This Week in Milford

November 24, 2014

Sick Burn, Gil!

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 4:23 am


Previously, we were led to believe that Silent John was sending a message with a vicious block, but now we find that he “discouraged further cheap shots” by yanking the beating heart out of the chest of the Valley Tech kid he pancaked. Barbaric, but effective.

And that was it? Milford won the Valley conference regular season, apparently. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves yet. Gil still has to issue a sanctimonious smackdown (complete with an accusatory, foreshortened finger point) to Valley Tech’s loudmouth coach.

So, playdowns?


  1. Coach shows his contempt for Valley Tech’s coach by nose-picking while taunting him.

    Comment by mtd — November 24, 2014 @ 4:38 am

  2. On to the playdowns and premature postseason failure!
    VT’s coach sure has some jowls on him.

    Comment by FoolyRain — November 24, 2014 @ 5:41 am

  3. …and Silent John breaks his silence with a hearty “Kali Maa!”

    Comment by teenchy — November 24, 2014 @ 6:43 am

  4. The only way Milford doesn’t go to the playdowns is if some conference/state school official picks up on the story/theory that True was recruited and is either rebuked only after forcing Milford to miss their opening playdown game or finds a tiny technicality that results in True being ineligible for the whole season. These are totally possible given the nature of this strip.

    I won’t call this a playdown appearance until kick off of occurs. Rubin has NEVER sent Milford football to the playdowns. Never. The last appearance was in 2003 (the end of the Jerry B. Jenkins era), a one-and-done blowout loss to a Forest View team that had beaten them 38-0 earlier in the season. Crazier still, the football plot back that season ended before mid-November!

    Comment by billytheskink — November 24, 2014 @ 8:54 am

  5. 10 field goals? Nah, no way. Here in Minny, high schoolers alway go for 2 as the youths can’t kick for shiite. So, 5 TDs and every PAT attempt was a miss? 3TDs and 3 FGs? I require details! Otherwise, too much math for Monday.

    Comment by G-Man — November 24, 2014 @ 8:56 am

  6. 30 points also = 4 TDs/PATs + 1 safety.

    I’m still thinking Milford forfeits all its wins when Saad Shamoun tests positive for steroids.

    Comment by teenchy — November 24, 2014 @ 9:37 am

  7. I’m not saying it’s inevitable, but I think that in many cases if you go jabbing your finger in another coach’s face after thoroughly crushing his team, then fisticuffs are likely to ensue. Perhaps Gil is employing the estimable talk tough but have John Pascoe stand menacingly behind you tactic. Or, maybe, as I suggester earlier the VTech coach is just a true sad sack.

    Comment by timbuys — November 24, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

  8. Nice to see Gil pissed off. His earlier “howling for a penalty flag” happened offstage, from our perspective, and this helps to make up for it. Timbuys, the VT coach is a jerk through and through, and not a very bright one. If you have violated the rules by trying to recruit a player, you certainly do not falsely accuse another coach of what you did yourself, especially when the player who got away can quote you verbatim if he chooses to.

    Comment by vaganova — November 24, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

  9. […] coach’s foot-in-mouth accusation that Gil poached True Standish from him and his subsequent on-field comeuppance. At least the Tech hoopers kept Milford closer than the Tech gridders […]

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  11. […] about losing True Standish to Gil, then had his flies handed to him on a plate courtesy of True, John Pascoe & co. Or maybe to replace someone who replaced the lump. Dunno about y’all but between […]

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