This Week in Milford

October 12, 2015

You Call That Protection?

Filed under: actual action, football — nedryerson @ 3:46 am


Three consecutive panels of “game action” and I’m ready for more reality show shenanigans with Pissy Gil, Cranky Marty in the crate and Welcome Back Wassername.

Happy Columbus Day everybody.



  1. Is that a referee in panel 2, or a stereotypical Frenchman in striped shirt and beret? And, to judge by his posture and his self-removal from the action, he also has a well-developed Sartrean distaste for human striving.

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 12, 2015 @ 8:18 am

  2. First I thought we were watching the elliptical nosecone toss in P1. Then, P2 led me to believe it was instead a fall-themed squash carry. When I arrived at P3, well, I have not a clue.

    P3: That’s clearly a football, levitating and motionless at eye level. So, either a snapshot of the post-TD ball flip; or Max is channeling the role of Tony in Escape to Witch Mountain.

    Comment by g2design — October 12, 2015 @ 1:53 pm

  3. I spent a bit too long looking at panel three as well. It is definitely not a spiral coming in to hit Max in the numbers. My thought is that what we are seeing is Max celebrating after his catch by tossing the ball up to headbutt it.

    Comment by timbuys — October 12, 2015 @ 1:55 pm

  4. Is that a referee in panel 2, or a stereotypical Frenchman in striped shirt and beret?

    How could it possibly be a stereotypical Frenchman? I don’t see him carrying a baguette, as all stereotypical Frenchmen must.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — October 12, 2015 @ 2:09 pm

  5. Steroids for all. Even the Bastrop safety appears to be about 240.

    Comment by FHW — October 12, 2015 @ 2:35 pm

  6. No, it IS stereotypical Frenchman in beret: if the action had not swung to Max Ortiz, we would have seen the SF, mistaken for a referee, raise his palms and say “Why do you ask me? I do not know.”

    Comment by vaganova — October 12, 2015 @ 4:04 pm

  7. Toulouse Lau-Ref!

    Comment by nedryerson — October 14, 2015 @ 10:21 am

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