Former MSU Spartan Delvon Roe starred with Aimee Teegarden in film

Aimee Teegarden was quite the rebel against her parents coach Erik Taylor and Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights. During his MSU career, it looked like Delvon Roe was sometimes going against what coach Tom Izzo had to say on the Spartans bench. If you followed Michigan State Spartans basketball in recent years, you might have noticed a certain Shakespearean acting clip playing over and over during MSU telecasts. Whenever Delvon Roe was mentioned, ESPN/BTN/whoever cut away to a shot of him acting in the bard’s play “As You Like it” at MSU.  In that production, Roe played Charles the Wrestler. In a movie with Aimee Teegarden, he played a former football player named Issac. Maybe Roe and Aimee Teegarden worked well in the IF.

Roe got paid $20,000 for the gig, as he beat out the big Mike actor (Quinton Aaron) from the academy award winning “The Blind Side,” the only other person to audition for the role.

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Michigan State Spartans Lose Forward Delvon Roe; Retires from Knee Pain

I have to admit, I did see this one coming- just a little bit. I heard whispers about it last year, and could see early signs of while at media row of the 2010 Final Four.

Michigan State University senior forward Delvon Roe has decided to end his time with the Spartans basketball team due to degenerative knee pain. Roe will remain on scholarship and is on track to graduate in May 2012. And given the world of pain I would continually see him play through at close proximity on numerous occassions, I can’t say I blame him.

And as a life-long sufferer of chronic hyper-mobility of the patella- I’m with you brother!

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Girls of Friday Night Lights (PICTURES): Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki, Aimee Teegarden

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In honor of tonight’s final episode of “Friday Night Lights” we present a picture gallery of the series’ gorgeous women, starting with Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity. Clear Eyes. Full Hearts! CAN’T LOSE!

Click here for more on the series finale (spoiler alert) and where it goes from here

Go here for more on why Jimmy Clausen might be a real life J.D. McCoy

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Friday Night Lights: Where They Go From Here

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With the airing of the “Friday Night Lights” series finale on Friday (if you watch on NBC, if you watched on DirecTV, skip ahead a little bit), it marks the end of a program that was an enigma to the entire medium of television. It was well written and shot superbly. It featured actors completely committing to their roles and had an intense, die hard following of fans. And yet, the ratings sucked and if it weren’t for the graces of DirecTV and their executives desire to put original programming on their own network (“The 101” as it was called, now it’s been rebranded as the “Audience Network”) the show would have likely been canned after only two seasons. As it was, DirecTV did save the show, we got 5 seasons out of the Dillon Panthers and the East Dillon Lions, got some of the most fleshed out, fully developed characters that has ever been seen on network television and didn’t only learn, but felt the meaning of “Clear Eyes, Full Heart, Can’t Lose.”

As the show winds down, it’s time for our imaginations to flourish. Where the final shot ends, it’s up to us to fill in the rest of the story however we want for Coach Taylor, Tim Riggins, Buddy Garrity, Smash Williams, Vince Howard and Tyra Collette and the rest of the folks that would be the talk of the town in Dillon, Texas, if Dillon, Texas were real.

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