Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream [ H.G. Bissinger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. With a new. In H.G. Bissinger spent a season in Odessa discovering just what Friday Night Lights is one of the best books about sport ever written. empathy and brutal honesty, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of The book Friday Night Lights is not simply for Odessa or Texas, but a book for.

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And then I began when I was 40 and in my 50s it became completely out of control. I probably could have done something great with all the hours I spent watching football.

In both times, this Personal Response: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H. There is a fair amount about football, but this book is really a sort of sociological study of a small Texas town where Football is played.

I freely admit that I read the non-sportsing parts more closely than any play by play scenes of which there were few, thankfully.

High school football in Texas is life. Despite the h.g.bissingwr that it only won one state championship in the s, Permian had statistically been the winningest team in the state of Texas.

Before the game Gary Gaines told the players, “Everybody in this room has paid a dear, dear price.

Don and Charlie had always had a rocky relationship but it was all made better by football. This book gives a great sense to how much of a frixay everyone really becomes when they play a sport like football and this could help kids all around the world feel connected and be a part of something beyond their imagination.


Friday Night Lights takes place in Odessa in the ’80s, which becomes its own sort of character – an oil-boom town that never quite recovered from the bust, full of people living it up, thinking they were invincible The cross town rivalry is fueled by the cultural difference between the schools. University of Colorado football; Sunday: However, once he graduated, he got a job offer in Odessa and moved his family there.

Book Review: Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

I played along, and ended up reading an Amish romance and this sports book. In the novel there were many point of view changes; in one chapter the point of view was from Boobie Miles.

It’s much better, but it’s still there. Permian ends the regular season beating the San Angelo Bobcats 41—7. He cites these stories as key examples of the false world Permian football can have on its players.

Former star, Boobie knows his performance against Midland Lee will be important for his future. I always read the forward of any book and this one, the author tells you up front he is looking for a sport to bash to be the next “A Season on the Brink” and Texas makes an easy target. Now, in a 25th anniversary reissue Friday Night Lights, Bissinger checks in on the players from Odessa’s team to find out how they fared after their playing days were over.

The television show is excellent and I highly recommend it, even if you don’t like football.


Great book that Bissinger wrote while embedded with the Permian Panthers and living for a year with his family in Odessa, Texas. Oct 01, Raleighhunter rated it did not like it. For example, in the beginning of the novel they described Odessa the town and Boobie Miles star running back extremely well. There are some really interesting sections about the condemnation of football and the institutional racism in a town like Odessa, but it felt loooooooong and could have lost about 50 pages.

Don Billingsley went back to Oklahoma and at first played football for East H.g.bizsinger University but then he severely injured his knee and needed surgery. Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger is a adventure.

I played football in high school in a place where there was much more than high school football for most people to do on a Friday night.

It’s one of the reasons we can love them so much in the first place, because they are the one place in life we feel totally free to be irrational. It ought to make you play that much harder.

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I like women’s clothing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anyways this book is about a very boring town where a favorite pastime could be considered watching paint dry, that is until football season, this is when the town comes alive.