This Week in Milford

February 24, 2016



I like the split second panel.

I am, however, a bit concerned that when the Jefferson player apparently attempted a bicycle kick on Kenzie, the call was charging. As pointed out by regular commenter Vaganova, Kenzie is the master of the subtle jab as she has administered an eyeball exploding chop to the back of her assailant’s head but wasn’t called for a foul.

Then again, attempted bicycle kick…. you just don’t see too many of those on the hardwood.



  1. Is that Fat Alberts sister coaching the Jeff’s? Is it a sister? In olden times if a person was wearing an earring , you knew it was a dame. Nowadays, you can’t tell.
    Is Kenzie chained in panel 3? She kinda has a King Kong chained up look with her arms stretched out like that. Lots of good stuff to mull over today.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — February 24, 2016 @ 10:31 am

  2. Jefferson deserves to lose. This has got to be the weakest Hack-A-Shaq ever.

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 24, 2016 @ 11:16 am

  3. Menzie has the look of Hercules unchained. That charging call should be changed to unnecessary rufiness call. Firteenyard penalty.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — February 24, 2016 @ 11:36 am

  4. I thank timbuys for the shout out and agree with JT that today’s strip is a treasure– the split panel 2 (with the refs changing the net between shots)– and Kenzie’s impression of Victor Manure as Sampson pulling down the temple. That is in fact a convincing simulation of a bicycle kick by the Jefferson player, who not only bounces off Kenzie/Sampson but loses the ball. The only thing missing is a drunken Dennis Hopper staggering onto the court to slur “Outta position to make that call– charging all the way!”

    Comment by vaganova — February 24, 2016 @ 2:53 pm

  5. I assume the Jefferson player to the right is getting called for the charge … was she running backwards when she hit Kenzie? Also, I thought it was easier to draw the charge call if the defender has her arms and hands close to her body, and not in the “Kate Winslet at the bow of the Titanic” posture.

    Comment by Philip — February 24, 2016 @ 3:55 pm

  6. good catch V re the split panel 2, with changing nets… the string diameter is clearly larger in 2(a) than in 2(b)…. Also the net patterns are different…

    Comment by Rowdyman — February 24, 2016 @ 5:09 pm

  7. The nets did catch my eye, but Philip is right that the more “obstructive” a stance you strike, the less likely the opponent is to be called for charging. Looking at the Jefferson player’s lower body in p3, she must have bounced off with a counterclockwise rotation, but walking myself through that it seems she would more likely have raised her RIGHT knee to stay upright. I suspect The Whig simply got caught up with Kenzie’s Samson Stance and left us to pick over the details.

    Comment by vaganova — February 24, 2016 @ 7:19 pm

  8. Charging is when the defender ( Kenzie) goes down, not the offensive player, who runs into the defender at a forward angle. This is either a bad call or terrible artwork.

    Comment by robmize2013 — February 24, 2016 @ 7:38 pm

  9. I have been persuaded to categorize this one as ‘Just Plain Awesome.’

    Comment by timbuys — February 24, 2016 @ 8:26 pm

  10. Actually, the key to charging is whether the defensive player has “established position.” If she has and a collision results, the foul is on the offensive player– doesn’t matter who falls.

    Comment by vaganova — February 25, 2016 @ 1:09 am

  11. Crazy long work day in progress. Today’s post will come this evening. Sorry ’bout that.

    Comment by teenchy — February 25, 2016 @ 6:01 am

  12. As a wee wisp of a youth, playing “tackle” football in 8th grade, I vividly recall running full bore downfield on a kickoff and suddenly finding myself flat on my back. I was aware I was down on the ground, but my mind took a moment to realize I was no longer upright running full speed. And there was also a much larger youth now looming over me; he himself no longer running towards me.

    That visceral, tremendous impact and exchange of kinetic energy, that bounce; I remember it vividly even today. Pretty much exactly what’s going on in P3. Called for offensive charging while rebounding from the impact…

    Comment by g2design — February 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am

  13. ANDOHMYGOD is that a Nike Swoosh on the rim bracket in P2(a)? No wonder the Jeffs have such nice togs & footwear.

    Comment by g2design — February 25, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

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