This Week in Milford

January 12, 2018

Chances of this storyline being any good – Nada.

Filed under: basketball, Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 6:12 pm

This thread is already unraveling with Primo showing his shooting form in the office; it dont mean a damn thing if you’re laying bricks on the court. Only in comic strip land can Primo be eligible this season anyway. Transfers in our world have to sit out a semester.

If he started class today – how the hell is he just now wandering into Gils office? Why isnt he ….IN CLASS??? Gil is a dope. Oh just start whenever you want. I keep my students here all summer and then they play football til New Years Day. Who needs a calendar or a watch?


Now for a parody song based on another parody song I heard the other day about the Bears new O-line coach Harry Hestand. The tune is REM’s Stand from 1988.

Gil Thorp what do you do at wooork?

Cant coach Larks

Any old direction would do fine but you dont have the time

Gil Thorp You’re not doing good woork–

Cant find guards

Think about your coaching wonder why your team is the worst.

Soto cant play

His uncle’s a scum

The veer is a joke

The games are not fun

Marty is gonna put you on the ground

When Heather steps in, your career is done.

Gil Thorp what do you do at woork?

Cant use Case

Pick a new direction may we suggest towards the defense

Gil Thorp you’re not doing good wooork–

Cant find backs

Think about the running game and please try to make it suck less.













  1. Oh, come on, robmize, a teenager practically exiled from the Caribbean area who talks like Ted Turner and is doing his darndest to cover his Captain America leotard plopping into eligibility with Houdini deftness(I think it’s safe to say his first class isn’t Spanish 101 or History of Latin American Literature), then magically appearing on the bench as a fifth wheel on a team top-heavy with guards will get the Good Housekeeping seal every time. It’s like Westworld. Nothing can go wrong. Is Yul Brynner one of the assistants? See? Rest my case.
    BTW, GREAT take on the situation at hand, using REM to manhandle the plot stumbling out of the gate. The lyrics were FUNNY. But seriously, Yul is programmed not to shoot anyone in the stands. Okay, he might pull the trigger if the refs make a bad call but the fans are safe.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 12, 2018 @ 7:55 pm

  2. Dumb ass Gil needs George Mikan to win or he’s screwed. Hey Gil, ever hear of a full court press? That’s what teams overloaded with guards do. And shoot threes.
    Nice call on the billionaire hillbilly Ted Turner, T Drew. He once managed the Atlanta Braves for a game, maybe more. Well, he may be a good businessman, but he’s no Leo Durocher. What do you expect from a turd who married Hanoi Jane.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — January 12, 2018 @ 8:40 pm

  3. Gil Being Gil…

    “Please tell me you like baseball” because, like Marty says, I can’t find enough players and in order to post a winning season, I have to have players dropped into my lap from above.”


    “Next time you take in a refugee from a huge natural disaster, couldn’t you find a taller one?”

    Don’t worry. After a brisk losing streak all but seals the basketball team’s fate, Gil (or more likely Kaz) will do five minutes of Googling and discover the idea of a full-court press and heavy emphasis on the three. The Mudlarks will go on a tear, with Primo leading the charge, but it won’t be enough to get them in the playdowns.

