Dodger Thoughts

Jon Weisman's outlet for dealing psychologically with the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball and life

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.”


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  1. Anonymous

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

  2. Greg Hao

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

  3. Anonymous

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

  4. Anonymous

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

    That was awesome.

  5. Anonymous

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

  6. Anonymous

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

  7. Anonymous

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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