There is a hope inside every single character on Friday Night Lights that I can only wish every human in real life has, that I dream is still a part of even the most hardened, beaten-down individual. Everyone on Friday Night Lights is trying. They all still believe. I don’t always see that in life. But I see that in Friday Night Lights. I see hope.
— Will Leitch (A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas: 2011)