This Week in Milford

August 3, 2015

Now, About That Golf?

Filed under: Prairie Style Windows, What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 4:04 am


It looks like Gil Thorp is determined to present a plot-less summer plot. (It could be worse. We could be golfing.)

So this little trip down to Orlando is an opportunity to show some heavy handed college recruiting as opposed to the heavy handed talking about college recruiting that we’ve gotten so far. Oh sure, we’re all intrigued by the sharply drawn character Rodney Curtis. So now we delve into his home life. I think we’re led to believe his parent/guardian is his uncle, who absolutely doesn’t sound like an unbalanced psychopath who drinks the koolaid of salvation through D1 football.

On second thought, maybe the Uncle is just there riding shotgun and the other guy talking about millions is Rodney’s father? It doesn’t matter. This is all just presented as a depiction of the irrational behavior surrounding college recruiting.



  1. jerry

    Comment by teenchy — August 3, 2015 @ 4:27 am

  2. Where might this be going?
    1. Rodney’s dad thinks, “If I get him to go to State, they’ll give me a car!” Rodney’s uncle thinks, “If I get him to go to Tech, they’ll give me a car!” Rodney thinks, “If I go to Hogwarts, I can learn how to make these people disappear!”
    2. Rodney tells True what’s happening. True tells Gil. Gil goes to Orlando to remind everyone that what’s important is molding fine young men, and preparing them for success in life. Everyone has a good laugh at Gil’s expense.
    3. Rodney, just to see what happens, verbally commits to Oberlin. His dad, his uncle, and 17 college coaches have to be hospitalized.

    Comment by Philip — August 3, 2015 @ 5:06 am

  3. Is Rodney’s uncle Mike Tyson, from 15 years ago?

    Hmm… Pretty good white Milford athlete makes blue chip black athlete from another school question how seriously he should take his sport and the relatives (uncles) and handlers trying to build his “brand”. I feel like I’ve seen this before…

    Oh yeah. Hadley V. Baxendale, Jaquan “The Don” Case, and 2005 say hi!

    Comment by billytheskink — August 3, 2015 @ 7:43 am

  4. I like Philip’s thinking. Rodney commits to Oberlin, parallel to True’s interest in Miami of Ohio. They enter into the greatest QB rivalry in the history of the North Coast League (D-3.) Better yet, both take actual classes and earn real degrees. And they have a lot of fun playing football, despite the fact they miss practice once a week because they have lab. Both have somehow come to the same minority position, that making it big in the NFL involves similar odds to those of being struck by lightning, and that if they don’t make it, they’ll have wasted four years when they literally had better things to do.

    Comment by vaganova — August 3, 2015 @ 7:46 am

  5. College football hasn’t been the same since the Marx Brothers exposed it’s seedy side in the movie Horse Feathers.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 3, 2015 @ 8:20 am

  6. Woop– Miami is not a member of the NCAC. True would have to commit to a member school, such as Kenyon, Wittenberg, DePauw, or Ohio Wesleyan. Not a chump school among them.

    Comment by vaganova — August 3, 2015 @ 8:22 am

  7. Bingo, Jive Turkey (“Hickory Dickory Dock! We’re gonna run out the clock!”)

    Comment by vaganova — August 3, 2015 @ 8:23 am

  8. Judging from Rodney’s expression in panel 2, I think his inner poet is emerging. Oberlin sounds just about right.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 3, 2015 @ 10:57 am

  9. […] Not about, not about, not about a school. All about, all about, all about my brand. […]

    Pingback by Quareterback of Sorts (Prepscoop) | This Week in Milford — August 6, 2015 @ 7:06 pm

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