Friday Night Lights (TV series)

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Friday Night Lights (2006–2011) is an award winning American television serial drama adapted by Peter Berg, Brian Grazer and David Nevins from a book of the same name. The series details events surrounding the Dillon Panthers, a high school football team based out of fictional Dillon, Texas. The show uses this small town backdrop to address many of the issues that face contemporary Middle America.

Season 1[edit]

Pilot [1.01][edit]

Julie: Moby-Dick is actually the perfect metaphor for this town. The cold black sea representing the season in all its uncertainties. The magical white whale is the Holy Grail.

Lyla: Mr. Street, is it true that you can throw a 400 yard touchdown pass to three different receivers at the same time?
Jason: Yes, it's true.
Lyla: Then you must kiss me. [kisses Jason] Is it true that you have superhuman powers and can demolish buildings and hurl fireballs?
Jason: Yes, it's true.
Lyla: Then you must kiss me. [kisses Jason] Is it true, Mr. Street?
Jason: That I love Lyla Garrity.
Lyla: Yes, is that true, Mr. Street, that you love Lyla Garrity?
Jason: More than anything in the world.
Lyla: More than football?
Jason: [laughing] More than almost anything in the world. [kisses Lyla]

Tim: Here's to God and football and, ten years from now, Street, good friends livin' large in Texas. Texas forever, Street.
Jason: Texas forever.

Radio: Feed the dogs, spit the fire, lock up your daughters. Turn on the radio, sit down, and shut up 'cause it is game time, people!

Coach Taylor: Give all of us gathered here tonight the strength to remember that life is so very fragile. We are all vulnerable and we will all at some point in our lives fall; we will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts…that what we have is special. That it can be taken from us and that when it is taken from us we will be tested…we will be tested to our very souls. We will now all be tested. It is these times…it is this pain that allows us to look inside ourselves.

Eyes Wide Open [1.02][edit]

Coach Taylor: I’ll tell you somethin’. I know you didn’t want me to step foot in your house tonight. I’ll tell you somethin’ else and don’t you ever forget this. You should feel proud. You should feel real proud.
Matt: Yes, sir.
Coach Taylor: This is all yours for the takin’. Depends on how much you want it. It’s yours for the takin’. The other night you played for a few minutes. Tomorrow, four quarters. You can’t be distracted by anything. You’re gonna have a lot of distractions. You’re gonna have our fans, their fans. You got the band. You got the cheerleaders with their pretty young-shaped legs bouncing up and down. You got a job to do. Nothing else.

Coach Taylor: Saracen. I need you to work a little bit harder. You need to learn this offense, son. You need to know this offense in your mind, in your body. You need to know this offense so well that your children are gonna know this offense in their own DNA. Do you understand me? Do you understand?
Matt: Yes sir
Coach Taylor: All right, go on.

Landry: The problem is, is that they keep comparing you to Jason Street. I mean, that's like comparing my music to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or something. I'm not the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I mean, I'm my own thing. I'm not any better or any worse. It's just different.
Matt: [deadpan] You're definitely a whole lot worse.

Buddy Garrity: Best case scenario, Jason's probably out for a month. You know, it's probably a lot longer then that. But, uh, we need a plan for Friday night. Heck we--Heck, we need a plan for the rest of the season is what we need, Eric. So tell me, you think little Matt Saracen can get it done?
Coach Taylor: I guess we're fixin' to find out.

Tyra: What are you, a shrink?
Mama Williams: Oh, I'd be nice. I work at Planned Parenthood. You probably haven't seen the last of me.

Wind Sprints [1.03][edit]

Jason: Stop! My legs are never gonna get better….ever.
Lyla: But there are cases, lots of cases--
Jason: And those cases aren’t me. All right? I don’t even have full use of my hands. I’ll be lucky if I get that back. Alright, I can’t even put my own shoes on and off. How can you not see that? What the hell is wrong with you?
Lyla: I’m just trying to help you.
Jason: Yeah, well, you’re not helping. You wanna help then stop pretending that everything is OK.
Lyla: Why are you getting so mad?
Jason: Because every night when I go to sleep, I dream that I can walk again. And every morning, I wake up, and I have to accept it all over again. And then you walk in here, all smiles and acting like nothing’s wrong and it’s killing me! So get this through your head. My life as we knew it—over.
Lyla: Don’t say that, Jason.
Jason: Football--over. Notre Dame, going pro, all that--gone. You and me? We’re not getting married. So, I need you to do something for me, all right? Get out. Get out!! Don’t just look at me, go!
Lyla: I’ll be back tomorrow for when they transfer you to the rehab facility.

Lyla: Tim? Hey. Uh, we’re having a prayer meeting for Jason this afternoon. You wanna come?
Tim: What are we going to pray for, Lyla? A new spine for Jay?
Lyla: Tim, I know you don’t do anything you don’t want to do, and I guess that’s fine, but don’t insult me.

Tyra: You know, you’re such a big tough guy. You can’t even go see Jason in the hospital. I mean, damn it, Tim, grow a set, why don’t you. ‘Cause we both know that’s what this is all about.
Tim: Hey, Tyra. How’s Smash? Was he good? Did you have a nice time?
Tyra: Nothing happened. Not really. Besides, don’t pretend like you haven’t slept with half the Rally Girls.
Tim: We sure do have something special here, Tyra.
Tyra: Yeah, you know maybe you’re right. Maybe I am wasting my time. ‘Cause you are just another mediocre football player who’s gonna grow up to drink himself to death. Maybe we should just end this right now.
Tim: See you around then.
Tyra: I am serious, Tim. Are you listening to me? If I get in that car right now I’m never coming back. Do you understand?
Tim: I get it.
Tyra: That’s it? We’re breaking up for real and that’s all you have to say. That was great.

Coach Taylor: Wind sprints, up and down the hill. Let’s go. Let’s go. [whistle blows] If you think you’re champions because you wear the Panther uniform, you’re wrong! If you think you’re champions because they give you a piece of pie at the diner, you’re wrong! Champions don’t complain! Champions don’t give up! Let’s go Coach. Send ’em out. [whistle blows] Champions don’t give up! Champions don’t complain! Champions give 200%. You’re not champions until you’ve earned it!

Coach Taylor: What happened to Jason Street was nobody's fault. This is football, things happen. It was an accident. You understand me?
Tim: [breaking down] I didn't even try, coach. I didn't even try.
Coach Taylor: You were on the other side of the field, it wouldn't have mattered. It was an accident. It was not your fault. Look at me. I want you to let yourself off the hook, son. I want you to let yourself off the hook.
Tim: Yes, sir.
Coach Taylor: Be smart.
Tim: Yes, sir.
Coach Taylor: [Sternly, angrily] Now if you EVER walk out of one of my practices again, and I will kick your ass off the team, and that's a promise. Understood?
Tim: Yes, sir.
Coach Taylor: You owe me a practice. [Riggins tries to get on the bus, but Eric stops him as he gets on.] You walk home. We'll call it even.

Who's Your Daddy [1.04][edit]

Tyra: Um…Look. I know we were never close buddies and I can only image the load of fake crap that you’ve had to put up with from people you hardly even know, and I am so not doing that. I just um--I came by to tell you how sorry I am that Tim hasn’t been in to see you. He wants to. Although, he won’t admit it, but he just can’t do it.
Jason: Yeah, why is that?
Tyra: He’s scared.
Jason: Oh, he’s scared. Yeah, well that’s Tim for you.
Tyra: Sure is. Well…
Jason: Well..thanks for coming.
Tyra: Yeah, yeah.
Jason: And you tell Tim whenever he’s ready he can come on by.
Tyra: Jason…I’m really sorry. No, I mean…Something like this shouldn’t happen to a good person like you. [kisses Jason on the cheek]

Coach Taylor: You got a girlfriend?
Matt: Uh, no, sir.
Coach Taylor: Do you have someone you’re interested in?
Matt: Uh…sort, sort of
Coach Taylor: Sort of. Forget about sort of. You know what? Take her out. You understand me?
Matt: Sir?
Coach Taylor: Dinner, movies, get her in the backseat of your car. I don’t care, whatever, but I’m telling you, you need to get loose out there. You’re wound up tighter then a rubber band out there, son.
Matt: Yes, sir.
Coach Taylor: Good. So tomorrow, you come to practice loose and focused.
Matt: Loose and focused. Yes, sir
Coach Taylor: Get out of here.
Matt: Yes..yes, sir, sorry. Thanks coach.
Coach Taylor: You’re welcome.

Lyla: Hey, we need to talk. [pulls Tim into an empty classroom] I’ve been having these feelings. Like a flood of feelings.
Tim: Me too.
Lyla: For Jason, Tim. What, what happened with us came from all these feelings about Jason and what he’s going through. I know it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Do you understand?
Tim: Yeah.
Lyla: What I’m saying is, I don’t feel anything for you, okay? That wasn’t even me that night. That was--I don’t even know who that was but it will never happen again. No one can ever know about it and it meant nothing. Do you understand me, Tim?
Tim: Yeah.
Lyla: I hate myself for the other night. I just hope I don’t go straight to hell. I really do.

Coach Taylor: [to his wife, about Matt] I think I told that kid to get our daughter in the backside of a car.

Coach Taylor: I gotta tell y'all something. I'm pissed at these boys from Arnett Mead. I know you're pissed, too. Let's get one thing straight, right now. This ends here. There's not gonna be any retaliation. There's gonna be no getting back. Rivalry week ends now. Tell you what we are gonna do, we're going to take this energy that we have and we're gonna take this anger that we have and we're gonna use it to kick their ass where it counts, on the field. Is that understood?
Team: Yes sir.
Coach Taylor: Who are we?
Team: Dillon Panthers.
Coach Taylor: Who are we?
Team: Dillon Panthers!!
Coach Taylor: All right, let's have a good practice now.

Git 'Er Done [1.05][edit]

Tami: Can I help you make the decision?
Coach Taylor: Sure, go ahead. Make the decision. What's your decision? Make the call.
Tami: Start Saracen.
Coach Taylor: Start Saracen? I cannot start Matt Saracen.
Tami: Start Voodoo.
Coach Taylor: I don't want to start Voodoo.
Tami: Start me.
Coach Taylor: [laughs] I would love to start you.

Lyla: Tim, just don’t do this okay?
Tim: Do what?
Lyla: Pretend that you’re interested in my school work. It’s obvious that you’re not, that you’re just trying to--
Tim: Have a conversation, Lyla? Yeah, I thought we may want to try and do that sometime.
Lyla: Okay. What do you want to talk about Tim? The fact that you’re sleeping with your paralyzed best friend’s girlfriend. Is that what you want to talk about, Tim? No, I don’t think we’re going to be doing a lot of talking.

Julie: So, do you think you’re gonna start?
Matt: Uh..I don’t know. Well, that’s the coach’s decision. You know, whatever he decides, I’m there for. But I’ve been working hard so I’m ready, I feel good about it. I just---you know whatever he feels is best for the team, that’s—that’s what I’m ready to do, so…
Julie: Dude, you need to chill out. I’m not ESPN.

Ray 'Voodoo' Tatum: I’m not here to make friends. This ain’t my home. This ain’t my school. It never will be.
Coach Taylor: Yeah?
Ray 'Voodoo' Tatum: I don’t like the food here, the music, the weather. I can definitely do without everybody going on and on about the great state of Texas. I’m here to get noticed, get recruited and get my ass to LSU. And you? You just trying to scrape by. Trying to win some games, keep your job. You and me are an arranged marriage. Nothing more. Now you seen what I can do. You wanna start Saracen you go right ahead.

Coach Taylor: You know what I heard once? I heard that a daughter is supposed to be a comfort and a blessing to her father.
Julie: Texas isn’t even a state. Technically it’s a Republic. It'd be nice to live somewhere that’s actually a part of this planet.

El Accidente [1.06][edit]

Coach Taylor: I think sometimes that for anyone to do what I do, it is damn near impossible to not sell your soul just a little bit down the river.

Jason: Took you long enough to get here, man.
Tim: My truck ain’t running. We’re putting in this four-barrel carb. I hitched a ride, man. Sorry.
Jason: I’m guessing you know what this is about.
Tim: I do?
Jason: Yeah, of course you do. You wanna call yourself my best friend and you haven’t shown up but once since I’ve been in here. Six weeks, man. Six weeks. Let me go ahead and recap my life for you over the last couple of weeks, huh? My day starts out with me laying down on this bed, well pretty much the whole day takes place with me laying down in this bed on my sorry quadriplegic ass. Every day, people come in here poking and prodding me like I'm a piece of meat. Go ahead and stick a catheter in me in places you don’t want to know about. My big adventure of the day is going to the commode ‘cause I gotta go at the same time everyday so I can teach my body how to crap on cue. Impressive, huh? And then Lyla comes running in-(laughing)--I wanna know if she’s as chipper out there as she is in here. ‘Cause I tell you what –I love that girl. I do, I love her more than life itself but I tell you what if she tells me how great everything’s gonna be when I finally get out of here one more time, I’m gonna lose it. Point is this Timmy, while I’m in here dealing with all this, by myself, and my best friend is out there putting a four barrel carb in his damn truck. Is that what’s important right now? Answer me this Timmy, what happened to Texas forever? Huh? What happened to living large? What happened to that eternal bond that you used to love to throw around when I was still healthy and headed towards the NFL? Huh? I need you here Tim! I need you here. I expect---I expect you here. You are my best friend. Grace period's over.

