Friday Night Lights, the book - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to General Talk

Friday Night Lights, the book

Moderator: Football Moderators

Friday Night Lights, the book

Postby The Great Gambini » Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:21 pm

I just read the book on my way to and from Cincy this weekend...great read. Especially for me being a high school football player, the similarities between our teams is remarkable (the P on the helmet is identical to ours, for instance) while our town is far from similar. Great book, anyone else actually read it? Your thoughts?
Image

'Twas a fun year, fellas.
The Great Gambini
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe RankerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3654
Joined: 11 Nov 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Title Town - 3 state chamionships in 5 years!

Postby bagobonez » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:28 am

I read it and loved it. I don't think the movie did it justice at all, but then again you can't really capture all there is to capture in a two hour movie.

It inspired me to write a book of my own, which I did. ;-D
"90% of the game is half mental" - John Madden
Image
bagobonez
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 4463
Joined: 23 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Atop my league's fantasy throne

Postby CC » Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:37 am

bagobonez wrote:I read it and loved it. I don't think the movie did it justice at all, but then again you can't really capture all there is to capture in a two hour movie.

It inspired me to write a book of my own, which I did. ;-D


I totally agree (except I didn't write a book) they sensationalized too much of the book in the movie (making it seem like Winchell dominated vs. Dallas Carter when he sucked) and didn't talk enough about the non-football aspects. I liked hearing about Odessa and their hatred for Midland and such. I also thought the part about the Dallas Carter player (Gary Edwards?) and his eligibility was really interesting.

Great read.
Image
I ain't no suit-wearin' businessman like you... you know I'm just a gangsta I suppose... - Avon Barksdale
CC
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 11079
Joined: 30 Dec 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: The Big House.

Postby dave416 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:29 pm

I had to read it for my Sociology class this semester. It was a very good read. ;-D ;-D
Image
Thanks to Guttpuppy for the sig!
dave416
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar
Cafe Writer
Posts: 871
Joined: 10 Oct 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: In Philadelphia wishing the Bengals were in the NFC

Postby HskrPwr13 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:23 pm

I havent read the book nor seen the movie. I dont like all the hype nowadays surrounding HS football. C'mon its freakin' HS! Its bad enough that college athletes get the amount of pub they do and this is coming from a die-hard Husker fan. Whats next? Friday HS game day shows (like ESPN's college game day)? Full ESPN Friday night national coverage? Will their be HS recruiters at Pee-Wee football games? Are these things already happening? Not saying I wouldnt have enjoyed it when I was in HS, but to me there is way to much celebrity being given to minor (age wise) athletes.
HskrPwr13
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 3936
Joined: 8 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Football


Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 0:07 hours
(and 37 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact