This Week in Milford

August 25, 2014

Padding Out The Summer

Filed under: football, What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 3:53 am


And now for football practice…with pads everybody! We’re wearing pads and tackling! Isn’t that great? We’ve had the most boring summer in years (not a HRONK!, FOOZLE!, or fallaway slam to be found) but now we are practicing football in pads! We’re not worthy.

This narration box should probably have another cup of coffee and try to rephrase that whole statement about the what line was a match for what line. It’s pretty hard to read it the way it was and not conclude that somehow Gil has devised a way for certain players to play against themselves.

It does appear (if you really squint) that panels 2 and 3 show number 65 blocking for a ball carrier and tackling a ball carrier respectively. However, this brings up a question of how practice jersey colors are assigned when some players will be practicing both ways. More coffee is required to contemplate that.



  1. A poorly-worded attempt by Whigrub to suggest that Milford only has five players worthy of being linemen on either/both offense and defense. These five will be exhausted/injured during the season, and Milford will, again, suck!

    Comment by milfordian — August 25, 2014 @ 6:36 am

  2. Yeah, that lost me too. I’m surprised that the helmets already have stripes and decals on them; those don’t usually get put on until just before the first game. I’m guessing Kaz was too lazy to take them off after last season.

    Comment by teenchy — August 25, 2014 @ 7:26 am

  3. I’m more intrigued by the fact that the practice shorts have stripes on them than the helmets. Who cares about those kind of details on simple practice-used athletic shorts?

    Comment by billytheskink — August 25, 2014 @ 7:30 am

  4. It’s kind of a salad, this strip. Like others I was intrigued by the idea of linemen “playing against themselves,” as well as by the obvious holding by #65 in the middle panel.

    OK, let’s think about this: Mfnrd’s line is not the Seven Blocks of Granite this season. How does this facilitate the True story?

    Comment by vaganova — August 25, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

  5. Wow. It feels like this summer’s strips are some sort of punishment that we weren’t sufficiently appreciative of Luckey Haskins and Wynn Wiley and Tripp what’s his name. I can’t say I’m looking forward to fall with Nathan Hale’s great-great-great-great-great grandnephew twice removed. The occasional reappearance of Knox is intriguing but it seems that getting put in the pokey for six months on charges of aggravated barratry has chastened him somewhat. If anyone is curious about this sort of thing, I would anticipate some very brief posts from me tomorrow and the day after.

    Comment by timbuys — August 25, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

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