Tim: What’s up?
Lyla: Tim, we have to stop this. Look at me, Tim. Please. Jason is getting out of there soon. He’s changing; he’s getting back to his old self.
Tim: So you’re done with me?
Lyla: Tim don’t.
Tim: Don’t what?
Lyla: Don’t react like that. You knew this had to end. Look, I take full responsibility for everything that’s happened. It’s all my fault.
Tim: Sounds like it was the biggest mistake of your life, Lyla.
Lyla: I feel like I have to make a choice here Tim before things get more messed up then they already are. I care about you Tim, I do. I just, I can’t live with myself anymore.
Tim: Bye, Lyla.

Tami: Where’re you gonna go?
Tyra: California.
Tami: What are you gonna do in California without a high school education?
Tyra: I’m taking my GED.
Tami: Listen, I know. I was just like you. I was the pretty girl in school. I was terrible at math. I got myself through it.
Tyra: I don’t wanna be you Mrs. Taylor. [Tami laughs] I don’t want to stay here, stuck in this small town, in a job like this, married to a coach.
Tami: Tyra, it’s your choice. If you wanna go off and take the GED, fine, but you better bring me proof that you did it, otherwise, you are taking Algebra with Mr. Wendell next semester.
Tyra: Fine.

Matt: [to Coach Taylor] I think I might have been confused between what was right for the team, and what... and what was right.

Homecoming [1.07][edit]

Tim: [at a pep rally] Waste of friggin’ time, huh?
Lyla: Look, I know you hate me right now, and I understand.
Tim: I don’t hate you, Lyla. It’d be a lot easier if I did.
Lyla: I don’t know how to talk to you when you’re like this. I mean, God it’s not even 7 o’clock and you can barely stand. You can blame me if you want, Tim. You can blame the whole world for all I care, but if you think being drunk all the time is gonna make this any easier, you’re wrong. It’s not cool or charming. It’s just pathetic and gross and I feel sorry for you. I really do.
Tim: Lyla.

Lyla: I think you should come.
Jason: I don’t know. I still don’t know if I’m ready to face everybody yet. You know, it’s embarrassing being the center of attention and all.
Lyla: Like you’re not used to that.
Jason: Well, for football maybe, but not for being hurt. I mean, come on, it’s like “Hey everybody come check out the freak show, don’t feed the animals”.
Lyla: It’s not like that. People just want to see you, you know? I miss you.
Jason: Is that right?
Lyla: Mmm-hmm.

Coach Taylor: All right, listen up! Listen, now. Y’all ought to be real proud of yourselves. That was a hell of an effort tonight. That was a hell of a game. I don’t know how in the hell, he did, or where he came from to do, or what have you, but I know who this game ball goes to. [hands football to Tim Riggins] That was one hell of a game. All of y’all, that was one hell of a game!

Smash: Hey look, y'all keep tryin', but you ain't gon' catch me.
Defender: 'Roid' Williams.
Smash: Hey, don't hate, accelerate!

Julie: H-Hey.
Matt: Hey, wh-what’s going on?
Julie: Not much, is this the safe zone?
Matt: Yeah, I know. These people are crazy.
Julie: So, it must feel pretty good winning the big homecoming game and all.
Matt: Will you go on a date with me?
Julie: Umm.
Matt: Maybe, or not, I mean—I just thought I’d throw that out there. But it’s, it’s probably a bad idea.

Crossing the Line [1.08][edit]

Jason: I gotta ask you something.
Lyla: Okay.
Jason: Is there something happening between you and Riggins, Lyla?
Lyla: No! Why would you even say that Jason?
Jason: ‘Cause I saw you in the parking lot the other night.
Lyla: You saw us. Doing what?
Jason: I don’t know. No—Nothing I guess.
Lyla: That’s crazy. I love you. Jason, you know that don’t you?
Jason: I do. I just had to ask. I’m sorry.

Landry: Matt, that’s the thing. You’re not listening to me. If you look at a girl like a geometry proof the answer is just right in front of you. It’s your job to find the missing variable. You gotta solve for x.
Matt: Yeah, um, that’s actually algebra.
Landry: That’s actually not the point.

Matt: Have you, um, you haven’t maybe thought about um, maybe, what I, what I asked you the other night, about maybe going out.
Julie: Uh, yeah, yeah. I’m considering.
Matt: Considering.
Julie: I-I just--
Matt: No, no. That’s great.

Jason: [about playing quad rugby] I’m ready. I told you I’m ready.
Phil: Jason, you’re not ready.
Jason: Phil come on. Everyday it’s about how--how great my progress has been, how unusual I am. What’s the worse that could happen, huh? I fall out of my chair and break my neck, oh wait that already happened didn’t it.
Phil: You could tear your rotator cuff. You can get a concussion. Worst case scenario, your fusion’s still healing. You don’t seem to know what that means so let me spell it out for you. Those little bits of bone are all that’s protecting your spinal cord at your injury site. You know how you can use your hands, screw up your fusion, no more grip, then what? I want you to think long and hard about this before you do it.

Coach Taylor: All right, listen up. I’m supposed to give you some fatherly and wise advice at this time in your life. Listen up, if you’re wondering if a boy’s thinking about you, he’s not. He’s thinking about sex or he's hungry, those are the only two options.
Julie: Are you trying to be funny?
Coach Taylor: No, I’m not finished, listen to me. Boys think about sex every single minute of the day. That’s what they do, that’s why they lie. They’re gonna leave you waiting around for them to call and they won’t call. They’re gonna be cruel and they’re gonna be misleading. And your mother wanted me to add this, that by and large football players are the worst offenders. However, I think that it pretty much crosses all lines.
Julie: Are you done?
Coach Taylor: You are beautiful, you are sensitive, you are sweet and I don’t want to see you get hurt.
Julie: I love you too, dad.
Coach Taylor: You're a lousy ping-pong player, though.

Full Hearts [1.09][edit]

Lyla: I’m sorry. There are no words that can ever express that, but I am so sorry. Please.
[Lyla starts crying]
Jason: Did you have sex with him? How many times?
Lyla: Jason, please.
Jason: Oh come on, how many?... You can go.

Tami: She's on the phone right now with Matt Saracen. I don't think this thing' goin' away.
Coach Taylor: I haven't even had my coffee yet.
Tami: Well, I'm just sayin'. It’s becoming a thing. I mean, it’s a thing. And you know what thing it is, it’s that thing that we always knew was going to happen to our little girl. It’s that thing—that thing’s happening now.
Coach Taylor: Well, at least she’s not interested in a serial killer, or one of the Riggins.

Smash: You move us to Dillon to get us out the ghetto, or to get us away from Dad?
Mama Williams: You don’t know what you’re talking about.
Smash: No, I really want to bring it up. Like we—we should talk about this.
Mama Williams: You need to shut your mouth.
Smash: Mama, I’m serious--
Mama Williams: Take your smart mouth and your plate and get away from my table. You don’t talk to me like that.

Lyla: I lost Jason.
Buddy: What?
Lyla: I was unfaithful, Daddy.
Buddy: Well…We all make mistakes, and we—we grow up, but you’re my little girl. You’re my daughter and I want you to always remember that.
Lyla: You’ve never left a game before.
Buddy: It’s only a game. You’re my daughter.

It's Different for Girls [1.10][edit]

Julie: [about Coach Taylor] Don’t worry. He’s all bark and no bite...most of the time. How about uh, you come over tomorrow night?
Matt: I mean, is that gonna be OK with your Mom and your Dad? ‘Cause I don’t know—if...
Julie: Matt, you gotta get out of that mindset, otherwise, he’s just gonna squash this, whatever...whatever this is.

Smash: How about it, QB1? Think you can get the V-chip out of Julie before I can work my magic?
Matt: I think you should shut up.
Smash: Oh, come on, man. What, you afraid of a little bet or something?
Matt: I think it’s a good time to stop talking.
[Smash and Matt both look over and see Coach Taylor standing there]

Lyla: What are you doing? Don’t you know you’re sitting with the school slut?
Tim: Let them look, Lyla. I don’t care.
Lyla: It’s different for girls. You can sleep around all you want and people think you’re cool. I make one mistake, and it was a mistake. Tim, you’re making it worse. You can’t be here.

Tami: [about Lila] It was medieval; you know it was like The Scarlet Letter or something watching that girl walk across the cafeteria and everybody just glared at her.
Coach Taylor: That’s high school. At least they didn’t burn her at the goal post.

Tim: I guess...I guess what I came here to tell you is that Lyla is completely in love with you and always has been and always will be. She’s going through hell right now, Street. Hell.
Jason: I’m sure she is.
Tim: People at school are just ripping on her. I mean, she quit cheer. She’s losing it. And I know it means probably nothing coming from me, but I thought you should know.
Jason: Well, I’m sure you can help her out with that.
Tim: I messed up...
Jason: Tim.
Tim: I messed up big time. And I'm sorry.
Jason: [shakes his head] Not right now...

Nevermind [1.11][edit]

Tami: What’s The Scarlet Letter all about, Tim?
Tim: You know what it’s about.
Tami: I do know.
Tim: Yeah
Tami: What’s The Scarlet Letter about?
Tim: It’s about a gal named Scarlet obviously.
Tami: Tim, you did not write this paper.
Tim: What’s the big deal?
Tami: The big deal is, that it's part of my job to make sure that you don't grow up's bad for the world.

Landry: You know what it is? He’s probably all messed up from the war. That’s exactly what it--he’s gone war crazy with Operation Freedom flashbacks and stuff.
Julie: He’s not war crazy. He’s just—He should see you play, I mean, if you get him to one of the games he’ll understand what all of the fuss is about.
Matt: Yeah, I guess, maybe.
Julie: Well is he gonna help you get some in-home care for your grandma?
Matt: Well, yeah, he’s gonna straighten all of that out. I mean--I mean, really, this is a perfect time for him to come home because clearly I can’t get it done.

Coach Taylor: [to Tim Riggins] I don’t give you the impression that I think of you as only a football player, do I? I bring this up because as usual my wife is always right. You got your mid-terms comin’ up. I’m gonna be in contact with your teachers. I’m gonna know what’s going on. There will be no more free rides, you will start paying. And hear me when I say this, no pass…no play.

Mac McGill: [seeing Landry reading to Tim while he's lifting] What the hell is Riggins doing?
Coach Taylor: [Annoyed] Studying.

What to Do While You're Waiting [1.12][edit]

Lyla: But everyone would’ve looked out for your family.
Jason: The town cripple? How long do you think that charity would’ve lasted, huh? It’s killing me to have to do this to Coach, it’s killing me to have to do this to the team but maybe they’re all right. The lawyers, my parents maybe they’re right. Maybe someone teaches me to tackle somebody I’m not in a chair. We’re not in this mess.
Lyla: If you think this for the best then I’m with you.
Jason: What is it with you that you wanna screw your life up for me, huh?
Lyla: Love makes us kind of stupid.
Jason: Well, thank God for that. [kisses Lyla]

Julie: Hey.
Matt: Hey.
Julie: So, what are you doing out here?
Matt: Honestly, I was just kinda wishing that Arnett Mead loses to Buckley and then we get to go the playoffs. Then I don’t have to spend everyday of the rest of my life wondering what if as I punch into the feed store.

Buddy: Thank you Lord for letting Buckley win. I know it was nothing short of a miracle and I thank you for that miracle. I know you truly are an all powerful God to let such a crap team win.

Tyra: There’s a trait in the women in my family that just drives men crazy. Treat us like crap and always come back for more.
Tim: That’s, uh. That’s actually what I was here to talk to you about. I am truly sorry for everything that has happened, for what I’ve put you through, everything that happened with Lyla. I was a complete jerk and I am so sorry. If you would even consider giving me a second chance, Tyra, believe me it’ll be so different. Sorry.
Tyra: You know, so many times, I would have loved to hear those words come out of your mouth. God, I’d love to say yes, but I’d hate myself for it. I’d be a hypocrite you know? I guess timing is everything.

Smash: There’s something else I gotta say. Yeah, I like myself, and I love football. I love it. I love the game. I love the crowds. I love the attention. I love being a star. I can’t help it. It’s a beautiful thing it’s just who I am, it’s how God made me. I like you a lot, Waverly. I mean more than I’ve ever liked any other girl. But if you don’t like me for me then I gotta live with it ‘cause I can’t be nobody but the Smash. Yes, I like talking about myself in the third person. Something tells me deep down inside you like it too.
Waverly: I’ll see you around, Smash.

