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    hour away from Baltimore. I was just like any other red-blooded American male teenager growing up in 1980's America. I liked video games and Pac- Man, loved "Star Wars" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark", tried my hand at the Rubik's cube, and was concerned about the USSR and nuclear war. Oh yes, I,like millions of other teenagers loved good rock music and was just beginning to discover MTV. Before my parents got cable and MTV, I watched this other program that played music videos. I believe it was called "Friday Night Videos" and it was great stuff. I eagerly watched and enjoyed great music videos. Bands such as "Van Halen", "Def Leppard"…

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    John Grisham’s Bleachers captures the insight of American football in small town Messina. Every Friday night, Coach Eddie Rake and his Spartans storm the field preparing for battle. Anyone with a heartbeat attends the games. To the Spartans and their fans, the football field is a sanctuary and the bleachers are its pews. The Spartans are worshiped. They were given the special treatment and, “during the season, each football player could eat once per week at Renfrow’s at no charge” (Grisham 62).…

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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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    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…

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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 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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    Published in GQ in 1997, Elwood Reid’s “My Body, My Weapon, My Shame,” is a personal article that offers a behind-the-scenes account of college football. He describes his journey as a University of Michigan Wolverine, starting from his high school scouting days and ending with his retirement in Alaska. Reid recounts the strain he and his fellow players put on their bodies, both on and off the field, and explains the constant pressure to fulfill the image of a popular, powerful football player at…

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    Friday Night Lights Cheering, screaming, and parents coaching from the sidelines; this is only a portion of what goes on at a Friday night football game in Texas. Nothing can get a small Texas town more excited than going down to the local stadium to watch boys fight over a ball. From a Forney High School Highstepper’s perspective Friday nights are the highlights of their fall. Friday night lights bring frenzy and flurry to a small town. Before a football game, a stranger would think a…

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    Ms. Grondin, I am not sure if you are aware of the situation that the high school lacrosse teams have been subjected to, again this year, concerning their home playing field. It is an embarrassment to Edward Little High School and the Auburn School District when the lacrosse teams have to host their home matches on a PRACTICE FIELD !! , that was deemed unsafe for the players to practice on ONE WEEK ! before their first home game!!!! It is especially demoralizing to the athletes who travel to…

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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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