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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Friday Night Lights at Hoover

On Television. The Heart of Texas. “Friday Night Lights.” by Nancy Franklin October 8, 2007. Text Size:: Small Text: Medium Text: Large Text ...
www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/television/2007/10/08/071008crte_television_franklin

From that review:
The opening credits for “Friday Night Lights” say that the series is “inspired by” Bissinger’s book, rather than “based on” it. Which doesn’t mean that the show isn’t about football: as Bissinger says in his book, “Football stood at the very core of what the town was about, not on the outskirts, not on the periphery. It had nothing to do with entertainment and everything to do with how people felt about themselves.”

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Don't know if this link above will work for you, if not just google up Nancy Franklin on Friday Night Lights and click.
Big News in Alabama this weekend is the Hoover School Board Report on the investigation into grade fixxing at MTV High.
Just Google up Hoover School Board Report. The Report will be on the school's website
http://www.hoover.k12.al.us/HHS/

or http://www.hoover.k12.al.us

Saturday. Early insiders are saying at least 17 athletes had their grades fixxed.
John Parker Wilson, the QB for the University of Alabama is a Hoover Grad. To be fair Furman's football program has a freshman who is a Hoover Grad.
But the news here is FNL, the TV series is a deep look at small town life, and that is what stands out about it. The paragraph ending online Page one gets to the heart of the matter.
Do read this review.
I found it fascinating.

Sfox

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