Little Girl I Wanna Marry You [1.13][edit]

Mama Williams: Where you going?
Smash: To my room! I’m going to my room!
Mama Williams: You better lower your voice, boy. Your sisters are sleeping.
Smash: How could you be so stupid?
Mama Williams: You better watch your mouth.
Smash: How could you go to Coach? Do you realize what you did? If he goes to the Athletic Commission, I’m gone. I’m off the team forever. My scholarships, oh yeah, all them letters they’ve been sending me, they don’t mean nothing now, they worthless. Gone, all gone. You ruined my life, Mama.
Mama Williams: No, son, I’m trying to save it. You wanna know why I went to your Coach?
Smash: Please tell me.
Mama Williams: ‘Cause I didn’t want to think that you were dumb enough to do something so stupid on your own.

Coach Taylor: What you need?
Smash: Look, I’m sorry for what I did. Am I off the team? Look, I know I’m not playing on Friday, but am I off the team? Don’t I deserve to know?
Coach Taylor: I should’ve reported this as soon as it happened. I’m risking my job. Inside this house, I’ve got a wife and a daughter. They depend on me to provide for them. Do you understand that?
Smash: Yes, sir.
Coach Taylor: I don’t know what I’m gonna do. When I do know, I’ll let you know. Until then, why don’t you do me a favor and just try and keep your mouth shut?
Smash: Yes, sir. You got it.
Coach Taylor: Good night.
Smash: Good night.

Coach Taylor: Hey, Buddy.
Buddy: Hey, Eric. What the hell’s going on, you know I can not stand you dodging me and to tell you the truth, I’m hurt.
Coach Taylor: As I said it’s an internal matter.
Buddy: Yeah, well I am internal. If anybody’s internal, I’m internal. I’m probably the most internal son of a bitch you’ve ever met in your life---is that not right?
Coach Taylor: I’m not gonna talk about it.
Buddy: Until when?
Coach Taylor: Until ever, Buddy. I can’t talk about it until ever.
Buddy: Ever is a long damn time.
Coach Taylor: Yes it is.

Buddy: You want me to be honest with ya, son? Do ya?
Jason: Please.
Buddy: I love that little girl in there. That’s my daughter and I want her to have a great life, and I’m real uncertain about the future here. I mean, how is she gonna get money? How you gonna get money? You goin’ go to college? Is she gonna go to college? Are you gonna have babies? Can you have babies? Can you? Can you have children, Jason?
Jason: We haven’t quite answered that yet.
Buddy: What if you can’t and what if you can, Jason? When that little baby’s crying upstairs in the night, who’s gonna go up and take care of him? I don’t want Lyla to be a caregiver her whole life, son. I know that’s a bitter pill to swallow, and I’m sorry I have to say it to you, and Lyla Garrity, she loves you, she’d follow you into Hell. Are you sure you want to lead her there?

Jason: You’re beautiful, you’re smart and you’re talented and you’ve got your whole future ahead of you.
Lyla: Oh my God, are you breaking up with me?
Jason: My choices are much more limited then yours.
Lyla: Please don’t tell me you’re breaking up--
Jason: Shh, shh, shh, shh. I went out with Herc tonight and I basically spent the whole evening convincing myself that I was just a huge thorn in your side, and after I got done doing that I started to think about Herc and why I like him so much, and I started to realize that I think I like him so much because he took his handicap and he didn’t settle for just becoming as good as he was before, he tried to become a better man, and he did. And I think that if I can be more like him, maybe I wouldn’t be such a bad guy to be around. And what….what he would do if he was in my shoes.
Lyla: He would dump me and go after Tyra.
Jason: No, he wouldn’t.
Lyla: Yeah, he would, he told me.
Jason: But if it were you that he loved. If it were you... Lyla, I love you more then life itself and I have loved you like that since the first moment I laid eyes on you. Lyla Garrity, will you marry me? Baby?
[Jason and Lyla kiss]

Upping the Ante [1.14][edit]

Buddy: You’re suing my team. You’re suing my coach. How do you expect me to feel?
Jason: It’s your team? It’s your team?! How about a little compassion, Mr. Garrity? I mean I am paralyzed now.

Lyla: I have a life, too.
Jason: I know.
Lyla: No, sometimes I don’t think you care about that anymore, or you think it’s lame and it scares me.
Jason: No, that’s not it at all.
Lyla: I just think that we’re too young, right now and we’re rushing into this and I don’t want to make a mistake.
Jason: Message received, Lyla. Loud and clear.

Tim: There we go again. I’m actually getting kinda tired of hitting the green every time.
Walt: Not bad, a little quick on your release, though.
Tim: Thanks, Mr. Nicklaus. I actually would take a swing tip from you if I wasn’t kicking your ass right now.
Walt: You’re only two up. There’s plenty of golf left to play.
Tim: Yeah, yeah. Let me ask you something. You feeling the pressure right now?
Walt: Uh, not really. I’ve seen you putt.

Matt: Um, did, uh, did you finish your book?
Julie: I did. What’d you do last night?
Matt: Uh, nothing, I, I just you know, I just went out to work and then I went home.
Julie: I saw the calendar.
Matt: Wh--What?
Julie: A bunch of the rally girls were passing around this morning.
Matt: No, see they totally kidnapped me like, like with Riggins the other night. But nothing happened, so it’s—it’s but nothing happened at all.
Julie: Why’d you lie about it?

Mama Williams: Child, where you been, it's almost time for Leno. Brian, you been running this whole time?
Smash: Mostly, I stopped once or twice
Mama Williams: Oh, I think you need to slow down.
Smash: Don't you worry about it.
Mama Williams:: Oh I do worry about it, that's my job
Smash: That's your job? Well I'm doing my job, too, Mama. Alright? I'm so tired, I can barely finish my sets without feeling like I'm gonna fall over and die.
Mama Williams: I know, it's that Po-ist, you just need some time to adjust.
Smash: Mama, I don't have any time! You know what's it's like over there? It's like blood in the water! I mean, I've got backs to try and steal my job, and Coach watching me like a hawk! So no, no I'm not gonna slow down... at least not right now.
Mama Williams: I just worry about you. I know...

Blinders [1.15][edit]

Coach Mac: Smash for quarterback?
Female Reporter: Yeah.
Coach Mac: I believe Smash is better suited for the position he’s in.
Female Reporter: How do you mean?
Coach Mac: Well, guys like Smash and Baxter and even Voodoo they got a natural gift for running the ball
Female Reporter: All three are black, are you saying this gift has something to do with their skin color?
Coach Mac: What I’m saying Karen is and I’m saying in a good way, is that guys like Smash are--are fearless, they‘re dangerous. They’re like junkyard dogs. I mean, you want them carrying the ball. You want them tearing up turf out there.
Female Reporter: So let me get this straight, whites like Saracen make better quarterbacks because they are inherently smarter.
Coach Mac: You wanna put it that way, you could. Now, I’m not saying that all black guys are dumb, just saying they got diff…
Coach Taylor: Mac, I need to talk to you.

Coach Mac: Well, all right. You’re telling me that you think Matt Saracen has as much natural ability as a Smash?
Coach Taylor: You know what I’m telling you, what I’m telling you is that it’s not too damn smart to be making generalizations about people’s abilities based on their color. Think about that. That’s what I’m saying.
Coach Mac: All right. What’s done is done. No apology's gonna change that.
Coach Taylor: I’m not making a request.

Coach Taylor: [after Julie came home late] No, no, look at me. Please don’t do this. Don’t break our trust. Don’t take our trust from us. Please.
Julie: I’m sorry; today’s just been really…really kind of a crappy day. Matt’s been yelling at me all day about…stupid quarterback stuff.
Coach Taylor: Matt Saracen’s got you at quarterback? Wait honey. Hey, come here. What do you mean he’s got you at quarterback?

Coach Mac: What I perceive other then football is none of your business.
Smash: Whoa, I’m just trying to have a dialogue.
Coach Mac: Well, you save your dialoguing for your mommy.
Smash: Now, wait a minute, you said--
Coach Mac: No, you wait a minute son. You wait just a minute. I’ve been here for 27 years, and I am not about to be interrogated by some too big for his britches teenager, you got me?
Smash: What the hell you mean too big for my britches, Mac? You the one saying--
Coach Mac: This is done. This is over. I am done with this. I am done. Look, if I hear you whining or anybody else whining about this anymore. You’re gonna be warming your ass on the bench Friday night, you got me?
Smash: Oh, no, you can’t do that.
Coach Mac: Oh I can, yeah and I will. I’m tired of this crap.

Black Eyes & Broken Hearts [1.16][edit]

Coach Taylor: Listen to me. Everything hangs in the balance right here. I have a question and I need some advice from you.
Tami: Alright.
Coach Taylor: I need to talk to the guidance counselor, not my wife. I need some unbiased, clear, honest advice. Everything hangs in the balance.
Tami: Alright, sit down. Come on, sit down.
Coach Taylor: The Boosters and Buddy want me to fire Mac McGill. I don't wanna fire Mac McGill. Mac McGill is a damn good coach and Mac McGill is important for me in the playoffs. I thought this was going to end a while ago. I didn't think it would go on as far as it did, I was wrong.
Tami: So what's the question?
Coach Taylor: The question is what do I do about firing Mac McGill?
Tami: What did he say?
Coach Taylor: Honey, you heard what he said. Everyone heard what he said.
Tami: I know, I know what he said. I want to review, let's review. Let's review the events.
Coach Taylor: About Smash Williams, he said the black players have a gift for running the ball. That they're fearless.
Tami: Right. Fearless, they've got a gift. Wasn't there something else in that little phrase?
Coach Taylor: He said the thing about the junkyard dog thing, as far as the players like Matt Saracen.
Tami: You mean the white players?
Coach Taylor: Yes, the white players. He said they don't have the physicality. But he said they have more creative thinking which makes them more suited to lead. That's what he said. It was a stupid thing to say. I understand.
Tami: Well, I mean, as the guidance counselor I gotta say that that, to me, is a fireable offense. What he said.
Coach Taylor: Alright let me talk to my wife. Let me talk to the person who cares about me and cares about the team, and also has to understand the relevance and the importance to our future of us winning the regional.
Tami: There is nothing more clear to me that your team is way more important to you then Mac McGill.
Coach Taylor: Is there anyone else I can talk to?
Tami: You can talk to your friend.
Coach Taylor: What does she have to say?
Tami: This is not about Mac McGill, it's not about the team. This is about you. You've been put in this position now where you've got to make the decision. If you don't fire him at this point you are condoning what he said.
Coach Taylor: Honey he said something stupid, he's not a racist. He's a friend.
Tami: I know, but that is not something for a kids' assistant coach to say. No less for a government employee, which is what he is.
Coach Taylor: The three of you scare me.

Tim: What do you do?
JV Player: Uh, okay, I know this.
Tim: Too late, play's over. You waited too long to make a decision and now we lost the game 'cause of you. We're not going to State and the whole town of Dillon hates you. You're never gonna get laid your entire life. Fact.

Julie: [about being friends with Tyra] Okay, so, first you don’t want me dating Matt Saracen, now you’re picking my friends for me, so maybe you guys should just….home-school me.
Tami: Honey, I don’t like your tone, I don’t like your sarcasm, and I really don’t understand what you see in hanging out with this girl. She’s been suspended from school three times. Do you realize that? One time for drinking on campus.

Mama Williams: You quitting football to try and make a point about racism in a small Texas town, that ain't the "Million Man March" You are seventeen and you got a brilliant future ahead of you and I'm not gonna sit here and watch you throw it away trying to teach a lesson to a bunch of fools. You know how you get back at people that think like Mac McGill. You get back on that team. You play like the star that you are and you get recruited by an A-list University, go on and get your degree. Now you get up from here, get you something to eat, get your butt in the bed 'cause you're going to that game tomorrow.
Smash: What about everybody who said they weren't gonna play?
Mama Williams: You a leader, honey. They'll follow you.

Coach Taylor: How long we gonna sit out here?
Tami: A little bit longer.
Coach Taylor: All the other parents have picked up their perps. Why can't we pick up ours?

I Think We Should Have Sex [1.17][edit]

Matt: So, you wanna maybe try and study again in the...
Julie: I think we should have sex.
Matt: ...Morning.
Julie: Well, I think it’s time, don’t you think. [Matt nods] Yeah, me too, so um, let’s get on that. Good night.
Tami: [from the car] Hey, Matt.
Matt: Hi, Mrs…Mrs. Coach.

Tami: Are you and Matt Saracen having sex?
Julie: No. We’re thinking about it.
Tami: You’re thinking about it. Are you thinking about pregnancy, are you thinking about sexually transmitted diseases?
Julie: Well, I mean obviously that’s why he’s buying condoms.
Tami: Oh, I see, so you’re just buying condoms and then when you buy condoms that just makes you ready to make love to somebody.
Julie: [smiles] Making love?
Tami: Don’t do that, don’t you smirk at me right now, I am very upset. You are not allowed to have sex. You’re fifteen years old.

