The goal had never been to write a sports book, per se, but rather to take an ethnographic look at life in an American town in which everything was touched by high school football. The film, gritty and raw, captured the pageantry, chaos and violence of football. The TV series focused on relationships and provided perhaps the most realistic interpretation of marriage on modern network television. Between the three iterations, the phrase "Friday Night Lights" has become part of the American vernacular.
I pondered all that as I lay in bed. But then I felt a sense of relief and knew that with clear eyes and a full heart I could say goodbye to Friday Night Lights.
Because it was time.
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