They say the best things come to those who wait…and you guys have patiently waited all season for your records. So now that the S6 regular season is complete, I’m going to do more than just post the updated table. Below, you’ll find some added information, Iron or Plywood predictions results, gifts from Fnords, and color commentary. Enjoy!
On MML ProTalk Episode 16 [S5 Ep 04], doneagle_ and I made predictions for each standing record as to whether it would be broken by the conclusion of S6. The segment was called Iron or Plywood.
Addressing the ball possession records, we both thought they were all Iron. We were right as to 2 of the 3:
|Highest Ball Possession Percentage||93%||Wrecking kru||Caven08||at Mauz||S3 Wk6|
|Highest Percentage Occupation of Own Half||56%||Itschodaddy||Its_cho_daddy||at Rookie Mistakes||S1 Wk3|
|Thee Grandiose Gladiators||TigerShark4NU||at Bill COWher Power Hour||S2 Wk3|
|Da Orcs of Rome||eddyeddy202||vs. The Cold Hard Truth||S2 Wk4|
|Merthyr Shock’n’Ore||shakytumbleweed||at The Blitzkriegers||S5 Wk1|
|Highest Percentage Occupation of Opponent’s Half||81%||Gingerbread Boys||jhall1107||at Disco Divas||S6 W6|
Congratulations, jhall1107! Way to make your mark in the Pros right away! And to celebrate the accomplishment, Fnords has made you a special graphic!
ONCE UPON A TIME, there was a prolific MML coach, well respected for his tactics and wit. He was a founding MML member, credited with bringing broadcast announcing to the MML. It all came to a swift end for him, however, the day his Royal Rat Authority met the Teenage Mutant Ninja Lizards on the Blood Bowl pitch in Week 2 of Season 3. The rats turned the ball over on a failed GFI in T11, and a young star in the making named Ornithop0wna trotted into the skaven end zone 5 turns later to seal the TMNL win. The veteran coach was devastated. He promptly left the MML, citing personal reasons, while his opponent enjoyed a quick rise to fame, even taking over the lion’s share of the MML announcing. After a while, people couldn’t even remember the skaven coach’s name. After a while, people started crediting Serious Jest with bringing broadcast announcing to the MML. In hushed circles of long-time MML veterans, some coaches whisper that Serious Jest took that coach’s mojo during that fateful match…like cutting the coach’s face off, showing up to his house wearing it, assuming the head of his household, and living happily ever after. Others wistfully remember the whole situation as a comedy, like the MML version of Trading Places. But one thing no can ever deny: he may have had his confidence taken; he may have had his love for Blood Bowl sucked out from his heart…but they never took his record for most completions, which still stands from S1. Welcome back, MGiteau12! Both Don and I were right that this record is Iron.
|Most Passes||9||Fresh Princes||MGiteau12||at Seathiel Treehawks||S1 Wk3|
In the MML’s very first week of its very first season, Sacerdotalist’s Seathiel Seahawks intercepted a pass from Tigershark4NU’s Thee Grandiose Gladiators. Since that moment, there have been 48 more interceptions in regular-season Pro history. Week in and week out, teams would catch an interception during a Pro match…sometimes as many as 5 in a week! But, week in and week out, no team caught 2 interceptions in the same match…and the list of teams that shared the interception record kept growing…many teams were on there multiple times! The long list dwarfed all other records…overshadowed them, even. Every week Serious Jest would gripe about the interceptions record. He threatened, pleaded, and even tried to bribe coaches not to catch anymore interceptions unless they were ready to catch 2 in the same match. The interception record was his very own Telltale Heart, monotonously beating, mercilessly thumping in the background of the MML. The less he tried to think about it, the more it bothered him…mocked him, even, every time he tried to open his spreadsheet to update the MML’s team records. But then, one wonderful day, in Week 7 of S6, a brilliant coach and his team of dexterous dark elves took to the pitch against another dark elf team of pass-happy gunslingers…the cloud hanging over the MML finally parted…the curse was broken! You were right, Don, and I have never been so happy to be wrong: the INT record was plywood. And Gerdleah, my knight in shining black and purple leather armour, you get this Fnords original. It’s party time, and you’re the guest of honor!
|Most Successful Interceptions||2||Witch’s Coven||Gerdleah||vs. The Blitzkriegers||S6 Wk7|
Both Don and I were wrong when we declared that the blocking record was Plywood. Bortbot18 may have taken a hiatus from the MML, but his record lives on.
