This Week in Milford

October 15, 2014

Guys, I Don’t Think Jarrod Understands How This Football Stuff Works

Filed under: Gil Thorp, Just plain sad — timbuys @ 5:27 am

October 15, 2014


“I’ve been quarterback since I was nine!” has to be one of the saddest bits of dialogue to come down the pike here in Milford. It’s interesting that Gil thinks Jarrod can be a valuable receiver (as opposed to all of those worthless receivers just lying around) despite the fact that he is supposedly undersized.

All that’s left to do is to pick the panel of the day:

Panel one is very artistic what with my favorite windows, the shadowy foreground tree and poignant symbolism of the leaves falling to the ground, much like Jarrod’s dreams of being QB.

Panel two displays the quintessence of the strip quite nicely – if you ever want to see what Gil looks like while not giving a shit about tearing down some deluded Milford adolescent’s worldview, this is the panel for you. How we didn’t get an exploding eyeball from Jarrod is beyond me.

Panel three takes the cake though. I think Jarrod is going to join the darkside. I mean, aside from his dialogue, he is actually baring his teeth at Gil! Frightening stuff!

Bonus point: what is going on with Gil’s mug? Is it really that hard to cram a G in there? I don’t see how a C really saves you any space….



  1. Gil’s mug contains chlorine. He pilfered it from the chemistry lab.

    For successful QB-to-WR stories, Jarrod should be watching old Pittsburgh Steelers highlights, to see how Kordell Stewart handled things. If he still feels the need to work out his aggressions, he can switch his attention to Hines Ward.

    Comment by teenchy — October 15, 2014 @ 7:45 am

  2. That mug was a souvenir from Gil’s trip to the Canary Islands.

    Comment by nedryerson — October 15, 2014 @ 8:17 am

  3. Mug is not supposed to say Gil. He has a side job as a C.I. Kids are always knocking over garbage cans in that tank town.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 15, 2014 @ 8:20 am

  4. Wonder if Jaroo has sucked as a QB since he was 9. Better yet has he been a jag since he was age 9.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — October 15, 2014 @ 8:55 am

  5. I think it’s CI Records…

    Comment by FoolyRain — October 15, 2014 @ 9:05 am

  6. Has there ever been a school shooting at Milford ?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 15, 2014 @ 11:21 am

  7. I thought it was one of those novelty “CIA” mugs that you can buy at various street corners around Washington DC.

    Comment by billytheskink — October 15, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

  8. Hard to say much about this except that everything is developing except Jarrod. It seems clear he will now do something asinine, and the tone of the strip makes me wonder if True will end up rescuing him in some way. In other words I am thinking the remaining plot will not be Jarrod vs True but Jarrod vs World.

    Comment by vaganova — October 15, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

  9. I favor the world.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — October 15, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

  10. A receiver with Alligator Arms and some dropsies.

    Comment by PRiverside — October 15, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

  11. I’m feeling attempted sabotage from Jarrod!

    Comment by mtd — October 16, 2014 @ 3:43 am

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