This Week in Milford

December 19, 2014

Basketball Bobby

Filed under: Gil Thorp — Tags: , , — robmize2013 @ 1:54 pm

Gil Thorp



So former White Sox closer Bobby Howry is now reincarnated as a high school basketball player/future big-time coach.

And from our first impression he looks like the latest in a line of self-aggrandizing characters that you hope get accidentally tossed in the annual bonfire with the firewood or otherwise banished to another school in the valley, where their appearances are minimized. He seems to think changing his name to Bobby will improve his chances of succeeding at coaching, even though all we know about him is he’s short and cant play a lick. Otherwise Gil wouldnt be acting like he’s the last resort for a varsity team adjusting to roster moves as the football season has ended 3 weeks after everyone elses. Nice to have such aspirations but if he’s learning Basketball 101 from Gil Thorp at Milford, I dont care if his last name is Bobby too – he’ll be lucky to coach at the YMCA. At least Gil knows who he is; maybe Kaz will take a sabbatical and let young Howry fill in for on-the-job training? We’ll see if he’s running the team by mid-season so Gil can do more of what he does best – not coach and look like he is.



  1. Only one of those Bobbies he rattles off is a basketball coach. Where’s Bobby Cremins?

    Comment by teenchy — December 19, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

  2. #$%&. For days now I have been saying I hope the basketball plot is not a rehash of Knox Foley, boy barrister, going after the wrong person in a lawsuit, or a return to that jerk of a junior adman (I have apparently blocked out his name) who got Terry Gallagher into such a PR Pickle.

    Thus we now get ANOTHER self-aggrandizing dweeb. Here we effing go…. The football plot was sensational, but to paraphrase JRR Tolkien’s hobbit wisdom, “It was unnatural and will have to be paid for.”

    Comment by vaganova — December 19, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

  3. Yeah, we’re going to suffer for that state football title. Speaking of famous Bobbys, don’t forget Mr. Jazzhanded Howarya, Bobby Bittman.

    Comment by Dood — December 19, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

  4. Why stop there? Bobby Flay, Bobby Orr, Bobby Allison, Bobby McFerrin, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Abreu, Bobby Shmurda, Bobbie McGee, and the number one Bobby of all time…

    Bobby “The Brain” Heenan! Now there’s a coaching style to aspire to.

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 19, 2014 @ 3:22 pm

  5. Bobby Mitchell. Bobby Brown. Bobby Short. Or Roberto Clemente, whom the Pirates tried to rename “Bobby Clemente.”

    Comment by vaganova — December 19, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

  6. You can have your Bobbys, boyz&grrrls; what I’m diggin’ is Mr. Howry’s personal soundtrack:Have a Howry Jawry Christmas.

    Comment by g2design — December 19, 2014 @ 4:39 pm

  7. If I could edit: “Deck the Halls with Balls of Howry”

    Comment by g2design — December 19, 2014 @ 4:45 pm

  8. Bobby Big-time.

    Comment by nedryerson — December 19, 2014 @ 9:16 pm

  9. Why is the voice track in my head automatically registering Eddie Deezen for Bobby Howry?
    You guys are right. Basketball season’s gonna be a loooong, anaesthetic-free time in the dentist’s chair.

    Comment by FoolyRain — December 20, 2014 @ 12:07 am

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