This Week in Milford

November 14, 2014

Smashmouth success

Filed under: Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 3:19 pm

After having no practice to speak of and no reps at running back whatsoever, Jarrod still manages to score a touchdown on his first carry. Boy, if this football thing was so easy who’d want a real job? Yeah I know, he’s an athlete and such, but the timing is so intricate that if the play is a split-second off he gets crunched in the backfield. Looks like they fooled the defense too; usually an up-the-middle run wont work if the defense knows its coming, as they would stack the line and outnumber the blockers. And the audible by True was in the huddle; the QB normally reads the defense at the line and then changes if he sees less bodies up close. So more unconventional strategy to chew on, but when it works nobody complains, (except the WRs who didnt get to catch a TD pass.)
I like the blue wall theyre playing in front of – guess all the fans are on one side.
And Jarrod now appreciates his teammates for their play, so True is rubbing off on him. We still havent seen what Gil thought about True changing the play – I’m sure he will talk to Kaz about it tomorrow after the game.



  1. Is Jarrod talking to players like he’s teaching preschoolers about emotions and shapes, with extra emphasis on soft vowels?
    “Saad, big block!” “”Haappy, little triangle!” “Scaared, medium circle!”

    Comment by Moon Mullins — November 14, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

  2. Big time hold by Saad, number 50. He’s got his arms wrapped around poor number 31 on the D. No wonder Jarrod waltzed in.

    Comment by tommy33 — November 14, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

  3. I’m so, so old school here. All the Bloggers should read Milford High Friday Night Lights, a compilation of Gil Thorp Football story lines through the years. Great characters with depth and top shelf art work. Man, I miss it. But I love reading everyone’s comments on the current strips. They make my day.

    Comment by tommy33 — November 14, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

  4. I’m game, tommy33, but Under the Friday Night Lights is pretty dear. I read GT as a teenager in my local newspapers but it honestly dropped off my radar until a few years ago. Searching on I didn’t realize there were so many GT anthologies – like Playdown Pandemonium! and Fired Up!

    On topic, I’m surprised the 5’11”, 175 fullback didn’t get flattened. Things have been coming too easily for Milford these past few weeks. Saad “Holding, offense, number 50” Shamoun’s name popping up again could foreshadow the Mudlarks’ having to forfeit all these wins after word gets out about his rapid weight and muscle gain.

    Comment by teenchy — November 14, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

  5. What is with the Milford helmets? Looks like something astronauts would wear. Nice artwork.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — November 14, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

  6. I concur, Bobby Joe. Trainee astronauts, or everyone’s got a Mark Kelso-styled bucket.

    Comment by FoolyRain — November 14, 2014 @ 8:52 pm

  7. […] in Milfordese, RG/LB/FB/BOJ!) why is he getting reps at QB? Even more curiously, why is he wearing True Standish’s number? (BTW that link also shows an instance of Gil actually using a fullback.) You might think Gil […]

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