Coach Taylor: [after finding out his daughter may be planning to have sex] You did tell her that if he touches one hair on her we're sending her to a nunnery in Rome, and I would rip his head off.

[Julie and Matt are making out in a cabin]
Julie: Does it just smell like wet dog?
Matt: You know what, let’s not do this.
Julie: Nnnnn-No, nnn-no, I told you I want to.
Matt: Nnnn-No, you really don’t and that’s OK because we don’t have to.
Julie: We…we don’t?
Matt: No, we can just hang out or, uh eat or I don’t know, whatever.
Julie: Really?
Matt: Yeah, but don’t touch me right now; just give me a minute, please.

Matt: Do, you want me to walk you to the door or something?
Julie: Are you kidding me, my dad’s gonna kill you if he sees you. Where are my keys?
Matt: Julie, I love you.
Julie: Uh, what?
Matt: I love you.
Julie: Um…um. Me, too. I love you too. I’ll call you later.
Matt: OK, bye.

Extended Families [1.18][edit]

Matt: Does your mom know that you’re here?
Julie: Matt, why are you even asking that?
Matt: Look, it’s just I don’t really want you getting grounded again. I kind of like being allowed to see you.
Julie: [laughing] I’m not gonna get grounded again okay?
Matt: You’re not?
Julie: No, and nothing is gonna keep me from seeing you.

Jason: You’re funny when you're drunk.
Lyla: It’s not funny, Jason when you drive all the way from Dillon and you find your boyfriend with people that scare you, and getting tattoos from sexy girls.
[Jason laughs]
Lyla: It’s not funny. It’s not funny, Jason. It’s not funny. You’re changing and it is so real. And I’m not changing with you. We’re never gonna last because I’m not changing with you.
Jason: Oh, I’m sorry… Lyla.
Lyla: [crying] I don’t know…
Jason: Look, I’m sorry…
Lyla: It’s okay. No, it’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay, because you know what? It’s bigger than us--
Jason: Nothing is bigger than us Lyla! Nothing is bigger than us. Nothing is bigger than the love I have for you in my heart. Nothing is bigger than that. And I’m not holding on to you anymore because you’re all I have left, I’m holding on you because I love you and I need you in my life. And I’m not giving you up with out a fight. And I’m not letting you go. I love you.

Smash: You feeling okay?
Waverly: I feel wonderful. Why are you asking me, why?
Smash: You seem a little different lately.
Waverly: It’s cause, cause I’m alive, because I’m feeling the world. If that’s different, then sign me up, I’m different. I’m great. All right, it’s like this. I was taking some medication for a while and now I’m off of it.
Smash: What kind of medication?
Waverly: It was like this stuff for, uh, mood disorder. It’s really no big deal. I’m better now. I’ve got it under control. I don’t need drugs to keep me straight.

Bo: What are you doing, Tim Riggins?
Tim: I’m fixing my truck.
Bo: Well, I’m Bo Miller; I’m your new next door neighbor.
Tim: Ok.
Bo: And you’re Tim Riggins, number 33 who single handedly led the Panthers to the semi’s. What happened to your eye? Are you gonna be able to play in the semi’s?
Tim: Can you shut up?
Bo: I don’t know. Can I?
Tim: Stop, please. I’m gonna need you to shut up 'cause I’m incredibly hung over right now.
Bo: What does that mean?
Tim: You’re going to need to go home, okay? Thank you.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes [1.19][edit]

Julie: Who’s looking for a job? We’re moving again aren’t we?
Tami: Honey, your father was offered an amazing job at TMU in Austin.
Julie: Well, that’s good, that’s good because guess what? I’m not going. I’m really, I’m not going.

Julie: I've been moving around my entire life, and for the first just felt like I was at home. And..and..I know going to Austin and being some college football coach is your dream. But I have dreams too...and they're coming true right here.
Coach Taylor: I hear ya...

Jackie Miller: I think if you ignore the bully the bully will go away
Tim: Know what, man? No offense, but if you ignore the bully, he's gonna kick your ass even more.
Jackie Miller: How do you know? Were you bullied in the fourth grade?
Tim: No, I was the bully.

[On the Dillon High football field]
Matt: What do you mean she's bipolar?
Smash: It means she's crazy.
Jason: Look, Matt, it just means she's got issues, you know. Just like everybody else in this town.
Matt: [to Smash] Well, how are you handling it?
Smash: Takin' it like a man, Matty. You know....avoiding her calls, ducking out, hiding in the bushes.

Matt: [protests] I got a lot of crap going on right now. I don't need another problem, ok?
Smash: [jokingly] You got troubles, Matty? What you got, QB1?
Jason: [teases] Saracen's got a little something on his mind, fellas.
Smash: Aww, you got troubles, Matty? Come on, talk to the Smash. I'll help you out.
Matt: Just sayin'....
Smash: Look, you wanna see troubles, look at me. [mutters] Crazy Waverly.
Tim: We comparing girl problems now? I just tried to make out with my next-door neighbor who is at least in her mid-thirties. [Smash and Matt all stare at him] Pretty much got put through the wall for that one. So I think I win.
Jason: [deadpan] No. Chair says I win. Every time. [chuckles]
Smash: He got that.
Tim: Six wins.

Mud Bowl [1.20][edit]

Landry: Tyra, is that you? What are you doing here?
Tyra: Nothing. Just wishing I could build a time machine and go back and shoot who ever it is that invented Algebra, that’s for sure.
Landry: Well, see that’s kind of a Catch-22, though because in order to invent that time machine, you may need to use Algebra.

Lyla: Why haven’t you called? It doesn’t look like you’re busy, it looks like you’re watching TV. Listen, I know it may be a lot to ask of you to call me so that I know if we are engaged or boyfriend and girlfriend or really good pals.
Jason: Get off my back, Lyla. What do I have right now, huh? I got a girlfriend who cheated on me. I got parents that are breaking up because of some stupid lawsuit. I lost the Coach, lost the team, lost my friends, lost Quad Rugby, so I got nothing. So I’m sorry if I’m not being the perfect boyfriend right now, but I got a lot more on my mind than Powder Puff and prom, and this cup is way too full. I’ll spill it you know that.
Lyla: [throws cup of water on Jason] No, it’s not too full.
Jason: What the hell was that for?!
Lyla: You think it’s been easy for me helping you in and out of that chair?
Jason: Well, no one is holding a gun to your head.
Lyla: I do it because I love you, stupid, but now you’re sitting here feeling sorry for yourself and acting like a jackass all the time. You wanna play Rugby, find another team. You hate this lawsuit so much, find a way to make it go away. Next time you want a glass of water, say please.

Billy: That kid calling you Daddy, yet?
Tim: Uh uh, doesn’t know anything about it.
Billy: I might not have a PhD in stupid like you do, but I’m a tell you right now, this is gonna turn out badly. Hell is probably gonna end badly right around State.

Julie: [tackles Matt Saracen and kisses him] I’ll always love you no matter what happens.

Best Laid Plans [1.21][edit]

Landry: [to Tyra] But for some reason I really just think that there's a guy out there that'll show up sober, that'll listen to you when you talk, that'll actually, you know, respect your opinions and actually take care of you and recognize you for the smart and beautiful and caring woman that you are, Tyra...

Coach Taylor: We done fighting?
Tami: Uh huh.
Coach Taylor: I love you. I respect you. I am proud of you. I am in love with you completely. I'm sorry for the way all this happened. [pause] I'll tell you what, though. Austin is going to be good to this family.
Tami: I know it is. But, baby, I'm not going to Austin. I can't leave here now.

Coach Taylor: Sunday. Big championship game. How you feeling?
Matt: Good, I'm feelin' good.
Coach Taylor: Yeah, you think you're ready?
Matt: Yeah!
Coach Taylor: You think he's ready?
Jason: I don't think he's ready.
Coach Taylor: I'm not thinking you're ready either.
Jason: I'm thinking that if he plays up in Dallas like he played last Friday night, they're gonna eat him for breakfast.
Coach Taylor: That's pretty much what I'm thinking.
Jason: I think they're gonna squash him.
Coach Taylor: Pretty much like a bug.
Jason: Like a flea, Saracen.
Coach Taylor: So I don't want you restin' on your laurels, you understand me?
Jason: You don't have any laurels, Saracen.
Coach Taylor: Not a damn laurel. Here's what's gonna happen: You're gonna be workin' with Jason here.
Matt: Okay.
Coach Taylor: You're gonna do everything Jason tells you to. And you're gonna do it 'cause Jason has my blessing. So if he tells you to jump off a cliff, I want you to jump off that cliff. Now you tell me: Saracen, why are you gonna jump off that cliff?
Matt: 'Cause, 'cause he has your blessing?
Coach Taylor: That's exactly right! [To Jason] You have any problems, you let me know.
Jason: Thank you, coach.
Coach Taylor: Have a good day, son. [Leaves the office]
Matt: All right, coach.
Jason: What are you still standing there for, Saracen? Go finish your weights, finish your program. Get your plays. Meet me in the film room for lunch. And get used to that because we're gonna be havin' an awful lot of meals together.
Matt: Well, actually I usually have lunch with Julie.
Jason: I'll take care of Julie for you, don't worry about it. I'll give her a nice call and tell her there's a new girl in town. And that girl is me! Thank you, Saracen. Hit the weights.
Matt: Okay. Great.

Coach Taylor: Let start tonight with... Smash. Now what is there to say about Smash? There's nothing to say about him, I don't think, that he hasn't already said about himself.
Smash: I'm in on it, now you got me on that, Coach. You got me on that.

Smash Now, for as long as I know Tim Riggins, there's only two phrases that can put a smile on his face. Number 1: We're going to State. And Number 2: The results are in: You are NOT the father.

State [1.22][edit]

Coach Taylor: Every man at some point in his life is going to lose a battle. He is going to fight and he is going to lose. But what makes him a man is at the midst of that battle he does not lose himself. This game is not over, this battle is not over.

Coach Taylor: I believe I know what y'all are thinking right now. Y'all think that Coach is a bastard for taking this job. I would see to that, that y'all have dreams. Lot of you have dreams to play college ball, pro ball. There is nothing more important to me than to help you achieve those dreams. I'd promise you that. I have dreams too. It's long been a dream of mine to coach in Division One school like TMU. Whatever it is you're feeling, I don't blame you. It is all pretty raw. You may not accept it now, but I pray one day you will. I don't like the press. I never have. Should've been done different. I apologize it wasn't.

Coach Taylor: Tomorrow, every seat in this stadium is gonna be filled up. It's what we've been waiting for. It's what we've been working so hard for. Does it get better than this?
All: No, sir.
Coach Taylor: Oh, hell, I don't think it does. Soak it in.

Landry: I'm pullin' over.
Tyra: Why?
Landry: Because it's the Christian thing to do.
Tyra: [to Lyla] Oh, hey, cheating cheerleader bitch. Wanna ride?

Jason: Take a knee. Alright y'all. Today we're champions. Feels good, right?
All: Yeah!
Jason: Enjoy it while it lasts, 'cause tomorrow we're targets. Next season, every other team in Texas is gonna be gunning for us 'cause we're Number One. And I don't know about y'all, but anything less than State Championship is completely unacceptable. Here's what we're gonna do. We're gonna think about the off-season. The off-season is about development. Development of strength; development of speed; development of character. Football is a 12-month, 52-week, 365-day commitment, Gentleman. Have a great day today. Enjoy it while it lasts, tomorrow, we're going to work.

Season 2[edit]

Last Days of Summer [2.01][edit]

Tim: You look good, real good...
Lyla: Thanks, that's probably because yesterday I was baptized and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. What did you do recently, Tim?
Tim: Uh, I had a threeway with the Stratton sisters...

Lyla: [saying grace at dinner with her mom and her new boyfriend] Thank you Lord for this food that we are about to receive and for your wisdom Lord. I pray that you will guide me and everyone at this table to help respect You and make good choices ... for example to not take advantage of the vulnerability of a recently separated but not yet divorced woman ... and in turn to give others at the table the strength to remember that a mother of three should not be wearing skinny jeans. Amen. [They all release hands] Bon appetit!

Matt: All I'm saying is, she's my girlfriend right, so she probably shouldn't be staring off at Swedish people like that.
Landry: Why don't you go punch him in the face?
Matt: Oh, is that what you would do?
Landry: In some situations you need to ask yourself, W.W.R.D.? What Would Riggins Do? In this situation?
Matt: Riggins would not be in this situation 'cause Riggins is captain of the S.S. Ta-Tas over there.

Bill McGregor: Well, you got a decision to make, Jason. You can come to the games on Friday Nights and be some kind of 'Town Symbol', some kind of mascot; or you can come to Friday night games and you can be a football coach. But you can't be both. They can't be your friends.

Bad Ideas [2.02][edit]

Tyra: Okay, you need to take a deep breath here and calm down. That's all I'm saying.
Landry: I can take all the deep breaths that I want but that's not going to matter when I'm in the electric chair.