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 12, 2018 @ 10:42 pm

  4. Wonder if Jorge got that shooting form by practicing with paper towels. Too soon?

    Comment by teenchy — January 13, 2018 @ 6:05 am

  5. Bravo on the song parody. I don’t know how you guys pull those off.

    Comment by timbuys — January 13, 2018 @ 8:50 am

  6. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Jive Turkey. You da man. As long as I’ve got humorblock(it happens-ha) for the moment, let me expound upon your excellent point on Captain Outrageous a little further.
    He did, indeed, manage the Atlanta Braves in 1977 for 1 game until Chub Feeney, the National League President, and Bowie Kuhn, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, both at the time, ordered him to cease and desist. The reasoning was essentially that while intensely wanting to see your team succeed was very admirable, the way he went about it was making a mockery of the game. I have always admired Turner’s chutzpah but it was tough to argue the point. Sending Dave Bristol, Manager at the time on a so-called scouting trip, in reality a combo exile-sabbatical, while Turner was making the lineup for that night’s game against the Dodgers or the Reds was, indeed, really a travesty and an embarrassment if you were a Braves fan. They didn’t call him Captain Outrageous for nothing.
    Then in ’76, during a God-awful badly-played game(can’t remember who they played), Turner had seen enough, got out of his seat and went STRAIGHT to the P. A. system and spent 15-20 minutes talking about how embarrassed he was about how terrible the Braves were playing, replete with errors and poor hitting, and horrible pitching, and said that fans who showed up in future games would get in free until the Braves won again. As if on cue, the Braves won the next day. But it does point out(LOVED Hanoi Jane, BTW) how he would stop at nothing to see things succeed. He made millions and millions doing it that way so I gotta admire the modus operandi but I also see your point, there IS something called common sense. Good that you brought that up.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 13, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

  7. Is Ted Turner in second place for owner-manager wins behind Connie Mack??

    Comment by rowdyman — January 13, 2018 @ 12:38 pm

  8. T. Drew, do you remember when Ted sent Andy Messersmith out to the mound wearing jersey #17 with “CHANNEL” on the back? Claimed that was his nickname. That WTBS was Channel 17 in Atlanta was just a coinkydink.

    Comment by teenchy — January 13, 2018 @ 2:23 pm

  9. teenchy, YES, Lordy, what a memory!!!!!! It was hilarious to see this guy basically a pawn for somebody’s advertising while pitching in a game. My dad lived in Atlanta for a while and they had the games on local TV before the Superstation era. My dad and I just couldn’t believe it. Andy just pitched as if was another day at the office. Of course, the National League shot THAT ONE down, for obvious reasons. But Ted Turner took the town by storm, good or bad. Things were dull at Fulton County Stadium after the hoopla of the Hank Aaron home run in ’74. There’d be nights my dad would take us to the games after work(he was self-employed, still is now) and we’d walk right in, about the 3rd or 4th Inning, without having to pay and while realizing that happens perhaps at a lot of ballparks, it again showed the aura that died off from the home run chase and pretty much stayed that way until Captain Outrageous took over. It was never a dull moment with him at the helm. Great point, teenchy. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 13, 2018 @ 4:06 pm

  10. Touché, rowdyman. I dont remember if Ted won but if he did, he certainly should be in the Top Ten, if nothing else(ha).

    Another good story in Atlanta Braves lore involved a pitcher named Pascual Perez who came to the Braves in 1982 via a trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Because he was unfamiliar with the area, he went berserk when he missed his exit that led to the ball park. Since he was on I-285, the loop around Atlanta, he figured he could just circle around and come back to the exit he needed to take. Problem was, anybody who has traveled extensively/lived in Atlanta knows the Perimeter takes FOREVER(64 miles) which was terribly onerous on someone new to the city. Finally, because he was on fumes with his car, he desperately pulled into a convenience store gas station, comes up to the attendant and, knowing basically 10 words of English and with little money, shouts in his heavy accent “I peech for At-LAHNTA-tah Brrrafes!!!!!!!!!” Of course, several people thought he was a crackpot but I believe the attendant or one of the customers recognized him and loaned him some money so he could get the gas he needed plus much-needed directions to Fulton County Stadium. He arrived 10 minutes late to the ball park, and consequently, Phil Niekro, the knuckleballer, was already pitching on an emergency start which he eventually won against the Montreal Expos. It DID lighten the atmosphere surrounding the team which found itself mired in some bad losing streaks and DEFINITELY helped the team play better en route to the National League West title that year. As for Pascual, he was nicknamed Perimeter Perez or more commonly, I-285 Perez. He even had I-285 sewn on the back of his warm-up jacket which they showed LIBERALLY on TV. He was a character of the game BUT a good pitcher too. That slender frame was very deceiving. The man could pitch.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 13, 2018 @ 4:35 pm

  11. […] case with Jorge, but today he doesn’t appear to be the best pitcher on the Mudlarks.  Maybe that skinny kid can jump kid but his pitches can’t. Gil may be giving Jorge the hook in P2; from here it looks like […]

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