|Most Blocks Succeeded||86||Norse Leap til Brooklyn||bortbot18||at Repulsive Ratlings||S5 Wk1|
Don and I stood behind the KO record, calling it Iron. Many coaches tried to prove us wrong. 2 coaches even tied it. But our prediction was Iron.
|Most KOs Inflicted||9||Mauz||DaltMc||vs. The Dark Oak Deerskins||S2 Wk4|
|Wrecking kru||Caven08||vs. Norse Leap til Brooklyn||S4 Wk4|
|Necro Feel-Ya||hezekiah87||vs. Stop Rolling Ones!!!||S6 Wk5|
|Solus savers||CHASEJJ||at Thee Grandiose Gladiators||S6 Wk5|
Conversely, Don and I called the injury record Plywood, but it wasn’t even tied again after that podcast episode.
|Most Injuries Inflicted||7||Wrecking kru||Caven08||vs. Norse Leap til Brooklyn||S4 Wk4|
|Los Pumas||discodavo||vs. Leaf Dancers||S5 Wk3|
Don was right again about the kill record being Iron, and I was wrong to doubt him. I guess I just believed too much in my league-mates’ bloodlust. You really let me down, guys.
|Most Kills Inflicted||3||Da Orcs of Rome||eddyeddy202||vs. Skuttle Butts||S2 Wk6|
|New Orcland Grunts||preach_mj||at The Kentucky Bourbons||S4 Wk4|
|Wrecking kru||Caven08||vs. Just Norsin’ Around||S5 Wk5|
|Dignity||Sestonn||vs. Snitchburg PieRats||S5 Wk6|
|Granite City Grimbeards||Just_Stevie13||at Harrelsons||S6 Wk4|
Don joined me again in my erroneous ways by agreeing with me that both the rushing and passing records were Plywood. In our defense, it seemed like they were getting broken every week! But then Dignity and Nuffle’s Holy Rollers left the Pros, and Conor McGregor suffered a career-ending injury, and the magic just kind of dried up.
|Most Yards Running||218||Los Pumas||discodavo||at Rodentia Ad Nauseam||S5 Wk5|
|Most Yards Passing||122||Dignity||Sestonn||vs. Nuffle’s Holy Rollers||S5 Wk3|
Don went back on his own again and predicted that the TD record would stand. Again, he was right and I was wrong. The record was Iron, and hasn’t even been tied again since that podcast episode.
|Most TDs||6||Rodentia Ad Nauseam||ntb_99||at Da Green Fist||S4 Wk7|
|Dignity||Sestonn||vs. Nuffle’s Holy Rollers||S5 Wk3|
|White Owlz||The_Stu176||vs. The Blitzkriegers||S5 Wk4|
Don and I were both right that the armour breaks record was Plywood, although it took until Week 6 of this Season to break it. Well done, Shots!
|Most Armour Breaks||30||Bill COWher Power Hour||More_Shots||at Rodentia Ad Nauseam||S6 Wk6|
With well-known foulers like Chase, Hairy, and our League Commissioner lurking around the Pros, Don and I were sure that the expulsion record was Plywood, but it held up as Iron, despite Sacerdotalist trying his darndest to show that he is the dirtiest coach of them all. Ironically, Chase is the only coach out of that group that hasn’t tied the expulsion record twice!
|Most Players Expelled||3||New Orcland Grunts||preach_mj||at Mauz||S2 Wk6|
|Thugz of Weldrake||Hairy_Warthog||at White Owlz||S3 Wk6|
|Solus savers||CHASEJJ||at Leaping Lizard||S4 Wk4|
|Thugz of Weldrake||Hairy_Warthog||at Leaf Dancers||S5 Wk5|
|New Orcland Grunts||preach_mj||vs. Dignity||S5 Wk5|
|Princes of Arioch||Sacerdotalist||vs. Skuttle Butts||S6 Wk1|
|Princes of Arioch||Sacerdotalist||vs. New Orcland Grunts||S6 Wk3|
So, to recap, Don was right about 8 of his 14 Iron or Plywood predictions, while I successfully predicted a mere 5 of the 14. Good job, Don; well played!
Caven08 holds or shares records in 4 different categories. Another reason why the Wrecking kru is legen-wait-for-it-dary!
Alright, kids! See you soon for the S6 Individual Awards, followed by the Postseason Single-Game Team Records!