While the OIL was born in Baghdad, the Hangovers/Arrogant Americans rivalry evolved slowly over multiple locations. The franchises were rivals long before the league permanently matched them up for Rivalry Week. And it came naturally. They prepare the entire season for their annual matchup.
Finch's Hard Targets are the favorite to win the OIL Bowl at this point in the season. Since that means he'll need to get a jersey ordered, Finch went ahead and had one designed.
After four years of using a horrible logo Cliburn created using Microsoft Paint, Schmidt unveiled a new logo designed by someone with considerably more skill than Cliburn. Schmidt is a funeral director, so the franchise name Dead Again makes sense. The new logo is subtle and combines the imagery of football, a tombstone, and a European FC-style shield.
Joshua Lynn's Brewmasters unveiled a new logo today. Lynn competes in the OIL2. His logo is based on his favorite hobby: brewing beer. It includes an old-fashioned beer mug with head and three hops below the word mark.
OIL2 manager Adam Schuster has decided on a new franchise name. At 6-2, he's in the championship hunt and is starting to think about his long-term franchise brand. His new name is Negligent Discharges, a tongue-in-cheek military mascot if there ever was one. His colors are inspired by his Oklahoma State University Cowboys. The logo features the end of a rifle barrel, complete with rifling and smoke.
The trade deadline in the OIL was October 31. It's been an active season, with multiple trades completed before the first ball was even snapped, and it stayed that way all the way to the trade deadline.
First, SoonerJack (sitting at 3-5 and in bye week hell), sent Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (who is on a bye this week) to Arrogant Americans for Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson and Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz, neither of whom are on a bye this week. The trade made sense for both teams. SoonerJack is still in the playoff hunt and cannot afford a sixth loss. Kudos to Bruesch for doing all he can to fight for that playoff spot. For Cliburn's Arrogant Americans the trade upgrades his TE position while giving up only a couple backup players.
Then, two likely playoff teams completed a trade designed to bolster their playoff rosters. Pyle's Lucky Enuf sent Oakland WR James Jones (who has been a serviceable WR3/Flex play in PPR formats) to Trovillo's Dirty Hippies for St. Louis WR Tavon Austin, Baltimore RB Bernard Pierce and San Francisco RB Carlos Hyde. For Pyle, the trade gives him the valuable handcuff to Frank Gore in Carlos Hyde, as well as a boom-or-bust WR in Tavon Austin. The Hippies, meanwhile, gave up a few backup players for a WR who can fill a valuable Flex spot while Giovani Bernard is injured.
Just weeks after unveiling a new logo, Morgan's 2007 champion Whackers unveiled a new uniform set today, as did Jessen's DominationStation and Pyle's 2006 champion (and 2008 runner-up*) Lucky Enuf. Full-size images are available on each team's manager page.
Rogers's Ammo Dogs, Trovillo's Dirty Hippies, and Cobb's 2013 champion Dogs of War released full uniform sets today. The uniforms were designed by Andrew Krause and are featured on each team manager's page.
Three more OIL franchises unveiled full uniform sets today. Duffy's Hangovers, Baldwin's Reapers, and Bruesch's two-time champion SoonerJack each have their uniform sets displayed on their manager pages. Uniforms for Pyle's original champion Lucky Enuf and Jessen's DominationStation will be unveiled shortly.
Morgan's 2007 champion Whackers and Cobb's 2013 champion Dogs of War will each release new uniforms in the near future as well.
Original OIL manager Matthew Leal released a full uniform set for his Norman Nobodies franchise today after previously releasing an updated logo. The uniforms were designed by Andrew Krause.