Tyra: Act like a man then!
Landry: You mean act like a man.
Tyra: Yeah.
Landry: That's real easy for you to say because you're not the one who killed him, are you. You don't have to think about that, you don't have to close your eyes and hear the sound of his skull cracking every time you go to sleep, do you? Don't tell me to act like a man. 'Cause you know what, the thing about this is I would do that again for you in a second because he hurt you and because I'm in love with you, all right. And don't... don't look at me like that, okay. Don't, because you know, you've known forever, it's not some big secret, all right. Let's just, let's not pretend this is some great thing that we did and don't... don't tell me to become a man, all right? Because if that's your definition of a man, then that's extremely sad.

Are You Ready for Friday Night? [2.03][edit]

Jason: Missed you at practice today, Riggs.
Tim: Well, yeah. Doc told me to rest, so I'm resting.
Jason: Yeah, did he prescribe a 12 pack, too?
Tim: No, that was me.

Lyla: You should try practice without a hangover. I hear it's a entirely different game.
Tim: Yeah, that's kind of what I'm afraid of.

Coach McGregor: Come on, Riggins! You have this half-ass, candy-ass, lame-ass, whiskey-breath, dirty-hair attitude! You're gonna wake up in the morning; you're gonna find your career gone! Gone, like a memory, like a postcard, like a bad dream, like a level fair, like a night train! Get those knees up in the air and get that tire up and wear it like a crown! Praise the game of football! That's what I want to see! Show me something! Show me something! That's it! Yeah! You're in it now!
[Riggins drops the tire and passes out]
Coach McGregor: Get up, Riggins!

Backfire [2.04][edit]

Lyla: [seeing Santiago walking out of the reform school] Hey, if this is your escape plan, it needs work. [drives up next to him] I was just kidding. I heard you got out. Congratulations.
Santiago: Yeah, I'm on probation now. Congratulations!
Lyla: [to herself] Okay. [drives to Santiago and opens door to offer him a ride]
Santiago: What are you tryin' to do?
Lyla: I-I'm puttin' my money where my mouth is. Come on.

Tim: [After Jason bails Tim out of jail in Mexico] Sweet, Six. Took you long enough. Now those gals are probably gone.
Jason: Shut your mouth, Riggins! I should have left you in there all damn night. Sad sorry ass! I'm not supposed to be spending my money on your bail.
Tim: Yeah, it's my fault we find the only honest cop in Mexico.
Jason: Shut your ass, Riggins! You know this money's for my surgery. It's not for your damn bail.
Tim: What's your problem, Six?
Jason: You know what? I came down here for a reason, all right? I know you think it's stupid, but guess what--it's not. You go ahead and get loaded tonight and catch syphilis from whatever skanky jailbait, random hooker or whore you can find on the street, but I'm going back to the hotel! [wheels himself away]
Tim: Can you at least buy me a couple of tacos?

Coach McGregor: What a crock. You don't piss on my shoes and tell me it's raining.

Let's Get It On [2.05][edit]

Matt: I don't think that I can go to the concert.
Julie: Why can't you go to the concert?
Matt: Because I'm pissed off at you. I mean, you cheated on me with the Swede and then you wouldn't tell me about it until I pushed you about it and then when that didn't seem to work out you came back to me as if, you know, that would just be okay and you never said you were sorry.
Julie: I am sorry.
Matt: That might have worked a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure you'll find somebody else to go to the concert with you.

Coach Taylor: [to Smash after he insulted Matt] You watch your mouth! What the hell do you think you're doing?
Matt: He's just doing the same thing you did.
Coach Taylor: I'm sorry?
Matt: You just used us as a stepping stone to get to TMU and when that didn't work out you came back thinking we'd be happy to have you. It's kinda like what your daughter did with the Polish, Swedish kid, whatever the hell he is.

Tami: Wanna fool around?
Coach Taylor: Do you?
Tami: Mm-yeah.
Coach Taylor: I don't sense a true commitment from that.

Landry: [to the football team] Maybe we're forgetting that we're a lot stronger together than we're ever gonna be alone. I realize that I am not anywhere close to one of the most talented players in this room and I know I've never played one real down of football but, but I know we can - we can either win together or we can lose alone. And I know it sounds stupid but it is an honor just to stand in here with ya'll.

Tim: Hey, what are you doing?
Lyla: I'm, leaving, Tim.
Tim: What do you mean "You're leaving?"
Lyla:I'm just... I'm going.
Tim: Why?
Lyla:Because: You guys just think it is a big joke.
Tim: I don't think think it's a big joke, Lyla.
Lyla: Really? All you've done is going to whorehouses and karaoke bars.
Tim: Yeah, what else do you do in Mexico, Garrity?
Lyla: You're an idiot. You think this is easy for me? You call me down here to help, and Jason didn't even know I was coming, you have no plan whatsoever...
Tim: Actually yes, as the matter of fact, I do have a plan. Guess what? It's right here.
Lyla: Oh really, what's your plan, Tim?
Tim: Yeah.
Lyla: A BOOZE CRUISE? THIS is your plan?
Tim: Yeah, a booze cruise. All inclusive meal, snorkeling, dolphins. Yeah. A booze cruise. I thought it'll be good time to chat to him on the boat. What?
Lyla: You think that: Way to talk to have a conversation with someone who's about to make the biggest mistake is his life is by taking him on a booze cruise?
Tim: Yeah, kind of, sort of.
Lyla: [scoffs and shakes her head]
Tim: What?
Lyla:I don't even know what it'd begin to tell you how distorted your view of the world is.
Tim: I'm distorted, my view's distorted? Really?
Lyla: Yeah, really, Tim.
Tim: Alright, that's great. Oh, that's great. I'm not the one...
Lyla: Really?
Tim: Yeah, yeah. I may as screwed up as you're saying, and that's fine, go with that. But at least I'm by Jay's side. At least I'm going through WHATEVER it is we're gonna go through together. I'll take him back in a BOX to Texas if I have to, Lyla. You? The second you're suss, you're ready to get on the next plane to Texas. That kind of sucks, for Jay AND for me. You know what? You know I'm right. You just won't admit it. I sin daily and I'm a better Christian than you, Garrity.
Lyla: Fine, I'll go on your stupid 'booze cruise'. You'd better man up and have a conversation with him. This is an intervention, Tim, and I can't do it by myself.

How Did I Get Here [2.06][edit]

Tim: What did I get you last year, Six?
Jason: Nothing. And I expect nothing from you this year either. The last time you actually gave me something, it was your brother's pool cue, you didn't tell him about it and he threatened to beat me up unless I gave it back to him. [chuckles at the memory] So, I'm gonna try not to get anything from you this year.

Tim: [amused to see Smash in his house] What's up?
Smash: Hey look, I want you to come over for dinner tonight. My momma'll cook.
Tim: [feigns horror] Are you asking me out on a date, Williams?

Jason: You ever notice that no one ever changes in this town? Nothing ever changes. Everybody goes to the same church or...same job, same restaurants. Everybody goes to the football game on Friday night. It's like this huge fish tank we're all stuck in and you can't find a way out. I'm kinda...I'm stuck. I'm stuck. [...] I'm not here to talk to God, I'm here to talk to you. 'Cause out of everyone I know, you're just about the only one that's changed their life and I admire it and I just wondered how you did it.
Lyla: You just do it.

Coach Taylor: Tell you something, coaches and players, they learn from each other. It goes both ways. You lift up everyone around you. A powerful gift earned. I hope I didn't let you down.
Jason: [grins] No, you didn't let me down, Coach.

Jason: You can have it all, but you can't have it all at once, so you take your memories where you can get'em. Right, Riggs?
Tim: Absolutely. Here's to many more memories. Happy birthday, Six.

Pantherama! [2.07][edit]

Coach Taylor: [Reading Julie's article] Quote: "Athletic director and Panther football coach Eric Taylor had no comment". She asked me through the bathroom door. What am I supposed to do? I was busy!

Seeing Other People [2.08][edit]

The Confession [2.09][edit]

Buddy: [as he and Santiago drive around] So you're ready for the game tonight? You may see some playing time tonight, son.
Santiago: What the hell's the point of all this?
Buddy: What'd you say, Santiago?
Santiago: I can't do it.
Buddy: What?
Santiago: What do you care if I play, huh? You don't know me. You're not my pops! You don't know nothing about me. You're just some fat white guy who wants to make himself feel good, that's what you are. And I don't need nothing from you, all right? I don't need to work at your car dealership and I sure as hell don't need football!
[Buddy pulls over the car]
Buddy: Shut that door. Shut the door! I'll tell you what, you want to go back to that cafeteria eating off of plastic with 200 guys going nowhere, you be my guest, son. Now listen to me. Tonight is your night. You have an opportunity to go out there and accept the challenge. You have the opportunity to become part of a team. If you don't do it tonight, then you're never gonna do it in your entire life. Now, I'm goin' to the field. So you get out, be my guest.
Santiago: I hate you. I hate you.
[Buddy starts driving again]

[(Matt and Carlotta are making out on his bed when his grandmother walks in and Matt covers Carlotta with his sheets]
Grandma Saracen: Matthew. Did you eat my Snackwells? My Snackwells!
Matt: Grandma, it's probably late for you to be eating snacks.
Grandma Saracen: Well, I want you to ask Carlotta if she ate the Snackwells.
Matt: You want me to ask her now?
Grandma Saracen: Well, no. In the morning! Getting kinda tired of this.
[Matt uncovers Carlotta's head]
Matt: You stole my grandma's Snackwells. You probably ate 'em too. First you take the tapioca...
[Carlotta laughs]

Landry: And I went inside to get the food, and she stayed outside. As soon as I heard what was happening I ran out, I dropped the bag and I ran out. And then I just started hitting him.
Officer: Stepped in to help your friend, is that it?
Landry: I wanted to kill him, sir.
Officer: Yeah but he was actually hurting the girl, right?
Landry: I picked up a pipe that was on the ground and I ran over and I hit him, I hit him twice on the head as hard as I could.

There Goes the Neighborhood [2.10][edit]

Julie: You just gotta let it go sometimes, you just...gotta let people be who they wanna be and just let 'em go make out with whoever they wanna make out in front of whoever they feel like.
Landry: You don't just give up though. If you really care about something you don't just give up. You do whatever it takes.

Coach Taylor: [Taylor has Coach Dickies against the wall after locker room fight] Listen to me... if you ever, I mean EVER, touch one of my players again, you will never coach another football game as long as you live, you understand me? And after that, I will kick your old, tired ass six ways from Sunday, Donald. [to Santiago, laughing] Shut up.

Jumping the Gun [2.11][edit]

Slammin' Sammy: [Seracen has thrown a wide pass to Riggins, who runs it towards the goal line] Tim Riggins could go all the way!
[Dickies runs onto the field and side-checks Riggins, sending him to the ground]
Slammin' Sammy: HOLY COW!
Coach Taylor: [screaming in disbelief] HEY... WHOA!
Coach Dickies: You see that? YOU SEE THAT! All you gotta do is take him down!
[his assistant tries to restrain him, he shoves him away]
Coach Dickies: Get offa me! Get offa me! That's all it takes to take somebody down! Ya stick 'em!
[the stadium has fallen silent by this point]
Coach Dickies: You can say goodbye to playoffs!

[Taylor walks into Dickies' makeshift office in the film room]
Coach Taylor: Hey can I have a word alone in here, please?
[the assistants leave]
Coach Taylor: Thank you much. So what the hell was that? Don, what the hell was that?! You know what I think? I think you owe this school an apology, is what I think. And not only that, you owe the players over there an apology, that's what I think!
Coach Dickies: I got it.
Coach Taylor: You got what?! What is it you got, Don? What's it all about? I've done everything I can! This school has reached out... it has opened its arms to you!
Coach Dickies: [quietly] You don't know what I'm going through.
Coach Taylor: No, I don't know what you're going through. But you know what? For two weeks now, we have done everything we can to help you out over here. I've been puttin' up with two weeks... why don't you share with me!
Coach Dickies: My wife's got three months to live... and I don't have a game plan for that.
[Taylor is speechless]
Coach Dickies: I'm not using that as an excuse... please know that. [near tears] I do owe you an apology. You tell Riggins... he's a fine player... and I am deeply sorry for what I've done to him. I don't know what I'm gonna do... not gonna be coaching anytime soon.
Coach Taylor: I'm very sorry.
Coach Dickies: Thanks.

Coach Taylor: I jumped to conclusions. I'm well aware of what happened the other night. I apologize. I was wrong.
Tim Riggins: It's fine, coach.
Coach Taylor: No, it's not fine.I couldn't have mishandled it any worse, and I apologize. The last couple weeks have been giving you hell. And not once, have you come to me and complained. And then... Then you got it where you protected my daughter, and you're not letting me think bad of her. And again, you don't say a word. Not a word. And I'll tell you something, not as a coach, but as a father... You realize what an honorable thing that is? That is very honorable.
Tim Riggins: Thank you, sir.
Coach Taylor:All right. Rest this weekend.
Tim Riggins: Will do, coach.

