This Week in Milford

September 22, 2018

Don’t Look So Excited, Jason


Jason looks as though he’d rather be keeping wicket for the Croydon Gentlemen as Kaz readies him to go over the top, then under the bus.  If this is the same Jason (Weibe) who just scored a touchdown on the last drive, why put one of your offensive weapons at risk like that?  I get that he’s a tight end and, unlike Heather Burns, probably has enough size to hold his own on the line, but still: we’ve seen no exposition that he’s practiced at the position.  How many elbows does Kaz have to get his arm around Jason’s shoulder like that?

Speaking of the anatomically implausible, is Sam Finn rolling on his own ankle as he reaches for the felt electric football?   That’ll set up a Weibe-to-Malouf punting combo even more disastrous than the last two.  There are obvious answers here, first being have the Mudlarks’ regular center snap the ball directly to Sam, who can take a two-step drop and and quick-kick.  If Milford operates out of the shotgun from time to time, the center should be used to snapping the ball a greater distance than a conventional snap, which would give Sam even more room for a quick-kick.

This will give Marty, now sporting cupcake liners in his headset, prime fodder for his postgame show.  How could Gil, Kaz, Steve & co. put such an ill-prepared special teams unit on the field?  Did they spend too much time on baseball?

metapost: The slow-motion disaster post-Hurricane Florence continues to unfold in Bakst country.  We no longer get a bonfire in Milford, but down there is a bonfire that’s having its own share of troubles.  Again, if any of you TWIMers were in the path of Florence and are dealing with the aftermath, holler at us and let us know you’re alright.


  1. I very sincerely hope we get a continuation of Marty’s commentary on Monday where he turns what presently is a generally positive comment into a sick burn on Gil. Bonus points if the burn is a non-sequitur.

    Comment by timbuys — September 22, 2018 @ 12:40 pm

  2. Seeing all these bad snaps and busted plays makes me think of a moment in the most lopsided college game ever, when Georgia Tech beat Cumberland 222-0, in effect scoring every time they touched the ball. Late in the game, the Cumberland tailback fumbled. The ball bounced toward a teammate, and the tailback shouted “Pick it up!”

    The teammate replied “Pick it up hell, you dropped it…”

    Comment by vaganova — September 22, 2018 @ 3:16 pm

  3. Vagnova, yes the story of that game was one of my favorites from a book I had titled Stange but True College Football Stories. The constant gaffes by Larks special teams all starts at the top

    Comment by franku2016 — September 22, 2018 @ 3:51 pm

  4. Kaz, Boone, Shaw et al.: “Gil, that punter is a disaster. What’s your backup plan?”

    Gil: “Backup plan… backup plan… Dang, I knew I forgot something!”

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 22, 2018 @ 10:15 pm

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