This Week in Milford

November 4, 2016

HE is a she

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp, Marjie Ducey — robmize2013 @ 7:10 pm

The word is out: Milford has a girl playing football! The opponent somehow didnt notice for a whole game, and Marjie Ducey is on the case; though I would think she’d have long pants on for a November outdoor assignment. But I’m not complaining. I was almost thinking the Cubs would win the World Series before we saw her again, and I was right.

3rd string tight end?? So there was someone else besides Pete de Windt can play, but they need a girl who never played to be on the roster, and play in her first game and catch a pass. Whos’ number 2??

Working hard for months? Gag me with anything involving a spoon. The first mention of football this year was September 20. They’ve since played what, 3 games?  Whew. If I worked as hard as they did I’d still be making 3 bucks an hour as a busboy.

UPDATE: Theyve played 4 games: Tie at Jefferson, unknown at Madison, loss at Central, then a home win against Goshen. Marjie had said they were playing 3 of the first 4 on the road, but who plays 3 straight road games in high school? I’ve never seen it, especially to open the season. We’ve seen 1 play the last 3 games after taking a week to play a tie in a monsoon.

Time for a little Donna Summer in the fall:



  1. In Atlanta Shanahan uses sets that include one running back and three tight ends to run or throw the ball…. Maybe Gildeau is quick on the uptake…

    Comment by George PBurdell — November 4, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

  2. Pursuing robmize’s lead, what better way to develop the seedy part of the plot than to showcase a virtual crotch shot of Ida Tarbell in P1. Boy, this yellow journalism is starting off on the right foot.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — November 4, 2016 @ 11:34 pm

  3. How in the world did Marjie Ducey wind up getting the assignment in the first place? I’m wondering whether it came down to a coin flip between her and Marty Moon, the editor of the Milford Enquirer doing the honors(“Heads.””Looks to me like it’s Tails. OK, Ducey, have at it. Quote her even when she’s puking on the grass.”).
    I think I feel the earth tremble. Marty Moon not marauding the premises to sabotage Gil when Gil is potentially on the ropes? Have Marty Moon and Peaches kissed and made up and now they’re on their second honeymoon somewhere in the South Pacific? Does this explain his in absentia status? Nobody from the Spanish Inquisition changed their minds and went to The Bucket with a coupon to get half off for a banana split. In the past, when the plot splintered all over the ground, we at least had ol’ Reliable to come in and storm the Augean Stables, shovel in one hand, pad and Papermate pen in the other to expose the manure. Gil was toast.
    Now Marty Moon is using a Sick Day.
    Marty, you need to change your call letters from WDIG to WIMP.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — November 5, 2016 @ 10:23 am

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