This Week in Milford

March 22, 2017

Good To See Gil Is Still Playing Aaron After His Locker Room Outburst The Day Before


So many questions at this point…

  • Did Gil ever get a word in edgewise?
  • When does Aaron stop addressing Gil and start addressing the guys in the locker room?
  • I confess to not being familiar with the ins and outs of pill popping. Does ones addiction and associated tolerance become so severe that you can be seen to ‘snack’ on the pills?
  • Did Gil take Aaron out for another round of milkshakes and slices of pie or is rage (aka frustration) all the fuel that this kid needs?
  • How much had that Central fan in the background had to drink before he/she lettered that sign?


  1. This is why I hate the way athletics is portrayed in this strip, since the casual reader would surmise Aaron’s emotional trauma and strife from knowing his mother is a drug addict (and embarrassment from knowing the whole school knows about it, too) is a *GOOD* thing since he’s that much more motivated to lead Milford to victory. Much more motivated than he ever was to help his own mother… GMAFB

    Comment by Hitorque — March 22, 2017 @ 8:09 am

  2. Aa assumes every other family in Milford is the Cleavers. What a self important jerk! You know, even the Cleavers had problems as the boys segued to adulthood . I’m lucky I can enter this website every day with my lack of tech savy. But, if someone could upload SCTV version of Leave it to Beaver it’d be worth a few laughs.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 22, 2017 @ 9:52 am

  3. Gil may have completely screwed up the Asgard family with his unlicensed counseling, but hey, the team’s winning, so it’s all good.

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 22, 2017 @ 10:07 am

  4. Another question to add to the fire
    • Since when did Jerry Lee Lewis III(P1) make the b-ball squad and does he get serious PT or just check in at the scorer’s table when it’s garbage time and/or Hardy Boys get benched when they get in foul trouble and/or snoop one too many times?
    One question I think we can answer with a reasonable(relatively speaking in this strip) amount of assurance is what’s behind Door #1 when Aardvark leaves the office(mentioned in my comments yesterday): A gang of players agape because they’re clueless at what’s going on and darn, I was hoping he’d step out into Never Never Land(…”Just keep an open mind, and then suddenly you’ll find…”-Ned, the Todd Rundgren was surging in me like a volcano). Never fear. The musical chairs of doors in Mudlarkland should keep us hopping when the plot fails to be a dream vacation to the Bahamas but a rusty tackling dummy yanked from the football field behind Door #3.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — March 22, 2017 @ 10:29 am

  5. RIP, Aaron’s Silent Treatment of his teammates.

    Also, coming soon, RIP, Aaron’s teammates, as this plot has taken a turn and we appear to be on track for our very first (to my knowledge) Milford school shooting. I, for one, will not be missing Ken or Mike, but Gil was good for a laugh, so I hope he manages to survive.

    (And I remain staunchly on Team Aaron in this storyline. Making sure he had food was fine, but Gil crossed so many professional lines with his one man amateur intervention nonsense with no thought to Aaron’s care afterward, and no sensitivity to his situation, and no control over his snooping team making things worse.)

    Comment by drewfunk — March 22, 2017 @ 10:31 am

  6. In lighter news, that Central player is hideous. I foresee him getting five hard fouls in 5 minutes.

    Comment by drewfunk — March 22, 2017 @ 10:37 am

  7. Have to ask billy for a ruling. Is “Central” Central City, or a more randomly named opponent? My impression has been that Central City is perhaps the size of a state capital, and that it would thus not likely be playing a small burg such as Mfnrd.

    Comment by vaganova's pointe shoe fitter — March 22, 2017 @ 12:11 pm

  8. Today’s headline from the Milford Enquirer

    “Hardy Boys Discover Oxycodone In A Walgreens Shopping Bag Under The Seat Of
    O. J.’s Car!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    “O. J.: ‘I Got Them Mixed Up With Chiclets. My Eyes Must Be Getting Bad.’ Cochrane Declined Further Comment.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — March 22, 2017 @ 1:04 pm

  9. Not to harp on this point too much as I’m almost always a fan of depictions of ‘Actual Action’, but how do we go from that locker room scene straight into the middle of the next game? We couldn’t get one panel of Gil saying something to focus his team before the game?

    Comment by timbuys — March 22, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

  10. It seems Aaron transferred to Nilrord. Good riddance.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 22, 2017 @ 3:54 pm

  11. The Central fan with the sign also designed Mfnrd’s new jerseys.

    Comment by vaganova's pointe shoe fitter — March 22, 2017 @ 7:16 pm

  12. AaAa reacts to being fouled by punching out Central guy. Kicked off team, then Drewfunk is right. With nothing left to live for, he pulls a Columbine.

    Comment by Jusbcuz — March 22, 2017 @ 8:47 pm

  13. I have no idea how I missed those jerseys. This Week In Nilrord, starting next week. Update your bookmarks, everyone.

    Comment by drewfunk — March 23, 2017 @ 5:54 am

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