This Week in Milford

December 29, 2015

Thinking About The Cut List

Filed under: basketball, Gil Thorp, Kenzie Hanley, metapost, Milford Idiots, Mimi Thorp — timbuys @ 9:25 am


Jadine, save your teeth. This is who Kenzie is. Rugby may be a violent sport, but most people are able to dissociate between different sports and contexts. Not Kenzie.

Speaking of terrible people, I’m not too familiar with the formalities of announcing cuts, but I would venture to guess that the way Mimi is doing it ain’t what is considered to be best practices. Nor, for that matter, am I positive that taking class into consideration in preference to capability is the best way to make those cut decisions. I suppose it would be another thing if Kenzie had been working her whole life to make Varsity and this was her last chance but… nah, this is just typical Milford idiocy.

Speaking of idiocy and the holidays, no post from me tomorrow and possibly not next week. See y’all in the New Year!



  1. I guess this depends on league rules and school policy– some basketball coaches have roster limits and some don’t. But even at that, it’s hard to picture an inexperienced walk-on making the team as a senior. We did it occasionally in soccer, but only in special cases. We kept a senior sprinter once, taught him enough defense to avoid scaring us too often, and subbed him in occasionally to surprise an opponent with an overlap play. But if Mimi can only keep twelve players, or fifteen, she has little choice but to keep the ones who will contribute the most day in and day out.

    But this being Mfnrd, I think it’s a safe bet that this girl will not only make the team but end up playing some critical role, perhaps as a reverse Brick House. When was the last time we spent a week watching a kid get cut?

    Comment by vaganova — December 29, 2015 @ 11:33 am

  2. Eh – it makes sense to me. If the girl has height & athletic ability, you’d want to put her on JV & let her get playing time to develop. If that’s not an option, sending the last sophomore on the bench to JV and letting her play is not a bad way to go.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — December 29, 2015 @ 11:50 am

  3. That’s some classic abusive behavior going on in P2. Props to Mimi. (They still say, ‘props’, don’t they?)

    “I empathize with your stress, which I have created and nurtured, and I think I’ll continue to string you along until I tire of this petty game. You all stand a chance, until I say you don’t. No process or reflection involved; I’ll just crush your self esteem for no apparent reason. Because that’s how Coach Mimi rolls. And, after you gather up your shreds of dignity and rise above the shame, we’ll do it all again for softball.”

    Comment by g2design — December 29, 2015 @ 1:18 pm

  4. …not a big Mimi fan.

    Comment by g2design — December 29, 2015 @ 1:20 pm

  5. Since it’s nearly a sure bet that neither Mudlark basketball team is making the playdowns, I could go for a season of Kenzie mauling opponents while Marty Moon goes full Johnny Most on the “Bad Boys” Pistons and Rick Mahorn silently nods from his seat high in the corner bleachers…

    Comment by billytheskink — December 29, 2015 @ 1:44 pm

  6. Girls are on the boys rasslin’ team nowadays. Seems like a better fit. But, are there any sports at Milford not coached by the Thorps?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 29, 2015 @ 1:53 pm

  7. Department of too-much-to-hope-for: Kenzie teaches the team the haka, and while some starts are delayed when the opponents wet themselves in response, Mimi’s team does go to the play-acrosses. At the same time, the Valley League institutes a penalty box for basketball. The effect is surprisingly minor for Mfnrd since Kenzie is in the game purely as a destroyer and is not expected to make actual plays.

    Comment by vaganova — December 29, 2015 @ 2:12 pm

  8. Hah-Hah! Both the Johnny Most video and the haka stuff are excellent.

    Comment by timbuys — December 29, 2015 @ 2:28 pm

  9. nice to see the Thorps sitting down to a giant heaping bowl of cockscombs. Them’s good eatin’!

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 29, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

  10. I’ll do a post for today 12/30. Hope I’m not stepping on any toes. Look for it soon.

    Comment by nedryerson — December 30, 2015 @ 7:16 am

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