This Week in Milford

March 9, 2015

Up In Arms, With Gil Thorp

Filed under: actual action, basketball, freak hands, Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 4:02 am

March 9, 2015

Gil Thorp coaching, a little dab’ll do ya. Gil actually sounds kind of passive aggressive here. You mean, you didn’t see Ken? He was pretty wide open there, Max, I mean, that is if you are still on board with the whole spreading the ball around thing. I’m aware of all the sizzling you’ve done lately, but…

Okay, coach got it. You can take your hand off my shoulder, now.
That’s not my hand.
Oh, uh, holy crap get this thing off me!

Maybe Gil will return tomorrow to set the record straight. He’s kinda the coach around here!



  1. This is what drugs get ya, kid. Now you’re seeing wide-open shots where none exist. What’s worse, you’ve made Gil make an actual appearance in the strip, actually coaching! No wonder Gil’s sporting that epic frowny face: Max has dared to interrupt his drinking.

    p.s. Can we make that Gilface into an emoji?

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 9, 2015 @ 8:40 am

  2. Aren’t the Final Ticks opening for Slim Chance and the Longshots at the Pit in Central City this week?

    Comment by Dood — March 9, 2015 @ 8:50 am

  3. Wow. Gil is utterly defeated in P3. Who has yet to be disappointed in Mack Swell now?

    I am formally switching my vote to: “No, not a placebo; yes, it *is* real A-Train” due to Maxie expressing delusions and mania. (A known side effect for 1 in 1000 people.)

    Comment by g2design — March 9, 2015 @ 11:21 am

  4. I second Mr. Walters’ proposal for a Gil emoji. The potential uses are endless.

    Comment by FoolyRain — March 9, 2015 @ 2:41 pm

  5. The laws of physics seem to be suspended at times in Milford…
    March 7 Panel 2–Max appears near the 3 point arc & bounding, either attempting a pass, hook or layup….
    March 9 Panel 1–it appears he went for the left hand layup…somebody should teach Max how to protect the ball…
    March 9 Panel 3–His faraway look means there is a voice in his head “They are slacking off on Ken, look for him”……
    Bobby will no doubt remind Max…..

    Comment by Rowdyman — March 9, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

  6. … and we’ve all ignored the obvious foreshadowing: the vertical bars lurking behind Our Man Max. I’m no lawyer, but a quick scan of the Title 21 Controlled Substances Act seems to indicate abusing someone else’s Class II (Oxy, Demerol, Adderall, etc.) is a felonious violation of said act.

    But we all knew that (and are rooting for that outcome.)

    Comment by g2design — March 9, 2015 @ 5:58 pm

  7. That Gil face in P3 ranks right up there with “exploding Gil head” and “Gil gets beaned with baseball head”!

    Comment by Milfordian — March 9, 2015 @ 8:40 pm

  8. I’m pretty sure that transparent basketball in panel 2 is non-regulation.

    Comment by Ed — March 9, 2015 @ 9:53 pm

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