Ian Allan Fantasy Sports Pioneer

By Emil Kadlec
Emil Kadlec

Ian Allan co-founded Fantasy Football Index in 1987. He and fellow journalism student Bruce Taylor launched the first newsstand fantasy football magazine as a class project at the University of Washington.

For more than three decades since that 1987 launch, Allan has written and edited most of the content published in Fantasy Football Index magazines, newsletters, and at www.fantasyindex.com. An exhaustive researcher, he may be the only person in the country who has watched at least some of every preseason football game played since in the early 1990s.

Allan has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and was a panelist on the first nationally televised fantasy football show in the early 1990s. He is a member of the Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame.

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