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10 Friday Night Lights Moments That Give You All The Feels

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    Friday Night Lights was never just a football show.

    It's easy to write it off that way, but if you ever sat down and watched an episode, you'll see that FNL is bigger than the "high schoolers in Texas who live for game night" trope. In fact, football was the least interesting part of the show.

    Friday Night Lights was never just about winning; it was a show about coming back from defeat. While the series would live for five seasons and 76 episodes, it was nearly canceled after its first season — and threatened with cancelation every subsequent season due to dismal ratings.

    Every episode had a tear-inducing moment. Every arc ended with a valuable life lesson. FNL exposed the dark side of our obsession with winning and all that comes with it.

    And because of the stellar performances — from Connie Britton, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Kitsch, and others — the show moved you.

    Has anyone ever made it through more than two episodes of FNL without being reduced to a watery blob of sobs? Doubtful.

    The real question isn't whether or not FNL made you cry, but how many times and which moments did it. There are so many scenes that make you feel everything at once! So for the five year anniversary of the show's goodbye, we've rounded up a few of the most heartrending, sob-worthy, serious case-of-the-feels moments in FNL history.

    Texas forever.

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    "We will all fall." (Season 1, Episode 1)

    The final minutes of the show's pilot episode take you through a whirlwind of emotions following Jason Street's major injury on the field. There's a montage that shows buzz saws cutting open Street's helmet, people racing to the hospital, and Lyla (Minka Kelly) crying in the hall. It's all strung together by the powerful speech from Coach Taylor, in which he tells his players, "We will all fall."

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    "It's not that I think I'm going to get all these things, I just want the possibility of getting them." (Season 3, Episode 13)

    Tyra Collette had one of the most interesting and moving storylines on the show. The best thing about Tyra is that she didn't listen when people told her no. Despite all the obstacles in her way, she still pursues her dreams of getting into college. And when she reads her college admissions essay to the University of Texas she worked on with Landry Clarke, you can't help but cry.

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