This Week in Milford

December 27, 2016

Taking An Elbow To The Neck Is A Kind Of Participation

Filed under: actual action, anatomically implausible, basketball — timbuys @ 9:41 am


As Gil, Kaz and, apparently, the refs continue to ignore the proceedings, Ken takes his chance to step in and perform the coaching duties.

Question: Is that a window in the top right corner of panel one?

Edited to add: Seriously, is it a scoreboard? I can’t even be sure whether it is projecting out into the room or sunk back into the wall and don’t get me started on what those two little dots might be.



  1. Good God, did Binghamton 12 (a long lost Ted Pearse cousin, who turned to violence to cope with homelessness?) swipe his arm through Milford 10’s neck? And then they took his severed head and attached it to some flesh golem in a Binghamton jersey, who is still able to rebound over Aarond. I do not blame Aaron a bit for not participating in this bloodlust. I would be worried about Gil’s safety, but him being absent during a coaching crisis is standard operating procedure.

    Comment by drewfunk — December 27, 2016 @ 10:12 am

  2. Are Gil and Kaz out at the refreshment stand? As usually it is left to the players to coach themselves. Maybe Heather can coach basketball as well as football.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 27, 2016 @ 10:20 am

  3. Not know if that is a window in panel 1– it might qualify for the Pantheon of Mysterious Objects. Could it be a seriously overdrawn backboard, with a tussle for the rebound? Those appear to be crash pads on the wall to the left, but if so, the sideline wall is a good thirty feet too close. But again, I’m not really complaining– I’d rather the Chief continued to give us good drawings of the characters than get the field/court/diamond right.

    Comment by vaganova — December 27, 2016 @ 12:28 pm

  4. Where in the heck is this plot GOING? This IS basketball. Am I to assume that by the end of the season that he will be ready to deal with the likes of Jerry Lawler, the Moon Dogs(w/their Manager, Richard Lee), Handsome Jimmy Valiant, Tommy Rich, the Fabulous Free Birds, etc. at the Memphis Coliseum? Gee, by then, with enough extra time in from Coach Thorp and Coach Kaz, he oughta be able to defend his Southern Tag Team Title with his partner, Superstar Bill Dundee. Coach Shaw can come out of the closet and teach him a couple of moves like how to slam the Oakwood center into the turnbuckle or throw his New Thayer counterpart through the ropes. Now if Aardvark would only stay away from the clubs in Central City, he might have a chance against the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express at the Mid-South Coliseum in Milford, er, Memphis. He can always work on his free throws later.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 27, 2016 @ 8:01 pm

  5. Today’s headlines from the Milford Enquirer:

    “O. J.: ‘Man, I’m Tellin’ You, Those Weren’t My Gloves on Mr. Burns’ Dashboard!!!!!!”
    Sub headline: “Coach Thorp and Coach Kaz Subpoenaed by Judge Ito to Appear in Court.”
    “Now You Can Watch Those Pounds Disappear Just Like Coach Shaw With His Breakthrough Rigatoni & Ice Cream Diet Plan!!!!!!!”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 27, 2016 @ 8:27 pm

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