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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose!

When a beloved series comes to an end, it is an epochal moment. I can think of M*A*S*H , Cheers , Seinfeld and now Friday Night Lights . Inspired by the book written by H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger (follow him on twitter: @buzzbissinger ), then the movie adaptation by Brian Grazer, Peter Berg and David Nevins, Friday Night Lights eventually became a Peabody Award winning television show produced by Peter Berg whose idea of letting the camera follow the actor around to capture real moments gave the show a sense of authenticity that often moved those of us watching it to tears. Coach Eric Taylor, played by Kyle Chandler , was the mainstay through Friday Night Lights' five-season run that featured stars such as Minka Kelly , Adrianne Palicki , Taylor Kitsch , Michael B. Jordan and my personal favorite, Brad Leland . Coach Taylor's philosophy was centered on the mantra Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose! A profound concept tested again and again on and off the fi