Emil Kadlec Biography | Fantasy Football

By Emil Kadlec
Emil Kadlec

Mr. Emil Kadlec serves as the President of Fantasy Sports Publications, Inc, the largest publisher of Fantasy Football magazines, started publishing in 1990. Fantasy Sports Publications distributes over 800,000 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-founded 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 thought 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.

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.