Anti-Bracket Champions: People Who Didn’t Watch Friday Night Lights


It”s One Shining Moment for Peter Christian! His entry slaughtered mine 75.94% to 24.06% in the title game. Here’s his acceptance speech:

First and foremost, I’m proud that the People Who Didn’t Watch “Friday Night Lights” got their due as the douchiest entity of the past year. “FNL” was an excellent show and as much as a certain commenter thought that this group of people winning the Ty Cobb Regional was a “tongue-in-cheek” joke, it was a serious travesty that the show’s run was limited to only five seasons. I’m also really pleased that the FNL Ignorers prevailed over the Playing of “I’ve Got a Feeling” at Sporting Events.

As lame and overdone as that song is, the sheer number of people who didn’t watch Friday Night Lights was so large and the movement had gained so much momentum that the winner of the Kardashian Regional never had a chance.

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Anti-Bracket Regional Champion: People who Ignored Friday Night Lights

minka kelly

As they say in Dillon, TX: “Clear eyes, full hearts, CAN’T LOSE!” Which makes me think that too much of the American television watching population had clouded vision, no heart and the taste of a loser!

Are so many people rendered brain-dead from reality crapola like Real Housewives of ______? How did this happen? How was Peter Berg‘s “Friday Night Lights” not better supported? How come more people can’t recognize a well-written, well-developed dramatic serial that you can actually describe as art? (How rare is that, describing a non-“Lost” contemporary network show in that manner).

Now the series is over, and it’s unbelievable what garbage people watched in place of this transcendent show.

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VOTE NOW! The Sports Bank Anti-Bracket Ty Cobb Regional Finals

The Ty Cobb Regional featured some stiff competition among losers. Brett Favre, Kurt Rambis, Harvey Updyke, Charlie Sheen and David Kahn highlighted the regional’s biggest failures. Much like the NCAA Tournament, the first two rounds featured some epic upsets and some orgasmic finales that would have made Gus Johnson keel over into a giant puddle of awesome-sauce.

By Peter Christian

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Texas Forever! Illini vs. Baylor: Brutally Honest Bowl Game Preview

lyla garrity

Like they say in Dillon, deep in the heart of Texas, “Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. CAN’T LOSE!”  Yes, the Illinois Fighting Illini best adopt the philosophy of fictional football Coach Erik Taylor and his East Dillon Lions in the dramatic television series “Friday Night Lights.”

The Illini have their work cut out for them, only 1.5 point underdogs, but they’re playing in enemy territory, taking on a school that’s fired up about their first bowl appearance in 17 years, at a stadium less than three hours drive from campus.

Indeed Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, won’t be the only NFL stadium where a local team in blue and orange is surrounded by an adversarial crowd in green and gold. Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, and college basketball’s next Final Four, will have a decidedly pro-Baylor slant when the Texas Bowl kicks off Wednesday night at 5.

“Texas forever, Street.”

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