This Week in Milford

October 17, 2014

11 is always greater then 7

Filed under: Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 11:57 am

Another 1-panel game plus a pouting Jarrod means he isnt interested in being a receiver, yet. Good to see True finding his game shape after some obvious rust the first time out. I knew a full week of practice with the 1st-teamers would make the difference. At the high school level the coaches primary job is player development for the next level, knowing that most of the team will quit the sport after high school. They will just enjoy the experience and learn to be good teammates. Jarrod needs to know that a lot of good players change positions during their football life, and maybe if he tries to play the receiver position he may like it and wind up playing it in college, and beyond.
As far as the panels go, we have nobody in view in P1 save for the WR dancing into the end zone. He cant be that open. P2 has the cheering fans and a sunburst indicating a day game for a change. P3 has an unknown coach talking to Jarrod, and if thats True walking toward us, he sure has a shit-eating grin on his face.



  1. If that sunburst indicates a day game, then Milford must be on Tatoonie.

    Comment by Neil J Murphy — October 17, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

  2. P2 has the cheering fans and a sunburst indicating a day game for a change.

    There may be two suns on your home planet, robmize, but I think on Gil Thorp’s there is just one (though I can’t really say for sure.) I’m guessing those are the famous “Friday Night Lights” you are seeing in panel 2.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — October 17, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

  3. I disagree. Finding that Mfnrd is on Tatooine would explain a great deal.

    Judging from color (never reliable in the colorized GT) I think that is probably Amari trying to talk to Jethro Hale. I note that at least Hale is feeling sorry for himself rather than fulminating against that carpetbagging son of a bitch from the Coast League, hence beginning to accept that a change has actually happened. The question is over #7’s next move– you know there is going to be one.

    Comment by vaganova — October 17, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

  4. P2: That’s neither sunburst nor Friday Night Lights; that’s the letters “CC.” Josh Fruhlinger is watching us. Nice Hook ’em Horns sign at panel left BTW.

    If that’s True in P3, he’s missing a one-word thought balloon: “Excellent.”

    Comment by teenchy — October 17, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

  5. I do like the gloved hand giving the “I love you” in sign language in P2. But who does that gloved hand love, and why?

    Also in P2, Ernie from “My Three Sons” is giving us a raised fist salute. Where are Don and Chip, Ernie? Oohh, did they go the way of the Thorp kids?

    The following is from Jack Berrill’s obit in 1996:

    “Milford High took its name from the Connecticut town of New Milford, where Mr. Berrill was living when he began the strip. Besides making reference to local venues, Mr. Berrill would often use the names of friends and acquaintances in his stories.”

    A Friday data dump of useless info!

    Comment by milfordian — October 17, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

  6. The Thorp kids were Keri and Jami. I could never remember Jami’s name, but my brother just pulled it out of the air!

    Comment by milfordian — October 17, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

  7. Ernie from my three sons! Good stuff! If Jarrod plays WR at “next level”it’ll be Div III at St. Francis in Joliet, Il at best . But I’m digressing to realism , my bad . Now Jarrod knows what it feels like to not play and not give a hoot. Do your homework and find out where the kegger is after the game. Birth, School,Work, Death M’fer !!!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 17, 2014 @ 5:19 pm

  8. Jarrod Hale has been so one dimensional so far– the form of the self-important jerk– that it is hard to believe the plot can run much longer without some kind of character development. Somebody has to make a mistake, and in the process of dealing with that, somebody has to learn something. The same has been true of True– he has so far been unfailingly diplomatic and pleasant, thus the dyad is severely black and white, limiting the plot possibilities. Anybody want to make book on what “the mistake” will be?

    Sorry. I am afraid everybody has already figured out I am a big fan of Aristotle and especially The Poetics.

    Comment by vaganova — October 17, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

  9. I was into Aristotle and The Poetics before they were cool… but, that’s great that you like them now too, even after they kind of sold out when they got their record deal.

    Comment by timbuys — October 18, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

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