AMMODOGS manager Mike Rogers joined the OIL in 2009. He is a member of the 158 but wasn't on the 2006 Iraq mission, as he spent the year in arguably a worse desert: Mangum, Oklahoma. He's completed eight seasons in the league but has yet to win a playoff game.
Rogers has made three playoff appearances and been defeated in the first round each time. Granted, he was in Afghanistan for one of those seasons, but what about the other seven? Have some pride, man.
Norman Not City Councilmen manager Matthew Leal is the only OILer to lose to his archrival in the championship game. In 2007, he faced his Baghdad roommate Lyndal Morgan in the OIL Bowl, losing to the Whackers. He hasn't made the OIL Bowl since then, although he came close in 2015. That season, he was the favorite heading into the playoffs, riding an angry Tom Brady to the semifinals and a number-one seed. But a Theo Riddick fumble was the difference between a shot at history and another disappointing finish.
Fun fact: Leal named his daughter after the Commish; now that's loyalty! The rest of you ungrateful bastards could learn a thing or two about respect from Leal.
DARC NARCS manager Ulysses Henderson holds the OIL record for most points in a game. He scored 236.10 points in week 15 of the 2015 regular season against Finch. Unfortunately, he also holds the record for most points in a season while missing the playoffs. In 2013, Henderson scored 2,008.65 points (154.51 ppg) but failed to secure one of the six playoff spots. The 2,008.65 points was second-most in the league that year. Tough break, Hendo.
Henderson's team name is an homage to the '90s video game NARC, as Henderson was a black narcotics officer when he joined the OIL.
Xtreme manager Jason Bellar named his team after his children's youth sports team. In other words, blame his kids for the name that sounds like a holdover from the '90s. In two seasons, the Xtreme have yet to finish with a losing record. However, they haven't gotten over the hump either and still lack a playoff victory. Not very extreme, if you ask me.
Boomtown Brawlers manager Zackary Brake has been in the OIL for two seasons and has made it to the championship game in each season, winning one. He currently has the highest winning percentage in the OIL (67.7%).
Fun fact: Brake chose his primary color to honor a very special brownie that was tragically taken from him too soon.
Due to popular demand, the OIL has released NFL-style "Salute to Style" versions of the OIL logo and the 158th unit patch. Don't worry, Cobb; the OIL won't be going "Pinktober" anytime soon.
Yes, this is essentially a "salute to ourselves" logo, but it looks good.
EDIT: Each team logo now has a STS version; see those below.
Redlegs manager Lance Zerger holds the record for most points in a season. He scored 2,197.15 points (169.01 ppg) en route to the 2016 AFC championship. Thanks to three-straight winning seasons (one being a 12-3 campaign), Zerger boasts one of the highest career winning percentages in the OIL.
Warm Bodies manager Bryan Nye remains the only person I've seen resort to pulling out a Gerber to crack some crab legs. Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised that his feeble hands have only been able to navigate his Warm Bodies to one playoff appearance in three seasons.
Fun fact: Nye has two losing seasons in three years, but has an overall winning record thanks to a 9-5 season in 2016. His previous two OIL campaigns ended in 6-7 disappointments.
Just in time for the 2017 season, the OIL has unveiled a new, comprehensive spreadsheet detailing each OIL season. Not only does the sheet include a master list of manager rankings, it now includes separate, unique sheets for each manager. The manager sheets document every season of an OILer's career. Click here to access the sheet at Google. Otherwise, it is available on our Record Book page, as well as each manager page under the "Wins" tab. A preview of the rankings page and a manager page are included below.
Each manager page includes that OILer's unique spreadsheet, with each season's results, an average of all seasons, their best season's results for each stat category, as well as their worst. Again, you can find this on every manager page under the "Wins" tab. See Cobb's sheet below.
Whackers manager Lyndal Morgan holds the record for least transactions in a season (while playing the entire season). In 2007, Morgan did not make a single add/drop. Regardless, he somehow went 12-4 and won the OIL Bowl (one year after losing the inaugural OIL Bowl against Lucky Enuf). Morgan has a history of making few moves, as evidenced in the below spreadsheet: