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NFL At 100: Fantasy football all too real in sports culture

Kyle Rudolph is now in his ninth season with the Minnesota Vikings, the team that drafted him in 2011. He's had a stable career with just that franchise, but he was involved in at least one significant trade.

In his father's fantasy football keeper league.

"My dad actually did not draft me when I came out," Rudolph said. "One of his buddies did, and my dad traded for me, so I'm on his team to this day."

The image of a father rooting on his son because of the fantasy implications is amusing to think about, but Rudolph's endearing anecdote may be reasonably common nowadays.