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* RealityEnsues: Boobie Miles gets hurt playing football, and his doctor tells him to rest so as not to exacerbate the injury. But then, Boobie decides that the Permian Panthers need him too badly in a crucial game, and decides to play through his injury. Not long after he gets on the field, the injury takes him right back out with a torn ACL. This time, the injury so bad that it ends Boobie's football career before he's even out of high school. That's what happens when you ignore a doctor's advice about a severe injury!


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* SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome: Boobie Miles gets hurt playing football, and his doctor tells him to rest so as not to exacerbate the injury. But then, Boobie decides that the Permian Panthers need him too badly in a crucial game, and decides to play through his injury. Not long after he gets on the field, the injury takes him right back out with a torn ACL. This time, the injury so bad that it ends Boobie's football career before he's even out of high school. That's what happens when you ignore a doctor's advice about a severe injury!


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* AnachronismStew: The [[https://logos.fandom.com/wiki/File:Bank_of_America_logo.svg 1998-2018 logo]] for Bank of America is seen below the scoreboard, when the film is set in 1988. (The logo would have looked like [[https://logos.fandom.com/wiki/File:Bank_of_America_old.svg this]].)

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* DownToTheLastPlay: [[spoiler:Subverted. The quarterback for the Panthers is stopped one yard short of the end zone, and the team loses. The ending sequence is played in slow motion with members of the Panthers having a HeroicBSOD, as they can't believe they just lost. It also subverts UnderdogsNeverLose, since the team had to jump through several hoops just to make it to the title game.]]


* GenreDeconstruction: After numerous feel-good sports films in the 90s and early 00s, most of which focused on underdog stories and persevering under bad circumstances, ''Friday Night Lights'' revolves around the Permian Panthers, one of the most successful high school football programs in the United States. It highlights the extreme pressure, pathetic post-high school career aspirations, and utter obsession that colors the lives of the young players, several of them visibly buckling under the ridiculous expectations that the town places on their shoulders. One player is even abused out in the open by his alcoholic father, a former star player himself who can't accept the harsh realities of life outside of football. Odessa is a DyingTown that has nothing going for it besides the Permian Panthers, and that infatuation is what ultimately leads to the team [[spoiler: losing at the state finals]]. And it's all TruthInTelevision, as anyone from Texas and the rural South could attest to, especially in the withering boomtowns and oilfields that stretch all across western and central Texas.

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* GenreDeconstruction: After numerous Of sports movies. Numerous feel-good sports films in the 90s and early 00s, most of which 00s focused on underdog stories and persevering under bad circumstances, circumstances. ''Friday Night Lights'' revolves around the Permian Panthers, one of the most successful high school football programs in the United States. It highlights the extreme pressure, pathetic post-high school career aspirations, and utter obsession with football that colors the lives of the young players, several of them visibly buckling under the ridiculous expectations that the town places on their shoulders. One player is even abused out in the open by his alcoholic father, a former star player himself who can't accept the harsh realities of life outside of football. Odessa is a DyingTown that has nothing going for it besides the Permian Panthers, and that infatuation is what ultimately leads to the team [[spoiler: losing at the state finals]].finals on the last play, one yard short of the goal line]]. And it's all TruthInTelevision, as anyone from Texas and the rural South could attest to, especially in the withering boomtowns and oilfields that stretch all across western and central Texas.



* LaserGuidedKarma: It is ‘heavily’ implied that Boobie Miles [[spoiler: stole Chris Comer’s helmet so that he didn’t have to come out of the first game of the year despite the team being up big. On the next play, Miles tears his ACL, ending his season and his career.]]
* ManlyTears: Absolutely and subverted. When Boobie breaks down to his uncle, it is full on weeping with nothing even resembling stoicism.
* SeriousBusiness: Deconstructed with Football. The extreme passion people in the town have for the sport is implied to make things worse for the team as it is their burden to make the town proud and most of them are fighting enough of their own battles without the pressure of a town's failed dreams on their backs.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: It is ‘heavily’ heavily implied that Boobie Miles [[spoiler: stole [[spoiler:stole Chris Comer’s helmet so that he didn’t have to come out of the first game of the year despite the team being up big. big]]. On the next play, Miles tears his ACL, ending his season and his career.]]
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* ManlyTears: Absolutely and subverted.Subverted. When Boobie breaks down to his uncle, it is full on weeping with nothing even resembling stoicism.
* RealityEnsues: Boobie Miles gets hurt playing football, and his doctor tells him to rest so as not to exacerbate the injury. But then, Boobie decides that the Permian Panthers need him too badly in a crucial game, and decides to play through his injury. Not long after he gets on the field, the injury takes him right back out with a torn ACL. This time, the injury so bad that it ends Boobie's football career before he's even out of high school. That's what happens when you ignore a doctor's advice about a severe injury!
* SeriousBusiness: Deconstructed with Football.football. The extreme passion people in the town have for the sport is implied to make things worse for the team as it is their burden to make the town proud and most of them are fighting enough of their own battles without the pressure of a town's failed dreams on their backs.



