OBWL News Archive

  • The Inferno made it to the playoffs +

    The regular season is over and the Inferno made it to the postseason. After a horrible strech at end of march/early april were the team lost 7 games in a row (though 6 of them were on the road, but still...) they managed to win 5 out of their last 6 games to finish the regular season with a 40-40 .500 record. #5 is the spot they will start the playoffs in. The Knights at Read More
  • The injury bug hits yet again +

    Yet another starter of the Honolulu Inferno went down with a long term injury as staring SG Kelvin Corr is out for over 2 month. The injury happens at another bad time, not that there is a good time for an injury, as the Inferno are on a 5 game winning streak to turn around a so far medicore season. That just took another big blow. It started early in the season when newly aquired Read More
  • Knights Start Slow +

    A new season is upon the league and London is off to a surprisingly bad start. A challenging season was to be expected as this will be the first year under GM Lian that the Knights are without a Hall of Famer. Gone are the legends: Val, Larry and Flowers. Val and Larry are enjoying retirement and have bought a fishing boat, while Flowers is pursuing an elusive championship, the one thing missing from the Read More
  • Chaos 2032 Season Outlook +

    The OBWL received bad news when the Pioneers franchise dissolved, but it was good news for the Chaos organization, because KC has been a huge thorn in their side. There was only one year that LA got the best of them, but most of the time the Chaos' award for getting to round 2 of the playoffs was getting to face KC. The dispersal draft was a bust for LA. They picked free agent Mark Read More
  • Labradors decision on Roberts +

    Each year fans look forward to the draft. For York fans, it is the most exciting part of the season. They get to draft a young player with hopes of them become a franchise star. One that will get the team on the winning track. Of course, it never happens. This year there was added excitement in the dispersal draft. Of course, Vela was taken first overall. Then, the fun began. Trevor Roberts was taken. Read More
  • WTH?!?!? +

    The rumors coming out of Las Vegas is that the town lost a total of 27 million dollars on 4/22/32. What is worse for them is they might be inline to lose another 87 million dollars by the end of June. Why do you ask? Well that is because just like the Cubs of yesteryear, the Blaze are shocking the world. They came in first place at the end of the season with the odds Read More
  • Who is Foster Field? +

    When the Blaze had to decide a new Head Coach for the 2031 season, they knew they had to do well. The Blaze minus a 2 year period, usually had a decent head coach, but they knew they needed a better than decent coach. After talking to the owner, GM Abcarian decided to go all in for 1 Head Coach and if he failed to sign, well it would be back to the drawing board. Read More
  • Retooled Marauders starting to gel +

    Retooled Marauders starting to gel The Minnesota Marauders are perennial playoff participants, but they’re tired of getting an invite and getting kicked out early. Coming off a disappointing regular season and round one exit last year, the team shook things up ahead of the 2031-32 season. The core of Andrew Evans, Andrew Lawler, and Tony Pence returns, and center Darwin Sabin opted to sign up for a second year in Minnesota after dipping his toe Read More
  • Retooled Marauders starting to gel +

    Retooled Marauders starting to gel The Minnesota Marauders are perennial playoff participants, but they’re tired of getting an invite and getting kicked out early. Coming off a disappointing regular season and round one exit last year, the team shook things up ahead of the 2031-32 season. The core of Andrew Evans, Andrew Lawler, and Tony Pence returns, and center Darwin Sabin opted to sign up for a second year in Minnesota after dipping his toe Read More
  • LA Chaos 2031 +

    A full season has passed since LA won the World Championship. They were unable to get past the Pioneers in the playoffs last season, so their hopes of a repeat were shot down as quickly as that 1-4 series ended. Fast forward to the offseason, draft and free agency. The primary goals for the franchise were to resign All-Star PF Geoffrey Askew, find a solution to the point guard problem and try to find another Read More
  • Labs drafting class +

    General Manager Hitch once again had top draft picks in the current draft. This year the team had the fourth, seventh and twenty-first. Years of losing have left the team with lottery picks the last couple of drafts. The Labs were lucky in last seasons draft as the balls fell the correct way. In 2029, the team selected point guard Cisco at number two and hit a home run with Penrod at number three. Last Read More
  • Marauders heating up heading into March +

    The regular season is heading down the home stretch, and the Minnesota Marauders are on a roll. Winners of 11 of their last 12, the Marauders enter March at 38-19 and in prime position atop the National West Division.  “It hasn’t always pretty, but I’m really pleased by the way we’re playing lately,” said Minnesota coach Byron Davis. “We’re really hitting our stride and playing like a team.” They can’t let up, with the Honolulu Read More
  • Staying Put! +

