This Week in Milford

August 20, 2015

Catchin’ Walleye? Naw, Horned Frogs

Filed under: Fat Guys, football, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Neal's friends — teenchy @ 5:38 am

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I have to give Whigham a little bit of credit for drawing an actual building on the TCU campus – the University Recreation Center with its distinctive glass front. (Yesterday we were treated to UCLA’s Royce Hall but I gotta tell ya that fountain’s not so impressive in real life.) Then I have to take some of that credit away for drawing True staring at his dad and the reader simultaneously.

As timbuys pointed out yesterday, the True/Art dynamic doesn’t break any new ground in this strip. Maybe that’s one reason we’re getting introduced to all these non-Milfordians all of a sudden? Naw, I’m sure it’s just more name-dropping by Rubin. There was a Sedrick Roy in Chicago at the turn of the last century but the only Sedrick Joy I could find wasn’t a candy bar but the names of a married couple. So never mind.

So what some of the TCU student body, who have become accustomed to winning football these past few years, recognize a potential recruit for their football team? They weren’t invited to the campus by the football staff so what’s the problem? It may be all those kids with backpacks; you can’t be too careful around them these days.

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5 Comments »

  1. Two thoughts:

    1. Has there ever been a successful big-time quarterback with Lazy Eye?

    2. How is angst-about-big-time-sports Rodney paying for his “unofficial” visit, including travel from Florida to Texas? Under-the-table cash from Tronix, perhaps?

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 20, 2015 @ 5:57 am

  2. Not sure which of you comedians I have to thank, but thanks you bastage. The eyes see “Tronix”, but the mind hears “Hooked on Tronix”. Every f’n time. God help me.

    Comment by g2design — August 20, 2015 @ 7:34 am

  3. Horseshoes and hand grenages on the P3 Haiku. I’m gonna score it.

    Comment by g2design — August 20, 2015 @ 11:24 am

  4. If Troo is being recruited by UCLA and he’s thinking seriously about Miami (Ohio), then he shouldn’t be allowed to make his own decisions and he should have to wear a helmet at all times.

    Comment by Tracer Bullet — August 20, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

  5. I know that given the popular image of the two schools it’s hard to sympathize with a guy who prefers Miami of Ohio to UCLA, but let’s look at his thinking. He’s uneasy with a system that elevates college football over everything else about college. Most D-1 schools do this (again, only three or four appear in both the rating services’ “top twenty” for both football and academics.) True clearly does not want to be part of a gladiator class which is on campus purely to play a game.

    The United States is unique in many ways, and most of them are wonderful. One that is not is our practice of employing unpaid professional athletes masquerading as students. In both Mexico City and Guadalajara, there are “autonomos,” private universities. Both of them own professional soccer teams made up of players with no other connection to the school. Their openly acknowledged purpose is to make money to support the university. We could learn from their frankness.

    Comment by vaganova — August 20, 2015 @ 7:44 pm


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