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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogueWhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: After the state championship, captions over various team personnel reflect what happened to them, including the coaches.


* GenreDeconstruction: After numerous feel-good sports films in the 90s and early 00s, most of which focused on underdog stories and persevering under bad circumstances, ''Friday Night Lights'' revolves around the Permian Panthers, one of the most successful high school football programs in the United States. It highlights the extreme pressure, pathetic post-high school career aspirations, and utter obsession that colors the lives of the young players, several of them visibly buckling under the ridiculous expectations that the town places on their shoulders. One player is even abused out in the open by his alcoholic father, a former star player himself who can't accept the harsh realities of life outside of football. Odessa is a DyingTown that has nothing going for it besides the Permian Panthers, and that infatuation is what ultimately leads to the team [[spoiler: losing at the state finals]]. And it's all TruthInTelevision, as anyone from {{Texas}} and the rural South could attest to, especially in the withering boomtowns and oilfields that stretch all across western and central Texas.

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* GenreDeconstruction: After numerous feel-good sports films in the 90s and early 00s, most of which focused on underdog stories and persevering under bad circumstances, ''Friday Night Lights'' revolves around the Permian Panthers, one of the most successful high school football programs in the United States. It highlights the extreme pressure, pathetic post-high school career aspirations, and utter obsession that colors the lives of the young players, several of them visibly buckling under the ridiculous expectations that the town places on their shoulders. One player is even abused out in the open by his alcoholic father, a former star player himself who can't accept the harsh realities of life outside of football. Odessa is a DyingTown that has nothing going for it besides the Permian Panthers, and that infatuation is what ultimately leads to the team [[spoiler: losing at the state finals]]. And it's all TruthInTelevision, as anyone from {{Texas}} Texas and the rural South could attest to, especially in the withering boomtowns and oilfields that stretch all across western and central Texas.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: It is ‘heavily’ implied that Boobie Miles [[spoiler: stole Chris Comer’s helmet so that he didn’t have to come out of the first game of the year despite the team being up big. On the next play, Miles tears his ACL, ending his season and his career.]]


''Friday Night Lights'' is a 2004 film based on the book ''Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, a Dream'' by H. G. Bissinger. The film was a critical and financial success, and a television series ''Series/FridayNightLights'' followed in 2006.

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''Friday Night Lights'' is a 2004 film based on the book ''Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, a Dream'' by H. G. Bissinger. The film was a critical and financial success, and a [[Series/FridayNightLights television series ''Series/FridayNightLights'' of the same name]] followed in 2006.


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-->'''Don Billingsley''': ''"Do you feel seventeen?"''
-->'''Mike Winchell''': ''"I sure don't feel seventeen."''

''Friday Night Lights'' is a 2004 film based on the book ''Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, a Dream'' by H. G. Bissinger. The film was a critical and financial success, and a television series ''Series/FridayNightLights'' followed in 2006. The film is set in Odessa, Texas, and chronicles the 1988 season of the Permian High School Panthers. The film deals with the team's importance to the town and the underlying social and economic issues the players, townspeople, and coaches all deal with on a daily basis. The film won an ESPY award for Best Sports Movie, and Entertainment Weekly places the film at #37 on its list of the Best High School Movies.

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''Friday Night Lights'' is a 2004 film based on the book ''Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, a Dream'' by H. G. Bissinger. The film was a critical and financial success, and a television series ''Series/FridayNightLights'' followed in 2006.

