Congratulations to the 2011 OiL playoff participants: Rogers; Bruesch, Baldwin; Duffy; Jessen and Cobb.
Congratulations to the 2011 rivalry week winners: Baldwin; Henderson; Cobb; Duffy; Jessen; and Leal.
Remember that the draft order is based on how well you do, so those in the consolation playoffs should still try to win as many games as possible.
Congratulations to Henderson for winning his final six games, although he just missed the playoffs. Trovillo turned a terrible season around late, winning three of four with the final loss being by less than two points. Jessen set a new record for points in a season (under current scoring settings) while Rogers and Baldwin made the playoffs for the first time. There will be a new champion next year as the Arrogant Americans failed to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Furthermore, neither of the final two champions will repeat as 2009 champion Josh Hastings now competes exclusively in the MGL. The 2008 champion? Bruesch, who can become the first two-time champion with a win in the 2011 OiL Bowl.
2011 also marks the first time the Americans have finished with a losing record. It is the first time that neither Pyle nor Schmidt made the playoffs, as at least one half of that great rivalry usually fares very well. Leal started 6-2 and finished 7-6, losing four of five down the stretch to miss the playoffs.
That's all your commissioner has for now. Enjoy the playoffs.
Co-Commissioner Duffy, do you have anything to add (other than trash talk)? Feel free.