1. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Yeah, I think this has something to do with drought. You know things are bad when even the Astroturf turns brown.

  2. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I’m gonna guess the TV show is “Friday Night Lights” which takes place in the fictonal town of Dillon, Texas which is filmed in Austin and Pflugerville, and I’m gonna guess this playing field is in Pflugerville because Austin has enough political clout to water its football fields, only a small town playing field would burn up like this, so I’m gonna say it’s Pflugerville Texas.

  3. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Yeah, that white building looks like its the same building in this photo of the football field at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, Texas, and the running track around the playing field looks the same, too.

    So I’m gonna say it’s Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, Texas.

  4. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Actually, it’s not the same building, but I’m gonna stick with saying it’s the same football field.

  5. 11


    I’m making out the word SAINTS in the dry turf. A Catholic High School?

    I looked at Odessa, TX where the original Friday Night Lights story took place. Parched enough and man oh man are there a lot of stripper wells around there.

    But Permian High, Lee High? Doesn’t seem to fit.

  6. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    This website has aerial photos of Texas’ high school baseball fields, and if you click on the thumbnails, you can see the football fields for many of the schools in these photos, too, and you can eliminate most of the football fields as obviously different from the photo above.

    The two aerial views of the Pflugerville field don’t look exactly the same, but they’re close, and the layout of the field may have changed a little.

  7. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 I was right the first time. “Kuempel Stadium” is the name of the stadium in Pflugerville, so the photo linked in comment #7 was taken in Pflugerville.

  8. 16 spews:

    See, I’m nearly sure Lee wouldn’t give us something so well-known as Friday Night Lights. But if we could find where “Killington, Texas” is in the not-yet-released zombie football flick, Play Dead, I think we could have it.

  9. 17


    Well, I guess it’s time for a clue. It’s not in Texas – and it’s from a movie within the past 5 years…

  10. 19

    Budget Wonk spews:

    It is Briarcrest Christian School in Eads (Memphis) Tennessee, the home of the true story that became the movie, the Blind Side. (Thanks for the clue, Lee.) I’m not sure I can load the Birds Eye View link, but will attempt it:

    Okay, my link gets you close, but I can’t seem to save it in Birds Eye view and the precise location is up the road a short way.

  11. 21 spews:

    Sweet! (And, Dang! I looked at the filming locations, in Atlanta, but forgot there was a real story behind the movie.)

  12. 22

    Budget Work spews:

    @ 20 & 21 – Thanks, what did I win? I read this regularly, but ya’ll are usually so quick to answer Lee’s riddles I’ve never had a chance to engage in the reasoning. Oh, btw I do understand the victory is exclusive to the joy in solving the puzzle, but with this moniker had to ask.

  13. 24

    Change in Time spews:

    Very nice win Budget Work! I won one of these a few years ago, but my methods are crude, and my chances of winning slim. I was using a database search for sports teams by nickname, state, etc. and looked at several states, but not Tennessee…