This Week in Milford

November 1, 2014

Slow Walking and Sad Singing

Filed under: actual action, Coach Kaz, football, Gil Thorp, Just plain sad, Marty Moon — teenchy @ 5:58 am

November 1, 2014


That smoke you see in front of Marty’s crate? It’s from

a) Milford’s season going down in flames

b) True’s scholarships going up in smoke

c) The meth True’s been smoking (oh, wait, not that kind of tweaking)

d) Jarrod’s ears, as he contemplates the trifecta of winning Junior Attendant, catching a TD pass, and leading the team onward to victory on Homecoming

e) Marty’s mom’s ears, as she hears her son’s poor grammar from the kitchen above

f) All of the above

I want to run with this like a pair of scissors but I’m content to let y’all do that today. I have plans to celebrate The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party from afar.



  1. Is that Gil,True is talking to as he limps to the sideline or some freak with out a left butt cheek,but, has a left foot? If that’s a run on sentence, my apologies.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 1, 2014 @ 6:10 am

  2. Have fun, teenchy. I’ve actually had to switch up my usual sojourn to Jacksonville (whoops, I meant Milford!) next week to try to avoid some of the lingering detritus from the big game . For myself, this weekend is all about Formula One in Austin!

    But, who cares about that? I think we’re all excited for the upcoming Trainer Rick Scott action that everyone who reads this strip has long been clamoring for! My prediction? True’s injury is not that bad, Jarrod gets more grievously injured forcing True to come back in for the win and, to put the icing on the cake, he subs for Jarrod as Junior Attendant. Also, somewhere in there, we all learn a valuable lesson about life and, I dunno, maybe John Pascoe starts talking again.

    Comment by timbuys — November 1, 2014 @ 7:22 am

  3. JT: I think it’s Kaz, at least from the hairdo.

    timbuys: I’m nowhere near Jax but will be at a little football party of my own. Will likely watch the USGP myself, if only for the Lewis & Nico drama.

    I just can’t get over how Winkerbeanian this strip is becoming.

    Comment by teenchy — November 1, 2014 @ 7:34 am

  4. I guarantee, GUARANTEE, True is faking to ingratiate himself with Jarroo. I can’t imagine any QB, especially a high school junior, giving two shits about another player’s feelings when winning football games is on the line. Maybe you’re aren’t ready for the big time, True. Peyton Manning would rip Jarroo’s lungs out, then berate him for lying dead on the field instead of catching that perfectly placed back shoulder throw.

    Comment by Tracer Bullet — November 1, 2014 @ 8:31 am

  5. I notice that True is not wearing his “Teddy Bridgewater” gloves in this game…

    Comment by Rowdyman — November 1, 2014 @ 9:15 am

  6. “I might have tweaked that ankle again, coach. But maybe I didn’t. I could be injured, or I could be jerking everyone around, manipulating you as I plot my path to complete control and domination.”

    “And where is my dad? And who are those Thorp kids that coach said my dad was going to visit?”

    Comment by milfordian — November 1, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

  7. Well, compadres, I’m following this on a six hour delay from Paris. I may be the only person in this city following GT, but following it I am, and predicting True’s injury will prove either minor or feigned, leading Jarrod to finish this game, and that as Gilgamesh and Enkidu, the two will lead Mfnrd to a triumphant second place tie in the Valley Conference.

    Comment by vaganova — November 1, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

  8. The plot twists are coming fast and furious, aren’t they? Jarrod’s out, True’s in, Jarrod’s alienated, Jarrod’s back in the fold after ingesting the magic pizza, he catches a big TD, True’s hurt, Jarrod’s presumably back in at QB. Next, I guess, is Jarrod playing just badly enough to lose the game, True being sidelined by Gil “for his own sake,” and Milford missing the play downs due to the drop off in production at QB.

    Meanwhile, I guess we’ve dispensed entirely with girls’ sports.

    Comment by John S. Walters — November 1, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

  9. True’s locomotion mirrors the storyline to a t – limping.

    Comment by FoolyRain — November 2, 2014 @ 5:24 am

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