This Week in Milford

November 16, 2016

So, Who Is Coaching The QB’s At Milford Anyway?


Among my many athletic shortcomings, the ability to throw overhand is perhaps the worst. That said, I can confidently state that my technique is better than Hakeem’s in panel two.

Bonus point: We have upgraded from an Ampeg 6×10 to the mighty Ampeg 8×10!


  1. Taking the cue from our feature writer, I think P2 exhibits a couple of options. Either Milford Gas & Electric turned on the afterburners by accident(was intended for the Milford X-way during rush hour) and now the engineers are frantically searching in vain for the switch that moderates the power, hey, somebody fed that monster a lotta coal. Or Zeus became angry at one of the lesser Gods like Poseidon or Hephaestus and hurled a lightning bolt at their butts but because he’s old and his eyesight isn’t what it used to be, he was off target and Milford became the unlucky recipient. That or a fiery Lego block is furiously crash-landing to the earth.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — November 16, 2016 @ 8:20 am

  2. Compliments on all the exciting football action this week. Still have no idea what it has to do with the alleged plotline.

    Comment by John S. Walters — November 16, 2016 @ 9:05 am

  3. John S. Walters wrote: Compliments on all the exciting football action this week. Still have no idea what it has to do with the alleged plotline.

    Yes, this week I’ve been confused thinking this is a strip about high-school sports, rather than a couldn’t-happen-in-a-million-years teenage soap-opera fantasy comic. Please notify the proper authorities to return to their regular duties.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — November 16, 2016 @ 9:40 am

  4. WHAT is that streak coming out of Marty’s broadcast booth? Is one of the speakers on fire? Is Marty Moon microwaving Lean Cuisine General Tso Chicken & Rice or Healthy Choice Roasted Turkey Breast? Does the microwave have a short in it or, at the very least, wouldn’t it help to nuke the entree at half the wattage? Is he grilling char-broiled burgers? Is he doing his laundry?
    “That shirt oughta be dry by halftime. It’s been through the spin cycle a couple of times to remove that ketchup stain.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — November 16, 2016 @ 9:45 am

  5. T. Drew — I think the streak is supposed to indicate a pane of glass. Which is a little odd; don’t most broadcasters have open-air booths? Especially Tank Town high school broadcasters? Hell, Marty’s lucky he’s not sitting on an orange crate in the top row of the bleachers.

    Comment by John S. Walters — November 16, 2016 @ 11:07 am

  6. John S., your point is well-taken and that is more than likely the case. If that is a window, and I wouldn’t be surprised that it is, I’m used to the Archie Comics version where a few stray 45 degree lines indicate its structure. P1 has all the aura of Collinsport with Barnabas at the mike. Can’t somebody draw a window pane that doesn’t appear as if Marty Moon is broadcasting via the smoke signal route? But your take is also on-point and sums it up just as nicely. I like the orange crate observation. He might VERY WELL BE sitting on one the way things are going in this show that never ends.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — November 16, 2016 @ 12:38 pm

  7. I am willing to assume the streak in panel 1 is weed smoke, which would also explain Marty’s otherwise mysterious agreeability. What I’m having trouble with is that both Heather Burns and Kevin Palooka– whom this fall plot appeared to be about– have disappeared as surely as re-runs of “Are You Being Served?”

    Comment by vaganova — November 16, 2016 @ 3:52 pm

  8. Yeah good pickup on the blitz. You’re facing me, and your man is literally an inch away from both me and you. A good blitz pickup should not have 2 Tilden players almost joined at the hip on top of me, with one having arms up and head-less, and the other merely staring me down as if to say, “”My eyes are closed due to the excessive wattage of the lights in this stadium, otherwise me and my better half would engulf you in sack-heaven.” And Gil is too dumb to run the ball to slow down the rush.

    Just an impossible placement of bodies in that panel. Either its one man with 2 left shoulders or 2 guys plastered together again with only 1 head between them. How about lowering those hands and making the tackle; they could be farther apart in a phone booth.

    Here’s an example of a good blitz pickup – watch Walter Payton block the LB in this 1985 game vs. the Vikings. It was the most memorable play of the season for the Bears in my opinion.

    Comment by robmize2013 — November 16, 2016 @ 7:20 pm

  9. […] P3: Again, Hakeem’s form looks terrible. […]

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