This Week in Milford

October 28, 2016

Tight end time

Filed under: Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 5:57 pm

As I prepare to watch the Cubs take the field at Wrigley for the World Series for the first time in my life, (yes, I’m still alive to see it!) Heather Burns is added to the boys football roster. Oh yeah, just sign the permission slip Dad! Who cares if I get a concussion, or worse, break my neck and spend the rest of my days in a wheelchair just so the dimwit Pelwecki can be 5th string QB and maybe throw me a pass in a real game, dammit. I know he’s a loser but I had to appeal to his inner Johnny Unitas, a guy who didnt even get drafted and wound up in the Hall of Fame. (My dad attended his first game, against the Bears at, yes, Wrigley Field. His first pass was intercepted for a touchdown and my dad told me he thought this guy was a washout after that game. Time proved much different.) We dont see if Milford is playing defense in this practice, but when the real game begins, and she gets knocked on her ass a few times by a real opponent, she may wish she was back on the pitch playing soccer, and moonlighting as a trainer on her off days.




  1. P1-“Gosh, Beaver, when Dad finds out you went out and played without getting a physical, you’re gonna get clobbered.”
    P3-“Ward, do you think Beaver’s helmet is too tight? He’s turning purple.”
    “Nah, I’m sure Coach Thorp has it well under control. Why, just the other day, Coach Kaz performed the Heimlich Maneuver on Moose. Beaver will be just fine.”
    Now, to more mundane matters, Heather is sure to be a winner as long as the brain trust is willing to hash it out. Gil still has some i’s to dot and t’s to cross with his assistants, Kenny Rogers and The Unknown Comic, but they’ll cross that bridge when they come to it.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — October 28, 2016 @ 7:44 pm

  2. They still haven’t tried Heather out on blocking drills. And if I recall correctly, Pete De Windt was injured making a block.

    Extra Bonus Gil Thorp Being a Dick in panel 3, snarking on the athlete who’s just out there trying to save him from the consequences of having five Quibs and only one Tee.

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 28, 2016 @ 10:09 pm

  3. It keeps comin(just like Norman Greenbaum said, “Soon as what’s in ya comes out.”). Beaver and Gil don’t stand a chance.
    P1(cont.)-“Gee, Wally, I don’t know what I’m gonna do. Hey! I got it. I’ll just fake Dad’s name on the form.”
    “A dope like you tryin’ to slide his John Henry like it’s Dad’s? I dunno, Beav, what if Dad or Coach Thorp find out?
    “Well, Eddie Haskell forged his mom’s name when she was out of town, runnin’ around on her husband and Eddie got to go on that field trip to the Milford Zoo.”
    “Yeah, but Eddie got caught later on and he and Lumpy Rutherford had to serve detention for a week. Coach Kaz made ’em do knuckle push-ups every day.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — October 29, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

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