This Week in Milford

August 8, 2015

From Chemistry Wonks to Free Radicals


On and on we go with Mary True deriding the entire college football recruiting process while reaping its fruits (and vegetables and meats and dairy and so forth…). Now it’s time to talk to his sweetie.

“Camp Radical. Isn’t that where the Badgers play?

“Yup. Just a 6- or 7-hour drive from Milford.”

“Free gear, huh? Can you get me some shoes?”

“This ain’t Tallahassee. Besides, even the biggest lineman here doesn’t wear anything close to those Bob Laniers of yours.”

“Okay then. Maybe you can stop in Baraboo on the way back?”

Next week: True sings the praises of Uber after a recruiter gives him a car.


  1. What a set of gunboats on Boo! Bob Lanier would be proud.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — August 8, 2015 @ 4:31 pm

  2. In the interest of perpetuating the meme of hipster 80’s bands: one cannot see the word “Baraboo” without hearing the Gear Daddies, Dream Vacation

    Thanks forever, Martin.

    Comment by g2design — August 8, 2015 @ 5:10 pm

  3. So I’m gonna go back a few days here. Much as we snark about Gil being a jerk, him telling a ~17-year-old kid “So what are you going to do about [The multi-billion dollar hype machine that is recruitment season]?” was like “C’mon man, you know as well as we do that he’s powerless to stop it and the answer is going to be ‘nothing.”. I dunno, that rubbed me the wrong way, even in the context of “Coach” Gil Thorp doing very little actual coaching.

    Comment by emptyeye — August 9, 2015 @ 8:41 am

  4. I was just in Baraboo for a camping trip to Devils Lake – its a very country town otherwise, but the scenery is breathtaking. A must-go for any camper who like climbing bluffs.

    Comment by robmize2013 — August 9, 2015 @ 11:06 am

  5. […] into being a cohesive unit. Maybe she keeps Gil around because of his 46-inch inseam and the Bob Lanier-like boats stuck to the end of […]

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