Friday Night Lights: A Town

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    Information about the education system existing in Odessa that hit the oil based economy was also gathered by collecting raw data about the family structure of people, educational priorities and communal stability. How football has become the day-night partner of Odessa in lifting the overall economy of Odessa was explained and addressed through adequate knowledge and real life data gathered from the depressed economy of Odessa. It is not that the author has relied upon any secondary data. But he completely based his findings upon the facets of American cultural, educational and political referendum. Bissinger has also represented a world where boys in a particular team are treated as men out of hegemonic masculinity (Bissinger, 2015). The book also portrays an inflexible delusion of male invulnerability whereby they are able to develop a sense of empathy and self-awareness. The storyline of the book is thus completely based on pragmatic and practical instances that economy, culture and political bias have contributed in the lives of the people residing in Odessa, Texas. Analysis and evaluation…

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    The movie “Friday Night Lights” is based on a real life best seller “Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and a Dream”, by author H.G. Bissinger. The movie’s setting takes place at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas in 1988 when the tension between races were still strong in some areas of the south. There is some focus in some areas of the film that has to do with racial tension and the ongoing conflict between the student body and the city as a whole. Even though desegregation had happened by…

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    Fans of different races, religions, and ethnicities can all come together and unite over one commonality: sports. In most high schools, students hold the tradition to gather on Friday nights to watch their fellow classmates play a football game. On these nights, students can simply relax, cheer on their team, and enjoy the typical high school experience. Lewis Lapham addresses what fans and players are seemingly offered from activities and how athletics represent an industry with the power to…

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    In the novel Friday Night Lights, author H.G. Bissinger narrates his time spent with the 1988 Permian High School Football team in the small town of Odessa, Texas. Every individual involved with the team feels a certain pressure from the community to be as close to perfect as humanly possible, causing the game of football to feel a little more like a job than a sport. Bissinger takes a break from his typical life in his Philadelphia home to quench his thirst of finding a town whose football team…

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    Friday Night Lights is a dramatic show based in a small Texan town known as Dillon. The show revolves around the Dillon high school and their football team, the Panthers. The Dillon Panthers were a very successful team up until their star quarterback; Jason Street was injured and was paralyzed. However, Coach Taylor was able to train the backup quarterback so their team could gain back their former glory. Which lead to them winning the championship football game. Race, family, and religion play…

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    In Odessa, Texas, only one thing matters. Not college, or politics, or work, but high school football. In the book Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, A Dream by H.G. Bissinger, the town of Odessa is placed under a microscope as the reader gets to experience the intersection of sport, race, and gender in a small Texas town. “Football stood at the very core of what the town was about, not on the outskirts, not on the periphery. It had nothing to do with entertainment and everything to do with…

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    The movie I decided to write my research paper about is my all-time favorite football movie which is called Friday Night Lights and it is the true story of the Permian Panthers high school football team. The state of Texas is known for its size and even has its own sayings such as “Everything is bigger in Texas” and “Don’t mess with Texas. Well football is very well known in Texas and people really care about the sport. Every Friday night the small town of Odessa, Texas would be empty simply…

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    High School Football. "Those lights become an addiction if you live in a place like Odessa, the Friday Night fix." (Bissinger,14) Racism, controversy, and pride. Permian High School in the west Texas oil town of Odessa, Texas. Small town, deep South, USA. Author H. G. "Buzz" Bissinger's brilliant study of the 1988 football team set in this beautiful Texas town grew into a socially motivated novel entitled Friday Night Lights. While researching small town Texas football for his novel Friday…

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    I am a student at Coldwater High School. I recently read Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger in my Honors 11 English Class and I recommend you read it too. This book displays the pride, defeats, and brotherhood of a football team. This book is a thrilling book about Permian High School football team. In the story Bissinger talks about racism. In Odessa, Texas whites and blacks are separated by the railroad tracks. The author shows that the whites and blacks remain segregated besides on the…

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    In this book H.G. Bissinger tells the story of Odessa, a football obsessed Texas town, all the way back to its conception. In the book not only do we get a great picture of what the people of Odessa, and more specifically Permian High School are like, Bissinger does a great job of explaining the football obsession that plagues the town and the economic troubles and racial and political blunders that play into this town’s unhealthy lifestyle. This implied, and not straight to the point,…

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