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Wednesday Night Lights: Winning is everything


The Hoover Bucs have made it to the state championship game. One more victory means a fourth consecutive title and ring.

OMG, who cares?!? What about Alex and Kristin? Are they like broken up or what? The final game, the final parting shots, the final ridiculous hairstyles, all on part one of the season finale of “Two-a-Days.” [recap of part two]


The happy couple: Kristin returns Alex’s stuff.

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Die, nasty: All great high school dramas play out in the cafeteria, including the star-crossed, cellular breakup of Alex and Kristin. We really, really thought this football player-cheerleader supercouple would last forever, or at least, until baseball season.

The doofus sits down next to his ex, which prompts her to switch tables. He’s so misunderstood. He just wanted to say hi to the dumpee, even as the rumors fly. Methinks the laddie doth protest too much.

Later, as the cheerleading squad does the final round of home door decorations, Kristin gives him his cookie cake … and his stuff. Ouch. Meanwhile, Goose is eating it up (the drama, not the cookie cake). Ouch again.


Rah and uncensored: The cheerleading coach (yeah, it’s still a football show) gives her final address to the squad. She’s getting choked up, as she tells them, “Most of y’all will never cheer again.” Aw, sad. That’s like the speech our math team coach gave us, and she was right: We never used math again.

Fresh meat: Alex may be down. No girlfriend, no Goose, a spool of lies about his alleged infidelity. Even Keagan, the alleged infidel, is dumping on Alex. Fortunately, freshman cheerleader Danielle is there to comfort him. Talk about having your cookie cake and eat— er, never mind.

Stokin’ the fire: Blah blah practice. Blah blah biggest game. At the bonfire pep rally the night before the game, Alex seeks out Danielle for a quick hello. And Kristin. Looks. Pissed.


The thrill of victory; the agony of Daphne.

Drive for four: At long last, Hoover hits Legion Field in Birmingham to defend its title against the Daphne Trojans. And right off the bat, the Bucs force fumbles and leap to a 28-0 lead before halftime. Coach Propst looks happy. Quarterback Ross looks sharp. Dump the Gatorade, shoot the fireworks. Hoover wins its fourth consecutive state 6A championship, finishing the season with a 14-1 record. The final … 56-14.

Dynasty, indeed.

“Two-a-Days” airs at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays on MTV, repeating throughout the week and available for free online.

Next episode: Checking out colleges, dreaming about the future. And Goose gets his period.


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Dude, more “Two-a-Days.”

1 Yip for “Wednesday Night Lights: Winning is everything”

  1. Ginny
    Sunday, October 15, 2006, 6:50 pm

    “Spool of lies.” Good one Howie.

    You are expected. To expect. The unexpected.

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