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    Texas Forever, Six: Why Friday Night Lights still means so much to me

    (This was originally published on Sabotage Times back in 2013, but I’ve since edited it. I’m overwhelmed by the continued number of comments on the piece by fellow fans from around the world. Goes to show the impact of this series and how time and place and culture doesn’t matter when it comes to something as universal as being human) Texas Forever, Six. It doesn’t mean much when Tim Riggins says it to Jason Street (best friend, star quarterback, jersey number 6) in the pilot when you barely know the characters. But the same thing uttered by Riggs (and brother…

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    Friday Night Lights – H.G. Bissinger

    Flashback Friday (see what I did there? :D) Originally published on Write Club. It is no secret that the Friday Night Lights TV series is one of my absolute favourites, if not the most favourite. And now the book that inspired it, goes down, without a doubt, as one of the best sports books I’ve ever read, one that Sports Illustrated (2002) named as the fourth-greatest sports book ever written Back in 1988, the Pulitzer-Prize winning H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger moved his wife and two little girls to Odessa, Texas, pursuing a story he suddenly realised that he had always wanted…

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