Dirty Hippies manager Christopher Trovillo is the only OILer who never wore the 158 patch. Trovillo was an active-duty soldier at Fort Sill in 2007 when he somehow found himself at a party at Cliburn's house. He joined the OIL later that year. He currently holds the record for most consecutive seasons promising he'll be at the draft party and then not showing up. He lives in Tennessee, but that's no excuse.
The Hippies broke through in 2014, riding Le'Veon Bell to their first championship. Two years later, they did it again.
2016 champion Christopher Trovillo finally got around to showing off his championships jersey(s) and trophies. His helmet is below.
By OIL Commissioner Justin C. Cliburn
They're here! They're here! Actually, I'm not sure why I'm so excited, since my third 'Mericans jersey somehow hasn't arrived yet. But I'm always excited to see our fake football designs turned into real jerseys. As always, these jerseys are brought to you by HopcoSports.com. Previous years' championship jerseys are here. First, your AFC champion Redlegs:
Since it is his first championship, Zerger went with the home red jersey. The numbers and lettering on this one are sewn-on tackle twill. Next up, the NFC champion Dirty Hippies:
This is Trovillo's second championship, so he ordered a white away jersey. Because of the tie-dyed elements of the lettering and numbers, those are ironed-on. Finally, the worst-to-first PFC champion Dirty Dogs:
Buehre's home black jersey represents his first championship. Like Zerger's, Buehre's lettering and numbers are sewn-on like the real thing. Each of these jerseys has been shipped to its rightful owner. Congratulations, guys.
By OIL Commissioner Justin C. Cliburn
Congratulations to Christopher Trovillo, whose Dirty Hippies won the 2016 Liberty Bowl. He will hold the Tenequer Memorial Trophy in trust until a new champion is crowned. He also earned a custom mini-helmet with the win, and the Commissioner awaits his instructions regarding said helmet.
As far as Lance Zerger goes, his Redlegs fell short in their quest to win their first week 17 championship. But the season was a monstrous success regardless. The Redlegs set a record for most points in single season, won 12 games, and won the AFC's Thunder Bowl. He will have his name engraved on the Killman Memorial Trophy and his custom jersey has been ordered.
Well, that's it for the 2016 OIL season. Congratulations to the three conference champions: Buehre, Trovillo, and Zerger. The 2017 draft order will be posted soon, and I'll get started on the 2016 edition of the Book of OIL. Be prepared for lots of emails soliciting your feedback on the 2016 draft party, trades, rivalry week, season, and playoffs.
Zerger has plans to coordinate an OIL March Madness pool, and we'll be finding ways to raise money for the 2017 draft weekend, which will again occur at the Roberts Retreat Lodge north of Ada. Our deposit has been paid, and we need to pay $3,100 by August to keep the rental (and not lose the $780 deposit). Anyone who was at the 2016 draft can vouch for how amazing the venue is: 5,000 square-foot cabin; private lake; ATV trails; shooting range; ping pong table; big screen TVs; huge wrap-around porch; and the company of your SECFOR brothers.
If you'd like to make your donation now, the link is here. You can view photos, videos, and audio clips of the 2016 draft weekend here. If you encounter a password prompt, the password is oklahoma*** with the *** being the number of our military unit.
Happy New Year, brothers. Something tells me we'll keep in touch all offseason using the GroupMe chat (thanks to Zerger for suggesting that). For all of those who didn't win a championship in 2016 (including me), the new year provides new hope. In the meantime, check out the championship banners hung at the top of each champion's manager page:
The two highest-scoring champions in week 16 were the NFC's Dirty Hippies and the AFC's Redlegs. They'll now play for the right to the Tenequer Memorial Trophy and a custom team mini-helmet. Each squad is dealing with several starters resting in week 17, so these lineups are subject to change and are not final until the noon games kickoff on Sunday.
We're finally here. 42 teams have been whittled down to six. Those six are: Zerger; Green; Cobb; Trovillo; Buehre; and Brake. Game-by-game analysis after the jump.
After a long, grueling tournament, the Dirty Hippies have been declared the OIL's best uniforms. Congratulations to Trovillo and the Hippies, who also won the 2014 OIL Bowl and Liberty Bowl.
It's been a long road, but the OIL Uniform Tournament is down to its final two teams. Vote below to decide which franchise has the best logo and uniform set in the OIL.
#10 Dead Again vs. #1 Dirty Hippies