Tyra’s college application essay on ‘Friday Night Lights’

“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 want to fly somewhere on first class. I want to travel to Europe on a business trip. I want to get invited to the White House. I want to learn about the world. I want to surprise myself. I want to be important. I want to be the best person I can be. I want to define myself instead of having others define me. I want to win and have people be happy for me. I want to lose and get over it. I want to not be afraid of the unknown. I want to grow up and be generous and big hearted, the way people have been with me. I want an interesting and surprising life. It’s not that I think I’m going to get all these things, I just want the possibility of getting them. College represents possibility. The possibility that things are going to change. I can’t wait.”

  • Anonymous

    Wow, 25 years after college and Tyra and I still have many of the same desires.

  • Greg Hao

    Yet another reminder of how great the show was but also what a disservice the writers did to Landry.

    • Anonymous

      Lance?

      • Greg Hao

        LOL. I had forgotten the Lance reference and had to look it up.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       Other than the killing, the writers did great by Landry.

  • Anonymous

    Turned on to FNL by Jon.  Now watching season 4 with my wife, who loves it despite the football.

  • Anonymous

    Remember the time when Landry killed the guy that raped Tyra and they dumped the body in the river?

    That was awesome.

  • Anonymous

    One of the best shows ever, along with Scrubs, Freaks and Geeks, and The Wonder Years.

  • Anonymous

    “I want to be on a show that lasts two episodes!”

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       Two more than “Wonder Woman.”

      • Jack Dawkins

        Did Vin Scully kill that contract too?

  • Anonymous

    Saturday morning, watching FA Cup, let me check in with Dodger Thoughts … YES!  (no pressure but thanks Jon!)

  • Anonymous

    Haven’t really been a Laker fan since Magic, Kareem, and Worthy, but I am very saddened at passing of Dr. Buss.  True hero in both sports and life.

  • Anonymous

    I am gong to pass this along to my daughter to help her step back and ponder a bit when compasing her own essay.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT