BACKGROUND & HISTORY
The MojoLand website came into existence in 1996, as a response to Buzz Bissinger’s ‘Friday Night Lights’ book. I felt there were several bent truths and sensationalized information in its contents. Being a graduate of Permian, I found portions of the book to be completely of no merit. As a result, MojoLand was created.
The site began as a personal web page. It consisted of a news page, roster, schedule, coaching staff, and playoff history of the football team. In 1998, the Ector County Independent School District was in Phase Two of becoming internet friendly and having a site originating from its campus. The ECISD finally got on track and launched their own site, which included the district’s full athletic department teams. In 2000, MojoLand would yield to the school district site and re-focus on the football athletes and their achievements during and after dawning the Panthers uniform.
The production of ‘Friday Night Lights – the Movie’ began in March of 2004 and I had an inside track. MojoLand was the only website on the internet with daily updates and photos, as I was directly involved cast as a Permian assistant coach. The inside scoop afforded MojoLand to top One Million internet visitors a month in the Fall of 2005. For 2006, the site featured the first internet-based virtual museum dedicated to a high school football program and its history.
MojoLand entered its 22nd season at the completion of the 2017 go-round. Through the many highs and lows, I have enjoyed corresponding with several of you over the years. Thank you all for the ride.