Coach Eric Taylor, Friday Night Lights
Any fan of the gone-too-soon TELEVISION MASTERPIECE that is/was Friday Night Lights could tell you that the critically acclaimed show about high school football in rural Texas is extremely well-written, terribly heart wrenching and completely addictive. Any girl with half a brain who’s seen the show even once can tell you that upon getting to know Coach Eric Taylor, the show’s protagonist played by Kyle Chandler, he quickly shot straight to the top of their celeb boner list. This dude is perfection.
Sure, Coach Taylor wears his sunglasses like a necklace sometimes and sure, he uses cell phone belt holsters, but in extreme cases of true love, you see past those things. The marriage between Coach and wife Tami Taylor has been called the “best marriage on television” and it’s a daunting task even thinking about the immensity of detail I can go into explaining how they rightfully won that title. But what I think the key proponent of why all of America finds this couple so successful is their communication. It’s their eye-to-eye communication alongside Eric’s willingness, even when he’s super stressed out taking his team to state or being really sexy in cargo shorts (trust me, he is), to sit down and have a coherent, even-keeled, adult conversation with his wife. These two talk through EVERYTHING and while they might not always agree with each other, they get through every fight and remain kind to each other throughout the turmoil. We all know how quickly our kindness can fly out the window during a fight with a loved one.
For those who might not be familiar with the show or know WTF I’m talking about, allow me to contextualize their relayshee for you — Eric and Tami are even more in sync than Caitlin and Tyler on Teen Mom and I don’t just go throwing that around.
One more huge draw about Coach Taylor (if not the hugest): he winks!!!! Find me a bro that can wink unironically in 2011 and I’ll invite you to our wedding.