Who Do You Think You Are? [2.12][edit]

Humble Pie [2.13][edit]

Leave No One Behind [2.14][edit]

Coach Taylor: [yelling] You know how many people depend on you to make good decisions? Huh? Do you have any idea? Your grandmother, your friends, your teammates. You better start making them, you better stop being so damn selfish, you hear me?
Matt: Shut up! Just shut up! You don't care about me, you left me for a better job, your daughter left me for a better guy, Carlotta left me for Guatemala, my dad left me for a damn war. Everybody leaves me. What's wrong with me?
Coach Taylor: There is nothing wrong with you. There is nothing wrong with you at all.

May the Best Man Win [2.15][edit]

Season 3[edit]

I Knew You When [3.01][edit]

Reporter: So, you're saying Matt Saracen is your man.
Coach Taylor: That is very much what I'm saying. Matt Saracen, whether he is on the field or off the field, whatever you throw at that young man, he can handle.

Tim: Hey.
Lyla: Hey.
Tim: How are you?
Lyla: Good.
Tim: Uh, two things. Thank you, for kind of kicking my ass in gear, cause I know I needed it. And I kind of owe tonight to you. And two, I'm okay if you don't tell anyone about us. As long as this works with you.
Lyla: Wow.
Tim: Alright. [walks away]
Lyla: Tim.
Tim: Yeah [turns around]
[Lyla walks over to Tim and starts kissing him]

Billy: [about Lyla] You're a rebound from Jesus.
Tim: No, I'm not a rebound.
Billy: You're a summer fling.
Tim: I don't believe that.

Tim: You know what, you know what the problem really is? Is that you don't take me seriously. I'm some fling to you.
Lyla: You're not a fling.
Tim: Okay, then what's the problem? [pause]: Shoot.
Lyla: Okay. You want to know what the problem is Tim? You scare me.
Tim: I scare you.
Lyla: Yeah, you scare me. You're Tim Riggins. You show up drunk to school. You don't do your own homework. You have rally girls do your homework for you. You don't go to class. Your relationships last about 20 minutes. How am I suppose to take you seriously if you don't take yourself seriously?

Smash: [to Coach Taylor while playing racquetball] You realize this is the whitest sport in history?

Tami Knows Best [3.02][edit]

[Tim is trying on a jacket]
Lyla: Ok, take it off, take it off, come on.
Tim: Lyla, I know how to dress myself.
Lyla: No, you only know how to put on a plaid shirt and button one button.
Tim: You know what would be great? We just leave, cause I don't wanna go to this dinner in the first place.
Lyla: Yeah well, if you only did what you wanted to do, your life would be all about football, beer, and sex, wouldn't it?
Tim: And what's the problem with that?

Grandma Saracen: I saw that game tonight. You played great, you just played great.
Matt: [heavy-heartedly] Thanks.
Grandma Saracen: You've always loved football, Matty. I remember when you were two years old, you were trying to throw a football and it was bigger than you were. And you were such a sweet baby, such a sweet, sweet baby. But here you are all grown up taking care of everything. I don't know what I'd do without you. I don't know. Matthew? I love you.
Matt: I know. I, I love you, too, grandma. [She starts crying] Grandma, hey. [Matt hugs her]
Grandma Saracen: You are such a good boy.
Matt: That's because I was raised by you.

Lyla: I didn’t know you googled.
Tim: I’m not retarded. I google.
Lyla: Yeah I know but sometimes you pretend you are.

How The Other Half Lives [3.03][edit]

Tim: You are coming over tomorrow night, correct?
Lyla: Mindy and Angela are gonna be there.
Tim: [confused] OK, no Mindy, what.. No.
Lyla: I don't know if you notice or not, but Mindy and Angela hate me.
Tim: What? They don't hate you. They don't even know you. If they did, they'd love you. And you know what? Somebody wants his girlfriend to be there. Okay? And you know what? If they even look at you wrong, and you don't see it, and I do? I'm gonna blindside them with the worst block they'll have ever seen. So what I want from you right now is for you to say, "Yes, Tim, I can't wait to see you and hang out with you tomorrow night".

Matt: I'm just trying to worry about beating Arnett Mead on Friday. That's all I wanna be thinking about, okay? And, and that's hard. I don't know if you're aware, but we never beat Arnett Mead. I mean, not even Jason Street ever beat Arnett Mead ever, okay? So, I'm trying to worry about that, meantime I got some freshman named Joe Doyle breathing down my neck and it's - look, if I hear anyone talk about this 70 yard pass he threw like ever again I'm gonna lose it because I don't even care. It was in practice, it wasn't defenders, it was no- I can throw a ball 70 yards if no one's like, running at me. It's harder to do - Sorry, you don't care about this.
Julie: No, I do care.
Matt: No, you shouldn't. I'm just, I'm just ranting. I apologize.
Julie: You're really adorable when you rant.

Coach Taylor: [trying to reassure a worried Matt who's been watching J.D. practice] You listen to me. That is not my quarterback, you are my quarterback. You understand that? I want you concentrating on Friday night. You go out there and you play with what we've taught you and what you know everything is gonna go just fine.
Matt: Yes, sir.

Hello, Goodbye [3.04][edit]

Coach Taylor: There's no doubt that J.D. McCoy, he wins when it comes to physical skills. I understand that. Hell, he's got the best arm of any high school quarterback I've ever seen. And that includes Jason Street. And then you've got Matt. Hell, Matt's got the experience. He's got three seasons under his belt. The team knows how to play with Matt. I know what I've got with Matt Saracen.
Tami: That's a hard decision, babe.
Coach Taylor: After everything that kid's been through, I bench him half way through his senior year? It'll kill him.
Tami: I know. And he's like family.
Coach Taylor: I can't make a decision based on that.

Tami: I love that about you.
Coach Taylor: What? That I can't make a decision to save my life?
Tami: No. That you make the decision with such a conscience. What other coach would think like that? I think it's because you're a teacher first. You--you are a molder of men. And I find that admirable, and I find that very sexy.

Coach Taylor: I need a drink.
Tami: We've got wine at the house.
Coach Taylor: I need a scotch flavored drink.
Tami: Let me call Jules.

Every Rose Has Its Thorn [3.05][edit]

Matt: There's this new freshmen this year and everyone think he's the next Peyton Manning or something, so I got replaced.
Shelby: Oh Matt, I'm sorry. You don't deserve that.
Matt: I didn't really deserve the job in the first place. The only reason I was starting is 'cause our quarterback, Jason Street, he got paralyzed in the middle of a game.
Shelby: Oh my god.
Matt: Yeah, it was pretty horrible. You know, they needed me and I stepped up, and I worked my ass off and I did everything I could, you know? But I guess it just wasn't really enough.
Shelby: It sounds like you did a great job...ever think about just taking a break?
Matt: You can't quit the team.
Shelby: Why, what would they do? Shoot you?
Matt: Probably. We do live in Texas.

Tim:It's when all the scared rats start running away from the sinking market that the true entrepreneurs come in, Billy. True visionaries.
Billy: I'm a visionary.
Herc: Psh, look at ya!

[Billy and Tim arrive at the bank late]
Herc: No thanks to you two, the bank has approved our loan.
Jason: Got to play the whole crippled town football star thing.
Herc: [grins, feigns emotion] So emotional, so believable!
Jason: 'Cause I know the crippled town football star is not giving up.

Jason: [at the bank] I'm pretty sure that I don't have to explain to you what's at stake, Billy. And I'm also pretty sure I don't have to explain to you that tellin' somebody something's liquid when it's not quite liquid is a pretty dumbass thing to do!
Billy: Hey! Let's not start with the name callin'. Otherwise, I'll walk right outta here. It's not fair. And I can't punch you. You're in a wheelchair.
Jason: Oh, I'll swing back! Just ask your brother. You wanna take this outside, shorty?

[Coach Taylor walks into Matt blowing off steam in the locker room]
Coach Taylor: Hey! What the hell are you doing?
Matt: I did whatever you asked me to. I helped you win a state championship, I got you to 3-1 this season, I worked my ass off in practice. I do everything that you say! If it's 'cause J.D. is better than me, tell me that!
Coach Taylor: Son, I'm gonna be honest. My job is to field a team out there that wins games. Right now, that means J.D: McCoy. Yes.
Matt: Okay. Then I quit.
Coach Taylor: You're not quitting this team.
Matt: Yes, I am.
Coach Taylor: No, you're not quitting this team and I'm not gonna let you quit. I know you. You quit this team you're gonna hate yourself. You wanna be pissed? Fine, you go ahead, you be pissed. I don't give a damn. But you are not quitting this team.
Matt: Fine. Fine, I'll sit on your bench. I'll come to practice and I'll do whatever you tell me to do. But I'm gonna hate it. And you're gonna hate it. Good talk, coach.

It Ain't Easy Being J.D. McCoy [3.06][edit]

Billy: [Looking at the to-do list that Jason has just made them for the Garrity house] Why do we have to do all the stuff upstairs?
Jason: [sitting in his wheelchair next to Herc] I'm gonna pretend you didn't just ask that.

Jason: [to Tim] What are you doing out of school? [to Billy] What did you write him a note or something?
Tim: I told them I was pregnant. Need a few days to relax.

Coach Taylor: [to Jason] Woah...slow down a second. Wait a second. First of all, you're not going to be a deadbeat dad. You're going to calm down here. Look man, you're twenty years old. You're not supposed to know what you're gonna do with the rest of your life yet. You're doing what you think is best. You're following through on what you think is best and that's what you should be doing. You have a plan and you're executing it, what's wrong with that? But you gotta give it a chance, you gotta give yourself time. You can't beat yourself up because you're taking chances on things, but don't start giving up on what you set forth to do in the beginning, 'cause that's gonna get you nowhere. I can promise you that.

[After a girl passing by says hello to Tim]
J.D.: How many girlfriends do you have?
Tim: [looking at Lyla] Just the one, McCoy.
J.D.: [looking at Lyla too] God, she is so pretty.
Tim: Yeah, she is pretty special, man.

Tyra: A woman showed up at my house with a baby looking for child support from Cash.
Julie: It could be worse
Tyra: Really? I don't see how it could get worse.
Julie: She could be his sister. [Tyra laughs]
Tyra: Sounds like something Landry would say.

Keeping Up Appearances [3.07][edit]

Jason: Do you think I could make it somewhere else? Like as a sports agent? Do you think I'd be good at it?
Lyla: You're leaving.
Jason: I didn't say that.
Lyla: You didn't have to. I think you'd be a great sports agent.

Jason: What's been your favorite memory of your brother playing football?
Billy: Probably watching him get that ring back in '06. Yeah, after all we've been through together, um, to see him win state, that was, that was probably the happiest day of my life. I was just really proud of him.

Jason: What single characteristic as a football player do you think defines Tim Riggins?
Coach Taylor: Toughness. I have never seen a kid with more fortitude than Tim Riggins. No fear.

Landry: Mrs. Taylor, can I ask you like...can I talk to you a second?
Tami: Sure.
Landry: I'm starting to feel like I have some sort of repellent that repels females away and sends them running.
Tami: Mmhmm.
Landry: I was in love with Tyra for a long time and I chased her away and then there was another girl and I completely chased her was a lot quicker.
Tami: Here's the thing, and I know it's probably not easy to see here in Dillon, but you are at the beginning of your life. A lot of these football heroes around here, they're not gonna get much farther than this. But you're gonna go to some great college and have a career that you love. And I'm telling you right now, women are gonna flock to you. I know it's hard to believe, but that's how it's gonna work. You're a good person and this is just the beginning. I'm right one hundred percent of the time. You can ask my husband.

Landry: [about learning his new "girlfriend"is actually gay] Okay, I'm gonna go let this sink in because I don't know how to react right now.

New York, New York [3.08][edit]

Billy: [raising his glass] I love this life.
Tim: What? That's not a cheer, that's thinking out loud.
Jason: To money!
Billy: To being bad ass real estate guys who just––
Herc: To money!

Tami: [about a house for sale] Pretty great, right?
Coach Taylor:: Honey, as much as I would love to give this to you, and the kids, and's a beautiful house. It's a lot of money. If we did this I wouldn't sleep I would be so worried. It would bury me. We can't do this. I'm sorry.
Tami: I don't need this house. I don't. 'Cause I got you and I got Jules, and Gracie Bell. And I have the best life. I don't need this house.

Julie: [after she gets her dad to consider moving Matt to wide receiver] So me being your girlfriend - does that entitle me to like ten percent of your endorsements?
Matt: No it doesn't.
Julie: We should set up a contract now.

Jason: When success is essential to keeping a family together there is nothing a man won't do. Nothing.

Tim: Hey Six? Um, I hope you get everything... [clears his throat] I hope you get everything you want. But no matter what happens in there, you're always gonna be my best friend, and you deserve to be happy.
Jason: Thank you...Texas forever.
Tim: Texas forever.

