This Week in Milford

December 22, 2018

Won’t Quit? Seems Legit


Okay, so Milford ran into a buzzsaw of a non-conference opponent in its season opener and lost by double digits. Taken in isolation, yeah, they got their stuff handed to them but in the bigger picture of a basketball season it’s not the end of the world. You learn from your mistakes and apply them to the next game. You can still win your conference and make the playdowns.

Even a mediocre coach like Gil can be given a pass on this one, which makes his extended mea culpa to Marjie a bit odd. Marjie quotes Gil verbatim in the next day’s Milford Star, which is digested over coffee by Bobby Howry the Elder (which he will be tagged until otherwise renamed) who obviously thinks otherwise.

What Bobby’s next Burma Shave billboard will read is today’s cliffhanger.  Bobby’s revenge campaign may be to get Gil canned, but to what end?  He might think he’s better qualified to coach the Mudlarks after his stint at the MILFORD RECREATION CENTER but there’s that little matter of drug dealing that may keep him out of the job.


New tag today: Coffee Cantina, the second most popular meeting place in Milford outside The Bucket.



  1. Is anyone else getting a slight sense of vertigo from the point of view in P1?

    Is that a bicycling helmet on the table in P2?

    Is Billboard Bobby making this call on a television remote control in P3?

    Comment by timbuys — December 22, 2018 @ 1:31 pm

  2. Tim, now that you’ve mentioned it, are Gil and The Thinker standing on the SIDELINES??????? Then it’s even more confusing when you take into account the volleyball serving line just above them. Believe me, I’ve had enough of a problem playing 3-dimensional chess with Dr. Spock. I don’t EVEN wanna think about going one-on-one with him in 3-D basketball. Then there’s H-O-R-S-E.
    And it’s either a bicycle helmet or the onset of another Alien movie. “Alien: The Year The Damn Thing Invades a Hangout Other Than The Bucket”
    We’ll see if it eats up Bobby and Marty Moon’s grandson in the background(60 years along in the plot, there had to be some procreation SOMEWHERE).

    Comment by tdrewhardin — December 22, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

  3. Tim,

    P1-“…let’s shoot and dunk in Crackerbox Palace,
    Knowing that Gil is well and inside of you…”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — December 22, 2018 @ 2:51 pm

  4. Its a piece of bread. On a plate.

    (I thought it was a croissant, hence did not tag it in the Pantheon of Mysterious Objects. – teenchy)

    Comment by robmize2013 — December 22, 2018 @ 9:53 pm

  5. Just in case anyone missed the significance of the new tag, I present you the Coffee Cantina throughout recent TWIM history:

    Comment by timbuys — December 23, 2018 @ 11:28 am

  6. Rob, I see your point but Teenchy beat me to it by a split second. It certainly qualifies for Pantheon of MysteriouIts Objects although on closer inspection it appears to this old-timer(ha) that is indeed a piece of bread on a plate. It looks like artwork, to me anyway, that Richie Rich would eat, top with Richest Chiffon he has in his fridge. But You da Man and I always enjoy and love readin’ your stuff.
    Tim, My Man, I am ready to raid Gil’s Christmas Party on December 25th and will have the post A LOT earlier this time(ha ha). Getting a new phone certainly helped. LOVE to do the honors on this one. Gil, Santa’s gonna cram tons of coal down your stocking, just you wait and see.
    Tim, thanks for your patience. Still having bad Yahoo issues. I am trying to work it out. You da Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — December 23, 2018 @ 4:19 pm

  7. I think we’re all convinced Irritant #1, to use the grand jury term, is Bobby Howry. Are there other candidates in the mix, such as Complete Stranger?

    If it’s Bobby, I’m a little uneasy, in that his ADHD will be associated with his behavior, when he is in fact a jerk who coincidentally has a medical condition. I am perhaps overly sensitive on this point, since like Bubba Joe Tilwell, I have a history of depression.

    Comment by vaganova — December 23, 2018 @ 9:43 pm

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