving was the best slot cornerback in all of college football last season but the real test will come when he starts on the outside this season, can Irving be an outside corner with his small frame? If he cannot he will probably stay as a depth piece on the World Bowl team, Wilks has decent abilities to play both positions and that's why she's there. Jimenez plays like a third safety when that's required and he's still relatively young while Molloy is a depth piece.



Special Teams
K #4 Wanda Parkinson, 24 years old
P #1 Susan Welsh, 31 years old
LS #45 Mira Ballard, 29 years old

KR: Kenneth Bradson
PR: Kenneth Bradson

As stated earlier Special Teams is a strength of ours especially with Parkinson improving her accuracyin recent years. Bradson is the returner just like he has been and maybe now he can contribute more as he's not a full time starter.



Stadium: Chicken King Stadium (57,000), Kohnhead City
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Baseball: 26th
Hockey: 29th
Basketball: 27th
Lacrosse: 13th
Football:
Wonder Cup 2 - Champions
Di Bradini Cup 48 / U21WC 69 - 4th place

Tennis:
6 Steinigestrasse Open - Runner Up (Singles)
6 Ethanian Open - Winner (Doubles)
7 Cenian Open - Runner up (Singles)
7 Mendez Bay Open - Runner up (Singles)
7 Steinigestrasse Open - Winner (Doubles)
7 Electrum Slam - Runner up (Doubles)

Gridiron:
NSCF 22 - Semifinals (Kohnhead City University)

Basketball:
Gold Coast Basketball Tournament - 2nd place

Baseball:
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Volleyball:
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Postby Sword Island » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:43 pm

Sword Island Sabers

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Stadium: Cooper Stadium, seats 85,000. Cooper Stadium, originally built in 1992 in the Stadium District of Fredericksburgh, has become the center of the football world in Sword Island, hosting the National Collegiate Football Championships for 13 straight years from 2001 to 2014 and hosting the Sword Island Soccer Cup since 2011, along with being the home of the Fredericksburgh Lighting, who have won the National Football Association title 7 times since moving into the Coop. Cooper Stadium is part of a 190,000 square foot complex known as the 'Walkway of Champions' that includes an on-site pub and fan area. Outside the stadium on gamedays, large crowds can be seen tailgating in the parking lot, with the Burger of Champions, a patty topped with bacon, a fried egg, and hashbrowns being a popular food among the fans. Another popular tailgating food is McCoy Fries, named after quarterback Patrick McCoy who guided the Lighting to their first championship in Cooper Stadium in 1995. They generally consist of fries once fried and then battered and refried, served with buffalo sauce. The favorite drink of many sports fans outside the Coop is ginger ale punch. This drink is made by mixing ginger ale, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, with a citrus soda, usually Shock. Several variants of the drink have emerged over the years from using lemon and lime juice in the place of the soda or using citrus iced tea. The area surrounding the stadium is vibrant and lively, with several pop-up shops on Stadium Avenue, including the now-famous Wesly Pub and Grill, which opened its doors two months after Cooper Stadium was completed.

Record in international competition: 0-0

Key Players

Derrick Matthews, 34 years old- The quarterback of the Sabers, Matthews is a savvy veteran who can dissect a defense if given time. He can extend plays outside the pocket with his legs and is fairly mobile. Still, he feels more comfortable inside the pocket where he can read the coverage and react. He is known as 'coach on the field' by his teammates and is quick to audible out of a play if he sees something he doesn't like. He is also known as a comeback specialist, a reputation he has received for his many 4th quarter rallies.

Adrian Sanders, 21 years old- Fresh out of college, Sanders is a do it all style running back for the Sabers. Not a large running back by any standards, Sanders relies on his quickness and 4.3 40 speed to get yardage. He will be a heavy part of the spread offense that the Sabers will run this year.

Thomas Decardo, 28 years old- Thomas is a handful coming out of the slot. Or really anywhere you put him. On paper, his 4.6 40 time seems slow but he is one of the most explosive players on the field. He has what many call 'telephone booth speed', which he uses to get separation on medium and short routes. He isn't known for being a deep threat but can stretch the field if needed to.

David Jennings, 31 years old- One of the more technical defensive lineman on the Sabers, Jennings is a force on the edge, relying on his hands and quick first step to get to the ball carrier. He generally plays the strong side of the formation and is the team's blitz linebacker.

Reece Postrada, 29 years old- Postrada is one of the most versatile players out there, playing everywhere from inside linebacker to cornerback. However, you will usually see him directing traffic from his free safety position. His playstyle is a mix of instincts and ability. This does get him trouble sometimes but he is athletic enough to recover from it and still make a play.


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Other key info: Cooper Stadium can get extremely loud, do what you want with that information. My team runs a spread offense with 11 personnel being the main set we run it out of. We run a 2-4-5 on defense.

Stadium Nicknames: The Coop, The House that McCoy Built, The Field of Champions, Titletown
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Postby HUElavia » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:42 pm

HUElavia National (Gridiron) Football Team


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Endzones
Touchdown Song

Quarterbacks-
#7: Rodrigo Gomez
#13: Samuel Afonso
#16: Mateo Rodriguez

Running Backs-
#28: Marcos Perez
#30: Jaguar Silva
#35: Ken Tonegawa

Full Backs:
#31: Chadrick Moreno
#38: Norberto Teixeira

Wide Receivers:
#11: Diogo Fernandes
#12: Eric Martinez
#17: Luca Fernandez
#80: Rafael Gallegos
#88: Cornelio Correia

Tight Ends:
#81: Tomas Fonseca
#82: Gao Ling
#89: Eugenio Silva

Centers:
#60: Lenard Lambert
#65: Salvador Torres

Guards:
#62: Ajax Silva
#63: Amando Moreno
#71: Martin Sanchez
#72: Gabriel Rocha

Tackles:
#68: Didier Vincent
#69: Riel Oliver
#70: Benjamim Silva
#75: Rogelio Gomez

Nose Tackles:
#90: Eduardo Santos
#93: Lombardi Perez
#95: Artemiy Pavlov

Defensive Ends:
#78: Blas Torres
#79: Evren Smirnov
#98: Gabriel Teixeira
#99: Paulo Martinez

Linebackers:
#52: Raheem Roux
#53: Michele Marrero
#54: Julio Carvalho
#55: Dario Moreno
#56: Mikhail Sokolov
#57: Jax Lopez
#58: Pyotr Petrov

Cornerbacks:
#20: Kentaro Miyamoto
#21: Simao Amor
#24: Parker Bowman
#25: Umberto Fernandez

Free Safeties:
#22: Sergio Machado
#41: Tomas Aspas

Strong Safeties:
#23: Vincente Moretti
#42: Zhong Lao

Kicker:
#1: Francis Sanchez

Punter:
#5: Xavier Santos


Coaching Staff

Head Coach-
Fernando Ximenes Teixeira (44 Years Old)

Offensive Coordinator-
Ignacio Agramonte (40 Years Old)

Defensive Coordinator-
Robin Rousselle (45 Years Old)

Special Teams Coordinator-
Adrione Bottino (43 Years Old)


Starting Lineup:

Offense- #7 Rodrigo Gomez, #30 Jaguar Silva, #11 Diogo Fernandes, #80 Rafael Gallegos, #81 Tomas Fonseca, #60 Lenard Lambert, #62 Ajax Silva, #63 Amando Moreno, #69 Riel Oliver, #70 Benjamim Silva

Defense- #90 Eduardo Santos, #95 Artemiy Pavlov, #98 Gabriel Teixeira, #99 Paulo Martinez, #52 Raheem Roux, #54 Julio Carvalho, #56 Mikhail Sokolov, #20 Kentaro Miyamoto, #21 Simao Amor, #22 Sergio Machado, #23 Vincente Moretti

Special Teams: #1 Francis Sanchez (Kicker), #5 Xavier Santos (Punter), #88 Cornelio Correia (Kick Returner), #17 Luca Fernandez (Punt Returner)

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RP injuries to my players: Yes, but nothing serious
Godmod Injuries to my players: No
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Godmod suspension events: No
Godmod other events: Yes.
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Squidroidia
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Postby Squidroidia » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:49 pm

Well last cycle was a turnaround from XXXIX. A great turnaround in fact for the Flyers, as they booked their place in the World Bowl Playoffs for the first time in their history. Colonel Tanyu assembled an all-human lineup last time around, but with the success of the SAFA Squidbreak in college football, the Colonel is bringing in the squids that brought the college team to a Mineral Conference championship and a Quarter-Finals showing in the NSCF Playoffs. Other than that, the squad remains mostly unchanged - The same core that got to the Playoffs and lost a bore to Cassadaigua returned to try to do wonders in this tournament. A trip to Chromatika awaited them...




THE SQUIDROIDIAN FLYERS

Official National Team Setup


Coaches
Head Coach - Colonel Ebisawa Tanyu
Offensive Coordinator - Colonel Sadow Saikaku
Defensive Coordinator -Colonel Kouumoto Kaii
Special Teams Coach - Colonel Miyamoto Saikaku


Offense
Starters highlighted in bold
Quarterback - Sota Miyamoto, Zlatan Agnellini, Ryūji Yamada
Halfback - Stein Bell, Ryota Hoshino
Fullback - Yousuke Mochizuki, Harouna Kendrick
Wide Reciever - Kouji Nakano, Alexandre Smedley, Kosuke Kubo, Koizumi Shunichi, Wakayoshi Shinzo
Tight End - Kamenashi Keizo, Yashima Kafu, Amachi Yoshitora
Left Tackle - Mikami Kin, Haga Matsuta
Right Tackle - Hase Zeshin, Rokurō Márton
Left Guard - Narita Kei, Uehara Hokusai
Right Guard - Takahara Tashiaki, Anh Rose
Center - Jin Horiuchi, Kinoshita Hanshiro


Defense
Starters highlighted in bold
Left End - Pieter Faulkner, Arima Botan
Right End - Tamanaha Ryutaro, Matsushita Tanosuke
Defensive Tackle - Oye Shohei, Fredric Stainthorpe, Sako Kinzo
Left Outside Linebacker - Fukuhara Rkuemon, Seki Nakamaro
Middle Linebacker - Tsuge Tsuyoshi, Ty Peacock
Right Outside Linebacker - Baisho Sadatake, Sakurano Kazuma
Cornerback - Tamaki Eizan, Stefan Huddleston, Takahata Marise, Fukase Yoshiiku
Free Safety - Yūki Sosa, Sera Shunsuke
Strong Safety - Kuse Kuri, Eindride Weiß


Special Teams
Starters highlighted in bold
Kicker - Flynn De Laurentis
Punter - Kohaku Shimizu
Longsnapper - Kaito Yoshida, Kosuke Hashimoto
Holder - Yūdai Maki, Roddy Phạm
Kick/Punt Returner - Halfback Stein Bell





Jerseys

Designed by a collaboration between Kanyean design firms and Mako Designs*, the Squidroidian Flyers will debut a new form of jerseys (Complete with helmets) for this World Bowl season. The designs incorporate a considerate amount of detail from the Squidroidian flag, including the nation's motto "Unity in Diversity" inscribed on the helmets.

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Home Stadium
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Inkopolis City Stadium is the biggest stadium in the country of Squidroidia, holding 50,000 people. It's primary focus is association football, but can be reconfigured for gridiron football, lacrosse and rugby union and league if needed. The stadium is home to Inkopolis FC of the Squidroidian Super League and also hosts the Squidroidian Cup Final and rotates the Semi-Finals as well. It has previously served as the home to the Flyers in World Bowl XXXIX and XL, and will return for a 3rd time this edition as the host stadium.


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Godmod scoring events: Yes, TG me
RP injuries to my players: Yes, 1-2 games
Godmod Injuries to my players: Yes, no career-enders, TG me otherwise
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Postby Banija » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:14 pm

Roster Information of the Banija Serpent Eagles

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General Information
Governing Body: Olympic Committee of Banija
Full Nation Name: Kingdom of Banija
Denonym: Banijan(s)
Team Nickname: Serpent Eagles
Notable World Bowl Finishes: Second Place in World Bowl XL. Third Place in World Bowl XXXVII. 4th place in World Bowl XXIX, World Bowl XXX, and World Bowl XXXI.

All-Time Record
All-Time World Bowl Group Stage Record: 75-39. Winning percentage of 64.66%
All-Time World Bowl Knockout Stage Record: 14-9. Winning percentage of 60.87%
All-Time World Bowl Record: 89-48. Winning percentage of 64.03%
All-Time Competitive Record: 100-58. Winning percentage of 62.50%

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Official Depth Chart for World Bowl XLI


The rosters is drawn both from the Banijan Gridiron Football League(aka BGFL), our NSCF teams, foreign NSCF teams, and other Banijan college teams.

Starters are underlined. Players who are receiving their first national team call-up are italicized. Listed in the order of the depth chart.

Offense

Quarterbacks
Isaka Jawara. #5. 36 years old. Starter for the University of Loyola-Istria in NSCF 17, NSCF 18, and NSCF 19. NSCF 17 Champion, NSCF 17 & NSCF 19 Offensive Player of the Year, NSCF 18 Most Outstanding Player. Starter in World Bowl XXXVI. Starter for the Jinja City Springboks in the Banijan Gridiron Football League. Captain.
Amazu Chibuzo. #9. 22 years old. Rookie Starter for the Busukuma Suns in the BGFL. NSCF 20-22 starter for Loyola-Istria.
Ifeatu Chineze. #12. 23 years old. NSCF 18-21 starter for Richardson University(Ranoria) in the NSCF.

Isaka Jawara is a Banijan legend, with all of his accolades at the domestic level and the international level. There is one thing that will cement him as the greatest Banijan QB of all-time though- bringing home this nation's first ever World Bowl title. He's known for his ability to improvize and scramble. However, at age 36, he is less likely to take off or do many designed running plays, as he wants to avoid hits. However, his arm is every bit as strong as it once was. He is great at broken plays, and in his last World Bowl, will do anything to bring home the title. Ultra-competitive.

Chibuzo and Chineze are the quarterbacks of the future for Banija. Both NSCF superstars, they have both made the roster for the first time here. There really isn't a depth chart here- while Chibuzo is nominally listed as 2 and Chineze at 3, the head coach has emphasized that the two are literally equal with each other. While neither will get playing time outside of garbage time handoffs(barring injury), practice of course will be a competition between them two to start for the Serpent Eagles in World Bowl XLII and beyond.

Halfbacks
Kuenda Sello. #21. 21 years old. Plays for Richardson University(Ranoria) in the NSCF. Team's feature back.
Beluchi Okparro. #20. 34 years old. Starter for the Rukunbi Wizards.
Alan Saba. #28. 31 years old. Plays for the Lwanga Rhinos. Specialty is short yardage carries.
Christopher Isto.#25. 23 years old. Graduate of the University of Ankole.

Running backs are always the first position that are able to play at the professional level. And although Sello is still at Richardson, he is the clear-cut starter even though Okparro, last tournament's starter, is still on the team. Okparro is a seasoned veteran who will lead the RB group in the locker room, and be one of the locker room leader's, but it's Sello's job. With Thomas Hall eager to establish the run, Sello will be the lead back. The 245 pound back is both big and strong, and they'll be creative in getting him the football. He will set the tone on offense for this team.

Wide Receivers.
Lamin Kah. #81, 22 years old. Plays for the University of the Commonwealth of Baker Park in the NSCF.
Chinweuba Jelan. #84, 23 years old. Redshirt senior at Raynor University(Valanora) in the NSCF.
Hatabu Jagne. #87, 32 years old. 6'0, 188 pounds. Plays for Busukuma Suns.
Chidi Chinweike. #17, 30 years old. 6'4, 220 pounds. #2 receiver at Loyola-Istria for NSCF XXI.
Bunama Sowe. #11, 33 years old. 5'10, 193 pounds. Slot receiver. Plays for Busukuma Athletic Club.

There are two stud Banijan receivers in the NSCF right now, and neither of them are playing in Banija. That's right- Lamin Kah and Chinwueba Jelan have both looked abroad to find greener pastures, and have found them. Both are playing at elite levels, and will be Banija's two top receivers here at the World Bowl.

It's a challenge. How do you feed these guys the ball? While Banija wants to run it, what they crave the most is balance. Jawara won't chuck it 45 times a game, but if they run about 60-70 plays a game, maybe throw the ball 30 times? Expect Jelan and Kah to get the Lion's share of the targets, as the other three receivers simply don't have the big play capability of the NSCF wideouts. Jelan, particularly, is explosive in the open field, so expect creative ways to get him the football, including via reverses and such. Chidi Chinweike was a quarterback in college as well- if the Banijans run a few wildcat plays, he could get the ball that way.

Tight Ends.
Allan Muhumuza. #85, 33 years old. Blocking Tight end. Plays for the Aissa Crocodiles.
Belonwu Akuchi. #81, 25 years old. Pass catching Tight End. Graduate of Northern Moravica University in the NSCF.
Oscar Baboto. #80, 27 years old. Tight End. Plays for the Busukuma Suns.

The tight ends in the Serpent Eagle's offense simply do not get much attention in the passing game. The Banijans performation 11 personnel- which is 1 running back, 1 tight end, 3 wide receivers. Like many teams in the modern game, we do not carry a fullback. These tight ends are generally expected to block. And they do their job well. Muhumuza has brick hands, but is aggressive in blocking, and will often be used to help a tackle double team talented EDGE players.

Akuchi is used as a short yardage red zone target. There will be games when the entire position group only gets 1 or 2 targets. But short yardage situations near the goal line, if Akuchi is jogging on the field, the chances that he is a primary read for Jawara are high.

Left Tackle.
Thatayotlhe Marumo. #69, 35 years old. NSCF XX Starter for Loyola-Istria. Fourth World Bowl- Second as a starter.
Hassan Sesay. #65, 27 years old. Plays for Umbazi Metropolitan Sporting Club.

Left Guard.
Baturu Jaiteh. #60, 34 years old. Plays for the Lwanga Rhinos. Third World Bowl as starter.
Olefile Dithapelo. #64, 24 years old. Plays for Askatasuna Wildcats. NSCF XXII starter for Northern Moravica University.

Center.
Moseki Tau. #50. 35 years old. NSCF XX Starter for Loyola-Istria. Fourth World Bowl as a starter.
Alanso Soley. #57. 35 years old. Plays for the Rukunbi Wizards.

Right Guard.
Sarjo Coote. #68. 34 years old. NSCF XX Starter for Loyola-Istria. Second World Bowl as a starter. Plays for the Istria Black Mambas.
Lamin Jobateh. #63, 31 years old. NSCF XX Starter for Northern Moravica.
Jordan Karamba. #61. 22 years old. Current starter for Northern Moravica.

Right Tackle.
Kutubo Nyang. #73, starter for Busukuma Suns. 25 years old. Second World Bowl as a starter.
Landing Sillah. #71, starter for Busukuma Athletic Club. 27 years old.

There are two ways to look at Banija's offensive line. One, is that it is experienced. They are returning every single starter from World Bowl XL, where of course we went 13-1 and went to the Final. It is full of veterans, and most importantly, veterans who have played together. Between them, there is over 100 games of World Bowl experience between the starters. These players are aggressive, love to get forward, love to run block, and have a good thing going with their veteran quarterback, Isaka Jawara, who has been along for the ride with them.

