This Week in Milford

September 15, 2018

Oh Snap!


Since we’ve dropped the non sequitur about student film buffs and Chekov’s crosswalk for the moment, let’s turn our attention to the practice field where Gil and his staff are turning their attention to special teams.  Let’s break down what we’re seeing here:

  1. Steve Boone is looking younger every year. Must be all that blood going to his cheeks that doesn’t have to go to his left arm anymore.  Oops, did I just say that out loud?
  2. Speaking of left arms, what the hell is going on with Gil’s? Is he supposed to be cupping his hand to his mouth or his ear? Is he signaling for a first down or is that one of those once-innocuous hand gestures that’s now some kind of secret white supremacist code signal?
  3. Sam Finn was a backup at guard for a certain greasy-haired Mudlark who shall remain nameless last season. He’ll probably get more touches than said greasy-haired player this season which leads me to…
  4. Do kids really start specializing as long snappers in high school?  Does Milford, which had to play a female ex-trainer at tight end last season, really have the kind of depth for that?  They apparently don’t have anyone who knows how to punt, which does occasionally happen on high school teams. Can Gil still not convince any soccer players to come out for the team?
  5. Why has Gil yet to retire  the jersey number of his unicorn in football cleats?

metapost: If any of you TWIMers out there live in the path of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence, please check in and let us know you’re okay.  Most of teenchy’s friends and fam in Bakst country are doing fine, some without power but none with major property damage or yet displaced from their homes.  Fingers crossed…



  1. In P3 Gil has Stretch Armstorong’s legs, Mugsy Bogues’s torso and Jethro Bodine’s brain. Fred Sanford’s ripple must be in the Gatorade cooler.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — September 15, 2018 @ 3:29 pm

  2. In two weeks, we have introduced some new characters, and established that Joe Bolek has way too much time on his hands. But no hint of any action or conflict. Rubin’s going to wind up cramming plot points into the last three days of the story again.

    Comment by Philip — September 15, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

  3. I’m haunted by the way number 11 is just staring off into the void, oblivious to his coach and teammate standing less than two feet behind him.

    Comment by timbuys — September 16, 2018 @ 9:57 am

  4. Look at that. Gil Thorp actually coaching!

    Comment by jvwalt — September 16, 2018 @ 1:39 pm

  5. teenchy, I just want to say that we all need to pray in our own way for the people caught up in the storms. Much as I like a good funny blog with the best of them, I commend your concern and hope that God is watching over these people. Let us all extend a hand to these people, even if it’s only a small token. If 1,000,000 did SOMETHING (pray, donate, help with disaster efforts, etc.) , that’s a 1,000,000 things helping the cause. Surely that’ll make a dent SOMEWHERE. It’s what The Game of Life is about.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — September 17, 2018 @ 4:11 pm

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