Yahoo! Fantasy recently hosted a multi-part series on commissioner issues written by OIL commissioner Justin C. Cliburn.
Part 2: Keep the Peace Through Bylaws
Fix problems before they start and ensure the long-term stability of the league.
Part 3: Build a Culture Through Franchises
Build a culture by transforming teams into franchises using permanent team names, logos, and uniforms.
Part 4: Motivate Your League Through Prizes
Award your champions the only thing better than money: a trophy with their name engraved on it . . . or a custom team jersey and mini-helmet.
Part 5: Embrace the Hate with Rivalry Week
Give everyone something to look forward to in the final week of the regular season: the opportunity to best their arch rival.
Part 6: Engage the League Year-Round by Making the Draft Order an Event
The saddest way to determine draft order is by random choice. Don't be sad. Use one of these ideas instead.
Part 7: Set the Tone with an Amazing Draft Day
Draft Day is your league's Daytona 500. Start the season off right with a day to remember.
Part 8: Captivate Your League with In-Season Coverage
Your job is to cover your league as if it’s the most important league in the world . . . because it is.
Part 9: Keep the Lines of Communication Open
Keep your league talking through group email, texts, chats, blogs, Twitter feeds and more.
Part 10: Determine the GOAT by Tracking Your League History
Track every win, every point, every head-to-head matchup with our league history spreadsheet.
Part 11: Keep the League Alive by Telling Your Story
Remember that your league is more than a collection of individual relationships. It's a collective friendship and its story deserves to be told.
The OIL Commish is writing a multi-part series on Yahoo discussing commissioner issues. Part III is now up, focusing on using team logos to develop a culture of franchises.
Yahoo Fantasy Sports has begun a multi-part series on commissioner issues and enlisted OIL Commissioner Justin C. Cliburn to author it. Check it out and look for future installments.
Yahoo! will soon conduct its annual National Draft Day, and the OIL will be a part of it. Commissioner Justin C. Cliburn and his arch-rival, Adam F. Duffy, will be in New York alongside industry experts Andy Behrens, Brad Evans, Liz Loz, Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don, who was the most accurate expert for draft rankings according to FantasyPros.com.
Behind the Scenes at Yahoo! Fantasy HQ
VICE Sports just published an in-depth look at Yahoo! Fantasy headquarters. Check it out to learn how everything works behind the scenes. It's a good read.
Yahoo! Sports' video covering the 2015 OIL Draft has been named as one of five winners of the Associated Press Sports Editors' award for best long video. Congratulations to Ryan Dornbusch, Keri Barron, Jason Klabacha, Brad Williams, Victor Velazquez, April Tucker, Andy Behrens and the rest of the Yahoo! crew for their achievement. And thank you for telling our story.
Yahoo Video: The Story of the OIL
Yahoo! Sports just published their video covering the OIL, its 10th anniversary, and the 2015 draft. I hope you like it. Thank you to Duffy and Pyle for opening up and to Earhart for taking one for the team to give us good background footage.
Reunion/Draft Party Update
The OIL is proud to announce the following:
Andy Behrens of Yahoo! Sports was kind enough to write up a story about the OIL and our efforts to organize a 10-year reunion. Be sure to share it with your friends via email, Facebook, and Twitter. And don't forget to share our GoFundMe page.