This Week in Milford

November 1, 2017

Looks Like Your Classic Inane Plot Twist.

Filed under: ?, actual action, football, Lens Flare, Trainer Rick Scott — timbuys @ 7:36 am


Taken out of the context of the ostensible plot of the fall arc, today’s strip could actually be pretty great. As it is, well, let’s just say I’m not especially enthusiastic to see how Uncle Gary ends up spinning this development, to say nothing of whether this has any implications for Kevin’s future at FB. Also, concussions. Or something.


    “Hello again, everyone, Frank Gifford along with my partner, Al Michaels, where tonight the Milford Mudlarks take on mighty Madison in a classic showdown to determine the Conference lead. Injuries have hurt the Mudlarks as of late, with—”

    P2-P3: “We now return to “As The World Turns’.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — November 1, 2017 @ 10:12 am

  2. Football, position experiments, changing an offense on the fly, concussions, singing, fraudulent “public requests,” and a meddlesome uncle. This is going to be amazing when Whigrub ties it all together…

    Comment by vaganova — November 1, 2017 @ 11:02 am

  3. Vaganova – what, in Rubin’s history, leads you to expect that it’ll all be tied together?

    Comment by Philip — November 1, 2017 @ 11:27 am

  4. Philip, I use a Russian nom de voyage here, but I’m actually almost half Irish. If you’ve been to Ireland, or spent time with Irish people, you may have noticed that we frequently say the opposite of what we mean. It may come from a history of trying to mislead and confuse English occupiers, or a genetic tendency toward irony. It’s not an answer you’ll be gettin’ from me.

    Comment by vaganova — November 1, 2017 @ 11:51 am

  5. I am in favor of all Trainer Rick Scott appearances and hope to see him played by Patrick Stewart in an upcoming Trainer Rick Scott movie.

    Comment by billytheskink — November 1, 2017 @ 11:52 am

  6. Rick Scott should be played by Florida Governor Rick “Batboy” Scott
    Are the mystery hexagons in P1 “lens flare”?

    Comment by Drownedpuppy (@Downpuppy) — November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

  7. I’m with billy. I’m only disappointed that this time the strip does not refer to him by the full honorific “Trainer Rick Scott.” I’m also wondering if– with Soto out and the drive stalling– Palooka will magically become a tackle. Tackle? Guard? Merely two completely different positions.

    Comment by vaganova — November 1, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

  8. I remember when the Giants’ center, Ray Wietecha, retired, and Greg Larson was moved over from guard. It took only a matter of a month or so for the (seasoned professional) to make the transition.

    Comment by vaganova — November 1, 2017 @ 12:09 pm

  9. Typical HS trainer..”yep…you are hurt…be sure to follow-up with your own doctor..”

    Comment by franku2016 — November 1, 2017 @ 2:16 pm

  10. Why is Mike holding his face mask while throwing in P1? Strange technique. I don’t know too many NFL players with the number 71. Maybe the most obscure number. But Rick looks as big as friggin’ Russ Grim walking off the field with Trainer Rick Scott. Geez, give him a mic and he’d be as big as Teddy Pendegrass. “YOU GOT! YOU GOT! YOU GOT WHAT I NEED!!!” Throw the panties on the stage. I hope my recollection of Eddie Murphy went well.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 1, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

  11. I can think of a few NFL players who wore #71: Bill Pickel and Charles Mann immediately spring to mind, as well as a guy who was only pawn in game of life.

    Why does Filllllllllllllllllllion have four eyes?

    Comment by teenchy — November 1, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

  12. The Giants’ Bob Lurtsema was no skin of a sausage as #71 either.

    Comment by vaganova — November 1, 2017 @ 10:31 pm

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