This Week in Milford

September 13, 2016

It’s Kind Of Like Logan’s Run But The Setting Is A High School Girls Soccer Team

Filed under: Prairie Style Windows, soccer, Trainer Rick Scott — timbuys @ 6:30 am


Coach Dawes is truly inspiring here. I’m going to go out on a limb and suppose that she is a salaried employee of Milford (or The District) and not some hobo that Gil or Mimi cajoled into coaching the team for free.



  1. To finish Coach Dawes’s sentence, “As the season goes on I’ll be playing the younger girls more and more, so by the middle of October you can expect to go in only late in the half when we’re up by three goals or more. Have you talked to the Swifty-Mart about an after school job?”

    Comment by vaganova — September 13, 2016 @ 7:17 am

  2. Coach Dawes looks like Stacie Hiller.

    That is all.

    Comment by billytheskink — September 13, 2016 @ 7:22 am

  3. “Dawes”, “Dawes”… and I can’t help but recall, “Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz”. Which, ’til about 5 minutes ago, I thought was the shortest meaningful pangram. I’m positive the 1977 Guinness Book of World Records told me so. But no.

    And that’s all I got.

    Comment by g2design — September 13, 2016 @ 10:40 am

  4. “Please walk with me. I’ve got to carry this bag of Munch’s “Scream”-inspired helium balloons to the gym in time for the freshmen welcome event.”

    Comment by Moon Mullins — September 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am

  5. Advice to Heather: expand your radius, get back faster, and run that overlap at every opportunity. “Not being a leader” usually means “Not showing initiative.” If you’re Wayne Rooney or Carli Lloyd you can wait for the ball. Otherwise you risk getting arrested for loitering.

    Comment by vaganova — September 13, 2016 @ 12:41 pm

  6. Vaganova–from yesterday–The distinction (universities award doctorates, colleges do not) has largely been lost… Boston College offers PhD, as do certain “institutes of technology” GA & MA, e.g……

    Comment by Rowdyman — September 13, 2016 @ 1:08 pm

  7. Rowdyman, a lot of times in the past not making the distinction made sense. When Boston College became a university, for example, there was already a Boston University, so the name change would have been problematical. Dartmouth College is also technically a university, but I find the opposite– the scores of colleges masquerading as universities– to be a problem. It’s misleading for a liberal arts college that awards masters degrees (Colgate, for example) to call itself a university when it is not one.

    Comment by vaganova — September 13, 2016 @ 2:12 pm

  8. No matter which angle you see Milford High from, that window and that tree (in panel 1) will magically be in view.

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 13, 2016 @ 2:57 pm

  9. If I had it to do over again, I would have gone with a joke about how Coach Dawes was in fact some rando whose sole qualification for the job – the clincher really – is that she kept on hanging around the soccer field (pitch! whatever) with a large bag of grungy soccer balls…

    H/T to Moon Mullins

    Comment by timbuys — September 13, 2016 @ 5:22 pm

  10. One more thing: the proper response in panel 1 should be “Sure. Carry my balls.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 14, 2016 @ 5:10 am

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