Connie Britton plays supportive football wife Tami Taylor on the show, and playing a pigskin fanatic on TV has crossed over into her real life.
She says, I was so not a football fan, but the show has gotten me into it. Its given me an appreciation for football. Now I think its really fun.
Britton says being part of the gridiron show has given her lots of mileage with the fellas.
She explains, Guys are really impressed. They think, Hey, shes sporty! Nobody has to know that I dont actually know anything about football.
Though she enjoys watching games, Britton laments that real life football coaches arent nearly as good looking as her onscreen coach hubby, played by Kyle Chandler, giving her less eye candy on the field.
The new season of Friday Night Lights premieres today (Oct. 1) on DIRECTVs 101 Network.
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