Fantasy Sports, Inc. was founded in 1983 by Cliff Charpentier and Tom Kane- both fantasy football players and successful businessmen. They knew the excitement of the game and wanted to bring it to thousands of others. They first developed the book “Fantasy Football Digest” which was first published in 1984 and one of their early tag lines was “Fantasy Sports’ Fantasy Football products are designed by players for players.” In 1998 Cliff came out with his first fantasy magazine, “Fantasy Football Draft Guide Magazine”.
They also produced one of the first league management software tools called “The Kommish Fantasy Football League Manager Software.”
Over the years, Cliff has written for, or has been interviewed by, publications such as The New York Times and SPORT magazine, as well as dozens of daily newspapers and many radio and television stations. Digest readers call Charpentier “the guru of Fantasy Football” and “the best scouting combine the Fantasy Football player ever had.” For four consecutive years, the Digest was rated the “First Pick” among Fantasy Football books by USA Today.
In 1995, Cliff appeared on the nationally televised Fantasy Football Prime Time Sports Reality Check-a show which presented a pre-season look at the NFL for Fantasy Football participants. In addition to Cliff, they featured the likes of Hank Stram, Gil Brant, and additional football experts representing publications such as Pro Football Weekly and The Sporting News.