This Week in Milford

June 15, 2019

I Bet No One’s Said That to the Blues or Raptors


In the real world, this past week saw league championships won by franchises that had never won them before: the NHL’s St. Louis Blues and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors (contrary to popular belief, not named for Brent and Jolene Raptor). I always enjoy seeing first-time champs; I think it’s good for the sports. It’s one of the reasons I’ve been pulling for a Mariners-Nationals World Series for the past fifteen years. Both the Blues and the Raptors won on the road and, while it’s not the same as winning on home ice/court, it didn’t diminish the joy in their respective fan bases.

In the Thorpiverse, it’s not like the fans have been packing the bleachers to watch the Lady Mudlarks rip through the Valley. If anything, the TCFS scandal that wasn’t may have alienated large chunks of the student body. Since we seldom see the stands in any Milford baseball/softball action, it’s hard to say. My guess is that the Lady Mudlarks return to campus to three cheers and a tiger and a big TCFS banner honoring them for winning, for reading Animal Farm, and for passing out spirit buttons to anyone who asks nicely.

Today’s strip doesn’t have the feeling of a story wrap-up, but it does have some foreshadowing in the form of Jocelynn’s twisted ankle as she crosses the plate. Just enough of an injury to get the girls knocked out in the first round of the playdowns but not enough to end the self-congratulation. Maybe Mimi can lord it over Gil this summer; it’s no state championship but it’s the most recent championship either Thorp has brought back to Milford.

metapost, kinda: Mea culpa for getting it wrong earlier this week that Linda was going to David’s to break up with him. I still don’t give them much longer.


  1. Must be the swagger of asinine shit like hats, stuffed hippos, and comic-con that makes them winners

    Comment by franku2016 — June 15, 2019 @ 9:51 am

  2. Teenchy,

    P1: “Whew!!!!!!!!! Glad that’s over!!!!!!! Coach, I gotta hit a Port-a-Pot!!!!!!”
    “Sure, there’s one behind Valley Tech’s bleachers.”

    The scenery in P2 is keepin’ it real, I’ll give ’em that. BOO-YAH!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by tdrewhardin — June 15, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

  3. It’s really not nice to give us the extra day of imagining what lame surprise party the skull is throwing for these girls.
    These will be balloons. And buttons. Sadly, no live hippo to remind us that they’re the most dangerous large animals in the world.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — June 16, 2019 @ 6:18 am

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