November 20, 2014
So Art Standish, who has been mysteriously absent from the Milford stands this fall, suddenly finds time in his busy schedule to show up at the Milford School Board Star Chamber to defend Gil. Art looks to be lecturing himself (or is that Ray Walston?) on how Gil’s laissez-faire “lessons in leadership” have benefited True. (Faking an injury? Letting your backups dictate when and where they play? Calling “audibles” in the huddle with no repercussions? Some “lessons in leadership,” alright.)
Classic Imperious, Dickish Gil then dismisses the Board and shows them where to go (through True or some other mop-headed youngster, apparently). A wave of the hand, a point of the finger, some rejection letter boilerplate language, et voila – problem solved! Getting one of your most vocal critics to defend you in front of your adversaries? Now that’s True Leadership!
Or is it something more? Come to think of it, that may very well be Ray Walston, reprising one of his most famous roles as Mr. Applegate. Maybe Gil struck a deal with him to bring a Valley Conference title to Milford, in exchange for True’s soul.