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The Book A Friday Night Lights Companion
The Author Leah Wilson
The Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
Release Date2011-07-05
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 256
ISBN 9781935618904
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Called one of the best shows on TV by more than a dozen media publications, including Time and Entertainment Weekly, Friday Night Lights is not just one of the most critically acclaimed shows on air, it’s also one of the most watchable. Despite its focus on high school football, its masterfully crafted characters and honestly portrayed relationships make its portrait of small town Texas life compelling and relatable in ways that have nothing to do with field goals or touchdowns. Love, Loss, and Dillon Football: A Friday Night Lights Companion explores the victories and pitfalls of Dillon, Texas – both the town itself and those who live and love there. Because Friday Night Lights is so much more than just a teenage football drama: it’s about the struggle to not get trapped in the circumstances one is born into. It’s about love, it’s about loss, and, yes, it’s even about football.


The Book Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition
The Author H. G. Bissinger
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2015-08-11
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 432
ISBN 9780306824227
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author H. G. Bissinger
The Publisher Turtleback Books
Release Date2000-08-11
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 367
ISBN 0613371437
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Chronicles the football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed All-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team.


The Book After Friday Night Lights
The Author Buzz Bissinger
The Publisher Byliner Inc.
Release Date2012-04-19
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages
ISBN 9781614520245
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Nearly twenty-five years ago, H. G. (Buzz) Bissinger, then a young reporter for the ÒPhiladelphia Inquirer,Ó moved to Odessa, Texas, family in tow, to follow the fortunes of the 1988 Permian High School football team. He hoped to write a celebratory treatment of a team and a town. The result: ÒFriday Night Lights,Ó a bestselling American classic that spawned the popular film as well as the series, considered by many one of the best on television. The original bookÕs most compelling character was James ÒBoobieÓ Miles, and his experience in Odessa was, as Bissinger puts it in his daringly honest sequel ÒAfter Friday Night Lights,Ó Òa symbol of everything that was wrong with high school football.Ó The complex friendship between subject and author has deepened over the years, and is, Bissinger writes, Òthe most lasting legacy of ÔFriday Night Lights,Õ or at least the legacy I care about most.Ó Heading into the 1988 season, Miles looked like a star-in-the-making, a sure bet to ascend to college and the NFL. Abandoned by his mother, beaten by his dad, he had scraped through a rough upbringing, but it appeared that success on the field was soon to redeem his pain. Then, in a meaningless preseason scrimmage, Boobie blew out his knee. By midseason he was off the team, no longer needed by his coaches, who had found themselves a new running back. ÒAfter Friday Night LightsÓÑan original 45-page story written to be read in a single sittingÑfollows Boobie through the dark years he suffered after his injury right up to a present that is imbued with a new kind of hope. It is the indelible portrait of the oddest of enduring friendships: that of a writer and his subject, a Òneurotic JewÓ and a West Texas oil-field worker, a white man raised in privilege and a black man brought up in poverty and violence, and a father and his "fourth son." Their story encompasses the realities of race and class in America. And reveals with heartbreaking accuracy how men rise again after their dreams are broken. It is a must-read for fans of the book, the movie, and the television series.


