Not only is Friday Night Lights one of the best shows on television, it’s also about football. So tonight we celebrate the boys in Panther blue. Like what you see? There’s plenty more where this came from after the jump, and at 8:00 (7:00 Central) on NBC.
5. Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford). This picture makes him look like a young Clancy Brown, which is better than he has any right to look. Honestly, Saracen doesn’t belong on any top five list of mine, but at least one other Lady would have my head on a pike if I left him out. Sorry, QB1, but your corn-pone-remedial-math ways just don’t do it for me.
4. Smash Williams (Gaius Charles). Fast runner, smooth talker, consummate ladies’ man. Smash’s charisma and sweet smile are enough to make a girl want to bring him home to Momma…but is he off the juice for good?
(tie) 1. Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler). What is it about a man who can rock a bulletproof vest? Is Coach as cute as blowed-up Dylan on Grey’s Anatomy? Maybe not, but he appears to be the only male character on the show who possesses the capacity for abstract thought, and that has to count for something.
(tie) 1. Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch). Oh, Riggins…wait. Let me rephrase. OH, RIGGINS. It’s biological truth that every girl will love a bad boy at least once in her life, and when that bad boy’s so hot he makes Lyla Garrity bearable to listen to? Well played, you unwashed, drunken snacktreat. Well played.