The OIL Commish is writing a multi-part series on Yahoo discussing commissioner issues. Part III is now up, focusing on using team logos to develop a culture of franchises.
Yahoo Fantasy Sports has begun a multi-part series on commissioner issues and enlisted OIL Commissioner Justin C. Cliburn to author it. Check it out and look for future installments.
When Hillier abruptly left the OIL in 2017, 158th alum and Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Will Reid grabbed the guide-on and kept the AFC moving forward. Reid has settled on the team name War Eagle. It is a play on his military roots and his status as a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan. The logo and uniforms were designed by Michael Taylor. The logo is reminiscent of an Army guide-on, and the gray feathers in the eagle's tuft spell out LII, the Super Bowl Reid's beloved Eagles just won. The colors mimic the old kelly green and gray Eagles uniforms.
The Arrogant Americans won their third championship in 2017, entitling them to a third championship jersey. It was produced by HopcoSports.com.
The Boomtown Brawlers won their second championship in three years in 2017, and today the OIL received the Brawlers championship jersey. It was produced, as always, by HopcoSports.com.
No, Finch, no OIL funds were expended on this ring. Cliburn's wife ordered him an Arrogant Americans championship ring for his birthday. The ring is from Jostens, while the display case is from Fantasy Jocks.
After Cliburn won the 2017 Liberty Bowl, he donated his mini-helmet prize to the runner-up Boomtown Brawlers. Today, the helmet arrived, and it is beautiful. Thanks again to HelmetNation.com for doing another outstanding job. Check out the previous championship helmets here.
The commissioner has placed the orders for the championship mini-helmet and championship jerseys. Because the 'Mericans already have a helmet, their manager gave the prize to the Liberty Bowl runner-up Boomtown Brawlers. The Redlegs finished third in the Liberty Bowl. Below are the mockups for the helmet and the three conference champions' jerseys. View previous years' helmets and jerseys here. The helmets are made by HelmetNation.com and the jerseys by HopcoSports.com.