This Week in Milford

October 9, 2019

Rock Around the (Poor) Clock (Management)

Filed under: actual action, exposition comics, football, Gil Thorp, Just plain sad, Tilden — teenchy @ 8:36 am


WDIG Newsflash: This just in: As a gesture to honor the memory of the late Bull Bushka, Milford High to change the nickname of its football team from the Mudlarks to the Scapegoats… Wait, what’s that?… They’re only giving that nickname to their backup running back? Never mind. Back to our regularly scheduled broadcast.

Geez, good thing Rubin remembered to give us the score yesterday, a week and a half into this game. We never saw any scoring plays so how we got to 19-14 is anybody’s guess. We also never saw Gil burn through all of his second half timeouts, or implement the game plan for the second-string running back to get the ball on every play.  He might have had Schuring look a little further downfield on fourth and long, but maybe Charlie saw Gabe Salazar overrule Gil’s play call in the huddle and thought he’d do the same thing.

No matter. Charlie missed it by that much and now that the Tilden game is over, the blame game can begin.


  1. Thank you for remembering Coach Bushka, who somehow had more playoff/playdown appearances in the last decade at perennially awful Westview High than Gil has had.

    Comment by billytheskink — October 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am

  2. Well, there goes another team goal down the drain…second place in the Valley looks pretty unreachable at this point. Hard to believe too, with all this awesome coachin’ going on. Throw it past, rather than in front of the 1st down marker?…nah….throw it near the sideline to stop the clock?…nah….let a guy who never plays run it in the middle of the field on damn near every play, which also keeps the clock moving?…ok..that works…

    Comment by franku2016 — October 9, 2019 @ 9:19 am

  3. Chet yelled ‘“Maybe if Thorp could control his roid rage coach he wouldn’t be calling the officials zebras! Then Charlie would have gotten a better spot resulting in a first down!” Maybe Chet is right. Those zebras are awfully thin skinned.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 9, 2019 @ 9:33 am

  4. Who made the ‘Milford Rocks’ sign? The kindergartners from Milford Midgets jr. football program?

    Comment by franku2016 — October 9, 2019 @ 12:13 pm

  5. 4th and 7 with the game on the line??

    Yeah sure, Captain Checkdown !! Throw it to the RB in the flat and make him try to get 8 yards! Jaggoffs…

    Comment by Hitorque — October 11, 2019 @ 11:19 am

  6. @billytheskink. Well to be fair, Gilberto has always been a shit coach who inexplicably gets a wealth of all-state talent that usually wins in spite of his coaching, not because of it…

    Comment by Hitorque — October 11, 2019 @ 11:22 am

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