Which is almost a win for her, as we know. Because all of what he did on that show that was notable was with her, and the joy was not in seeing him on the football field, but in the tender moments afterward when he called and said “we won” and she got that smile and said “Ya’ll did…!” His greatest moments were created with her, could not have existed without her. The show is not lauded because of its portrayal of football, it’s lauded because of its portrayal of a marriage, of a family. And all the words that come along with that – ballet, duet, balance, harmony – belong to him and her equally.
Which everyone knows, because that’s what Chandler said when he won – except for, not really. Not really at all. He didn’t thank her – and when he realized, and went back to do so, the cameras caught her face, all “Well, honey, that’s the way you spent your time, so what are you gonna do?” She wasn’t mad, exactly, but she recognized what had been missed, there. The opportunity.
I’m thrilled for his win. I’m sure Britton is too. But he had the opportunity to make it about her. To vocalize the regret I’m sure he had, that she didn’t get to win as well. To share his with her.
But he didn’t. Things aren’t perfect. Kyle Chandler is not Eric Taylor. This is life.
*** I don’t think that anyone would blame the poor guy for forgetting to thank his wives… he was in shock… I just agree with the sentiment that it was a missed opportunity and I loved the duet talk.
Today, on a whim, I re-watched the series premier of “Friday Night Lights”, an under-appreciated (and under-performing) series that began its life on NBC and was later moved to DirecTV for the remainder of its run, A run that lasted five seasons. I tried to get my ex to watch it a few times, but…