Game of the Week [3.09][edit]

Lyla: [walks in on Tim and Billy drinking] You're drunk right now? You have your meeting in like fifteen minutes.
Tim: I was just trying to help Billy mend his broken heart.

[Lyla comes out of her room]
Buddy: Oh.. It's alive! I thought I was gonna have to send in Search and Rescue.

Lyla: [discussing college] Did you really get in?
Tim: Yeah, only Riggins to get in, probably the last.
Lyla: I knew you would.
'Tim: I'm in because of you. [Leans in to kiss Lyla] Oh wow. Mmm...are you on a bender right now? I almost got a buzz off your breath there just now. Like, I don't think it's safe for me to drive right now. And for me to say that - it's a lot.
Lyla: I'm sorry...
Tim: Don't be. It's fantastic. [kisses her] I'll get drunk with you. I'm on board.

Coach Taylor: [giving a half-time pep talk] Y'all want to end this season? Pack your bags and go know where the door is. Otherwise I suggest you wake up, get your heads in this game. This defense is not gonna carry this team all night long. This offense has got to execute, or else I'll guarantee you our season ends tonight. Understood? I can't hear you.

The Giving Tree [3.10][edit]

Lyla: What do you want?
Buddy: What I want is for you to come home. This is no excuse for you to play house with your boyfriend.
Lyla: You're gonna lecture me on morals?
Buddy: Honey, we can work this out.
Lyla: How are we gonna work it out? You're $20,000 in the hole for tearing up a strip club. What are you gonna do? Rob a bank?

Landry: Have you ever read the book The Giving Tree?
Tyra: Yeah, when I was like five.
Landry: It's about this tree who loves this boy more than anything, right? And the boy just takes and takes and takes until there's absolutely nothing left but a stump. And I'm like the tree and you're the boy - just take and take and take, and there's absolutely nothing left Tyra. That's exactly what I feel like. Just a stump. Because this is not a friendship. You're selfish. It's not a friendship.

Landry: Please tell me the lesson you've learned.
Matt: Always lock the door.
Landry: When having sex with the Coach's daughter.

A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall [3.11][edit]

Landry: Tyra, do you want to remind me again why Mindy thinks that it's a good idea to have a party outside in December?
Tyra: Yeah, remind me again why my sister thinks it's a good idea to marry Billy Riggins?
Landry: That is a good point.
Tyra: That's a really good point.

Landry: Can I say something?
Tyra: Mm-hum.
Landry: Most, most girls that look like you do, things are easy, they can just coast by on their good looks for the rest of their lives and not really have to, not really have to worry. I mean, I know it sounds stupid, but I'm, I'm proud of how hard you've been working for this it, I mean, it says something. I just, I think good things are gonna happen to you, you just have to keep going.
Tyra: Thank you. [pause] Still think I'm good looking though, right?
Landry: You've still, you've still, you've.. you know, yeah. I think you're still okay.
[Tyra starts to laugh]
Tyra: Okay? Thanks. Grr. [She fake threaten him with the knife she is holding]

Landry: I don't want to step on your fingers or anything but you might want to slice those a little thinner because cucumber sandwiches are pretty delicate.
Tyra: Really?
Landry: Did I just lose a lot of man points for that?
Tyra: Yeah you did.
Landry: Did I tell you I'm in a band though?
Tyra: See that's like 40,000 man points right there.

Tim: I'm hitting the sheets. Want to come?
Lyla: I can't. I have a rematch [on MarioKart]. Aren't you gonna watch?
Tim: No.
Lyla: Okay. Goodnight Grandpa

Underdogs [3.12][edit]

Coach Taylor: [about the game] I have no idea what's gonna happen tomorrow, babe.
Tami: Well, you're gonna win. Or you're gonna lose. Either way the sun's gonna come up the next morning.

Tim: Last game, Seven.
Matt: No regrets.

Coach Taylor: [after the game] I wanted everyone's friends and family to be in here to hear this, gentlemen. I have never been more proud of a team than I am right now. I am in awe of each and every one of you gentlemen. [Long pause] You played great football tonight. This is the game that people are gonna talk about for years to come. This is the game you are gonna talk about. There's not a single person in this room that's ever gonna be the same. You be proud of yourselves. Because gentlemen, you are champions.

Landry: You obviously don't believe any of what you're saying.
Tyra: Fine Landry, why don't you tell me what to write?
Landry: I don't, this is your essay, I don't...
Tyra: What, should I write about? My trashy family, about the fact that my sister's a stripper, or my mom is a high school drop out who drinks boxes of wine like it's water? Or about the fact that I lost my virginity when I was thirteen, or the fact that my papa wasn't around? How about that? Oh, I know. I could write about how up until two years ago I had enough hate in my heart to start a freaking car.
Landry: What changed?
Tyra: What?
Landry: What changed? Why did you stop having enough hate in your heart to start a freaking car?
Tyra: Jason Street got paralyzed. I realized that he was this great guy - this hero, and it happened to him. It made me realize that life isn't fair for anybody. Not just me.

Tyra: [reading her college essay] Two years ago, I was afraid of wanting anything. I figured wanting would lead to trying, and trying would lead to failure. But now I find I can't stop wanting. I wanna fly somewhere in first class. I wanna travel to Europe on a business trip. I wanna get invited to the White House. I wanna learn about the world. I wanna surprise myself. I wanna be important. I wanna be the best person I can be. I wanna define myself instead of having others define me. I wanna win and have people be happy for me. I wanna lose and get over it. I wanna not be afraid of the unknown. I wanna grow up to be generous and big hearted, the way that people have been with me. I want an interesting and surprising life. It's not that I think I'm gonna get all these things. I just want the possibility of getting them. College represents this possibility. The possibility that things are gonna change. I can't wait.

Tomorrow Blues [3.13][edit]

Coach Taylor: [Defending his coaching contract at the board meeting] I did not want to be here today. Here I am. I love my job. I'm good at it, and I'd like to keep it. I love this school, I love the kids, and I feel like I've just gotten started here. There's some people here who want to replace me, for a man with an awful lot of money and a boy with a good arm. To those people I would say: you're wrong. You are dead wrong. Y'all have a good Saturday.

Tim: [A Texas Longhorn Steer is announced as the next auction item] We still have some money left. This is an opportunity. I defy anyone to pass through Riggins' Rigs with that steer in front of it and not go inside. If you get that we'll make clients for life.

Tim: [After telling Billy that Lyla's going to Vanderbilt] I'm staying in Dillon is what it means, Billy. Riggins Rigs. We're in it together now. We're gonna be poppin' beer, makin' money, gettin' off early. I'm telling you. You're not getting it...
Billy: Tim!
Tim: What?
Billy: Come here. You listen to me, you little idiot. You are not gonna wuss out on this. You're gonna go to college and you're gonna get a degree. And I don't care if it takes you 7 years, all right? And when you start thinking it's too hard or that you can't handle it, I want you to remember one thing. I want you to think about the kids that you don't have yet. And I want you to think about my kids. Me and Mindy's kids that we don't have yet. And you're gonna get the job done so that one of these days I can tell them that they don't have to settle for second best. That they can be whoever the hell they want to be because their uncle Timmy went to college. And God bless our mom and dad, wherever the hell they are.
Tim: Yeah.
Billy: But we gotta do better by our kids. Do you hear me? Tim!!?
Tim: I thought...
Billy: Do you hear me?
Tim: Yeah.
Billy: All right.

Season 4[edit]

East of Dillon [4.01][edit]

Vince: I'm Vince.
Coach Taylor: I'm Coach play any football?
Vince: Yeah, all the time.
Coach Taylor: What do you play?
Vince: Madden.

Coach Taylor: A few of you have been here. A few of you have not. One thing we all have to do tonight, we've got to focus. The game plan, the fundamentals, gentlemen, moving the sticks what we're going to be doing out there. And listen, fellas, there's a joy to this game, is there not? There's a passion, there's a reason why we're all out here. Other than the fact the pride that it gives us and the respect that it demands we love to play the game so let's go out there and have fun tonight. Do you understand? Because tomorrow, if you give 100% of yourself tonight people are going to look at you differently. People are going to think of you differently. And I promise you you're going look and think differently about yourself. Clear eyes. Full Hearts.
Landry: Can't Lose.

Grandma Saracen: Landry, stop throwing the ball. You look like a girl.
Landry: Just one more.
Grandma Saracen: No. You're just a funny looking creature.
Landry: [to Matt] She seems to be doing well.

Tim: [helping Billy paint the nursery] Billy, if I threw up on this wall you wouldn't even know it because this color is puke.
Billy: It's mustard!

Coach Taylor: [Sadly] We gotta call the game.
Referee: [Confused] You what?
Coach Taylor: I said we gotta call the game.
Referee: [Uncertain] Coach, are you sure you wanna...
Coach Taylor: Yeah, I gotta call the damn game.
Referee: [Surprised] Just like that?
Coach Taylor: What, you want a disertation or something?
Referee: [Concerned] Coach, I understand you're upset.
Coach Taylor: [Irritated] Fine, Harvey. We would like to forfeit the game, how's that sound, is that what you wanna hear?!
Referee: Okay, alright.

After the Fall [4.02][edit]

Billy: Every time she farts she's thinking that her water's breaking or that she's having contractions. So back off!
Tim: Hey Billy can you pass me that violin please?
Billy: Shut up.
Tim: You're hoggin' it.

Leach: Hey, do you know how to get to Lubbock?
Coach Taylor: You gotta take 61 up to 23.
Leach: Hey, Dillon East, right? You're the coach at Dillon East. You've lost your inner pirate. Uh, have you ever heard swing your sword? You're supposed to swing your sword like this, but you're swinging yours like this. You've got to find your inner pirate. A lot of times things just happen for a reason. We don't know why God wants it that way, but you can't make the best out of it until you get back your inner pirate. You might be the luckiest man alive and not even know it.

In the Skin of a Lion [4.03][edit]

Tami: [to Julie] I think it's good you're questioning your faith, I just want you to have faith…something that you can hold on to, when I can't hold on to you.

Coach Taylor: Listen up gentlemen…they [the uniforms] may be new, but they're still work clothes. Let's go to work!

Matt: What would you say is the most important tool for an artist to have?
Richard Sherman: What's with you and all the questions?
Matt: You just told me to talk!
Richard Sherman: The most important tool an artist can have is selfishness. Because you're going to spend your life trying to express some quiet dark corner deep, deep inside you…you WILL put aside love... god... LIFE in order to follow that craving. So my advice to you is to just screw everybody else and maybe you got a chance.

A Sort of Homecoming [4.04][edit]

Buddy: You can't fake boosterism Eric, it comes from the heart. That's the beauty of it.

Tim: We can't go, we're here, we gotta pick something, and what's that saying? Doesn't the dress find you?
Becky: Can we please just go? This was a dumb idea.
Tim: I'm gonna tell you something, alright? And you can't tell it to anyone else. My mother never took me shopping for a pageant gown and because of that I never placed at Miss Texas. That's why I got into football. That's fact. This is what we're gonna do. We're gonna start with the wheels and then we'll work our way up, by then, hopefully they'll have a new shipment of dresses in.

Mindy: I don't want you to miss the ultrasound!
Billy: Tim and I can go hunting any time.
Tim: No, we can't, that's why it's called hunting season!

Julie: Did you hear that Brown used to make people hand write their essays?
Matt: That's how they'd weed out the serial killers.

Coach Taylor: [to Luke and Vince] You get one chance in life fellas. You either take advantage of it or you piss it away. You do the latter and you're gonna regret it the rest of your lives.

The Son [4.05][edit]

Matt: I gotta get up there in front of everybody and say good stuff about this man. And all I really want to say is 'Here lies Henry Saracen, his mother annoyed him, his wife couldn't stand him and he didn't want to be a dad so he took off to be in the army because that's the only way he could come up with to get out of here and ditch all your responsibilities and no one could call you out on it and that worked out great so you just decided to enlist four more times and that ended up getting you killed and now here you are. And all you left behind is a mother with dementia, a divorced wife and a son that delivers pizza. Thank you for coming 100 people I do not know.' You know what the worst part is? Even if I did get up and say all that I don't even know if I'm saying it to him because I don't know what's in that damn box. It's a closed casket-- might be someone else, someone funnier or a bunch of rocks.

Julie: You don't have to eat if you don't want to.
Matt: I'm hungry.
Tami: Well do you want something else, hun?
Matt: No, I'm sorry... I don't like carrots and I don't like when they touch the meat.
Tami: I'll just take it away.
Matt: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'm being rude, I'm sorry. I don't like being rude. I don't like being rude. I'm just having a moment here. I'm just having a moment, I don't think I'm OK.
Julie: Matt.
Matt: I hate him. I don't like hating people, but I just put all my hate on him so I don't have to hate anyone else so I can be a good person, you know to my Grandma, to my friends, to your daughter. That's all I want to say. I want to tell him to his face that I hate him but he doesn't even have a face. I'm sorry, Mrs. Taylor. I'll see y'all tomorrow.

