The commissioner has placed the orders for the championship mini-helmet and championship jerseys. Because the 'Mericans already have a helmet, their manager gave the prize to the Liberty Bowl runner-up Boomtown Brawlers. The Redlegs finished third in the Liberty Bowl. Below are the mockups for the helmet and the three conference champions' jerseys. View previous years' helmets and jerseys here. The helmets are made by HelmetNation.com and the jerseys by HopcoSports.com.
The Liberty Bowl is back and a little different in 2017. For the first time, all three conference champions will participate (previously, it was the two highest-scoring champions of Week 16). The Week 16 and Week 17 scores will combine to determine our winner, who will receive the Tenequer Memorial Trophy and a custom mini-helmet. The lineups are posted below.*
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*Lineups are subject to change until game time.
Redlegs manager Lance Zerger holds the record for most points in a season. He scored 2,197.15 points (169.01 ppg) en route to the 2016 AFC championship. Thanks to three-straight winning seasons (one being a 12-3 campaign), Zerger boasts one of the highest career winning percentages in the OIL.
Word has been received that 2016 AFC champion Lance Zerger has been promoted to First Sergeant. Zerger was on the 2006 SECFOR mission that gave rise to the OIL and has completed several more deployments since that time. He's an OIL champion, a gentleman (when he wants to be), and a scholar. Congrats, Top!
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.
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.
I posted the following on my personal Facebook timeline. I did it because it's something I don't think a lot of people know and, the more people that know the difference between the holidays, the fewer awkward moments I'll experience when someone thanks me for my service on Memorial Day.
But OIL manager Lance Zerger, who has completed three combat tours himself, provided an alternate take on the subject that I thought was worth sharing:
Dear Fellow Veterans,
Good point, Zerger. I'll be thinking of both Landrum and Lawson, as well as SGT Jeremy King. After the jump is my memory of the day he died.
TULSA — After beginning his OIL career 0-3, Rebel Alliance manager Don Roe went on an 8-2 run to finish 8-5 and clinch a playoff spot with a win against Zerger's Redlegs during the AFC's very first Rivalry Week. Roe's run ties the OIL record for most consecutive losses to begin a season while still making the playoffs.
Gentlemen (and Schuster):
Welcome to the Week One newsletter for the OIL's AFC, which just recently drafted their 2015 rosters. Many owners were able to be in the same draft war room at AT&T Stadium. Schuster was available through conference call, and other owners across the Nation were able to participate via ClickyDraft. A big shout out to AFC Commissioner Nick Reed for working the clock and ensuring everyone had a fair shot throughout the draft.
Everyone is more than aware of the Yahoo! Draft Grades. Congratulations to Brosh, Fitzgerald, and Lynn for the outstanding draft grades they earned. This does not mean you are a shoe-in for the playoffs, but it is a great start.