This Week in Milford

October 23, 2014

I Have The Touch

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 5:33 am

October 23, 2014


Well that didn’t take long now, did it? Jarrod’s now eager to learn all the fine points of receiving from Knox.

“How did you overrun the ball then turn back to make it look like it came up just short, causing me to lose my dream job?”

“With the game on the line, how did you slow down when you were wide open to make it look like True overthrew you? I’m really more interested in that, since if I make True look bad enough, I’ll get my dream job back!”

Speaking of technique: in P3 we fast forward to the following week’s practice where Gil praises True’s skills in the showers ability to take some mustard off the ball when he throws it to Jarrod. Then we’re left hanging for a punchline, probably about something else that’s delicate…



  1. Yes, it *is* too soon for football shower jokes….

    Comment by G-Man — October 23, 2014 @ 7:16 am

  2. Pepperoni and Olive pizza? Yuck.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — October 23, 2014 @ 9:25 am

  3. The “11” on True’s arm is evident, But on his back, they must have run out of full sized 1’s when he joined the team so late in the summer. Gil was surprised to see him, and apparently whoever stitches or irons the numbers on uniforms was equally surprised.

    Comment by Gil and Mimi's Son — October 23, 2014 @ 9:47 am

  4. No, that’s the ever-popular Marbles ‘N Banana Slices pizza. And the way Jarrod is stuffing his face, he’ll be an offensive tackle by the end of the season.

    (Protecting, ahem, True’s backside.)

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 23, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

  5. In the first panel, Jarrod, now traumatized and expecting bad news at every turn, is not EATING the pizza but first biting it to see if it is real, on the model of pirates checking to see if the coin is real gold or not.

    Comment by vaganova — October 23, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

  6. Wow, the subtext of panels two and three is nothing but unspeakable filth.

    Vaganova, I think Jarrod is right to be suspicious. That crust has an unnatural ability to maintain its rigidity.

    Comment by timbuys — October 23, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

  7. Timbuys is right about the homoerotic subtexts of panels 2 and 3, but as the kicker with Asperger’s Syndrome remarked after getting flattened a couple of years ago, “Hey, it’s football.” I have a terrible feeling Whigrub thinks the conflict they spent four months developing has suddenly evaporated because Amari dressed Jarrod down, and that we will now see nothing but tiresome harmony until basketball season.

    Comment by vaganova — October 23, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

  8. More drama brewing today? True trying to replace Unpleasant Jarrod at both QB and WR? It is hard to blame him, really.

    Comment by billytheskink — October 24, 2014 @ 7:11 am

  9. Yeah, I can see it a few weeks from now – Gil talking to Jarrod – “Jarrod, you’ve been doing really well as the waterboy but this new kid who just transferred to Milford from the Mountain really gives us the best chance to win. But don’t be discouraged. You can still be a part of the team. From now on you’ll be in charge of trimming Coach Shaw’s beard and applying deodorant to Coach Boon’s right armpit. I know you can do it, Son!”

    Comment by timbuys — October 24, 2014 @ 7:40 am

  10. Yeah, 10/24 is a chin-scratcher. Is True trying to find the best ways for Milford to win or to bury Jarrod deeper on the depth chart? No matter, my money says we’ll see Jarrod under center at least once more this season.

    Comment by teenchy — October 24, 2014 @ 7:47 am

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