One of the newest entries into the reality television genre has caught a lot of heat from folks around the state.
The Esquire Network debuted a new show called “Friday Night Tykes,” a show about five pee-wee football teams in San Antonio.
Well, the Texas High School Coaches Association is not pleased with the show’s representation of the state’s beloved past time. The THSCA issued the following statement today regarding the program:
“The language and coaching tactics on Esquire Network’s “Friday Night Tykes” are in sharp contradiction to the Texas High School Coaches Association’s core beliefs”, says Executive Director D. W. Rutledge. “It also contradicts what is taking place on the majority of youth football fields across the state. We are disappointed that the Texas Youth Football Association President Brian Morgan suggests that this style of coaching in our youth leagues is acceptable in Texas. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
To be fair, I haven’t seen the show because I can’t find the Esquire Network on my local cable provider (that, and I watch “Friends” 90 percent of the time my television is on). But when you see tweets like this, you know it’s time to be concerned.
That running back for the Northeast Colts looks like a kid that will be playing on saturdays at a D1 university in a few years.
— I Hate Tyler Perry! (@Shijones) January 22, 2014
If you want to see what all the fuss is about, you can catch the first episode here.