Friday Night Mics Podcast

Hosted ByMichael Lanich, Sarah Cano

Co-host Sarah has never watched the show, while Michael has watched it several times over. Will Sarah like it? Go along on the journey with her in our Friday Night Lights podcast!

A few years after Friday Night Lights started, I finally watched the first episode and I was immediately hooked.  Since then I have watched the show several times over.  Now Sarah and I were finishing up reviewing Hannibal’s third season and I floated the idea that we should do a re-watch of the show.  She agreed . . . . hesitantly, I could tell.  Sarah is from Canada and therefore knows almost nothing about American Football, so I wouldn’t say she was thrilled at the idea of watching a show like this, but she gave it a shot.

This began an odyssey as we navigated our way through five seasons of the show and I watched as Sarah was exposed to some truly spectacular episodes and emotional moments that leveled me the first time through the series.  But the question ultimately is whether or not she liked it.  That I think is something you will have to witness for yourself by joining Sarah on her journey.

Friday Night Lights is among the greatest t.v. shows of all-time and should stand the test of time.  It created possibly the best and most accurate depiction of marriage I’ve ever seen.

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Although we have finished covering the show, with enough feedback, we would be more-than-willing to do feedback shows in the future.  Feel free to send in your questions, comments and favorite Friday Night Lights stories to: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com.


All Episodes

513 – Always (2011) Review

Plot: The Taylors face several decisions that could permanently change their lives; Julie’s plans for the future surprise Coach and Tami; the Lions go to State. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia...

513 – Always (2011) Review

512 – Texas, Whatever (2011) Review

Plot: The Taylors face several decisions that could permanently change their lives; Julie’s plans for the future surprise Coach and Tami; the Lions go to State. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter:...

512 – Texas, Whatever (2011) Review

511 – The March (2011) Review

Plot: Coach Taylor feels threatened by budget cuts; Tami flies to Pennsylvania for an opportunity; the Lions embark on their quest for state. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook: www.facebook.com/freakinggeeksmedia Date...

511 – The March (2011) Review

510 – Don’t Go (2011) Review

Plot: An elite college program courts Coach Taylor; Vince works to earn his starting spot back; friends and family speak at Tim’s parole hearing. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook: www.facebook.com/freakinggeeksmedia...

509 – Gut Check (2011) Review

Plot: Coach threatens to suspend Vince; Billy receives some surprising news from Mindy; Becky begins a new job; Tami and Epyck’s relationship grows. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook: www.facebook.com/freakinggeeksmedia...

509 – Gut Check (2011) Review

508 – Fracture (2010) Review

Plot: Coach worries he is losing his grip on the team; Tami thinks one of her students is being neglected at home; Vince’s arrogance alienates his teammates; Becky enters...

508 – Fracture (2010) Review

507 – Perfect Record

Plot: A website makes an embarrassing revelation about the Lions players; Vince gets caught between Coach and Ornette; Billy mentors Luke. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook: www.facebook.com/freakinggeeksmedia Date Recorded:...

507 – Perfect Record

506 – Swerve (2010) Review

Plot: A popular magazine praises Coach; Vince’s past catches up to him; Luke faces the truth about TMU; a car accident delays Julie’s return to college. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter:...

506 – Swerve (2010) Review

505 – Kingdom (2010) Review

Plot: Coach talks to Vince and his father about recruitment regulations; four of the Lions make a lifelong pact; Julie’s relationship becomes more complicated. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook:...

505 – Kingdom (2010) Review

504 – Keep Looking (2010) Review

Plot: Coach must mediate when tensions erupt in the locker room; the Lions welcome a new player; Buddy deals with the trials of fatherhood; Tami counsels a troubled student....

504 – Keep Looking (2010) Review

503 – The Right Hand Of The Father (2010) Review

Plot: Coach Taylor has difficulty disciplining his players; someone from Vince’s past returns; Julie bonds with a member of the faculty; Buddy gets some disturbing news. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter:...

