This Week in Milford

March 5, 2011

Everybody Loves Lini

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Just plain sad, Milford Weirdos — nedryerson @ 10:47 am


Today, you may choose from multiple lame jokes and observations about each panel:

Panel 1: The most interesting Milford Weirdo chanter is:
a) checkered shirt guy, who been coming to every game yelling Lini’s name and isn’t in on the “Green Out”
b) blond girl with dwarf Elvis perched on her back
c) guy behind checkered shirt guy: backwards hat or uni-brow gone completely insane
d) Fat Albert, on his third whiskey sandwich

Panel 2: The disembodied faces of the crowd:
a) are part of the Milford clone army
b) are performing the opening to Bohemian Rhapsody
c) are freaking me out, man!
d) all of the above

Panel 3: This Panel:
a) is supposed to be informing us about some aspect of the game that we won’t see, so we don’t care
b) contains a shiny floor. A Steve Luhm joke perhaps? Nah.
c) has one of those weirdly drawn “high fives” that gets a “just plain sad” tag every time
d) contains Jamarr, so we don’t care


Panel 1: The Oakwood defender:
a) is 4 foot tall
b) is in no position to defend any kind of shot
c) has his feet glued to the court
d) all of the above

Panel 2: Lini is:
a) lunging for a loose ball
b) admiring his opponent’s bizarre shoes
c) about to get low low low low low low low
d) lunging for loose balls

Panel 3: Cortez and Lini will:
a) now become BFFs and go to the Bucket together
b) start fighting crime under the names Pinky and the Killer
c) go antiquing this weekend and buy a nineteenth century pie rack
d) pool their lawn mowing money to buy the domain name and start their own blog about puppies or alpacas or something



  1. “Lini & Cortez sitting in a tree …”

    Comment by Graham McDonald — March 5, 2011 @ 11:58 am

  2. Ooh I go first – love the scouting report by Lini’s sub-out – obviously Gil needed to say that, but we know how that goes..
    And the pick-up by Kareem who says he may like Lini yet. When? June? I guess we’re all set for a playdown run. With another guy who wasnt supposed to be on the team making the biggest difference. At least its better then all the non-sports action we’ve endured.

    Comment by Rob — March 5, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

  3. Cortez:”I may learn to like you yet. Now come over here and give daddy a little mouth lovin'”

    Comment by Knoxy — March 5, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

  4. A basketball coach I know counts “dives on floor” as a special stat in his record book. The idea is that diving for a loose ball shows commitment and selflessness. Who thought this storyline would come down to “Lini learns to be a team player when he originally didn’t want to play at all?”

    Comment by vaganova — March 5, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

  5. It’s the Milfordian Rhapsody: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide,
    no escape from reality …

    Back to that other game, why was Lanky Tim Kiska so able to “control the paint” against Cortez “Preacher” Beecher?

    Comment by Dood — March 5, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

  6. Dood, you could rewrite ALL the lyrics– It’s just a bad team, playin’ in a tank town…

    On your other point, perhaps Preacher Beecher didn’t respect Lanky Tim’s effort enough to engage him? Otherwise we would have seen some good charges and some Muscularly Christian flying elbows.

    Comment by vaganova — March 5, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

  7. Imagine that, someone besides Gil is responsible for developing and motivating a player. When was the last time that happened?

    Comment by Dieclambakedie — March 5, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

  8. I wouldn’t bother, vaganova. It doesn’t really matter.

    ….tooo meeee….

    Comment by Charlene — March 5, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

  9. In Panel 3 on 3/5, are Cortez The Killer’s shorts that just badly drawn or is he wearing a cape?

    Comment by J.D. Springer — March 5, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

  10. The people in panel two look like something out of Night of the Living Dead or Village of the Damned.

    Answers to quiz: C; D; D; D; D; C. Did I pass or is this one of those “There’s no right or wrong answers” type of quiz?

    Comment by Regina — March 5, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

  11. Lini! Linnnni!! WE LOVE Ya LINNNNIIIII!!

    Yeh, like anyone is gonna believe them? Bunch of losers in green shirts sticking out like a sore thumb (or “weak left hand”) in a sea of thousands and thousands of pink-shirted Milford fans.

    Answers to quiz: same as Regina. Did we pass?

    Awesome snarking Jason!!!

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — March 5, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

  12. ss, awesome snarking Ned!

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — March 5, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

  13. Richard, from 2/28 P3—> 3/5 P3: Another candidate for worst double entendre.

    Comment by semperfi4evr — March 6, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    Isn’t it about time Tree and Windowshade made another appearance.

    Comment by exmiscellanea — March 6, 2011 @ 10:36 am

  15. why is fat albert at the game i thought he didnt know lini that good plus wheres his buddy mushmouth ?

    Comment by mr120zcan — March 6, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

  16. Regina, you must not have seen the movie, ’cause the zombies dont go to basketball games.
    I think the anonymous blogger is the same guy who posed as Rahm Emmanuel.

    Comment by Rob — March 7, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

  17. Do you think we may learn to like Gil Thorp yet? That’s what I’m talking about. Count it! Bonk!

    Comment by Dood — March 7, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

  18. […] life will hopefully get picked up on as the arc progresses) and another wispy guy in the Max Bacon/Lini Verde […]

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