The first draft (the PFC) will begin at 1000 on September 4, 2016 at Roberts Retreat Lodge in Konawa, Oklahoma.
By Justin C Cliburn
Ten years ago today, SGT Jeremy King was killed by a sniper in Baghdad. He was not a part of the 158 or the Oklahoma Army National Guard, but he was a brother-in-arms. On August 24, 2006, he was killed in an area close to where my squad went most days. Needless to say, it affected me. I was an audio witness that day and eventually wrote about his death in a piece titled "The Radio." I share it today to keep the memory of SGT King alive. I didn't know him, but he had brothers-in-arms, friends, family, a wife, and a daughter who all loved him very much. He deserves to be remembered. "The Radio" is reproduced after the jump.
This was originally published January 28, 2016.
Good news, folks. Back by popular demand, the folks at Rate My League will be previewing all three OIL conferences after their Labor Day weekend drafts. Here is what they had to say about the NFC and AFC last season.
For reference, Rate My League ranked the contenders in the NFC, in order, to be:
The team they hated the most was the Whackers, who did finish in last place in 2015.
In the AFC, they predicted the following teams would be playoff contenders, in no particular order:
The 2016 draft is growing near. I've been asked by a few guys about a schedule. This weekend is mostly to relax and catch up with your brothers-in-arms, so there won't be a tight schedule. The place has ATV trails (bring your own ATV), TVs with DirecTV, a ping-pong table, a private lake, a shooting range, a barbecue grill, a large wraparound deck, and a fire pit. I will be bringing horseshoes, corn hole, and jumbo Jenga. There is plenty to do without putting everyone on a schedule. The following is all the events that matter:
Friday, 2 September 2016
Saturday, 3 September 2016
Sunday, 4 September 2016
Monday, 5 September 2016
The OIL's Patriot Football Conference (PFC) has been renewed for the 2016 season on Yahoo!. Its schedule was released Friday, complete with the first iteration of the PFC's Rivalry Week. Check it out here: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/oilpfc
Great news! FootballGuys just released the 2016 version of their Draft Dominator app. If you're asking yourself "WTF is the FootballGuys Draft Dominator?" then you have clearly missed out on a great tool the past few seasons. The Draft Dominator app is the absolute best tool to prepare for the draft. You can use it on iPad, iPhone, and Android phones and tablets.
Here's what FootballGuys has to say about their product:
OIL Draft to be held September 4th, draft weekend to run September 2-5.
Get ready for an epic draft weekend. After dealing with the hustle and bustle of Bricktown and Dallas last year, we'll be drafting at the Roberts Retreat in the serene woods of east central Oklahoma. We'll be on a private lake with sleeping for 32. The best part is that we'll be only 90 minutes from Oklahoma City. Don't worry about driving four hours to Tahlequah or Broken Bow. This is in the Konawa/Ada area.
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The venue was pricey, but if everyone donates what they can, it'll be no problem. The total is $4,025 for three nights for all of us. We have about $850 in the OIL account to put towards the draft, and I will donate my fair share to the cause. That leaves $2,675 for us to raise. Please donate what you can. You can donate via PayPal or send me a check. It'll go into the OIL's checking account.
I know it sounds like a lot, but if we all donate one month of VA disability pay (if you receive it), we're golden. Whatever one month of disability or drill pay is for you, consider putting it in the OIL's coffers (unless you're Schuster and get your VA check delivered by a Brinks truck* every month). You won't regret it.
This location will include wifi, a fire pit, a full kitchen, a grill, a private lake, opportunities to boat and fish, ATV trails, and much more. EVERYONE is invited. I want to see all of you there.
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