503 – The Right Hand Of The Father (2010) Review

502 – On The Outside Looking In (2010) Review

Plot: Not everyone is happy with how the team played in the season’s first game; Vince discovers stardom comes with benefits; Luke pays for his aggressive play; Tami tries...

502 – On The Outside Looking In (2010) Review

501 – Expectations (2010) Review

Plot: Coach Taylor tempers high expectations for the upcoming season; Tami is frustrated with her new job; two alumni prepare to leave for college. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook:...

501 – Expectations (2010) Review

413 – Thanksgiving (2010) Review

Plot: The Taylors host Thanksgiving dinner; Julie and Landry receive an interesting proposition; Tim makes a difficult decision; East Dillon rallies around the Lions. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook:...

413 – Thanksgiving (2010) Review

412 – Labouring (2010) Review

Plot: Tensions in town run high as the Panthers-Lions game approaches; Coach has bad news for Luke; Tami considers a public apology; Vince is persuaded to seek revenge. Email:...

412 – Labouring (2010) Review

411 – Injury List (2010) Review

Plot: Tami has to defend her actions and her job; Julie receives an unexpected phone call; Luke becomes more desperate to alleviate his pain. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook:...

411 – Injury List (2010) Review

410 – I Can’t (2010) Review

Plot: Big Mary urges Eric to find a new way to coach; Tim puts Tami in an uncomfortable situation; Vince’s mother has a medical emergency; Luke’s parents want to...

410 – I Can’t (2010) Review

409 – The Lights In Carroll Park

Plot: Coach Taylor and Buddy try to make a park safer for the East Dillon players; Tami feels distant from her distracted husband; Julie makes a new friend while...

409 – The Lights In Carroll Park

408 – The Toilet Bowl (2010) Review

Plot: The Lions play the worst team in the league; Tami and Julie go on a college tour in Boston; Tim helps Luke make a poor decision. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com...

408 – The Toilet Bowl (2010) Review

407 – In The Bag (2009) Review

Plot: Coach suspects that Vince brought a gun to school; Tami unwinds at a party with colleagues; Julie and Landry try to put the past behind them; Luke misses...

407 – In The Bag (2009) Review

406 – Stay (2009) Review

Plot: Coach searches for a strategy to shut down their toughest opponent yet; Tim reconnects with Lyla; Vince discovers he has a gift for car theft; Julie and Matt...

406 – Stay (2009) Review

405 – The Son (2009) Review

Plot: Julie, Landry, Coach, and Tami rally around Matt in a time of crisis; Vince endangers his rising star as a football player by engaging in criminal activity in...

405 – The Son (2009) Review

404 – A Sort Of Homecoming (2009) Review

Plot: Homecoming at the newly reopened school prompts Eric to investigate East Dillon’s history; Tami feels the wrath of the boosters; Matt and Tim go on a spur-of-the-moment hunting...

404 – A Sort Of Homecoming (2009) Review

403 – In The Skin Of A Lion (2009) Review

Plot: Coach betrays Tami’s trust over a financial decision; tensions between Vince and Luke threaten the team’s chances on the field; Tim helps Coach condition his players; Julie doesn’t...

403 – In The Skin Of A Lion (2009) Review

402 – After The Fall (2009) Review

Plot: A controversy at West Dillon puts a star player on the Lions’ roster; Eric tries to re-energize his demoralized team; Tim finds a new living situation in an...

402 – After The Fall (2009) Review

501 – East Of Dillon (2009) Review

Plot: Coach Taylor struggles to pull the East Dillon Lions together; Tami navigates the new politics at West Dillon; Matt experiences life as a townie; a college lecture inspires...

501 – East Of Dillon (2009) Review

313 – Tomorrow Blues (2009) Review

Plot: Matt prepares for college; Lyla’s dreams are in the hands of an estranged uncle; coach Taylor feels uncertain about the future. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook: www.facebook.com/freakinggeeksmedia Date...

313 – Tomorrow Blues (2009) Review

312 – Underdogs (2009) Review

Plot: The McCoy’s and Taylor’s friendship is on thin ice after Joe and J.D.’s scuffle; Buddy tries to make amends with Lyla; Tyra and Landry try to rekindle their...

