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More Conservative Praise for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

This most thoughtful and very entertaining show portrays the languid hedonism of today’s high-school life (even or especially in small football-crazed Texas towns) with unflinching realism but without overt moralizing. That means, of course, that the life of the winning coach is portrayed as the very opposite of languid and hedonistic. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is on tonight at 8 on NBC. Be watching or at least say that you are when the ratings people call.

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I played against Odessa Permian during the late 80’s and they were tough as nails.

Haven’t seen the show, read the book, which our team was mentioned when we played them in regionals and lost. Watched the film, while based on the book, is not based on the same year span as in the book.

While my high school was sued because the band performed Christian music, no one could sue when I, and many, if not most, of my teammembers, after a game, would take one knee, join hands, invite the other team to do the same with us, and recite the Lord’s Prayer.

Not a darn thing anyone could do because it was totally student initiated and lead, besides being the right thing to do after a hard game of Texas football!

Oh, for clarificaion, the book and the film ’Friday Night Lights’ was about the Texas Odessa Permian Panthers football team, in case anyone was wondering.

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