Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H.G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms....Continua
I recommend the book Friday Night Lights to fans of sports and football!
This book was really great, and helped me appreciate the football programs I have worked with, and do work with- and gave me insight into how insane some towns can be over football! It was a great story- the book is much better than the movie. The book is more insightful as to the times and lives of the boys of Permian football and the town of Odessa, TX....Continua