Boomtown Brawlers manager Zackary Brake has been in the OIL for two seasons and has made it to the championship game in each season, winning one. He currently has the highest winning percentage in the OIL (67.7%).
Fun fact: Brake chose his primary color to honor a very special brownie that was tragically taken from him too soon.
We're finally here. 42 teams have been whittled down to six. Those six are: Zerger; Green; Cobb; Trovillo; Buehre; and Brake. Game-by-game analysis after the jump.
The 2015 championship jerseys have arrived, and they look fantastic. As always, Earl at Hopco Sports did a great job. Congratulations to three-time champion Jack Bruesch, two-time champion Jimmy Venable, and first-year champion Zack Brake. You can check out all 13 championship jerseys here.
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.
The OIL's expansion conference is five members away from full participation in 2015. The potential members thus far are:
If you know any SECFOR guys interested in joining the OIL, refer them to Cliburn's email address or Facebook account. Have them check out our expansion page for franchise name ideas.
Brake spent 2006 at Camp Liberty with Jimmy Mitchell in SSG Taylor's squad. Since then, he's worked in various position in the oil and gas industry, including supervising a yard in the boomtowns of North Dakota. Fittingly, his franchise is named the Boomtown Brawlers. His logo is inspired by the HBO series Deadwood and the movie There Will Be Blood. His team colors are dark brown, light brown, and vegas gold. No other OIL franchise uses those colors. Brake now lives in Chickasha with his wife. He'll be a great addition to the OIL.