The last two posts on the OIL blog discussed the possibility of a future NFL franchise in Oklahoma City. As a reminder, the OIL's hypothetical OKC NFL team is named the Oklahoma City Roughnecks.
Because the end is nigh, I have been thinking about this hypothetical team more than I should. What would it look like? How would it be marketed?
I reached out to Paul Lukas at UniWatch to see if he would help start a design contest for the logo or uniform of this hypothetical franchise. I chose UniWatch because: 1. it has the largest audience of uniform-obsessed fans; and 2. their design contests are legendary. Just look at this one UniWatch hosted for what became the Thunder. Well, UniWatch obliged and linked to our post on its blog dedicated to "the obsessive study of athletics aesthetics."
Located in the Grab Bag section of its February 1 blog post, UniWatch does the OIL a solid:
So, there you have it. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For reference purposes, we are talking about oil field roughnecks.
I will post updates as submissions come in. I hope to see many different stylings on the theme. But this is a small blog dedicated to a small group of soldiers who love fantasy football, so I don't expect too much.
And, who knows? Maybe the contest winner will receive officially-licensed OklahomIraqis merchandise as a prize. Everyone else will have my eternal gratitude for indulging this hobby of mine.
Thanks again to the folks over Uni-Watch.com. Since their latest post went up, UniWatch has referred 98 visitors to okiraqi.org (update: over 3,000 as of February 18).
But, I'm perplexed by the referrals from pornoforadult.com (no, I will not be making that a hyperlink). Every month our site gets quite a bit of referrals from there, as well as a ton of Russian sites.
I can only assume it's some sort of spam bot . . . unless one of you is a frequent pornoforadult visitor who takes the time to link to okiraqi.org in the comments.
If that's what you do, please . . . stop. It makes me feel weird. Still, I thank everyone who has shared this site. It has grown into much more than just a place to archive our fantasy football league. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.