This Week in Milford

August 29, 2015


Filed under: Fat Guys, football, Gil Thorp, metapost, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 8:21 am

August 28, 2015

August 29, 2015

Physics question of the day: If your head hangs down does your sweat run up?

It appears we went on this two-month cross-country ramble to set up a three-word punchline based off a Tweet posted on Tuesday. “Hashtag: Gottabetrue” must be Rubin’s shorthand for “Hey, kids, don’t let The Man make more money off you as an ‘amateur athlete’ than he already does, so pick your program all low-key like. Your family, the NCAA, and the IRS will thank you later.” I’m sticking with my earlier notion that True has become to Rubin – at least for the purposes of this arc – what Les Moore has become to Funky Winkerbean‘s Tom Batiuk.

It does look like Art Standish got something out of the process though: check out those bling wheels on his hatchback/crossover/whatever the heck that is. Good mimicry of Rodney’s jazz hands from the TCU visit, too. Maybe that’ll become the new version of the Heisman pose, as it’s not quite “Hands up, don’t shoot.”

Finally it’s back to the Milford weight room and prep for defense of the championship. Nice to see that Gil has incorporated the Shake Weight into the Mudlarks’ workout regimen. Let’s hope True’s smirky comeback to Gil puts the exclamation point on a summer sorely lacking in exclamation-worthy moments.

metapost: robmize I don’t know where you are but I threw up Friday’s strip with Saturday’s. Comment here or email if you want to pick up one of my regular slots next week.


  1. yeah I was off yesterday but just didnt get around to it – – thanks – I can do Thursday since I’m going away Friday (again) on a recruiting trip to Oregon. Must be true.

    Comment by robmize2013 — August 29, 2015 @ 9:11 am

  2. Is this the conclusion? True and a handful of summer-camp buddies has staged a Recruiting Revolution with a Twitter hashtag? The entire system will never be the same? Yup, guess so.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 29, 2015 @ 9:33 am

  3. And we all stare, in stupefied disbelief, as the final calendar pages fall on the summer story line.
    I don’t say story arc, because “arc” implies an increase in tension until the protagonist takes some transforming action. There was never any tension, never any action, never a transformation. This was just a flat horizontal line, like hooking an EKG up to some leftover fried chicken.
    True went to two Red Hot Prospect football camps. He participated in very few football drills, spending most of his time packing on the calories in the dining hall (who runs these camps, anyway … the Manning family, or Joey Chestnut?) He griped about the unwarranted obsession so many people have with recruiting. Eight guys announced their selections on Twitter, which Gil calls a “revolution”. TV talking heads call the hashtag “mysterious”, unaware that they could ask Rodney what it means. I guess they missed the day in journalism school when the prof explained how to interview someone.
    This could have been a shaggy dog story, if only it had a shaggy dog.

    Comment by Philip — August 29, 2015 @ 10:19 am

  4. Speaking of a shaggy dog this wonderful double matinee of a strip reminds me of double matinee’s on Saturday. I’m sure a saw a double matinee of The Shaggy D.A and Gus, who was a field goal kicking jack ass. Maybe Boo can reprise that role for the Mudlarks this season.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 30, 2015 @ 9:02 am

  5. Okay Rob, thanks for posting. We’ll swap Thursday and Friday posts this week.

    Comment by teenchy — August 30, 2015 @ 9:43 am

  6. Lowell Thompson, my friends, will make it all better: Honey, It’s True

    Comment by g2design — August 30, 2015 @ 10:38 am

  7. […] this strip have run six months ago, right after True made his marching band crack to end the summer 2015 arc?  Or right after Dory Darwin missed practice and right before True got […]

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  8. […] own postsecondary educational and athletic futures since Golden Boy True Standish’s #gottabetrue campaign attempted to set the college recruiting machine on its ear? Why yes, I think we have. Just like […]

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