The Book Thursday Night Lights
The Author Michael Hurd
The Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date2017-10-11
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 260
ISBN 9781477310342
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: At a time when "Friday night lights" shone only on white high school football games, African American teams across Texas burned up the gridiron on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The segregated high schools in the Prairie View Interscholastic League (the African American counterpart of the University Interscholastic League, which excluded black schools from membership until 1967) created an exciting brand of football that produced hundreds of outstanding players, many of whom became college All-Americans, All-Pros, and Pro Football Hall of Famers, including NFL greats such as "Mean" Joe Green (Temple Dunbar), Otis Taylor (Houston Worthing), Dick "Night Train" Lane (Austin Anderson), Ken Houston (Lufkin Dunbar), and Bubba Smith (Beaumont Charlton-Pollard). Thursday Night Lights tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of African American high school football in Texas. Drawing on interviews, newspaper stories, and memorabilia, Michael Hurd introduces the players, coaches, schools, and towns where African Americans built powerhouse football programs under the PVIL leadership. He covers fifty years (1920–1970) of high school football history, including championship seasons and legendary rivalries such as the annual Turkey Day Classic game between Houston schools Jack Yates and Phillis Wheatley, which drew standing-room-only crowds of up to 40,000, making it the largest prep sports event in postwar America. In telling this story, Hurd explains why the PVIL was necessary, traces its development, and shows how football offered a potent source of pride and ambition in the black community, helping black kids succeed both athletically and educationally in a racist society.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author Kathleen Olmstead
The Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date2011-12-06
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 35
ISBN 9781443412063
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Untold History of Television provides a captivating glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have both defined and changed the pop culture landscape. Honest, compelling and full of heart, Friday Night Lights brought small-town Texas football into the lives of television viewers across North America. From book to movie to the small screen, Friday Night Lights struggled against the odds to survive on television, finally doing so through an innovative deal with Direct TV and NBC, as well as the support of an intense fan base. Anyone hearing the rallying cry of “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” knows that to love Friday Night Lights is to adore an ensemble drama that tests the limits of the art form while offering a glimpse into the lives of people who eat, sleep, and breathe American football culture. Kathleen Olmstead’s ebook contains information about the inception and development of the series, thought-provoking episode analysis, and on-the-set stories about the cast and crew.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author Peter Berg
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Television programs
Pages 110
ISBN OCLC:227810915
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author Dr Nathanial Hearne
The Publisher
Release Date2014-02-17
Genre Education
Pages 158
ISBN 0991151100
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In 1990, H.G. Bissinger released a book called Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and A Dream. That book followed the story of the 1988 Permian High School football team in Odessa, Texas. It was a national bestseller that was made into a movie and a television series by the same name. Dr. Nathanial Hearne was one of the football coaches at Permian at that time. Coach Hearne was a key influence in the lives of the players on that team, and he has a unique perspective on the happenings at Permian. Dr. Hearne was the first black football coach hired at Permian. His experiences also have given him wisdom on how to be successful in life. Dr. Hearne shares what happened at Permian in his own words in his new book: Friday Night Lights: Untold Stories from Behind the Lights. This is more than just another sports book. Anyone who is responsible for leading others will benefit from the principles of excellence that Dr. Hearne presents through his real-life stories. Parents, teachers, coaches, supervisors, managers, and presidents can all come away inspired to take account of the legacy they are leaving behind.


The Book FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date
Genre drama, TV SEries
Pages
ISBN OCLC:693547609
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Some televised dramas focus on families, others on singles and couples, but NBC's Friday Night Lights, among the finest shows of the decade, takes on an entire town. As with Sports Night, minimal enthusiasm for athletics presents no hindrance to enjoyment, just an interest in the concerns of Dillon, TX's populace, indelibly captured through authentic locations, handheld cameras, and naturalistic acting. If the off-shoot of creator Peter Berg's feature film doesn't look like most primetime programs, the cinematic score from Austin's Explosions in the Sky contributes to the big-screen impression. Since the first season, Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his wife, Tami (Connie Britton), now Dillon High principal, remain constants as they guide their charges--including 17-year-old daughter Julie (Aimee Teegarden)--through games, classes, and beyond. Where Jason Street and Smash Williams began as major players, they fade from view in the third as they figure out their post-grad futures. Instead, big-hearted garage-rocker Landry (Observe and Report's Jesse Plemons) emerges as the heart of the show, while his best friend, Matt (Zach Gilford), reaches out to his estranged mother, Shelby (Kim Dickens), for help when his grandmother?s deteriorating mental condition becomes too much to bear. If everyone has financial struggles of some kind, new quarterback JD. McCoy (Jeremy Sumpter) shares no such concerns. By the end of the season, however, his controlling father, Joe (D.W. Moffett), will go too far. And after a misguided move into criminal intrigue during the second year, Lights avoids any similar missteps this time around, and the entire cast rises to the occasion, including Taylor Kitsch (Riggins), Minka Kelly (Lyla), and Adrianne Palicki (Tyra), who portrays the show's trickiest character, a self-obsessed senior who takes advantage of Landry whenever it suits her needs. Extras include deleted scenes and insightful commentary from writer/producer Jason Katims.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author Dr Nathanial Hearne
The Publisher
Release Date2014-08-08
Genre
Pages 90
ISBN 0991151127
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: How you lead, and what legacy is left when you're gone will be determined by the intentionality of your actions. In this 7 session Bible Study, Dr. Nathanial Hearne uses biblical principles, combined with his own experience as a coach, teacher, administrator, and pastor, to guide you toward stronger character development and leadership qualities.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author H. G. Bissinger
The Publisher Westview Press
Release Date2004
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 371
ISBN 0306814250
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Chronicles a football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed All-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team.


