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.
The Arrogant Americans have won the 2017 Liberty Bowl. As such, they have won the Tenequer Memorial Trophy and a custom mini-helmet from HelmetNation.com. But, since Cliburn is a benevolent overlord, he has announced he is donating the mini-helmet prize to the second-place finisher: the Boomtown Brawlers. It should look pretty good, and the commish can't wait to see the finished product.
Congratulations to all three 2017 champions. The championship jerseys have been ordered, and the trophies will be shipped soon.
The Liberty Bowl is back and a little different in 2017. For the first time, all three conference champions will participate (previously, it was the two highest-scoring champions of Week 16). The Week 16 and Week 17 scores will combine to determine our winner, who will receive the Tenequer Memorial Trophy and a custom mini-helmet. The lineups are posted below.*
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*Lineups are subject to change until game time.
After Hangovers manager Adam Duffy received a Cease and Desist letter from his beloved Packers, he asked Cliburn to review and edit a letter of apology he was to send to the Packers. Cliburn did not disappoint:
When reached for comment, Cliburn said, "When he unveiled that logo, I thought 'what if the Packers sued him over that?' And then I thought, 'what if he thought they were suing him over that." From there, the plan unfolded.
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.
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.
Arrogant Americans manager Justin C. Cliburn needs one win in 2017 to reach 100 career wins. His 99 career wins rank first in OIL history.
OIL manager Zachary Jessen purchased a throwback helmet harkening back to the first iteration of his franchise, DominationStation (before we realized his logo was plagiarized). Meanwhile, Arrogant Americans manager ordered a helmet commemorating his 2012 championship. Both helmets have arrived and look fantastic. As always, HelmetNation, LLC. produced the unique memorabilia. No OIL funds were expended for these items.
Not to be outdone by Pyle, Cliburn has created a custom Arrogant Americans team cooler. Your move, Duffy.
OKLAHOMA CITY — After over 10 years sporting their original Uncle Sam-inspired uniforms, the Arrogant Americans today unveiled a logo and uniform set that 'Mericans owner Justin C. Cliburn hopes will get the two-time champion franchise through the next 10 years.
"The 'Mericans actually pre-date the OIL and came into existence as two wars were starting and America's place in the world was up for debate," Cliburn said. "The 'Uncle Sam flipping the bird' logo worked for that era as a tongue-in-cheek manifestation of the times. But, over a decade later, the logo has lost its punch. Four OIL Bowl appearances and two championships later, the franchise can afford to be more subtle in its bravado."
The new logo, Cliburn noted, encompasses the spirit of a patriotism-inspired mascot in a much more subtle fashion — "in other words, we've dropped the 'in-your-face' image of Uncle Sam raising his middle finger," Cliburn said.
The makeover includes dropping Uncle Sam entirely, replacing him with a stylized 'A' wearing an Uncle Sam hat. That precipitated a uniform rebranding as the Uncle Sam logo had graced the helmet, jersey, and pants from the beginning, Cliburn said. The redesign includes a new tertiary logo that incorporates both an 'A' and an American flag-style star, which is used in the new wordmark:
The changes to the actual uniforms are more subtle, Cliburn said. "We've moved to the primary roundel logo on the pants hip, the secondary 'A' logo on the helmet and collar, and TV numbers on the sleeves," he said. "Further, we've moved from a very text-heavy "ARROGANT AMERICANS" on the front of the jersey to the shorter, cleaner "'MERICANS. The pants and jersey and helmet stripes remain the same, however."
The franchise explained that it wanted to update the logo and uniforms before winning their third championship jersey in December. The redesign was developed by Michael Taylor Design.