This Week in Milford

February 11, 2019

Nice Attacking

Filed under: actual action, basketball, freak hands — nedryerson @ 9:13 am


In lieu of any actual girls’ basketball action this year, it looks like we’ll have at least one panel of cheerleader action. Today’s cheerleaders are played by a young Lily Tomlin, Claire Danes and Anna Paquin. (I’m basing this casting on overbite, nose and tooth gap, respectively.)

As far as the game, it looks like Mike Filion and the Stovepipe Sophomore carried the team to victory. Yay!

As Mike hoists the ball into the air in celebration (or he’s trying to disable a drone that’s spying on him), what’s that other crouching Mudlark in Panel 3 up to? Is he about to tackle Mike?


  1. The art today is terrifying. The pack in the first panel look ready to rend the flesh from the player they deem tastiest. The second panel is 90% behind the rim. Instead of blocking the shot, Stovepipe is slamming the little guy into the wall. I guess the inker was desperate for a win, since it’s mid-February, so why not all the !!!! in 3?

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — February 11, 2019 @ 10:46 am

  2. And just like that, Fillion’s anxiety and depression is cured. Turns out it was just playing for the shitty team that he’s on and being on the receiving end of the constant ass-kicking that they were subjected to. Also turns out that Ricky Bobby Robby is correct in that Gil can’t coach for shit. Those kids getting suspended just sort of fell into his lap and forced him to rework his lineup; he never would have considered it otherwise.

    Comment by franku2016 — February 11, 2019 @ 12:35 pm

  3. Ned, got a story somewhat along with the haps including today’s strip.
    Anyone who knew Bob Knight KNEW that academics came FIRST. I always liked his stance on the subject and was quick to give the axe to anyone where basketball took precedence over studying. A graduation rate well over 90% attests to that way of thinking.
    So when Jim Crews, who played for Knight(’76 Champion team member although his PT amounted to peanuts(ha)), began coaching Evansville Aces, he eventually ran across a player named Reed Crafton. Excellent shooting guard, quick as a hiccup, great on defense, lousy student. In fact, he didn’t really show up for class and, of course, got in Crews’ dog house. I don’t think he kicked him off the team but he was suspended for a while. This drew a letter to the sports editor from some old man who said “…the penalty is too severe. That’s going to cost the Aces at least a couple of games, maybe more …”
    Sure, it doesn’t matter if he winds up in a soup kitchen because going to school went the way of The Fonz, as long as he wins the Ring for ol’ Jock U. We’ll send him to Montessori Academy later, assuming he still has scholarship money.
    What was ironic was his mom was a school teacher. She was shocked when she found out what happened and backed Crews COMPLETELY.
    Need more of that in college and high school athletics.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 11, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

  4. Do you remember being in HS or college and one your buddies asks you to go on a double date with him and some hot chick that he’s interested in but the catch is that he has to bring a buddy with him to be a date for his date’s “girlfriend” that you ‘ve never met? The girl to far right in P1 would be the hot chick’s “girlfriend”.

    Comment by franku2016 — February 11, 2019 @ 2:57 pm

  5. Frank, I’m sure she has a great personality if you just get to know her.

    Comment by timbuys — February 11, 2019 @ 4:55 pm

  6. You say tackle, Ned, and to me it looks like he’s going to give Confused Kettlehead Boy a pantsing.

    Comment by Prof. Anthrax — February 11, 2019 @ 9:13 pm

  7. Thank you, thank you, my prediction last week that the depleted Mudlarks would win this game did indeed come true.
    I also predict NFL games, state lotto numbers, and next month’s weather, and also do balloon animals for kids’ birthday parties. Call me.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — February 12, 2019 @ 12:43 am

  8. They switched from basketball to volleyball in P3

    Comment by franku2016 — February 12, 2019 @ 10:33 am

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