This Week in Milford

December 17, 2014

Some Hard Shots

Filed under: basketball, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 11:46 am

December 17, 2014


Whew, I just got back from a grueling business trip and it’s time to knock back some of the high octane jet fuel we professionals judiciously imbibe to take the edge off. This will, as it always does, impair my hooping ambitions but those faded long ago regardless.

So, now that we’ve blotted True out of the strip, on to the new story! It seems like Gil is back to his lovable ‘don’t give a damn’ self now that the championship has guaranteed him a few more scrutiny free seasons. After telling a presumably very good athlete that Gil prefers to see the guy confine the destruction of his body to within the gridiron, we learn that the redoubtable Omari Troy – who we all recall was also the peacemaker between Jack Metzger and Wynn Wiley – is going to concentrate on his recruitment and Gil is OK with that.

That’s all fine and dandy I suppose, but it begs the question of True’s recruitment does it not? As in, that recruitment of which we have seen almost no evidence. I hope Art is saving up because I don’t think Milford is in Ohio and I have to think that out of state tuition is going to eat up the bulk of whatever raise he was given with his new promotions. Maybe Don Stebbins can chip in a few bucks…


  1. Specialization at Milford ? What’s going on here? The basketball team may need True and Omari. Does the team concept only apply to football? We’ll then, Milford must be in Texas. Is Gil a doctor now? True should at least take a physical to see if he’s healthy enough to play. Gil’s power has gone to his head. Whatever perceived powers they may be.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 17, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

  2. There is actually a core of realism here, oddly enough. Omari’s a senior, and they spend a lot of time on campus visits and suchlike. Tru’s a robot, and they need to be shuffled off between stories.

    Juno & the Peacock won’t cut it for a sequel.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — December 17, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

  3. I don’t see the realism. A senior basketball player who hopes to get a college scholarship is going to sit out his senior season? No way in hell. That’d send the recruiters scurrying away at warp speed.

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 17, 2014 @ 12:38 pm

  4. I know there is realism in it. I see it happen at my kids high school. Kid has played basketball or baseball his whole life but doesn’t want to “blow his ride ” so he sits out those sports to save himself for college football. Again, it goes against sports cliches of being there for your teamates. Kids you have played baseball and basketball with your whole life. Senior year, I’m done. As for Omari, I think his scholarship will be in football . Can’t imagine not playing basketball senior year if that is the sport you are getting scholarship for.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 17, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

  5. Well we all know where is is going. Gil will assemble a team from the fifth period gym class.

    Comment by teenchy — December 17, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

  6. For all the reasonableness expressed above, I think teenchy has it right. Gil has sat True “for his own good,” even if that is not terribly realistic, and now Omari has sat himself. Hence, the basketball team may have a gap or two. Fifth period gym? The return of Haley V Baxendale to coach the guards? I for one would hold out for the willowy Molly Kinsella to hold the forwards’ attention, but it’s not up to me. As long as we get another look at Marjie within a week or two I will be happy. I am predicting that even though she has not been depicted in the closing scenes of the football story she has reacted to them and will soon be getting that raspberry beret out of the woolens drawer.

    Comment by vaganova — December 17, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

  7. Gil is going to “keep in close touch” with Omari during recruiting? Most high school coaches will tell you that their #1 job is to get their kids into college. That means creating videos, calling college coaches, bugging alumni out-of-area, etc., etc. The coach takes the lead in the recruiting process and is the main catalyst in getting good offers. Of course GIl doesn’t have the time for that nonsense. He’s got golf, and drinking with Mimi, coaching every sport, and butting into everyone else’s business.

    Comment by tedkin — December 18, 2014 @ 10:36 am

  8. […] y’all, look who’s back! True couldn’t come out for basketball but baseball’s okay, then? And as a pitcher, no less. I’m sure Gil and Art are all cool […]

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