Finally, Rivalry Week is upon us. For some leagues, Week 13 has no special significance. But the OIL is different, and we reserve the last week of the regular season for rivalry games. See the matchups after the jump.
I cannot remember a season where not a single team had clinched a playoff spot going into Rivalry Week, but that's the case in the NFC. In contrast, the AFC has four playoff spots locked up, while the PFC has two. Seeds 1-6 are all still up for grabs in the NFC. Crazy.
You may notice a jump in OPR scores from previous weeks. Regrettably, you should know there was one error in an individual manager's raw OPR formula, and that skewed everything. I have found and fixed it, and the results are below.
There are only two games left, and yet only three teams out of 42 have clinched playoff spots: the AFC's Brewmasters and the PFC's Nightmares and Team Tadlock. No NFC team has clinched a playoff berth in what may be the most competitive seasons yet in that conference.
MARLOW, Okla. — If you stay in the league long enough, you're going to lose a lot of games . . . and that is the case for original OIL member and 2007 OIL champion Lyndal Morgan. In his 14th season, Morgan has now suffered an "L" 100 times. He is the first OILer to reach that depressing milestone.
There are new number-one teams in the AFC and NFC, while Team Tadlock continues to lead the PFC. The next two weeks include a lot of players on bye, so now is when teams with depth rise to the top.
Team Tadlock now leads the OIL in OPR, with the Rebel Alliance and Nightmares right on their tail.
There are only five weeks until the playoffs, and the contenders are beginning to separate themselves from the pack. The AFC and PFC have 7-1 teams in first place, while the NFC's pace-setter is 6-2. Only one team remains winless: the AFC's Warm Bodies.
Not only are the top two teams in OPR from the AFC, the two will meet this week in the OIL game of the week. The PFC's Team Tadlock is in third place while the highest NFC team is the Whackers in sixth place. The AFC three of the top five teams in the OIL, but, of the worst 14 teams in the OIL, half of them also hail from the AFC.
After a brief hiatus, the commissioner has returned and so have the standings. As always, click on the image to view the leagues on Yahoo directly.
NORMAN, Okla. — SoonerJack manager Jack Bruesch became the third OIL manager to win 100 games Sunday, following Arrogant Americans manager Justin Cliburn and Lucky Enuf manager Kevin Pyle in the feat. Bruesch did not join the OIL until its second season but has won three championships in addition to 100 games. Congratulations, Jackie.