Texas Forever

The Cool Girl’s Gift Guide: For the “Friday Night Lights” Fan

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Whenever someone asks her who’s her favorite football team, she always answers the Dillon Panthers. Her favorite player is either Street, Smash, Saracen, or Riggins. She lives her life by the lessons imparted by Coach Taylor and carries herself with the confidence of Tami Taylor. Her squad goals include Tyra, Lyla and Julie, and she secretly thinks about ditching her life for the wide Texas sky. For her Friday Night Lights isn’t just a show, it’s an experience.

Let her show of her Panther Pride loud and proud with a cool gift inspired by Friday Night Lights. With this list of great gift ideas, you can’t lose this holiday season.

1. A Personalized Player Tee

Know her favorite Panther player? Whether it’s Saracen, Street, or Riggins, get his name and number on the back printed on the back of this super cute FNL tee for a truly unique gift. (Other shirts designs available.)

fnl clear yes personalized tee (Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose Tee, starting at $28.00, MamaGlitter on Etsy)

2. A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas

Got an FNL fan who’s a wirer or just loves breaking down television shows? This a collection of  intellectual essays and reflections of the lessons we learned, characters we love, and why it has become a cult classic that still resonates with fans today is a must-have for her library.

fnl book (A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas, $14.95, Barnes and Noble)

3. Texas Forever Candle

With a blend of leather, grass, tobacco, and warm spices, this little candle is the quickest way to transport her to Panthers Stadium in Dillon on a Friday night.

fnl texas candle (Texas Forever Soy Candle 8 oz, WickHabit on Etsy)

4. Clear Eyes Cast Hoodie

She’ll love cuddling up in this comfy hoodie with her favorite players and saying gracing it’s front.

fnl cast hoodie (Friday Night Lights – Motivated Adult Pull-Over Hoodie, $42.00, Sons of Gotham)

5. Tami Taylor Prayer Candle

For those moments when she needs to harness her awesomeness, give this pretty candle to invoke her inner Tami Taylor.

fnl tami taylor candle (Saint Tami Taylor Prayer Candle, starting at $15.00, EartherealDesign on Etsy)

6. Clear Eyes Stemless Wine Glass

In Dillon, it’s always wine time. Let her drink her wine Taylor-style with Tami’s favorite glass emblazoned with Coach’s favorite saying.

fnl stemless wine glass (Clear Eyes Full Heart Can’t Lose Stemless Wine Glass, $13.00, APolkaDotShop on Etsy)

7. Dillon Panthers State Champs Hoodie

Because the Panthers will always be the state champs of her heart.

FNL state champ hoodie (Friday Night Lights – State Champs Adult Pull-Over Hoodie, $42.00, Sons of Gotham)

8. The Field Party Series

Has she finished the series and looking for another football-themed high school drama? Pick her up the first two books in the Field Party series Until Friday Night and Under the Lights, by Abbi Glines. Sexy football players, strong feisty girls, and a town with some serious team spirit, it’s guaranteed to satisfy all her FNL cravings.

until friday night (Until Friday Night, $10.99, Barnes and Noble)

9. Dillon Panthers Fleece Blanket

Help her ward off the winter chill while showing off her Panther pride with this cozy fleece throw.

friday night lights blanket (Dillon Panthers Fleece Blanket, $60.00, Sons of Gotham)

10. Clear Eyes Full Hearts Leather Cuff

Sleek and stylish with rustic country flare, this cuff bracelet is must for a chic country boho vibe.

fnl leather cuff (Clear Eyes Full Hearts Leather Cuff, $15.00, 3StarsNorth on Etsy)

11. Dillon Football Earring Set

With names like Alamo Freeze and Tami’s Merlot, this earring set has a FNL-inspired color for every season and every outfit.

fnl juile tyra earrings (Friday Night Lights Clay Earrings, $16.00 for set of four, TanglewoodLaneCrafts on Etsy)


Shipping Saturday: Jason Street and Tim Riggins of “Friday Night Lights”

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While most people were probably concerned with which guy was going to end up with Lyla, I was much more concerned over the state of Friday Night Lights’ most epic BroTP between Jason Street and Tim Riggins. They were more than teammates on the field. They were more than just best friends. They were brothers. Yes, they were tested to their very core by Jason’s paralyzation and Tim’s betrayal with Jason’s girlfriend Lyla. Yet, while they were shaken by life, their bond couldn’t be broken.

Instead, they only came out stronger on the other side.

Here’s a few of the many reason why the friendship between Street and Riggins continues to be one of the most beloved relationships of the Friday Night Lights mythology.

It was all about the little moments.

Sure, Jason and Tim had some major milestone moments over the course of the show. (We’ll get to those in a minute.) However, it was always the little moments between them threaded throughout the series that really were the heart of their friendship. It meant something special when Tim called Jason “Six,” and when Tim was the only person Jason ever seemed to ask for during his hospital stay. It was laughs over beers, tears in hospital rooms and hallways, and quiet looks and glances that said more than words ever could. It was the way they could read each other like open books and see through the carefully designed facades that no one else dared to look beyond. It was these little things were what bonded them throughout the years both on they field and off, and truly defined their friendship.

They weren’t afraid to be real with each other.

Jason and Tim weren’t afraid to dole out a little tough love when the situation called for it. When Tim finally made his way to Jason’s bedside after several weeks of being MIA, Jason confronted him about not being there sooner, told him flat out that his grace period for being a crappy friend was over and that he needed his best friend by his side to get through his recovery. When Jason ran off to Mexico for a dangerous experimental procedure to heal his spinal cord, Tim was right on his heels, threatening to drag him home over his shoulder to prevent him from having to bring him home in a body bag. However, it wasn’t just about getting through to the other when one of them was spiraling. They also had many moments where they knew when one of them needed to how much he meant to the other, like when Jason told Tim that he was still his best friend despite everything they’d been through as the sun came up on the football field and when Tim told Jason he loved him like a brother after the big homecoming game. In their moments of desperation, the were a light for each other to make it through one step at a time.

They never gave up on each other.

Around town, Tim was the loser drunk who would never amount to anything, and Jason was the fallen quarterback who destroyed his future with one wrong tackle. No one believed in them, so Jason and Tim believed in each other. No matter how many stunts he pulled, Jason always knew Tim was a good man and a good player. He knew Tim was better than the hand he’d been dealt, and he put his heart into helping him score a scholarship. Even when they were at odds, Jason still tried to downplay Tim’s betrayal with the rest of the team to get them off his back. For his part, Tim never saw Jason as a broken trophy or a cautionary tale. No, he always knew Jason was stronger than that, a star that shone way too bright to be contained by Dillion’s city limits. From coaching to house flipping to being a father, he was a constant by Jason’s side, helping him plot a new course for the life he knew Jason deserved and to keep going when he wanted to quit. Apart they could be strong, but together these two were invincible.

“Texas forever.”

They were two little words, but, to Jason and Tim, they were everything. They words of solidarity at a pre game field party. They were words of forgiveness on a football field at sunrise. They were words of love and an undying brotherhood on a New Jersey sidewalk. Yes, they were to two little words, but, for these two, these words the embodiment of an unbreakable bond that would unite them for life.

Texas forever.

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