    The Sacramento Snipers are off to a 10-1 start and thought nothing could be better, the team was playing great basketball and are amongst the leader both team and individual stats, then the phone rang in Snipers GM Gerry Tessier’s office and it was Gregory Santiago’s agent requesting a meeting with him. It was the best news that Sacramento Snipers GM Gerry Tessier could have heard. Gregory Santiago wanted a contract extension worth $87,491,098.00 over Read More
  • 2030 OBWL Season Preview +

      2030 OBWL Season Preview Four-time All-OBWL and five-time All Star power forward John Newton and the Philadelphia Americans are looking to shove their way to the top of the competitive American East division. Read More
  • A Basketball Life Only a Few Can Match +

    In pro sports it's easy to get caught up in big time names, vocal heroes and super athlete's with all the talent in the world. Thomas Grundy may have been a great athlete but he he was far from being super talented or a big time name. The little known work horse went about his basketball career without chasing the spotlight, instead quietly living out his boyhood dream of winning championships on a team that Read More
  • New Season +

    Many general managers look at the draft as a way to fulfill the needs of their team. Some depend primarily on it, while others use free agents and trades to fill in their rosters. If you are a losing team, the draft could be that lifeline for success. It has been many years since GM Hitch has had a winning season(2020) In fact, it is even longer since his team has won a series in Read More
  • How They Do It, Part 1: The Draft +

      How They Do It, Part 1:  The Draft The #1 overall pick in the 2022 OBWL Rookie Draft, Snipers superstar Lynwood Emmert is the kind of franchise player that OBWL GMs covet on draft day. Read More
  • 2029 OBWL Finals Review +

      A Season of Firsts The Chaos reigned in the 2029 OBWL Finals as Los Angeles won its first Heikkinen Cup behind Playoff MVP Andrew Culbertson and a smothering, championship caliber defense, Read More

    Who would have thought that 2029 would be the year that Renato Ardoin would get his shot at a ring. Of course he is not the player he once was and is no longer the star of the Chaos, but he is still playing an important role for a team that is setting records for the franchise. Ardoin signed a 2 year deal last season to rejoin his old team, after spending 4 seasons with Read More
  • Aftershocks and Rumblings from Mt. Melanson +

    Portland, OR (AP) - With the dust settling from the regular season the Portland Lumberjacks have found themselves finished with the third worst record in the league - bittersweet news to a group of players who were mere inches away from a finals appearance two short seasons ago. "It's easy to second guess and play the what if game," said Yevgeny Ilgauskas of the 2027 playoffs against the Anaheim Archers, "in one game it was Will [William Read More
  • 2029 NatCon Playoff Snapshot +

      2029 NatCon Playoff Snapshot All OBWL 2nd Teamer and six-time All Star PF Udo Bach will lead the Honolulu Inferno in an exciting and highly competitive 4/5 matchup with PG Charles Ackerman and the Seattle Sea Dogs. Read More
  • 2029 AmCon Playoff Snapshot +

      2029 AmCon Playoff Snapshot Tampa Bay Tritons' Sixth Man of the Year and future Hall of Famer Colby Allan is on the hunt for his fourth championship ring heading into the 2029 OBWL Playoffs. Read More
  • Going Limp +

    PORTLAND, OR (AP) - The Portland Lumberjacks sit at 16-54 with less than a dozen games left and despite how dismal this season is, if they did not win one more game, they would still not have had the worst season in franchise history. That dubious honor goes to the 2021 Lumberjacks who had some players go on to a much higher profile - Jesse Yoshida and Ronald Richardson topping the list. With as bad as the Read More
  • Mt. Melanson Errupts on Muscle +

    Portland, OR - The Lumberjacks welcomed the Detroit Muscle to Joe Mufferaw Arena Friday night. Yet, amid this dismal seasons are laced beams of light. One of the few teams struggling as mightily as the Lumberjacks, the Muscle came in trying to even the season series at two apiece. Of note was the absence of small forward Edward Baranowski who recently broke his foot in a game against the Sharks. He has been replaced by the Read More
  • Portland Follies +

    Portland, OR (AP) - Tensions for the Lumberjacks seem to be coming to a head. Currently riding an 8 game losing streak fans have started to show up with bags on their heads and bringing cardboard cutouts to sit in the seats next to them. The organization has taken to pumping in fan noise and doing nightly promotions like giving all fans a free corn dogs when the team passes 125 points. The promotion has failed Read More
  • Labradors looking for a complete rebuild +