312 – Underdogs (2009) Review

311 – A Hard Rains Gonna Fall (2008) Review

Plot: Saracen’s grandmother’s mental health rapidly deteriorates; Lyla learns that she has been accepted to her dream college; tensions between Joe and J.D. escalate. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook:...

311 – A Hard Rains Gonna Fall (2008) Review

310 – The Giving Tree (2008) Review

Plot: Buddy Garrity is forced to tell Lyla about his financial troubles; when J.D. meets a girl at school, his father worries he is losing his focus on football. ...

310 – The Giving Tree (2008) Review

309 – Game Of The Week (2008) Review

Plot: Dillon is in the spotlight when the Panthers’ game is selected as the nationally televised game of the week; Riggins decides whether to meet with a college coach;...

309 – Game Of The Week (2008) Review

308 – New York, New York (2008) Review

Plot: In hopes of getting his family back, Jason follows a job opportunity to New York; Tyra is torn between following Cash on his rodeo tour and her college dream;...

308 – New York, New York (2008) Review

307 – Keeping Up Appearances (2008) Review

Plot: J.D.’s skills are put to the test at Friday night’s rival game; Landry thinks he is over Tyra when he meets Devin, who seems to be the perfect...

307 – Keeping Up Appearances (2008) Review

306 – It Ain’t Easy Being J.D. McCoy (2008) Review

Plot: The new quarterback, J.D. McCoy, becomes a victim of hazing; Matt and Julie get closer after spending some time together at the lake; a woman claims that Cash...

306 – It Ain’t Easy Being J.D. McCoy (2008) Review

305 – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn (2008) Review

Plot: Cash’s dark side comes to light; Jason thinks he knows how to bring him and Erin back together; coach Taylor makes a decision that leaves Matt debating the...

305 – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn (2008) Review

304 – Hello, Goodbye (2008) Review

Plot: The new bad boy in town woos Tyra; Saracen’s mother tries to re-enter his life; Smash leaves Dillon for the first time. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook: www.facebook.com/freakinggeeksmedia...

304 – Hello, Goodbye (2008) Review

303 – How The Other Half Lives (2008) Review

Plot: Eric gets pressured about moving the barbecue to another location.  Lyla tries to get Tim to turn his life around, while Julie and Matt grow closer. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter:...

303 – How The Other Half Lives (2008) Review

302 – Tami Knows Best (2008) Review

Plot: Smash has confidence issues as he works with Coach Taylor to prepare for college tryouts; Tami finds that the community cares more about a new screen on the...

302 – Tami Knows Best (2008) Review

301 – I Knew You When (2008) Review

Plot: Coach Taylor is unsure how strong his team will be without Smash; a new star player (Jeremy Sumpter) arrives on the scene; a season-ending injury results in Smash...

301 – I Knew You When (2008) Review

215 – May The Best Man Win (2008) Review

Plot: Brian is determined to get a football scholarship despite recent events; Tami runs into her high-school boyfriend, now a real estate mogul; Jason must decide if he is...

215 – May The Best Man Win (2008) Review

214 – Leave No One Behind (2008) Review

Plot: Matt reaches a point where nothing seems to matter anymore; Landry’s potential love interest could shake up his relationship with Tyra; Brian begins his three-game suspension and turns...

214 – Leave No One Behind (2008) Review

213 – Humble Pie (2008) Review

Plot: When charges are filed against Brian, he must decide whether to swallow his pride or stand up for what he believes; Jason finds a new career; Tami is...

213 – Humble Pie (2008) Review

212 – Who Do You Think You Are? (2008) Review

Plot: Tami and Coach Taylor look into day care for Gracie; Lyla starts a job at a Christian radio station; Matt discovers he is in love with an in-home...

212 – Who Do You Think You Are? (2008) Review

211 – Jumping The Gun (2008) Review

Plot: Colleges pressure Brian for a verbal commitment; tension is high between Coach Taylor and Tim Riggins with regard to Julie; Tami and her sister continue to see things...

