This Week in Milford

August 26, 2019

Practice Interrupted

Filed under: Coach Kaz, Coach Shaw, football, Gil Thorp, Steve Boone — nedryerson @ 5:33 am


It’s such a shame that the peaceful afternoon practice was interrupted. We could have had so much more practice and delved more deeply into the development of the Mudlarks depth chart.

I think that’s Steve Boone in the second panel, but we can’t see his arms because Gil is excitedly announcing the health status of the Finn family. Why is Gil so excited? Because he’s off the hook for serving greasy meat bombs during a hot practice. At least until Marjie is diagnosed with ptomaine poisoning.


  1. Seeing as how viruses certainly aren’t contagious, we all have nothing to worry about after being in close proximity to Sam.

    Comment by timbuys — August 26, 2019 @ 6:16 am

  2. Gil has that weasel-like look on his face because he keep’s gettin’ over. First, by having HvB take care of his Tiki problem, for no charge, while he goofs off on the golf course, and now by having this kid conveniently “have some virus storming their house” rather than being overworked in the hot sun or eating maggot-covered red meat in a sugar-based sauce prior to practicing in the hot sun. Yep, life is good for Gil right now.

    Comment by franku2016 — August 26, 2019 @ 9:12 am

  3. So… the last week of strips has been completely pointless?

    Coming up tomorrow: A fire alarm forces the evacuation of MHS. Four days of evacuation later: False alarm!

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 26, 2019 @ 11:01 am

  4. Oh, good. The fall story will be about Ebola.

    Comment by Philip — August 26, 2019 @ 11:10 am

  5. P3: “I see trees of green, red roses too…
    …and I say to myself
    What a wonderful woooorrrrrllllldddddd…”

    Ned, I was going to go the Brubeck route with “Summer Sky” but Desmond wouldn’t play sax out in the Milford miasma. Essence of Cool.

    Today’s headline in the Milford Enquirer
    “Joe Morello Taken To Milford General After Collapsing While Playing ‘Take Five’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    sub headline
    “I knew I should have passed on that tuna burger at Gil’s picnic. The mayo didn’t agree with me.”

    RIP, Joe Morello. You are one of my favorite drummers and a musician I deeply respect. May your memories continue FOREVER. You da Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — August 26, 2019 @ 3:11 pm

  6. “Summer SONG”. My bad. Too many sloppy joes. If I’m not careful, I’m going to ride beside Finn to Milford General.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — August 26, 2019 @ 3:24 pm

  7. […] games”) with a ginned up version of Sam Finn’s trip to the ER. (Sam collapsed because a virus was spreading around at home…or that’s what Gil would have us believe wink […]

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  8. […] joes Runnin’ the two-a-day drills Then Sam Finn passed out and had to go Whose fault? Sure wasn’t Gil’s Junior Mudlark tailback Charlie Roh Had the job in his hat Got showed up by some old sophomore That […]

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