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If Ted Lasso Wrote A Letter to Pensacola

If everyone’s favorite optimist wrote a note to Pensacola, I feel like it would say, “You all are so phintastic at sailing. And surfing. And skating. And soaring. Through the sky and over the water, that is. It’s no wonder you’re historic. Even legendary.”


Ted Lasso first premiered on Apple TV+ in August 2020 at a time when the world was desperate for some optimism. The lead character, of the same name, is played by writer Jason Sudeikis and is now back for the third season.

If you were a fan of the show Cheers, you’ll find it interesting to know that Sudeikis is the maternal nephew of George Wendt, who played Norm.

Ted Lasso grew from a character Sudeikis created for NBC Sports’ coverage of England’s Premier League. The series is about a small-town American football coach hired to coach a professional soccer team in England. Although he is set up to fail, his optimistic style of coaching ultimately wins hearts and games.

The award-winning comedy series returned to Apple TV+ on Wednesday, March 15, and will follow with new episodes every Wednesday through May 31. The show won back-to-back Emmy Awards for the first and second seasons and swept all categories in which the show was nominated.

We don’t want you to miss out on our Pensacola sunshine, but put Ted Lasso in the queue for the next rainy day. The acting in Ted Lasso is exceptional and the writing is the inspirational entertainment we all still need.

One of my favorite quotes from the show, which is packed with them, is “I think things come into our lives to help us get from one place to a better one.”

Now that I think of it, if Ted Lasso wrote a letter to Pensacola, I think he’d open with that.

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Dana is an Arkansas native and a seasonal resident of the Gulf Coast since childhood. She was a Pensacola resident for 13 years, before moving to Gulf Breeze. Dana attributes her Mayberry-esque childhood in Warren, Arkansas, as enormously influential in honing her definitely Southern style of storytelling. She earned a degree in Journalism, Advertising/Public Relations from the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig Sooie!). In addition to writing, she loves photography, art, adventures in the great outdoors, and spending time with her three children.