The BEST Episodes of Friday Night Tykes

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2021

Network: Esquire Network

In America, football is king ... and nowhere is football bigger than in Texas. Esquire Network takes viewers inside the grown-up world of youth football in FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES, a new 10-part docuseries airing Tuesdays at 9p e/p, debuting January 14 with two back-to-back episodes at 9p and 10p e/p. With exclusive access to the 8 to 9 year-old Rookies division in the San Antonio region of the Texas Youth Football Association (TYFA), FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES follows five teams on and off the field throughout the 2013 season, from pre-season training through the state championships. Along the way, cheerleaders cheer, tailgaters barbecue and the crowd goes wild, but intense rivalries flare, parents and coaches clash and the young players face some very adult pressures and concerns, from extreme training drills, heckling from rabid fans, and balancing on-the-field expectations against a typical off-the-field childhood.

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Men Cry Better

#1 - Men Cry Better

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 17, 2015

star 8.44
9 votes
Babies From Texas

#2 - Babies From Texas

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 22, 2016

star 8.27
22 votes
Ain't Gotta Cheat Us to Beat Us

#3 - Ain't Gotta Cheat Us to Beat Us

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2017

As the Outlaws' march toward a state championship, they deal with a cloud of controversy. The TYFA regular season comes to an end with some teams saying goodbye and a marque matchup when the Rockets take on the undefeated Steelers.

star 8.11
38 votes
If You Wanna Show

#4 - If You Wanna Show

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 21, 2017

On the season Finale of Friday Night Tykes, two champions will be crowned. In TYFA the 210 Outlaws play the mysterious Farm League Hurricanes while the San Antonio Outlaws go on the road looking for their second consecutive Snoop National Championship.

star 8.06
34 votes
Ruined by Adults

#5 - Ruined by Adults

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 5, 2017

The TYFA playoffs begin and the Rockets first round matchup is an absolute slugfest. Marecus Goodloe considers his options after another tough day on the Outlaws sideline.

star 7.89
37 votes
When the Rabbit Has the Gun

#6 - When the Rabbit Has the Gun

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 1, 2016

star 7.89
18 votes
Ain't the Time To Be Holding Hands

#7 - Ain't the Time To Be Holding Hands

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 21, 2017

The San Antonio Outlaws begin the playoffs and with star Myzel Miller banged up they welcome back an old TYFA superstar. The Steelers parents case a ruckus in the stands and after a controversial loss the 210 take on another tough opponent, the Jr. Rocketss

star 7.87
39 votes
What's Your Malfunction

#8 - What's Your Malfunction

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 17, 2017

Another season of football kicks off in Texas as the San Antonio Outlaws set out to prove they are the premiere youth football team in the nation.

star 7.83
52 votes
Jesus in Football Cleats

#9 - Jesus in Football Cleats

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 23, 2016

star 7.80
15 votes
The Kids Are Watching

#10 - The Kids Are Watching

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 26, 2016

star 7.79
14 votes
Ain't No Made-For-TV Movie

#11 - Ain't No Made-For-TV Movie

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 9, 2016

star 7.71
14 votes
Weakness Leaving the Body

#12 - Weakness Leaving the Body

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 14, 2014

Questions about parenting and safety arise when a player gets injured. Meanwhile, a coach and manager argue as the winless Jr. Broncos struggle.

star 7.60
20 votes
Today is the Test

#13 - Today is the Test

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 4, 2014

In an epic ending to the regular season, the top two teams meet in a battle of the unbeatens. Meanwhile, the Jr. Broncos must win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

star 7.60
10 votes
Now They're Playing Scared

#14 - Now They're Playing Scared

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 21, 2014

Questions about parenting and safety arise when a player gets injured. Meanwhile, a coach and manager argue as the winless Jr. Broncos struggle.

star 7.58
12 votes
We All Failed Him

#15 - We All Failed Him

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 7, 2017

The Judson Jr Rockets look to continue their winning ways, and the Venom look for answers in the wake of an ugly act of misconduct by a coach.

star 7.58
40 votes
Do You Want to be a Loser

#16 - Do You Want to be a Loser

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 2, 2016

star 7.57
21 votes
What Are We Doing?

#17 - What Are We Doing?

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 24, 2015

Marecus Goodloe and the Colts begin to question the safety of the game.

star 7.56
9 votes
I'm Not Ready to be Done Yet

#18 - I'm Not Ready to be Done Yet

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 15, 2016

star 7.53
15 votes
Divine Intervention

#19 - Divine Intervention

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 24, 2015

star 7.45
11 votes
God Don't Like Ugly

#20 - God Don't Like Ugly

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 31, 2017

A youth football game turns ugly as parents and coaches become outraged by aggressive play. And the San Antonio Outlaws face their toughest competition yet.

star 7.43
7 votes
Protect Our Kids!

#21 - Protect Our Kids!

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 28, 2014

Off-field tensions result in an on-field altercation between the Outlaws and Junior Broncos. Meanwhile, the Jr. Rockets try to salvage their season and their coach attempts to salvage his career.

star 7.38
13 votes
Whose House

#22 - Whose House

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 2014

Coaches prepare for a winning season in the premiere of this reality series following five teams in the Texas Youth Football Association. First up: A player is forced to run laps in hot weather after missing four weeks of training to visit his grandmother; and two rival teams compete in an opening game on turf that's "home" to both of them.

star 7.33
12 votes
All For Nothing

#23 - All For Nothing

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 25, 2014

star 7.31
13 votes
My Mama Not Here

#24 - My Mama Not Here

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 14, 2017

star 7.30
30 votes
Be the Adult

#25 - Be the Adult

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 14, 2017

In the aftermath of last weeks altercation between adult and child, the Venom try to heal and move forward as an organization. The Steelers face off against the 210 Outlaws in a battle of undefeated teams.

star 7.26
35 votes