This Week in Milford

December 18, 2007

You gotta know Wing-T hold ’em…

Filed under: football, Marty Moon — jasbeattie @ 11:27 am


Panel 1: Raise your hands if you’re sure! That the Wing-T is awesome!*

Panel 2: More confident strutting about the Wing-T! Now with explosions and guns! (or possibly an arm tumor.)

Panel 3: Marty Moon has been mistaken for General Zod and been banished into space, trapped in that two-dimensional rotating square prison thingie. It’s probably pretty hard to tell who has the ball from that vantage point. So what’s Valley Tech’s excuse?

 *When practiced for a month in order to be used once in the final game of the year after your team is hopelessly out of competition! I hear the Miami Dolphins will be using the Wing-T this weekend against the Patriots. Watch as Marty Moon does a whiskey spit take when Tedd Ginn Jr. starts at quarterback!


  1. The player in the foregound of Panel 2 is so excited he’s about to stab himself
    with that blade he’s clutching!!!

    Hmmm… maybe THAT’S why the Wing-T is working so well.

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — December 18, 2007 @ 11:48 am

  2. I’m really hoping that the principal and the school superintendent come up to Gil after the game and say, “Okay, genius, why the f*** did you wait until NOW to use an offense that we could have won with? You’re clueless, you’re incompetent, and you’re FIRED!”

    Then, we can ditch the Thorps and the high schoolers, and begin the new daily strip: The Chronicles of Kaz!

    Comment by johnw — December 18, 2007 @ 11:57 am

  3. Is it me, or does the “cheerleader” in panel one upon close inspection look like a middle-aged mexican dude with a ‘stache?

    Comment by Ian — December 18, 2007 @ 12:06 pm

  4. Poor Marty. The room is spinning and he can’t tell who has the ball. Maybe he should cut back on the number of Steel Reserves he chugs before the game.

    Comment by sourbelly — December 18, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

  5. Actually, Marty usually looks a lot like General Zod, I’m surprised he hasn’t been banished before this. Actually, it was never made clear what happened to Zod after he lost his powers. Now we know!

    Comment by Mac Thomason — December 18, 2007 @ 12:27 pm

  6. I think Marty Moon can hardly tell who has the ball because he’s had one “Forty” too many, which explains why the room is tilting.

    Comment by Regina — December 18, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

  7. I’m glad to see Marty is back to his two microphone action.

    Comment by Matt Ramone — December 18, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

  8. I think Marty is piloting a crashing plane.

    Comment by Anonymous Novelist — December 18, 2007 @ 1:03 pm

  9. This would be a fitting punishment for General Zod, worse even than the Phantom Zone. Forced to live in a tiny box, forever doing play-by-play of crappy high school sports that nobody listens to. Truly a fate worse than death!

    Gee, now I understand why Marty Moon has a bad attitude, AND a drinking problem. This is quite a comedown for a supervillain.

    Comment by johnw — December 18, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

  10. I just want to say that I adore today’s Random Amusing Panel. I especially like how the guy has a shirt that says “The Don” for some reason. Every reason I think of is totally hilarious.

    Comment by El Santo — December 18, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

  11. General Zod was voted only the 58th best villain of all time. That’s why he’s doing PBP in a tiny box, his spandex covered by a cheapo blanket.

    Comment by Jack Dupp — December 18, 2007 @ 1:48 pm

  12. Rise before Marty! Now, kneel before Marty!

    So where’s Ursa?

    Comment by Ivan — December 18, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

  13. Ursa was SMOKIN’ hawt!!! She left Lois in the dust!!!

    Comment by TCM — December 18, 2007 @ 2:16 pm

  14. #8 – “I think Marty is piloting a crashing plane.”

    Ya know how in every post there’s at least one comment that makes you laugh aloud, though you can’t quite say for sure why? This, my friend, was the one for me today. Kudos to you, AN.

    Comment by Scott — December 18, 2007 @ 2:19 pm

  15. From this strip, I infer that the wing-T involves holding the ball over your head and running around the field. The opponents, completely unable to even imagine that anyone would do that, psychologically block the ball out, leaving the players able to run around with impunity. It works on the fans and commentators, too, as evidenced by Marty Moon in panel 3. Essentially, it’s a “blind them with stupidity” offense, and Gil and Kaz together are just stupid enough to pull it off.

    Comment by lylebot — December 18, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

  16. “I can hardly tell who has the ball – and I’m doing better than Valley Tech…now hold on a second while I strafe this ammo dump…RAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT!!!”

    Marty Moon, flying ace

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — December 18, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

  17. #8 and #14: MAY DAY!! MAY DAY!!

    Comment by JJ — December 18, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

  18. Panel 3: Marty Moon’s odd habit of talking to his sex toys in public is going to get him in a lot of trouble some day.

    Comment by Named After Ham — December 18, 2007 @ 4:51 pm

  19. I’m pretty sure Valley Tech isn’t actually at this game. They clinched already, so they just took a forfeit.

    Comment by Andy — December 18, 2007 @ 5:45 pm

  20. Don’t Be Fooled This is a scam guys ask enzor

    Comment by Karen A Baker — December 19, 2007 @ 12:15 am

  21. 3: The cheerleader is Susan, who just got out of Prison.

    Comment by B — December 19, 2007 @ 8:21 am

  22. Why dous Marty have a mouse strapped to his ear. What’s on his left ear — a keyboard?

    Comment by Jarvis 'PumpkinHead' White — December 19, 2007 @ 9:13 am

  23. Why does Marty have a mouse strapped to his ear.

    Ah, we’ve been fooled. The dialogue in Panel 3 is actually being delivered by a talking Marty Moon mousepad. The mousepad is presumably sitting on a black desk, partially covered by a rumpled hankie and some odd, bullet-shaped thing. McLaughlin was drawing today’s strip, the acid kicked in and he just started sketching the top of his desk which he included to complete the strip so he could go down to the grocery store and buy 37 cans of concentrated orange juice.

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — December 19, 2007 @ 9:46 am

  24. […] cells with Johnnie Walker that you can’t remember Gil trotting out the Wing-T in 2007, also late in the season? (Hint: It was right after you called out Cully Vale as a convicted killer.) From the sound of it […]

    Pingback by Gil’s Intrigued: The Rest of Us Are Bored | This Week in Milford — December 5, 2020 @ 5:39 pm

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