Thursday, February 10, 2011

It's the end of an era.

Something devastating happened last night.

The series finale of Friday Night Lights aired.  And I had to say goodbye to Tim Riggins.

I've been known to have some serious tv crushes in my life.  I used to get alarmingly jealous when Pacey would kiss Joey on Dawson's Creek.  And of course there was Ben Covington, and the universal ladykiller Jordan Catalano (whom Marianne posted about yesterday).

But none of these compare to Tim Riggins.  I'm not kidding when I say that I'd jump at the chance to marry Taylor Kitsch, having never met him, based solely on his portrayal of Tim Riggins.  Wouldn't think twice.

My best friend and I have a longstanding crush on the poet Li-Young Lee, and years ago we'd play a game called YGTSWLYL.  It stood for "You Get to Sleep with Li-Young Lee . . .," and the idea was that we'd try to come up with the most horrifying "if" to see if the other would agree to it.

Exempli gratia:

You get to sleep with Li-Young Lee, but you have to fly a confederate flag from your front porch for the next 5 years

You get to sleep with Li-Young Lee, but you also have to sleep with Rush Limbaugh

You get to sleep with Li-Young Lee, but you have to move to rural Kansas

You get the idea.

Suffice to say that the answer to any YGTSWTimRiggins propositions would be yes, yes, yes!

It is with love, lust, and a heavy heart that I bid adieu to the finest creature that ever graced the television screen.  Your character may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.

I honestly love you

So who's your biggest tv crush?  Have you ever had it this bad?


bklyn76 said...

i have never watched friday night lights, but TR is a hottie!

hmmm, current tv crush? will schuester from glee? or perhaps dexter? i don't have a real tv crush right now, but growing up, i loved me some brandon walsh!

Amy said...

I've heard of some pretty delicious things about Friday Night Lights, and now I understand. I was in the market for a new show to watch on my computer, and I am going to have to say this might be the winner.

My TV crush would probably be Avery from Greys Anatomy he is a delicious piece of sweet sweet man.

Amy said...

Oh hi yum:

Rachel said...

UM HELLO how have I never seen this show if THAT hottie is the star? I have clearly been missing out!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm another one - never seen the show. I'm cracking up that you think moving to rural Kansas is as bad as the other things on the list - very funny :)

AmericanBridget (Jones) said...

Oh my! I am not sure what/who's worse..Rush or Rural Kansas. The flag proposition is pretty scary as well. But RUSH? I might have to shove ice picks in my eyes first so I don't have to look at him.

Great post!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Cute! How have I not heard of him...I blame it on limited American tv here. Guess Minka Kelly will have to count on Jeter for the steady paycheck now!

Anonymous said...

GOD I love him. I still can't figure out why Season 5 wasn't on here. I have the DVD on pre-order but it doesn't come out to April. I might go crazy. I think I may need to do a blog post about my favorite TV crushes because of this.

miss katie said...

i will shortly be making a similar post.

have you seen this:

Marz said...

Cutest post ever!!! :) I KNOW the feeling Claire - I am completely SMITTEN with Matt Bomer aka Neal Caffrey of "White Collar." I got it so bad I literally think about him NON STOP! I haven't crushed this hard on a TV character since Denny Duquette on "Grey's Anatomy." A photo of Matt Bomer is my wallpaper on my blackberry!!!! haha :) So sorry that your boy isn't going to be Tim Riggins anymore! Hopefully he'll have some new stuff for you soon! :) xo

Micaela said...

awww it's the end of an era indeed!!! i hope google searches of tim riggins pop over to here and he can see this gorgeous girl crushin on him and you'll live happily sexily ever after! LOL

JORDAN CATALANO... i have neveeeer crushed so hard on a tv character than him!!! i was like, angela just sleep with him already crazy girl! HA!

and YES-- marianne is SO OBSESSED with Matt Bomer lol

i crushed BIG TIME on McDreamy when Grey's first came out - not just cos he's gorgeous Patrick Dempsey but because of his character.

now it's DEXTER... i would totally wrap myself in saran wrap and get on his table! LOL

SUCH A FUN POST CLAIRE!! :) totally going to have to do this for my next wanting to know you wens. and link to your fabulous friggen HILARIOUS post!!!! cracks me up!


Micaela said...

oh and LET'S NOT FORGET my love affair for BIG. as much as aiden was perfectly, i was completely for BIG!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I hate when show are cancelled! It's so depressing. It seems like the new ones that I start to really get into get the ax - like Life Unexpected this year :(

Pacey is my all time crush. I refused to watch Dawson's Creek when it was on TV. Thought it was stupid. Then one day in college (after the show was over) I caught a rerun and was hooked. I spent a few months locked in my bedroom each weekend watching rented DVDs of the entire show. I even had to switch from Blockbuster Online to Netflix becuase they didn't carry a disk from one of the seasons! LOL...that sounds much crazier when I type it...

drollgirl said...

GULP! he is CA YUTE!!!!

and your game is hilarious!

i fawn all over for SAWYER from lost. he is pretty much my ultimate male. but i am feeling it PRETTY BAD for jax on sons of anarchy. YUM! deeeeeeeeeelicious!

Rebekka Seale said...

Oh my gosh! This is so funny...I had the SAME THING with Pacey! And, yeah, I have to agree with drollgirl...SAWYER!!!

Kara said...

I'm classically in love with Seth Rogen, and sometimes his movies show on TV, so that's about as close as I can get :)

DUDE. MEANY. FAVORITE BOOK EVER. Just thinking about it moves my soul.

Krystal said...

that game is hilarious!!! he is pretty handsome, but i have to admit i think i've only seen the show once!
Cheers to the w/e though!!

shelly said...

Jude Law all day long. like me and jude sitting in a tree kinda crush. if he showed up at my door, which i know he will one day (lol) with a ring- i would grab the bag that i already have packed waiting for him and walk right out the door.

i get it. i have been known to have some serious crushes myself.

hopefully, your guy will find a new show :)

Anonymous said...

I just watched this last night and thought about you! Hilarious blog (totally with you on the Pacey thing)and really hot pictures of TR you found. I am glad Lila did not show up for the finale as she is now my new arch-memisis as she is dating my other boyfriend, Derek Jeter. :) ~Linda

Anonymous said...

It won't let me edit :( I do know how to spell nemesis. Haha.

Faiza said...

you get to sleep with tim riggins but you have to eat red meat for a week?


Leesh said...

FNL series finale was awesome! I loved that they tied everything together. I really love, love, love the show and am truly sad to see it over. Tim Riggins was a favorite of mine and then I crushed for a bit with Sacaren's awkwardness. And when all the originals left, I developed a soft spot for Luke. Anyway, I think I am going to watch the entire show all over again in the summer.

I don't think I have a current TV crush. Actually, I like Jeremy on Vampire Diaries. In the beginning of the show, he was a little too emo and then all of a sudden, he buffed up and became a hottie! I also crushed hard on Brody Jenner but now since he's not on TV anymore and with that loser, Avril Lavigne, I gave him the boot!