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Well, guys, as Bruce Buffer would say, it's time. It's been a long, grueling stretch to the BECW4 finals and with tons of surprises along the way, we're ready to crown a winner. Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist will attempt to lead his Antonio Rodrigo Nohomos to a second straight BECW trophy, but Violent Newt has revenge and redemption on his mind in order to make up for the disappointing end to last season for him. His Wrong Pick Hospital, Right Pick Necessary are looking to win it all as well. Will the Nohomos' swiftman put the team on his back and secure one final victory? Or will sun yue, Our Bovine Public, and PDG27 come together and score efficiently together once more to claim the prize? Will PFP actually lead by example, and finally score above average for once? We are only hours away from determining the next championship team to etch in stone among the likes of season 1's K-1 Level Prediction Team ran by me, season 2's INEPT: Intellegent Northern English Picking Team led by wonderfulspam, and last season's Beta Males that PFP led to victory. This is the best meaningless internet award you could possibly win in your life, so get pumped mutherfukers.
There are still 5 other match-ups, however meaningless they may be to those who are sitting around slitting their wrists at the reminder that they failed to get to the championship game and embarrassed their families and first-born children. Those who played and were eliminated from the Grand Prix will compete in one of three match-ups to determine 3rd-8th place for season 4. We also have the final Bland Prix matches that will determine the best of the worst, and the absolute worst. Throw in a close battle for season MVP, final pushes on the all-time leaderboards, and the anxiety of proving your worth to get a respectable draft number next season and we've got plenty to watch unfold later on.
Speaking of next season, RETURNING PLAYERS should go ahead and sign-up if they're interested for season 5 by following this link and putting an x next to their names. RETURNING PLAYERS. If I say it twice, everyone will understand, right? If you missed picks more than once this season, you're fucked. If you have a history of missing picks in multiple seasons like milk, also fucked. If you've missed one set of picks this season, your head is on the chopping block and we'll have to see if we can fit teams into an easily divisible number in order to pardon your life, but no guarantees at all. New players should expect their sign-ups in the recap post for this event as planned. If you want to captain a team, put your name in the appropriate spot underneath wonderfulspam's, and whether or not it's a yes or maybe. So put 'maybe' like him, I guess, if you only want to do it if we don't get enough volunteers.
Oh, hey, 500 words in and I can finally talk about the actual fights tonight. This card should be super fun. TODDDUFFEE makes his return, Hypnotoad might finally get his pink slip, there's a fucking vampire fighting, Varner has been eating nothing but bread in order to make sure his tummy doesn't hurt too bad before his fight. And that's not even mentioning the awesome main card. Here's the full card:
|Main Card (10 PM EST on PPV)|
|Heavyweight||Junior dos Santos (c)||vs.||Cain Velasquez|
|Lightweight||Joe Lauzon||vs.||Jim Miller|
|Middleweight||Tim Boetsch||vs.||Costa Philippou|
|Middleweight||Alan Belcher||vs.||Yushin Okami|
|Middleweight||Chris Leben||vs.||Derek Brunson|
|Preliminary Card (8 PM EST on FX)|
|Bantamweight||Brad Pickett||vs.||Eddie Wineland|
|Bantamweight||Erik Perez||vs.||Byron Bloodworth|
|Lightweight||Jamie Varner||vs.||Melvin Guillard|
|Lightweight||Michael Johnson||vs.||Myles Jury|
|Preliminary Card (6:35 PM EST on Facebook)|
|Heavyweight||Todd Duffee||vs.||Phil De Fries|
|Featherweight||Leonard Garcia||vs.||Max Holloway|
|Flyweight||Chris Cariaso||vs.||John Moraga|
|Rank||Team Name||Wins||Losses||Total points|
|1||Fucked For Free||1||1||1544|
|2||The Team That Wars||1||1||1526|
|4||The Dogcunt Sklarts||1||1||1376|
Once this season wraps up, Horsey (sort of), Spam, and I will be doing all the boring legwork to ensure season 5 is prepared, but thankfully we'll have three weeks to get everything sorted out. You'll have to check the fanposts for an update once we get returning player and new sign-ups both completed. I do still want to do an awards-type thing and could probably use some help with it, but thought it would be a fun addition to the end of each season and we can honor past greats like crazybones at the same time. Let me know if you're interested in assisting, I know Sugel had all sorts of fun ideas for awards.
I'm pretty sure everyone is banned from the site now for <redacted by mods> but for those who are around, NO EMBEDDED GIFS. Otherwise, come participate in some tomfoolery with your favorite random Internet neckbeard acquaintances (and moll sometimes) while we watch muscly men face-punch each other, selfishly celebrate fighters who play it safe and ride the win out in order to grant us 11 points for predicting a boring unanimous decision, and occasionally go off on wild tangents about Pokemon and other video games. We're pretty cool. Lets civil war mutherfukers.
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