This Week in Milford

January 9, 2016

Bacon Tops Beef Wellington


Something of a return to normalcy in Milford today. After getting their stuff handed to them by Maxwell Bacon & co., the Crusaders step off the the floor thinking “We’re not in Kansas anymore!” (D’ya reckon the blind ref had any hand in it?) Isn’t Crusaders another one of those culturally insensitive nicknames that’s coming under current scrutiny?

Marty’s back to being Marty, sitting in front of his Aaron’s rent-to-own laptop with his cast-off Grado Labs headphones and a ping-pong ball ball on a coat hanger, sippy cup full of Johnnie Walker, pretending to care about what goes on on the court. Not sure what aspect of the boys’ game Kenzie wants to do (thread the needle? be underneath? just win baby?) but I’m sure we’ll find out next week. P3, from the roll-away bleachers-eye view, gives us all the foreshadowing we need.



  1. When the “Wellington Crusaders” were first mentioned, I thought of southern Ontario, and wondered if we would be seeing a parade of opponents from the Lake Simcoe vicinity. But no, it appears the only Wellington Crusaders are in Kansas. Their website, however, reveals that the middle school teams are known as the Knights. Teenchy mentions that “Crusaders” is sometimes questioned as a mascot; perhaps they are phasing the name out?

    Comment by vaganova — January 9, 2016 @ 12:29 pm

  2. p2: Worst… fistbump… ever.

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 9, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

  3. Check out the fist on Menzie. Jake Lamotta would’ve went undefeated with those. I’m sure she can palm it like the Doctor or break a crab in half bare handed.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — January 9, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

  4. In p3, can those ladies be any closer without kissing? “Last year’s basketball story girl” (don’t recall her name) seems about a centimeter away from Kenzie — in fact, their forehead bangs look to be intertwining.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — January 9, 2016 @ 1:28 pm

  5. Leisl Ishii, you think? Looks like her; she never really had distinctive features.
    For a school called Wellington, it’s near criminal to use such an insipid team name: Dukes, Beef, Boots, Kiwis
    Not that it would matter. Everybody would still call them the Wellies.

    Comment by Downpuppy — January 9, 2016 @ 6:06 pm

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