211 – Jumping The Gun (2008) Review

210 – There Goes The Neighborhood (2008) Review

Plot: A tornado hits the Dillon County area, damaging a rival high school; coach Taylor welcomes Laribee; Julie and Tami adjust to Tim Riggins’ living in their house; tension...

210 – There Goes The Neighborhood (2008) Review

209 – The Confession (2007) Review

Plot: Landry continues to struggle with his conscience when he confesses to the murder of Tyra’s attacker; Street contemplates his future as Herc sets him up with an online...

209 – The Confession (2007) Review

208 – Seeing Other People (2007) Review

Plot: An unexpected incident occurs at the end of Smash’s first recruiting trip; Saracen asks his girlfriend for an open relationship; Tami explodes on a teacher she thinks is...

208 – Seeing Other People (2007) Review

207 – Pantherama (2007) Review

Plot: Smash learns his college football options on the first day of recruiting; Coach Taylor has his attention on a new player; Saracen has a new cheerleader girlfriend; jealous...

207 – Pantherama (2007) Review

206 – How Did I Get Here? (2007) Review

Plot: Key evidence implicates Landry; Tami’s sister stirs up things in the house; Riggins must prove to coach Taylor that he wants to be a part of the team.Smash...

206 – How Did I Get Here? (2007) Review

205 – Let’s Get It On (2007) Review

Plot: Coach Taylor returns to Dillon, but it is not an easy homecoming; the team must deal with conflict between Saracen and Smash; Riggins turns to Lyla for help...

205 – Let’s Get It On (2007) Review

204 – Backfire (2007) Review

Plot: Riggins and Street go to Mexico, as Street hopes to explore experimental surgery; Lyla tries to help a newcomer to Dillon; coach Taylor makes a big career move;...

204 – Backfire (2007) Review

203 – Are You Ready For Friday Night? (2007) Review

Plot: The first Friday night of the season holds surprises for the Panthers; Smash and Saracen’s problems get the best of them; Eric returns to see his old team...

203 – Are You Ready For Friday Night? (2007) Review

202 – Bad Ideas (2007) Review

Plot: The first day of school brings many changes; Tami’s new life as the mother of a newborn proves to be difficult; Saracen’s “perfect” life slowly slips away; Landry...

202 – Bad Ideas (2007) Review

201 – Last Days Of Summer (2007) Review

Plot: Summer comes to an end, and the team hopes to continue its success despite many changes taking place; Eric begins his career as TMU head coach; Tami goes...

201 – Last Days Of Summer (2007) Review

122 – State (2007) Review

Plot: The Panthers prepare for the state championship; gossip spreads about whether or not Taylor will leave Dillon to coach a college team; Tami gets a surprise 10 years...

122 – State (2007) Review

121 – Best Laid Plans (2007) Review

Plot: Coach Taylor makes a rash decision that alters his future at Dillon and upsets the women in his life. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook: www.facebook.com/freakinggeeksmedia Date Recorded: 12/7/2016...

121 – Best Laid Plans (2007) Review

120 – The Mudbowl (2007) Review

Plot: Envelopes of cash mysteriously appear in players’ lockers; an accident threatens the team’s home-field advantage in the final game before the state championships. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook:...

120 – The Mudbowl (2007) Review

119 – Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (2007) Review

Plot: Julie makes it clear to her parents that she does not want to move out of Dillon and away from Matt; Jason gets bad news from the quad-rugby...

119 – Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (2007) Review

118 – Extended Families (2007) Review

Plot: Buddy finds himself in the doghouse when his affair is discovered; with her family falling apart, Lyla turns to Jason; Waverly takes Smash for a midnight swim; coach...

118 – Extended Families (2007) Review

117 – I Think We Should Have Sex (2007) Review

Plot: With the team deep in the playoffs, the players feel untouchable; Julie drops a bombshell on unsuspecting Matt; Tami sees Matt buying condoms at the supermarket; Tim’s relationship...

117 – I Think We Should Have Sex (2007) Review

116 – Black Eyes And Broken Hearts (2007) Review

Plot: The black players on the Panthers refuse to play unless Mac is fired for his comments; Julie’s friendship with Tyra becomes more destructive; Jason makes a life-changing decision;...

