This Week in Milford

March 5, 2015

In-season Sabbatical Over

March 5, 2015


“Need a breather, Max? I’ve had one for over a month and lemme tell ya, it does wonders! I don’t even mind it anymore when my student manager tries to coach players right after I do!”

Nitpicks of the day:

P1: There are more blobs representing letters on the Jefferson player’s jersey than there are letters in the word “Jefferson.”

P2: I suspect this is recycled art from Gil’s last appearance in the strip. Sure, you can see some kind of line behind the players, who are all now dark-haired (to compensate for Theo’s hair color flip?) but the central figure of Gil looks like 1/28 P2 flipped horizontally.

P3: “They’re slacking off Ken to double Malik. Watch for him!” Which “him,” Ken or Malik? I assume Ken since he’s getting slacked off – which makes absolutely no sense considering Ken getting hot is what led Milford to beat Jefferson in their house.

That’s all I’ve got for today. Significant snowstorm in the forecast today yet I have to travel in some or all of it. Wish me luck.

METAPOST (9:43 EST): No sooner had I begun to shovel a path to my car than I got the call that my client’s office would be closed for the day. I’ll still have to move a bunch of snow around later, but for now it’s time to put on another pot of coffee and watch the snark roll in. Thanks for the kind thoughts.


  1. So Milford’s in a huddle. Presumably Gil has said something other than “You tired, bro?” and called a play for the next possession. Then Bobby passes on a hot tip to Max. I see two possibilities:

    — Bobby’s hot tip is exactly the same as Gil’s play, in which case Bobby should go back to passing towels.

    — Their respective advice is different, in which case Max and Bobby are about to get a Thorp-style smackdown.

    Oh wait, there’s a third possibility:

    — Their respective advice is different, Max takes Bobby’s advice, and Gil doesn’t give a damn.

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 5, 2015 @ 7:11 am

  2. Bobby told me your snow tires are slacking, better put on the chains. Gil gives the obvious advice of keep the hands at 10 & 2. Good luck!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 5, 2015 @ 8:30 am

  3. Good luck in the weather. Don’t skid off the road like this strip does every season…

    Comment by billytheskink — March 5, 2015 @ 8:40 am

  4. Unless you’re airbag equipped, then apparently it’s 9 and 3. I just can’t understand the “new” Driver’s Ed, lemmetellya.

    Gil looks quite unperturbed, given a Close, Tense and Rugged (TM) game. That tie has not loosened one itoa since Mimi knotted it this morning.

    Comment by g2design — March 5, 2015 @ 8:46 am

  5. Well if Mimi knotted Gil’s tie that’s the most work she has done in weeksmi. Her team has been on auto pilot virtually all season.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 5, 2015 @ 9:17 am

  6. The Milfordian in P1 looks like he’s trying to peel the ball.

    Comment by FoolyRain — March 5, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

  7. My office isnt closed unless we have 20 inches of snow, and even then it wasnt ‘closed’ as I found out when I got back 2 days later. Leave had to be approved.

    Comment by robmize2013 — March 5, 2015 @ 4:22 pm

  8. […] passing will be key to a hot Ken Brown sinking the winning shot against Jefferson. As discussed on Thursday, why the Jeffs are leaving Ken open when he killed them in their last meeting is beyond me. Then […]

    Pingback by It Takes Bacon to Make a Hot Brown | This Week in Milford — March 7, 2015 @ 9:23 am

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