Rick Wolf Fantasy Sports Pioneer

By Emil Kadlec
Emil Kadlec

Rick Wolf started working for IBM's Prodigy in 1987 and was part of the first online sports game including the baseball manager. He worked for Prodigy until 1995 when he took a job with SportsLine USA. By 1997 SportsLine became CBS SportsLine.

In 1998 Rick was pivotal in the partnership with Commissioner.com which eventually led to relationships with MLB and NFL helping to legitimize the fantasy sports hobby within mainstream America.

Following this, he began working with All-Star stats and in 2006 NBC Universal purchased All-Star stats which also included Rotoworld and sandbox at the time. From 2006 to 2011 Rick was the director of business development for NBC Sports digital.

He was also on the board of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association as chairman from 2002 to 2006 and treasurer from 2016 to 2018. In 2011 Rick was introduced into the fantasy sports Hall of Fame.

He has currently been the president of FA media LLC which includes fantasyalarm.com. He also has had a Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio show with Glenn Colton since 2012 called "Colton and the Wolfman."

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