The basis of modern Fantasy Football was developed by Wilfred Winkenbach in 1962, laying the blueprint for a League that was known by what acronym? – 2017

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The basis of modern Fantasy Football was developed by Wilfred Winkenbach in 1962, laying the blueprint for a League that was known by what acronym?



GOPPPL




Focusing on AFL offensive skill players, Winkenbach’s blueprint laid the groundwork for what would come to be known as the GOPPPL (Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Procrastinators League). Upon his return to Oakland, Winkenbach organized the inaugural eight teams, which consisted of individuals who met one of the following qualifications:




An administrative affiliate of the AFL
A journalist with direct relation to pro football
Someone who has purchased or sold 10 season tickets for the Raiders’ 1963 season

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