Once again, it was a low-scoring week. The NFL better get its offenses in gear or no one will be able to break Zerger's 2016 record for most points in a season. Speaking of Zerger, his Redlegs lead the pack in the AFC and the OIL as a whole at 2-0 and averaging 156.35 points per game. Reed's Sawtooths are number two in the AFC, but they've benefited from an easy schedule . . . opponents have averaged less than 100 points per game. Meanwhile, Brosh is in last place, as he's faced the toughest schedule thus far . . . but he's also scored the second-fewest points in the AFC. That's not a good combo.
Four teams are undefeated in the NFC, with Cliburn's Arrogant Americans (fresh off their 101st career victory) setting the standard at 2-0 and averaging 149.95 points per game. Morgan, Bruesch, and Leal round out the top four. Duffy and Pyle would be in the playoffs if the season ended today, as they sit at fifth and sixth, respectively. Cobb, whose Dogs of War were awarded the "Best Draft" by Yahoo!, now sits at 0-2, averaging less than 100 points per game. Pathetic.
The PFC, like the AFC, boasts just a pair of 2-0 teams: Gray and Tadlock. But the next four teams, at 1-1, could easily end up surpassing them soon. This conference may be the most balanced so far. Mitchell is having a nightmare of a season thus far, as he has lost his first two games and averages just 123.05 points per game. That's not gonna do it.
The defending champion Redlegs start 2017 atop the AFC standings once again, while the NFC champion Dirty Hippies failed to break triple-digits in their 2017 debut. The PFC champion Dirty Dogs, however, managed to start their title defense with a victory.
The injuries of David Johnson and Allen Robinson have reverberated across the league. Their owners already face adversity in the young season.
OKLAHOMA CITY — OIL manager Justin C. Cliburn and his Arrogant Americans became the first OIL franchise to reach 100 victories Monday. The historic win was earned when the 'Mericans came back on Monday night to defeat the Hard Targets in Week One of the 2017 season, Cliburn's 159th game as an OIL manager.
Hard Targets manager Finch came into Monday night comfortably ahead, with a 66% chance of victory. But Cliburn's receiving tandem of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen combined for 52.4 points to take the lead. From there, the 'Mericans never looked back. Cliburn will face Cobb and his Dogs of War in Week Two.
Since it's Kickoff Sunday and records are bound to be broken in 2017, the full list of records is embedded at the bottom of this post. But, first, a series of numbers illustrating where the OIL is heading into its 12th season.
12: Number of OIL seasons.
0: Number of managers that got to draft their own team in 2006.
8: Number of current OIL managers who were in original league in 2006.
14: Number of original players still in the league, including kickers.
4: Number of OIL trophies.
42: Number of managers now in the OIL.
9: Number of states represented by OIL managers.
5: Number of countries OIL managers have competed from.
3: Number of continents OIL managers have competed from.
60+: Number of combat deployments by current OIL managers.
500+: Number of years of military service of current OIL managers.
3: Number of OIL conferences in 2017.
11: Number of different champions spread across the three conferences.
5: Number of managers with more than one championship.
1: Number of champions no longer in the OIL.
5: Number of states championship trophies have resided.
32: Number of current OIL managers without a championship.
8: Number of managers who have reached the championship game but lost.
24: Number of managers who have never reached championship game.
1: Number of OIL draft-related arrests (not bad for over a decade of drafts).
2: Number of OIL draft-related explosions.
7: Number of OIL draft locations.
And be sure to reference the Record Book throughout the season to monitor how well (or poorly) OIL teams are faring in 2017.
For the third consecutive season, RateMyLeague.com has previewed all three OIL conferences. The RML crew ranked the teams by combining two scores: Starters (1-10) and Bench (1-10), with Safety Score (1-10) acting as a tiebreaker. Access the rankings and audio after the jump.
The 2017 draft is finally completed. View the full draft classes by clicking on the image for the corresponding conference.
Yahoo! Draft Grades
Yahoo! Draft Day Projections
Yahoo! will soon conduct its annual National Draft Day, and the OIL will be a part of it. Commissioner Justin C. Cliburn and his arch-rival, Adam F. Duffy, will be in New York alongside industry experts Andy Behrens, Brad Evans, Liz Loz, Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don, who was the most accurate expert for draft rankings according to FantasyPros.com.
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.
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.
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.