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Will somebody punch this bastard in the face soon?

Will somebody punch this bastard in the face soon?

I’ve been lax on my FNL writing, so I’m going to condense two episodes into one blog this week and really just hit the important things.  This show continues to rock but I continue to sink into depression because I’m fairly certain that this will be the last season.  I check those ratings numbers every week and they’re terrible.  I don’t know what kind of ratings FNL pulled on its DirectTV run but I just don’t think it’ll be enough to save it.  I hope it is, but after the disappointment of Veronica Mars cancellation, I am quite prepared to see another quality show bite the dust long before its time.  I’ll always have the DVDs anyway.

My dad's a douche, punch him for me!

My dad's a douche, punch him for me!

When is Coach going to snap and punch Joe McCoy in the face?  It has to be coming, right?  Last week he pushed Riggins to take JD around town and show him what the kids do when they’re not playing football.  Of course this ends up with JD being drunk, because that’s what Tim does when he’s not playing football.  And sometimes even when he is!  Coach clearly wants JD to become more of a kid and less of a machine.  Riggins takes a very drunk JD home and the next day JD approaches Coach Taylor in church and apologizes for getting drunk and assures him that it won’t happen again.  Of course Big Daddy is standing right there guiding him to make that admission and Coach looks mighty displeased at that development.

Coach tells JD to forget his father and just enjoy the game; at least one adult in his life is worth a damn.

Coach tells JD to forget his father and just enjoy the game; at least one adult in his life is worth a damn.

This week, JD was all over the place in practice and his father (does the man work at all?) was there screaming at him from the stands.  Again, Coach not so much thrilled with this happening but more or less stomachs it, just telling Joe to give him a chance to coach the kid up.  There was more of the same at the game, the first half JD was overshooting receivers and looking listless out there.  His father took it upon himself TO GO TO THE LOCKER ROOM AND YELL AT HIS SON.  Good lord, it took all I had not to throw something at the TV, so you can imagine that Coach was pretty much beside himself at this point.  He hauled JD inside and told him to ignore his father and to ignore his coach and just go out there and run his own offense.  No huddle, QB making the calls.  JD did just that and of course the Panthers won, 16-14 and are headed to the playoffs.  So how did Father of the Year handle this development?  By steaming quietly in the stands (loved Tami’s looks at him) and then going home by himself.  Not congratulating his son after winning the game, god no, just going home to work off his anger.  Seriously, this guy needs a beat down.  I know Coach Taylor would get into huge trouble but I’m almost willing to risk it.  Maybe JD will smack him himself.  I don’t know but I do know that I loathe Joe McCoy.

She kissed a Landry and he liked it.

She kissed a Landry and he liked it.

In other happenings, Landry has a new girl in his band, Devin, and because she is nice to him for two minutes he decides that he wants her to be his girlfriend.  I was beyond mortified watching him kiss her and presume their togetherness, just waiting for the moment when she would unload the “lesbian” word on him.  I was so embarrassed for him.  Of course this happens after he tells Tyra that he’s got a new girlfriend, so that makes it 20 times worse when she finds that one out.  I’m kinda looking forward to it in a mean way.  Landry seeks out Tami and she tells him that once he gets out of Dillon his women problems will cease to exist, which is a pretty mean lie if you ask me.  He’ll still be Landry and he’ll still choose the wrong girls time and time again.  It’s what he does!

I would not buy a house from these guys.

I would not buy a house from these guys.

Jason Street and the Riggins brothers continued their housing rehab project and got it all fixed up.  Jason wanted to price the house at $295K but everybody else was afraid of that number so they fought all episode about it but an offer came in so all seemed to be well on that front.  Meanwhile Jason met a sports agent and decided that he should become one and he’s going to head to NY, where his son is, and take that on.  I shall miss Jason but I wasn’t as attached to him as I am the others, probably due to much diminished air time in Season 2 & 3.  I look forward to his sojourn to NY with Riggins next week, their trips are always a joy to watch.

Our newest Panther, Jamarcus, getting GOOD parental support.

Our newest Panther, Jamarcus, getting GOOD parental support.

There is a set of normal parents in Dillon, I was pleased to find.   By normal I mean not football obsessed like the rest of them.  Jamarcus, the teams fullback, was hauled in front of Tami again, for the 3rd time, for lighting a girl’s hair on fire.  Hmm…maybe his parents aren’t that normal after all?  Anyway, Tami calls the folks in and is talking about how he’d have to miss some games if he gets in trouble again and the parents are like, what games?  Turns out that their son didn’t tell them he was playing football.  They weren’t so much about him doing that and were prepared to pull him off the team but Coach and Tami showed up at the house and Tami ended up convincing them to come to a game.  Their son ripped off a couple of long runs and they were proud of him after the game.  See, that’s how a parent should act!  As long as their son stops setting people on fire, we could have a good family!

Post coital bliss?  How cute are these two?

Post coital bliss? How cute are these two?

The big news from last week, and what I probably would have written solely about, was the long overdue reunion of Matt and Julie.  Matt was sulking over being benched and Julie wanted to get him out of his funk so they went to the lake.  They swam and dunked one another and had a water fight and picnicked and such.  It was all very nice.  They were sitting on a log and Julie just looked over at him with a kind of funny look and then all of a sudden she was kissing him.  And he was of course kissing her back and they tumbled to the ground and presumably sealed the deal and devirginized young Julie.  The next time we saw them it was morning and Matt was driving Julie home and they were adorable together.  They weren’t speaking at all, just grinning at one another like fools and cuddling.  I loved it!  Of course I wondered how Julie was able to go into her house and not find her parents freaking out, but I figure she must have called them and lied about her whereabouts at some point.  Then in church they were both just looking at each other and smiling so happily.  Yes, Dillon’s best couple this side of Coach and Tami are reunited and it does feel so good!  Cheesy, I know, but this show brings out my inner cheese.  They weren’t on this week which I found extremely annoying, I wanted some follow up to the lovin!  Well hopefully next week.

And that’s the last two weeks of the show in a nutshell.  This show continues to hit on all cylinders and I am going to be around until the lights fade forever.  That may come way sooner than I’m ready for but I’ll enjoy the ride just the same.

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