Stay [4.06][edit]

Landry: I'm sorry man.
Matt: You should be man, you suck. We've been working on this for a while and you still suck.
Landry: Not at all I was talking about...
Matt: They're giving us a death gratuity.
Landry: A death gratuity?
Matt: Yeah it's like 100 thousand dollars.
Landry: Does it come in a tip jar?

Matt: Someone gave me this grieving handbook and it said: when you're dad dies you should most likely, probably go to a music festival in Austin.
Julie: You're such a liar.

In the Bag [4.07][edit]

Vince: Why do you care about what I do so much? Aren't I just another player who can throw the ball good and run fast? What happens if I break my ankle and I can't play no more? You gonna come around here then? I've lived here ten years. I've seen three of my best friends get killed walking home from school. This is my life. When I leave football practice, I'm the one looking over my should on my way home.
Coach Taylor: You get in trouble with the law again, you're going to juvie. And then who pays the bills and puts food on the table? This isn't just about football, this is a about life. I'm giving you everything I've got. You think about what I said.

Regina: I just wanted to say: thank you for making my son quarterback. Things like that don't happen to us. People like us don't get a lot of breaks. You should've seen his face when he told me. He looked like a kid again.
Coach Taylor: I didn't give it to him, he earned it.

Tim: We gotta sell something.
Billy: What are we gonna sell? We got nothing except Kit Kat.
Tim: We're not selling Kit Kat, she's the face of Riggins' Riggs.
Billy: You're right, you're right. I love that cow.

Coach Taylor: It's the police, there's not a lot that could be done.
Tami: Well if they had come in and asked to open up Landry's locker, what would you have done?
Coach Taylor: I don't know what I would've done.
Tami: Well I think what really matters is, do you think he had a gun?
Coach Taylor: I sure as hell hope not.
Tami: Do you think it's possible?
Coach Taylor: I don't know.
Tami: Well, if you want this kid to trust you, you have to trust him.

Toilet Bowl [4.08][edit]

The Lights of Carrol Park [4.09][edit]

I Can't [4.10][edit]

Injury List [4.11][edit]

Laboring [4.12][edit]

Slammin Sammy Mead: Four days from Thanksgiving and five days from Armageddon. I'm talking blue vs. red, West vs. East, Panthers in the playoffs or Taylor's revenge.

Buddy: And remember you gotta win on Friday night to make the playoffs.
Joe McCoy: What was that? Did I just hear the voice of a dead Panther?

Joe McCoy: There's a hole over here on the field that if you drove your car over the hubcap would pop right off.
Buddy: Yeah, when we drive on the football field...we usually don't drive on our football field.

Landry: Hey I was sorry to hear about your friend Calvin.
Vince: What do you care? You don't even know his last name.
Landry: Calvin Brown. And I care about my teammates, and you're my teammate.

Thanksgiving [4.13][edit]

Coach Taylor: Because Friday night... Friday night, there will be a bond formed between and among you, that will never be broken. I will not be proven wrong on that. Do I think we can beat the Dillon Panthers? I don't think we can beat the Dillon Panthers. I know damn well we can beat the Dillon Panthers. The question is, do you think that we can beat the Dillon Panthers? Then show me!

Season 5[edit]

Expectations [5.01][edit]

Slammin' Sammy Meade: [radio voiceover] Are the Lions lambs headed for a slaughter or Cinderella at the dance?

Billy: I'm thinking about coaching. You know, I figure, since I coached you...
Tim: Coach was my coach.
Billy: Right. Well, I just want to change my life a little bit.

Grandma Saracen: You come over here I want to hug your neck!
Landry: Okay.
Grandma Saracen: I want you to pursue your music. That Crucific-whatever it is.
Landry: Crucifictorious.
Grandma Saracen: Yes. You love it. You should do it while you're at college. And I have your songs. Got them in my MP player. I can listen to them whenever I want.

[Billy has just asked Coach Taylor to take him on as an assistant coach]
Billy: I respect you sir. I respect what you do. You're a molder of men. And with my baby and all, I think it would be good for me to be around someone like you. Just give me a chance.

Coach Taylor: What'd you say his name was?
Buddy: Hastings Ruckle
Coach Taylor: What the hell kinda name is Ruckle?
Buddy: Welsh.

Coach Taylor: [to Hastings Ruckle] You live in Texas now. You love the game of football. You just don't know it yet.

On the Outside Looking In [5.02][edit]

Mindy: If you're going to stay with us there are rules! We're responsible for you! We've been up all night wondering where you were!
Becky: I'm sorry. I'm not used to people noticing.

Mac MacGill: We're gonna kick your ass this year!
Coach Taylor: 20 bucks and shots says you won't!

Jess: It's this whole rally girl thing. I think it's demeaning for her to put her panties in my boyfriend's locker.
Tami: It's part of Texas football.

Epic: Everybody smokes in Texas. Babies smoke in Texas.
Tami: Even babies can't smoke on school property.

The Right Hand of the Father [5.03][edit]

Tinker: This suit? It's hot. I'm baking.
Hastings: I can see you want bacon.

Jess: I'm sorry about all of this today.
Tami: You know…
Jess: And if it means anything? I was listening.
Tami: Well I'm glad. It does mean something to me.
Jess: I'll tell ya, these rally girls. But then I can kind of understand them 'cause everyone just wants to feel a part of the team.

Coach Taylor: Go ahead say what's on your mind.
Vince: First of all you didn't ask me about how I felt about Jess being on the team. And this shirt and tie? Whatever high standards you're looking for, this ain't it.
Coach Taylor: Close that door. When I first met you, you were climbing out of a police car. People said you were a punk and you'd never last on the field.
Vince: Screw that.I work hard for everything.
Coach Taylor: I know that and you oughta be proud of that. I am. Your teammates are proud of you. It's about character. It's about striving to be better than everybody else.
Vince: Coach, my dad just got out of prison. He's staying with me at my house. And I can't stand him. My mom she asked me to forgive him, to be better. And you're asking me to be better. I don't know how to be better because he never taught me how! He never taught me to be better! He's not around. And I'm supposed to be better!?
Coach Taylor: Listen to me. I said you need to strive to be better than everyone else. I didn't say you needed to be better than everyone else. But you gotta try. That's what character is. It's in the trying.

Keep Looking [5.04][edit]

Becky: Magical shirt at a bargain price, I'm impressed.
Luke: Well it's important, I was trying to impress you.
Becky: Oh really?
Luke: You are so pretty.
[Becky smiles]
Luke: Did you hear about TMU? They're inviting me down and we're going down tomorrow to check it out with some of the guys.
Becky: That's awesome.
Luke: Yeah it is.
Becky: You're gonna knock 'em dead.
Luke: I gotta tell you something.
Becky: Okay.
Luke: You like me!
Becky: Is that right?
Luke: Yeah, you do. And I'm gonna take you out sometime Just letting you know. Cause I'm coming for you Sproles. Get ready, cause I'm coming for you.

Kingdom [5.05][edit]

Hastings: [pointing at Buddy Sr.] That's your Dad? He's one of those "I'll tell you something" guys, isn't he?
Buddy Jr.: Yeah. He's a chatter box too.

Billy: Triple A is for women. We don't ask for directions and we fix our own cars.

Coach Taylor: Success is not a goal. It's a by-product. So let's put the work in.

Coach Taylor: You know the way we're gonna run the play? The way we're gonna do it, right?
Vince: Your way.
Coach Taylor: That's right. The right way.

Swerve [5.06][edit]

Billy: [to a defeated, drunk Luke] When was the last time you enjoyed playing football? Were you worried about scholarships when you were eight years old?

Tami: [about Julie] She's humiliated and ashamed.
Coach Taylor: She better be!
Tami: Our daughter is broken right now. She needs our compassion.

Coach Taylor: It's come to my attention that all of you branded yourselves with - what was it? A salad fork?
Hastings: It was a hanger, sir. Mr. Kingmaker, sir.

Jess: I've gotta run
Vince: Yeah me too - 3 miles!
Jess: Oh, well try not to trip over your ego when you're running!

Perfect Record [5.07][edit]

Tami: Let's have a barbecue.
Coach Taylor: What?
Tami: Let's have a morale building barbecue.
Eric: You said it. I didn't say anything.

Billy: How do you think I got Mrs. Riggins? I went into the Landing Strip for two weeks straight and got a lap dance from every girl except her.
Luke: Ms. Riggins works at the Landing Strip?!

Billy: Real men don't lift weights. Real men fender bench.

Coach Taylor: Let's say today we focus. Friday we punish.

Jess: Coach I was wondering if you'd write me a recommendation for this thing at Baylor.
Coach Taylor: At Baylor? Ah, sure, write something up and leave it on my desk.
Jess: But Coach, I can't recommend myself.
Coach Taylor: Sure you can.
Jess: Are you sure that's legal?
Coach Taylor: Sure, sure.

Fracture [5.08][edit]

Mindy: [to Becky] Listen, life is gonna throw a bunch of crap at you, but all you can do is put it in the past and leave it there.

Vince: [after watching his appearance on TV] What, you didn't like it?
Jess: Nah, it was cool, but you barely talked about anyone but yourself. I mean, you got a whole team out there...

[Hastings is pretending to be a TV host while Luke pretends to be Vince]
Hastings: Oh, there he is, the golden child Vince Howard. Tell us how you slaughtered the Panthers.
Luke: I threw the ball to myself, I caught it in the end zone, and then I kicked the extra point with my gold-plated schlong.

Gut Check [5.09][edit]

Don't Go [5.10][edit]

Coach Taylor: You know what I want more than anything? I want to take these kids to state. That's what I want. They deserve it.

Regina: [to Vince's Dad, Ornette] You've been on his back all week – all month! He needs a father, O! Not an agent!

Coach Taylor: [speaking at Tim's parole hearing] I'm a high school football coach, and I don't think there's a better job to judge the content of a young man.

Buddy: [speaking at Tim's parole hearing] I've known this young man since before he hit puberty, and this young man has done a lot of things wrong. I've seen him do a dozen things wrong, but let me tell you something right now, he is not a bad young man, and he's certainty not a criminal. He doesn't need to be in this system. He dated my daughter for years, and we took him in like family. So he's like family to me, and I can tell you this kid right here has got more heart than almost any person I know. And I can promise you that when you let him out, he will have a full time job working for me, and I can guarantee you that nothing like this will ever happen again. You have my word on that. It's time for you to let Tim Riggins come home.

The March [5.11][edit]

Tim: Your pregnant wife is stripping, your son is being bottle fed by another stripper and you're on your seventh beer.
Billy: You won't hear me complain!

Coach Taylor: You feel that? There are about 5,000 people out there and they wanna take your dream away from you. You gonna let them take this dream away from us?
Lions: NO, SIR.
Coach Taylor: Are you gonna let our dreams be taken away?!
Lions: NO, SIR.
Coach Taylor: As one, gentlemen. Dear Lord, please allow these young men to safely pursue the height of their excellence tonight, and as a family, allow them to achieve their goals with the gifts with which you have blessed us. Amen.
Lions: AMEN.
Coach Taylor: Now, let's go kick some ass!

Texas Whatever (aka Small Town) [5.12][edit]

Tyra: [to Tim] I can't imagine how much you love Billy to do what you did for him. So are you ready to lose him? Because he's your family. He's your only family. Not a lot of people believed in you Tim, but he did.

Tyra: [about Dillon] It's kind of like this drug: when you get outside of it, you see it for what it really is. But when you're in it, seems like there's no other possible reality.
Julie: It's a hard place to shake.
Tyra: Yeah. I didn't see that coming.

Tim: You're going to State, correct?
Luke: Yeah.
Tim: It's never gonna be bigger than that. Play it like that. Lace up like it's the last game you'll ever play. And then move on. That's the best advice I can give you.

Tami: They'd like to replace the current dean with me and I would like to do it.
Coach Taylor: Well that's in Philadelphia.
Tami: Yeah.
Eric: That's a long commute.
Tami: We'd have to move there.
Eric: We live in Texas.

Always [5.13][edit]

Jess: I'm moving to Dallas after this semester so I won't be joining your super team after all. Being a part of the Lions has been the greatest experience of my life.
Coach Taylor: I think it's been mine too.

Coach Taylor: You may never know how proud I am of you.
Vince: You changed my life, Coach.

Coach Taylor: [to Matt and Julie] Marriage requires maturity. Marriage requires two people that will listen, really listen to each other. Marriage most of all requires compromise.

Tyra: I have dreams.
Tim: I know you do. I have dreams too. I'm going to build a house exactly where we're sitting and I'll get a job. And I'm never going to do anything illegal for the rest of my life. Guarantee it. Maybe one day our dreams can merge together.

Coach Taylor: [to Tami] I turned the contract down. I want to go to Philadelphia.
Tami: What? Are you sure babe?
Coach Taylor: Will you take me to Philadelphia with you, please?

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