What logo best represents its team name? No voting for your own, please.
Well, it wasn't the outcome I wanted, but the people have spoken. The OklahomIraqis league will determine their draft order each year based upon the order of finish the previous year. The last place team will choose first, the 13th place team will pick second . . . the second place team will pick 13th and the first place team will pick last. Below is the draft order for the 2010 draft scheduled for August 28th at noon inside Buffalo Wild Wings:
Solid regulation football: http://sculpturealley.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=5
Silver wine cooler trophy: http://sculpturealley.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=16
Two-tone football sculpture trophy:
Big Daddy: http://sculpturealley.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=10
Leatherhead trophy: http://sculpturealley.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=120
Large Runner trophy: http://sculpturealley.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=11
POLL: How should we structure our league's trophy policy? Individual trophies or a traveling trophy?
I have a dilemma. I really like the idea of sending trophies to the champions each year, but I think the league may be better served having one traveling trophy that stays with the champion until he loses the crown. What do you think?
I was thinking of something like this: Sculpture Alley. For $10 extra, they can even engrave our logo into the trophy. What do you think about this one with 18 engraving plates?
Think of it as the Stanley Cup of our league. For about $5 each, we can order a really nice perpetual trophy and have it stay with the champion until a new champion is crowned.
Go to the "Drafts" page to vote on what type of draft order you'd prefer.
Under the "Results" tab, we now have coach rankings. The coaches are ranked by winning percentage and overall league wins. It's interesting to see the overall breakdown for the history of the league. Let me know if there are any other stat categories that we'd like to (realistically) compile.
I just scheduled our first live draft at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lawton for August 28, 2010 at noon. The cost is free and the manager said we'll have plenty of materials for the draft plus some free food. If we get enough ad revenue between now and then perhaps more of our food can be free for all of us. Start marking your calendars now so that we all make it. We'll address logistical issues later regarding whether we'll still use our laptops and Yahoo's draft application or not, but it all depends on whether or not every person in the league makes it to the draft.
Even though it is kind of a pain in the ass to see ads on our site, I decided to add Google AdSense. If we have the ads and everyone clicks on them at least once when visiting the site, we'll be able to offset some of the cost of running such a great site. If we get enough clicks, we can maybe bank the excess money for a better trophy or to cover the food costs of our next draft. It's just a thought, but please click the ads and help out.
Go to the bios page to see the logos I created. I have logos for the Arrogant Americans, ThroatPunchers, Dirty Hippies, Norman Nobodys, DominationStation and LuckyEnuf. Let me know if you have any ideas for the remaining teams. Some of the names are pretty tough to come up with stuff for. I know it's only April, but this has been a fun little hobby so give me ideas and I'll put them together when I have the time.