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Netflix’s New Movie Is the Key to Decoding Sean Payton’s Future

When Netflix announced in December that it was releasing a movie about the time Super Bowl–winning Saints head coach Sean Payton worked as an assistant on his son’s youth team, the football world took notice … but only to comment on how actor Kevin James doesn’t look at all like Payton.
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New Movies + Shows to Watch this Weekend: ‘Home Team’ on Netflix + More

Happy Friday, everyone! Everybody in the tri-state area is battering down the hatches in preparation for the nor’easter expected to hit the area sometime this weekend — but to be frank, we cannot wait to watch the snow fall outside while we snuggle up indoors with our screens. Even if you do not expect to be impacted by the storm, feel free to join in on the indoor movie and tv marathon this weekend. Whether you use Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or all of the above, your favorite streaming platforms are here to fill your snow days with brand new movies and shows to discover. The top new options on streaming this weekend are impressive, so let us here at Decider help you figure out what to watch this weekend and where to stream it.
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The Matrix Resurrections, Home Team, and every new movie you can watch from home

This weekend The Matrix Resurrections makes its debut on VOD just over a month following its premiere in theaters and on HBO Max. If you didn’t happen to catch Lana Wachowski’s cerebral return the Matrix series when it first came out, now’s the time to finally dust off your favorite pair of mirror-shades and jack in.
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Netflix's sports comedy Home Team is surprisingly based on a true story

Netflix's new comedy Home Team has a premise straight out of the underdog sports movie playbook, so it might surprise you that it's something that genuinely happened. The movie centres on NFL head coach Sean Payton (Kevin James) who, when he was suspended, goes back to his hometown in Dallas to coach his son's American Football school team.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Home Team’ on Netflix, Which Builds A Kids Sports Comedy Out Of A Real-Life NFL Scandal

Kevin James is New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton in Home Team (Netflix), which plays off the infamous “Bountygate” scandal of 2011 and ‘12 and sends the disgraced Payton on a journey of personal redemption as the pee wee football team of his son, who he left behind in a divorce. There are lessons to be learned for everyone in this typical sports comedy, but since it’s a Happy Madison production, there’s also a helmet full of lowest common denominator humor.
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‘Home Team’ True Story: What To Know About Sean Payton, the NFL Coach Behind the Kevin James Movie

There are plenty of movies nowadays are based on a true story, but usually, those true stories are inspiring dramas about growing up in the ’70s or loving biopics that highlight a cultural icon. Rarely are they jovial Adam Sandler-produced comedies starring Kevin James as a professional football coach who is most famous for being involved in a plot to injure players. And yet, that’s exactly what Netflix’s Home Team—a comedy based on the true story of Sean Payton that began streaming today—is.
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‘Home Team’ Review: Kevin James Turns Around a Sixth-Grade Football Team’s Fortunes in a Stale Family Comedy

For a few minutes at the very outset, “Home Team” threatens to be more interesting than it looks. Announcing itself in the opening credits as based on a true story, Charles and Daniel Kinnane’s film opens on the New Orleans Saints’ victory in the 2010 Super Bowl — an unlikely triumph for coach Sean Payton that was tainted two years later by his suspension over the Bountygate scandal, which saw the Saints accused of paying out bonuses to injure rival players. It’s a morally murky context in which to introduce the protagonist of a family-friendly sports comedy, and you may...
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'Home Team' advantage: Gino talks with cast of new movie coming to Netflix

Two years after NFL head coach Sean Payton is suspended, he goes back to his hometown and finds himself reconnecting with his 12-year-old son by coaching his Pop Warner football team. Gino Salomone recently sat down with Kevin James and Taylor Lautner to discuss their new movie, "Home Team."
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Taylor Lautner Returns to Acting in ‘Home Team’ On Netflix As a Long-Suffering Pee Wee Coach

From 2008 to 2012, Taylor Lautner was one of the most famous actors on the planet. After all, he was Jacob from the Twilight franchise, the sexy romantic rival to Robert Pattinson, best known for his rippling abdominal muscles and his tendency to transform into a CGI wolf. But when the Twilight franchise came to a close, and Lautner’s co-stars catapulted to A-lister status, Lautner had a few smaller roles, a run on the Ryan Murphy series Scream Queens, and then eventually, stopped acting altogether, with no new credits since 2018. His absence had many Twilight fans asking, “Where the hell you been, loca?!” (Sorry.)
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Concord Monitor

Boys’ hockey: Bow drops tough one at home to Hanover

In the midst of the top and toughest division of New Hampshire boys’ hockey, being one of the younger squads means every game will present new challenges, opportunities and potentials on how to progress. Bow hasn’t been an exception to that generalization, and as the comparatively inexperienced team continues...
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Tallahassee Southern Kings announce they will be playing their home games at TCC

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - In addition to having high school and college hoops here in Tallahassee, we’re also welcoming a professional team. While not everyone can make it to the NBA‚ it doesn’t mean they’re not good enough to go pro but there may not be enough slots or opportunities. But with teams like the Tallahassee Southern Kings it can turn these hoop dreams into reality.
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NFL home-field advantage was endangered before the pandemic. Now it’s almost extinct.

The value of home-field advantage has long been ingrained in the NFL. Home teams track the decibel level of the crowd on their scoreboards. Coaches at midweek news conferences implore fans to show up and be loud. Analysts discuss it all season in relation to the playoff race. Bookmakers bake it into their point spreads.
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