This Week in Milford

December 1, 2014

Does The Pope Drink Out Of A Mug With His Name On It?

Filed under: Gil Thorp, Marty Moon — nedryerson @ 7:56 am


Marty is back with a vengeance! He wants Gil to admit that he has no business coaching a team to the state finals. What state is this, exactly? But, as usual, Gil has one in the chamber. He comes back with a YUP. It’s part Bill Belichick and part some guy from a Smuckers commercial.

Listen, Marty. I’m Gil Thorp. I’m like ninety-five years old. All I have to go on is optimism. I don’t care why. I don’t think like you, Marty. Your thoughts are run through a prism of cynicism reserved for the media[cough]. Look at me, Marty. I coach stupid teenage kids and I drink coffee out of a mug with my name on it. What makes you think there’s room in my life to sit around thinking about should this or what if that? I leave that to your ilk, Marty. I’ll bet there’s like about two dozen people that listen to your show, hell, I’ll bet there’s even a blog about it on the computer. I get it, you have your audience who like to play the dozens on ol’ Gil. That’s no skin off my nose Marty. I don’t even look at the computer any more. I turned that over to Bob. He does that online stuff. -end interior Gil rant.

So, state finals. I guess I must have fallen asleep for three weeks. Well, in this groggy state, I’m not even gonna hazard a guess about the t shirts.



  1. Does Pius XI mean that Milford is playing St. Fabian in the state final?

    Will Milford get the flu from the team they just beat?

    Is this the year we see a Mudlark State Championship?!?!? If so, I’m buying a Milford State Championship T-Shirt!

    Comment by milfordian — December 1, 2014 @ 8:56 am

  2. “Uhm, Gil, can you speak up? I’m not sure my Norelco got that.”

    Comment by Dood — December 1, 2014 @ 9:48 am

  3. Well, it’s been a long time since Mfnrd contended for a state title, and Whigrub is not wasting the opportunity. Milford 42, Pius 11 (get it?) And a long time since Marty asked such pissy questions. I guess it all fits together, somehow…

    Comment by vaganova — December 1, 2014 @ 10:19 am

  4. Pius XI High School is a private Catholic high school located in Milwaukee. The male athletic teams play under the name “Popes”, while the females are referred to as the “Lady Popes”. Good job Milford is not playing Atlanta’s St. Pius X Golden Lions. In the 1960’s known as “Pi High”, the school was downtown on a small campus aka God’s little half acre. St Pius X is playing in Georgia AAAA semi finals this friday…

    Comment by Rowdyman — December 1, 2014 @ 10:22 am

  5. Mullets are back… in Milford at least.

    Comment by billytheskink — December 1, 2014 @ 10:26 am

  6. I dunno that a halfback option qualifies as being much of a trick play.

    Love that Gil is fielding Marty’s questions Marshawn Lynch style.

    Interesting that public and private/parochial schools in the Thorpiverse can face off in the postseason. It’s happening here in Pennsylvania this coming weekend, where public Pennsbury and private St. Joseph’s Prep will play in the Class AAAA semi-finals on Saturday.

    Comment by teenchy — December 1, 2014 @ 11:58 am

  7. Wow, teenchy– fourple A in Pennsylvania? I think we only go to “A” in New York. Good point about parochial and public schools facing off, if that’s what’s about to happen with Mfnrd. Rowdyman points out that P-11 is in Wisconsin, though, while Mfnrd’s recent opponents have been Ohio teams. Is Whigrub trying not to be parochial (sorry) by having teams from various midwestern states play for the state title? In any case, it’s pretty midwestern, and reminds me of a conference where I heard a guy say we had people attending “from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire– all over the country!”

    Comment by vaganova — December 1, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

  8. In Kentucky parochial high schools are in the same conferences as public schools.

    Comment by Rowdyman — December 1, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

  9. Does The Pope Drink Out Of A Mug With His Name On It? I’d guess his mug says Jorge–been using the same one since his college days…

    Comment by Rowdyman — December 1, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

  10. Public and private schools play for the same titles in Ohio, though Catholic schools often have their own leagues.

    Comment by Tracer Bullet — December 1, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

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