The preseason is done. The draft is over. Lineups are set. All that remains is (real) football. For those who have been living under a rock, the OIL has expanded once again. The Patriot Football Conference (PFC) will be competing this season. Its managers are:
The OIL is proud to announce updated logos across the league. First is a special 10-year anniversary logo for the league. It is based on Breakfast Supply Co.'s streamlined version of the original OIL logo. Hector of Breakfast Supply Co. also designed the Liberty Bowl logo and streamlined the logos for the OIL's three conferences.
The week 17 Liberty Bowl now has its own trophy. The Tenequer Memorial Trophy arrived this week. Overall OIL champion Christopher Trovillo will keep it until a new champion is crowned.
The week 17 matchup between the champions of the AFC and NFC is known as the Liberty Bowl. The winner receives the Tenequer Memorial Trophy. In addition to the Tenequer, the champion will receive a custom mini-helmet from HelmetNation, LLC. The cost of a jersey for each conference champion and a helmet for the overall champion will be $10 per person each season. That (and whatever you chip in for website costs) is the extent of your dues going forward. I am working on collecting all the dues for 2014 so I can find a way to get a Dirty Hippies helmet ordered for 2014 champion Trovillo.
*Rob Gronkowski was inactive
Welcome to the first Liberty Bowl. It pits the champions of the OklahomIraqis League's AFC (Jimmy Venable's War Pony) against the champions of the NFC (Christopher Trovillo's Dirty Hippies). The champion receives the Tenequer Memorial Trophy.
Because the Dirty Hippies scored more points in the regular season (and in their championship game), they will be the home team and wear their home, tie-dyed jerseys. War Pony will wear his white-on-white away uniforms for the first time during the 2014 playoffs (as he was the higher seed in every previous matchup). The managers of these two teams have until Saturday at 2000 CST to email their Liberty Bowl lineup to Cliburn. Each manager may tweak their lineup via email or text any time before 1200 CST Sunday.
Here is how each team got here, beginning with the AFC champions:
The votes are in, and "Liberty Bowl" is the winner. Beginning this season, the champions of the AFC and NFC will face each other in week 17 in the Liberty Bowl. The winner will get the Tenequer Memorial Trophy and have his name engraved on it. He will keep it until a new champion is crowned.
Once all the dues are collected, I'll order the trophy. I'm in the process of getting a logo designed for the game as well.