President Obama’s moving State of the Union address focused on everything from terrorism to education reform — and ‘Friday Night Lights’?? Mr. President ended his speech with what sounded like an inspirational line from the show, and it had viewers freaking out. Click through to watch his statement!
During his incredible, eighth and final State of the Union address on January 12, President Barack Obama made something clear: the American people have to stand together and look to the future, or they can’t thrive. To cement that in the closing statement of his address, he said something that sounded remarkably like the famous words delivered by Coach Taylor on the legendary show Friday Night Lights: “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” Who knew President Obama was such a FNL fan! Click through to watch the epic moment!
Okay, it wasn’t exactly the line from Friday Night Lights, but it might as well have been! At the end of his remarkable State of the Union address (fast-foward!), President Obama said this: “That’s the America I know. That’s the country we love. Clear-eyed. Big-hearted. Undaunted by challenge. Optimistic that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. That’s what makes me so hopeful about our future.”
— Kirstin Benson (@kirstinbenson) January 13, 2016
We’re convinced that President Obama binge watches Friday Night Lights when he’s not busy being the leader of the free world. Either that, or the speechwriters who helped President Obama write his address decided to sneak it in; it was one of the most talked about moments of the night on social media! State of the Union viewers (and Friday Night Lights watchers) took to Twitter to express their shock and delight about President Obama’s remark:
“Obama mic dropped his presidency with clear eyes full heart can’t lose,” one user tweeted. “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose! I mean, Obama owes someone a check. *ahem*,” another wrote. And what has to be one of our favorite jokes of the evening: “Shorter Obama: “Clear eyes. Big hearts. Can’t Cruz.” #SOTU” That’s hilarious. So is this picture of President Obama photoshopped onto Coach Taylor’s head! CLICK HERE to buy a Friday Night Lights boxed set!
HollywoodLifers, did you think President Obama quoted Friday Night Lights during the State of the Union? Tell us in the comments!