The other way to look at this offensive line, is that it is old. There is one starter under the age of 34- that is 25 year old right tackle Kutubo Nyang. Our center and our left tackle are 35 years old, while both of our guards are 34 years old. For a position that is pretty much all about physicality and technique, that's a high-risk, high-reward decision by Coach Hall to go with this lineup. They'll attempt to push people around. But expect the left tackle especially to have trouble with smaller, quicker EDGE players- Thomas Hall will have to scheme around that. Expect the tight end or running back to give the left tackle help in almost every single passing situation.


Defense 3-4.

Left Defensive End.
Hatabu Kodo. #96, 27 years old. NSCF XX Starter for the Université du Saguenay(Royal Kingdom of Quebec).
Antouman Diene. #91, 27 years old. Plays for the Busembe Timberwolves.

Right Defensive End.
Thomamo Bontsi. #90, 33 years old. NSCF XX Starter for Northern Moravica.
Suma Jawara. #93, 24 years old. Graduate of the University of Moravica.

Nose Tackle.
Charles Bbumba. #95, 27 years old. Graduate from Université du Saguenay(Royal Kingdom of Quebec), a NSCF school. Plays for Busukuma Suns.
Wasa Jassey.#99, 26 years old. Starter for the Istria Black Mambas.
Chydea Ndulu. #98, 24 years old. Graduate of Northern Moravica.

Left Outside Linebacker. (Typically a pash rusher in passing situations- both players at this position are EDGE guys)
Boto Hairte.[ #55, 30 years old. Starter for the Herzegovina Cobras.
Kiggwe Joof. #40, 32 years old. Starter for the Istria Black Mambas.

This team is built around its front 7, and it starts with the front 4. Even with a 3-4 defense, this is a team that wants to attack and dominate the line of scrimmage, and get into the backfield quickly to get after the quarterback. Of course, everyone likes to do that- there's no bigger advantage in football than getting pressure. But this team is capable of doing that. Boto Hairte is a terror on the edge. While he's smaller, he's quick and has good technique. He's the person in the front four who is most in need of a double team.

This team will substitute often on their defensive line, valuing keeping guys fresh. Hairte is a game-changing talent, but across the rest of the defensive line, each player is capable of doing some serious damage- although none are what you'd consider the sort of talents the opposing offense spends hours game-planning around. But their depth along the D-Line and ability to control the line of scrimmage is definitely considered an asset.

Middle Linebacker.
Isaiah Bryce. #56, 28 years old. NSCF 18, 19, and 20 starter for Richardson University(Ranoria). Captain.
Baluta Kujabi. #47, 28 years old. Starter for Busukuma Athletic Club.
Baturou Jagne. #59, 23 years old. Starter for the Herzegovina City Cobras.
Ensa Jagne. #57, 23 years old. Starter for the Jinja City Springboks.

Strong Side Outside Linebacker. (Usually drops into coverage in passing situations)
Cyrano Kalivas. #41, 31 years old. NSCF XX starter for Northern Moravica.
Malik Sey. #52, 29 years old. Starter for the Dukuma Dragons.

It is a talented linebacking core that the Banijans have. Isaiah Bryce, particularly, is a game breaking player. He is a true ballhawking defender. The Richardson grad is everywhere- he's got the ability to keep up with tight ends in coverage, he's always got a nose for the football, and is a hard-hitting force in the middle. He'll make people fear getting into the middle of the field on shallow crossing routes, as it's going to hurt like hell if you meet Isaiah Bryce there.

Kujabi and Kalivas are both good linebackers too, in their own right. But Bryce is the leader and heart and soul of this defense. He, more than anybody, would be the person you would gameplan around on this defense. He has all sorts of versatility that is just unstoppable.

Cornerbacks.
Saihou Fadika. #22, 28 years old. NSCF XXI starter and graduate of Northern Moravica. Starter for the Lwanga Rhinos.
Ensa Faye. #39, 23 years old. NSCF XXI and XXII starter and graduate of Northern Moravica. Starter for the Aissa Crocodiles.
Birom Danso. #25, 28 years old. NSCF XXI starter and graduate of Loyola-Istria. Primary nickel back. Starter for the Hoima Zebra.
Dembo Guissé. #31, 34 years old. Starter for the Lwanga Rhinos. Starter for World Bowl XXXIX and XL.
Baturu Sanneh. #24, 28 years old. NSCF XXI starter and graduate of Northern Moravica. Starter for Bunyoro RSC.

Strong Safety.
Fakebba Niang. #26, 27 years old. Starter for the Dukuma Dragons
Fara Danso. #27, 26 years old. Starter for the Istria Black Mambas

Free Safety.
Muña Guissé. #19, 27 years old. Starter for the Askatasuna Wildcats.
Isaka Kakay. #20, 28 years old. Starter for the Sisonke Leopards.

And now, for the secondary. Saihou Fadika is the unquestioned, #1 cornerback for this team at this point. He has had a great last few years, and had 9 interceptions in the BGFL this past season. This team doesn't do left and right corner- Fadika will find the opposing team's #1 wide receiver, and will trail him all game. Thomas Hall, for the better or for the worse, has told reporters he has an immense amount of trust in Fadika. So expect a lot of one on one situations on his side of the field. He's never been a #1 corner on the international level before though. Can he make Fadika island? Or will it be Fadika City because all the Wide Receivers want to pass through?

Behind him, we've got a World Bowl rookie- Ensa Faye. He was a starter at Northern Moravica in the previous season, and has had a good enough training camp to be named the other starter at cornerback. Biram Danso will stay in the nickel back slot, covering slot and interior receivers. Dembo Guissé will be interesting. He's got the ability to play safety as well. The team's previous #1 corner, he's lost a step, which is concerning enough to Hall to bump him down the depth chart. But he's still got the technique and aggression down. We'll see how he handles being asked to do less.


Special Teams.

My punter is the holder for field goals, just to be clear. My punter does normal kickoffs while my kicker does onside kicks. Lastly, my kicker is my backup punter and my punter is my backup kicker, just in case you RP an injury to one.

Long Snapper
Richard Kondana. #61. 27 years old.

Kick/Punt Returner.
Chinweuba Jelan. #84, 23 years old. Redshirt senior at Raynor University(Valanora) in the NSCF. He is the team's #2 wide receiver.
Isaka Kakay. #20, 28 years old. Starter for the Sisonke Leopards. He is the team's backup free safety.

Kicker.
Komani Achaje. #3, 25 years old. Maximum range is somewhere between 50 and 63 yards. Starter for the Istria Black Mambas.

Punter.
Travis Galubasi #2. 24 years old. Starter for the Sisonke Leopards.

This is the first change we've seen to the national team's Special Teams units in a while! With a spate of retirements, we've got a new kicker, new punter, and a new kick/punt returner. Let's start with the exciting stuff. Jelan is a superstar athlete. He had four touchdowns in a NSCF playoff game last season, a 35-17 win for Raynor University of Valanora. He can beat you any number of ways, and is a terror in the open field. He's exactly the kind of guy that Banijans want returning the ball, and opponents would be at their best to kick the ball away from him.

Now, as for kicker and punter. As a fan, you never want to think about these positions. But we have new players at both positions. First natural thought is worry. Both guys are talented- but can they handle the pressure of a World Bowl? Achaje has made big-time kicks in the BGFL, but it is simply not the pressure of the World Bowl. It'll be a mental game for him, and the question is- can he survive it?

And then we have the punter, Travis Galubasi. He can boom the ball. THere's really not much to say- he's a good punter. Interestingly enough, however, Thomas Hall is making a change to a Banijan tradition. Galubasi will be the holder on field goals, instead of backup quarterbacks like usually happens in this country. Thomas Hall told reporters that "in practice, you want your QBs throwing the ball and your special teams units together. So instead of pulling backups from other positions, we simply specialize at those positions. It'll be better for our special teams efficiency, and better prepare our backup QBs and center to prepare for game situations." We'll have to take his word for it, right?


Head Coach: Thomas Hall(Ranoria). 54 years old. The Olympic Committee of Banija, frustrated with failure after failure of Alastair Jobs, the legendary Loyola coach, after his World Bowl 37 semifinal run, has finally forced Jobs out. The Banijans believe that they have the talent to get into the knockout stages of major tournaments, prepping to make deep WB runs within a tournament or two- whether they should or not, is another question entirely. They also felt they needed a culture change- a coach with a record at the professional level, rather than a college coach.

After searching long and wide, they looked to Ranoria, one of their football rivals, to find a coach. The opposite of Alastair Jobs. As a player, Hall was the career leader in the Ranorian Football League with 62 career interceptions. He had immediately success. The Banijan national team didn't make the knockout stages at either World Bowl 38 or 39, and it was the group stage elimination at the Istria Olympiad that got his predecessor fired. Thomas Hall, however, hit the ground running. Changing the team's focus from a spread 'em out speed team to more of a power team, he went 10-0 in the group stages of World Bowl XL, and took the Serpent Eagles to their first ever World Bowl final. After falling to Cassadaigua, he wants to return to that game.

Offensive Coordinator & Assistant Head Coach: Mamadi Diene, 68 years old. Diene pairs well with Thomas Hall. He is looking to build a balanced attack for these players. Banija will almost always run out with 11 personnel- one running back, one tight end, and three wide receivers. He's got veterans on the line and at quarterback, and young upstarts at running back and wide receivers. He needs to find a way to keep everybody happy with their touches, and he is surely capable of doing that. Diene, at 68, is rumored to be looking to retire from coaching after this World Bowl.

Other notable Offensive Staff: Former NSCF 14 and NSCF 17 champion, Loyola alum running back Justice Greenspan is the running backs coach. He is 41 years old. 44 year old Ugonna Chioma is the Quarterbacks Coach. 52 year old Uchey Akachi is the Wide Receivers Coach. 51 year old Beluchi Chika is the Offensive Line Coach. And 33 year old Mamadi Diene Jr.(the offensive coordinator's youngest son) is the Tight Ends Coach.

Defensive Coordinator: Addo Uster. 40 years old. The young coordinator has spent the past few years being the linebackers coach for the Lwanga Rhinos in the GFLB, before ascending to run the defense at World Bowl XL. Running a 3-4 defense that meshes with Thomas Hall, Hall brought him on because he thought Uster would be a great culture fit. A promising GFLB career that was cut short by an ACL tear at age 25, and then a MCL tear on the same knee at age 27, he brings with him a ferocious intensity and a high amount of energy. He values man to man physical defense, and getting pressure on the quarterback. He is known to be a very aggressive playcaller. This is also likely to be Uster's last tournament as a Defensive Coordinator, as GFLB teams are certainly calling to give him a head coach role.

Other notable defensive staff: Former NSCF 14 champion and World Bowl XXXVI defensive captain David Franklin is the linebackers coach. He is 47 years old. 41 year old Diji Jel is the Defensive Line Coach. 54 year old Chizoba Izuchukwu is the Safeties Coach. And 71 year old Chydee Tobechukwu is the Cornerbacks Coach.

Special Teams Coordinator/Strength & Conditioning Coach: Iyoas Motuma. 49 years old.

Stadium of the Restoration
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Location: Busukuma, National Capitol Region, Banija. Capacity: 91,835

The Stadium of the Restoration is the country's national stadium, used primarily for both gridiron and association football. It is located in the northern part of Busukuma, Banija's capitol city. It is built between the "northern hills of Busukuma" where Banija's first independence was declared, an event known as the restoration of the Banijan monarchy. It is a revered and hallowed stadium for sports fans throughout the country.

A number of major events have been held here, including two World Bowl Finals, a Baptism of Fire Final, a Cup of Harmony Final, two AOCAF Finals, an IFCF Champions League Final, and the opening matches of two World Cups, as well as two World Cup semifinals. Furthermore, it has hosted multiple NSCF bowl games, as well as the NSCF Championship game. It is also the site of the annual BGFL National Championship Game. It is the regular home stadium for both national football teams, gridiron and association. The stadium, rebuilt shortly before World Cup 81, which Banija co-hosted alongside the Free Republics, has a turf gridiron field that lies underneath the grass soccer field.

Traditionally, Banija would rotate their home games around the country. However, at World Bowl XL, for the first time in a long time, all the national team's home games were played at the Stadium of the Restoration. With the home success of the national team at World Bowl XL, they will repeat this for World Bowl XLI, playing all four home games at the national stadium.

Group B Schedule
Matchday 1: Banija @ Appalachian Nation(UR)
Matchday 2: BYE
Matchday 3: Banija v. Squidroidia(17)
Matchday 4: Banija @ Equestria(32)
Matchday 5: Banija v. Tumbra(UR)
Matchday 6: Banija v. Appalachian Nation(UR)
Matchday 7: Banija BYE
Matchday 8: Banija @ Squidroidia(17)
Matchday 9: Banija v. Equestria(32)
Matchday 10: Banija @ Tumbra(UR)
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Postby Cassadaigua » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:04 pm

Team Cassadaigua- World Bowl 41



The nation is the reigning World Bowl champion, and a three-time overall World Bowl champion, having also won the 8th and 22nd editions. The team strength has always been the play of the secondary. They’ll get enough offense, but the defensive backs are outstanding, making us difficult to pass against. We might concede yardage on the ground, but it's much more difficult to get it in the air.

Another thing to note is that while Cassadagan teams in other sports are notoriously all-female, the football team has always been mixed gender with men placed on the line of scrimmage.

Head Coach- Megan Schuster (63)
Offensive Coordinator- Lauren McReynolds (56)
Defensive Coordinator- Cassandra Sullivan (61)
Special Teams Coordinator- Amber Durkin (55)


Traditional Starters In Green (Basic Formations, Both Offense and Defense)
Traditional Non-Starters In Red (Players ordered in position based on depth chart placement in basic offensive setup or a 4-3 defensive base.)


Offense:

QB: #7- Taylor Crimmins (30)
QB: #11- Tori Flannery (31)
QB: #10- Jessica Rosenblatt (25)


There are no changes in the quarterbacks we bring, and Crimmins is expected to get all of the snaps. She is mostly a pocket passer, but is willing to run if she needs too.

HB: #26- Stacey Carlson (29)
HB: #35- Britney Moyer (29)
HB: #32- Valeria Gallegos (22)


There is no reason to change the running backs either. Stacey Carlson has electrifying speed, and Moyer is the change of pace power back. Expect both of these players to get a good amount of carries as they are best when they split the load. Gallegos is more like Moyer than Carlson, and will see action from time to time.

FB: #44- Ellie Jasperson (29)
FB: #42- Samantha Gerken (24)

The fullbacks are really only there to block. Jasperson was the substitute at this position last time out, and Gerken is on the team for the first time.

TE: #88- Cori Finney (24)
TE: #89- Dianna Rhodes (25)
TE: #86- Kayleigh Murray (23)


They were a young group in World Bowl 40, and still are now as all three of them return. Cori Finney is a favored target of Taylor Crimmins. While Crimmins loves her speedy wideouts that we’ll get to in a moment, Finney is a reliable pass-catcher and able to be physical with anyone. She’s also a pretty good blocker, but made the team because of her receiving ability. Rhodes and Murray will see action as well, with Rhodes being the best blocker of the three.

WR: #81- Alexa Schultz (30)
WR: #80- Brooke Talley (28)

WR: #83- Kaitlyn Rogers (29)
WR: #84- Summer Cahill (28)
WR: #87- Taylor Ewing (23)
WR: #85- Melanie Cunningham (23)
WR: #82- Rachel Williams (21)


Schultz and Talley are both deep threats with tremendous speed. This was on display during the last World Bowl, and will be again. They also each have excellent leadership ability, and are not the type to showboat. Schultz is the offensive team captain. They’ll let Kaitlyn Rogers do that. Rogers and Cahill are usually your slot receivers, while Ewing, Cunningham, and Williams are younger versions of Schultz and Talley. Williams is the only newcomer with this group.

LG: #69- Caspian Hitchcock (24)
RG: #61- Bryce Cole (30)

OG: #68- George Waldman (25)
OG: #63- Alberto Perez (31)
G/T: #64- Dave Walcott (28)
G/T: #78- Anthony Ranney (25)
G/C: #66- Dwight Grandley (23)
G/C: #60- Chester Smithley (25)


LT: #77- Michael Surridge (27)
RT: #62- Dante Flowers (27)

OT: #65- Julio Fuentes (28)
OT: #67- Alex Shawcross (24)
OT: #70- Zeshawn Diego (32)
OT: #76- Jarred Killoran (23)


C: #51- Miguel Alvarado (31)
C: #50- Jarred Pensley (24)
C: #53- Louis Ford (22)


These lineman are the best in the country at their positions, and as such are great at both pass blocking and run blocking. They are usually smart about staying away from penalties and most of them played in the last World Bowl. The main change to note here is Miguel Alvarado at center, being a first time starter.

Defense:
LE: #56- Lawrence Baylor (27)
RE: #92- Reggie Black (28)

DE: #58- Mitch Schaffer (29)
DE: #94- Troy Penny (28)
DE: #91- Garrett White (24)
DE: #59- Kenny Tomzic (29)


Lawrence Baylor and Reggie Black return, and are outstanding pass rushers. Baylor has great overall instincts and will never give up on a play. Black is best known for forcing fumbles. Schaffer and Penny will see a lot of playing time as well, and there will be no let up in the lineup when they do.

LT: #99- Brian Lang (25)
RT: #98- Wally Schorr (24)

DT: #97- Demetrius Wilson (24)
DT: #90- Tony Logan (25)
DT: #95- Damien Furey (23)
DT: #96- Shane Pizano (23)


This was a young group when they were assembled for World Bowl 40, and here we are two years later, making it natural for all of them to return. Schorr is biggest chunk of humanity in the middle, and they’ll do their best to stop the run even though run defense can be where we are most vulnerable.

ILB: #54- David Phillippe (31)
OLB: #72- Ho-Sung Kim (27)
MLB: #52- Kevin Geier (26)

LB: #74- Matthew Boychuk (24)
LB: #57- Mick Ortega (31)
LB: #75- Myron Seward (28)
LB: #73- Phillip LaForge (22)
LB: #93- Lance Hettrich (21)
LB: #55- Austin Monahan(21)


If you wanted to find a weakness of this team, the linebackers would be that. But that is if you were nit-picking, because these players do a fantastic job. It’s mostly the same as the last World Bowl, and there are no changes amongst the starters. The last three youngsters are all appearing in their first World Bowl. Monahan could be one to watch, and might get more chances to prove himself than some of the other backups.

FS: #28- Kelsey Rocker (31)
SS: #22- Hannah Rafferty (32)
LCB: #27- Ashley Wilbanks (29)
RCB: #33- Sierra McMurray (30)

DB: #23- Meghan Landis (23)
DB: #20- Tori Willows (24)
DB: #21- Brianna Englehardt (24)
DB: #24- Nicole Hagelin (26)
DB: #29- Meghan Holmes (22)
DB: #30- Brooke Standridge (22)


This is the heart of the team, and in the last World Bowl, they lived up to the national tradition of being dominant. Hannah Rafferty is the leader of this group of leaders, and is the defensive captain of the team. She was named our defensive MVP the last two World Bowls, and will be making the most of what might very well be her last time on the team. Of course, she is still playing at such a high level, she may be back as well. You can’t just throw it away from her, because Rocker, Wilbanks, and McMurray can make you pay as well. They are backed up by a group of players who would all likely be starters on half the teams in the World Bowl.

