This Week in Milford

December 24, 2015

A Normal Student For A While


So, our elite rugby player got a little banged up, her coaches wanted her to recuperate, and thus she just slums into Milford to try out for basketball with a coach who has only a vague idea of who she is and what sport she plays? Sure, that story checks out about as well as Art Standish all of a sudden losing any interest in where his son, through whom he intends to live out his own failed dreams, plays highschool or college ball.



  1. Sure! No better way for a national level rugby player to take care of her ACLs than playing basketball.
    Seriously, the rugby staff would not leave a promising junior to recuperate with unsupervised workouts.
    Well, not completely unsupervised, there’s Mimi …
    No. I was right the first time. Unsupervised.

    Comment by Philip — December 24, 2015 @ 9:28 am

  2. I’m guessing she had a couple of concussions, and thats why she’s not playing rugby. She has tree trunks for thighs, they’ve been highlighted the last three days. She can probably crack walnuts between those thighs.

    Comment by Carl — December 24, 2015 @ 9:47 am

  3. Pretty perplexing. Another “elite” athlete casually joining a varsity team with no consideration given to the risk involved. Just as Art Standish slipped into the background and had nothing to say about True being a relief pitcher, we don’t expect to hear any objections from Kenzie’s family. I make the assumption that a family who supports their child’s participation in something as involved as touring with an elite, national level rugby team might have something to say about this. Assumptions like this are always off target when it comes to Milford parents (as well as coaches).

    Comment by nedryerson — December 24, 2015 @ 10:03 am


    I did a little research, found some of her teammates, and concluded the story is somewhat plausible, except they played their last game on August 22. So she’s had 4 months to ‘sit out for a few months.’ Several high schoolers are on the 2014 All American team, as you can see. There’s also a Nations Cup U20 team thats played 3 games; looks like none since July. And ‘got a little banged up’?? Dont they all? Hey, why not send em all to Milford and have a team for the ages? I dont see any ‘tours’ on the schedule, which would involve way more then 3 total games. I guess she figures she’s so elite she can keep up with regular high school basketball players, but how do you just take up a sport at the varsity level?

    Comment by robmize2013 — December 24, 2015 @ 12:44 pm

  5. John S wrote yesterday that Kenzie will “meet someone” and drop out of sight like the lamented Boo Radley, whom I hope resurfaces for softball season. Terrible waste if that happens, and in fact a repeat of the ditched Lini Verde story, which had all the promise of an acceptance plot about gender or orientation, but which turned into that idiotic tattoo story with Clutch Cargo or whoever the hell he was– the guy from the next state impersonating an Australian. At first, “Kenzie Hanley” brought to mind “Hadley V Baxendale,” but then I thought… no. By the Lord, Horatio, these three years I have taken note of it; the age is
    grown so pick’d that the toe of the peasant comes so near the heel of the courtier, he galls his kibe.

    Comment by vaganova — December 24, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

  6. She looks like a Russian weight lifter. Some testing for testosterone levels seem to be in order.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 24, 2015 @ 10:55 pm

  7. Vaganova, don’t forget Leisl Ishii, who started off promising and ended up as wallpaper for one of the more derided story arcs.
    Point being that whenever a reasonably interesting female character comes along, she’ll finish her time at Milford as a cardboard cutout.

    Comment by FoolyRain — December 25, 2015 @ 10:18 am

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