This Week in Milford

January 5, 2015

We’re On It, Bobby

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Coach Kaz, freak hands, Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 6:34 am


Did you see what just happened? Bobby Howry just repeated his annoying character trait, the sharing of unsolicited basketball advice. Leisl’s response was a request for a 1-on-1 and now Kaz is humoring Bobby to some extent. Gil’s reaction to Bobby has been reserved. It seems that Gil may still be considering how much free coaching work he can get out of Bobby while still maintaining the illusion that he is not enabling the emergence of Big Time Bobby, Winter D-Bag.


  1. “The Panthers start to close an early gap, despite their big’s disturbingly freakish arms.”

    As for Gil, I don’t think he cares about the emergence of another seasonal D-Bag… I think he’s mulling the delicate balance between getting free coaching services out of Bobby versus destroying the illusion that Gil’s in charge (and earning his salary).

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 5, 2015 @ 6:56 am

  2. Howry probably owns a pair of Air Bombay loafers, they’re for kids who want to coach…

    Comment by billytheskink — January 5, 2015 @ 8:30 am

  3. Could Gil look anymore disinterested? Still basking in that state championship in football. Shoulders allow him to coast for a few years.,

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 5, 2015 @ 9:01 am

  4. Malik. As a Timberwolves fan, this story arc, is really dedging up some sad memories. RIP #2.

    Comment by g2design — January 5, 2015 @ 10:25 am

  5. To the point that I apparently can’t punctuate or spell any longer. Can I please have an edit button?

    Comment by g2design — January 5, 2015 @ 10:26 am

  6. Where is the basketball season story line going?
    1. Bobby starts telling the officials how to do their jobs. One of them gets frustrated enough to call a technical. Bobby throws a chair across the court, because that’s what successful coaches do.
    2. Leisl realizes that Bobby’s heart is in the right place (even if his brain is missing). A romance blossoms.
    3. Bobby builds on his spreadsheets, reads “Stochastic Calculus for Dummies” during lunch, and shows Gil a sure-fire plan to win the state championship and give Kaz another oddly-shaped trophy to fondle. Gil figures it’s got to be better than actually coaching the team himself, but Bobby misunderstood the Stratonovich integral. Milford goes 3-13.

    Comment by Philip — January 5, 2015 @ 10:55 am

  7. Stratonovich integral—gee I just love that kind of talk. The Stratonovich integral & other Stochastic integrals can rarely be solved analytically. Perhaps Bobby’s numerical integration technique did not pass the Weierstrass M-test. Meaning his infinite series failed to converge uniformly. Thus Phillip 13-3 became 3-13, eh…..

    Comment by Rowdyman — January 5, 2015 @ 11:40 am

  8. Back to Chebyshev as the object lesson. Thus far Bobby (though obsessively prepared for the game, with two erasers and a bottle of Wite-Out) has either given unwelcome or undiplomatic advice (Leisl) or obvious advice (cf Kaz, panel 3.)

    Comment by vaganova — January 5, 2015 @ 3:54 pm

  9. Oh Rowdyman, talk mathy to me!

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 6, 2015 @ 7:01 am

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