Special Teams:
K: #3- Kiersten Baker (30)
K: #2- Melissa Andrews (31)

P: #4- Danielle Hayner (38)
P: #1- Melanie Moore (35)

Kiersten Baker “Park” gets the job done, and should continue to be reliable once again. When we need to punt, Hayner doesn’t mess it up.

Roles:
Main KR/PR- #87- Taylor Ewing
Backup KR/PR- #23- Meghan Landis
Occasional KR/PR- #85- Melanie Cunningham
Long Snapper- #50- Jarred Pensley


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Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, 19 & 50; WB 8, 22, & 40; WCOH 11 & 39; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13, 15, 47 & 48, DBC 21. 3rd Place @ WC 86
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77), 81-86.
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54, 67 & 84; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 45 & 50, Some NSCAA, NSCH 1; WLC 7, 30 & 33.

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Postby Ko-oren » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:23 am

World Bowl 41 - Ko-orenite National Team
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A quarterfinal appearance was probably on par for the inexperience of the team in World Bowl 40. Several retirements forced the hand of Stij Batterink and led to a team that's a tad worse than what we've seen in previous World Bowls. Last season was largely cancelled by travel restrictions caused by a redrawing of subdivisional borders, a process that went on for far longer than anyone dared hope.

Coaching Staff
Stij Batterink (head coach)
Offence: Val Hardman (offensive coordinator), Simon Palmsterk (QB), Yv Garnier (RB), Teonnach yLawdmell (WR), Olivier Olander (OLine)
Defence: Luc Jauffret (defensive coordinator), Stewart Cropp (DLine), Tednawf yGastaff (LB), Listenau Jenurdherinden (DBacks)
Special Teams: Duncan Huckstep (ST coordinator)

Offence

The offence was selected to be as versatile as possible. Plasman is a pocket passer, Arerira is a mobile dual threat quarterback, and Kosmauthaunden is more of a risk taker, capable of launching the ball downfield. Depending on which of these three starts, we should see three very different offences out there. Thorebourne is a three-down back, powerful, patient, and hard to bring down. Galway and Hellyer are more agile and can beat defences on the outside. Wilson will play a lot of snaps as fullback: a dump route receiver first, blocker second, and running back third. Tharadhen and Suthmeer are tremendous receivers, while Vino is more of a blocker. Ko-oren is always a bit limited in receivers: Junstarin and Schoolhendrik are the ones that can get all the impressive catches but lack separation, Welsh and Junga are good one-on-one but not too great at finding seams. The slot receivers, Head, ySarrwdd, and Whitlock, are agile and sometimes double as running backs/fullbacks. No matter which QB starts, the ball will be spread around a lot. The starters on the offensive line are pass blockers more than run blockers, but can get both done.

QB Rem Plasman (28) - ImageNoordrug Astronauts, QB Aolif Arerira (31) - ImageAerellen Explosions, QB Zoruthau Kosmauthaunden (21) - ImageMayara Wolves

RB Alastair Thorebourne (24) - ImageGreencaster Godspeed, RB Spencer Galway (28) - ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers, RB Luke Hellyer (28) - ImageWillowbourne Saints
FB Jonas Wilson (23) - ImageGreencaster Godspeed, FB Oda Umebajashi (31) - ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers
TE Gurethen Tharadhen (25) - ImageMayara Destroyers, TE Joshiaki Vino (23) - ImageMawryshire Centaurs, TE Bruce Suthmeer (25) - ImageEaglebury Emperors
WR Thorlibin Junga (27) - ImageEaglebury Emperors, WR Bryan Welsh (22) - ImageWillowbourne Saints, WR Golatisu Junstarin (29) - ImageMayara Wolves, WR Roe Fineman (24) - ImageGreencaster Godspeed, WR Jochem Schoolhendrik (26) - ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies
SR Dewitt Head (30) - ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies, SR Lomeoch ySarrwdd (24) - ImageMawryshire Centaurs, SR Lloyd Whitlock (28) - ImageMayara Destroyers

LT Llwgypen yNargwrwdd (24) - ImageMawryshire Centaurs, LT Sibren Schooten (29) - ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals, LT Jo Altink (24) - ImageWillowbourne Saints
LG Auhonen Haustedhaungen (22) - ImageEaglebury Emperors, LG Pi Cornelis (25) - ImageAminey Caspians
CE Kiserba Likathinden (30) - ImageMayara Destroyers, CE Adé Gavreau (27) - ImageWillowbourne Saints, CE Jahè Nijmans (27) - ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers
RG Robin Verninac (24) - ImageAminey Caspians
RT Olinosuke Vuluja (25) - ImageMayara Destroyers, RT Humphrey Drayton (25) - ImageEaglebury Emperors, RT Nathan Schildwacht (24) - ImageWillowbourne Saints

Defence

Again, everyone looks at the defence as the source of our success. The extreme versatility of schemes, fronts, and shells that the defence can run pre-snap and post-snap is unrivaled, and it's all on the players to execute it. Gomoltinden and Farrier are run-stuffers, Payne and Abráldez are decent pass rushers but mostly there for cutback lanes, while Ahern and Aalander are true edge rushers. Backed up by an elite unit of linebackers, Guildeforde, Barnett, and Gunmothinden are selected because they are good in coverage as well as in tackling, while Holmgroen is a better pass rusher. Altefeer and Noorddal are great in the trenches and will play more snaps versus run-first teams. Lastly, the secondary is where things come together. The Dragonflies will play a decent percentage of their snaps in nickel defence, with Ensink, Dutertre, Moore, and Wongar as the cornerbacks. Devilliers is up-and-coming and will see a lot of action as well. The safeties see less action: the excellent ballhawk Mesjathaunden has taken a step back due to injury and we simply don't have the same kind of commanding safety on the roster. Dieleman and Kadwell can try for interceptions and help over the top while Turaundhinthen and Dakitherinthen are occasionally involved in blitzes. Again, the entire team hinges on the various pre-snap looks from the secondary and turning those into last-second blitzes or complete changes between man/zone defences.

LE Gabe Payne (22) - ImageMayara Wolves, LE Leon Ahern (22) - ImageAerellen Explosions, LE Llawglhwn yDaddmhwr (24) - ImageGreencaster Godspeed
LD Maukiliru Gomoltinden (27) - ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies, LD Japeau Bassot (25) - ImageAminey Caspians
RD Elijah Farrier (27) - ImageEaglebury Emperors, RD Hannes Sjouwman (25) - ImageMayara Wolves
RE Eutelo Abráldez (32) - ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals, RE Koji Gamo (31) - ImageEaglebury Emperors, RE Ingmar Aalander (26) - ImageAminey Caspians

WB Garret Guildeforde (25) - ImageWillowbourne Saints, WB Arvid Holmgroen (27) - ImageNoordrug Astronauts
MB Ludwig Barnett (28) - ImageAerellen Explosions, MB Evert Noorddal (22) - ImageNoordrug Astronauts, MB Rein Keijser (28) - ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers, MB Molrak Kinportinden (27) - ImageMayara Wolves
SB Monrisun Gunmothinden (32) - ImageMayara Destroyers, SB Wim Altefeer (24) - ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies, SB Roja Schutte (30) - ImageAerellen Explosions, SB Kil Moreau (28) - ImageAminey Caspians

LC Martijn Ensink (26) - ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers, LC Camille Dutertre (25) - ImageAminey Caspians, LC Max Devilliers (24) - ImageGreencaster Godspeed
FS Egge Dieleman (29) - ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals, FS Byron Kadwell (22) - ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies, FS Lilgaunin Mesjathaunden (29) - ImageMayara Destroyers
SS Dhauthenu Turaundhinthen (26) - ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals, SS Sadhaulak Dakitherinthen (28) - ImageNoordrug Astronauts, SS Bart Reinsma (28) - ImageAminey Caspians
RC Rupert Moore (32) - ImageAminey Caspians, RC Curumbah Wongar (25) - ImageEaglebury Emperors, RC Lucas van de Streek (28) - ImageMayara Wolves

Special Teams

It's all about consistency here. Bronsvoord can play a snap as a running back here or there, while Berkman is a backup cornerback.

PK Abner Bennett (30) - ImageGreencaster Godspeed, PK Boaventura Camba (24) - ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies
PU Merritt Withers (30) - ImageEaglebury Emperors, PU Twan Raatmink (25) - ImageAerellen Explosions
PR Go Bronsvoord (22) - ImageGreencaster Godspeed, PR Jonny Berkman (27) - ImageMayara Destroyers
LS Aocelore Esea (28) - ImageEaglebury Emperors, LS Elothe Aecherin (27) - ImageMayara Destroyers



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Godmod Injuries to my players: No
Suspend my players: Yes
Godmod suspension events: No
Godmod other events: Yes

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Postby Sarzonia » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:12 am

Sarzonia Stars

If my opponent RP's our game first, they may:
Choose my scorers: Yes
Choose scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes. I'll determine severity.
Godmod injuries: No
Godmod "other" events: Nothing beyond stuff like heavy rains, strong winds, nervous players having trouble sleeping and the like. No killing players or blowing up stadia.

Head Coach: Les Steckhall, 41 (ex-Portland Pirates)
After he was denied an opportunity to serve as offensive coordinator by Pirates coach Gil Spencer, former Stars coach Tim Gates's resignation opened the door for Steckhall to become the head coach. He will call the offence.
Quarterbacks Coach: Gavin Davis, 37
Yes, THAT Gavin Davis. He served as quarterbacks coach for the Arena Bowl bronze medalist Stars and will serve as de facto offensive coordinator without the playcalling responsibilities.
Running Backs Coach: Mike Pendry, 56
His Portland Pirates team led the Incorporated Gridball League in rushing, helping make up for an inexperienced quarterback.
Wide Receivers Coach: Mel Brady, 51
He serves in the same position on Woodstock's coaching staff, so he is used to the more wide open offence Gates wants in the nation's capital.
Tight Ends Coach: Marc Johnson, 40
He played on the last Stars team to suit up in a World Bowl. Currently in his first coaching role.
Offensive Line Coach: George Cowley, 40
Also played for the Stars in their previous World Bowl appearance, he has been the offensive line coach for a semipro team for three seasons.
Defensive Coordinator: Kyle Hanley, 51
Hanley plays an aggressive 4-3 defence with frequent blitzes, much like his predecessor Kirk Olivadotti.
Defensive Line Coach: Tyler Paige, 49
The younger brother of former Stars coach Arthur Paige, Tyler works extensively with the line and with edge linebackers.
Linebackers Coach: Jerome London, 45
He was a coach on the field for the Stars as a player and will formally coach the linebacker corps now.
Secondary Coach: Kevin Leonard, 45
Another veteran of the last Stars team who takes on a coaching role.
Special Teams Coordinator: Dylan Massey, 52
Massey has tutored kickers and seems to specialise in turning them into walk off kick experts.

Offence: Balanced (0 modifier)
Defensive style: Base 4-3 with frequent blitzes
Two-point conversion modifier: LOGICAL
Home surface: Grass (Joe Gibbs Stadium, Woodstock - capacity 75,900)

STARTERS
OFFENCE
QB: Sam Rosen (6-foot, 205 pounds (Portland), 28
Steckhall was able to lure his signal caller from the Pirates. He hopes that Rosen's familiarity with his offence will speed up his learning curve.
RB: Ty'Relle Clinton (Portland), 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, 24
He employs a bruising running style, but he can surprise defenders with speed and quickness when he gets out in space.
FB: Les Creighton (New Jeruselem Monks), 6-foot-1, 245 pounds
Creighton's a blocker who will occasionally get the ball in short yardage situations.
WR: Steve Swain (Corcorran Cruisers), 6-foot-3, 205 pounds
He's the guy you want to get the ball in crucial third down conversions.
WR: Matt Largent (Wilmington Roughnecks), 5-foot-11, 185 pounds
He's the speedster in the lineup and he's the deep threat.
TE: Al Langston, 6-foot-5, 265 pounds (Woodstock)
He started as a blocker until Week 7 last season when he caught eight passes for 76 yards and two touchdowns. Now he handles both roles.
LT: Matt Frost, 6-foot-4, 325 pounds (Woodstock), 29 years old
Frost protects Locklear's blind side in Woodstock and is expected to here.
LG: Nate Felton (Corcorran), 6-foot-2, 319 pounds, 31 years old
He was on the last Stars team and will be counted on for veteran presence as much as his blocking.
C: Rodney Tucker (Portland), 6-foot-2, 293 pounds, 33 years old
Tucker makes up for lack of size by technique and experience. He's the de facto captain of the line.
RG: Marty Vance (Nicksia Knights), 6-foot-5, 335 pounds
He was always nicknamed House when he was growing up, even after he was no longer THE biggest player on either team.
RT: Ike Dennehy (Truxtun Commodores), 6-foot-5, 355 pounds
Dennehy is used to protecting the blind side of a lefty quarterback, and he can throw terrifying blocks in the run game.

DEFENCE
DE: Arlen Cunningham (Wilmington), 6-foot-3, 280 pounds
He's a pass rusher through and through. Paige is expected to sub him out for short yardage run situations.
DT: Colin Grassley (Rypien Renegades), 6-foot-3, 320 pounds
He is especially dangerous at stuffing the run game. Has one-half sack for his entire career.
DT: Pete Downey (Somerset Snakes), 6-foot-4, 360 pounds
He's another run-stopper who will be subbed for in pass rush situations.
DE: Clancy Wilson (Woodstock), 6-foot-3, 295 pounds
Another guy who can rush the passer. He can stay in on short yardage situations.
WLB: Artem Roshovski (Portland), 6-foot-2, 265 pounds
Pass rusher. Lives in the weight room. Often plays pass rushing defensive end on third and long.
MLB: Howard Dent (Woodstock), 6-foot-1, 255 pounds
He calls the signals for the defence. He knows how Paige thinks and what he wants.
SLB: Calvin Jacks (Wilmington), 6-foot-3, 270 pounds
Known more as a run-stuffer who can play end in a pinch, he logged a career-high five sacks last season.
CB: Will Donnelly (Portland), 6-foot, 200 pounds
He typically plays the opposing team's best receiver and is known as a shutdown corner.
CB: Quinn Bowles (Woodstock), 5-foot-11, 190 pounds
He's more of a speed guy than even Donnelly is, but isn't a sure tackler.
FS: Cliff Longoria (Corcorran), 6-foot-4, 240 pounds
Think the late Sean Taylor. That's how he plays.
Strong Safety: Zane Yates (Portland), 6-foot-2, 235 pounds
He's another terrifying hitter on a team full of terrifying hitters.

BENCH
OFFENCE
QB: Mike Barnett (Wilmington), 6-foot-3, 210 pounds.
Not the best arm, but he can execute a West Coast offence if necessary.
RB: Paul Edgerton (Woodstock), 5-foot-9, 195 pounds
He's a scatback who can catch passes out of the backfield when called upon.
FB: Wilson Marquez (Truxtun), 6-foot-3, 250 pounds
WR: Hayden Gregory (Portland Power, women's gridball team) 5-foot-7, 175 pounds, 23 years old
WR: Marquise Harris (Truxtun), 6-foot-4, 215 pounds
TE: Edison Burkett (Wilmington), 6-foot-1, 245 pounds
RB: Tom Bennett (Woodstock), 6-foot-3, 220 pounds
TE: Austin Vesey (Nicksia), 6-foot-4, 260 pounds
OT: Zeke Bradley (New Jeruselem), 6-foot-5, 340 pounds
OG: Yael Jeffries (Rypien) 6-foot-2, 317 pounds
OT/OG Spencer Henderson (Townshend Tornados), 6-foot-5, 330 pounds
C: Aaron Branson (Portland), 6-foot-4, 315 pounds
DT: Al Cohen (Truxtun), 6-foot-3, 350 pounds
DT/DE: Harvey Quace (New Jeruselem), 6-foot-3, 295 pounds
DE: Ryan Nichols (Portland), 6-foot-3, 290 pounds
DE/LB: Steve Fischer (Townshend), 6-foot-2, 280 pounds
LB: Troy Walton (Corcorran), 6-foot-1, 260 pounds
CB: Clancy Rollingford (Saugerties), 5-foot-11, 195 pounds
CB: Tyrriel Langston (Nicksia), 5-foot-9, 175 pounds
S: Chris Snell (Portland), 6-foot, 205 pounds

SPECIAL TEAMS
P: Evelyn Sutter (holds for extra points and field goal attempts. Also the emergency third-string quarterback.)
K: Matt Vargas
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Postby Sarzonia » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:17 am

Unlike most of the other major sports that saw the Sarzonian national team return from extended absences, gridball has not been nearly as kind to the Navy and Silver.

The Stars began World Bowl IXL at 0-3 and saw their programme in disarray as they lost both their manager and their starting quarterback. They also were on the wrong end of beatdowns by larger powers, including a mid-qualifying friendly against Delaclava which saw the host nation hang 67 points on Sarzonia. They'd rebound to finish 4-6, giving Les Steckhall a winning 4-3 record as the team's manager. He returned for World Bowl XL and guided the team to a 6-4 record, but it wasn't enough to qualify for the knockout stages.

Still, Steckhall knows the Sarzonian faithful won't have patience for too much longer. The fans may understand that it's normally a long road back after an absence leaves a team unranked, but they've seen other Sarzonian teams quickly rise to prominence.

"We've been telling people all along to trust the process," Steckhall said. "Bringing this team back to a position where it can realistically contend for World Bowl titles again is a long haul operation. We don't have a shortcut to the top."

For a fanbase that saw the Sarzonian national football team qualify for the World Cup in just its second qualifying campaign after an extended absence, after a shock run to a bronze medal in the prior cycle's Cup of Harmony, that expectation setting may ring a bit hollow. The baseball Stars advanced to the knockout rounds in each of their three tries. The ice hockey team qualified for the knockout rounds in two tries. Basketball and lacrosse teams also fared well.

However, one look at the qualifying group that awaits Sarzonia may temper expectations yet again. After all, the top team in the multiverse, Cassadaigua, await. The Stars will kick off their campaign by hosting the Fillies at Joe Gibbs Stadium in Woodstock, a match that sold out so quickly that the Incorporated Gridball Federation sent a formal request to have the match played at Dave Wilson Stadium instead. The Incorporated Football Federation rejected the request, as did Dave Wilson Stadium operations staff.

"Football and gridball are two different sports, and we would only grant a request to move the match to Dave Wilson Stadium if there were an emergency that forced our hand," said Stadium Operations chief executive Carson Otweiler. "Gridball is an intense sport that requires more maintenance than football does." The Incorporated Sarzonian Government issued a statement that announced it would not seek to have the match moved.

"It's not something we feel the need to micromanage," said Vice President for Health and Athletics Carter Marshall. "We can't force them to play the match in a specific stadium, nor do we want to."

