This Week in Milford

February 12, 2015

Apathy Valley

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Gil Thorp, Marty Moon — teenchy @ 7:33 am

February 12, 2015


“Do the Hustle!” would be the obvious title here but why be obvious?

“Boredom in Milford” is one of our tags here but “Boredom at Valley Tech”  (or “VALLEYTECH” if we’re to believe that jersey) would be more fitting today. What a tiny, apathetic crowd. No sign boys, fist pumpers, holler kids, nothing. One kid looks like he’s checking his smart phone or shaving with the electric razor Marty uses to interview Mudlarks. I think the kid in front of him passed the razor back, as he’s now admiring his own close shave.

I’m guessing the apathy toward Valley Tech sports is a direct result of their lumpy football coach’s foot-in-mouth accusation that Gil poached True Standish from him and his subsequent on-field comeuppance. At least the Tech hoopers kept Milford closer than the Tech gridders did.

Today’s strip is mercifully Bobby Howry-free. Maybe he’s read some of today’s tributes to the late Jerry Tarkanian and (as Ned recently observed) come to realize the importance of keeping up your coaches’ towel supply. Rest in peace, Shark.


  1. Dang. If Milford had scored 60 or more points, it’d be Two-For-One Night on Max’s Sloppy Turnovers. Them’s good eatin’.

    Hey, wait… did Marty Moon actually call a game from the sideline instead of his usual packing crate?

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 12, 2015 @ 7:45 am

  2. Valley Tech is supposed to have a raucous student section. I’m sure the Milford bench got the over rated chant going to taunt the gathering.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — February 12, 2015 @ 7:53 am

  3. John S., Marty’s been shown a few times broadcasting courtside. The crate needs to be fumigated every so often.

    Comment by FoolyRain — February 12, 2015 @ 1:11 pm

  4. “Milford wins again”… Anyone keeping track on the W-L? I’m prepping the BB championship t-shirt to match our football wear.

    Comment by g2design — February 12, 2015 @ 6:13 pm

  5. Always g2d, always. Unlike football, though, basketball game depictions or mentions of scores and team records are much spottier. The boy’s team is 4-0 in depicted games, the girls are 1-2. Gil has 8 state championships in basketball, so his chances of winning another are not bad.

    Comment by billytheskink — February 13, 2015 @ 8:36 am

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