This Week in Milford

December 6, 2014

They’ll Go to Jarrod

Filed under: actual action, football, Gil Thorp, Highlight reel — teenchy @ 8:18 am

December 6, 2014


Well, TWIM fans, we won’t get resolution today, but we’ll get much foreshadowing.

Pius XI’s T.J. Stowe plays Joe “Turkey” Jones to True Standish’s Terry Bradshaw, leaving True’s head at an awkward angle as he returns to the huddle. Apparently True’s shoulder isn’t bothering him enough to prevent him from throwing the dump-off pass.

With 0:07 on the clock and Milford trailing 21-17 (or XXI-XVII, per G-Man), referee Danny Trejo provides a musical interlude calls for a time out. (Shouldn’t it be a Milford player making that signal?) Is it safe to say the last play of the season will last most of next week and somehow involve Jarrod Hale, whom we haven’t seen on the field since two games ago? Will Gil have any involvement in calling the play? Will Marty fall out of his crate in excitement, choking himself on the cord of his headset?  Time will only tell…



  1. That refs whistle must sound like some type of song bird as a musical note accompanies the exclamation point. Is that in F sharp? I can’t read sheet music. A think a “Tweeeeeet!” Would work better.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 6, 2014 @ 9:00 am

  2. Players & coaches ask for time, but the official actually calls the time out. his signal is not the proper signal, as the T hand sign is what players & coaches use. the referee usually blows his whistle & points both arms toward the team requesting time… Finally officials with beards are not common. Some associations require short hair & clean shaved…

    Comment by Rowdyman — December 6, 2014 @ 9:23 am

  3. Here come’s J-Rod! J-J-J-J-J-Rod!
    In my big book of tropes I see, “employing a time construct as a metonymical device is highly sophisticated and often used in the visual arts.” {ok, I made that up} However, 7 seconds to go, player #7 to the rescue, amiright? Along these lines, who is #4?

    Comment by G-Man — December 6, 2014 @ 9:45 am

  4. If the Holy score holds, they’re now Pius XXI. just sayin

    Comment by G-Man — December 6, 2014 @ 10:10 am

  5. After several one panel games will this one drag in for days. Find it hard to do that with 7 seconds left bur this is the Milford universe. My money is on Jaroo somehow becoming the hero.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 6, 2014 @ 10:29 am

  6. Like the Turkey Jones reference being a Browns fan.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 6, 2014 @ 10:30 am

  7. I have to give Rubin some credit here. This is actual suspense involving actual sports.

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 6, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

  8. Any odds on whether this happens:
    The play goes to Jarrod, and he gets stuffed as he stretches out and is just short of a touchdown, on the one-inch line. Milford loses!
    But True lifts Jarrod up afterwards, and they leave the field as friends — and isn’t that what’s really important?

    Comment by Moon Mullins — December 6, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

  9. Most of the Milford starters are juniors this year. Does Whigrub want a title this year and a title defense story next year, or an “oh so close” story this year and the breakthrough title next year?

    I’m thinking title this year, with next year focusing on Twue’s college recruitment and potential team disruption.

    Watch for the flea flicker to the injured Twue, or the fake flea flicker that Pius will be expecting!

    Comment by Milfordian — December 6, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

  10. That *THUD!* was truly Adam West-era Batman worthy…
    Milfordian, there’s much food for thought in what you say, especially in a title defense. Considering how often Milford bungles it, that would be a noteworthy plot twist and setup.

    Comment by FoolyRain — December 6, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

  11. All of these comments are worthy of thought. I’m thinking of a fork in the road. One is that they get stopped and lose and that we have set the stage for several ongoing story lines next year. But I suspect the Frank Merriwell ending is more likely– Jarrod will make the winning play then announce that they wouldn’t be there without True. I especially agree with John S– there is actual suspense in this story. My local “paper” is essentially USA Today with a local insert– not much actual reading matter, in other words– and in the last couple of weeks GT has been the main reason to buy the damned rag.

    Comment by vaganova — December 6, 2014 @ 4:24 pm

  12. Incidentally, in support of Jive Turkey, I think that’s the first time I’ve seen an exclamation point in musical notation. It’s not really musical notation, of course (no staff, no key signature) but instead two quarter notes followed by an exclamation point. This ref may have picked it up from Steve the Disco Referee.

    Comment by vaganova — December 6, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

  13. I can’t wait for the parade down Main Street to the Bucket!

    Comment by Scott — December 7, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

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