This Week in Milford

April 9, 2015

This Troy wouldn’t mind the pain

Filed under: Coach Kaz, exposition comics, football, Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 5:06 am

April 9, 2015


Looks like Troy Costello is off to the home of Cheerwine and Food Lion in the not-too-distant future. Wonder if that Troy and Silent John will end up in D-II ball as well. As Pascoe’s not deaf, just voluntarily mute, I don’t imagine it’s Gallaudet that made him an offer. Hard to believe Gil is surprised by these developments. Did he think the Mudlarks won the state championship on his coaching prowess alone?

Withe the sudden transformation of Milford High into a football factory, maybe baseball will turn into an afterthought.



  1. Hey Kaz, this Troy, that Troy and the other kid will piss away their “full ride” and major in PE and become coaches in tank towns like us! I hope they don’t learn too much at Catawamba St. They might coach at Tilden Tech some day.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 9, 2015 @ 7:39 am

  2. Is this a 3-panel record for smiles? We suffered through weeks of morose with Maxie and Robob, and I guess this quintet of grins is the payoff? Must be spring after all.

    Looking at not-quite-grinning Gil in P1, does anyone else get the urge to play Rock Em’ Sock Em’ Robots?

    Comment by g2design — April 9, 2015 @ 7:41 am

  3. Has Gildeau ever sent a football player to one of the “power 5” conference schools??? A few years ago one of his catchers was in the Chicago Cubs chain, playing for Iowa City…

    Comment by Rowdyman — April 9, 2015 @ 7:49 am

  4. Bubba Joe Tilwell was one of Gil’s best football players. I think he went to a Big Ten school – I’ll check my records tonight!

    The last week of comics has been the most disjointed ever! A cereal-eating girl, no baseball or softball, and football in the spring. I’m sure it will all come together in a brilliant Ocean’s Eleven/Harry Potter like manner – not! I think it is time for an old player from the past to show up in some stupid capacity.

    P3: Gil’s right hand has at least seven fingers! Scary!

    Comment by milfordian — April 9, 2015 @ 8:28 am

  5. There’s some preliminary exposition getting out here– a new character introduced– and some uncharacteristic follow-up on earlier plots, but Whigrub has pretty definitely thrown out the sea anchor. Looks like it’ll be up to the currents for now…

    Comment by vaganova — April 9, 2015 @ 2:23 pm

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