    York residents were excited when the city was able to bring in an OBWL pro team. Many knew it would be a long process before this team could be competitive, while others thought they could win just by showing up. The Labs general manager must have believed in the later. The Labradors are not a good team. At 10-37, the team is looking for another top five pick. The coaching staff have not been able Read More
  • 2029 OBWL All Star Game Preview +

      Stars Align for Midseason Showdown At just 24 years old, reigning OBWL Most Valuable Player Andrew Evans will be making his 5th appearance in the All Star Game. Read More
  • 4 Alarm Dumpster Fire +

    PORTLAND, OR - (AP) The Lumberjacks have been struggling mightily in the wake of former GM Callus. Callus, who spent 12 seasons in Portland, struggled mightily with bringing back the pride (not to mention the success) of the Yancy McCarthy or Holy Ghost eras. His tenure was a string of missed playoff seasons punctuated by a shining moment when a 42-38 team ascended (be it by skill or by luck) to the American Conference finals. They Read More
  • Marauders finding footing as season nears midway +

    The Minnesota Marauders are in a battle, but they won’t shy away from a fight. As the season nears the midway point, the Marauders (25-13) lead the National West Division by a narrow margin with the Honolulu Inferno and Seattle SeaDogs nipping at their heels. “It’s going to be a fight all year, but that’s the way we like it,” said Minnesota coach Byron Davis. “Iron sharpens iron, and we better be battle-tested come playoff Read More
  • The OBWL gets Woke +

      Ready or Not, the OBWL gets Woke The Denver Demons' trailblazing head coach, Emanuelle Rasmussen, becomes the first female and transgender coach in OBWL history. Read More
  • Marauders pick a pair with potential +

    The time for licking wounds is over. After untimely injuries derailed a tremendous regular season, the Minnesota Marauders began the process of preparing for another title run with the 2029 OBWL Draft. By virtue of finishing with the league’s top regular season record, the Marauders picked dead last in both the first and second round, but they feel like they came away with a couple of promising pieces. “That’s the price you pay for having Read More
  • Who is in town to sign? +

    Fans for both the Labradors and Huskies appeared to by excited today. Rumors had it that Clark was in town. The problem is that fans forgot there are two teams here now. So, which team is he going to sign with? Was he actually seen? Will he sign with either team or be selected further in the draft? Sources have also said that Blake Cain's private jet is arriving within the hour. Does he have Read More
  • Excitement in York +

    There is excitement in York as it is just hours before the draft. It isn't often that a team moves and has a top five pick the same year. The Labs not only have a top five pick, they have the second and third pick. There are rumors coming out that Hitch could trade out of the third overall pick. What kind of fool would do that? General Managers and fans have different ideas about Read More
  • 2029 Mock Draft +

      2029 Rookie Draft's Most Wanted New Mexico SF Justin Clark is among the most coveted prospects in the 2029 OBWL Rookie Draft class. Read More
  • 2028 OBWL Finals Review +

      A Series of Unfortunate Events 2028 Playoff MVP Wesley Lefler and the Pioneers scaled the mountainous challenge of the Boston Buzzards in an incredible seven game series. Read More
  • 2029 OBWL HoF Primer +

      2029 OBWL Hall of Fame Primer Read More
  • Dragoons on the move +

    It is official. The Dragoons have left Fort Worth. Amid a pandemic, moving trucks were seen leaving Fort Worth and heading to the airport. From there, the teams equipment was loaded on jets. Some were the owners private ones while others were rented. They were headed to Toronto as part of the deal to move the team from the States. The team owner, Blake Cain, originally lived there. He grew up in the area as Read More
  • Marauders season ends with a whimper +

    Marauders fans will forever wonder what might have been. The best record in the league and the OBWL MVP had Minnesota dreaming of a title, but it wasn’t in the cards. Late in the regular season, MVP Andrew Evans went on the IR with a heel injury, but the team still had the ammunition to cruise through round one against the Manhattan Swing 4-1 and fend off the London Knights 4-2 in round two. Their Read More
  • Marauders open conference finals with 112-100 win over Boston +

    The Minnesota Marauders picked up where they left off, building on the momentum of a big finish to round two with a resounding 112-100 win over the Boston Buzzards in game one of the conference finals. Minnesota started red hot, outscoring the Buzzards 30-18 in the first quarter, and their offense stayed hot, scoring 32 in the second and 36 in the third. They cooled off in the final frame, but the damage was already Read More
  • Marauders light up the Knights to advance to conference finals +

