This Week in Milford

April 13, 2015

Boo Bucket Bound?

Filed under: Pantheon of Mysterious Objects, The Bucket — nedryerson @ 3:40 am

April 13, 2015

While Omari Troy and his Pauly Walnuts two-tone hair are still basking in the glory of his scholarship to the University at Buffalo, our unnamed catcher has something really strange strapped to his head. Is that a infant car seat? A toner cartridge?

Boo Radley is a child of divorce, in case that wasn’t made clear last week.



  1. The University “At” Buffalo is across town from the better-known University “Of” Buffalo. “At Sign,” as it’s called by local wags, is basically a commuter and distance-learning operation; its sports teams don’t actually exist, they’re just a scam for attracting self-deluded athletes who will enter with dreams of gridiron glory and exit weighed down with more debt than the entire student body of Phoenix University.

    Its mascot is the Walter Keane Sad-Eyed Child.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 13, 2015 @ 6:54 am

  2. Omari Troy doing the John Wall… but will he stay in college longer than Wall did?

    Comment by billytheskink — April 13, 2015 @ 7:17 am

  3. Did Pavlov’s dog have a name? If he did, I’m that dog. If not, I’m that nameless dog. Put the word “wanna” in front of me, and it’s a This Beat Goes On earworm. All. Day. Long.
    Hey little Donna, still wanna?

    Comment by g2design — April 13, 2015 @ 7:42 am

  4. Late comment on Saturday’s strip, this is the only Milford track team reference I can recall prior to Omari’s shot put comments.
    G.T. Grayling, the original Jamarr Gaddis, appeared in the strip for all of one season (2004 baseball/softball) and could be considered partially responsible for Coach Kaz coming to Milford.

    If G.T. doesn’t insult Joe Clifford in front of Debbie Roy, then Clifford doesn’t challenge him to face his softball pitching, which doesn’t result in Clifford joining the girls softball team, which doesn’t encourage Clifford to form a rec-league fastpitch softball team over the summer, which doesn’t bring Gil to Lane City to watch said team and see Kaz umpire, which doesn’t introduce the two after Kaz threatens a team of thugs that were getting rough with Clifford’s squad…

    So… something about Boo Radley wearing combat boots?

    Comment by billytheskink — April 13, 2015 @ 10:40 am

  5. Buffalo has two SUNY campuses. The “University at Buffalo” has about 30,000 students, and plays D-1 football in the MAC. Recent UB players who went to the NFL are James Starks (RB, Packers) and Khalil Mack (LB, Raiders). “College at Buffalo” has about 10,000 students and plays D-3 football. People outside the state of NY tend to call the larger school “University of Buffalo”, and tend to not know that the other school exists.

    Comment by Philip — April 13, 2015 @ 12:05 pm

  6. To further the Buffalo saga, “The University of Buffalo” is a former private university which became one of the four SUNY “flagship” campuses along with Albany, Binghamton, and Stony Brook, out on Long Island. It was founded in 1846 and joined the SUNY system in 1962. The College– separate– is the former “Buffalo State Teachers College,” which has now become a more diverse institution offering a variety of studies.

    I am surprised no one has marked this: in Boo Radley, Whigrub has given us something as rare as a Mfnrd track athlete, a girt with boobs. I had thought the strip had been awfully wimpy in that way, and am glad to see things changing.

    Comment by vaganova — April 13, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

  7. So this team with blue and white uniforms and logos that look suspiciously like Kentucky’s is the University at Buffalo, correct? What was wrong with calling it “SUNY-Buffalo,” like “UNC-Wilmington” or all those Wisconsins (Stout, Whitewater, La Crosse, et al)?

    All I know is I’ll need to brush up on TKaM this spring to make more Boo Radley references.

    Comment by teenchy — April 13, 2015 @ 8:11 pm

  8. In this state “SUNY Buffalo” is heard commonly and makes perfect sense. In shorthand. UB, to distinguish it from BU (Boston University.) Some refer to Binghamton University as BU (mostly the local paper) but this produces some howlers on the sports page, eg “BU to play Boston University for title.”

    Comment by vaganova — April 13, 2015 @ 8:23 pm

  9. […] three biggest stud linemen are gone. You wanna spend your senior year beaten into a pulp, your dreams of Miami of Ohio mangled […]

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  10. […] as we have, since all we get is “tell, don’t show” of what happened.  Nice Paulie Walnuts hair, potato nose and Kaz-emulating ear stud on our other bench […]

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