Many Wesleyan students start to seem distracted every year come Fall. For many, September is the most important month of the year. Why you ask? Labor Day weekends at the lake with friends? Nope. The beginning of Fall and the feel of crunching leaves underneath your feet? Nope. Starting to get spooky in preparation for Halloween? Possibly, but none of these things even come close to the level of commitment and excitement that fantasy football awakens in Wesleyan students every September.
Fantasy football breaks bonds and creates chaos, giving the NFL its meaning and worth. Without fantasy football, the NFL would be nothing.
Played by girls, guys and all grade levels, fantasy football allows people to create imaginary teams made up of real professional football players. In 1962, Wilfred Winkenbach, one time Oakland Raiders limited partner, created the first recorded fantasy football team. It was created for fans to feel like they had a more active role in the NFL.