This Week in Milford

December 23, 2019

Alexa, What’s The French Word For Boredom?

Filed under: actual action, basketball, google nonsense, Where is Milford? — nedryerson @ 7:03 am


The first “actual action” of the basketball season is the Lady Mudlarks!  It’s this season’s breakout star, Alexa Watson, swatting away shots like nobody’s business. 1-0! We’re off to a terrific start.

Now for the drive back from Austintown, (part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area), Alexa is hitting the books hard. She might be finished with French and be ready to move on to German given the long drive back from the home town of the celebrated Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini*.

The really do illuminate the insides of those school buses.

Chris Schuring and the boys team are headed for Springfield (which one? we’ll never know). Chris has decided to go the David Puddy route and just stare for the ride of indeterminable length. He might have a book on tape, designed to take up the travel time. Is it Hop on Pop, or Infinite Jest? Curious onlooking Mudlarks would like to know.

Hopefully, all the TWIM readers get where they need to go safely to spend time with their loved ones for the holidays. Merry Christmas, all.

*Just as I can’t think of Youngstown, Ohio without thinking of Ray Mancini, I can’t think of Ray Mancini without thinking of the song, Boom Boom Mancini by the late, great Warren Zevon. Here’s a video of Zevon performing the song in a Boston train station in 1995:



  1. Oh God, Ned, LOVE that song(and sadly, the song is only telling the truth). And my dad lives and breathes for Zevon. You couldn’t have picked a better song for the situation at hand. Great call.

    P3-Chris is riding in the same vehicle that George Jetson takes to work, it would appear.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — December 23, 2019 @ 9:03 am

  2. And after observing “Bound for Springfield”, it’s obvious to me that Thorpiverse has been spinning a lot of Townes Van Zandt lately.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — December 23, 2019 @ 9:07 am

  3. I guess they are insinuating that Alexa is one serious dude when it comes to academics and Chris don’t GAF, which means he will be the valedictorian. Great song too, by the way

    Comment by franku2016 — December 23, 2019 @ 9:21 am

  4. With great subtlety, we are being told that Alexa is a hypercompetitive grind while Chris Schuring takes a more relaxed approach. Not that there’s anything wrong with studying on the team bus, in fact I am a multitasker myself: every morning I read the paper while eating breakfast.

    Comment by vaganova — December 23, 2019 @ 2:15 pm

  5. […] Alexa treats academics like a contact sport – or so we’re told – while Chris is much more chill when it comes to his studies. (They’re both kind of hung up on their stats, though.) […]

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