It's difficult to imagine the present day sports landscape without fantasy sports. The various games, played by hundreds of millions all over the world have changed the way that fans and even major networks interact with sports and present it to the world.

According to ESPN's 30 for 30, the official start of "rotisserie" fantasy sports came when Dan Okrent, a former public editor of the New York Times, created a fantasy baseball league with his associates in a restaurant called La Rotisserie Francaise in New York in 1980. The league Okrent started was similar to modern fantasy baseball, and only used National League players.

Fantasy sports continued to grow in popularity gradually, but the industry exploded in the mid-nineties, when the internet entered homes.

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