What to watch with no live sports: Paul Pierce's big game vs. Nets in 2001

Nick Friar
March 21, 2020 - 6:45 am
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This whole “no live sports” thing is getting tiresome.

Listen to your team news NOW.

If you haven’t lost all hope and resorted to books with no pictures, I’ve got viewing options to get you through the self-quarantine. Use them however you see fit: as a guide, a jumping-off point or even a gauge of what you should socially distance yourself from. Whatever helps.

Here are some ideas for Saturday, March 21:

KALMAN’S PICK

Apparently, there was a TV series in 1960 called “Home Run Derby,” and the first episode featured Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle.

This recommendation comes from WEEI.com's Matt Kalman. Be sure to let him know how you feel about this throwback:

MOVIE

More movies are making the early jump to on-demand like Frozen II did recently. I know nothing about Hunt, Onward or Emma, but those three have each been made available. I planned to see The Invisible Man in theaters but, well, you know, self-isolation and everything. It got a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and 88% from the audience, so it seems like a safe bet. You can rent it on Amazon, VUDU and iTunes.

For Netflix users, I was scrolling through “Trending Now” on the app Friday and saw a few Indiana Jones movies pop up. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was one of them. Look, I know this whole experience isn’t ideal, but don’t resort to that movie, please.

ON TODAY

NBC Sports Boston is airing Paul Pierce’s big game against the New Jersey Nets on December 1, 2001. You can look up the stats if you want to know the significance fo the game, but there won’t be any spoilers here.

The broadcast starts at 7 p.m.

Also, if you missed ESPN’s recent reairing of 30 for 30: The Two Bills, it’s on again at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.