As designated rivals, that matchup occurs every year in week 13's Rivalry Week. They played each other 10 times from 2007-2013 with the rhetoric rising each year. Their respective Facebook pages compete for fans and talk trash throughout the offseason.
While the OIL was born in Baghdad, the Hangovers/Arrogant Americans rivalry evolved slowly over multiple locations. The franchises were rivals long before the league permanently matched them up for Rivalry Week. And it came naturally. They prepare the entire season for their annual matchup.
No one questions the sincerity of their rivalry. The franchises have grown into the fiercest rivalry in the OIL, if not the DBFA. But how did the managers become such rivals? The following is an oral history of the Hangovers/Arrogant Americans rivalry, as told by the men who live it.
We've gone from 64 of the top fantasy football players heading into 2014 to two. And the two are perennial fantasy studs: Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson. Who will be crowned champion? Vote and wait to find out.
Yesterday was my wedding anniversary, and, apparently, the traditional gift for a three-year anniversary is leather. So, my awesome wife ordered a customized football from Wilson specifically for the Arrogant Americans.
Best. Anniversary. Gift. Ever.
For those interested, the custom footballs are $69.99 at Wilson. Here are the designs of the two panels on my football:
There was a massive upset in the Elite Eight as 12-seed A.J. Green defeated 4-seed Peyton Manning. Who will make it to the championship game?
We're on the cusp of the Final Four in our March Madness-style tournament. Vote now to decide who moves on.
The OIL2's Killman Memorial Trophy is now proudly displayed in the home of OIL2 commissioner Nick Reed. He will keep the trophy in trust until a champion is crowned.
It was a long process, but readers of the OIL have chosen a winner. Shane Maddox's and Anthony Wustenfeld's Oklahoma City Infantry ended up garnering 34% of the votes to beat Blake Campbell's Roughnecks (26%) in our "NFL in OKC" design contest.
Congratulations to the men. And thank you to everyone who submitted designs, shared the page, and voted in the poll.
A special thank you goes to Uni-Watch, who linked to the contest multiple times. Click the image to see the complete Infantry submission.
Shane and Anthony can now choose something from our online store as a prize. Let me know what you'd like by emailing me and I'll make that happen.
Only 16 players remain in the tournament. Who will advance to the Elite Eight? Vote now.
In February, we linked to an Oklahoma National Guard story about 158th Field Artillery soldiers in Afghanistan. Now the Oklahoman has told their story as well.
By Silas Allen Modified: March 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm • Published: March 24, 2014
The first round is over. There were a few upsets, but nothing crazy. Let's see how the second round goes.