CC Issue 18 / Film / TV / Sport

How Friday Night Lights is like learning to read

In the Fall of 2010, I spent a month of Saturdays hanging out in the TV den with my husband and my father-in-law watching rows of indistinguishable boys run. This was college football to me, honestly, foozball-meets-stormtrooper pieces shuttling back and forth. But one afternoon, I Wikipedia-ed the rules. Gradually the waves of runners took … Continue reading