The Book High School Sports in Texas
The Author Source: Wikipedia
The Publisher Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date2011-08
Genre
Pages 28
ISBN 1233121391
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Friday Night Lights, Oil Bowl, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, 1994 John Tyler vs. Plano East high school football game, Texas Football Classic, Texas Mr. Basketball, Bayou Bowl, Texas Miss Basketball. Excerpt: Friday Night Lights is an American television series adapted by Peter Berg, Brian Grazer and David Nevins from a book and film of the same name. The series details events surrounding a high school football team based in fictional Dillon, Texas, with particular focus given to team coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his family. The show uses this small-town backdrop to address many issues facing contemporary Middle America, including school funding, racism, drugs, abortion, and lack of economic opportunities. Produced by NBC Universal, Friday Night Lights premiered on October 3, 2006, airing for two seasons on NBC. Facing cancelling the series, NBC struck a deal with DirecTV that saw the next three seasons of the show air first on DirecTV's The 101 Network before being rebroadcast on NBC after The 101 Network had completed airing the season. The series ended its run on The 101 Network after five seasons on February 9, 2011. Friday Night Lights never obtained a sizable audience. It was a critical success, however, lauded for its realistic portrayal of Middle America and deep personal exploration of its central characters. The show was awarded a Peabody Award, a Humanitas Prize, and a Television Critics Association Award, as well as several technical Primetime Emmy Awards. At the 2010 and 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress awards for a drama series. Friday Night Lights takes its inspiration from the non-fiction book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream and the 2004 film...


The Book Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons
The Author Mark LaMaster
The Publisher
Release Date2015-11-18
Genre
Pages 222
ISBN 1943526095
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Finally, a Game Plan for dads to help develop their sons into the men God intended them to be. Many fathers and sons crave a stronger connection with each other and with God. Unfortunately, most of the time, we're not sure how. Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons provides an answer. Discover how to schedule a 10-Game Day season with your son. Each Game Day is designed to engage dads and their sons in conversation on topics ranging from faith and friends to prayer and purity. Each Game Day includes: . A Game Day Theme (character and integrity, work and money, service, and many more). . God's Key Play (Bible verse) . A Scouting Report for dads . Personalized Pre-and Post-Game Day Prayers . A Pre-Game Planning Session for dads . A Game Day activity for fathers and sons (laser tag, disc golf, and test-driving dream cars). . Post-Game Day Analysis Questions and Press Conference . Plus, many more father and son bonding experiences Mark LaMaster's purpose and passion is to help good dads become GREAT dads by providing intentional, biblically based activities to help them raise their sons to become godly young men. Mark is also the founder of Playoff Parenting, LLC, whose mission is to help transform well-intended, passive parents into active and intentional Playoff Parents who teach valuable, Christian-based lessons to their children."


The Book Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Daughters
The Author Mark LaMaster
The Publisher
Release Date2018-05-23
Genre
Pages 246
ISBN 1640851461
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Dads, do you want to connect with your tween or teenage daughter, but aren't sure where to start? Is your daughter growing into a young woman right before your eyes? Do you feel like time is running out before you can teach her life's important lessons? Do you want to help lead her in her faith walk? Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Daughters provides an answer! With turn-key scripts for each Episode, you and your daughter will explore 10, faith-driven life lessons and make memories that will last a lifetime. As directors of your own personal TV series, you and your daughter will cover topics ranging from faith and friendships to social media and self-image. Each Episode is designed for dads who might just need a spark to ignite their creativity. All you need to do is read the Episode, review the material, set a date, and you are ready to go! Each Episode includes the following: - Episode Guide - The Pitch (for Dads) - Behind the Scenes Setup - The Live Shoot! Activity (picnic breakfast, shopping, geocaching, waffles and Wi-Fi, prayer journals, s'mores, and more) - Personalized Pre-Episode Prayers - Backstage Passes - Red Carpet Interview Questions for Dads and Daughters - The Dad'n'Me Awards Ceremony Mark LaMaster is an author, speaker, and coach, whose mission is to help dads develop healthy lifestyles, lead well, and leave a lasting legacy. Mark lives in Minnesota with his bride and two teenage children. Connect at MarkLaMaster.com