The film is set in Odessa, Texas, and chronicles the 1988 season of the Permian High School Panthers. The film deals with the team's importance to the town and the underlying social and economic issues the players, townspeople, and coaches all deal with on a daily basis. The film won an ESPY award for Best Sports Movie, and Entertainment Weekly places the film at #37 on its list of the Best High School Movies.


* GenreDeconstruction: After numerous feel-good sports films in the 90s and early 00s, most of which focused on underdog stories and persevering under bad circumstances, ''Friday Night Lights'' revolves around the Permian Panthers, one of the most successful high school football programs in the United States. It highlights the extreme pressure, pathetic post-high school career aspirations, and utter obsession that colors the lives of the young players, several of them visibly buckling under the ridiculous expectations that the town places on their shoulders. One player is even abused out in the open by his alcoholic father, a former star player himself who can't accept the harsh realities of life outside of football. Dillon (based on RealLife Odessa) is a DyingTown that has nothing going for it besides the Permian Panthers, and that infatuation is what ultimately leads to the team [[spoiler: losing at the state finals]]. And it's all TruthInTelevision, as anyone from {{Texas}} and the rural South could attest to, especially in the withering boomtowns and oilfields that stretch all across central Texas.

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* GenreDeconstruction: After numerous feel-good sports films in the 90s and early 00s, most of which focused on underdog stories and persevering under bad circumstances, ''Friday Night Lights'' revolves around the Permian Panthers, one of the most successful high school football programs in the United States. It highlights the extreme pressure, pathetic post-high school career aspirations, and utter obsession that colors the lives of the young players, several of them visibly buckling under the ridiculous expectations that the town places on their shoulders. One player is even abused out in the open by his alcoholic father, a former star player himself who can't accept the harsh realities of life outside of football. Dillon (based on RealLife Odessa) Odessa is a DyingTown that has nothing going for it besides the Permian Panthers, and that infatuation is what ultimately leads to the team [[spoiler: losing at the state finals]]. And it's all TruthInTelevision, as anyone from {{Texas}} and the rural South could attest to, especially in the withering boomtowns and oilfields that stretch all across western and central Texas.


* UnderdogsNeverLose: [[spoiler:Averted. The Panthers lose the state championship game when their running back just barely fails to reach the end zone. After the final whistle blows, he breaks down in tears.]]

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* UnderdogsNeverLose: [[spoiler:Averted. The Panthers lose the state championship game when their running back quarterback just barely fails to reach the end zone. After the final whistle blows, he breaks down in tears.]]

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-->'''Mike Winchell''':''"I sure don't feel seventeen."''

''Friday Night Lights'' is a 2004 film based on the book ''Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, a Dream'' by H. G. Bissinger. The film was a critical and financial success, and a television series ''Series/FridayNightLights'' followed in 2006. The film is set in Odessa, Texas, and chronicles the 1988 season of the Permian High School Panthers. The film deals with the team's importance to the town and the underlying social and economic issues the players, townspeople, and coaches all deal with on a daily basis. The film won an ESPY award for Best Sports Movie, and Entertainment Weekly places the film at #37 on its list of the Best High School Movies.

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-->'''Mike Winchell''':''"I Winchell''': ''"I sure don't feel seventeen."''

''Friday Night Lights'' is a 2004 film based on the book ''Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, a Dream'' by H. G. Bissinger. The film was a critical and financial success, and a television series ''Series/FridayNightLights'' followed in 2006. The film is set in Odessa, Texas, and chronicles the 1988 season of the Permian High School Panthers. The film deals with the team's importance to the town and the underlying social and economic issues the players, townspeople, and coaches all deal with on a daily basis. The film won an ESPY award for Best Sports Movie, and Entertainment Weekly places the film at #37 on its list of the Best High School Movies.
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-->''"We got to lighten up. We're seventeen."''
-->''"Do you feel seventeen?"''
-->''"I sure don't feel seventeen."''

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-->''"We -->'''Brian Chavez''': ''"We got to lighten up. We're seventeen."''
-->''"Do -->'''Don Billingsley''': ''"Do you feel seventeen?"''
-->''"I -->'''Mike Winchell''':''"I sure don't feel seventeen."''

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