This Week in Milford

August 13, 2015

Rey, Mysterio(us)

Filed under: football, Milford Idiots, What the hell is going on here? — teenchy @ 4:59 am

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Look at all these sweaty mens!  I hope that sweaty young man with the long hair is True; doesn’t look like him though. Otherwise this strip has completely spun away from Milford and spent a week on characters who aren’t central to the plot. What’s that? There’s no plot?  Pshaw!  This summer has been all about exposing the college football recruiting mill for what it is and… well… uh… oh yeah!  Branding!

Rubin tries to build on all this dynamic tension by trying to make us care about the self-deprecating Rey.  Listen, I took a quick look at the Kokomo Herald and let me tell you, some kid announcing his college commitment would be headline news there – a baby step toward the Howard County Sports Hall of Fame.

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  1. I wonder if Rod and True are using normal voices or grunting voices as they converse while lifting in panel one. They’re blue chippers so I suppose normal voices. Don’t see ham n egger Rey talking while lifting.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 13, 2015 @ 7:24 am

  2. Hey Rey, you know how I think people care way too much about what colleges we commit to?

    Yeah?

    What college are you committing to?

    Comment by billytheskink — August 13, 2015 @ 7:29 am

  3. There be great synergies in my exciting life today, mateys! Whilst our boys spend P1 lifting discs o’ doom, our friend Mark Trail is positively freaking out about them!

    Bonus points – who draws better circles, Whigham or Allen?

    Comment by g2design — August 13, 2015 @ 7:30 am

  4. A lot of people don’t realize what’s really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don’t realize that there’s this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything.

    Give you an example, show you what I mean: suppose you’re thinkin’ about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone’ll say, like, “plate,” or “shrimp,” or “plate of shrimp” out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin’ for one, either.

    It’s all part of a cosmic unconsciousness.

    -Miller

    Comment by g2design — August 13, 2015 @ 7:34 am

  5. g2design: We were installing cable at John Wayne’s house. John Wayne answered the door, he was wearing a dress.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — August 13, 2015 @ 10:50 am

  6. One day my mind was full to bursting. The next day – nothing. Swept away.

    (I’ll go away now.)

    Comment by g2design — August 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

  7. It is probably g2design’s cosmic lattice, but I have a terrible feeling Rey is about to commit to Miami of Ohio, putting True in a terrible quandary.

    Comment by vaganova — August 13, 2015 @ 2:34 pm

  8. Find one in every car. You’ll see.

    Comment by teenchy — August 13, 2015 @ 3:29 pm

  9. I see Rey saying “Yeah, I’m going to commit to Miami of Ohio.” Twue’s face will show shock, and then he will realize he actually has to brand himself and compete with these other passing camp QBs for a college shot. I see a Milford football season with Twue the Branded Jerk at the helm. Boo will drop Twue for Jerkrod, who will be a slightly less jerky jerk than Twue.

    How’s that golf game going, Mimi?

    Comment by Milfordian — August 13, 2015 @ 8:29 pm

  10. We have some clairvoyant commenters on here.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 14, 2015 @ 7:14 am

  11. Wow – weird. That’s where I’m going too!

    Comment by g2design — August 14, 2015 @ 7:25 am

  12. (Ruffles pages) OK, lessee…. Kenyon, Oberlin, Wesleyan… Whoa, what have we all been missing– CASE WESTERN RESERVE!

    Comment by vaganova — August 14, 2015 @ 7:39 am

  13. Good call by Mildorfian and Vaganova! The way Rey belittled himself I figured he’d be lucky to play at Milliken. He acts like Miami of Ohio is garbage. Big Ben went there. And True may tuck his tail and go elsewhere .

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 14, 2015 @ 8:45 am

  14. Given that Miami-Ohio is considered a low-level Mid-American Conference program, not a “Big Six” conference, it’s hard to believe that True would still have been thinking of it as his ‘dream’ school and yet not already have committed. As a ‘four-star’, he would be one of the top 30 quarterbacks in the USA, meaning he’d be able to get a scholarship at Ohio State, not just Miami-Ohio. He could have decided on Miami at any time; he must have known that in recruiting he couldn’t just wait forever to decide, as schools would find their QB. But he likely can still pick just about anywhere he wants to go, not many schools are going to pull an offer for a top-30 QB. Also, many schools will recruit a player as a QB and change him to another position.

    If you want the smaller-school and academics rather than the big state school atmosphere, True, go to Vandy, Northwestern, Duke, etc. You’ll get to play in top conferences and still get everything you wanted in your college!

    Comment by Moon Mullins — August 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am

  15. Rodney’s lifting so hard, his eyes have rolled back into his head.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 14, 2015 @ 9:58 am

  16. Moon is clearly right, but my sense is that True is leaning toward the overall low-pressure atmosphere of a place like Miami. It’s excellent academically, but doesn’t bring the intellectual glitz of a Williams or a Princeton. And it’s D-3, which automatically means he can be an actual student there, which I think he wants. To me, it’s a natural. Gil did not go to Stanford but to “State,” and this seems to fit the Milford way– leafy campuses and nice people, rather than the cutthroat world of D-1 football. Even at the handful of D-1 schools that are top ranked both athletically AND academically– and that is literally a handful– football means that you have to cut corners academically and cannot give your studies the attention they deserve.

    Comment by vaganova — August 14, 2015 @ 10:58 am


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