This Week in Milford

October 25, 2014

To The Max!

October 25, 2014


Much joy on the visitors sidelines at Central High, with high-tens, raised fingers and this grinning kid with eyes wide shut and fist clenched wandering aimlessly about. There’s a new star in the skies above the Valley: Max “Li’l Papi” Ortiz. And a new star maker: True “Starting QB, Talent Scout and Offensive Coordinator” Standish. And finally a not-so-new pouty douchebag: Jarrod “Third-Grade Dream, Eleventh-Grade Reality” Hale.

Jarrod must’ve heard Marty’s post-game wrap-up through the fillings in his teeth. Does it not honestly occur to him that Max has more experience as a receiver than he does, even if it’s at jayvee level? He’s lucky he gets on the field at all, although if the win is that big he could come in and mop up during garbage time. Gil must not mind risking injury to Jarrod, or else he’s forgotten that his starter can injure himself stepping off a curb.



  1. “Third-Grade Dream, Eleventh-Grade Reality” <– That is comedy gold! I will have to see if I can work that into conversation this coming week…

    Comment by timbuys — October 25, 2014 @ 6:57 am

  2. Panel 2 is, despite stiff competition, the worst, most unreal, twisted to the plot, writing I’ve ever seen in this strip.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — October 25, 2014 @ 11:33 am

  3. notice in P-1 that # 7 has his back to the team & is not into the celebrating…..

    Comment by Rowdyman — October 25, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

  4. It was a false sunrise when Jabba the Hale came to the party. Here, the mission accomplished– win the effing game– and he is sulking again. I think he should take up tennis or golf– he is just not cut out for a team sport.

    Comment by vaganova — October 25, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

  5. […] introduced us to skinny speedster Max Ortiz; now there’s another Max – Max Bacon! I’m sure the jokes will write themselves […]

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  6. […] wideout Max Ortiz is still wispy, and hasn’t filled out enough to wear a number wider than 1. His delicate legs […]

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