This Week in Milford

November 22, 2014

Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Silent

Filed under: actual action, football, Gil Thorp, Highlight reel, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 7:20 am

November 22, 2014


At Milford High everyone gets to call plays, even via semaphore.  Silent John Pascoe overrules True with a WAP!, a swish and a flick of the wrist.  Maybe he gave two snaps and a backfield in motion.

Then mayhem ensues. Whigham could’ve drawn those sleeve numbers a bit more legibly but I think it safe to say that’s VT #58 he’s pancaking. No Saad Shamoun-like hold here but a clean, punishing block on the guy who laid the illegal hands to the head on True.

Silent John must have spent some time worshiping at the altar of St. Vincent of Green Bay – and why not?  He could get more coaching from 30 minutes of YouTube clips than from the Mudlark coaching staff in a full season.



  1. A fine hit by Silent John, but that angling in P3 is some of the wierdest I’ve seen. Pascoe looks like he’s airborne and the VT defender seems to be within a thrice of quadriplegism.

    Comment by FoolyRain — November 22, 2014 @ 8:38 am

  2. Pascoe looks so slim in panel 1, I didn’t recognize him at first.

    As for the block, well, he could easily get flagged for that. Looks like (1) he launched himself at the linebacker, and (2) he got ‘I’m a little too high. It’s the Saturday cliffhanger: will Pascoe draw a flag? Tune in Monday, kids!

    Comment by John S. Walters — November 22, 2014 @ 8:46 am

  3. Is True blushing in panel two? I don’t think he’s wearing eyeblack. Echoing John S. Walter’s comment, that ‘block’ looks all kinds of wrong – perhaps we’ll get a sidestory about how John Pascoe ends up struggling with CTE due to all of his vicious helmet to helmet hits.

    Comment by timbuys — November 22, 2014 @ 10:01 am

  4. Looks to me like helmet aside helmet, not helmet to helmet. though the VT kid’s neck has taken quite a twist. A message block for sure, but Pascoe’s shoulder is at the top of the linebacker’s shoulder pads, the part protecting his collarbones. Unless the referee is a stickler (and from the fact there was no flag on the previous play this seems unlikely) it will probably be a marginal hit but not a penalty. Unless it is late. A good referee would call time and bring the two captains together for a talk at this point.

    As I have said, I am no fan of football, in part because violence is so integral to the game, but as one who played it for a number of years, I have to say Pascoe has delivered one honey of an “Are all my organs still in the right places?” block.

    Comment by vaganova — November 22, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

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