This Week in Milford

December 3, 2018

Remember When You Dig A Hole It’s Two You Gon’ Dig

Filed under: The Bucket, What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 7:37 am


Surprise! There are at least two more football games to be played.

In today’s installment, Andre Ruffin is committing the classic sports sin of “looking past” the next game in anticipation to a showdown with a rival. In his estimation, the Tilden win is a foregone conclusion. In sports cliché fashion, an upset at the hands of Tilden is all but guaranteed. Of course, this analysis is presented in the utter vacuum of knowledge that is Gil Thorp where we have no idea of the relative strengths and weaknesses of teams in the Valley Conference. Sometimes, Marty or Marjie will pop in to give us a “tale of the tape” synopsis of an upcoming game, but we have none of that. We’ve been busy around here with the film crew.

Speaking of the film crew, I can’t help thinking about Clark and Leonard. Did they not earn a celebratory meal at the bucket with their cinematography and fancy getaway driving? Now that Joe Bolek is in solid with Tiki and Andre, what about Clark and Leonard? Do they have carte blanche to hang out in the Bolek media room and watch all the crap that pretentious Joe won’t allow?

Another point of interest here is Andre’s answer to Tiki about the rivalry with Valley Tech. It’s something that goes back to ’61! If we’re just going to dick around here, how about fleshing that out a bit, Rubin? I don’t have the benefit of a Gil Thorp football treasury or online archive to get the story. For now, the story is “they take cheap shots”. It’s more of the same: Other country clubs outside Milford turn a blind eye to cheating in golf tournaments, New Thayer High harbors violent gangs and Valley Tech are cheap shot artists. We get it.


  1. I think Andre’s “class of ’61” comment was just a way of dismissively saying “They’ve been our rivals for a long time and I don’t really know or care why”.

    Comment by billytheskink — December 3, 2018 @ 8:24 am

  2. Also, football season has typically gone on until Christmas for MHS, although I don’t know who that they would play against, since pretty much every HS in the country is done with their seasons by then.

    Comment by franku2016 — December 3, 2018 @ 10:09 am

  3. billy is almost certainly right. 1961 was my third year of reading GT, and I don’t remember specific opponents that far back. Mfnrd was still in Connecticut in those days, though it was every bit as midwestern as it is today.

    Comment by vaganova — December 3, 2018 @ 10:10 am

  4. Wasn’t ’61 the year when Zip Gust graduated ?

    Comment by Howard S Sample — December 3, 2018 @ 12:44 pm

  5. Zip Gust was for real a name? Wow, instant shoe in for the Hall of Name!

    I love panel three with the Milford Male Dominance Fisty Smashy thing. Put that on a t-shirt and there is strong chance I’d think about buying it before thinking better of the idea.

    Comment by timbuys — December 3, 2018 @ 2:18 pm

  6. Wow! Ruffin looks really emotional and pissed in P3, sort of like Forrest Whitaker character in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Comment by franku2016 — December 3, 2018 @ 2:54 pm

  7. teenchy guilty of
    premature celebration
    why does this go on?

    The youngest member of the Class of 1961 who might still be around to tell the tale, barring Doogie Howser-like shenanigans, would be 74-75 years old at minimum. Are we due a return of Herk the Mauler?

    Comment by teenchy — December 3, 2018 @ 6:26 pm

  8. Indeed Frank. “I can’t believe what they did to Jefferson’s car! He’s gonna annihilate them!”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 3, 2018 @ 8:21 pm

  9. What the hell happened in 1961 that kids who were born in 2002 are still talking about it? Whatever it is, it must be in the goddamn history books!

    I work at a university and believe me when I tell you that for today’s college underclassman, nothing noteworthy ever happened in the annals of history before the year 2007 AD….

    Comment by hitorque — December 4, 2018 @ 10:10 am

  10. @franku2016 Ah, yes… Football back when you could still hit somebody! Thanks for that wonderful jaunt down memory lane!

    Comment by hitorque — December 4, 2018 @ 12:42 pm

  11. Apropos of nothing: Doubt me if you want, but I SWEAR TO CHRIST THIS HAPPENED — At a stop light the other night an SUV with Ohio plates pulled up ahead of me, and on the back window I saw stickers for “Milford High Volleyball”, “Milford High Wrestling” and “Milford High Soccer”(!) What are the chances of that??

    I always thought of Milford, Ohio of being in the middle of nowhere, but evidently it’s right outside Cincinnati… Milford, Nebraska is the one way out in BFE….

    And the less said about Milford, Mass, the better…

    Comment by hitorque — December 4, 2018 @ 12:53 pm

  12. There is a Milford IL team too, however, too small for regular 11 man teams so they play in 8-man co-op leagues.

    Comment by franku2016 — December 4, 2018 @ 2:59 pm

  13. […] Where’s the burial? […]

    Pingback by But Did Milford Beat Tilden? | This Week in Milford — December 5, 2018 @ 11:59 am

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