* The 2008 OIL Bowl ended in an 85-85 tie. Bruesch's SoonerJack was awarded the victory 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.
Longest Winning Streak to Begin Season: Seven (2016) Best Regular Season Record: 12-1 (2016) Most Championships: Three (2006; 2008; 2018) Most 2,000-Point Seasons: Seven
Colors: Navy (#0c2340), Neon Green (#39dc2c), Gray (#a2aaad) Logo: Navy 'ENUF' centered inside gray horseshoe, both outlined in neon green. Font: NCAA Pirates Number Font: NFL Seahawks
06 signifies Lucky Enuf's 2006 championship; 08 signifies the 2008 OIL Bowl tie (awarded to SoonerJack via Yahoo's tie-breaker system)
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Kevin Pyle began the 2006 fantasy football season in Baghdad, just like the other nine members of the original 10 OklahomIraqis League. Unlike the other nine, however, Pyle ended the season as the first OIL champion. Over the years, he has been perhaps the OIL's most consistent member.
His rivalry with Schmidt inspired the team name he's used since 2007: Lucky Enuf. Pyle may have done some bragging about his opening season championship. He enjoyed saying how much Schmidt sucked, and Schmidt in turn refused to give Pyle credit for the championship. Schmidt said Pyle was justlucky. And Pyle said he was apparently lucky enough to kick Schmidt's ass; thus, the birth of Lucky Enuf.
In 2008, he became the first OIL manager to make it to two OIL Bowls. Due to the tiebreaker dictated by Yahoo!, the 2008 OIL Bowl was awarded to Bruesch's SoonerJack. Otherwise, Pyle could have been the first two-time champion. A 2012 commissioner-directed recount showed that Pyle would have won that 2008 OIL Bowl had the league used fractional scoring. Later, the commissioner decided to credit Lucky Enuf with a co-championship for that season. The decision did not affect the legitimacy of SoonerJack's title; it merely acknowledged that more than one team had a viable claim to the title. Besides, if the Big 12 can have two "One True Champions" so can the OIL.
Since the co-championship of 2008, Pyle endured heartbreak after heartbreak. He finished a combined 22-4 over the 2016 and 2017 regular seasons before losing vital contributors to injury and losing in the playoffs. In 2018, he went 10-3 before losing his QB, two of his top RBs, and a starting WR in the playoffs. It looked as if the curse of the 2008 asterisk had struck again. But Pyle made the right waiver wire moves, and rookie QB Sam Darnold and newly-signed RB C.J. Anderson led Lucky Enuf to a third championship, 12 years after capturing the first OIL title. The championship capped off a four-year period of consecutive 2,000-point seasons (an OIL record) and a three-year period where Pyle went 34-9 and finished third, third, and first. Determined to prove 2018 was no fluke, Pyle returned to the OIL Bowl in 2019 and became the first NFC manager to win back-to-back titles as well as the first OIL manager to win four titles. Pyle is a native of Anadarko but lives in Shawnee.