The other ranked teams in the group include Kriegiersien, a team with which the Sarzonian over-35 national team have developed a rivalry in the NS World Cup of Masters. The other teams are Xanneria and BohemiaIV.

Quarterback Sam Rosen and the Stars offence expect once again to establish the ground game through running back Ty'Relle Clinton and use that to build the passing game. Clinton also expects to get involved in pass catching more.

"Anything we can do to put more pressure on opposing defences, I'm all for," he said.

SCHEDULE (all home matches to be played at Joe Gibbs Stadium in Woodstock unless otherwise stated)
MD 1: v. Cassadaigua (1)
MD 2: @ Kriegiersien (37)
MD 3: BYE
MD 4: v. Xanneria (18)
MD 5: @ BohemiaIV (UR)
MID-QUALIFYING BREAK
MD 6: @ Cassadaigua (1)
MD 7: v. Kriegiersien (37)
MD 8: BYE
MD 9: @ Xanneria (18)
MD 10: v. BohemiaIV (UR)
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Postby TJUN-ia » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:39 am

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Name: TJUN-ia
Trigram: TJU
Organisation: Gridiron Football Association of TJUN-ia (GFA-TJUN-ia)
Nickname: Jaguars or Jags
WB Rank: 15th

And here we are again. TJUN-ian Gridiron is back once again but this time, the haunting spirits of both Cassadaigua and The Transmondian Commonwealth are nowhere to be found in the group we have been drawn with. While losing our entertaining series with the new defending champions will certainly be missed, our first games with the Grid Corps of 6th ranked and 2-times champs Drawkland will certainly be a good replacement for the World Bowl, hosted by Chromatika this time around.

Head Coach Gus McKerrin is entering his 3rd year in the role and you can say he's both done well and done not so well in his position. Getting this team up to back-to-back 7-3 records and 15th in the world is no mean feat, but both those seasons ended with the Jags being outside of the playoffs by a single game. We always found a way to stumble in one game or another and despite all the good things we've done in this competition. With 1 less team to play this time around and 2 women on the roster for the first time (part of TJUN-ia's drive to mixed-gender representation in sport), the GFA have sent a message to the coach that if he cannot send us to the playoff this time around, questions may be asked about his position in the team for WBXLII...


SQUAD
Head Coach: Gus McKerrin (40)
Offensive Coordinator: P.J. Swarts (36)
Defensive Coordinator: Mohammad Al-Khalifa (31)
Special Teams Coach: David Stroman (35)

OFFENCE
Formation: Shotgun
QB: #10 Jake Griffin (24)
HB: #40 Vinny Mac (25)
WR/KR: #80 Hubert Valois (25)
WR: #81 Jack Davidson (25)
WR: #82 Chris Davidson (25)
LT: #50 Jason Jeeves (25)
LG: #51 La'shaun Mackey (24)
C: #52 David Marquez (25)
RG: #53 Opa Maleleo (24)
RT: #54 Tim Green (25)
TE: #41 Wilson Hibbert (24)

DEFENCE
Formation: 3-4
NT: #90 Prince Brown (25)
DE: #91 Jester Carter (26)
DE: #92 Andrew Dallapaz (24)
LB: #45 Giannis Minshew (25)
LB: #46 Chris Thorndyke (26)
LB: #47 Callum Peterson (24)
LB: #48 Tom De Souza (23)
CB: #20 Alfie Johnson (26)
CB: #21 Graham Polison (24)
FS: #22 Drew McAllister (25)
SS/PR: #23 Pedro Marquinios (26)

SPECIAL TEAMS
These can use starting players from both offence (block) and defence (tackle) and back up players during ST plays.
K: #5 Chi On-Ma (24)
H/QB (backup): #2 Allister Ghoulson (23)
P: #6 Martin Grevers (24)
LS: #99 Alf Gunnarsson (23)

BACKUPS
These players can be used in any position.
Fulton McNair (22)
Pedro Alcoron (21)
Yoshi Nakamura (21)
Graham Halliday (23)
Sven Gudjonsson (22)
Joseph Samuel (20)
La'Travius "Royale" Brown (20)
Peter von Gothenburg (21)
Yu Suzuki (23)
David Fulmer (22)
Callum McGreen (21)
Kristina Matherson (18)
Victor Stroman (17)
Alice "Acerola" Latifa (18)
Tom Hyphen (19)


STADIUM
Name: Field of Dreams in The Gardens
Location: New Washington, NAU Zone
Capacity: 87,000
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Part of "The Gardens", New Washington's sporting complex, the Field of Dreams marked the debut of the NAU Zone in hosting U3 international competition. The main purpose of the Field of Dreams was to create an atmosphere where chaos lived and upsets can be made, a fact that was backed up in Game 1 with the "Block 6" over Cassadiagua and the "Kick 6" in the rematch a year later. Those plays were further ingrained into the minds of TJUN-ians due to fact that seats had direct access to the field, allowing the fans to storm it and celebrate with their heroes. With TJUN-ia only losing twice within the bushes and the walls, who knows what great moments this place may produce next...


UNIFORMS
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Entering our 4th World Bowl, we also have some new threads to show off for the 8+ games we will play in this tournament and beyond. While we have always worn uniforms in our signature colours, a design team from Saint Kanye has given us a fresh new set to take to glory one day. The Home is in the standard TJUN-ian colours while the Road features black, which give us a certain vibe of importance and of a team that knows what it means to be good. Hopefully, we will have great moments in these unis at this WB and future ones as well.


SCHEDULE (Group F)
MD1: vs Greater Vakolicci Haven (24) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
MD2: @Saint-Domingues (UR)
MD3: vs Drawkland (6) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
MD4: @United Volcano Islands (UR)
MD5: BYE
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MD6: @Greater Vakolicci Haven (24)
MD7: vs Saint-Domingues (UR) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
MD8: @Drawkland (6) - Metro Arena, Metropolon
MD9: vs United Volcano Islands (UR) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
MD10: BYE



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Godmod scoring events: Y
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Godmod suspension events: N
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4th: WBC50, IBC31
Quarterfinals: IAC9, ARWC1, RLWC19, IBC30, ARWC2, WB41, IAC12
Ro16: BoF71, CoH77, WBC49, IACX, IAC11, DBC49, WCoH42, DBC50
Ro32: CoH78, CoH79
Other: Bowl Winners (AVBF6)
NSSCRA - Jaguar Racing: #07 Michael Stefan (2 Wins)/#64 Alfonso Mercado/#03 Maddison Riley-Jones (S10 T2 Champion/3 T2 Wins)
WGPC: #11 Lane Carter
NSTT: 3 Singles Titles (2 Runners-up)/1 Doubles Title (1 Runner-up)

UN - You all know what this is (U1)
TJUN (Ta-Jun) - An organ of the UN that focuses on "international role-play" (i.e. USA = Fang the Sniper) (U2)
TJUN-ia (Ta-Jun-ee-a) - The testing grounds of TJUN members, but operates as an independent nation. (U3)

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Postby Tumbra » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:33 am

GAMALIEL STATE UNIVERSITY TUMBRAN NATIONAL GRIDIRON TEAM
WORLD BOWL 41

The Misfits


Home Arena: Gamaliel State University Field, capacity: 23,000
Head Coach: Charlie Brown (35)

Unsurprisingly, in a country with such a major attraction to association football, the noble sport of gridiron is...ignored, more or less. Relegated to a couple of universities (8, at the time of writing) providing college teams for an annual kickabout, the winner of which goes back with a modest silver trophy. Charlie Brown, however, wishes to change all that, and bring the sport to national prominence by signing his team - comprised wholly of students from one university (the one he coaches) - up for the World Bowl.

Needless to say, he's broken a fair few laws for doing so, including impersonating a public servant. He's also kind of...lied to his players about this, by saying it's just a couple of friendlies against a couple of teams. Of course, this bunch of lies will come crashing down sooner rather than later, but the three-time University Gridiron Challenge winner can certainly pull something out of his sleeve, can he?

It's not like Brown's short on coaching expertise, mind. He has won three University Gridiron Challenges, as he will often remind you. Gridiron in Tumbra is often seen as something you grow out of, not something you turn into your entire life. Brown, however, seems to have bucked that trend. He did use to play centre for the GSU team, after all.

Home Colours: Blue with gold trim
Away Colours: Green with Maroon trim
Alternate Colours: Purple with gold trim -? Who the hell came up with these colours?

Style Mod: +1

OFFENSE
Offensive Coordinator: Andrea Ratzinger (32)

No, Andrea is a man, and he will look at you threateningly if you ask. The team in attack goes for a relatively generic formation, with two running backs and two wide receivers. Most of the time quarterback Waters will look to pass to the one furthest ahead, meaning the wide receivers are the ones most likely to receive the ball. The team will go for the two points most of the time, unless Raskin, who is the key to the two point push, is knackered (which usually occurs near the end of the third quarter) or they are ahead by more than ten points. Starters are bolded.

Pos. No. Name              Age     Desc.
QB 69 Dan Waters 22 Starting quarterback. Has a very mischevious streak (hence the 69) and is generally seen as
a goofball. Among the university circuit and on the field, however, is seen as a great QB with
pinpoint accurate aim (Mostly according to himself). Eager to secure a legacy before graduating and
thinks that this is the perfect chance to do so.
QB 13 Mark Stanley 21
HB 8 Tyler Davis 20 Despite being only a sophomore, Tyler is considered...one of the more mature prospects on this team,
at least mentally.. Often considered a power back, Ty is slower compared to Tom Raskin but is still
able to move the ball upfield with ease.
HB 11 John Cruz 22
HB 54 Rex Jones 20
FB 9 Tom Raskin 19 The Teenage Sensation. Managed to break into the GSU team in his first year, and managed to displace
the previous fullback so much so that he's not even on the team for this event. Mercurial, smart,
fast on his feet.
FB 47 Paul Branson 19
WR 2 John Soples 22 Quick on his feet, less so in his mind, John is very fast but also lacks game sense sometimes,
trying to bite off more than he can chew. His ability to do the unexpected, however, is what lands
him the starting WR spot.
WR 3 Francis Marr 22 Scheming, always looking for ways to get past his opponents both mentally and physically, Marr is a
quick-thinking WR who can be trusted to somehow always slip past an opponent's grasp. Does he lube
himself up before games? Nobody knows.
WR 64 Neal O'Connor 22
WR 87 Kevin Bell 19
TE 6 Russell Dean 20 Dean often preferrs to go all guns blazing when running, often asking for the ball on a passing
play. He's got the chops for it, too - one of the fastest players in the team. Has a slight tendency
to get carried away, however...
TE 23 Paul Ripley 22
TE 46 Alan Smith 19
LT 22 Max Lewis 21 One of the more intelligent players in the team (with a Wonderlic score of 37), Lewis sees being in
his position as more of an art form, and tries his best for every tackle. He is, however, slightly
jealous of Neumann's rapid rise in the team.
LT 58 Joey Whitfield 21
LG 33 Michael Griffiths 20 Griffiths' partnership with Lewis on the left is tight-knit. Originally a big slacker, his
friendship with Lewis helped to get him back into shape, so much so that he managed to secure the LG
spot on the GSU team.
LG 90 Steven Oliver 19
C 1 Sebastian Neumann 20 Tall, blond, blue-eyed, Neumann is the dream boy of many a girl on campus. As a centre he takes
great pride in being the linchpin of the five-man line, and is indeed one of the captains of the
team. He often calls plays as often as Dan Waters, and enjoys blocking. Has a slight bit of anxiety
when passing, however.
C 60 Gareth Williams 22
RG 7 Alex Richardson 19 Burly and hulking, Richardson walked straight into the team when he first arrived in Brades. His
first season proved to be a rich one, and shows lots of promise in his playstyle.
RG 45 Jon Burrows 19
RT 27 Vincent Kramer 22 Kramer is a lone wolf off the pitch - morose, quiet and reluctant to do any kind of publicity. On
the field, however, he transforms into a versatile right tackle who has a strong partnership with
Richardson, and his understudy Kowell.
RT 38 Zachary Kowell 19


DEFENSE
Defensive Coordinator: Simon Dunn (30)

Simon really doesn't know why he's here. He really doesn't want to be here either. But yet, here he is, coaching the GSU, sorry, the Tumbran Gridiron team, for their debut World Bowl appearance. Setting them up in a 4-3 formation, the team typically looks to intercept rather than tackle, though the team does sport some good tacklers as well. Starters, as above, are bolded.

Pos. No. Name              Age     Desc.
LE 8 Chris Jowell 20 Able to somehow anticipate plays most of the time, Jowell's uncanny game sense allows him to be
quick off the mark when the pass is made, allowing him to block off anything on the end.
LE 32 Tom Evans 19
DT 11 Evan Alvarado 19 Alvarado is your typical massive defensive tackle, and is more hard-headed and willing to charge
into situations than his partner Lazenby. With a grip strength that outgrips everyone else on the
team, Alvarado is to the defence what Richardson is on the offence.
DT 42 Andrew Lazenby 19 More laid-back than his starting partner Alvarado, Lazenby is more of a reactive player - but he
figures out situations extremely quickly and is able to close things down in a way that Alvarado
cannot. In that sense, he complements him perfectly.
DT 52 Colin Pollack 22
RE 44 Gary Watts 22 Watts is probably the weak point in this team, yet his ability is still better than Partridge's,
which is why he lands the starting spot. Tends to prefer spotting a run being made and chasing down
the player instead of continuing in the scrimmage.
RE 53 Russell Partridge 20
MLB 28 Ted Butcher 19 Butcher, in a strange yet perhaps unsurprising case of nominative determinism, is perhaps the most
sturdy and willing to go all in of the three. As the centre linebacker, Butcher enjoys going for the
quarterback to sack him, yet also knows when to hold back.
MLB 35 Wilhelm Shaw 21
ROLB 4 Marco Bennett 21 Bennett is the most intellectual of the three linebackers, allowing him to move quickly off his feet
when he sees plays. However, he is perhaps the weakest of the three starting linebackers, and is
most likely to get left behind.
ROLB 68 Robert Moore 19
LOLB 55 Tan Linghe 21 The son of immigrants, Tan is a junior looking to make an impact in his community where sports is
typically eschewed in favour of more stable careers. Is looking to go professional, and is quiet yet
hardworking, but goes hard.
CB 66 Hans Kwaitkowski 19 Just like Neumann, Hans is the latest in GSU's production line of tall, blond, blue-eyed boys. He is
surprisingly fast for his height, and is able to cover most wide receivers. His style of play,
however, is rather one-dimensional.
CB 49 Richard McCreary 22 McCreary's special move is to full-on flying tackle the wide receiver as a very last resort. He
prefers, however, to intercept the ball, and is uncannily good at it.
CB 5 Darren Brown 21
FS 77 John Lane 20 Technically proficient and fast, the quickly-maturing Lane is looking to cement his place as the
starting free safety above Anstey. Eager to prove himself and enthusiastic, he was born with good
gamesense and reading ability.
FS 81 Mark Anstey 20
SS 9 Geoffrey Benton 19 Better at tackling than Lane, but slightly less good at pretty much everything else, Benton is a
good fit for Brown's 4-3 defence and the way he plays - which is why he is ahead of Hughes.
SS 16 Tom Hughes 20


SPECIAL TEAMS
Special Teams Coach: Harry Hewitt (34)

Harry is perhaps the only one in this team that knows exactly what Charlie Brown is up to. Oh, he knows, all right. But he's not going to say a word.

The team prefers going for field goals instead of the fourth down, unless the team is over 40 yards away from the goal, at which the main kicker isn't confident enough of hitting the target. The main people on the teams are bolded.

Pos. No. Name              Age     Desc.
K 99 Nick Evans 20 Originally Evans wanted to be a goalkeeper, but was deemed too small and was thus released from
Brades United's academy. Now in his sophomore year, Evans' deadly right foot has proven that he can
kick the ball anyhwhere on the field he wants.
K 36 Michael Jones 22
P 10 Jon Norbury 21 Norbury has a mean left foot that he uses to his advantage. Now a senior, his skills as a punter fit
his reserved nature. He tends to go for the simplest solution rather than spend too much time
thinking about where to place the ball, as he believes that the easiest solution is almost always
the best one as well.
P 83 Graham Sexton 19
H 56 Rudolph Stewart 21 The Man With Amazing Forearm Strength And Stability, Stewart's position, while trivial, is key to
Evans' goalscoring abilities. He accepts his diminshed role - and is just happy to be here.
LS 21 Paul Robinson 19 Brooding and a loner, Robinson more often than not gets the job done, but rarely interacts with the
team otherwise.
LS 19 Rob Killick 20
KR 88 Stephen Goldstein 19 Goldstein is often known as the safe hands of the team. If he is able to predict where the ball will
land, he's more often than not able to get to where it will go. A master of positioning.
KR 48 Wade Hopkins 22


SCHEDULE
MD1: vs Squidroidia (H)
MD2: @ Equestria (A)
MD3: BYE
MD4: vs Appalachian Nation (H)
MD5: @ Banija (A)
MD6: @ Squidroidia (A)
MD7: vs Equestria (H)
MD8: BYE
MD9: @ Appalachian Nation (A)
MD10: vs Banija (H)

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my scorers: Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y
Godmod Injuries to my players: Y
Suspend my players: Y
Godmod suspension events: Y
Godmod other events:Y


OOC note: I really don't have much of an idea what I'm doing - if you spot me making a mistake or otherwise, feel free to telegram me or message me on Discord.
THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF TUMBRA
Tumbra - a sprawling, modern federal democratic republic located in Esportiva. Strong economy, strong civil rights, strong freedoms.
Population: 114 million | TLA: TMB | Capital City: Straton | Largest City: Couno
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Postby The Desiccated States » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:11 pm

First Officer’s Log, Stardate 20210219.1627

Computer, belay that.

Captain’s Log, Stardate 20210219.1628

This is the first log of Commander Threva Dewspark, acting commanding officer of the DSS Poseider. Captain Armarnon Hardbear is dead, along with another 82 crew and passengers. 96 patients are being treated for injuries, 27 of them critical. The ship is heavily damaged and the Hyper-Drive Core has been corrupted. Damage control teams are working to restore essential systems. Life support remains off-line on three decks – fortunately, we … have some extra cabin space now.

On Stardate 20210117, the Poseider encountered a Class 4 interspatial anomaly. Captain Hardbear followed all appropriate protocols, but Poseider was drawn into a gravity well and flung across space-time by powerful chrono-winds. When the ship eventually broke free of the temporal eddy, we had sustained massive damage. Captain Hardbear and many of the bridge crew were dead or dying.

His final orders to me before passing were to make contact with local lifeforms, to make safe harbor and understake repairs until such time as the Hyper-Drive Core could be repaired, and to ensure crew morale remained strong. It is the latter of these that I feel will be the most challenging. Both military and civilian crewmembers are confused, injured and most of all scared as we find ourselves adrift, many thousands of light years from the Dessicated States.

I set about deploying damage control crews and medical personnel. Engineering informs me the damage to the Core is severe and that a new source of unobtainium will be needed before a Hyper-Jump can be achieved. Given we know nothing of this new sector of space, finding new sources of unobtainium will be a severe challenge.

