This Week in Milford

July 14, 2014

Gotta Be A Do Right Program

Filed under: exposition comics — nedryerson @ 7:35 am


Well, here we go. All the cards are on the table now. Art Standish is an overbearing douche. His son, Truman, is mostly embarrassed by his father’s arrogant and presumptuous manner. Yeah, we pretty much already picked up on all of this. The added exposition now adds a little more fuel to the thematic fire of this summer’s exploration of the over-importance of high school football as expressed by delusional douches.

Now’s the part where we sit back and watch Gil peer over his Long Island ice tea and let Art Standish know that Gil doesn’t put any stock in national rankings (or coastal rankings), recruiting in general, or any of the other variations on long range planning of high school football programs. Nope, Gil coaches by feel and recruits by circumstance, so the True train might as well just pull out of this tank town and move on down the line (unless they want to wrestle or work with golf kids for a couple months).




  1. Yikes! Seeing and hearing Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow makes me want to grab a bottle of Old Crow. But I would have to wrestle it from the Rot Gut King Gil Thorp.
    Poor Truman looks like his confidence took a hit as Gil doesn’t know him from Adams off Ox. Marty Moon may have to intervene. But Marty has to finish the farm report and then another installment of Trading Post. Milford has great garage sales this time of year.

    Comment by Jive turkey — July 14, 2014 @ 8:15 am

  2. A major promotion to a big job in MIlford???? Sounds like an oxymoron…
    A cantina is a place where alcohol is served… Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, has been in business since 1892…I have been there in the 1980’s, and got a nifty T-shirt that my daughter “borrowed”….The milford version is nothing like the real thing…

    Comment by Rowdyman — July 14, 2014 @ 8:25 am

  3. Gil might possibly have heard of True, except Milford doesn’t have the Internet yet.

    Comment by John S. Walters — July 14, 2014 @ 10:54 am

  4. That’s wonderful, Mr. Standish. Our JV team needs a quarterback. Thanks for lunch.

    Comment by Dale — July 14, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

  5. Dale–great comment….after all True is a junior eh……I also liked Gil’s come-backer the other day—Should I have heard of True?????

    Comment by Rowdyman — July 14, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

  6. Truman (“It’s twue! It’s twue!” – Thanks, Madeline Khan and Blazing Saddles!) – now to be called Twue – will be a football star who has been passed along without studying, and will expect the same in Milford.

    I hope he chooses St. Fabian instead!

    Comment by Milfordian — July 14, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

  7. Ah, yes, Milfordian, if we were at Mfnrd HS. But Twue will be on hand to f**k up every aspect of football until the end of the season, when Mfnrd ties for second in the Valley Conference and misses the play-arounds. We know the ending already. Twue, under horrible pressure from his dipshit father, will turn out to be a decent kid (he will will volunteer to block for Nathan Hale or Patrick Henry or whoever that boy scout quarterback in named for) and his father will be exposed before a sellout crowd as a prima facie a$$hole who lives in “the world of high school football.” Prediction: some Amy Lange counterpart will also turn up. Notice we have conveniently skipped past the Pripet Marshes of summer golf and are already looking ahead to the two-a-days of August….

    Comment by vaganova — July 14, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

  8. One of the highest-rated white, Anglo Saxon,blonde haired, green eyed, sophomore QBs on the coast of Rhode Island. Who wouldn’t know him? Maybe for the right pay off Art will let Gil have the honor of coaching him. Gil is rightfully unimpressed.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — July 14, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

  9. So “True” is short for “Truman.” I can only imagine we’ll now be treated to a summer’s worth of references to The Truman Show.

    Comment by teenchy — July 15, 2014 @ 4:58 am

  10. […] this Rodney Curtis but the recognition isn’t mutual. That’s what happens when you move from the Coast to flyover country: even with a state title under your belt the mainstream media doesn’t come […]

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