Fantasy Boom Under Rodger Goodell’s Reign Has Jolted NFL Landscape

Whole New Game: How fantasy football’s explosion during Roger Goodell’s 10 years as commissioner has changed way we cover, follow and consume NFL


The line between fantasy and reality has blurred the NFL universe, prompting an eruption that has taken the sport to new levels.

The fantasy boom under Roger Goodell’s 10-year stewardship has jolted the league landscape by changing how we discuss, view and think about football.

For better or worse, the NFL’s heightened popularity is rooted in a nerdy game born in a New York hotel more than a half century ago. The late Wilfred Winkenbach’s brain child has spawned a new NFL, where PPR, RBBC and Sleepers have become a part of the lexicon and the thirst for information is never quenched.


Fantasy Boom Under Roger Goodell’s Reign Has Jolted NFL Landscape.
By Manish Mehta

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