Announcing the Friday Night Lights Companion Fan Favorite Tournament

By July 8th, 2011 13 Comments

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

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13 Comments On "Announcing the Friday Night Lights Companion Fan Favorite Tournament"

  1. Ashley

    Ooh, very fun! I can’t wait to see who prevails.

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  2. M.P. McDonald (@MarkTaylorBooks)

    Coach Eric Taylor FTW!

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  3. Dolphin

    It just has to be Coach Taylor.

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  4. ItsNotMe

    Poor Luke!

    I predict the final two will be Tim and Coach.

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    • Broadwayfan

      That would be my guess too. They both grab your heart, and won’t let go.

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  5. Dolphin

    Help!!! How do you vote? How do you comment on Day 1? Seriously, I can’t figure it out, and I’m no dummy.

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    • Leah

      You should be able to vote and comment on the first day here: http://www.smartpopbooks.com/smartpop/5159 (linked from “Day 1” below the bracket). But I did just notice it’s having trouble loading the page below the Landry/Tim match-up! We’re on it.

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      • Dolphin

        Thanks!! I got in. :)

  6. Dolphin

    New Question? Where is Day 3?

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    • Leah

      Just behind on getting it linked from here! Should be there now.

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      • Dolphin

        Thank you!!!! :)

  7. Broadwayfan

    I can’t figure out how to connect to vote.
    But, nobody…NOBODY…is better than Eric Taylor.
    I had never seen Kyle Chandler before that night long ago when I saw the first episode of FNL. By the end of the hour I was totally in love forever.

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    • Leah

      Thanks for catching that we hadn’t linked from this page yet! See “Day 5” above.

      Reply

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