Each week during the season, we’re going through the Eagles’ media guide to find an interesting nugget.
This week, as the Eagles fly to North Texas, I thought it would be fitting to catch up with Carson Wentz about what he named his favorite TV show: Friday Night Lights.
Me: You were kind of in high school when the show was out, so how big was that show for you?
Wentz: I remember almost binge-watching it when I was in high school on my laptop. It’s just a great show. I think it just depicts high school living, in general, relationships and then the football part was obviously kind of one of the first shows to show semi-real football.
Me: That’s true.
CW: Like, Varsity Blues, that ain’t even in the right category of football. So, I don’t know, it was kind of cool.
Me: Who was your favorite character on the show? Were you like a (Tim) Riggins or a (Matt) Saracen guy?
CW: I don’t know. Definitely Riggins … he was the cool guy on the show. You always wanted to cheer for him even though he did dumb things all the time. Saracen just because he was a quarterback, even though he wasn’t the most talented, you always had to cheer for that guy.
Me: Did you ever find yourself wishing your games were a huge deal like that?
CW: Wishing my games were like that?
Me: Yeah, because they treat those games like …
CW: I’ve never been to a Texas high school game. I’ve heard they’re similar to how they’re portrayed on that.
Me: I’ve been to a couple and they’re pretty cool.
CW: That would be pretty sweet. Ours weren’t quite like that. But we had a good crowd and good energy in our own way. Just not quite like that.
Me: The one thing I always hear about Friday Night Lights, at the end, it kind of jumped the shark a little bit.
CW: I don’t remember that.
Me: Like, Michael B. Jordan. Remember they had him? And (Coach Eric Taylor) went to, like, East Dillon? At the end, it got a little …
CW: Yeah, there were some drastic changes at the end. That’s probably why I don’t remember it. But the early seasons, the first couple, they were real good.
Me: Yeah, they were good. Thanks, man. Appreciate it.
CW: Yeah, sure.
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