Rochester, NH (August 26, 2013) – Advanced Sports Logic, Inc. (ASL), the maker of The Machine family of fantasy football tools, announced today a series of three (3) fantasy football drafts where a human using The Machine will take on renowned fantasy football expert and SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio Host Ray Flowers, also known as The Oracle.  The challenge will consist of the three drafts live on Real-Time Fantasy Sports (

  • Draft 1:  Monday August 26th at 10:00 PM ET
  • Draft 2:  Thursday August 29th at 10:00 PM ET
  • Draft 3:  Tuesday September 3rd at 1:00 PM ET

First, there was Deep Blue competing against chess champion Garry Kasparov.  Then, there was Watson competing against Jeopardy super champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.  Now, we have created a best of three leagues series where a human getting advised by The Machine will go head-to-head against fantasy football expert Ray Flowers.

“We invented The Machine to make it easier to play fantasy football competitively.  We want all sports fans to be able to play fantasy football with confidence,” said Leonard LaPadula, CEO. “Ray Flowers is one of the best fantasy football players there is and it is time to put our win-based math to the test against the best of the best."

“When presented with this challenge, I was intrigued,” said Ray Flowers, aka The Oracle. “I checked out The Machine and even though the math is good, it is no match for football knowledge and drafting experience."

The results of the three drafts will be published on Flowers will provide his analysis of each draft in an exclusive online column for USA TODAY Sports. He’ll take a look at the top picks in the draft and compare how his team stacks up against The Machine. The columns will be a featured component of USA TODAY Sports’ celebration of “Fantasy Football Week in America,” which will run from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, leading up to the start of the regular season. Complete Fantasy Football