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By Ryan Burch
Tim Riggins may be the eye candy you're obsessed with on Friday Night Lights
, but I'd argue that Tami Taylor brings way more to the table.
Over the years, I've found myself pleasantly surprised by
the number of inspiring, kicka** female characters on television. It's refreshing to see female characters who
consistently stand up for themselves, and aren’t afraid to challenge the men (or anyone,
really) in their onscreen lives.
Although there are
many TV characters I could highlight, Friday Night Lights' '
Tami Taylor (played by the lovely Connie
Britton), garners my highest praise. Tami is sharp, fair,
and feisty — the epitome of a successful, independent woman. She consistently
challenges the school's booster club and the other attention-hungry citizens of this football-obsessed town in
order to bring more attention to education and the students who need help. Standing up to the men of the town
is an arduous task, and one that leads to personal and professional attacks
against her. Although this
dramatic series can be at times, well, overdramatic
, there's always something to be learned from the
fearless ways Tami Taylor handles her business.