This Week in Milford

January 5, 2018


Filed under: basketball, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 8:05 pm

So now Gil finally realizes its January 5 and he has no idea who will be on his basketball roster. Hey Gil– use one of the centers as a power forward. Then take the biggest guard and make him a small forward (like I was. My game was most like Brad Sellers – good outside shot, good free throw shooter, didnt rebound or play much defense except for some rough fouls that made up for my lack of talent in that area.)

So yesterday Gil told Marty he had 5 football players on his roster; now he tells Kaz he only has 2 football bodies. What happened to the other 3 between last week and today? Did they shrivel up overnight like old pumpkins? ( Reminds me I need to throw out my pumpkins from Halloween that are still sitting in the garage) And what about Rick Soto? Not a football body? What the hell was he on the football team for then??

And a new character – Primo – reminds me of my dads old friend Primo Ribeck. His name meant ‘First’. I didnt know him from Adam til my dad retired in 1982 and started playing in 2 golf leagues a week. I joined him when I could, as my job at the time was mostly evenings. The Friday group included Primo, who was a short guy who could putt better then me and gave me some good golf tips I still remember. He also had an electric cart that would ride ahead of him as he strode down the fairway with 3 clubs in his hand. He played fast for a short guy. But he always told me – “We wait for everyone else then we hurry. We’ll make them (the group behind us) wait for us.” Good advice. Rest in peace Primo. Your name lives on in Gil Thorp.



  1. Pete De Windt? Isn’t he in about 15th grade by now?

    Comment by Philip — January 5, 2018 @ 9:08 pm

  2. robmize, is it too much to ask Thorpiverse to make the basketball players look like they’re actually engaging in BASKETBALL, as long as we’re gonna run the gamut of a team from football players to members of the Mudlark rowing squad?
    In P1, the P. A. system is presumably piping in Talking Heads and the players are jammin’ to “Burning Down The House” and “Once in a Lifetime.” Yeah, ‘same as it ever was’ just about sums up the last 3-4 months. Gil and Kaz must’ve ran ’em in the ground on 3-on-2 drills and the players are just cuttin’ loose.
    And who the blankety-blank has basketball tryouts in JANUARY????? Right now, our high school is about at the halfway point of the regular season. Only in Thorpiverse do they bail out bad overused overextended plots with sports seasons entrenched in Fantasyland. Didn’t wrap up a fumigated storyline until well after Christmas, Gil? No problemo, we’ll just erase the scripted start of basketball season and you just name the date. Keep in mind if you run over into baseball, you’ll have to choose a sport. Can only beat one dead horse at a time.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 5, 2018 @ 9:36 pm

  3. He’s steady Pete De Windt, not swift Pete De Windt

    Comment by Aldrich Therabloat® (@Downpuppy) — January 5, 2018 @ 9:39 pm

  4. Judging by today’s illustrations, it’s obvious that nobody in Milford has an ass. Flat backsides everywhere!

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 5, 2018 @ 11:34 pm

  5. I don’t play golf but I sure as hell wouldn’t have minded spending time with Primo Ribeck. Sounds like quite a character.

    Comment by timbuys — January 6, 2018 @ 11:41 am

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