This Week in Milford

November 15, 2016

Hakeem On The Hot Seat?

Filed under: actual action, football — timbuys @ 7:29 am


It appears the story is setting up that HE Burns is such a terrible blocking TE that she is going to cost the QB his job and…. then they’ll put in succession of backup QB’s eventually leading to Moose getting his chance? It’s a hell of a plan on Heather’s part but I have to respect how she is playing an extremely long game here.



  1. Taking the cue from our feature writer, I think we’re getting a flea flicker of a plot. With Hakeem’s ineptness at the QB spot, we wait in anticipation but will probably get faked out before we MIGHT get to Moose although Moose would be the logical choice. I tread lightly with the word “logical”.
    We’ll probably have a few more go-rounds with Hakeem, then Darren McBride and Josh Sterling will rise from the dead and fill in and do an admirable job but not enough to save the franchise so Coach T will dip into his 2nd and 3rd string but that will prove feckless(according to the script anyway) before we FINALLY get to the bottom, lo and behold, there’s Moose, fresh from his Dick the Bruiser outing with New Thayer.
    But again, this could be a flea flicker so us readers would be strongly advised to read the offense a little more carefully. Pete DeWindt could rescue the beleaguered offense after they laid hands on him in the name of Jesus and strong-arm the troops to The Trophy before Thanksgiving. A lot to look forward to.
    BTW, I see where Tilden is wearing their road uniforms. They’re always in Cyrillic. They left their Vulcan uni’s at home. They’re at the dry cleaners.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — November 15, 2016 @ 8:57 am

  2. I love the two guys in panel 1 — truckers-cap-unbuttoned-flannel-shirt-dude with a “Go Rectangles” t-shirt underneath, and his unfortunate chum with the amputated hand and amputated nose, chatting casually about this week’s biology exam, not even noticing an exciting touchdown run for their school passing within inches of them.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — November 15, 2016 @ 9:25 am

  3. I thought Heather Montana-Harbaugh-Gruden-Van Brocklin-Unitas was the all-powerful quarterback whisperer? Why isn’t she giving Hakeem some much-needed pointers, especially since she’s in the huddle now?

    Comment by Hitorque — November 15, 2016 @ 9:51 am

  4. It would be funny to replace the football in panel 2 with a drawing of a shuttlecock, because based on the current look it could easily become a game of palm badminton instead.

    Is that pass really going out of Hakeem’s hand on a downward arc directly into the hand of the defensive lineman? It doesn’t seem so much as ‘tipped’ as ‘swatted away’. If the Tilden player hadn’t used his hand, it looks like the football would have bounced right off the top of his helmet.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — November 15, 2016 @ 10:12 am

  5. Ineptitude On Display:

    p1: Are those clueless guys on the sideline responsible for placing the end zone pylon within the field of play?

    p2. So Steve Boone doesn’t think Heather can block, but just look at that horrible technique by an actual Mudlark lineman. No wonder Hakeem can’t throw.

    All Three Panels: This may be a nitpick, but shouldn’t New Thayer’s helmets have a “NT” on them, not just a T? Was there a shortfall in the decal budget?

    Comment by John S. Walters — November 15, 2016 @ 10:15 am

  6. BTW, Have we EVER seen Pete DeWindt’s face or is he the Beetle Bailey of Milford where we’re forced to use our imagination? Does he suffer from an acute bout with acne? Rick the trainer has his hands full with this guy.
    “… and DeWindt leads a miraculous comeback and is the MVP of the game. He is walking up the stage to receive his awa-IT’S THE PHANTOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — November 15, 2016 @ 10:36 am

  7. Great observations by Moon and JS Walters. The background activity is always more exciting than what’s actually happening in this strip. But that is no pylon. That’s a 48 oz. Schlitz tall boy. Gil is so sly.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 15, 2016 @ 11:27 am

  8. Why would Tilden be wearing New Thayer helmets? Sure, they’re chronic overstriders with shriveled right arms, but they still have their own helmets.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — November 15, 2016 @ 12:11 pm

  9. Wonderful, Downpuppy. That panel 1 stride is… unclassifiable. We need to get the Chief a dvd of “Chariots of Fire.”

    Comment by vaganova — November 15, 2016 @ 1:03 pm

  10. I mean Harold Abrahams was overstriding by “just a couple of inches.” White 23’s heel must be two feet ahead of his center of gravity.

    Comment by vaganova — November 15, 2016 @ 1:05 pm

  11. Where the hell is # 23 running? The lines are parallel to the pylon, indicating he is running out of bounds as fast as he can before he can score. And the fence is WAY too close (as usual) to the end zone end line, and where is praytell is the goalpost? And I see stands way behind the play, another error in artwork.

    Comment by robmize2013 — November 15, 2016 @ 7:27 pm

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