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author Jesse Russel
The Publisher Book on Demand Limited
Release Date2013-01
Genre
Pages 146
ISBN 551059876X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Friday Night Lights is an American sports drama television series adapted by Peter Berg, Brian Grazer and David Nevins from a book and film of the same name. The series details events surrounding a high school football team based in fictional Dillon, Texas, with particular focus given to team coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his family. The show uses this small town backdrop to address many issues facing contemporary American culture, including school funding, racism, drugs, abortion, and lack of economic opportunities.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author Nate Hearne
The Publisher
Release Date2017-05-15
Genre
Pages
ISBN 194429824X
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Under the Friday Night Lights
The Author Jack Berrill
The Publisher
Release Date2004-09-01
Genre Football
Pages 331
ISBN 0930099141
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Collection of Jack Berrill's best "Gil Thorp" football serial comic stories.


The Book High School Football in the United States
The Author Source: Wikipedia
The Publisher Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date2011-08
Genre
Pages 28
ISBN 1233112376
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Friday Night Lights, List of high school football rivalries, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, 1994 John Tyler vs. Plano East high school football game, Linganore Lancers Football, Mythical national championship, 2007 Leilehua Mules football, Eight-man football, Six-man football, Nine-man football, Helmet sticker, High School Showcase, North Andover High School football, Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Excerpt: Friday Night Lights is an American television series adapted by Peter Berg, Brian Grazer and David Nevins from a book and film of the same name. The series details events surrounding a high school football team based in fictional Dillon, Texas, with particular focus given to team coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his family. The show uses this small-town backdrop to address many issues facing contemporary Middle America, including school funding, racism, drugs, abortion, and lack of economic opportunities. Produced by NBC Universal, Friday Night Lights premiered on October 3, 2006, airing for two seasons on NBC. Facing cancelling the series, NBC struck a deal with DirecTV that saw the next three seasons of the show air first on DirecTV's The 101 Network before being rebroadcast on NBC after The 101 Network had completed airing the season. The series ended its run on The 101 Network after five seasons on February 9, 2011. Friday Night Lights never obtained a sizable audience. It was a critical success, however, lauded for its realistic portrayal of Middle America and deep personal exploration of its central characters. The show was awarded a Peabody Award, a Humanitas Prize, and a Television Critics Association Award, as well as several technical Primetime Emmy Awards. At the 2010 and 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor a...


The Book History in the Media
The Author Robert Niemi
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2006-01-01
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 501
ISBN 9781576079522
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.


The Book Friday Night Stage Lights
The Author Rachele Alpine
The Publisher Aladdin
Release Date2018-09-18
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 256
ISBN 1534404597
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Cutting Edge meets Step Up in this hilarious M!X novel where the worlds of football and ballet collide. Football is everything in Emma’s Texas town. The week revolves around Friday night lights; her step-brother Tanner is the star of the high school team, her step-dad is an arm-chair quarterback, and her mom is the team’s biggest fan. Even her best friend, Mia, creates vlogs about the football team and posts them on her YouTube page. In other words, everyone eats, sleeps, and breathes football. Well, everyone except Emma. Because to Emma, it’s not football that’s everything, but ballet. It’s her way of escaping the town’s obsession with football and gives her a way to just be herself. Auditions are coming up for the Texas School of the Arts, where she can escape the football craze permanently. But then the worst possible thing happens. The middle school football coach doesn’t think his boys have quite what it takes on the football field, and decides to follow in the footsteps of the Dallas Cowboys to have the team trade in their helmets for high kicks in order to gain better agility on the field. Ballet was supposed to be her place, and now that’s getting invaded by football too. And then something even worse happens: her audition partner breaks his leg. And the only other male dance partner available? Logan, star of the middle school football team. What could go wrong from giving it a chance to save her dreams?