This Week in Milford

September 29, 2014

Gil and Don Have Been Coaching For, Like, A Hundred Years!

Filed under: Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, google nonsense, Where is Milford? — nedryerson @ 4:15 am


In case you weren’t paying attention to Saturday, Gil is giving True Standish reps with the first team in practice and Jarrod Hale just refuses to “ease up”. It’s a good thing Jarrod doesn’t play in the marching band. It would be nearly impossible for him to contribute to the overall sound being that his repertoire is limited to one sour note. Yeah, yeah bro, you’ve been telling us this since the third grade. Can you just clam down just this once? It’s a long ride to…

Shaw. The Mudlarks next game requires them to travel to Cleveland sometime in the 1960’s to meet Shaw, coached by the legendary Don Drebus. (I think Gil played against Don when he was with the Goodyear Wingfoots of the National Industrial Basketball League.) Who is Shaw’s starting QB, Thomas Guzick, Jr.?



  1. Shaw is still open in East Cleveland. They play Warren G Harding this week.
    I finally figured out what will happen to Jaroo : He becomes so annoying that Silent John tells him off.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — September 29, 2014 @ 6:57 am

  2. In years past, Marty Moon would be fanning the flames of this Hale-Standish drama (pronounced “dram-uh”, in appropriate Bobby Bittman voice) and using it to hammer Gil on his radio show.

    Nowadays, Gil just kinda acknowledges that Marty is a PITA early in the season and that’s the end of it. Too bad. Perhaps Marty saw that Gil was able to wish Paul Strange to the cornfield and is treading lightly to avoid the same fate.

    Comment by billytheskink — September 29, 2014 @ 7:37 am

  3. I know it’s been said before, but P2 is the sort of thing that can get one exiled to Sitsville rather swiftly.

    Comment by FoolyRain — September 29, 2014 @ 7:48 am

  4. #3 FoolyRain — “Sitsville” nothing. That’s the sort of thing that gets you duct-taped to a goalpost and your freckles Dot-To-Dotted with a Sharpie.

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 29, 2014 @ 8:20 am

  5. Just maybe Jaroo you aren’t as good as you think you are. That summer 7on 7 football where you led your team to a sub .500 record didn’t impress the coaches as much you thought.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 29, 2014 @ 8:28 am

  6. John S., I was following the coachly mindset. Thanks for calling to mind the other, frontier-style justice track.

    Comment by FoolyRain — September 29, 2014 @ 10:08 am

  7. Waal, during the summer, Gil or Kaz remarked they weren’t too sure about QB but that Harrod Hale showed “leadership.” But after haranguing his teammates all summer he is now alienating them with his resentment of True (see p2 today.) His teammates are resisting and Hale is courting a benching.

    Unbelievable. New kid shows up from nowhere, and just because he can hit the numbers with enough velocity to knock the wind out of a hippo, he gets a try with the first team. #$%&.

    But boy, I sure am on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what role Don Drebus is going to play.

    Comment by vaganova — September 29, 2014 @ 11:24 am

  8. Boy, Hale never entertains the possibility that he may suffer an injury – be it by missed blocks or beatings with soap-on-a-rope – resulting in the backup stepping into the starting role, does he?

    Comment by teenchy — September 29, 2014 @ 12:40 pm

  9. As a high school freshman my team scrimmaged Shaw. That was the early ’60s. I don’t recall their program being any kind of a powerhouse and we weren’t aware of the legendary Don Drebus either.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 29, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

  10. But I am thinking that the presence of the legendary Frank Drebbin (I’m sorry, I meant “Don Drebus”) and a team we do not normally see Mfnrd play may mean a challenging game, hence lots of potential for exposing the strengths and weaknesses of the two quarterbacks.

    Comment by vaganova — September 29, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

  11. Boy some of you guys are pretty old – I wasnt even born yet in the early 60’s and you were in high school already. And how about the bio misspelling Dons name? ‘Do Drebus’ Doh!! One of the greats around here?? How great do you have to be to be great in Shaw? The only Shaw I ever heard of was an old co-worker at a restaurant; his last name.
    Strip makes me laugh every so often.

    Comment by robmize2013 — September 29, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

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