This Week in Milford

March 7, 2015

It Takes Bacon to Make a Hot Brown

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 9:22 am

March 7, 2015


Louisville, Kentucky is known for a number of things, including a pretty decent college basketball team. The city has also made its mark on American cuisine via the Hot Brown, the signature sandwich of the Brown Hotel (and one of the better ways I can think of to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey).

Just as bacon is one of the key ingredients of a good Hot Brown, Max Bacon’s 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 again, so is Gil essentially handing the tactical reins of his team over to his student manager.

Wonder what the statute of limitations is on resting on your laurels after winning a championship in another sport? That question could be asked of this strip’s creators as well.



  1. Nice elbow to the sternum on Max’s push-off in panel one. Even better, though, is the reaction of the Jeff in the foreground of panel two. Where exactly is he supposed to be coming from? How high in the air is he as indicated by the perspective?

    Comment by timbuys — March 7, 2015 @ 10:20 am

  2. Large man in paint in panel 2 looks like he’s about to Laimbeer Max. He better find Brown quick!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 7, 2015 @ 1:14 pm

  3. Brown and Reed look very similar except Brown has less hair. Bacon looks like he’s used his dribble with 2 hands on the ball, but he’s way too far from the basket to try a layup that his posture suggests. He has a terrible angle for a bank shot, and a fingerroll runner would have to be perfect to drop in from where he is. How could no other Milford players be in sight with that wide a view of the court?

    Comment by robmize2013 — March 7, 2015 @ 2:26 pm

  4. I wonder if Maxie’s going to fluff the shot, leading to a team shunning, then double down on Bobby for a bigger fix, or if he’ll make it and Bobby then exposes the doctored TicTacs.

    Comment by FoolyRain — March 7, 2015 @ 3:51 pm

  5. P1: Offensive Foul. Elbowing.
    P2: Traveling.
    P3: Small furry rodent perched on left wrist. However, that might be legal…

    Comment by g2design — March 7, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

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