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Entertainment of the Week: January 4th – 10th

NFL: Colts at Bills
This matchup stands out for me more than the rest this weekend. The Bills have one of the most fun fan bases out there and get to host a first round playoff game. I can’t even imagine how well the folding table businesses are going to do this weekend, as I expect thousands to be destroyed during the tailgate for this one. I also expect the Bills to take care of business. They’ve been solid all year and Josh Allen is an absolute stud of a quarterback. On the other sideline stands veteran quarterback, 9 time father, and super bowl seeker Philip Rivers. In his first season with the Colts, Rivers has put up typical Rivers numbers and led the Colts back to the playoffs. I’d love to see them make a run, but only if Rivers plays very well. I’ll be rooting for the Colts, but I’m banking on the Bills to move on to the next round. Tune in for this one Saturday at 1:05 pm.


NBA: Milwaukee Clippers at Warriors
It’s not often that teams play back to back in the NBA during the regular season, but fans will be blessed with two solid squads facing off both Wednesday and Friday night this week. I’m choosing Friday as the game of the week though because I think that however the first game goes will lead to a heavily contested and passionate Friday night game. The loser is going to want to get revenge and also avoid a 2 game sweep. On top of that any little skirmishes or battles on Wednesday will be fresh in the memory banks going into Friday night. Curry just went off for 62 points on Sunday night in a Warriors win, so he’ll be feeling it going into this matchup, but Paul George has also been putting together solid games for the Clippers, and will be ready to show that he’s one of the best all-around players in the NBA. Check out this upcoming immediate grudge match on Friday at 10 pm.


Premier League: No matches this week
If you’re like me these one week breaks constantly surprise you and lead to disappointment when you’re ready to watch some quality premier league soccer. Unfortunately this is one of those weeks so we’re just going to have to be patient. Watch the movie below to fill the void!


Netflix Movie of the Week: Catch Me if You Can
Catch Me if You Can has it all. A young Leonardo DiCaprio expertly playing a con artist, a great complimentary performance by Tom Hanks, appearances from plenty of other great actors, and a captivating story from start to finish. It’s directed by Steven Spielberg and scored by John Williams. If that resume doesn’t get you excited to watch this movie I can’t imagine what will. If there was ever a time to offer up the Influential Gentleman stamp of approval, it’s now. I don’t want to give any more information on this one because it truly is a great movie and doesn’t really need much of a sales pitch besides the above revelations of actors, director, and composer. Give this one a go and let me know what you think.

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