116 – Black Eyes And Broken Hearts (2007) Review

115 – Blinders (2007) Review

Plot: Mac makes racial statements that test the team’s bond; Tim and Billy adjust to having their father back in their lives; Tami worries about Julie’s new friendship with...

115 – Blinders (2007) Review

114 – Upping The Ante (2007) Review

Plot: Team members prepare for their first playoff game; coach Taylor struggles between readying for the game and dealing with Smash’s situation; Tyra and Julie start an unlikely friendship;...

114 – Upping The Ante (2007) Review

113 – Little Girl, I Want To Marry You (2007) Review

Plot: Team members prepare for their first playoff game; coach Taylor struggles between readying for the game and dealing with Smash’s situation; Tyra and Julie start an unlikely friendship;...

113 – Little Girl, I Want To Marry You (2007) Review

112 – What To Do While You’re Waiting (2007) Review

Plot: Matt’s dad decides to stay home instead of returning to Iraq, while Jason’s parents level a lawsuit against Eric.  The town awaits to hear the fate of the Panthers...

112 – What To Do While You’re Waiting (2007) Review

111 – Nevermind (2007) Review

Plot: The Panthers prepare for another game that they cannot afford to lose; Jason finds it difficult to adjust to life at home; Matt’s father returns from Iraq, but...

111 – Nevermind (2007) Review

110 – It’s Different For Girls (2006) Review

Plot: The cheerleaders are the focus of the town’s attention as they prepare for the Championship Classic; Lyla’s affair with Riggins makes her the victim of high-school harassment; coach...

110 – It’s Different For Girls (2006) Review

109 – Full Hearts (2006) Review

Plot: Emotions intensify as the game against intimidating Gatling High nears; rumors alienate Lyla and Tim from their friends; Smash puts his health at risk to improve his on-field...

109 – Full Hearts (2006) Review

108 – Crossing The Line (2006) Review

Plot: As Tim and the team celebrate a victory, a frustrated Smash takes drastic measures to improve his on-field performance; Coach Taylor’s daughter considers going on a date with...

108 – Crossing The Line (2006) Review

107 – Homecoming (2006) Review

Plot: The team prepares to take on the undefeated Laribee Lions for the homecoming game; Tyra and Billy plan the ultimate after-game party; Smash feels the pressure when he...

107 – Homecoming (2006) Review

106 – El Accidente (2006) Review

Plot: The possibility of last week’s win being overturned due to Ray Tatum’s recruitment frustrates the Panthers; police interrupt a practice with an arrest warrant for a star defensive...

106 – El Accidente (2006) Review

105 – Git’er Done (2006) Review

Plot: Fearing job insecurity, coach Taylor must choose between starting the eager second-string quarterback or new recruit Ray Tatum; Tim and Lyla’s relationship heats up. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia...

105 – Git’er Done (2006) Review

104 – Who’s Your Daddy (2006) Review

Plot: Coach Taylor must find a way to bring the team together against its biggest rival; Jason Street’s new roommate at the rehab center makes him realize his recovery...

104 – Who’s Your Daddy (2006) Review

103 – Wind Sprints (2006) Review

Plot: The town turns on coach Taylor following a difficult loss; emotion and frustration culminate in a fight, as the team’s injured quarterback begins rehabilitation. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia...

103 – Wind Sprints (2006) Review

102 – Eyes Wide Open (2006) Review

Plot: With Jason seriously injured, Matt must step up and become the team’s first-string quarterback Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook: www.facebook.com/freakinggeeksmedia Date Recorded: 3/15/2016 Date Published: 3/17/2016 All images and...

102 – Eyes Wide Open (2006) Review

101 – The Pilot (2006) Review

Plot: New head coach Eric Taylor finds his every move scrutinized as he takes over leadership of Texas’s No. 1 high school football team. Email: freakinggeeksmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @freakgeeksmedia Facebook: www.facebook.com/freakinggeeksmedia...

101 – The Pilot (2006) Review