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'Friday Night Lights' director Peter Berg talks Spider Lockhart, Fran Tarkenton, HBO

Peter Berg discusses parents? obsession with their children?s

Peter Berg’s football bona fides were established when he directed “Friday Night Lights,’’ then developed the TV series of the same name.

But long before that he was an avid fan of the “absolutely horrible’’ Giants of the early 1970s, frequenting Yankee Stadium to “watch Spider Lockhart try and carry a team, and Fran Tarkenton at the end when he couldn’t run so well.’’

Berg, 51, lives...

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