After the Tenequer Memorial Trophy was damaged in shipping for the second time, the OIL ditched the resin trophy and commissioned a full-metal Vince Lombardi Trophy replica from CopyTrophy.com and attached it to a solid-wood base. It stands 30" tall and weighs 20 pounds.
Thanks to Kristen Leach Creative Media for the photography and Skydance Brewing Co. for use of their taproom.
The results are in. After 17 seasons, the OIL is officially moving from Yahoo Fantasy Football to MyFantasyLeague.com. For the first time, all 42 teams across three conferences will finally compete in one league, using the same URL.
Note: You should have received an e-mail and text message asking you to claim your team on MFL. Please do that as soon as you are able.
Where do I find everything on MFL? Click here for a graphic comparing the homepage of Yahoo to the homepage of our MFL league, displaying MFL-equivalents of Yahoo link locations.
As stated above, all 42 teams will now truly compete in the same league, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. A quick rundown of all the changes:
DUNCAN, OKLA.—A car-motorcycle collision took the life of retired 158th FA SFC Mike Kaiser Wednesday evening. Kaiser was part of the 158's mission during Desert Storm and returned to the Middle East in 2005 as the platoon sergeant for Second Platoon. His personality was as big as his 6'6", 270-pound frame, and he will be missed by many soldiers, friends, family, and church family.
Congratulations to the AFC's Doughboys, NFC's Whackers, and PFC's CHEMDAWGS for winning their respective conferences. Their championship jerseys are below. Green's Doughboys won the Liberty Bowl, and his championship helmet is beautiful.
After 10 weeks of play, the Rebels, Dogs of War, and Brawlers sit atop their respective conferences. AFC Commissioner Reed is in last place and guaranteed a losing season. In the NFC, Cliburn and Bruesch, with seven championships between them, are in 13th and 14th place with a combined 3-17 record. Their pathetic performances rank 40th and 41st in OPR. In the PFC, Tadlock remains MIA and is in last place.
The final undefeated team, the Rebel Alliance, fell in Week Five to Steel Reign in the AFC, while Lucky Enuf and the CHEMDAWGS remain atop the NFC and PFC, respectively.
There's a new team atop the OPR rankings and, despite losing to a winless Arrogant Americans team in Week Four, the Whackers remain in the top three.
The conclusion of Week Four means the release of the first OIL Power Rating (OPR) rankings. After four weeks, only one team (Roe's Rebel Alliance) remains undefeated, but they have plenty of competition for the top spot in the OPR rankings.
Tadlock is in last place in OPR simply because he has not set his lineup all season. If you have any way of getting in touch with him, please check on him. He has not been answering calls or texts.