The Friday Night Lights power couple of Coach Eric and Tami Taylor was a marriage one can only dream of. Men dream of finding a woman like Tami and women swoon at the thought of Coach Taylor sweeping them off of their feet.
When it comes to ranking the best TV or movie relationships, the Taylors come out on top. In a recent interview with EW, Connie Britton, who portrayed Tami, gave us a glimpse into just how special the Taylor’s relationship truly was:
From the very beginning, Britton and Kyle Chandler discussed how they wanted to play this small-town marriage, and one of their biggest decisions was about being faithful. “We were like, ‘We’re never letting the writers have us have an affair. If they try to do it, we’re not going to do it.’ And we told them so,” Britton says, recognizing it can be difficult for writers to craft a marriage without any major conflict.
What we thought would be really interesting and what we thought this would be the perfect format for on the show was to actually show what most couples go through which is just trying to be partners to each other and get through the day,” Britton continues. “They need each other and they also really love each other.”
At the end of the day, Britton says it was about creating a partnership. “This is a show about very simple people trying to get through their life in a way that feels valuable and meaningful. So we decided these two people were going to be partners to each other in that.
I have teary eyes, a full heart and I’m now certain the Taylor’s marriage will never lose.
In today’s world when roughly half of all marriages fall apart, Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton assured us that our favorite fictional couple would remain together and loyal to one another throughout the duration of Friday Night Lights.
It doesn’t get much bigger than high school football in Texas. When you have the resume of success, looks and charm of Coach Taylor – rally girls are sure to make a move or two. If Tim Riggins is their primary target, Coach Taylor doesn’t fall far behind. Why waste your time with a high school boy when you can have yourself a man? Starting positions don’t come easy on the Dillon Panthers. I wouldn’t put it past a mother in Dillon to offer herself up to coach in hopes of her son seeing more time on the gridiron. That smirk, flow and aura of being a man’s man is a hard combination to beat.
Tami Taylor was the woman all the boys talked about in the locker room. But only when coach wasn’t around, of course. Tami aged like a fine wine (while enjoying a glass or two herself along the way) and is the catch of all catches. She was able to find the good in everyone she came across and would stop at nothing to help others succeed. The boys of Dillon would purposely fail a class or two just for some one-on-one time with Tami. Sure, coach might run them into the ground at practice later, but it was well worth it for some alone time with the first lady of Dillon. Tami would come home at the end of the night and do a little twirl for coach in acknowledgment that she’s still got it. I’m getting hot just thinking about it.
It is far too common that we have a high school scandal of a coach creeping on a young lady less than half his own age, a teacher taking advantage of a barely past puberty aged boy or an old fashion affair take place after years of marriage took its toll. The writers of Friday Night Lights could’ve very easily written one of these story lines in for the Taylor’s. Luckily for us, Chandler and Britton helped remind us all that there are still a few good people left in the world.
Find yourself an Eric or Tami Taylor and never look back.
Texas – and the Taylors – forever. .