I first discovered WIS in November 2001 when I was buying/playing Lance Haffner sports simulation games, which were really rather horrible DOS versions. They promised Windows versions of the games in 2002 and it never happened lol. I only ran a few exhib basketball teams with/on WIS back then, I forgot about it, then re-stumbled upon it in May 2003, when I bought my first team. I was in email discussions with TK to do sales for WIS back in late 2003 because I thought WIS was "the best website no one's ever heard about", but eventually I was turned down.
A few people have wondered how this game/site would have fared had ESPN bought it (they were in the running apparently) as opposed to FOX Sports, and I personally think it would be eons better/further along than it is currently. FOX Sports has just never given 2 ***** about this site...apparently they've put a lot of time/resources into other avenues, which is funny because, again, their fantasy sports products are far and away the worst of any of the major outlets...figures though, right?