    The Minnesota Marauders’ title dreams are still alive after taking three-straight games to beat the London Knights 4-2. After dropping the series opener and later falling behind 1-2, the offense kicked into gear, topping the century mark in games four, five, and six. Coming off a 120-103 rout in game four, Tony Pence paced a 100-94 win in game five with a triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. Andrew Lawler added 20 Read More
  • Offense comes alive late as Marauders tie series 2-2 +

    Offense comes alive late as Marauders tie series 2-2 Just one game after they slept through a loss, the Minnesota Marauder offense came alive late in a 120-103 rout to even the series with the London Knights at 2-2. Trailing 83-80 heading into the fourth quarter, the Marauders exploded for 40 points in the final frame to pull away for the crucial win. It was a fantastic shooting night for the team as they shot Read More
  • Marauders even series with Knights with 97-82 game two win +

    Coming off a heartbreaking 98-96 loss in the opener, the Minnesota Marauders rebounded with a commanding 97-82 game two win to even their round two series with the London Knights. “The team knew how key it was to avoid going 0-2 at home if we wanted to stay in this series, and they responded,” said Minnesota coach Byron Davis. “We came out with great defensive intensity from the opening tip and never let up.” It Read More
  • Marauders smash the Swing, 110-76, to advance +

    The Marauders are moving on. With a convincing 110-76 rout of the Manhattan Swing, Minnesota has punched their ticket to round two. After a sluggish game four, the offense bounced back with a red hot showing. They exploded for 30 points in both the first and second quarters and 31 in the third. Leading by a commanding 91-63, the Marauders eased into the finish to win 110-76 and claim the series 4-1. Andrew Lawler led Read More
  • Marauders shake off sluggish effort to win game 3 +

    It wasn’t pretty, but it was a victory. The Minnesota Marauders shook off a sluggish night from most of their lineup to beat the Manhattan Swing 94-91 and take a commanding 3-0 series lead. Andrew Lawler and Tony Pence did all the heavy lifting to take the pressure off the squad. Lawler exploded for 39 points, including 7 of 13 on 3-pointers. Pence posted 31 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks. While the Read More
  • Minny takes Manhattan in game 2 +

    Minnesota kept the momentum rolling in game two, beating the Manhattan Swing 100-90. The Marauders came sprinting out of the gates with a 33-point first quarter and never looked back. They were paced by Tony Pence with 24 points, 14 rebounds, and 8 assists. Andrew Lawler added 22 points on 4-of-8 shooting on 3-pointers. Ervin Holmes was named Player of the Game for his 21-point, 14-rebound, 3-block effort.  Read More
  • Marauders sting the Swing in game 1 +

    So far, so good. Entering the playoffs with the league’s best record but without the league’s MVP, the Minnesota Marauders showed no ill effects in game one, pounding the Manhattan Swing 115-80. The defense was simply suffocating, bookending the game by limiting the Swing to just 13 points in both the first and fourth quarters. For the game, they, limited the Swing to 33% shooting from the floor. “When your lead scorer is out, you Read More
  • Evans injury sends Marauders scrambling +

    Riding high heading into the waning moments of the regular season, the Minnesota Marauders were sent crashing back to earth. Boasting the league's best record, the Marauders will have to make a go of it in the playoffs without MVP favorite Andrew Evans, who was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and will miss the rest of the season. "You simply can't replace a player of Andrew's caliber at any point of the calendar year, and certainly Read More
  • Dunn tapped to lead Marauders +

    As they set sail towards an OBWL title, the Minnesota Marauders will be taking commands from a new captain following the hiring of Chris Dunn as general manager. Dunn inherits a team sitting atop the National West Division and currently boasting the league’s best record. “I’m inheriting one of the best teams in the league, and that’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly. I like to think I’m smart enough to know what I don’t Read More
  • Dragoons in final days +

    The Dragoons have just five games left in Fort Worth. The team is moving to Canada next year in a brand new arena. This will drive new fans to the team and ownership expects the place to be filled up nightly. Just how long will fans come with a team that can't win games? Will the budget get expanded or reduced? What will it take to make a profit? This is the first team to Read More
  • 2028 OBWL All Star Game Preview +

      2028 OBWL All Star Game Preview Among the many amazing achievments in Charles Flowers' record-shattering career is the fact he has made the All Star team every season -- 12 in all -- that he has been in the OBWL.  Read More
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