This Week in Milford

November 8, 2014

Jarrod Hale, Close Talker

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, football, Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 9:00 am

November 8, 2014


I really feel as human beings, we need more training in our basic social skills. Conversational distance: don’t you hate these people that talk to you, they talk into your mouth like you’re a clown at a drive-thru?

Jarrod asked Tip and Silent John to clear out so he could go mano a mano with True. I think they would’ve left the table anyway; Jarrod is exhausting, like being in an asylum. True fixes him with the patented Standish lowered head and glower before hitting him with his very special dose of altruism. Somehow I’m not totally convinced True would bench himself for any teammate; I mean, can you imagine John Pascoe at quarterback?  I suppose they could use a bass drum for the snap count like they used to at Gallaudet but Gallaudet doesn’t really do that anymore.

Maybe this little life lesson will snap Jarrod into reality once his head stops bobbling. Maybe he’ll work harder at being less of a “leader” and more of a teammate. Maybe he could take True to the Milford Museum of Art, or they could watch My Fair Lady together. This could be the moment that gets the Mudlarks over the hump, that gives them that added boost to go deep into the playdowns. Or not. In either case True will be left wondering if he could’ve done more… so much more.


  1. I think Jarrod’s about to have a Scanners moment.

    Comment by FoolyRain — November 8, 2014 @ 10:13 am

  2. Jaroo, always the dick. Hard think he will ever get that chip off his shoulder.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — November 8, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

  3. I hope neither of these guys plays basketball – they are both annoying me!

    Comment by Milfordian — November 8, 2014 @ 4:29 pm

  4. So, Gil is going to punish True, right? I mean, Gil’s only too happy to have someone do his job for him but typically only if it’s on Gil’s terms. I have to think with True having made the unilateral decision to take himself out of the game that he has crossed a line. Then again, Gil has probably already ‘forgotten’ all of the events of Friday.

    Comment by timbuys — November 9, 2014 @ 8:19 am

  5. […] a fake injury to give his backup some playing time, but it didn’t faze him that much when True Standish did it for Jarrod Hale a few years […]

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