We have however succeeded in repairing our communications array and establishing contact with intelligent life-forms. I say intelligent… They appear to be obsessed with a primitive ritual called “football”. Our initial communications with what appeared to be an interplanetary government similar to our own, named the “World Bowl Committee”, were frustrating, as they were unable to offer any assistance as to the location of unobtainium ores in this sector, but merely repeatedly asked us whether we wanted to play this game.

In consideration of Captain Hardbear’s final order, and mindful of the great unknowns facing us, I assembled the Senior Staff and informed them I would be taking up the aliens’ offer. We appear to have been enrolled in a tournament entitled the “World Bowl”, as the aliens seem unaware of the existence of worlds beside their own. I explained that, while they may be primitive, making an alliance with them, if necessary through the medium of “football”, is the tactical priority. I did not explain – but will do so now, in my first captain’s log – that I have an ulterior motive in enlisting my crew in this tournament. My crew … strange words I have longed to say, but not under these circumstances.

I believe giving the crew a tournament to participate in, games to play, new skills to learn, will be a valuable aid in honoring the Captain’s final order. It will improve morale, give those civilians lacking technical skills an opportunity to feel they are contributing to the mission, and relieve some of the pressures on the ship, allowing the engineering teams to work freely.

The format of this tournament seems to operate on a ‘double round robin’ basis, though I am unsure what a ‘robin’ is. Multiple nations, most seemingly inhabiting this star system but some based on other planets, are competing. While our Hyper-Drive remains off-line, sub-light landers will take those of our crew participating in the games to the participating nations, while the Poseider remains in orbital dock above the Altantian Oceanian homeworld.

As part of the tournament we are required to host games. I have ordered Chief Petty Officer Varziev to convert Hangar Bay 1 into a temporary “football field” according to the specifications downloaded by Lieutenant Chiasson using the multiversal translator. Doctor Thormodsson’s hydroponics labs will provide “grass” once he has synthesized the genomic identity of this strange, exotic plant.

Waylaying our attempt to find a Hyper-Jump home in order to participate in an alien ritual involving throwing a ball (Lt. Chiasson is clear that despite the name, the game is primarily played with the hands rather than the feet; I trust the Lt.’s xenolinguistic expertise and can only ascribe this to the previously mentioned primitive nature of these people) may seem an indulgence. But truthfully since the announcement, I have seen the first smiles, heard the first laughter, smelled the first stink-happiness gland releases, and empath-detected the first genuine enthusiasm, since being pulled into the anomaly.

I have told the crew to begin familiarizing themselves with the rules of this ritual, under Lt. Chiasson’s instruction; given the primitive nature of these aliens, it should be easy for most of the crew to quickly assimilate the requisite knowledge. Lieutenant Nysathusa will begin physical training regimes and Chief Fompy synthesize the necessary equipment. I believe participating in the tournament will be a fitting testament to the final order of the finest captain in the Fleet, and can only hope our performance does do tribute to the memory of his sacrifice.

Computer, end log.
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Postby Kohnhead » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:31 pm

Regarding the influx of talent from Kohnhead City University

For years college football in Kohnhead had been about as organized as the amateur bowling league that may or may not exist. Some years you would play 10 games others you wouldn't play any, some years there would be a team some years there wouldn't. While gridiron is decently organized at the semi professional level, college was different but that all changed with Kohnhead City University's entry into the NSCF for NSCF 22.

Despite a lackluster 0-2 start to the season, Byron Joseph and the Kohnhead City offense quickly improved and would end up going 9-4 and finishing as the number 4 team in the nation at the start of the playoffs. A win in the quarterfinals over Ranorian powerhouse Richardson University would send Kohnhead City to the semifinals where they lost out to fellow newcomer school Felswyr State University. Nevertheless it was a highly successful debut campaign and it sent a message to all of Kohnhead that gridiron both college and at the World Bowl level was something we can do well at because we have the necessary talent.

The impact that run had cannot be understated and while it had a psychological effect on the nation and on the World Bowl players who took a step forward in our second World Bowl finishing 5-5 and looking very competitive it also had an impact on the actual roster. That's right despite the protests of many, Kohnhead City athletes will be part of the World Bowl team and next year Swisston City the other team in the NSCF might have some as well.

The toll it could take on these players bodies is yet unknown as with a 10+ game World Bowl season a 13+ NSCF season, how much time will there be for domestic college competitions? The deal struck between the KNGT and the college programs is that if an actual, legitimate domestic college season would be established then the NSCF superstars could not participate as a part of the World Bowl roster. Talks quickly were underway to try and get something like this to happen so it's possible that for World Bowl XLII there aren't any college athletes on the team however that is obviously not the case this season.

While currently no active college player is a starter there are five backups who are currently a part of Kohnhead City's football program. Let's take a look at how all five fit into the roster and predict how much playing time each will get. It's also important to note that a 6th Ezekial Edwards made the squad at the receiver position but is being kept out due to an injury.

Byron Joseph: The first one is our current third string quarterback and the guy who led Kohnhead City to the semifinals as the starting QB and a Senior in Byron Joseph. Joseph's inclusion sparks some questions considering he doesn't really fit the scheme as he runs the option offense with the Mighty Eagles and has a relatively weak arm despite being able to beat anyone with his legs.

Byron Joseph is a hard worker, a natural leader, and someone his teamates love, I don't know if we can say the same for Jackson Watford although there is clearly no quarterback controversy as of right now. This is Watford's team and you can expect Joseph to spend more time competing with Bella Hollis for the backup role which he should be able to win at some point. Watford has the faith of the coaching staff and while Joseph made highlight reel plays in college and says his throwing mechanics have improved drastically he is nowhere near a polished prospect yet. Unfortunately despite what he brings to the table the most likely use of Joseph at the World Bowl over his career will be on gadget plays or on the scout team portraying a run first quarterback.

Herman Whitworth: The next KCU player chosen for the squad is sophmore running back Herman Whitworth who will be back after his injury suffered during the NSCF season that forced him to miss the final games and the postseason. Whitworth has the ability and talent to be the featured third down back in any offense which he showed last year as the top running back on one of the most rush heavy offenses in college football. Whitworth doesn't have insane speed and is only okay out of the backfield but he sort of fits the bringing the thunder mold and a speedier, shiftier running back brings the lightning.

For now Whitworth is the third string back and may see the field in short yardage situations or on the goaline as an exlusive powerback. Whitworth obviously brings more to the table than just being a powerback however Deacon the starter has a similar skillset and is currently the better player which will limit his playing time. Whitworth is only going into his sophmore season and should continue to get better and potentially become our running back of the future.

Benny Devlin: Another rising sophmore named to the squad is fourth string tight end Benny Devlin. Out of every college player named to the team, Devlin is the least likely to see playing time as the athletic yet somewhat raw fourth string tight end. Devlin is good at catching and route running but needs more time to develop and while we do run a lot of multi tight end setups he probably won't be a part of them given his position on the depth chart and lack of knowledge on blocking. With every other tight end on the roster at least 30, Devlin is a name to watch for the future and this year the hope is he can get some meaningful practice in with the World Bowl team which will benefit him.

Albie Snow: Next up we have a rising junior in #97 Albie Snow who is a defensive tackle although will probably take on the role of a defensive end in the scheme as he is not a nose tackle. Snow was the only non senior on Kohnhead City's above average defensive line last season and will have to shoulder a lot more of the load this season. He is pretty low on the depth chart however he does have some pass rushing upside and can run stuff depsite not being in the nose tackle build. Snow probably won't take the field much but just like Devlin he's a name to watch out for in the future although the entire defensive line depth is young giving him more work to do.

Zion Irving: Lastly we have 4th string corner and slot corner in the rare instances we use a slot corner Zion Irving. Irving as a junior last season started in the slot for the Mighty Eagles and had one of the best seasons as a corner in the nation getting a lot of interceptions and really doing well in pass coverage. Irving can be elite in the slot but we do not have a slot corner in our base formation which hurts him, Irving is undersized to play on the outside but this season he will be forced to do so for KCU as their number 1 corner. This will be a big test in seeing if Irving is ready to take the next step toward being a star corner back and I have hope that he is able to do well, for now he's secondary depth who will see a decent amount of playing time.


In addition to having five currently attending KCU players we also have five (again) members of the team from last season who have graduated. Unlike the current players four out of these five are starters and thus should have a bigger role than any of the players listed above who are all backups. Overall this means that 10 of the players on last year's Kohnhead City team will be present on the World Bowl roster which just goes to show how important and how well they did last season.

Albie Terry: Perhaps the most surprising choice that was made was to make Albie Terry one of our starting receivers. Terry was supposed to be the number 1 boundary receiver in an option offense. A nagging injury early on limited his production and even upon his return to full health I though he was outplayed by Ezekial Edwards. Albie Terry has talent sure and to pair him with a better throwing quarterback by a wide margain in Watford could help and having Polisson on the other side of the field could also help. Overall I think Terry's position is more of a refection on the receiver position in general and less on his talent.

Peyton Whiteley: Whiteley was the captain and anchor of the dominant offensive line and has been given the job of protecting Watford's blindside much as she did for Joseph last season. I think of the four starters who were at Kohnhead City last season Whiteley is probably the most talented and the best at her position as she hopes to stabalize the rotation that has taken place at the left tackle position these last few years.

Josef Travis: Travis was a big part of the defensive line's success last year and he will be the starting left end for the defense. Travis can also probably play as an Edge Rusher if it's necessary however he is not. Based on what we've seen it appears as if Kohnhead City has a knack for developing lineman that can play on the team as three of the four starters on the Kohnhead City defensive line appear on the World Bowl roster.

Fox Middleton: And here is the third as Fox Middleton will be a backup edge rusher for this team. He will get a decent amount of playing time obviously not starting minutes as we like to rotate the pass rush and he can also play as a defensive end although he's better suited for the Edge role in a 3-4 scheme. Middleton wasn't even the primary pass rusher on KCU last season which once again just shows how deep that defensive line was.

Anne Boyer: In a situation that mirrors that of Albie Terry's, Boyer has been given the number two corner spot in an unconvincing manner. Just like Terry, Boyer was the number one corner (Terry was the number one receiver) and was outplayed by the person in the slot in this case Zion Irving. They will be replacing an oft injured aging starter from the last two years and with limited depth behind them are given this role. Boyer will have her hands full and teams might try expoloiting her in the passing game.


Overall this just goes to show how profound of an impact the Mighty Eagles season has had on this gridiron team. We see 10 players from that team appearing here and the nation now knows just how talented it can be at the sport, hopefully next year with both Swisston City and Kohnhead City in NSCF we see even more college players sent to the World Bowl team who can make a real impact.
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Pop: 25 million
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Gridiron: 24th
Baseball: 26th
Hockey: 29th
Basketball: 27th
Lacrosse: 13th
Football:
Wonder Cup 2 - Champions
Di Bradini Cup 48 / U21WC 69 - 4th place

Tennis:
6 Steinigestrasse Open - Runner Up (Singles)
6 Ethanian Open - Winner (Doubles)
7 Cenian Open - Runner up (Singles)
7 Mendez Bay Open - Runner up (Singles)
7 Steinigestrasse Open - Winner (Doubles)
7 Electrum Slam - Runner up (Doubles)

Gridiron:
NSCF 22 - Semifinals (Kohnhead City University)

Basketball:
Gold Coast Basketball Tournament - 2nd place

Baseball:
International Baseball Series 12 - 4th place

Volleyball:
Volleyball World Expo 11 - 3rd place

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Postby HUElavia » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:57 pm

HUElavia to Participate in the World Bowl looking for Experience!


HUElavia enters the World Bowl once again looking to grow as a team. Compared to 4 years ago, the HUElavia National Gridiron Football Team has much more support from the government and the HUElavian Gridiron Football Association (HGFA) has plenty of funding to back the team. Finally breaking into the Top 32, the team is still some ways out from being a more competitive team, like the ones in Football, Futsal, Ice Hockey and Lacrosse. Despite this, the HUElavian Gridiron Football League (HGFL) had a season not long ago, which was a massive success. The Grand Bowl I ended in an all-capital matchup between the Curumba Rams and the Curumba Bolts, with the Rams winning the title 26-10.

Throughout the season, there was a massive amount of rise in popularity in the sport of Gridiron Football, with Grade Schools and Universities picking up the sport. Thus, the HUElavian Government took note of this and put in funds to help develop the sport and make a sport that HUElavians can come to love and enjoy.

For this tournament, the same roster from World Bowl XL will return, with most players well into their 20s. Regardless, this is a chance for the team to develop and to grow, hoping that they could keep some matches competitive. For World Bowl XLI, HUElavia (32) was put into Group A, with the likes of Ranoria (2), Abanhfleft (11), Silvedania (UR), and hosts Chromatika (20). HUElavia will play their opening match against Silvedania.

For this tournament, HUElavia has brought forward official uniforms to represent the team. While they may look similar to the Curumba Rams, they have their own font and colors for the uniform. All together, there is a total of 30 different combinations for the team, where each game, a different uniform combination is expected to be used. Up to now, the Yellow Home Uniform is seen as the most loved one by the fans. There are even endzone designs put forward by the HGFA, where a design will be picked to match with the team's uniform for the match.

HUElavians are expected to be coming in the thousands as they look to cheer on the team. While they know that this is a period of growth for the team, who's to say the team can't make some upset victories and grow as a unit? The team has been training and is studying film to understand their opponents and learn how to deal with them.

Here's to what can be a great learning experience and a great World Bowl!

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Postby United Volcano Isles » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:38 pm

UVI WB XLI Roster

Head Coach: Haumakapu'u Kanoa
Defensive Coordinator: Kana Kalanianioli
Offensive Coordinator: Kele Kaleigh
Offense: Option
Defense: 46 Bear
Style Mod: -3
Notes: UVI will not punt the ball. They will always go for it. They only use the kicker on extra points and place kicks.


Roster (Starters in bold)
QBs: Kapua'ula Kamehaha (Mr. Improvise)
Auali'i Kaila

RB: Haunani Mahi'ai (Jack-of-all-trades)
Iolani Kahaulelio (Speedster)

'Ano'i Kimo

FB: 'Alohi Alapai (Utility)
'Ano'i Keola

WR: Iokua Iona (Physical)
Kelani Okalani
Makala Kekumu

TE: Hau kea Kelii (Blocking)
Iwalani Nawahine
'Aluna Kahikina
Ululani Ka'ana'ana

OL: llani Maleah (Power Tackle)
Kikeona Konane (Agile Guard)
Hinano Aikau (Agile Center)
Oke Onaona (Power Guard)
Kuali'i Kai (Power Tackle)

Kamealoha Haiku
Punawai Kahawaii
Lihau Newalu

DL: Kawaimomona Moliakalaniikeola (Power Rusher)
Halolani Keoki (Speed Rusher)
Ho'olaua'e Nakanaela (Run Stopper)
Aloalo Malina (Inside Anchor)

Kahana Mahelona
Mo'o Iona
Makanaakua Kaialiilii
Kaiwi Mika
Kauanoe Hale

LB: Nikolao Kaanaana (Field General)
Heneli Kahikina (Edge Rusher)
Keanu Amalu (Hard Hitter)
Onaona Lana (Pass Coverage)

Keani Iona
Kamoku 'Opunui
Iokua Lonoehu

DB: Kalaheo Kanoa (Zone Back)
Hoa pili Ah-Fuck (Run Stopper)
Milimili Hoapili (Deep Safety)

Mohala Kahoiwai
Kalei Mahina
Kahili Newalu
Ihe Kalei

K: 'Olina Kai
Koa Akoni



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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Saint Kanye » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:59 pm

SURGING AHEAD: ST. KANYE'S WORLD BOWL XLI CAMPAIGN

They've won games. They've reached the playoffs. But can they win games in the playoffs? In World Bowl XL, the St. Kanye Surge won an impressive eight of ten group stage games, but they unfortunately suffered a Round of 16 exit courtesy of New England. Now the boys in purple and lime are back, having risen thirteen spots to twelfth in the world rankings, and they're hoping to improve on last season's performance, get further into the postseason, maybe even challenge for the title. But first, they have to survive an assorted mix of new challengers and familiar foes.

SOUTH NEWLANDIA
The thing about series debutants is that there is little to no data with which to gauge their strengths and weaknesses. One thing the Yeezies know for sure though is that the temperatures in South Newlandia can get really high, as seen when their NSSCRA counterparts visited the country for a race.

THE DESICCATED STATES
This is the other unranked team in Group E, who appear to have come from a faraway land and are only now learning the ropes of gridiron. Despite this, the Surge will treat them as equals, neither underestimating nor taking it easy on them.

KO-OREN
Matches against this side, ranked fourth in the world, often end up in low-scoring "snoozefests" due to how hard it is to score against them. Last season, the Surge split their series with the Dragonflies, losing 10-17 in Kardashia before getting revenge on the road, 14-3. Many are hoping that this could be, or that it already is, the start of a great rivalry between the two sides.

KOHNHEAD
The Brains are ranked thirtieth, but they are not to be overlooked. They were demolished 10-40 by St. Kanye in the World Bowl XL opener, but then gave them quite a scare in the Matchday 6 rematch, almost getting the upset before falling 27-31 on a heartbreaking goal line interception.




Now, let's get to know the Surge themselves. Offense, defense and special teams all play an important role, and in this team, all have their share of standout players. Well, the rest of the team aren't any slouches either - why else would they be picked to represent the whole of the Glorious Free Republic, right?

STAFF
Jeff Delphine, head coach and master motivator, runs the show, together with his trio of genius strategists in Dan Shelby, Kevin Macintyre and Ken Kirby (offense, defense and special teams, respectively). The Surge is a pass-heavy, blitz-happy team, meaning that they want to get things done on the air and force their opponents to do so as well. However, they still work hard to make sure that they don't do badly on the things they focus less on.

QUARTERBACKS
Ralph Joseph "R.J." Linetti remains as the Surge's starting QB and offensive captain. He's a dual threat, being both an accurate thrower as well as a speedy scrambler. Backup Landon Klein is less mobile, but throws longer bombs, while young Harry Santos has also shown some flashes of brilliance in practice.

RUNNING BACKS
Aside from Linetti, St. Kanye's ground attack lies mostly in the hands (or rather, legs) of Noah Sherman, a powerful back who doesn't think twice before bulldozing his opponents on the way to the endzone. Randall Cole also makes appearances, most notably in third down situations; in contrast to Sherman, he relies on speed and elusiveness to get the job done. Fullback Nico Jackson is a great blocker, but also has the ability to catch passes; the same applies to his new backup, little brother Marco.

RECEIVERS
The receiving corps is where the Surge truly shine. Primary WR Bruce Dobler has the best hands on the team, while in the slot, we have the fast and flashy Patrick Moore. Taylor Johns is used in three WR sets and as the kick return man. The starting tight end is the agile Hussein Jeffers; Greg Malloy, his backup, is perhaps more known as the punt returner.

O-LINE
A bit of a shakeup in this category. Burton Baxter and Derek Horton are new additions to the team, Gordon Ferguson takes over as the starting center, while Clay Conrad and Mitch Grant retain their places to the right of the line.

