Day 1 & 2: Brooms Anyone?

For the benefit of those who are new to the game, I'll make it easier for you... pick the player from the losing team. Stick to that and you'll be fine ;) Look at my picks...

Outside of Rockets and Griz fans, who would really bet against the Warriors and the Spurs? The West's top two seeds are looking ripe and ready for a championship run. It's too early for talks of sweeps, but of all matches, these are the most likely to finish early.

The Warriors' record-breaking 73 wins is not a fluke. Believe it baby! They are charging like a freight train! The Rockets' chemistry is a wreck this year. Talent was able to get them the 8th seed, but I believe that's as far as that can bring them. James Harden will try to strike early because he knows a Game 1 win is the only thing that can turn this around in a big way.

The Spurs are always in the mix. 40 home wins -- that's unheard of, and they do win on the road consistently too! The Grizzlies are a beat-up squad. A long list of injuries and a revolving door for a roster. There is no way they can match up to the Spurs. Zach Randolph is a safe pick as maybe (just maybe) he can exploit Duncan's age and Aldridge's subpar D.

We have many veteran followers who have other tricks up their sleeves. Look for their thoughts in the comments.

Good luck!

Drive & Slam notes: For the site's simplicity of maintenance...
* All picks for April 16 close at 12:30 PM ET (New York). You had 24 hours to do the pick. Anyone who misses a pick will be given the lowest PRABS score just this once only.
* No live / real-time results yet
* Cut-off times are getting improved upon as soon as resource allows

How To Pick

We're doing a basic picking system. It's pretty lame, but it will get better and changed as we go along.

Here's how to pick:

  1. Go to and login
  2. My Picks
  3. Pick for new gameday
  4. Clone
  5. Enter pick, for example
  • Date: 04/16/2016
  • Team: DAL
  • Player: Dirk Nowitzki
Repeat until you create picks for at most 05/01/2016.

Alright gotta sleep. Catch you all later.

Picks Start Friday Noon New York Time

The picks page is already functional, just working out the tiny bits to make it smoother before we let you all see it. I'll send out an email to all via Drive & Slam when it's ready Friday noon EDT. Thank you for your patience.

Now, will my Mavs finally get out of the first round? :P

UPDATE: Almost there!!!  Wait a few minutes, I'll post a blog entry for the picks entry.

[Drive & Slam] Leagues

Here you go guys, join/create leagues and invite your friends in:

How to join leagues
  1. Tap on Leagues tab
  2. Choose and tap on a league
  3. Tap on Subscribe to group
  4. Tap on Join
How to invite friends to join league
  1. Tap on Leagues tab
  2. Tap on your league
  3. Tap on Group tab
  4. Tap on Invite People
  5. Input email address of friends
  6. Tap on Invite user(s)
How to create a league
  1. Tap on Leagues tab
  2. Tap on Create new league
  3. Tap on Group tab
  4. Tap on Invite People
  5. Input league name
  6. Tap on Save
How to add members to league (league owners only)
  1. Tap on Leagues tab
  2. Tap on your league
  3. Tap on Group tab
  4. Tap on Add People
  5. Input usernames
  6. Tap on Add Users
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