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.
AmmoDogs manager Michael Rogers is the new owner of an insulated travel mug bearing the OIL logo. The mug and much, much more is available in our online store.
It's time for Fantasy Football March Madness. After the break, you can vote on each of the 32 first-round matchups. Click the bracket for the full size image. Get to voting and let's see who is the consensus number one player heading into the 2014 fantasy football season.
We previously posted the arrival of the OIL2's Killman Memorial Trophy. Now, the OIL2 has a commissioner as well. Nick Reed, a veteran of the 158's 2006 SECFOR mission in Iraq, will serve as the league's commish.
OIL commissioner Justin C. Cliburn shipped Reed the Killman Friday afternoon. Reed will hold the trophy in trust until the OIL2 crowns its first champion. Then he'll ensure the champion's name is engraved on the side and deliver it to the next caretaker until another champion is crowned.
Justin C. Cliburn and Adam Duffy ordered their custom mini football helmets today from Helmet Nation. The Arrogant Americans and Hangovers helmets will be the first for any OIL franchise. They are in production now and will be prominently featured here in 4-6 weeks. Stay tuned.