After one season of the OIL2, we've had one member decline to return. That was expected, as the manager had neglected his team all season. But another SECFOR brother stepped up and claimed that position. Don Roe's Rebel Alliance have taken Briscoe's place.
Joshua Lynn's Brewmasters unveiled a new logo today. Lynn competes in the OIL2. His logo is based on his favorite hobby: brewing beer. It includes an old-fashioned beer mug with head and three hops below the word mark.
OIL2 manager Adam Schuster has decided on a new franchise name. At 6-2, he's in the championship hunt and is starting to think about his long-term franchise brand. His new name is Negligent Discharges, a tongue-in-cheek military mascot if there ever was one. His colors are inspired by his Oklahoma State University Cowboys. The logo features the end of a rifle barrel, complete with rifling and smoke.
Walter Musselman is one of the 14 managers in the first season of the OIL2. He, like every other manager in that league, was on the 2006 SECFOR mission in Iraq. This is Musselman's first year playing fantasy football, and it's showed. He's 0-7 and has had his hiccups with roster management. But he's not giving up, and he's determined to make a name for himself in the OIL2. That starts with developing a unique brand for his franchise, the Mutinous Apes. To that end, the Apes today unveiled a new logo and word mark, and it looks great:
Through four weeks of the OklahomIraqis Leagues, we're starting to see some patterns emerge. In the OIL, there is one 4-0 team: Cliburn's Arrogant Americans. But the Americans have had the second-easiest schedule. Behind him the field is wide-open. Teams two through seven have very little separating them and Duffy's Hangovers sit at number eight with key injuries hurting him and Josh Gordon laying in wait on the bench. Only one team remains winless, Schmidt's aptly-named Dead Again. Schmidt has had the toughest schedule in the league, and it will be tough to dig out of this hole. Maybe next year, Schmidt.
In the OIL2, no one is undefeated. But no one has truly separated himself either. Fitzgerald is in first place but teams two through eight are all very close. And the next few teams are very much alive in the playoff hunt. Keep an eye on Zerger's A Manziel in Distress (competing from Afghanistan), Brosh's STEBRO, Nye's Donkey Punch, and Lynn's Brewmasters. Only one team is winless: Musselman's Mutinous Apes. This is Muss's first season playing fantasy football, and it shows. He's making all the rookie mistakes I'd expect from a newcomer. But he's grinding every week trying to better his roster, as evidenced by his 11 roster moves in four weeks. He's also failed to engender any "beginner's luck" as he's faced the second-toughest schedule.
The OIL2's Killman Memorial Trophy is now proudly displayed in the home of OIL2 commissioner Nick Reed. He will keep the trophy in trust until a champion is crowned.
We previously posted the arrival of the OIL2's Killman Memorial Trophy. Now, the OIL2 has a commissioner as well. Nick Reed, a veteran of the 158's 2006 SECFOR mission in Iraq, will serve as the league's commish.
OIL commissioner Justin C. Cliburn shipped Reed the Killman Friday afternoon. Reed will hold the trophy in trust until the OIL2 crowns its first champion. Then he'll ensure the champion's name is engraved on the side and deliver it to the next caretaker until another champion is crowned.
The OIL2's Killman Memorial Trophy arrived today. It was produced by Sculpture Alley and has room for 18 seasons of champions.
Like the Harrington, each season's champion will have his name engraved on the trophy and get to keep it until a new champion is crowned.
The OIL2 starts in 2014 and will compete under the same rules and settings as the OIL.