The network recently announced an auction of remaining of “FNL” clothing, set pieces and paraphernalia — with all the proceeds going to underfunded youth football programs around the country. [All together now: awwwwwwwww]
Now, we don’t see any state champion rings, pairs of Eric Taylor’s (Kyle Chandler) epic dad sunglasses or weekend getaways with Taylor Kitsch, but there are a few gems in there — especially if you can get beyond the odd dilemma of whether or not to support the Panthers again.
So, in no particular order, here are 5 things we’re probably already bidding on and what we plan to do with them:
1. Already one of the most active auctions, the East Dillon Lions official game calendar from their triumphant 2010 football season (seen at Buddy’s, among other locations) could possibly go over $1,000. But imagine how nice it would look framed and hung in a place of honor in your home. It’s also a great way to remember the many local businesses of East Dillon.
2. Thematic “FNL” parties should be thrown for years too come. So imagine how much fun your guests will have drinking their Lone Stars from these Panther cups — unless you’ve invited some bitter Lions loyalists, then you’re going to want to stick to the standard red Solo cup.
3. Looking for a new pair of pajamas? Tim Riggins’ actual prison uniform looks comfortable and it’s guaranteed to whisk you off to another night of dreaming about him. Sadly, the auction page fails to acknowledge whether it includes any lingering strands of that luxurious hair.
4. There is not a whole lot of behind-the-scenes-y stuff to be found in the auction — seriously, not a single script — but we would not mind these director chair backs from the pilot. Why it doesn’t come with the actual chair… we’re not sure. But just think of all the different shoulder-blades that nestled into them during filming.
5. Whether you’re going with the Panthers or the Lions in your bidding, we can all agree that entitled monster JD McCoy (Jeremy Sumpter) has no place in our collective nostalgia. So whoever wins his practice tank top and shorts (and given the low, low price, it may be us), please do the right thing with a ceremonial burning. [Editor’s note: If I do win this one, I promise to fully document the desecration.]