I've updated the Record Book as well as the head-to-head manager standings. Did you know that Morgan is 8-1-1 all-time against Finch? Or that Duffy is 8-3 against Cobb? Who has the record for longest playoff streak? Who had the all-time easiest strength of schedule. Find out where you stand in the OIL record book here. You can find the head-to-head records for all three conferences here.
Happy New Year, y'all!
Yahoo! Sports just published their video covering the OIL, its 10th anniversary, and the 2015 draft. I hope you like it. Thank you to Duffy and Pyle for opening up and to Earhart for taking one for the team to give us good background footage.
The second annual Liberty Bowl pits the AFC vs. the PFC. When the OIL expanded to a third conference, something had to change regarding the Week 17 Liberty Bowl. We could either pit all three teams against each other, or we could use Week 16 as a semifinal matchup: the two highest-scoring teams would advance. That's what we chose. I have to admit that I don't like excluding a three-time champion in the NFC's SoonerJack, but rules are rules.
So the Liberty Bowl will pit the AFC champion War Pony versus the PFC champion Boomtown Brawlers. The winner will get their name engraved on the Tenequer Memorial Trophy as well as a custom mini-helmet made by Helmet Nation, LLC. Good luck, men.
KENT, WASHINGTON — War Pony held on to beat the Rebel Alliance Monday night to win its second straight Thunder Bowl. The back-to-back championship are an OIL record. Congratulations to Jimmy Venable for retaining the Killman Memorial Trophy for one more season.
NORMAN — Third-seeded SoonerJack defeated the DARC NARCS Monday night to snag their third OIL Bowl championship. The third entry on the Harrington Trophy is an OIL record (Lucky Enuf, Arrogant Americans, and War Pony are tied for second with two championships each).
The Boomtown Brawlers are the very first champions of the PFC. They beat the FDC Chiefs 211.25-150.50 in the inaugural Patriot Bowl:
Brake will advance to the Liberty Bowl for a shot at the Tenequer Memorial Trophy. For Pennington, the loss ends a story book comeback after taking over the team when they were 1-2.
Merry Christmas everyone! The holiday season did not start out well for Brosh or Fitzgerald, as their Vultures and Steel Reign squads were eliminated from the playoffs in week 15. But it set up a matchup for the ages in Roe vs. Venable. Roe is the upstart, having started his first OIL season 0-3 before making a furious comeback. Venable is the defending champion. Roe is the Rebel Alliance. I guess that makes War Pony Darth Vader? Who will take home the Killman Memorial Trophy?
Brosh and Fitzgerald shouldn't hang their heads after their week 15 showings. They each scored over 155 points, which is usually enough for a win. But they ran into a buzzsaw.
It's not often a team scores 162 points and loses by 60. That's what happened to Brosh though. It just wasn't meant to be for the Vultures as the Rebels scored over 220 points.
The same goes for Fitzgerald. He scored 155 points but still lost by 20.
Thunder Bowl Preview: