This Week in Milford

July 21, 2017

An old Case for a new plot

Filed under: basketball, bizarre cameos, football, Gil Thorp, Just Plain Awesome — robmize2013 @ 7:40 pm

Well lookie here, it IS Jaquan ‘The Don’ Case and his merry man, Trey Davis. Good job whoever opined who these 2 new characters were. Oh for the old days, before I had t this weekly gig and all I did was read the shit. I dont remember when the Don was in his heyday, but I’m guessing 2008. Thats 9 years ago. If Pelweki is 17 or 18 now, that would make him 8 or 9 when the Don was in this strip. I wasnt watching high school sports or Any sports, until I was 12. So who knows whether Kevin is blowing smoke up the Dons ass or if he really was attending high school hoops games at an age when his attention span was roughly 27 seconds.

OK I looked around for an old The Don strip in  action but I cant find one. So the editor team will have that job – it was a fun plot, and the old days are all some of us have going at this point. These last few storys have been like piles of manure, each one smelling a little worse then the last. Welcome back Don!!




  1. I’m guessing they’ve returned to do a reality TV show about Milford HS?

    Comment by Moon Mullins — July 21, 2017 @ 7:47 pm

  2. Maybe they are getting in shape for the big alumni game. Some schools do that in central and northern Illinois. Some have rules stating you have to be out 10 years, others just out of high school is suffice. Go Mudlark alumni! Should do better without Gil at the helm.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 21, 2017 @ 8:14 pm

  3. Trey was Mfnrd’s star center, Jaquan “The Don” Case was Bishop Tardy’s star, about to jump directly from high school to the NBA until Gil and Hadley v Baxendale convinced him to go to college instead. Now here he is some years later in the Tronix logo, the company that was pressuring him to turn pro and endorse shoes. This could be interesting.

    Comment by vaganova — July 21, 2017 @ 10:58 pm

  4. To add more exposition to this strip and Vaganova’s summary:
    Trey Davis played at Milford for three seasons, from 03-04 through 05-06. Milford played Jaquan Case’s Bishop Tardy school during the 04-05 season, losing handily. Davis played well in that game before fouling out and Case gave him his jersey afterwards. Case later appeared during the summer of 2005 at a basketball camp in Nebraska that Trey was attending. Together, along with Gil and Sports Illustrated’s Rick Reilly, they conspired to get Trey’s roommate (a guard from Dallas named Ronnie Santos) out from under the thumb of his ridiculous cowboy-hatted AAU coach, who had taken money to deliver Santos to a certain college. In 2006, Davis moped around about being recruited to play college basketball, played baseball terribly, and ultimately decided to go to College of Charleston.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 22, 2017 @ 6:43 am

  5. Billy, you are a wonder. I had completely forgotten about that later plot involving Trey’s roommate. But you do bring back the memory of the jersey exchange. It was one of those moments when you realize that the high-falutin’ star is a good guy after all.

    Comment by vaganova — July 22, 2017 @ 11:52 am

  6. I guess it Was in 2005, not 2008, that the Don played. So it pre-dates this blog. .And it makes Kevin only 5 years old at the time. No way are 5-year-olds watching high school hoops AND paying attention. Makes the story all the more non-sensical.

    Comment by robmize2013 — July 22, 2017 @ 7:27 pm

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