This Week in Milford

March 9, 2018

Its not gonna work

Filed under: basketball, Gil Thorp, Marty Moon, Steve Luhm's Ghost Mops These Floors — robmize2013 @ 8:31 pm

Marty appeals to Gil to stop the shenanagans behind him so he can do his broadcast in peace and quiet. Where’s his analyst by the way? Paul Strange? It would help if he had a partner in crime so to speak, or even a sound man. Dont most radio broadcasts need several people to make it work from a remote location like a basketball arena?  Is Marty really doing this alone? If so how? Any radio experts out there who can help? I’ve been in the stands and seen people doing radio broadcasts up high in the stands (also High School Cube works like this).

How about 3 panels that not only move the plot along, they make sense. A completely normal exchange given the situation. Marty could ask the PA announcer or the school officials to quiet the students, but pretty much anything goes at these games unless it gets physical. Chanting and group demonstrations in the stands are pretty much ok. I think Marty will have to deal with this between games. He may want to move his location to another part of the arena next time, but it may not work. Good stuff for a change!



  1. As one of us pointed out earlier this week, Marty’s headset and mic should allow him to be heard over just about any disruption. Now, the chants might be audible enough to embarrass Marty, but not enough to drown him out.

    And yeah, asking the coach to help out is the wrong move, but it does give us a classic Gil Thorp dick move, so all’s good.

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 9, 2018 @ 10:31 pm

  2. Indeed John S. Gil Thorp, even after rehab, classic angry drunk.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 10, 2018 @ 3:03 am

  3. Like Carole King used to croon, “I feel the earth move under my feet/I feel the sky tumb-el-in’ downnnnnn”

    I mean MARTY MOON ON HIS HANDS AND KNEES TO GIL BEGGING FOR MERCY?????? If Thorpiverse is desperate for plotline ideas, could it at least make the idea halfway believable? It’s The End of the World As We Know It if Marty gets bailed out by Good Samaritan Thorp and Marty, right before Mudlark Baseball season starts in July tells Gil
    “Coach, I know I’ve been an asshole to you for 60 years but I want to make restitution and to show there’s no hard feelings I am setting up a Marty Moon Scholarship Fund to help your kids with your kids’ education.”
    Well, I think you get the general idea. And to show that the best-laid plans of Mice and Marty might go awry, further confirming the unwieldiness of what’s going on so far, let’s look into the crystal ball when Marty is still ramrodding his Scholarship idea at Gil and Gil’s son is a senior in high school
    “Thanks for the largesse, Marty, but my son is going to Milford Trade School to study to be a welder.”

    This week’s headline in the Milford Enquirer

    “Marty Crawls Back to Peaches!!!!!!!! Town of Milford Noticing a Pattern!!!!!!!!!!!”
    “Gil Thorp: ‘It was unnecessary to kiss me on the head. I would help anyone whose car had a flat tire. Marty could ride with the equipment manager in the back of the bus.'”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 10, 2018 @ 11:22 am

  4. I really thought this plot held promise, and perhaps it does. But right now it reminds me of Ford’s Commerce Secretary Frederick Dent describing the economy’s performance as “sideways waffling.” Now I don’t know much about basketball except that it’s a winter game, played, in my experience, in overheated gyms perfectly set up to spread colds and flu. But if it’s like other team games played in this country, wouldn’t it be up to the referees to decide if crowd noise, protests, etc, were interfering with a fair contest, and to take whatever action or inaction were indicated? Like others, I am confused by the fact that career pain-in-the-balls Marty turns first to Gil.

    Comment by vaganova — March 10, 2018 @ 3:15 pm

  5. vaganova, I was wondering the same thing. You’d think there’d be an athletic director to address the issue but we’re dealing with Thorpiverse, as I’m sure you’re aware, and silly plots have a way of gumming up proper procedure. And I’m like you, I did a double-take on Marty genuflecting before Gil. I’m smelling a nasty quid pro quo.

    “Sure, Marty, I’ll shut up the crowd. But ya gotta change the call letters to WGIL.” I better stop there.

    Special edition to the Milford Enquirer
    “Moon Begs Coach Thorp’s Forgiveness!!!!!!! Ring-Kissing Ceremony Will Be at 3:00PM Today in the Milford ‘B’ Gym.”

    “Pigs Seen Flying Over Downtown Milford Towards New Thayer at 11:00AM!!!!!!!!!!”

    “Elvis: ‘It Got Cold All of a Sudden Down Here in Hell. I Had to Put On That Mink Coat I Earned From The Comeback Tour.”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 10, 2018 @ 4:05 pm

  6. Here’s the deal on Monday. 750 ml bottle of Wild Turkey and Gil muzzles the protesters.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 10, 2018 @ 4:34 pm

  7. Back in my radio days, we usually did football with three or four (play-by-play, color, spotter, engineer) and for basketball we did two or three (Play-by-play. color, engineer) If we were on a telephone loop, we nixed the engineer, but needed him if we were using our repeater. Of course, that was 30 years ago, don’t know how it is, with everything being digital now.

    Comment by Ol'Froth — March 12, 2018 @ 9:49 am

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