This Week in Milford

December 3, 2014

This One Is A Downer

Filed under: actual action, bizarre cameos, football, google nonsense, Neal's friends — timbuys @ 5:04 am

December 3, 2014


Hey, it’s the championship game! And there’s tons of action! Including T.J. Stowe! Who’s T.J. Stowe? Oh, um, well that’s a bit awkward… and depressing…

OK. Now that doing some cursory research on today’s strip has gotten my day off to a not so groovy start, I think I’ll get on with doing whatever else it is I do during the day.



  1. Stebbins kicks too? He’s just all over the place.

    Comment by FoolyRain — December 3, 2014 @ 7:07 am

  2. That’s no kick! Someone threw a tight spiral through the goal post. It’s good! Wonder what the score is?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 3, 2014 @ 8:13 am

  3. 42 yard FG? In high school? NFW – not in the Midwest. Not unless he’s Zach Hintze…

    Comment by G-Man — December 3, 2014 @ 8:25 am

  4. I thought 42 yards was long too, and JT has a good eye, noticing the spiral on the ball. I still find a certain amount of “Canadian” in GT and say that kick looks like an old-fashioned “rouge,” a one point punt into the opposite side of the end zone.

    Comment by vaganova — December 3, 2014 @ 8:32 am

  5. Ruffles have ridges… and apparently spiral when you use them to kick field goals.

    I think that Rubin name-checking T.J. Stowe is a nice gesture.

    Comment by billytheskink — December 3, 2014 @ 8:55 am

  6. Agreed on the name check, Billy.

    I think that’s one of those Nerf spiral footballs. Had no idea they could carry so far.

    Comment by teenchy — December 3, 2014 @ 10:39 am

  7. There is a players-only, rally cap, pep talk coming tomorrow – bank on it!

    Comment by Milfordian — December 3, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

  8. Milfordian is probably right. True and Jarrod make public common cause at last, or does Silent John Speak?

    The scoring is not completely clear, but it looks most likely Mfnrd is down 7-3 in the early going. The issue appears to be the opponent’s “jumbo line,” thus I am guessing that between Gil and True this strength will somehow be turned against them. The fact the star linebacker has been identified by name suggests he will be an ongoing factor in the game. I note that despite being stopped, Mfnrd did get a field goal, which is not nothing.

    Comment by vaganova — December 3, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

  9. $100 says this game ends on a HB pass from Jaroo to Twue that connects just over T.J. Stowe’s outstretched fingers.

    Comment by Tracer Bullet — December 3, 2014 @ 5:37 pm

  10. So, just to be clear, I wasn’t taking a shot at the name check. It was merely that it really hit me in a weird way, possibly not least because T.J. Stowe died the same day that my son was born. I’m not superstitious and can rationally write it off as a weird coincidence, but, yeah, it was a weird feeling trying to come up with something funny right after reading that obit. Otherwise, I absolutely would have included something about the spiraling almond in panel three.

    Comment by timbuys — December 3, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

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