This Week in Milford

January 6, 2015

Straight Up Towel Boy

Filed under: basketball, Boredom in Milford, Coach Kaz, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 8:29 am

January 6, 2015


Unlike how some of the awful behavior on the part of previous male protagonists(?) in earlier plots was somewhat tolerated or glossed over by the other characters, poor Bobby is making more and more bad impressions at quite a rapid pace. I can’t wait to see the resulting violence when he tries to ‘coach’ noted rage-a-holic and all around creep Wynn Wiley. As it is, it doesn’t look like number 14 (Malik?) there would be all to eager to help keep the peace on behalf of his team manager.



  1. How long before someone stuffs a towel down Bobby’s throat?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 6, 2015 @ 8:34 am

  2. Looks like Bobby is sporting the monk hairstyle too.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 6, 2015 @ 8:35 am

  3. “Bobby, why don’t you go sit in the stands, along with everyone else who knows more about the game than any of the players or coaches?”

    Comment by Philip — January 6, 2015 @ 9:16 am

  4. Male Milford athletes aren’t used to sober, constructive commentary on their play – they don’t know what to do. The sum of their experience is 1) a drunk in the press box 2) jerky parents 3) a head coach that is just looking to do as little work as possible.

    Comment by steve_in_hb — January 6, 2015 @ 9:36 am

  5. We saw RoBob’s pronoun problems earlier. Back then it was the collective “you”; here it’s a spot o’ confusion with “me”.

    As in, Kaz asked to “grab me” a towel, but somehow RoBob is still clutching said towel in P3. So, perhaps RoBob is a spreadsheet savant but otherwise functionally illiterate? Sounds like every student manager I knew in high school.

    Comment by g2design — January 6, 2015 @ 11:32 am

  6. Hey, I got an email today that the 2014 T-Shirts have left the factory. And there was much rejoicing.

    Comment by g2design — January 6, 2015 @ 11:37 am

  7. I see a Nuclear Swirly and an Atomic Wedgie in Bobby’s near future.

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 6, 2015 @ 12:06 pm

  8. I applaud the very accurate use of “grab me a towel” here, a coaches code used on me from time to time when my presence needed to be at the other end of the bench (or I needed to shut up). And I never pretended I was the coach of the team…

    For all Bobby seems to believe he knows about coaching and equipment managing, it is odd that he doesn’t take Kaz’s blatant hint here.

    Comment by billytheskink — January 6, 2015 @ 12:11 pm

  9. Apparently the kids a little slow on the uptake.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 6, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

  10. The thought bubble over # 14’s head in panel three was inadvertently omitted. It should read “Get me the chloroform.”

    Comment by vaganova — January 6, 2015 @ 6:01 pm

  11. Its actually the coaching that Gil shou;d be doing, thats why we notice how unusual it is. His point is right on, if the player goes straight up, he avoids contact that would be a foul, and uses his height to affect the shot or pass. I’m ok with it.

    Comment by robmize2013 — January 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

  12. I can’t say any more than what’s been said.
    Bobby needs a visit with the Ty-D-Bol Man, though. The question is, who’s going to send him – the boys’ team, Leisl and the girls’ team, or the coaches?

    Comment by FoolyRain — January 6, 2015 @ 11:05 pm

  13. Bobby must have set some kind of record. It hasn’t been a week since his first appearance and he has managed to alienate three groups of characters. Well done. Headed for the douchebag hall of fame.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 6, 2015 @ 11:31 pm

  14. Number 14 is getting his slappin’ hand ready.

    Comment by teenchy — January 7, 2015 @ 8:04 am

  15. […] as Billy pointed out in comments yesterday, Bobby may not be the swiftest of equipment managers. Although, to be fair, Rob noted that what […]

    Pingback by You Had One Job | This Week in Milford — January 7, 2015 @ 8:51 am

  16. 14’s either gonna slap Bobby or make him eat that towel… Shades of Jerry Tarkanian!

    Comment by FoolyRain — January 8, 2015 @ 12:57 am

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