This Week in Milford

October 5, 2019

Steamed Gams


“I was so steamed, I didn’t even feel it. Those little green pills you gave me before the game helped, too, Mr. Scott.”

Yeah, I couldn’t figure out why Chance’s grandparents were looking up either. I figured from the way his helmet was popping up Rock’em Sock’em Robots style, Chance might’ve started his transformation into The Hulk. Maybe they were transfixed by the sight of Marty Moon rising up from his crate to deliver a benediction. (Mighty nice of Marty’s mom to put a vanity mirror in there; makes it easier for Marty to shave.)

Good thing Chance sprained his ankle. Now Gil won’t make him run bleachers as punishment for retaliating for Tilden’s Bill Romanowski wannabe’s personal foul. Macy will miss next week’s game, either because his sprain won’t have healed in time or because Gil will bench him for the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. It’ll be interesting to see the role Chance’s anger management problems play in this arc (compared to, oh say, Barry Bader’s).

Looks like Rick Scott didn’t get the memo: this season it’s not “Uh-Oh,” it’s “Rut-Roh!” – and it’s Charlie’s cue to get into the lineup and finish the drill.



  1. Truth is, Mr. Scott, I hate playing for this clown and will do anything to get out of it. I’d rather be at home with my grandma

    Comment by franku2016 — October 5, 2019 @ 7:44 pm

  2. Uh, is the game over? We didn’t ever even get a score.

    Oh, and it’s Mr. Scott. Not Coach Scott apparently.

    Comment by timbuys — October 5, 2019 @ 8:03 pm

  3. If you didn’t feel it get your candy ass out there and play! Pud.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 5, 2019 @ 8:18 pm

  4. Teenchy, LMAO at your mirror comment.
    And you old-timers, remember that shaving commercial where the guy opens the mirror door and encounters his apartment neighbor across the medicine shelf? Advertising essentially that he has a better shave because of his blade, shaving cream(can’t remember exactly, in other words)?
    I swear, if Marty opens the door and Gil is on the other end, I am officially done with Thorpiverse.

    “So THAT’S where you’ve been hiding. Boy, you missed a doozy of a fight. BTW, you got Gillette Foam in your hair.”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — October 5, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

  5. tdrew, that was Chuck McCann! He was mentioned in one of the numerous Kevin Pelwecki arcs a couple years back.

    Comment by teenchy — October 6, 2019 @ 7:19 am

  6. This is a puzzling series of strips (“What the hell is going on here?”) We still don’t have any clear idea why Chance isolates himself, or why he’s “a year behind.” Nothing in the present explains either– he lashed out at his tormentor just as any player would. He didn’t fold up on the one hand or knife the kid on the other. Meanwhile, Chet (Pain in the Ass) Ballard is running his own show, which is hard to connect with this one. Hoping that the ghost of Knute Rockne will descend on a flaming pie and tie this all together.

    Comment by vaganova — October 6, 2019 @ 2:37 pm

  7. Teenchy, You da Man and that’s true but wasn’t there a shaving cream or shaver commercial of the same ilk where some guy has a little shadow on his face and he talks about that to his neighbor across the medicine cabinet? I believe it was around the late ’60’s, possibly early ’70’s when it happened. If you or anyone else can dig that one out, that’d be super. I believe that same guy appeared in a commercial later where his son had grown up and his dad put his foot down on his son growing a beard while living under his dad’s roof. Maybe Electric Shave but I’m not sure. Again, if anyone can help, I’m listening.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — October 6, 2019 @ 2:41 pm

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