This Week in Milford

July 2, 2014

Sweet Ride, Sweet Gig?

Filed under: Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 4:57 am

July 2, 2014


The 2005 Ford Mustang GT is surely an icon of automotive design no matter how poorly it’s drawn – is that a crawfish where the horse is supposed to go? – and well within the means of an assistant coach at any of America’s finest tank towns. So, I commend Coach Kaz for his fine taste in automobiles.

I have to question his choice of summertime avocation though. As Gil alludes to in panel one and doesn’t really make too terribly clear in panel two, it seems that Bob is only kinda sorta responsible for whatever is going on with these kids. All I can say is that if someone is able to describe your role working with adolescents as ‘sponsor-hustler’, then you are just asking for trouble.

Oh well, I’m sure that’s the last we’ll see of Kaz’s car and its appalling front end alignment and, for all we know, it may be the last that we hear of this whole ‘not coaching‘ gig. Panel three beckons with its abrupt segue into the next little bit of intrigue in our summertime malaise.

Two thousand miles away? Kid, I hate to break it to you, but it doesn’t matter how far you go, you’ll still be you and that is most likely your biggest issue.



  1. After downing several vodka ‘n Crystal Lights, Kaz probably nailed a curb pulling out of the Thorps’ driveway and bent a control arm or something. But who can blame him? If he’s hustling all that liquor will take the edge off the unspeakable things the sponsors will do to him.

    What’s up with the “not allowed” to coach 7-and-7 football? Some state high school rules to that effect? If so, then why trust your high school-level talent to middle school coaches who probably spend most of their time telling guys which way to put on their jockstraps?

    Gil and Mimi’s P2 PDA reeks of recycled art but I’m too lazy to look for it.

    Any guesses on what’s going down in P3 based on one panel? My shot is that middle-aged guy and junior mullet are sitting in the breakfast area of the Milford Comfort Inn planning their summer scam, which will inevitably involve deceiving and exploiting the youth of Milford.

    Comment by teenchy — July 2, 2014 @ 5:41 am

  2. Are “Tim and Jay Forbes from the middle school” the coaches that Kaz “found” in his role as coach-finder, or is Gil breaking the 4th wall and introducing the two hash brown-eating galoots in panel 3?

    Comment by billytheskink — July 2, 2014 @ 6:51 am

  3. Mimi is looking pretty amorous in P2. Maybe Gill will be doing some putting before he heads to the course.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — July 2, 2014 @ 8:52 am

  4. I think that’s a T Rex on the grille of the Mustang.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — July 2, 2014 @ 9:22 am

  5. I think the junior mullet is a hot shot QB from California, or better yet parts unknown, who was booted out of his former school for unspecified disciplinary reasons . He’s a bit misunderstood but is a key cog in the Mudlarks 2nd place finish in the up coming football season.

    Comment by Jive turkey — July 2, 2014 @ 10:41 am

  6. I agree with Moon — looks more like a T-Rex. But “Ford Mudbug” does sound like the kind of car we’d see in Mfnrd.

    Comment by lauramac — July 2, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

  7. For some awful reason, the guy facing us in panel 3 reminds me of the bar owner in “Roadhouse.” I guess I am hoping Herk the Mauler is about to burst in and trash the place. I have doubts that a plot involving a kid who wishes he were 2000 miles away will drive a plot to top last summer’s.

    Comment by vaganova — July 2, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

  8. […] Milford’s 7-on-7 team? Sure as hell ain’t Gil or Kaz, and there’s no sign of Tim and Jay Forbes. The only thing she appears to have learned about coaching is how to be pushy, to the point that […]

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