This Week in Milford

October 19, 2017

The Best-Laid Plans Aren’t Much Fun

October 17, 2017


Yep, the same ol’ same ol’. Marty asks a not terribly snarky question, Gil delivers a douchey answer. If your game plan is as dull and nonspecific as the one Gil delivers in his pre-game pep talk, then what exactly are you giving away repeating that verbatim on the air? If I’m Marty I’m throwing Gil’s crap back in his face on Saturday morning, as the next two strips will reveal.

October 18, 2017


Another situation where the home team wears white at night. Is it really that hot in Nebraska this time of year? Other minutiae: weird perspective in P1 (at least three different planes), funky stadium architecture in general (do the bleachers face the field?), Milford’s uni numbers glow in the dark but their helmet decals no longer do. (Also wondering why Gil didn’t retire True Standish’s #11, since it doesn’t look like he’ll be sniffing any championships again anytime soon.) Minus points for Whigrub for not having a QB shout “Omaha!”

October 19, 2017


“Coach Thorp couldn’t tell me his game plan ’cause he didn’t have one!” – Marty Moon, on his first broadcast after the Millard West game

By the light of the 2×4 Lego brick Milford is stymied and humiliated. Not only are the Mudlarks held scoreless in the second half, they get groped in the process. Adding insult to, well, just adding insult, the now-balding Marty Uncle Gary takes another opportunity to twist his tiny knife into Rick, hoping to drain the boy’s desire to play football by a thousand paper cuts. Shouldn’t Rick be dragging himself onto the team bus for a long, sad ride back to Milford? Or has Dr. Pearl cut Gil’s athletic budget so deeply that the players’ parents are forced to shuttle them to and from each game?




  1. I just think that the Mudlark bunch should thank Ronald Reagan for taking time out on his busy schedule to come to the locker room to address the team, even though his “Win One for The Gipper” speech dreadfully failed. Maybe they can invite Chuck Noll or Don Shula next time, they’ve won Super Bowl rings. They might sneak Uncle Gary for a few tips on how to be successful in general but I’m sure Rick wouldn’t go for that.
    Anybody else dig that Art Deco stadium design in the background? Where’d they get the cardboard/styrofoam?

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — October 19, 2017 @ 7:42 am

  2. When did Marty and Gil trade testacles?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 19, 2017 @ 9:15 am

  3. Thought its cold and lonely in the deep dark night, I can see Milford’s loss by the Lego light.

    Comment by Ol'Froth — October 19, 2017 @ 9:33 am

  4. I still can’t get past p1 for the 18th. Teenchy has pointed out its delicious weirdness in more than enough detail, but not so much that I cannot carp again about the The Chief’s puzzling issues with fences. A couple of softball seasons ago we saw a wire fence running parallel to the 1st and 3rd base paths, and not three feet away, making it nearly suicidal to pursue an infield foul. Here we see a similar thing on Millard’s sideline: since we’re watching a game in Nebraska, we’re probably lucky there isn’t a strand of barbed wire on top.

    Comment by vaganova — October 19, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

  5. Thanks for picking up my slack, teenchy!

    Comment by timbuys — October 19, 2017 @ 1:16 pm

  6. Good… This shit is all in Gilberto’s face, too

    Back to the ol’ chalkboard to cook up some other super-secret gameplan, Mr. Woody Hayes!

    Comment by hitorque — October 19, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

  7. Gil: “I could tell you … or I could just hand deliver it to their coach’s house”.
    Marty: “Get off of it. You’re a high school coach, one game into the season. You’ve already blown the Pelwecki secret. There’s nothing left. You’re not going to install the Notre Dame Box in five days. You know what you’ve got, and so do they. This is where you say ‘The team that controls the line of scrimmage will win’, or ‘The team with the fewest turnovers will win’, or something equally banal”.
    Gil: “Oh … well … the team that … lines the controls … will turn over the win?”
    Marty: “We’ll just go with that, then”.

    Comment by Philip — October 19, 2017 @ 3:58 pm

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