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January 27, 2015

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Filed under: actual action, basketball, Gil Thorp, Marty Moon — timbuys @ 12:32 am

January 27, 2015


Jeez is Gil ever pissy in panels one and two there! I suppose his frustration comes from the fact that interacting with Marty in any way is its own form of punishment so why does Gil have to actually lift a finger and warn the kids off.

Bonus points: I dare anyone to stare at the jersey in panel three long enough that the scribbles start to spell out Jefferson.



  1. Looks like it says “Jeminii” on that Jeffs guard’s jersey.

    If it takes a pissy Gil to shut down this “branding” garbage for the season, I’ll endure it.

    Comment by billytheskink — January 27, 2015 @ 8:27 am

  2. Gil’s pissy because he’s actually having to do something. Probably even having to get his own towel, too.

    Comment by FoolyRain — January 27, 2015 @ 10:26 am

  3. Yes, FoolyRain. But that “When will Kaz stuff Bobby into the laundry hamper?” plot has gone underground, hasn’t it?

    Comment by vaganova — January 27, 2015 @ 10:30 am

  4. panel 3–in some places the Jeff player wouldbe called for palming the ball…

    Comment by Rowdyman — January 27, 2015 @ 11:09 am

  5. P3: If Mack Swell keeps up with those ticky-tack hand check fouls, he’ll be riding the bench soon enough.

    Comment by g2design — January 27, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

  6. Gil’s water bottle is filled with water. That’s why he’s steamed. Lacking usual rot gut. He’s hoping Howry soaked a towel in it so he can suck on it a la Tarkenian.

    Comment by Jive turkey — January 27, 2015 @ 12:36 pm

  7. You’d think at the beginning of each season Gil would sit his team down and lecture them on how to interact with Marty and Marjie, i.e., to not to. Mudlarks mouthing off to the media has become as much part and parcel of this strip as trips to The Bucket.

    Comment by teenchy — January 27, 2015 @ 12:38 pm

  8. g2design–hand checking: I am not sure this is coached in HS or “called”… I thought a hand check involved one hand only … two hands is pushing off?? I was never a b-ball referee, but I do recall Denny Crum going on about how the interpretation of hand checking varied among conferences, & the interpretation also changed as the season progressed…

    Comment by Rowdyman — January 27, 2015 @ 5:09 pm

  9. Gil is more patient that I would be in Panels 1 & 2…. he would not start, for openers… he would be a sliver catcher for the first half at least for unauthorized talking w/press…

    Comment by Rowdyman — January 27, 2015 @ 5:11 pm

  10. Looks like Max is guarding the man closely near the mid-court stripe, an odd place for that. Back off and let him go around you into the teeth of the defense. No need to foul needlessly 45 feet from the basket. Its not like he’s in scoring range. You listening, Bobby Howry??

    Comment by robmize2013 — January 27, 2015 @ 6:13 pm

  11. That may be mid court, but also could be volleyball out of bounds line.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — January 28, 2015 @ 8:36 am

  12. P2 – “How about I brand your ass with my size 12 Florsheim because someone put grapefruit juice in my grapefruit juice?”

    Comment by FoolyRain — January 28, 2015 @ 8:38 pm

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