Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by CloakNNNdagger, Jul 10, 2010.
Friday Night Lights will shine on this ex-Oiler.
RIP Daryl Hunt. You were a special player, and showd us what hard work could achieve.
For those of you who didn't know it, the movie Friday Night Lights I alluded to above was based on Hunt.
RIP Daryl Hunt
Thanks for contributing to many of my childhood football memories.
Tough to hear. Rest In Peace Daryl, thank you.
My mom was in his graduating class at Permian. But wasn't Friday Night Lights based on a team in the 80's?
RIP Darl Hunt you will be missed.
Actually, it was based on the segregation problem. As you will see from the pages of the book Friday night lights: a town, a team, and a dream by H. G. Bissinger, credit is specifically given to Daryl Hunt as the player to break the segregation barier at Permian in 1982.
I never read the book. But how could Hunt have broken the segregation barrier in 1982 at Permian when he graduated high school in 1975?
I did see the movie which revolved around Boobie Miles. I probably should read the book though. Don't know how well the movie represented the book. Guess I could ask my mom!
Perhaps he had a procrastination problem.
I asked my mom and she said that he was one of three black people on the campus and that there wasn't a huge race issue.
A local reviews the movie and its historic autheticity as it relates to the city and to the team at the time.
3 of my closest friends from law school are Permian boys and were around during that 80s time. They knew alot of the guys in the book.
Wow!! WTF???!? People are dropping like flies...
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