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Entertainment of the Week: March 8th – 14th

NBA: Celtics at Nets
The story of the year is the Super Team that the Brooklyn Nets have assembled with the new Big 3 of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. Well, it’s time to add another member to that dominant roster. While clearly not the same as he once was, Blake Griffin is still a great player. And after leaving Detroit and going to a championship-caliber team I think we might see a resurgence in his game, much like we saw in Carmelo Anthony when the Portland Trailblazers took a chance on him. Either way, this team is just ridiculous and I think it would be embarassing if they didn’t win a championship this year. That being said, I hope they don’t. The Boston Celtics have fantastic young talent in Jalen Brown and Jayson Tatum. I’d love to see them take it to the Nets this week and show them that just because you buy great players doesn’t make you a great team. This contest is Thursday, March 11th at 7:30 pm on TNT, which means make sure to check out NBA on TNT to see Charles Barkley beforehand and at halftime, because he’s hilarious.

 

NHL: Golden Knights at Blues
I suggested this exact matchup a little over a month ago, promising a high-scoring game. That game ended in a 6-5 thriller in overtime, so I’m going to bring the matchup back again for this week’s game of the week. These two are still first (Las Vegas Golden Knights) and second (St. Louis Blues) in the West, just like last time. They have two of the top offenses in the league, just like last time. So, I’m going to assume that just like last time, this is going to be a great game. Even better, this is the back end of a back-to-back between these two teams, which means that any drama in the first game will still be very fresh during this one. All of that is a recipe for an awesome contest. I’m going to say it’ll once again be high scoring, at least 3 goals each, and end one or two goals apart max. Check this game out Saturday, March 13th at 8 pm.

 


Premier League: West Ham at Manchester United

West Ham is somehow still in contention for a top 4 spot, currently residing in 5th place in the Premier League. Manchester United, on the other hand, is in 2nd, and just upset Manchester city, who had won 20 games in a row. That upset was last week’s game of the week, where I called that there was a possibility that Manchester United would win in a tight contest after scoring an early goal. My games of the week for Premier League have been pretty on point every week, so I’m guaranteeing another exciting one this Sunday. It’s at Old Trafford, so Manchester United definitely has a huge advantage. I think West Ham will play with a lot of energy and attack early, but I’d anticipate Manchester United overwhelms West Ham in the second half and comes away with a 2 goal lead to win the contest. I hope I’m wrong though. I’d love to see West Ham take advantage of a possibly complacent Man U after beating the best team in the league. Check this one out Sunday, March 12th at 3:15 pm.

 

 

Netflix Movie of the Week: I am Legend
I am Legend is a solid post-apocalyptic movie starring Will Smith. In the film Smith’s character, Dr. Robert Neville, is seemingly the last human alive, stranded in New York. He is, however, not alone. Flashbacks show that a company has genetically engineered a measles virus to cure cancer. However, this “cure” ends up causing a massive infection outbreak that leaves humans in vampire-like states. In the past few months people have been comparing the movie to what is going on today, saying that the vaccine could have crazy repercussions. While this is obviously not going to be the case, it’s a fun comparison because of the similarities. The movie is definitely intense though, as the filming and tone really puts you in the shoes of someone who believes they are potentially the last man alive, while having an imminent threat all around. Fortunately the vampire-like humans sleep during the day and can’t go outside in the sun, but that’s little consolation to how stressful that situation would be. Check this one out on Netflix and let me know what you think.

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