This Week in Milford

September 25, 2014

There is no “I” in “Carpetbagger”

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp, metapost, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 6:03 am

September 24, 2014


September 25, 2014


I’m gonna skip all the post-game analysis (I think we’ve done enough of that) and cut to the chase: Don Stebbins is that rarest of birds in the Thorpiverse – a team player who accepts responsibility for his actions rather than deflects blame onto others, and who tries to make his teammates feel like exactly that, part of a team. Give him the captain’s “C” if not the game ball…

… that is unless his hand gestures in 9/25 P1 describe the size of Jarrod’s ego or how metaphorically big a dick Jarrod is. Still justifiable. Jarrod tries to sow the seeds of dissension by referring to True as an inanimate object rather than a person and by trying out new words he learned studying Reconstruction in US History class. He isn’t getting initial buy-in, so I imagine he’ll escalate this into a #teamjarrod v. #teamtrue Twitter battle until his O-line frags him in the not-too-distant future.

Metapost: As I mentioned in the comments to Tim’s metapost yesterday, I was in a car accident last night. This post has been dashed off as I wait for insurance adjusters and rental car agents to show up so I’ll be off the grid for most of the day.



  1. Is there a outbresk of male pattern baldness in Milford? Jaroo’s two nameless teammate seem to be suffering from it in P-3. Is Jaroo’s paranoia starting to wear on some of his teammates finally?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 25, 2014 @ 6:43 am

  2. Glad you were unhurt and good luck with the insurance folks. The guy who wrecked you, his name didn’t rhyme with “Sherrod Vale” did it?

    And speaking of people whose names rhyme with “Sherrod Vale”, at least one Milford athlete has been paying attention in history class. Sure, he’s using his knowledge of the proper context for the term “carpetbagger” to be an unrepentant jerk, but it is still good to see evidence that Milford High teachers are doing more than entrapping cheaters with fake leaked test answers.

    Comment by billytheskink — September 25, 2014 @ 7:16 am

  3. I noticed the Mike Tyson-like nervous baldness too. Could a face tattoo be next?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — September 25, 2014 @ 8:22 am

  4. Hey, I know. Art can disown True and adopt Jarrod! I’m sure they’d be very happy together.

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 25, 2014 @ 10:23 am

  5. Wow, teenchy– relieved to find you are essentially ok. Sure does shake you up, though.

    Jarrod Hale does make more of an ass of himself every day, doesn’t he? I think Whigrub is going to have to titrate the conflict fairly carefully or it will peak too early. I mean this has to drag out until Christmas and it’s developing too fast to last that long, unless a subplot takes over (offensive line pancakes in front of Jarrod, he gets hurt, and True helps him recuperate and get back on the field. Or something.)

    Comment by vaganova — September 25, 2014 @ 11:13 am

  6. Teenchy, having you unhurt is what matters most.

    Mr. Walters, are you implying a Switched At Birth moment?
    Vaganova, you said most of what I was going to. It’s well established that Hale’s a dick, so what good is there in overheating the pot and trying to rush things?

    Comment by FoolyRain — September 25, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

  7. Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I thought maybe a bit TMI on my part but wanted to be prepared for an erratic posting schedule. I’d like to skip my Saturday start if I can and ask here that Tim, Rob or Ned fill in. Thanks again.

    Comment by teenchy — September 26, 2014 @ 4:38 am

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