This Week in Milford

February 22, 2017

A Linebacker In Short Pants

Filed under: ?, basketball, big arms, Coach Kaz, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 10:01 am


Panel 1: I almost want to run the color version of today’s strip as the electric blue over black shirt under with tie look is quite a striking look on Kaz.


Oh yeah… Don’t even ask me what is going on with Kaz’s collar or how he knotted his tie.

Panel 2: Julius needs to layoff the Nutboyz and the Freezi Bombs if he wants to look good in those short pants.

Panel 3: Mike and Ken really should keep this thing to themselves rather than just blab on and on in the locker room. Their fixation on Aaron is starting to get rather unhealthy it seems…



  1. That is a mighty fine tie. 90% rayon I suspect. Monster game, huh? 19 markers,13 boards and 3 blocks. He’ll be dynamite in the Milford rec league after he graduates.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — February 22, 2017 @ 11:29 am

  2. “Yeah, so what if Aaron once again put us on his back and singlehandedly dragged our team to victory, while we did nothing but ride the pine and gripe? You can’t expect us to actually be grateful or celebrate his feats for doing something he’s supposed to be doing *every* night! Who can waste time basking in victory while there are so many unanswered questions about Aaron’s personal life, his mother’s professional life, and Aaron’s patriotic loyalty in general?? And if anybody mentions that we’re actually the only two people in Communist Romania, er, I mean Central Ohio raising these questions, the Secret Police will visit your home tonight!”

    Comment by Hitorque — February 22, 2017 @ 11:35 am

  3. What I’m seeing here is “further exposition,” concerning the established fact that Aa has hot nights on the court, but we’re not a lot closer to understanding his inconsistency, which appears to be the germ of the story. There are clues about Mrs Aa and some secret or disgrace, and about Aa’s protective attitude toward her, and so on, but not a lot of real plot development. It’s stretched thin, and reminds me of a remark my mother made. During the Depression, she managed the tea room at the Waldorf Astoria, and used to say of the sandwich chef that he could “slice ham so thin you could read the paper through it…”

    Comment by vaganova — February 22, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

  4. So since this comic appears in the newspaper, there’s a symmetry in having a plot so thin you could… uh… read a ham through it? Yeah, that’s the ticket!

    Comment by lauramac — February 22, 2017 @ 4:20 pm

  5. Go, lauramac.

    Comment by vaganova — February 22, 2017 @ 6:22 pm

  6. “Just a Linebacker in Short Pants” ought to be a book title. Aaaaaaaaand that’s the most interesting thing about today’s strip, except for WHAT IN HELL IS WRONG WITH FUNCHESS’ TORSO???

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 22, 2017 @ 7:11 pm

  7. Oh, and if there isn’t one already, there oughta be a fan club called the Funchess Bunchess.

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 22, 2017 @ 8:09 pm

  8. If this is the same Julius that played with a purpose in the December 28th strip, he must have gotten carried away with the Rogaine, just splashed his head with that stuff from a garden hose, for hours at least.
    And then there’s the uniform. Good God, that’s an Aunt Bee quilter’s paradise, fresh from the flea market at the Mayberry Community Church last Saturday. When it’s not being used as a basketball uniform, it doubles as a blanket at night when Mayberry endures a cold snap. Be assured Aunt Bee throws it in the wash with the linens every week.
    And as long as Gil and Kaz are going to dress like The Sopranos, can Kaz at least look in the mirror next time when tying his tie? He’s got that look…that Milford is after otherwise.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — February 22, 2017 @ 10:07 pm

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