OBWL News Archive

  • 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
  • LA CHAOS SURGES INTO THE OBWL FINALS +

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2028 Rising Stars Preview +

      Tales from Tomorrowland The #1 overall pick in the 2028 OBWL Rookie Draft, the Sun Kings' Rusty Villatoro has been the runaway favorite for Rookie of the Year. Read More
  • 2028 OBWL All Star Skills Contests +

      2028 OBWL All Star Skills Contests Marauders PG Andrew Lawler, shooting 49% from three this season, is one of the favorites entering this year's Three Point Showdown. Read More
  • Flowers Gets Knighted +

    It finally happend. It was an open secret around the league that London coveted Charles Flowers, the greatest player of all time. The infatuation began during the 2022 playoffs when Flowers and Toronto knocked off top seeded London. Flowers dominated the Knighst to the tune of 28 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks over 5 games. And that was with Jean Larry in his prime defending him.General Manager Jian Lian: "There wasn't a thing we Read More
  • Dragoons Rumors +

    The Dragoons are once again at the bottom of the league. The General Manager is again on the hot seat. Will the owner fire him before the team moves to Toronto next year? NPSE reporter, Joe Know-It, is reporting that Fort Worth has been shopping Motley. Could Kersey or others be available too? After all, a nine win season won't get the team to the playoffs. The reporter says there were several teams with interest. Read More
  • Rasmussen still disappeared - Chaos in Denver once again +

    This blog is deliverd by Chuck Tankman, Denver Demons insider. The 64 year old Denver native is writing this column for a single purpose: telling the truth about the Demons and consequently chasing GM Klaus von Meyerinck out of office. Chemistry is a delicate thing. It can work wonders: Nitro and glycerin. Twelve pounds of seafood spaghetti and two liters of Coke zero as the average lunch for Denver Demons GM Klaus von Meyerinck. It Read More
  • Los Angeles Among The Best In 2028 +

    The Los Angeles Chaos have held down the best record in the league until just recently. A short string of losses has changed the standings up a bit, but the Chaos are still sitting near the top. They are currently tied for the 6th best record in the league and tied for 3rd place in the American Conference. For a team that did not make the playoffs last year, this is a big improvement. The Read More
  • London Starts Season +

    London is 7-3 after the first 10 games of the season. The Knights went into the offseason with many questions. The main one being if the team could find more scorers to compliment Jose Owens. That seems to be addressed. Its still too early to tell definitively but the team is averaging 108 points per game, 4th best in the league. While the offense seems to be humming, the defense has fallen and allowing 104 Read More
  • Is This The Year of The Blair? +

    It is a new season for the Storm and hopefully, they can be a contender for the 8 seed this season, putting them in the playoffs for the 3rd time under Prince Amour. San Diego entered the off-season with just four players under contract and needed to make some moves during the draft and free agency. Power Forward Blair Call led the team last season, taking a front seat to veteran Gary Williams. If that Read More
  • Ardoin Returns +

    The Los Angeles Chaos have had a lot of changes to the franchise this year. The changes were needed after missing the playoffs last season. The news most people can't stop talking about is the Return of All-Star guard/forward and 3-time three point champion, Renato Ardoin. Renato spent the majority of his career in LA and racked up a lot of nice awards. He was considered one of the best players in the league for Read More
  • 2028 Rookie Draft Recap +

      2028 Rookie Draft Recap Many draft experts felt that Colorado guard Rusty Villatoro, drafted #1 overall by the St. Louis Sun Kings, was the most "OBWL ready" player in the 2028 rookie draft. Read More
  • American War Chest Recruits Sniper and Marauder +

    Excited Philly fans rejoice in their teams free agency acquisitio of Sacramento's Troy Howse and Hector Briley from Minnesota. The Reigning division champion's promised an injection of talent with their huge war chest and fans were not disappointed. To add to the hype Philly also managed a trade deal with the Boston Buzzards which brings in a future first round draft pick and Richard Burke II in exchange for the rights to Stephen Grizzle. "We Read More
  • Dragoons look to start the season +

    The Dragoons General Manager has taken a beating in the public. Others have beat him up on prior moves, transactions and bids. The heat has been heavy. The team would have had the fifth overall pick in this years draft. However, a prior trade gave up the pick for what ended up being a later first rounder. The team will be playing their last year in Fort Worth. Fans would love a championship before the Read More
  • Denver's HC Rasmussen AWOL at worst possible time +

    This blog is deliverd by Chuck Tankman, Denver Demons insider. The 64 year old Denver native is writing this column for a single purpose: telling the truth about the Demons and consequently chasing GM Klaus von Meyerinck out of office. There's a saying in Demons GM Klaus von Meyerinck's native country Germany: "Ich glaub, ich steh im Wald", which by word by word translation would read something like "I believe I am standing in a Read More
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