This Week in Milford

November 27, 2014

Two Playdowns in One Day

Filed under: actual action, exposition comics, football, Gil Thorp, Marty Moon — teenchy @ 7:53 am

November 27, 2014


“It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s in my Thermos®, and it helps me to pretend to care about this foolishness.” Naw, Marty must be pretty excited about calling playdown playoff postseason action; his head has swelled to fill the corners of his crate.

Marty’s creators, however? I’m not sure their hearts are into this arc anymore. Wouldn’t a run-oriented offense have an easier time in bad weather than a pass-oriented one? Did Milford score all its points through the air before the rain got heavier? How may points have been scored, anyway? Going only from the uniform numbers of the players I’m guessing P2 shows a pick-six by a Milford linebacker, the Glenoak quarterback chasing him futilely.

We move on to a starry, starry night at Timken (how a 2-9 team made the playdowns is beyond me and, yes, I did read about the 0-10 team in Texas that did) where we know the exact score but not how the scores were made.  Most of round two doesn’t even elicit a single panel. Whigrub are phoning this in as if they were actually writing this on Thanksgiving morning… not unlike myself, really.

Gil, Mimi and the MIA Thorp kids aren’t here to break the fourth wall but I will and wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for reading this gibberish and for planting ideas in my head about how to write more.



  1. At this rate, Milford will be playing basketball by next Thursday!

    I’m heading back for second breakfast helpings before my mid-morning brunch, which precedes the main dining event. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    Comment by Milfordian — November 27, 2014 @ 8:03 am

  2. Timken (which I suspect has some connection with “Timken Roller Bearings”) may be hobbled by an identity crisis. According to the unimpeachable Wikipedia, they are “The Trojans,” but their school paper is “The Odyssey.”

    Comment by vaganova — November 27, 2014 @ 9:31 am

  3. All these years we’ve been waiting for a Milford playdowns team and a chance to see exciting championship action — and games barely last a strip? This after we spent what seemed like weeks on True taking himself out of the rout of some creampuff to let his backup get some glory? I forget, what’s the theme of this comic again?

    Comment by Moon Mullins — November 27, 2014 @ 10:35 am

  4. Moon Mullins, I agree we have been fast-forwarded at the wrong time, but it looks to me that we are headed toward resolving all these loose ends in one swell foop– in the state final. I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard that Marty Moon has been chasing around to the furniture stores buying up cardboard mockups of audio equipment in order to dress up his crate for the event.

    Comment by vaganova — November 27, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

  5. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to join in mocking this melodrama, Teenchy!

    Comment by FoolyRain — November 28, 2014 @ 11:39 am

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