This Week in Milford

September 4, 2014

The Good Stuff, Part Deux

Filed under: Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 5:32 am

September 4, 2014


The verbal beatdown continues. Gil wastes no time in showing Art who’s in control here. He’s in so much control, he assumes the classic hands-behind-head pose of asserting dominance*. He must use Dry Idea like Deacon Dan Reeves.

I leave it to the reader to compare Gil’s level of postseason success to Dan’s.

Art shows us that he is not only a big douche, he can also be easily bought. This may make him an effective politician but not such an effective lobbyist. The conversation is getting so loud that nondescript fair-haired Milfordian (or is that Knox Foley again?) shares a knowing “oh snap!” look with young Howard Stern. Those prairie windows look nice but they offer no sound insulation.

We can all appreciate Gil’s equanimity in P3 but if we’re being literal about this, then Milford’s gonna have problems with a 5’11”, 175 center.

I’ll give you a topic: If Gil considers his players his customers, what services does he actually provide them? Talk amongst yourselves.


* I guess it’s worth noting that Gil’s wearing a metal watchband and not one of those fat ’70s leather bands as previously thought.



  1. Those prairie windows look nice but they offer no sound insulation.

    Yeah, those Frank Lloyd Wright high schools are drafty and cost a fortune to heat in the winter.

    Comment by nedryerson — September 4, 2014 @ 7:36 am

  2. A center that size? Maybe a fearsome prospect in 8th grade.

    Comment by FoolyRain — September 4, 2014 @ 7:45 am

  3. And Gil’s not thinking about his role as a guide to young men on the virtues of sportsmanship, team-building, and fair play. He’s thinking about that lovely bottle of Tanqueray stashed in the bottom drawer.

    Comment by FoolyRain — September 4, 2014 @ 7:48 am

  4. Art has underestimated our hero Gil. He didn’t do his research as to the demise of the numerous others that tried to control da coach. Just because one of his ancestors, Miles Standish, arrived on the Mayflower doesn’t mean he can hold his own against Gildo.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 4, 2014 @ 10:19 am

  5. Imagined P#4: Gil bares his vampire fangs and kills off False, both showing False who is in control and explaining how Gil has not aged in over 60 years!

    Comment by milfordian — September 4, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

  6. Thinking a little about the trajectory here. There have to be big developments coming during the season. Otherwise the confrontations between Gil and False are peaking too early, and False has already proven to be such an ass that he can only be a cartoon character. Sorry. I forgot this is a comic strip…

    Comment by vaganova — September 4, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

  7. I think you’re right, Vaganova. This is turning into a long lead-time story.

    Comment by FoolyRain — September 4, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

  8. We’ll hope to be proven wrong, FoolyRain. Especially in Mfnrd, anything can happen.

    Comment by vaganova — September 4, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

  9. How many times is he gonna say “non-negotiable” before he’s stabbed and shoved in a closet?

    Comment by PRiverside — September 4, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

  10. I’m feeling a “Varsity Blues” thing coming on, but Tru’s already hurt . . . but how will False learn WHAT REALLY MATTERS IS HIS SON, NOT FOOTBALL?

    Comment by mtd — September 5, 2014 @ 3:55 am

  11. […] that True has made the number 11 his brand at Milford after Gil wouldn’t make Jarrod Hale give it up for him in football. The angle at which he’s holding his gigantic freak paw makes it look as though […]

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