This Week in Milford

October 12, 2016

The Chip Off The Block Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

Filed under: Just plain sad, Prairie Style Windows — timbuys @ 6:36 am

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We need some kind of prominent forelock tag around here…

And, just to save everyone else the trouble of looking it up, yes, that song came out right around the time these two would’ve been toddlers.

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7 Comments »

  1. This would almost make sense if Heather’s dad were giving the lessons. But, since he’s not there, who’s going to watch Moose’s footwork while she runs routes?

    Comment by Philip — October 12, 2016 @ 11:33 am

  2. I wonder if someone is going to have to surgically remove the stick from Heather’s ass. What’s the reason for the chip on her shoulder. Afterall she volunteered for this gig nobody pointed a gun at her head to do it.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — October 12, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

  3. It’s a good question, that of who’s going to watch his footwork while she runs routes. But I think her reaction is appropriate– she’s giving up her time and energy to help this lunkhead learn a new position, and he continues to make demeaning assumptions about her.

    Comment by vaganova — October 12, 2016 @ 1:33 pm

  4. And she’s heard those same demeaning assumptions all her life.

    Indeed, Rubin himself made a demeaning assumption when he created the character: that girls can’t know football unless they learned it from their dads. Wouldn’t this be a more interesting fall storyline if Heather were a frustrated would-be footballer who knows the game better than anyone else and tried out for the team herself? Rubin could have explored all sorts of equity issues going all the way up Dr. Pearl, the school board, and even the Marty Moon show.

    … And Valley Tech refusing to take the field and play against a girl.

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 12, 2016 @ 1:42 pm

  5. The possibilities are endless, John S. We hear mostly happy stories about girls in football, such as the kid who was crowned homecoming queen at halftime, in her pads, then kicked the winning field goal late in the game, but I suspect that story is a glaring exception.

    Comment by vaganova — October 12, 2016 @ 1:53 pm

  6. One of Helen Hunt’s first roles was in a TV movie as “Quarterback Princess”

    (Just in case Rubin thinks he’s being edgy. This whole plotline seems like he heard us bitching all summer about using 800 as a plot device instead of a character)

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — October 12, 2016 @ 2:34 pm

  7. Did I miss when they were using toll-free numbers as plot devices?

    Comment by Moon Mullins — October 12, 2016 @ 7:10 pm


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