In the run-up to the 12th season of the OIL, we'll be posting OIL facts every day between now and draft day. Today's fact: With 85 career victories, Lucky Enuf manager Kevin Pyle will earn his 100th victory if he completes an historic 15-0 season in 2017.
Not to be outdone by Pyle, Cliburn has created a custom Arrogant Americans team cooler. Your move, Duffy.
ANADARKO — Enuf! One week after tying the OIL record for most consecutive wins to begin a season, Pyle's Lucky Enuf was upset by cellar-dwellar Henderson. The DARC NARCS benefitted from an injury to Lucky Enuf RB Tevin Coleman, a bye week for WR Jarvis Landry, and RB Mark Ingram posting a negative stat line in the matchup. Now 7-1, Pyle remains number one in the NFC standings. Cliburn's 12-1 regular season record is still within grasp for Lucky Enuf, who face the Whackers in week nine.
2015 AFC and overall OIL champion War Pony now has a custom mini-helmet to add to his two championship jerseys. As always, this fantastic helmet was manufactured by HelmetNation, LLC. And, while we're showing off new helmets, proper custom helmets for Lucky Enuf and SoonerJack arrived today as well. Check them out on their team pages. And you can view all the previous championship jerseys and helmets here.
ANADARKO — Kevin Pyle's Lucky Enuf team obliterated Mike Schmidt and Dead Again during Rivalry Week, clinching a playoff spot. And this was no small feat. Pyle has been so successful in the OIL that it's hard to believe he hasn't made the playoffs since 2010. For a team with two OIL Bowl championships and the word lucky in its name, Lucky Enuf had been decidedly unlucky the past five seasons . . . including 2012, when they scored the most points in the league but missed the playoffs.
That all came to an end Sunday night, when Pyle scored 214.70 points against his archrival (raising his overall record against Dead Again to 7-8). Congratulations to Pyle and Lucky Enuf. They now have to face 2008 and 2011 champion SoonerJack in the first round of the playoffs. It will be a rematch of the 2008 OIL Bowl that infamously ended in a tie.
2006 champion Kevin Pyle now has a custom Lucky Enuf mini-helmet to go along with his custom championship jersey. The league is working on getting 2007 champion Lyndal Morgan a Whackers mini-helmet next.
The jerseys for each OIL champion arrived yesterday. They were designed by the team manager and Andrew Krause and manufactured by Hopco Sports. Not pictured: 2009 Champion ThroatPunchers (left the OIL after 2010 season to commish the MGL). NOTE: Due to a miscommunication with the manufacturer, SoonerJack has two #11 jerseys rather than one #08 and one #11. We are working on getting that remedied.
Championship jerseys have been ordered for all OIL1 champions still in the league. The manufacturer says they will be shipped the second week of December. Those receiving jerseys are: Lucky Enuf (navy blue home jersey for 2006 championship); Whackers (red home jersey; 2007); SoonerJack (crimson home jersey for 2008; white away jersey for 2011); and Dogs of War (white away jersey for 2013). Arrogant Americans already received a home and away jersey for their 2010 and 2012 championships.