This Week in Milford

August 6, 2014

I Guess There Literally Is A Lot Of Bzzz Around True

Filed under: Boredom in Milford — timbuys @ 5:01 am

August 6, 2014


It’s only Wednesday and we already have three primo contenders for most boring strip of the week. I’m sure things will pick up for the second half of the week… Wait, why am I so sure of that? This is Gil Thorp and we’ll be lucky to get what passes for a cliff hanger on Saturday if anything.

Anyway, back to the actual contents of the strip. Wow, it appears True is just about as bored and fed up with this stuff as we are. I am impressed that he is respectful of the solemn dignity required of 7-on-7 round robin attendees and keeps his phone on vibrate. Excellent cell phone courtesy there, True!

Meanwhile, in the real world, apropos of one of our recent comment threads and the general football factory theme of this storyline, it seems that Dave Revsine (whom I’ve never met but whose parents are friend’s of a friend of mines parents and whose mom I have met at that friend’s wedding so, you know, full disclosure and all that) has written a book about the early days of big time college football. One of the more interesting comments he makes in the linked interview is in regards to erstwhile Big Ten member University of Chicago as that had been it’s own little conversation in the comments:

The biggest thing I learned is how invested [the University of Chicago] was in football. I always had this notion that at a certain point, Chicago just decided that the sport was beneath them and going in a direction they weren’t comfortable with. If it was going in that direction, it was going there because of the world they, more than any school in the Midwest, had helped create.

Fascinating stuff!



  1. Twue is certainly a Coach Thorp kind of player. Watches others play football, texts and talks about football – but never actually plays football!

    Comment by milfordian — August 6, 2014 @ 6:39 am

  2. Ain’t that how it always goes? You just hang up with Coach Abbott, and Coach Costello calls…

    Comment by billytheskink — August 6, 2014 @ 7:01 am

  3. So Gil’s devil-may-care (’cause he sure doesn’t) attitude towards football will be what winds up winning Twue over to Mfnrd? I did *not* see that coming… figured there would be more hijinks involved, I guess.

    That Dave Revsine book looks really interesting.

    Comment by lauramac — August 6, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  4. Still don’t know False’s job. Could be liquor distributor . If that’s the case False will be better catch than True.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 6, 2014 @ 10:48 am

  5. Twue’s on First! (Couldn’t resist, after billy’s jape.)

    As for the strip, we get it, we get it: True is sick of football and wants to have a life outside the chalk lines. Give this strip’s usual packing, we’re in for a bunch more days of increasingly-obvious hints at his existential yearnings followed by a quick, unsatisfying conclusion when Rubin realizes that fall is upon us.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 6, 2014 @ 11:38 am

  6. John S Walters may be on to something. We have had many plots in which a kid others do not think can play, or should play, does. What if this time a ringer decides he doesn’t even WANT to play, and the fall plot centers on some other team? As a sixties NYC kid would say, Watta pissa! I don’t even know if Mfnrd HAS any other fall sports. Does anybody remember a reference to soccer, or a girls’ field hockey team?

    Comment by vaganova — August 6, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

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