This Week in Milford

April 2, 2015

A Shot at the Playdowns? April Fool!

Filed under: basketball, exposition comics, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 5:22 am

April 2, 2015


Remember yesterday when Marty Moon said that Milford had to beat Goshen and Madison to have any shot at the playdowns?  Turns out a lot of other things had to happen as well:

1. Jefferson had to lose to, uh, somebody

2. Gil had to not suspend Max Bacon

3. Rubin needed to move this plot along a lot faster than he did

So why are all those kids smiling? They know the season’s about to be over too! By the way, who handed them their towels?



  1. The players in panel 3 have big happy smiles on their faces. What are they thinking?
    1. “Our best player didn’t show up, and coach Thorp says he can’t discuss it. Anyway, the last two games, he was as useful as a burned out match. We’re out of the playdowns, whatever those are … but we still have a shot at beating Madison, which is not even our most hated rival!”
    2. “Three more practices and we’re done with this death-march-into-futility of a season!”
    3. “That motormouth in the sweater vest wasn’t here tonight! And he won’t be here again! WOO HOO!”

    Comment by Philip — April 2, 2015 @ 6:08 am

  2. McDonalds All Anerican game was last night. And it’s still the regular season?!

    Comment by Jive turkey — April 2, 2015 @ 6:11 am

  3. So Gil’s players are as excited about missing the playdowns as he is? Not sure the boosters will like where the culture of Milford athletics is heading…

    Comment by billytheskink — April 2, 2015 @ 7:11 am

  4. What a relief we are officially losers. No pesky play downs for us. Now it’s time to get ready for a mediocre baseball season. That championship in football will allow for many unsuccessful seasons for years to come. No pressure here.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — April 2, 2015 @ 8:04 am

  5. Throwback Thursday! (That’s a thing right?)

    I know all about the smiles in P3. As a wisp of a lad, I played Center for the 7th grade C team. Being all of 130 lbs, the sled pushed me, amongst other indignities, so “playing” center might be overstating my role.

    I got in for one play the entire season: the bastard QB called a 10-dive right over my back. I have forgiven him.

    I was never so happy as that final bus ride home. I don’t recall if we “closed stong”.

    Comment by g2design — April 2, 2015 @ 8:35 am

  6. Have they ever said what Goshen’s team name is? I really hope they’re the Goshen Gollys. Gomer Pyle’s favorite squad!

    Comment by Moon Mullins — April 2, 2015 @ 8:40 am

  7. Gil’s awfully damn chipper for a coach who just missed the playdowns — again. I swear, the only explanation for his job security I can think of is compromising photos of the superintendent.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 2, 2015 @ 10:36 am

  8. Berets at the ready…for baseball season!

    Comment by Dood — April 2, 2015 @ 11:41 am

  9. Thank God that’s over.

    Comment by FoolyRain — April 2, 2015 @ 12:40 pm

  10. I don’t recall ever hearing Goshen’s mascot.

    Among Valley conference teams I know:
    Milford Mudlarks
    Oakwood Owls
    Madison Capitols
    Jefferson Jeffs

    I don’t know:
    Valley Tech
    New Thayer

    Sounds to me like there is room for us readers to be creative.

    Comment by billytheskink — April 2, 2015 @ 1:28 pm

  11. In addition to the “Goshen Gollys”, I think “Valley Tech Wingnuts” would be nice. And how about the “Tilden Big Bills”? And the “Central Planners”?

    Comment by Moon Mullins — April 2, 2015 @ 1:35 pm

  12. I thought it was common knowledge that it’s the New Thayer Ham n Eggers. Mascot is a dude dressed up like Ruth Buzzi.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 2, 2015 @ 1:51 pm

  13. Yes, we’re out of those annoying and time consuming play acrosses, but did anyone really want two more weeks of Bobby ‘n Bacon? The only regret I have is that the one healthy character among players– Lysol– was used purely as a foil.

    At the end of the season, Gil is pretty clearly adapting Yogi’s “Run hard until you’re out” advice.

    Speaking of Yogi, the horsehiders will be appearing soon. Let’s hope Bobby and Bacon are not involved. We can hope for True Standish, Lysol, and the reformed Jarrod Hale instead.

    Comment by vaganova — April 2, 2015 @ 3:04 pm

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