Dirty Dogs manager Scott Buehre is the only OILer to finish in last place one season, only to finish in first place the following season ("Worst to First"). Buehre's last-place finish in 2015 can be attributed to his poor decision making prior to the 2015 draft.
Remember, 2015 was the 10-year reunion in Bricktown. The guys partied all night, knowing they had to get on a bus at 0600 to ride to the draft at AT&T Stadium. While everyone else at least got a couple hours of sleep, Buehre set the standard by drinking through the night without ever getting a wink of sleep. When he boarded the bus, the guys, being the blue falcons they are, kept handing Buehre beer the whole way down to D/FW.
By the time Buehre drafted the 2015 Dirty Dogs roster, he had been drinking for 24 hours. It's no wonder his draft sucked. But he redeemed himself (and did his liver a favor) in 2016 by not drafting drunk, and he rode that sober draft to his first championship.
By OIL Commissioner Justin C. Cliburn
They're here! They're here! Actually, I'm not sure why I'm so excited, since my third 'Mericans jersey somehow hasn't arrived yet. But I'm always excited to see our fake football designs turned into real jerseys. As always, these jerseys are brought to you by HopcoSports.com. Previous years' championship jerseys are here. First, your AFC champion Redlegs:
Since it is his first championship, Zerger went with the home red jersey. The numbers and lettering on this one are sewn-on tackle twill. Next up, the NFC champion Dirty Hippies:
This is Trovillo's second championship, so he ordered a white away jersey. Because of the tie-dyed elements of the lettering and numbers, those are ironed-on. Finally, the worst-to-first PFC champion Dirty Dogs:
Buehre's home black jersey represents his first championship. Like Zerger's, Buehre's lettering and numbers are sewn-on like the real thing. Each of these jerseys has been shipped to its rightful owner. Congratulations, guys.
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.