“Silly Little Game” dives deep into the untold origins of the fantasy sports phenomenon, spotlighting ten pioneers, led by Daniel Okrent, who congregated in a modest chicken diner to birth the inaugural Rotisserie League. Their whimsical tale takes a journey from these casual gatherings to the creation of a booming fantasy sports realm.

However, an unexpected twist reveals that, despite founding a $4 billion industry, none of the original architects gained financially or remained players in the game they innovated. This documentary captures the essence of passion, unforeseen innovation, and the quirks of destiny.

Silly Little Game | April 20, 2010 (United States) 6.4
Director: Lucas Jansen, Adam KurlandWriter: Lucas Jansen, Adam KurlandStars: Jennifer Appel, Mark Cajigao, Nate DernSummary: Charts the origins of fantasy sports games from a small lunchtime group known as the rotisserie league to the multi-million dollar industry it is today. The show also explores how none of the founders made money or even play the game anymore.


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