October 6, 2016: The ninth episode of Fantasyland – The podcast that covers everything you didn’t know you wanted to know about fantasy sports.
Brothers in Arms: The OklahomIraqis Veterans League
If it wasn’t for fantasy and being around those guys . . . I’d be way worse off.
— Adam Schuster
The OklahomIraqis League
The OklahomIraqis League (OIL) formed in 2006 when 14 members of the 1st Battalion 158th Field Artillery Regiment in Iraq started a fantasy football league. It has continued uninterrupted since its formation.
If you’d like to learn more about the OIL, visit the league’s website (www.okiraqi.org) for information on all the franchises as well as a comprehensive oral history of the league, its creation during the Iraq War, and its expansion since then.
Justin Cliburn – Commissioner of the OIL, Webmaster of the OIL website, Author of the OIL Oral History, and Owner of the Arrogant Americans franchise
Adam Duffy – Assistant Commissioner of the OIL, Owner of the Hangovers franchise
Adam Schuster – Owner of the Negligent Discharges franchise
Lance Zerger – Owner of the Redlegs franchise
Jimmy Venable – Owner of the War Pony franchise
Aaron Gray – Owner of the Great Plains Drifters franchise
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
All proceeds from this episode are being donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which has provided nearly $200 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. Donations can be made at www.fallenheroesfund.org/
About the Show
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Thanks to the RotoViz Radio Channel for syndicating this episode.