Dear friends, dear Chaos Dwarf coaches,
it is with great sorrow that CTGFM
announce the passing of another great Blood Bowl player. Yesterday, at the dawn of the new year 2516, Stick Steve
ended both his life and career.
The beloved goblin, who became a super star under most difficult circumstances
, died doing what he loved most - playing against an ultraviolent Orc team. His prophecy finally became true: Live by the Orc, die by the Orc
, as he used to answer the questions of reporters who wondered why he wouldn't retreat to playing show matches against poorly coached Halfling teams, like so many other legends.
Breaking one record
after the other, but never his trustworthy broom stick, Steve had become a role model for a whole generation of underdogs. Legions of towel boys and meat-on-a-stick vendors chanted his name and cheered for him, when he finally was announced the greatest goblin player alive
Steve survived hundreds of his less fortunate team mates whose bodies literally paved his road to success (critics often pointed out that his private apothecary might have saved a decent number of them). More than 180 matches, in which he scored 750 SPPs, had left countless scars on his body. To his initial concussion, which nearly kept him from entering a career as a blood bowl player, a niggling injury and a significant loss of strength had been added. But even his most passionate fans agreed that one particular event had the most immense and lasting impact on his performance: the tragic passing
of his best bud and team mate Groucho. A legend himself, troll Groucho provided the muscles to Steve's stick. Not a few think Steve could still be alive if Groucho had been there for him that horrible moment, when the apothecary could only confirm that the broom was not the only thing that snapped after the vicious Orc hit.
The team management of CTGFM officially announced that - to honor Stick Steve's memory - no other player will wear the #4 on his jersey in the near future and at the same time rejected allegations that this was only due to the lack of funding to hire a successor.
The greatest goblin player of all times leaves behind a wife and several sons. His family suggested to direct any donations to the newly founded Pan-Amorican Goblin Pension Fund, in the hope that any goblin player will survive long enough to benefit from it.