SECFOR Sixers manager Nate Cordes was in First Platoon during the Iraq mission in 2006. He joined the OIL in 2015 and finished 5-8. But he increased his points per game from 2015 to 2016 by almost 25 points, ending with a winning record and playoff berth.
Before looking at the week three matchups, let's give notice to the "biggest blowout" award for the week two matchups. Team Tadlock was awarded the "biggest blowout" for his teams performance against SECFOR Sixers. Team Tadlock picked up the third-highest point total by a player this week (38.90 points) from Tom Brady and destroyed SECFOR Sixers 178.90 to 88.20. This might become entrenched in league history, with the 90.70-point margin of victory being the highest recorded in the league this season.
Free fallin' like Tom Petty: SECFOR Sixers suffered a significant drop in scoring from last week's 176.85 to 134.30 loss against Great Plains Drifters. When assigning blame following this loss, SECFOR Sixers can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (Roddy White). Team Tadlock (2-0, 331.80 points) moves into first place and SECFOR Sixers (0-2, 222.50 points) winds up in 13th place.
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.
Welcome Nate Cordes to the OIL. He has reserved a spot in the league and will compete as the SECFOR Sixers when the league next expands. He was in Bravo Battery and went to Iraq in 2005 as a member of First Platoon. He spent that year at Camp Echo in Diwaniyah with current OIL members Jessen and Lynn.
We spent 2006 in Iraq as part of the SECFOR mission. The Sixers name is a classic tribute to that year. The chevrons in the logo harken to our military heritage and create the "MM" of the Roman numeral for "2006": MMVI. The focus of the logo is the second half of the Roman numeral: VI. The colors are inspired by the U.S. Army dress blue uniform. No other OIL franchise uses that color scheme.