Every top-tier sports league has a hall of fame, and the OIL is a top-tier fantasy football league. So why should it be any different? It's time to induct the first class into the OIL Hall of Fame. But, first, let's discuss logistics.
Where is it?
Our Hall of Fame is located at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. Why Camp Gruber? Well, that's where the SECFOR mission began. Every member of the 158 (and every member of the SECFOR mission that gave rise to the OIL) has spent time at Camp Gruber. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio, even though no professional football teams are based there anymore. The same is true for Camp Gruber: no one lives there now, but it's the birthplace of the OIL and a place to where many of our members still make an annual pilgrimage.
What is the criteria for the OIL Hall of Fame?
Who selects the OIL Hall of Fame inductees?
The Hall of Fame committee, which consists of the overall OIL Commissioner, each Assistant Commissioner that has been in the OIL for three seasons, and each OIL champion who has been in the OIL for at least three seasons.
The commissioner and assistant commissioner positions get one vote automatically. Each championship is equal to one vote as well. So, here are the votes:
So, without further adieu, here is the inaugural class inducted into the OIL Hall of Fame.
GUTHRIE, OKLA. — The NFC's Hard Targets traded away QB Peyton Manning today, likely ending Manning's 10-year reign over the OIL. Sure, Cobb could still start him. But the days of Peyton leading teams to the playoffs are over. He's done. He'll never be what he was, in the NFL or the OIL (Peyton is currently a backup in the AFC and in danger of losing his job in the PFC as well). He finishes his OIL career with a record four championships (three NFC; one AFC). The Dogs of War won a championship with Manning in 2013, so they must be hoping to regain some of that mojo. But Cobb traded away Alshon Jeffery (who, although he missed four straight games, went off for 28 points today) for the aged QB. Does Cobb know something we don't? Not likely. When reached for comment, all Finch could say was:
Peyton Through the Years