It's been a full three years since (SPOILER ALERT) Coach Eric Taylor and his wife, Tammy, uprooted and moved to the great city of Philadelphia as Friday Night Light faded into America's television canon. The series based on a movie based on a book had a brilliant, five-season run on NBC and rabid fans of the show have not soon forgotten the beloved Dillon Panthers/East Dillon Lions.
One such fan is young poet Nico Alvarado, who has written four poems inspired by Dillon's fullback, a notorious playboy who's listed at No. 33 in your program but No. 1 in your hearts, Tim Riggins.
Gulf Coast, the nationally- distributed journal housed within the University of Houston's English Department, has published Alvarado's four poems.
"Tim Riggins Speaks of Waterfalls"
"Tim Riggins Imagines Heaven"
"Tim Riggins in Midland County Jail"
"Tim Riggins Invents a New Number"
Below, you'll find a portion of Alvarado's piece, "Tim Riggins Speaks in Waterfalls." We hope you're as inspired as we are. Long live the Dillon Panthers.
Christ look at you pouring from the rocks.
You’re so cold you’re boiling over.
You’ve got stars in your hair.
I don’t want to be around you.
I don’t want to drink you in.
I want to walk into the heart of you
And never walk back out.