History of Fantasy Football

The origins of fantasy football can be traced back to Oakland in 1962, to Wilfred “Bill” Winkenbach, owner of the Superior Title Co. in the Bay Area and limited partner in the Oakland Raiders.

During a particularly long cross-country trip amid a nightmarish (1–13) Raiders season, Winkenbach, along with Raiders public relations employee Bill Tunnel and Oakland Tribune reporter Scott Stirling, developed the rules…

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