Detroit entrepreneurs tap into “rotisserie” sports — an estimated $800-million-a-year Dungeon-and-Dragons-for-jocks industry.
On any given Sunday in the United States, millions of fantasy football players fade out of their everyday reality and into a Walter Mitty-esque landscape of top echelon professional sports heroics.
Like musket-toting civil war re-enactors and mead-drinking renaissance festival lords, players in fantasy sports leagues forsake the drudgery of accounting offices, assembly lines, honey-do lists, laundry and lawn work — spending an estimated $800 million annually to play “let’s pretend.”
The costume is no more than a favorite jersey or cap. The stage is set in the comfort of the living room, local pub or best buddy’s basement.