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Emil Kadlec Biography | Fantasy Football
Mr. Emil Kadlec serves as the President of Fantasy Sports Publications, Inc, the largest publisher of Fantasy Football magazines, which started publishing in 1990. Fantasy Sports Publications distributes over 500,000 copies of four Fantasy Football magazines annually. Also was the first fantasy service to forecast player stats and fantasy points starting in 1990.
He is also co-founder of the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) which had its inaugural draft in 2002, the original high-stakes Fantasy contest, which spawned a whole new industry. And followed that up with the WCOFB, the first high-stakes Fantasy Baseball contest in 2003. The WCOFF was the inaugural winner of the Matthew Berry "Game Changer" award in 2018.
In 1992 he started a fantasy football radio show locally on Sunday nights and is a co-founder of the FootballDiehards.com radio show on the SIRIUS/XM fantasy channel.
He started FootballDiehards.com website in 1996 (fspnet.com) which has been a leader in fantasy football information and tools to help managers draft and manage their teams through the season. Emil is a co-founder and vice president of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association and was inducted into the FSWA writers Hall Of Fame and was a six-year board member of the Fantasy Sports trade Association, FSTA.
Emil created the Draft Master style (Best Ball) fantasy football leagues/contests when he was a member of FanEx in 1998. Best Ball fantasy has now become a mainstream format.
Emil is also a co-founder of the Fantasy Football World Championships (FFWC) and created Fantasy Nation's unique national manager rankings.
One of his latest projects was to create a Fantasy Sports Pioneer historical video series. This is a major project to record videos of the people who created the hobby and industry of fantasy sports.
Emil was inducted into the Fantasy Sports and Gaming Association Hall of Fame in 2021. See video acceptance speech.
Emil has a Masters degree, in Electrical Engineering and is a co-author of one patent. He and his wife Maria are working on a book about southwestern Indian pottery. Part of his diverse personality flaws is enjoying challenges. Currently, Emil and Maria are attempting to grow blueberries in a desert environment - looks like the desert is winning at this point. However, we had a nice crop in 2020 and are catching up with the Desert.
Also an OLD chess player from around 1969 - 70. Phil Rodriguez taught me to play the game and I ended up playing for my high school chess team. We took 2nd place in the city tournament my senior year. I have loved the game for decades and I wish I have more time to play!
Emil Kadlec Citations & References
Prestigious, Inaugural Winner of the Matthew Berry Game Changer Award for WCOFF Event
Matthew Berry Game Changer Award for WCOFF Event Video
Emil Kadlec interviewed about the Matthew Berry Game Changer Award
FSWA HOF Inaugural class
Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame
Best Publication - Football Diehards Magazine 2016 & 2017
Best Publication - Football Diehards Pro Forecast Magazine 2013
Best Publication - Football Diehards CheatSheets Magazine 2010
Fantasy Football Associations and Community Support
Vice President of Fantasy Sports Writers Association
FullTime Fantasy Football Hall of Fame Induction
Dun and Bradstreet - Fantasy Sports Publications, Inc
FANTASY FOOTBALL PRO FORECAST - MEDIA OUTLET INFORMATION
Lenny Pappano - Reference owner
Fantasy Football World Championships acquisition - Referenced
The Fantasy Sports Association Board of Directors
The Fantasy Sports Writers Association - Founder and Hall of Fame Inductee
Gary Davenport 2013 Web Article of the Year Award - referenced
Committed: Confessions of a Fantasy Football Junkie By Mark St. Amant - Quoted
American History Through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse By Danielle Sarver Coombs, Bob Batchelor - Interviewed
Wrote with wife and donated to the library.
Special Collections: translation of New Mexico Marriages - Pueblo y Mission de San Ildefonso 1725-1880
Interview with Lenny Pappano, co-Owner WCOFF.com - Quoted
Emil Kadlec - interviewed about history of fantasy football
Interviewed about the WCOFF Event
Fantasy Football The Next Level: How to Build a Championship Team Every Season By David Dorey - quoted
Fantasy Football and the First Fifty Years - quoted
KOAT TV's Shellye Leggett interviews Emil Kadlec & Bill Robertson
Emil Kadlec Interview on CNBC TV by Scott Wapner
FullTime Fantasy Podcast with Dennis and the Matt's
Fantasy Football Diehards Weekly Podcasts
Fantasy Football Roundtable with Emil Kadlec
Red vs Blue Friday Night Football - Emil Kadlec reveals the 2010 High Stakes Football Manager Rankings
Football Diehards founder Emil Kadlec stops by to discuss the upcoming week 10 NFL games.
Scott Atkins Hosts - The FFWC w/ Emil Kadlec & Ian Ritchie
Red vs Blue Friday Night Football - Special Guest Emil Kadlec
SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio Football Diehards Show
Best Ball All-Stars League
FFToday Expert's Auction Draft
Bleacher Report - Quote and Reference of Emil Kadlec
NFL.com experts draft with Expert Emil Kadlec
Huddle expert auction league: 12 team - with Expert Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards Twitter
Fantasy Nation Twitter
Football Diehards Facebook
Fantasy Nation Facebook
Pro Forecast Magazine - Editor-In-Chief
Cheat Sheet Magazine - Editor-In-Chief
Fantasy Pros - Emil Kadlec
World Heritage Encyclopedia
Pro Forecast Magazine - Editor-In-Chief
Living in the NFL’s Fantasy World
Charlie Wiegert Fantasy Sports Pioneer - interview by Emil Kadlec
Article reference - Emil Kadlec Godfather of the industry after starting the World Championship
High-Stakes Contest - reference
Fantasy Sports Pioneers interviewed by Emil Kadlec
co-owner of Football Diehards
Fantasy Nation CEO
San Ildefonso Pueblo, The People, The Pottery, The Painting