The series finale of Friday Night Lights airs next Friday, and in an attempt to forestall the inevitable depression (and to celebrate the impending release of A Friday Night Lights Companion), we’re hosting a week-long tournament to determine Friday Night Light‘s fan favorite character.
Beginning on Monday, we’ll be pairing up 16 of the most well-loved Friday Night Lights characters for fan vote in a five-day fight to the finish–with the winner announced on Monday, July 18. Your job: to come and vote for your favorite (and to spread the word!). We’ll narrow down our bracket daily until there’s one character left who will be crowned Favorite.
Every day we’ll have Jen Chaney, entertainment blogger for the Washington Post (and the woman behind the “Why We Love” character series in A Friday Night Lights Companion), here with us to introduce the match-ups. Plus, we’ll include a quote from the book to remind you exactly why each character is so worthy of our affection.
Check out the bracket below (click for a larger version) to see Monday and Tuesday’s match-ups. And don’t forget to join us for tonight’s Friday Night Lights live-tweet!
Day 1: Tim Riggins vs. Landry Clarke, Matt Saracen vs. Brian “Smash” Williams, Lyla Garrity vs. Tyra Collette, Jess Merriweather vs. Becky Sproles
Day 2: Coach Eric Taylor vs. Billy Riggins, Jason Street vs. Vince Howard, Tami Taylor vs. Mindy Riggins, Buddy Garrity vs. Julie Taylor
Day 3: Tim Riggins vs. Matt Saracen, Lyla Garrity vs. Jess Merriweather, Coach Eric Taylor vs. Vince Howard, Tami Taylor vs. Buddy Garrity
Day 4: Tim Riggins vs. Jess Merriweather, Coach Eric Taylor vs. Tami Taylor
Day 5: Tim Riggins vs. Coach Eric Taylor