This Week in Milford

October 5, 2016

Pick Six For The L? Count It!

Filed under: actual action, football — timbuys @ 7:07 am


There’s a lot to like and correspondingly not much to say about today’s strip.

Bonus question: What is in the courier bag of mysterious baseball cap wearing background person in panel one?



  1. I’m tired of these glove wearing sissies! Doesn’t anyone pattern their game after Fred Bilentnikoff anymore ?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 5, 2016 @ 9:40 am

  2. Our mystery person in P1 is actually a tourist who was sight-seeing the Rockies but took a wrong turn at Albuquerque and wound up in Milford. As long as he is holed up at the Milford Marriott, he decided to check out the town(even sent a post card, replete with Milford scenery, to relatives-“wishing you were here”) and wound up at the game. His scrapbook photos will be a tale to tell to his grandkids, Nick Hawker’s score next to the picture of the tourist standing on Pike’s Peak.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — October 5, 2016 @ 9:46 am

  3. Archer, Hawker… I know Hakeem has been told to plant his feet and steady up but his stance in p3 is one that will make it impossible to move quickly in any direction and which will expose him to grievous injury if he’s hit before he makes the throw. So it’s lucky that no Sulfite is in sight, unless it’s the player being held held by the blocking back behind Archer, setting up a screenless screen pass. But what do I know? I’m just a ballet dancer…

    Comment by vaganova — October 5, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

  4. I think the pick 6 is coming up.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — October 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

  5. Panel 1 is Not a screen pass, which is when the d-line is allowed in the backfield and the ball then thrown over them, eliminating them from defending the play when properly run. The O -line should be in front of Hawker. This play looks more like a swing pass where the RB comes out of the backfield uncovered and normally is covered up by a LB after a few yards. A similar play is the wheel route, shown here by the Saints against the Bears in the NFC title game in 2007. Reggie Bush gets past the LB’s and Drew Brees hits him in stride for a perfectly run touchdown play.

    Comment by robmize2013 — October 5, 2016 @ 6:41 pm


    Comment by John S. Walters — October 5, 2016 @ 7:07 pm

  7. robmize is right– if this were a screen pass there would be about four Sulfides converging on Hakeem, having dropped their pass coverage, and with the “Oh, shit” thought bubble forming over their heads.

    Comment by vaganova — October 5, 2016 @ 7:38 pm

  8. I love it when there’s actual action and people who know more about sports than I do point out how the art doesn’t match the narrative. Note to self – if ever given the job of illustrating Gil Thorp, do not just use random photos from Sports Illustrated for reference.

    Comment by AirForbes — October 5, 2016 @ 11:36 pm

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