Romney Continues Using ‘Friday Night Lights’ Motto

Oct 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Despite a request from Peter Berg, the executive producer of the award-winning drama "Friday Night Lights," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney continues to use the motto from the show "Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose," reports The Washington Post.

Before entering last night’s debate arena, Romney touched a sign that boasted the signature phrase, in direct defiance of Berg’s letter to the candidate requesting that he cease using those words.

Berg wrote the following to Gov. Romney: "Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series.” Berg went on to compare Romney to the show’s character Buddy Garrity, a good old boy who was determined and tough and broke the rules to get his way.

Romney’s campaign has seemingly ignored Berg’s request. The slogan remains on the Romney campaign Facebook page.

Click here to see Berg’s full letter, which he sent last week.


  1. Non story…the author who wrote the words supports Romney…Buzz Bissinger. “And I am frankly sick and tired of Berg and everyone else acting as if he was the creator of Friday Night Lights. Without the book there never would have been a television show. He should feel lucky that anyone cares about it.”
    TV Week. Listen a handful of us read and support you. Do you really need to be getting political? If this keeps up–stories like the folder of women bs that appeared today–we walk. Do you understand? We walk and you LOSE readers…your choice.

  2. Yeah, and the Obama camp keeps using Big Bird despite a request to quit. What’s your point?

  3. Okay Doug, here goes. Thought I was clear. If TV week editors choose to continue to post articles that bash Romney. I STOP reading TV WEEK. Can that be any more f’ing clear?

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