This Week in Milford

November 6, 2014

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Filed under: Fat Guys, football, Gil Thorp, Pantheon of Hair — teenchy @ 7:24 am

November 6, 2014


Okay, so now we’re in Day 5 of this absurd “True faked an injury to let Jarrod play ’cause he’s such a nice guy and it’s Jarrod’s big day” nonsense. How perceptive of Omari to pick up on this and bring it to Jarrod’s attention. I’m sure Hale will show his gratitude, at least for getting the gray out of his hair. Did Kaz not tell Trainer Rick Scott to fake check on True, fake tape up his ankle and put a fake ice pack on it as a fake precaution?

Speaking of hair – and Kaz – True’s mullet and nascent burnrows are starting to take on Kazinski-esque proportions. P2 also features one of the most awkwardly drawn PDAs  in some time. Maybe Silent John Pascoe’s girlfriend (Lorene Yarnell Angie Something-or-other IIRC) is just reaching around him to give True a low five.

Wait – who’s that in P3? Why, it’s Art! We’ve not seen him since he was Wokin’ and Rollin’ on September 15 or heard from him since his peevish email on October 13. Maybe he’s been busy negotiating a bigger fridge for their room at the Central City Hilt. A kid with supposed college scholarship ambitions – even diminished ones to play at Miami of Ohio – doesn’t chance casting doubts in the minds of scouts about his durability. Maybe Art raised True to fake think, too.

EDIT: Someone just pointed out to me (though not in the comments) that my plot summation rhymed, Dr. Seuss style. So I’ll set it out thus:

True faked an injury

to let Jarrod play

’cause he’s such a nice guy

and it’s Jarrod’s big day




  1. I have never seen so many modern kids wearing watches. Even Omari Troy is wearing one with his football uniform…

    Comment by billytheskink — November 6, 2014 @ 8:36 am

  2. School of Wok! School of Wok!

    Comment by Dood — November 6, 2014 @ 8:40 am

  3. Yeah, I’d be very interested in how the courtship of Angie and John has developed.* I recall she said something about how he’s ‘funny’ and that’s why she liked him. Presumably that’s funny ‘ha-ha’ and not funny because he never speaks due to psychological trauma that no one seems particularly interested in addressing so long as he keeps on knocking people down on the football field. However, unless Angie is the type to just talk and talk, never pausing for a word edgewise, I still don’t see how that would work out over any conceivable stretch of time, especially bearing in mind that the lifespans of teenage romance can typically be measured in timescales familiar to fruitflies. Oh well, just one more incomprehensible aspect of the Thorpiverse to ponder while hoping my flight home isn’t delayed.

    *Strictly for comics analytical purposes, mind you. Nothing skeevy about it…

    Comment by timbuys — November 6, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

  4. Thats a wristband on Omari. But True has a watch for sure. And Jarrod was gonna play anyway – as a receiver. So Omari’s comment was a bit misguided.

    On a larger scale, I really have a hard time with any athlete faking an injury – it just goes against the basic protocol of competition – its like letting someone beat you at chess to make them feel better about themselves as a chess player. Then if they find out you let them win, how hollow does the victory feel? I’m not that good at tennis, but I wouldnt want anyone just laying down for me just so I could win one match. I wanna win fair and square. Any competitor at Anything should expect their opponent to try their best, otherwise dont even keep score. True goes down several notches in my book today. We all know Jarrod would never dream of such a stunt.

    Comment by robmize2013 — November 6, 2014 @ 7:37 pm

  5. Jarrod’s reaction will be anger, not gratitude.

    Comment by Dale — November 7, 2014 @ 12:36 am

  6. Meanwhile, Coach Gil is nowhere to be seen. He’ll intervene when enough badness happens that the Mudlarks will finish out of the play downs. Again.

    Comment by John S. Walters — November 7, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

  7. Not to be a spoiler, but the scenario Dale introduces is set up in today’s Friday strip. I for one think it could go either way. Jabba the Hale could have one of those character transplants unique to Mfnrd and announce that True is a good guy after all, with the two of them leading the team to a triumphant second place tie. Or he could continue to be a dipshit and accuse True of patronizing him, if he knows what that means.

    Comment by vaganova — November 7, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

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