D-LINE
The three starting defensive linemen have been playing together since Arena Bowl VI, and they have gelled into a fearsome run-stopping unit. Left end Simon Carver is fast and energetic for a big guy, nose tackle Robby Edison is both an unstoppable force and an immovable object, and Matt Dawson is a total sack master.

LINEBACKERS
Gotten past the Surge's front three? Well, your troubles are not yet over. Jasper Heath, Hansel Jones and Alvin Faris are all fast, smart and hard-hitting, but the true standout of this group is Justin Varley - he can tackle, sack, force fumbles and incompletions, and intercept, among others.

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Free safety Gary Bradman was the defensive specialist in the Arena Bowl team, and is now the defensive captain of the World Bowl squad. He has a great knack for reading and disrupting the other team's offensive strategies. Opposite him in the strong safety position is Oliver Law, the best tackler among the secondary. Aidan O'Connor and Mason Schwartz are the starting cornerbacks, with Bernard Van Pelt being used in the nickel package. The three of them are good at covering opposing receivers, but even more so at getting picks.

SPECIAL TEAMS
James Rasputin is perhaps the most underrated player in this team, if not in the whole tournament - a deadly combination of distance and accuracy and is almost always guaranteed three (or one) points whenever he steps onto the field. The Yeezies rely on punting less than other teams do. but that doesn't mean Chris Florence has lost his importance. He does the kickoffs, and he does it well. Ruben Elroy is an excellent long snapper. Isaak Clearwater, while listed as a wide receiver, doesn't catch any passes. He instead makes his name known as a gunner, hunting down the returner during kickoffs or punts.




The Group E schedules have already been released. Here are the Kanyeans', including what uniforms will be used, where, and against whom.

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| MD | Opponent | Rank | Uniform | Score | Record | Place |
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| 1 | @South Newlandia | UR | White/White | | | |
| 2 | BYE | | | | | |
| 3 | The Desiccated States | UR | Purple/Purple | | | |
| 4 | @Ko-oren | 4 | White/Purple | | | |
| 5 | Kohnhead | 30 | Purple/Black | | | |
| | BREAK | | | | | |
| 6 | South Newlandia | UR | Purple/Black | | | |
| 7 | BYE | | | | | |
| 8 | @The Desiccated States | UR | White/White | | | |
| 9 | Ko-oren | 4 | Purple/Purple | | | |
| 10 | @Kohnhead | 30 | White/Purple | | | |
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Glorious Free Republic Motorsports (NSSCRA)

MAIN TIER: 3 Sage Caldwell | 18 Jeremiah Brooke (S9 Champ) | 46 Thea Alvarez (S10 Runner-up)
SECOND TIER: 19 Pyotr Lavrentiev | 20 Daryl Calhoun (S10 Runner-up)


Champion:
IBC 20, 22, 23, 24 (Basketball)
NSCAA 11 (College Basketball)
IC7 II (7ball)
Arena Bowl VI (Arena Gridiron)
NSSCRA 9 (Stock Car Racing)

Runner-up:
NSSCRA 10

Bronze:
IBC 19

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Postby The Desiccated States » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:54 am

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Team Manager: Commander Threva Dewspark
Female, Anthro-Desiccant

Threva Dewspark is the executive officer and acting captain of DSS Poseider, a Kakohada-class exploratory vessel in the Deep Space Fleet of the Interstellar Federation of the Desiccated States. She, as is true of most senior staff, is a native Desiccant; however many of her crew are not. Anthro-Desiccants are humanoid, but relative to humans, very tall and slender, with translucent skin. They have empathic (but not telepathic) abilities, capable of detecting base emotion and determining when someone is lying, but not reading complex higher thoughts. Commander Dewspark will rarely be seen at games as she will be leading repairs on the Poseider. Commander Dewspark is female; since primitive peoples put great importance in genders, these have been clarified where possible on the roster. The Interstellar Federation recognizes several genders.

Tactics Coach: Lieutenant Amélie Chiasson
Female, Subterranean-Desiccant

Lieutenant Chiasson is the ship’s communications officer. She is a computer scientist with a specialization in xenolinguistics. Capable of performing calculations that would defeat the most advanced technologies of primitive civilizations, she has an IQ of 200 – and bear in mind that the Desiccants count in base 16. Chiasson has downloaded and assimilated information about football and begun instructing the crew in how to play it. She will take the role of play-caller and sideline coach. She is Subterranean, a Desiccant racial offshoot that grew up as a slave people toiling in the mines underneath the planetary surface. Of course, today, Subterranean-Desiccants are proudly liberated and have the same rights as any Desiccant, but racial traits remain: they tend to be squat, with very small, weak eyes; have very large ears extraordinarily tuned to the most minute vibrations, and are further capable of detecting vibrations through padding on their enlarged fingertips, all 12 of them, and through their long white (in Lt. Chiasson’s case) whiskers. They have heavy body hair; despite being female, Lieutenant Chiasson has a lengthy beard.

Physical coach: Lieutenant Nysathusa
Female, Aqua-Desiccant

Lieutenant Nysathusa hides a beautiful face behind complex breathing equipment that she needs to survive on dry land. Even with the equipment she cannot go longer than a day or two without needing to return to full water submersion, or else her skin will dry out. She’s a dark shade of blue with a long lilac-scaled tail and two large horns (technically, tusks) that sprout from amidst her bright red hair. Powerfully muscular, sinuously graceful, 9 feet tall, she is the ship’s navigation officer – but at the moment, they have nowhere to navigate to, nor a Hyper-Drive to navigate with. As such, she’s filling in as a general morale and physical training officer. She will teach the crew the physical actions needed e.g. throwing, catching, tackling.

Equipment manager: Chief Petty Officer Fompy
Neuter, Murkling

Chief Fompy is, like most senior NCOs, a grizzled veteran who inspires fear in junior officers and wet young crewpersons alike, which is all the more impressive given they are only about 9 inches tall. Murklings are a race of crafty, dextrous technicians, not particularly intelligent but very skilled at physical manipulation. Murkling engineers are highly prized for their ability to get just about any piece of tech running. Fompy has been put in charge of manufacturing uniforms and other playing equipment based on Lt. Chiasson’s specifications. Murklings produce a silk-like fabric through their excretory glands. Fompy produces magenta and cyan strands, so these will be the dominant colors of the uniforms. Their job is made harder by the need to produce helmets of varying sizes (and in some cases number) and uniforms adapted to a varying number of limbs and shape of body, as well as taking into account different biological needs. Note that the Desiccant States uses a base 16 numbering system and therefore the uniform numbers may not conform to international standards.

Ground crew managers: Senior Chief Petty Officer Tætærqan Varziev / Dr. Svante Thormodsson
Male, Subterranean-Desiccant / Male, Urso-Desiccant

Chief Varziev is a small, busy, experienced flight deck manager who is none too pleased at having to convert his launch bay into a football field. He has grumblingly complied with the regulations, though the “stadium” is low on frills. Artificial gravity and atmosphere will be provided. Varziev is also in charge of laying on shuttles to transport visiting teams, incapable of spaceflight themselves, to Desiccant “home” games.

Dr. Thormodsson is 12 feet tall on his hind paws, with foot-long razor sharp claws and a double row of sharp teeth set in immensely powerful jaws. But he should not be stereotyped as a brute owing to his racial characteristics: he is in fact a rather shy scientist, a xenobotanical specialist who prefers the company (and taste!) of plants; rare for an Urso-Desiccant, he is a vegetarian. He is very comfortable in cold climates but struggles in warmer weather, shedding his heavy fur and exuding a powerful musk. He has been tasked with growing grass to lay on the field, but his early experiments have managed to grow only blue grass, giving the field a somewhat unusual look.


Head cheerleader: Skaduwee
Hermaphroditic, Sand-Worm

A 96-foot long sand-worm, Skaduwee was disappointed to be left out of the team. But xe have neither hands nor feet, so could not easily adapt to the game. After some thought, Commander Dewspark found a role for xe as cheerleader (even if xe can’t hold the pom-poms). Xe will engage in sinuous rhythmic displays along the sideline, xir iridescent skin adding color. Xe are incapable of speech but will thump xir tail to produce a surprising range of sounds. In the wild Worm-Desiccants are sometimes ridden or used as beasts of burden, but it’s considered impolite to treat a paying passenger this way (Skaduwee was on xir way to a new colony; sand-worms are highly prized on newly terraformed worlds as xe naturally process the soil and encourage nutrient development, so are commonly invited to off-world). Fompy has made a small skirt for Skaduwee, which will be cinched approximately at xir mid-section.

Players: The squad will be formed from volunteer members of the crew and passenger manifest of the Poseider. They are not professional football players and most have only just learned of the game, so don’t expect too much skill. On the other hand, many are physically superior to average humans, so there’s always the chance they can convert these attributes into their play on the field. The players wear base 16 uniform numbers; numbers 32 to 4f and 5a to 63 are ineligible unless reporting otherwise. Players are listed in approximate depth chart order and lower players will fill in on special teams.

Quarterbacks

#d Ensign Jarntyr Mornwulf
Male, Anthro-Desiccant

Of course, some crew will mutter, an Anthro-Desiccant at quarterback. But it’s hard to question Ensign Mornwulf’s physical characteristics: 7 feet tall and fleet of foot, yet with a powerful throwing arm, the young science officer has also taken quickly to the game, helped by his empathic powers. He’s definitely not going to be the most physically capable quarterback at the World Bowl, nor the most tactically adept, but in terms of the basic job of throwing the ball he’s about as good as the crew could hope to offer up. Being just an Ensign and yet essentially leading the team presents a challenge to the military hierarchy to which he’s not quite used, so bossing around Lieutenants and occasional Commanders will either be a bit awkward, or a much-abused guilty pleasure.

#3 Technician Ninth Grade Jacques-Natanael Whisperfire
Male, Anthro-Desiccant

Unsurprisingly, an Anthro-Desiccant is also QB2. The literal lowest ranked person on the entire crew is a heartbeat away from the most important position on the team. Technician Whisperfire, who works in the Stellar Cartography lab (currently off-line and thus giving him plenty of time to study the playbook) is nonetheless deserving of the role. Not only does he have the physical attributes (height, acute vision, footspeed, powerful arm) he is a surprisingly strong empath for one so young, giving him enhanced situational awareness and strong bonds with his receivers. He’s really taken to the game and is always suggesting new plays they could adapt, although unfortunately not all of the rest of the team are as quick as him on the uptake.

#0 Kailyn Greystark
Female, Anthro-Desiccant

Cdr. Dewspark has released Kailyn from confinement: she was being held on a charge of smuggling narcotics, but such legal niceties seem irrelevant so far away from the reach of galactic law enforcement. Besides, all evidence was destroyed when the Poseider was pulled into the anomaly so it’s unlikely any prosecution would stick. While the rest of the crew don’t trust Kailyn, Cdr. Dewspark senses some good in her. Kailyn is a flighty, elusive runner – it’s a wonder she was ever caught – and like most Anthro-Desiccants is tall. She doesn’t have the most powerful throwing arm but her pin-point accuracy is testament to the weapon she had holstered on her hip (and despite releasing her, that’s one thing Cdr. Dewspark hasn’t returned). Kailyn is technically QB3, but will be used on some wildcat plays; otherwise, she might be used as a kick returner, given her speed and lateral agility.

#13 Xanderick Spendlove
Male, Anthro-Desiccant

Xanderick is just a boy, really, a teenager who’s obviously excited to play a game like football. The rest of the crew are concerned for his safety, though, and given the physical nature of the game have tried to find a position that will keep him out of harm’s way as much as possible. Being on the depth chart at QB4 offers him a feeling of importance with relatively little danger of getting his slender frame hurt by actually needing to play. So he doesn’t feel totally left out he’ll be the holder on kicks, a singular skill he feels embarrassed at being relegated to – but still enthusiastically partakes of as it gives him an opportunity to take the field. An orphan who’s travelling to begin a new life on a colony world, he enjoys taking part in the team activities and wishes everyone wouldn’t baby him so much, meaning he might occasionally try to get stuck in if a returner ventures near him or they run a trick play.

Running backs:

#39 Medic Third Class Noah Mindiron
Male, Anthro-Desiccant

Noah is a first responder who’s been, understandably, busy. No one can begrudge him some time off. And they shouldn’t need to, as he could well be one of the team’s best players. Even before training began he was highly physically fit, stronger built than the average Anthro-Desiccant and with excellent endurance. Medics have a reputation as being jocks – they’re not medical doctors, just applying immediate first aid – and he certainly lives up to that. His empathic powers are limited, however. He stood out during training as a particularly capable player and will look to be the team’s primary ball-carrier on offense.

#22 Lieutenant Edgallin Hendra
Drone Male, Insecto-Desiccant

Lieutenant Hendra is a skilled computer engineer currently undergoing something of an identity crisis. Normally ħe is one of the ship’s most valuable officers, interfacing with the computer – and with the hive mind of other Insecto-Desiccants. The former is badly damaged, the latter is totally cut off as the Poseider drifts in this strange sector of space. Ħe finds the silence of individual thought deeply distressing and it’s no surprise ħe’s one of the most enthusiastic volunteers on the team, finding some small shred of hive-mind-relief in the team huddle. Like most Insecto-Desiccants ħe runs on four triple-hinged legs, giving him superb balance and the ability to break laterally. Ħis long antennae – Fompy has drilled holes in his helmet to allow them to poke out – aid ħis balance further. Ħe is rather thin but capable of surprising strength. In the interests of fair play, ħe has agreed to wear a mouthguard to deactivate ħis acid-spraying glands. As a runner, ħe may not always be breaking through tackles, but ħis lateral movement will make plenty of defenders miss.

#21 Damage Control Technician Fourth Grade Iordanis Nassatos
Male, Halcyon-Desiccant

A tactical systems technician, assigned to the fire control room at a moment when there’s not much cause to be firing off torpedos, joining the football team was an understandable distraction for Iordanis. Unfortunately he’s not likely to see all that much playing time: despite good speed, he has quite poor ball-handling. He’s also not a particularly hard worker, with poor crew evaluations for effort, which have rubbed off on a pretty lax attitude to learning the playbook. Maybe, given he’s fast and quite agile, he could be deployed as a special teams player: he’s more likely to see the field that way than on regular downs.

Fullbacks:

#2d Ensign Silver Xin
Female, Urso-Desiccant

Ensign Silver is a junior intelligence officer. Like many Urso-Desiccants, she is exceptionally intelligent, and also hugely powerful and strong. She however has very poor eyesight and is not skilled in hand-eye coordination. Though her size would make her useful on the offensive line she’s not really skilful enough in learning blocking assignments, so instead the crew have decided to use her as a ‘big back’, either clearing the way as a blocking full-back, or occasionally rumbling over in short yardage situations. She’s friendly and affable, but she’s still 10-and-a-half-feet tall with jaws capable of snapping a spine, so, best make sure you’re friendly and affable with her, too.

#31 Chief Petty Officer Cada Hum
Hermaphroditic, Kakke

Chief Hum is a veteran NCO in the security and tactical department. Xe is an animal-wrangler who controls and deploys the unit’s assorted trained animals for guarding, hunting, and other important missions. Xe is a Kakke, a race of stocky, powerfully-built, completely hairless humanoids with green skin, webbed fingers, and only a single eye. Given xir age and lack of physical condition it’s unlikely Chief Hum will see much playing time, but xe are a genial sort, a good wise old head to have in the clubhouse, with many tall tales and bawdy jokes from years of service.

Tight ends:

#50 Lieutenant (j.g.) Ilirio Briarpebbles
Male, Anthro-Desiccant

Lt. Briarpebbles is aide-de-camp to Lt. Cdr. Aricmarc. Unlike his CO, Lt. Briarpebbles is an enthusiastic member of the team. He’s a junior tactical officer by training, who’s on this strategic operations posting as a necessary career-step towards promotion, but not overjoyed at the idea of filing paperwork in some backwater embassy. Though he tries to hide it, it’s hard not to admit that the Poseider’s present plight has given him a sense of purpose and identity that he was hoping for. Leaping into training with the team has similarly given him the opportunity to get his hands a little dirty and engage in the kind of physical activity he was worried his desk-job assignment would make him miss out on. A natural athlete with stronger physical gifts than empathic ones, he should prove one of the team’s better players as, although he’s not especially fast, he’s proven to have excellent hands and an innate understanding of some of the nuances of the game, as well as the size to function well as a blocker thanks to his extensive hand-to-hand combat training background.

#57 Lieutenant Commander Joshua Waterfield
Male, Anthro-Desiccant

Lt. Cdr. Waterfield is a tactical operations specialist with Fleet Command, who was travelling on the Poseider to an assignment at a deep space listening post. The crew are a little uneasy around him as he’s reputed to be a very strong empath, as most intelligence officers are. Joining in the team is his way of getting them to warm up to him. Or his way of infiltrating them so he can better read them, perhaps. Either way, he seems to be enjoying learning to play football and is well suited to it thanks to his years of physical training that have added an unusual degree of muscularity to the normally slender Anthro-Desiccant build, and very large hands. He’s not especially fast but has a certain shiftiness thanks to his ability to read defensive players’ intentions.

#51 Unar Grogga
Male, Crag

Unar is a legal clerk who works for Jjuuddeerrbbiiddiill and was accompanying hheerr on hheerr mission. A stocky young Crag made of moss-green rocks, he’s always getting into scraps on account of his argumentative nature – he has the heart-stone but not the brain-stones for the combative nature of prosecuting cases – combined with other species’ prejudices about Crags. Jjuuddeerrbbiiddiill is fond of him, however, and sshhee is usually on hand to help smooth over the arguments with hheerr sensible wisdom. Grogga was one of the first players to sign up for a sport that involves running around hitting people. He appears to be unaware his role might ever require him to catch a ball: he just loves bashing into defenders, so might mainly be used in blocking assignments.

Wide receivers:

#56 Ensign Ahnah Tuuluuwaq
Female, Arcto-Desiccant

Ensign Tuuluuwaq is a junior security officer on her first mission. Typical of young security officers, she left the Academy with a training in tactical systems control and galactopolitical combat analysis, and finds herself assigned to guard duty for dignitaries or taking point on dangerous away missions. But if she puts in a good performance, she can earn promotions and rise up to the senior ranks, taking on the kind of work for which she’s clearly intellectually capable. Unless, say, her first ships gets sucked into a spatial anomaly. But ha, what are the chances of that! To escape the monotony of her current duties tending to antsy diplomats, she’s joined the team. She has a good chance of getting a lot of playing time as she’s fast and physically strong, if a little short. Fompy has prepared a special uniform for her which will provide the requisite thermal cooling and exhaust: Arcto-Desiccants find the heat of standard environmental conditions very difficult, and she keeps her quarters at sub-freezing temperatures.

