Topic: Friday Night Lights

Just started this. 


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About a small town in West Texas that obsesses over it's College Football team.  H.G Bissinger lives in the town for a year and tells the tale of how the town lives it's lives through the team.  Friday night games regularly attract 20K!


It covers the 1988 season after the season before they narrowly miss going 'all state'.

I've read the prologue (breathless) and the history of the town - good stuff thus far.


Its begat a TV show and a film also.

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Re: Friday Night Lights

Saw some of the TV show while the ex was watching it, was really good, story and actors. And a great depiction of contemporary small town America, which I find fascinating.

Snatching misery from the jaws of glory since, ooooooh, 1973?

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^  I am going to check the TV show out once i've read it.

The book is frightening - absolutely frightening.

A staunchly racist town that resisted de segregation of schools until the 80's - the fucking 80's!  They only conceded when some bright spark pointed out young black men make very very very good running backs - fucking insane.

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