One year after losing in the OIL Bowl, Morgan won it all. But his 2007 season is still a source of controversy. He did not make an add/drop the entire season, but he rode a very strong draft to an OIL Bowl matchup against his archrival and Baghdad roommate, Leal.
2008: Two "One True Champions"
SoonerJack manager Jack Bruesch spent the 2008 season in Ramadi, Iraq. In week one of the season, Bruesch lost first-round pick Tom Brady to a torn ACL. He went on to win the championship with 12th-round pick Aaron Rodgers at QB.
The 2008 OIL Bowl ended in an 85-85 tie. Bruesch's SoonerJackwas initially awarded the victory over Pyle's Lucky Enuf due to the default Yahoo! tiebreaker: most passing yards (since changed to winning percentage against opponent in regular season and then playoff seed). In 2012, a re-calculation (using fractional scoring) showed Pyle would have won if fractional scoring was used in 2008 (fractional scoring began in 2009). As a result, both managers are credited with the 2008 OIL championship.
Cliburn's longtime friend and Air Force veteran Josh Hastings won the 2009 season against Cliburn's Arrogant Americans. Cliburn was the favorite heading into the week 17 OIL Bowl, but the 8-7 ThroatPunchers upset the 'Mericans.
2010: Arrogant Americans
2010 saw a rematch between Cliburn and his longtime friend and fantasy nemesis, Hastings. This time, however, Cliburn broke through and capped a record 12-1 regular season with an OIL Bowl championship, finishing 14-1 for the season.
Bruesch won the 2011 OIL Bowl, and this time there would be no asterisk. He beat Jessen's DominationStationto win his second championship after losing Jamaal Charles to an ACL injury in week two.
2012: Return to Dominance
2012: Arrogant Americans
Cliburn broke through again in 2012, showing that 2010 was no fluke. He beat Jessen, whose DominationStationmade it two OIL Bowl losses in a row.
2013: Breaking Through
2013: Dogs of War
Cliburn made it to his second-straight OIL Bowl in 2013, but he lost to Cobb's Dogs of War, who rode a record-setting season from Peyton Manning to his first championship.
2014: New Blood
AFC: War Pony
The inaugural season of the AFC was won by Venable's War Pony, who beat Hillier for the first Thunder Bowl championship.
NFC: Dirty Hippies
Trovillo's Dirty Hippies beat Finch's Hard Targets for the 2014 championship. It was both franchises' first trip to the OIL Bowl.
2015: Building Legacies
AFC: War Pony
Venable became the first OILer to win two consecutive championships when he won the 2015 Thunder Bowl against Roe's Rebel Alliance.
Bruesch became the first OILer to win three championships when he beat Henderson's DARC NARCS for the 2015 NFC championship.
PFC: Boomtown Brawlers
The inaugural PFC championship came down to Brake's Boomtown Brawlers and Pennington's FDC Chiefs. Brake beat the upstart Chiefs to win the Landrum Memorial Trophy.