#e Neanfimh Zodaktec
Male, Anthro-Desiccant

Neanfimh is an intelligence agent in the Customs Division who was on a mission investigating arms trafficking. Like most Anthro-Desiccant intelligence operatives, he is a powerful empath who inspires mistrust around him from those who don’t understand, or believe, that he can’t literally read their thoughts, just detect their emotional direction. He’s become quite enchanted with Lt. Nysathusa since coming aboard and taken every chance to get to know her better; she’s not that interested in anything serious as she wants children some day and there are certain biological incompatibilities between the two (Aqua-Desiccant males bear the children, as opposed to Anthro-Desiccant females) but maybe a brief fling will come of it. He is helped as a receiver by his empathic abilities, sensing the movements of defenders, and making fine adjustments as his empathic bond with the quarterback informs him of minute variances in the thrown ball. Neanfimh is a good athlete too, though, and unafraid to play in the slot against bulkier linebackers. It remains to be seen whether Lt. Nysathusa will be impressed by all this.

#54 Lieutenant Commander Retal Nonopalet
Ur-Male, Thadkey

Lt. Cdr. Nonopalet is the ship’s third officer and generally commands away missions. Hx is a member of the Thadkey people, nomadic dwellers of a fiercely hot desert planet; hx finds the environment of the Poseider taxing and will escape to hxs quarters where hx can turn up the heat. Thadkey are muscular, athletic humanoids with a dark complexion, short wiry dark body hair, and eyes with the color of bright jewels (in hxs case, blue sapphires). They are well regarded as miners, capable of working in deep pits or in outer stellar atmospheres in conditions other humanoids would find intolerable; Retal took a different path, joining the Fleet and rising up the ranks. The Thadkey have a reputation as difficult loners and hx has not entirely shed the image of hxs people. It’s well known hx is the most senior officer to have disagreed with Commander Dewspark’s decision, but despite this hx is competing in the tournament, because hx is one of the best athletes among the crew. Expect hxm to be used a lot in the slot as someone unafraid to take passes over the middle.

#52 Technician First Grade Jin Ài
Female, Arcto-Desiccant

Like Ensign Tuuluuwaq, Technician Jin is an Arcto-Desiccant, shaggy-furred inhabitants of the frigid northern methane ice plains. Her blue-white fur offers camouflage in her natural environment; on the ship, it just makes her uncomfortably hot. She has a humanoid body shape but long, powerful legs from which she can spring great distances, and extremely acute eyesight, adept at picking out prey and predators in the snow-blind. She’s a records technician, and a diligent one, but playing outside seems like quite a lot of fun compared to sorting through computer memory system input chips, so she’s taken up the challenge of joining the team. She’s likely to feature on both offense and special teams: though with not the best hands, she’s one of the fastest players on the team.

#a Lieutenant (j.g.) Prothiokrew Praubes
Male, Myriad-Desiccant

Myriads are so named for their peacock-like skins. Except those aren’t eyespots: they’re actual eyes. Lieutenant Praubes has around 500 eyes, but he’s fairly young. The demands of modesty mean many of them are covered up by clothing. Lieutenant Praubes is a junior tactical officer; Myriads are commonly found in this role as their situational awareness is well-suited to the demanding environment of a battle bridge. He’s spectacularly adept at tracking thrown balls, determining their trajectory, and making the fine adjustments to time his catch to perfection. Unfortunately, Myriads are rather slender, even more so than Anthro-Desiccants, and not particularly fast, so don’t expect many YAC afterwards.

#12 Lieutenant (j.g.) PH03B3
Neuter, identifies as female, Mecha-Desiccant

A young junior officer, PH03B3 – or “Phoebe” as the crew call her – is a Savant-model android with enhanced empathic abilities. A junior tactical officer with a specialism in First Contact scenarios, she is something of a rejoinder to stereotypes about androids being cold and unfeeling; rather, her neuro-empathic transmitter probe has a range exceeding even that of Commander Dewspark. Physically, she’s a lightweight selenium-fiber model with protoplasmic gel sacs and a flesh-colored exoskeletal poly-alloy: in other words, she looks like an Anthro-Desiccant. PH03B3 has detected the excitement of the crew to be involved in the game and her pleasure receptors derive stimulation from decoding the intricate social patterns associated with team sports. However, she’s not very fast and her hand-eye coordination is poor, so she might be more of a reserve in terms of actual playing time.

Offensive line:

#45 Lieutenant Commander Zhezkeruj Muskkukki
Male, Draco-Desiccant

The ship’s chief security officer, Lt. Cdr. Muskkukki’s participation is no surprise. He’s always enjoyed physical training and while he rarely indulges in team sports, this is as good an opportunity as any. Like most Draco-Desiccants he is tall and strong, with a severe countenance. His tail affords him excellent balance despite his size. Making him starting left tackle isn’t just deference to his rank and station: he’s genuinely one of the most physically capable players on the team. The only real problem will be whether the quarterbacks can see over his horns (or avoid stepping on his tail).

#4a Crewman Sek Pitralle
Male, Crypt-Desiccant

Crewman Sek is a medical control technician, who mostly works as a lab assistant to Dr. Deithornel. The two get on reasonably well, both being people of few words. With the research on hold, Sek has found himself deployed to the medical bays, work he generally dislikes. Joining the football team is as much as anything a chance for a break from the monotony of collecting patient data and filling out record charts. Crypt-Desiccants are winged and nocturnal; he has a very tough, dark red dermal layer. His eyesight is not good but his immense ears are capable of accurate echolocation. Most Crypt-Desiccants are powerfully empathic; Sek is only about as powerful as Cdr. Dewspark, which still makes him one of the most powerful empaths on board. Physically, he’s strongly built, but his main asset is his immense wingspan: rather than separate wings on their backs like Draco-Desiccants, Crypt-Dessicant wings are skin flaps that unfold from under their long arms. Cdr. Dewspark has ordered her players not to literally take flight during the game, but even with his wings folded his arms can reach wide enough to envelop two or three rushers at a time.

#43 Ensign Lufir Mirahorn
Male, Anthro-Desiccant

Ensign Mirahorn is a junior engineering officer, an unusual specialization for an Anthro-, who tend towards the command track or sciences. He’s physically unusual, too, being stockier and stronger than the average rather slender Anthro-Desiccant. Some racial purists mutter he might have a bit of Noct in him, especially given his fairly opaque skin and unusual amber eyes. The Federation, of course, is an egalitarian body … but he still suspects Commander Dewspark looks down on him, and notices he’s stuck at Ensign while other junior Anthro- officers have already been promoted. As such, he’s joining the team to prove he belongs and demonstrate his value to the crew. He might be wrong about Cdr. Dewspark: she’s entrusted him with one of the most important positions, center, hoping that his empathic connection will serve him well in snapping to the quarterback.

#48 Lieutenant (j.g.) Cynebald Boarsblood
Male, Meta-Desiccant

A junior weapons officer, Lt. Boarsblood was the protégé of Captain Hardbear. The two were Metas, closely resembling Anthro-Desiccants but lacking their empathic powers. Cpt. Hardbear clearly saw something of himself in the hot-headed young JO, and hoped he could guide him on a path to a captain’s chair of his own one day. Now Hardbear is dead, Boarsblood is a lone Meta on a ship commanded by a hated Anthro-, and being forced to participate in a game he finds stupid. If he weren’t 8 feet tall and trained in 27 different hand-to-hand martial arts, he probably wouldn’t participate. But he is, and this is a chance to take out some grief and frustration on opposing defenders. He could probably play tackle but doesn’t pay enough attention to the playbook, so is better off being used as a guard just assigned to power the opposition’s pass-rushers.

#4c Ensign Luna
Halo-Female, Spiral-Desiccant

Ensign Luna, a junior navigation officer, will be wearing a special protective shirt during the game. Not that s/he needs protecting: it’s to protect everyone else. Spiral-Desiccants are covered in long body hair that, in response to certain stimuli, erupt into needle-sharp spines. Ensign Luna enjoys playing games, but s/he does not wish to injure anyone so will wear the fitted garment to prevents activation of the spines. Even without them, s/he is still capable of causing some pain: s/he is 8 feet tall and powerfully built, as well as sporting two sharp horns (necessitating a special helmet). S/he has cloven hooves so cannot really play in a skill position. S/he has the size to be a good blocker, but so much size that it can be difficult for the quarterback to see over. S/he will probably work best at right tackle, trampling lanes for the rushers.

#4f Lieutenant (j.g.) Ksetaksa Killhunt
Halo-Female, Avian-Desiccant

Lt. (j.g.) Killhunt is a geologist. Amusing that a member of a species capable of soaring flight should primarily be interested in the ground, perhaps. Not that Lt. Killhunt is an especially amusing sight: s/he is actually rather terrifying with talons fully unfurled, bright train of blood-red feathers splayed, and 18-inch beak clacking ominously. S/he is angling for a promotion given the vacancy in Planetary Sciences and has probably joined the team for that reason; s/he has never showed much interest in sport or group activities otherwise. S/he is not very physically adept and probably not skilful enough to take a starting role; s/he is more likely to be used off the bench as a reserve or feature on special teams. Nonetheless, s/he is capable of surprising speed given how large s/he is, has a big wingspan (of course), and can summon outstanding fury when provoked.

#40 Ecthelion Lumpknuckles
Male, Quasi-Desiccant

A greedy metals broker, Ecthelion was a member of the passenger manifest when the Poseider ran into trouble. Since then he’s proved fairly valuable as a scout for precious materials (though, sadly, unobtainium isn’t his area of expertise). He’s a Quasi, meaning he’s the product of a union between an Anthro-Desiccant and a Subterranean-Desiccant; Quasis are generally trusted by neither of their parent races and it’s not uncommon for them to strike out their own looking to make their fortune. Most Anthro-Desiccants are repulsed by Quasis (Cdr. Dewspark is especially guilty of this) while Subterraneans look up (note, this is the equivalent of ‘looking down on’ for other races) on them as lacking essential life-skills. Ecthelion has some of the physical characteristics of each of his parent races: the height of an Anthro and translucent skin to match, with very mild empathic powers; but the strong build of a Subterranean, with correspondingly poor vision and bushy whiskers. He’s joining the team to try to fit in, but is a little bit awkward, not really finding a role that will offer him much playing time. He’s big enough to play tackle but without the fundamentals.

#41 Ensign Jithiral Lardet
Male, Crag

Ensign Lardet is a junior tactical officer. He also appears to be made entirely out of stone. Crags are silicon-based lifeforms that take the physical shape of humanoids but are made of crystals. Crag babies are quite beautiful but exposure to the elements weathers their exodermic layer; even a relatively young officer like Jithiral is now rough-hewn and coarse to the touch. Though not especially tall, he is obviously extremely heavy and capable of exerting himself with great force. Crags are notorious loners and he’s joined in the team but not really taken part in a lot of the training sessions, so his playing time might be limited to special teams assignments or coming off the bench, as he’s not familiar enough with even the basic playbook Lt. Chiasson has drawn up.

#49 Crewman Gekro Oebrid
Male, Noct-Desiccant

Crewman Oebrid is a crewman in the security department. Though big and strong, he’s a little on the lumbering side, and not the quickest – either across the ground, or to pick up a playbook. So he might not get too much playing time. He is rumored to have mated with Lt. Darkcutter; although strictly speaking officer-enlisted relations are forbidden, Captain Hardbear generally turned a blind eye to such matters. Cdr. Dewspark is more likely to intercede, so if Crewman Oebrid is trying to impress Lt. Darkcutter, he will need to be careful not to get her into trouble.

Defensive line:

#5f Cadet K’salkac Vevkano
Protogyne, Insecto-Desiccant

Cadet Vevkano is a tactical officer candidate from the Academy, taking part in what was meant to be a training mission towards getting ħer field certification. Sħe is very young and shaken by what’s happened, and the rest of the crew have adopted ħer as one of their own. The severance of ħer psychic link to the hive-mind is particularly traumatic for ħer, as protogynes particularly atuned to the collective. Sħe is very visually distinctive, with black legs banded with turquoise stripes, an iridescent silver thorax, and bright turquoise antennae. Ħer wings have been clipped for the purposes of the game. Sħe is among the fastest members of the crew despite her size, with a span of about 8 feet, but the light nature of ħer carapace means sħe’s not a particularly hard hitter. Ħer long limbs enable her to reach up and bat down passes at the line of scrimmage. Sħe has enjoyed playing the game as a distraction from the silence of ħer thoughts.

#5e Archon Jjuuddeerrbbiiddiill
Double-Female, Enigma-Desiccant

Jjuuddeerrbbiiddiill is a magistrate who was on assignment to attend a hearing at a distant colony. Enigma-Desiccants frequently found themselves working in the field of law as they are respected as impartial arbiters. Their immensely long lifespans – though Jjuuddeerrbbiiddiill is only 4000 years old, many of hheerr people live far longer – mean they are generally seen as able to look beyond the petty biases of humanoids. Jjuuddeerrbbiiddiill is around 10 feet tall – as mentioned, sshhee is still fairly young – with a dense double-helix body core, eight limbs, and three eyes. Sshhee is not fast but is probably the single strongest crew-member and hheerr powerful, flexible limbs enable hheerr to grip the ground with incredible force, making hheerr nearly impossible to shift. Hheerr decision to join the team is not surprising, as Enigma-Desiccants are well known for their love of play, games helping to pass the time, of which they have plenty. Enigma-Desiccants also have a strong grasp of rules and social structures, so sshhee took quickly to the game; indeed, the thing sshhee’s having the hardest time understanding is why hheerr position is called ‘nose tackle’ when sshhee doesn’t even have a nose.

#61 Crewman Tuk’rer
Intrinsic Male, Unbonded Symbio-Desiccant

Crewman Tuk’rer is a junior engine technician with (putting it in highly scientific terms) no engine to do junior technician stuff to, and so has joined the team. He looks like he belongs on a football field: around 8 feet tall and built more solidly than a bulkhead. As is common with Unbondeds, he’s somewhat aggressive and reckless, attributes that have only increased since being pulled into a spatial anomaly, meaning he might well never be Bonded. Tragic as this is – it serves him pretty well as a defensive tackle, and he’s come to relish ploughing into blockers and being allowed to hit people as hard as he can. After watching practice, Cdr. Dewspark has few doubts about starting him playing football, but rather severe doubts about stopping him playing football.

#5b Technician Third Grade Basselt Terberis
Male, Crag

Technician Terberis works in the deepest bowels of the engine room. Crags are generally able to easily withstand the severe radiation and temperatures associated with close-Core activity, but even they are not totally unaffected. Terberis’s exterior is yellowish-brown with an oxidized layer. He’s overjoyed at the chance to get out away from all that and into some fresh air (if the canned environment of Hangar Bay #1 really counts as ‘fresh air’) or at least as overjoyed as a stoical Crag is about anything. He’s an edge rusher who enjoys chasing people around the field and tackling them, but is also very strong – he’s a literal pile of rocks – when it comes to grappling with blockers.

#5a “Crewman Jadar Meridian”
“Neuter”, “Auror-Desiccant”

Crewman Jadar Meridian is an Auror-Desiccant with a cobalt-blue metallic skin, who works as soil processing technician in the hydroponics bay; a reserved person, keeping to themselves most of the time, they’re often seen working out in the gym during the night shift, so their joining the team isn’t a huge surprise. Or, correction, Crewman Meridian was all of those things, before Winebalt Basnage, a Sprite-Desiccant assassin, killed them and took on their appearance. None of the crew is able to detect the deception because Auror-Desiccant skin shields empathic sensing, and Crewman Meridian wasn’t well known enough among the rest of the crew for anyone to notice anything amiss; only Rudd and Greystark have their suspicions but neither are inclined to offer the crew any assistance in the matter. Basnage is furious at being in his present situation: he was on his way to assassinate a political leader agitating for rebellion on a foreign colony, and now is literally stuck in another person’s skin. But he has to maintain the ruse or else he will be imprisoned and executed for his many crimes, so he is going along with doing everything Crewman Meridian would, including signing up to play defensive tackle on an interstellar football team!

#4b Grurbokh Puzur-zaggissi
Female, Crag

Like Henoxah, Grurbokh is a Crag female musician, but whereas Henoxah is a revered classical performer, Grurbokh is just a tavern performer. She dreams of being a famous performer like Henoxah, but for the moment she isn’t skilled enough and is still learning how to use her body. At best she’s a rhythm player, clacking along in the background, but unable to control the higher-frequency melodies. Instead she has to rely on the allure of her pretty exterior – pink rocks, glittering with gold veins and a bewitching green-white seam that runs tantalizingly through her mid-section – which send Crag males into frenzies. Her seductive dancing has even been known to induce the occasional premature avalanche from an embarrassed young Crag male. She’s travelling to work at a space bar, and while on board has taken lessons from Henoxah to try to improve her musical skills. An enthusiastic member of the team without a great deal of skill, she’s naturally very strong and so able to put in some powerful tackles, but gets easily confused by complex plays.

Linebackers:

#38 Lieutenant Commander Jed Aleksandr Hammerman
Male, Anthro-Desiccant

Newly promoted to Chief Science Officer, formerly head of the Planetary Sciences division, Lt. Cdr. Hammerman is no geeky scientist. He’s a big, powerful man, who loves leading away missions on exotic new worlds, equally at home rappelling down the inside of a volcano or cutting swathes through a rainforest of sentient vines. The office duties that comes with his promotion are something of an irritation and some physical competition an ideal release. Like most Anthro-Desiccants he’s moderately empathic. He’s close to Cdr. Dewspark and Lt. Cdr. Twinklefeather (how close is a matter of much ship-wide gossip; his being promoted immediately on the former assuming command did little to dampen such rumors) but popular among the wider crew for his gregarious manner, lack of regard for safety regulations, and well-stocked liquor cabinet, which he shares from pretty freely. None of which should make you think him a fool: in fact he’s a tactically sharp defensive captain who’s taken quickly to the game.

#37 Ensign Dahu
Female, Chelo-Desiccant

Ensign Dahu is a pretty young female nurse. Her shell is a beautiful azure color, her moss-green hair buds delightful flowers, and she can move with surprisingly graceful deftness for one of her immense speed. But don’t let the long eyelashes and shapely beak lull you into thinking she won’t be a hard hitting presence on the field. She generally stands on her two hind legs and uses her four upper limbs as arms, making her well-suited to a career as a surgical nurse, and also to being a tricky linebacker who can flatten blockers with her huge size and immense strength, and also have the skill to snag passes.

#3c Lieutenant Dithapelo Maano
Neuter, Halcyon-Desiccant

Like most Halcyons, Lt. Maano comes across as friendly – until you cross them. Then they’ll have you on your back faster than you can blink (assuming you have eyelids; otherwise just … very fast). A junior security officer, Lt. Maano looks like they could be equally at home outside a nightclub door. Or, indeed, lining up at linebacker. The security officers are some of the biggest, strongest, most physically adept players on the team. The Halcyons are some of the biggest, strongest, most physically adept players on the team. So the Halcyon security officer? You might want to run in … the other direction.

#35 Lieutenant Mallos Zaaqa
Male, Halcyon-Desiccant

Lt. Zaaqa is a senior nursing officer. Halcyons physically resembles Nocts with their dark coloration, but have very different temperaments, being much more emotionally expressive. They’re very well suited to nursing: they form empathic bonds with their patients, but are better able to compartmentalize grief than Anthro-Desiccants. Zaaqa’s sturdy build, hitherto used to hold down recalcitrant patients, will here be deployed shrugging off blockers and wrestling down ball-carriers. Naturally he doesn’t really want to hurt anyone but he’s not afraid to put in the big hits when needed, as well as possessing a decent set of hands in coverage. His participation in the team is very obviously driven by a desire to buck up everyone’s morale, though, rather than any particular competitive spirit.

