SFB was previously the FFOasis Invitational as a reader league for my site FFOasis. I closed that site in early April of 2014 and the tournament needed a new name and home. I took the question to twitter and "The Fishbowl / The Scott Fish Bowl" was the clear cut winner. SFB just has a great ring to it.
Mike Clay of Pro Football Focus won the first ever SFB (then FFOasis Invitational). He did it in historic / dramatic fashion. Yours truly ran the table as the top team from week 1 through week 15 and Mike had an absolutely enourmous final week of the playoffs to win the overall title by 15 points. At the time, the league was 96 teams.
In the summer/fall of 2012 I had a pregnant wife and several out of town weddings of friends that led me to cancel the prestigious tournament. In 2013, the Invitational made it's glorious return and had more interest than ever. We brought in 120 teams.
Every year since, the tournament has grown exponentially with the incredible support of the fantasy football industry getting together for a fun event and good causes. It now features every big name in the fantasy industry and many celebrities.
Scott started playing fantasy football in 1992. It was a dynasty league but has now turned into a keeper league and still exists.
Scott joined a started writing in the fantasy industry in 2005, a few years before created his own site in 2008 called FFOasis which became well known for being the only devy resource out there and one of the bigger IDP resources. He is credited with creating devy in the 90s and was the first one to write, podcast, and produce devy content in the fantasy industry. In 2014 he closed up shop and went to Dynasty League Football. In 2017, Scott started a full time job in the industry with what is now Sportshub Games Network. He now runs their SafeLeagues and Throwback commissioner services. He can be found on the longest running fantasy football radio show now in syndication on iHeart Radio – Fantasy Football Weekly.
Scott Fish is creator of the world famous ScottFishBowl which is the largest pro-am league in the fantasy industry. His goal is to convince every league he can to donate one entry fee to charity. In 2018 he was named one of the Athletic’s Persons of the Year alongside people like Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, and Larry Fitzgerald. You can check out his article here. In January of 2020, he received the FSGA's Humanitarian of the year award for 2019 for his efforts raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity and for pushing the mindset in the community that if we each give a little bit with our hobby, we can do a lot of good.
He has become known as one the most respected commissioners in the entire fantasy industry and his major passions include helping his fantasy football community family and charitable work.