#36 Henoxah Drelalt
Female, Crag

Henoxah is a musician, and a moderately famous one at that. Her instrument is herself: she vibrates, causing the rocks in her body to clack together rhythmically. At high frequencies, she can produce bewitching melodies at intense volumes. She was on her way to serve as artist-in-residence at a conservatoire when on board the Poseider during its abrupt encounter with the anomaly. The team are excited she’s joined in: she’s something of a galactic celebrity and having her play with them quite an honor. Physically, she’s what you’d expect from a Crag: tremendously powerful, but not very skilful or fast. In her role on the team she’s more likely to be assigned to rush the passer or tackle the runner than to drop back into coverage. The male Crags all admire her and may compete for her attention, although she is a bit older than them and unlikely to pay much attention to such predictable displays of male bravado as showing off how big their nether-stones are.

#39 Chief Petty Officer Judwund Kuirgoriengr
Male, Subterranean-Desiccant

A burly male nurse, Chief Kuirgoriengr is a no-nonsense medical technician who brings years of experience. No one knows quite how old he is, but they’re definitely not going to ask him directly. For all his gruffness he’s clearly a skilled technician, familiar with a wide suite of equipment; he seems to regard patients, however, as an unnecessary random factor, risking spoiling his lovely machines. He holds even more contempt for doctors, whom he regards as not half as clever as all that. It was a bit of a surprise to see him sign up for a team sport as he rarely socializes with others, but perhaps he just wants to put in a few big hits as an excuse to fire up some of his medical technology. Like most Subterranean-Desiccants, he’s rather short but very powerfully built; unlike most, he’s clean-shaven (allegedly to hide the gray in his beard, or, according to some junior nurses, to make his scary face even more prominent).

Defensive backs:

#2c Lieutenant Thallen Darkcutter
Female, Noct-Desiccant

Nocts are a splinter race of Anthro-Desiccants: where Anthros are translucent, Nocts are night-black, including their teeth, eyes, and bones. In the ancient past they were much discriminated against, and although today they are theoretically valued members of the Desiccated States, in practice old prejudices die hard. Lieutenant Darkcutter is an ambitious junior watch officer who commands, unsurprisingly, the night shift; she and Commander Dewspark have never seen entirely eye-to-eye, making it surprising she signed up to the team. Perhaps she is just trying to improve her standing among the crew by putting in a good effort – she may not have great hands, but is fast and capable of punishingly hard hits. Or perhaps there is something more sinister at work: she knows Dewspark’s project will fail, but can only criticize her, and even usurp her captaincy, if she first pretends to go along with her at first.

#14 Lieutenant Commander Xian Jie
Neuter, Auror-Desiccant

Lt. Cdr. Xian is the ship’s deputy chief medical officer. Not so long ago so busy they would never have had time for a game of football, now they’re glad of the relief after all the work they’ve put in in the ship’s medical bays. They’re a skilled surgeon, a veteran officer, and in superb athletic shape: long before training for this tournament began they were always to be found running the decks or in the ship’s gym at all hours. Aurors have a reputation as cold and aloof, and even as untrustworthy; their metallic skin, evolved as a defense-mechanism against Anthro-Desiccant empathic powers, prevents their emotions from being read. No one would describe Lt. Cdr. Xian as untrustworthy after all the work they’ve done saving the lives of their crewmates. But cold and aloof – yeah, they don’t radiate friendliness. They should get plenty of playing time at free safety as they have the physicality to tackle and the skills to be a ball-hawk.
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#18 Tom Rudd
Male, Sprite-Desiccant

No one knows quite what Tom Rudd is doing on board the Poseider. He seems to be a bit of a wheeler-dealer, professing jack-of-all-trades knowledge of everything from computer systems and cybernetics to cookery and barbering, and always trying to barter with the crew. Such characteristics are typical of Sprite-Desiccants, who physically resemble Anthro-Desiccants except for the luminescent glow of their skin (Tom’s is blue). They are stereotyped as tricksters and many captains refuse to carry them on board their ships, fearing they will be sources of mischief, sowing division amongst the crew or just stealing valuables. Captain Hardbear was above such prejudices; Cdr. Dewspark is largely not, mistrusting Tom and looking to dump him off on the nearest colony world they land on. She doesn’t trust his motives in joining the team, either, although he seems to have a good set of physical skills, with deft hands (for picking locks?), great speed (for outrunning security officers?) and some solid size (in case he finds himself in a jam he can’t talk his way out of with his – literal – silver tongue?). Right now she can’t figure out a way to keep him off the team as he seems to be one of the better players, but she and every security officer on the squad will be keeping an eye on him.

#1c Lieutenant (j.g.) Deithornel
Female, Draco-Desiccant

Dr. Deithornel is part of the ship’s medical crew, but not a ship’s doctor; in fact, until the recent trauma, she had little cause to practise medicine, being more concerned with the cell cultures in her lab. After a long spell of hands-on (or rather claws-on) medical work, she’s now ready for a break, even if it means playing this accursed gamed. Draco-Desiccants are winged, scaly, and have taloned forepaws. She stands 7 feet tall on her hindpaws, and is around 17 feet long taking into account her spiked tail and horns. In the interests of strict sporting fairness she has agreed to have her wings clipped for the duration of games, but even without using them she is capable of jumping to great heights and moving with incredible speed. Her talons (heavily bandaged so as not to burst the ball) may not be the most accurate at catching, which is why she’s on defense, but she’s still a fearsome threat in coverage.

#1d Lieutenant Commander Branywr Aricmarc
Male, Anthro-Desiccant

Not part of the Poseider crew, Lt. Cdr. Aricmarc is a xenoanthropologist and First Contact specialist who was travelling on board en route to a new assignment at an embassy posting. As such he’s more perturbed than most at the situation they find themselves in. Playing the game for him is as much about finding a distraction from the worries of abandoning his post than it is a genuine commitment to the cause of team sports. Like most Anthro-Desiccants he is tall and slender, so perhaps not suited to laying out receivers with powerful hits, but with good enough hands to be disruptive in courage. His acute empathic powers, honed through years of technical specialization, also help him read defenders’ feints and jukes, and he’s very nimble, if not especially fast in terms of a straight foot-race.

#2f Lieutenant Azurisz
Female, Avian-Desiccant

You probably saw this one coming from the other side of the galaxy. A literal ball-hawk??? In fact, make any derogatory references to Lt. Azurisz’s plumage and she’ll happily bare her talons or demonstrate the keenness of her beak, so best keep such jokes quiet. A science officer developing cybernetic bio-modifications in her laboratory, Azurisz is a member of the Avian-Desiccant species. Her bright plumage (in her case, purple patterned with red stripes, and a fire-orange underbelly, with dark blue tail-feathers) will be on display; her powers of flight, will not, having sportingly agreed to have her wings clipped for the game. Grounded, she’s a little clumsier and despite her large size, standing over 7 feet tall, deceptively light in frame owing to her hollow-lattice bone structure, but still very skilful at reading the ball in the air and moving to cover it.

#2a Chief Petty Officer Leylan Pasurıj
Female, Subterranean-Desiccant

CPO Pasurıj is an experienced NCO whose exact job specification is a mystery to the Chief Engineer, the senior staff, and the CO herself. Chief Pasurıj is always just kind of … there. Something needs fixing, and in the time it’s taken to summon a repair crew, Chief Pasurıj has come along and mended it, all the while cursing into her beard that it would never have broken if it had been installed properly in the first place. Perennially covered in engine grease, her decision to sign up for the team was something of a surprise, but after leading the repair efforts on the ship, no one could begrudge her some R&R. Her role on the team is likely to be similarly mercurial, popping up as a rover in coverage, a nickel- or dime-back, or on either side of the ball on special teams. And if the stadium scoreboard should break down, you can bet you’ll find her fixing it while complaining that whoever set it up didn’t know what they were doing.

#15 Lieutenant (j.g.) Askar Satarov
Male, Subterranean-Desiccant

Lt. (j.g.) Satarov is a brilliant engineer with a specialism in Hyper-Drive Mechanics. The Hyper-Drive is currently off-line. So… he has enough free time to play a little football. Like most Subterraneans he’s short, stocky, hairy, and grumpy. He’s not very fast, but he’s able to get low and hit with power, making him a useful presence in the backfield or charging down the field on special teams. Probably not a starter but he doesn’t mind that, as just sitting on the sidelines of the game is enough diversion from the silence of his beloved Engine Core.

#25 Crewman Zamleg Grarraddegg
Male, Gus

Crewman Grarraddegg is a Gus botanical technician: essentially, he tends the ship’s arboretum. Coming from the jungle planet of Gus, that comes pretty naturally to him. Gus have six immensely long limbs, but they’re mammalian, not insectoid. Most have short mottled fur for camouflage, but on board a ship that just makes them stand out. Crewman Grarraddegg is considered alien even by open-minded Federation standards, and joining the team is for him as much about feeling part of the group as it is winning. Unfortunately, while very strong, he’s not really fast enough to play all that much, so will probably be limited to special teams roles.

Long snapper:

#33 Major Jakab Szilveszter
Male, Subterranean-Desiccant

Subterraneans don’t normally work in the Diplomatic Corps as they are a fairly undiplomatic people: straightforward and honest, but poor at bargaining and negotiation. Major Szilveszter is an unusual exception, but it makes more sense when you consider he’s a military attaché. He was en route to a disarmament conference where he was to provide technical details to the assembled delegates, all while muttering into his whiskers that this bunch of peaceniks would never solve anything. Ironically, it took all of Cdr. Dewspark’s diplomatic skills to deal with him once he signed up to play: as a fairly senior officer – his rank is equivalent to that of a Lt. Cdr. – he demanded an important role, but did not have the skill set for one. Eventually they found a place for him as the team snapper. He’s very powerfully built but a bit undersized to play as a regular offensive lineman, but after much practise developed an effective long-snapping routine, likening the action to the action of a rifled muzzle.

Kicker:

#c Lieutenant Commander Sundew Twinklefeather
Female, Anthro-Desiccant

Lt. Cdr. Twinklefeather is the ship’s senior operations officer. She’s in charge of command-and-control, including management of the ship’s computer systems. She’s also Commander Dewspark’s closest friend and longest-serving comrade. She has severe doubts about the wisdom of her friend’s decision to stay and play in the tournament – doubts that, as empaths, they cannot conceal from one another – but has decided to join in, partly to back her old friend, partly because with so many of the systems she runs currently down for repair she has something of a surfeit of time. With her slender frame and unusually petite stature for an Anthro-, she is hardly suited to the physicality of football, so she has been assigned to kick, which she will do with great accuracy but little power.

Punter:

#9 Specialist Second Grade Joaquin Ferraz Nakamura
Male, Meta-Desiccant

A brusque young engineering NCO, Specialist Nakamura has generally kept to himself since coming on board. There was surprise when he asked about the football team, and disappointment when he found out what kind of football. Specialist Nakamura is an aficionado of the game of football i.e. futbol, soccer, but knows little of the strange rules by which this primitive race of aliens play their variant of the game. As such, the position he’s best suited for is punter, hoofing massive kicks up the field. He’s also the kickoff specialist as he has a bigger boot than Lt. Cdr. Twinklefeather, and is even capable of some soccer-style trickery when an onside-kick is needed. But he finds the whole experience slightly disappointing as he much prefers the lively game of soccer to the constant interruptions of football, and is prone to losing concentration. He’s tall and strapping like most Metas so can put in a decent tackle if needed.

Depth chart

QB: Mornwulf / Whisperfire / Greystark (Wildcat) / Spendlove
RB: Mindiron (RB) / Silver (FB) / Hendra / Nassatos / Hum
TE: Briarpebbles / Waterfield / Grogga
WR: Tuuluuwaq / Zodaktec / Nonopalet (Slot) / Jin / Praubes / PH03B3
OL: Muskkukki (LT) / Pitralle (LG) / Mirahorn (C) / Boarsblood (RG) / Luna (RT) / Killhunt / Lumpknuckles / Lardet / Oebrid

DL: Vevkano (DE) / Jjuuddeerrbbiiddiill (NT) / Terberis (DE) / Tuk’rer / Meridian / Puzur-zaggissi
LB: Maano (OLB) / Hammerman (ILB) / Dahu (ILB) Zaaqa (OLB) / Drelalt / Kuirgoriengr
DB: Darkcutter (SS) / Xian (FS) / Rudd (CB) / Deithornel (CB) / Aricmarc (NB) / Azurisz / Pasurıj / Satarov / Grarraddegg

K: Twinklefeather / Nakamura (KOS)
P: Nakamura
H: Spendlove
LS: Szilveszter
RS: Jin (KR) / Greystark (PR)
G: Nassatos

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my scorers: Y. Given how weak the team is on offense, I am OK with you making a good percentage of our scores defensive/ST scores.
RP injuries to my players: Y. However, the team have advanced medical equipment so should not even be forced to leave the game. If you have an RP idea involving a longer term injury contact me, otherwise assume my players will be healed by the next game.
Suspend my players: N. Most players are military officers and should be able to maintain a modicum of discipline. Contact me if you have an RP idea, though, and I may permit it.
Godmod stuff: No shit Sherlock. My RP is itself a massive godmod: therefore, it just doesn’t work for you, I’m sympathetic to that, and you may ignore all the alien aspects to my roster and simply play against a team you perceive as human, using my character names.

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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Tumbra » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:44 am

THE CAMPUS DAILY
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GSU GRIDIRON TEAM TO ENTER SERIES OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES - WISH THEM LUCK!


Head Coach of the GSU Gridiron Team Charlie Brown today announced - in an exclusive - that the GSU team would soon be embarking on a series of eight friendlies against teams from other nations. These friendlies, he said, were "perfectly mundane" in nature and that they would serve as "excellent motivators" for the team ahead of the next Gridiron Challenge, which will be held in Westmond. The GSU, who are three-time winners of the famous championship, will be hosting the nations of Squidroidia, the Appalachian Nation, Equestria and then finally Banija (who are mighty strong at the other kind of football too, despite being eliminated from the recent World Cup), over the course of the academic year. They'll also be heading to those nations to play exhibition matches to showcase our brand of football to those nations too. Of course, entry will be free to all students and faculty, and we at the Daily will be covering every single game, even those not held in Tumbra!

We wish the GSU Team all the best in these upcoming matches!



"You're joking, Charlie. The World Bowl? The world's premier gridiron competition? How are we, a buncha amateurs, going to compete with the likes of Banija and Squidroidia? The team'll be beaten black and blue, and then what? They'll be demotivated for the rest of the season, and you'll have egg on your face."

"Harry, relax. I wouldn't have entered us in the tournament unless I knew we'd go a fair way. Football's football, after all, and anything can happen. I, for one, believe our 53 lads can do as well as anyone - well, maybe not Banija - but think of the opportunities this'll give the players. We'll be able to show the world what Tumbran football can do." Charlie Brown had his legs up on his table, chair leaned back, reading a copy of the Campus Daily. "Made me look good here, they did." He turned the page with a gleaming image of his face towards Harry Hewitt. He attempted to crack the same smile, to the unimpressed expression of Hewitt, before realising the futility of his efforts and continuing to read the paper.

"Well...how did you sign us up again?"

"I simply walked into the World Bowl headquarters, mentioned that I was a senior...person...from the Tumbran Gridiron Federation, and that we wanted to send a team to the World Bowl."

"You do realise that's a crime, correct?"

"What is?" Charlie stopped reading the paper and stared at Harry, perhaps slightly concerned at this news.

"Impersonating a civil servant."

"It's technically not possible to impersonate a civil servant from an organisation that doesn't exist, Harry."

"You were still claiming to act on behalf of the government."

"Right." Brown put his paper down. "We'll get there when we get there. And think of the glory that awaits us! If we succeed, then I might even get a pardon!"
"I wouldn't dream of it, Charlie."

"Harry, look at me." Charlie Brown stood up, slid across the table and put both of his hands on Harry's shoulders. "We both know that gridiron's got the potential to make it big here as a sport in Tumbra. A couple of wins and then we'll drop the pretense of friendlies - that we're actually in the World Bowl for keepsies! That'll get everyone's attention and we'll be on our way to stardom. And a pardon."

"You're mad, Charlie. But whatever. I'll coach the specials as I always do. And if you go down, I'm wiping my hands of this matter. I didn't know that you impersonated a civil servant"

"Well, Harry, the most important thing is that you're on board."

"As on board as someone being dragged by the anchor on a sinking ship. Sure. I'll see you at practice."

"Excellent."
THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF TUMBRA
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Postby Kriegiersien » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:59 pm

Kriegiersien Gridiron Football National Team



For a nation where nudity is mandatory, clothes are always a nice surprise. Kriegiersien comes as always in their black Olympic rags.. jerseys.
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After the bad results in the last World Bowl the cook was replaced. Apart fromt that it is the same team.


Head coach:
Tushar Jean-Claude
Levan Hershel

Offensive coordinator:
Kajetán Hinrich
Wassim Beornræd

Defensive coordinator:
Kazimír Thoko
Aravind Rico

Special teams coach:
Conchita Denice
Rehoboam Albin

Quarterback coach:
Frida Ilham
Simona Friðþjófr

Offensive line coach:
Chiyo Susie
Eindriði Davud

Defensive line coach:
Slapdud
Gutjja

Linebacker coach:
Womrikug
Mul

Medical Staff:
Doc Groooom

Cook:
Bernd Bocuse

Player:

Offense

Quarterback:
David Chippendale
Agatha Raisin

Center:
Alexander Alexios
Sera David

Running back:
Jack Roadrunner
Mel Di Brandini

Fullback:
Jack Fat
Dora Dumpling

Wide receiver:
Jack White
Whitey Whiteman
Nils Dobs
Uruk Hai
Hildegard Nuskatmus
Wanya Wide
Christina Conman
Gora Gonzales

Tight end:
Dudagog
Both
Ugak
Dura


Left guard and right guard:
Liam Left
Roger Right
Lila Links
Rwanda Rechts

Left tackle and right tackle:
Dan Droit
Greg Gauche
Dora Droit
Gina Gauche

Defense

Defensive tackle:
Dwayne Bravestone
Vrukox
Zoghuk
Urgana


Defensive end:
Uzgax
Tubor
Brurkagus
Skarbreakah


Linebacker:
Doomsmasha
Fistslasha
Eadbashah
Strongfang
Zudbrog
Gridrurd
Gritzmogar
Skakgokh
Hrahrblagg
Gloomkleava


Safety:
Fistboila
Fostrorlim Caskbelt
Skarwhackah
Lolulynn Beasttank


Cornerback:
Gostrarlug Merrysunder
Turfuil Barrelgrip
Hewiline Opaltank
Gruzmaerika Coincoat


The mixed team consists in the offense mainly out of humans but many of the teams defense are Orcs and Dwarfs out of 'recent expansions' in Kriegiersien.




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