This Week in Milford

January 6, 2020

The Harding, They Fall?


The Lady Mudlarks are squaring off against the Lady Raiders from Warren, Ohio. Neal has been pitting Milford against teams in Eastern Ohio lately. Maybe he’s going to retire to Cleveland.

As much as we sometimes gripe about a lack of sports action in Gil Thorp. I must admit that three panels of nothing but sports action can leave me with little inspiration to comment. The floors are shiny. The ponytails are out in force. Alexa looks like she’s actually executing a layup in the first panel. The other two panels show aggressive defense. OMG, it’s like fundamental basketball. That’s good, right?

Well, good luck Alexa and gang. Repel those Raiders!


  1. I don’t have nuch to sy about the basketball either, but wandered across a page of pictures for TDrews next tale of Evansville –

    Comment by 37 Feral Hogs a Leaping (@Downpuppy) — January 6, 2020 @ 7:38 am

  2. Downpuppy, great photos of the west side of Evansville. Lotta history involved. Good to see Small Business America is still alive and well. A blemish on that scene was the Studio Art Theater which was a place that showed only x-rated movies and I mean ta tell ya, Pilgrim, only the perverts of the Evansville Metro area walked into that building. It was finally and mercifully and thankfully torn down.
    Again, I’m treadin’ a little lightly as the photographer was one of our union stewards at TJ Maxx Distribution Center for ages and the dude was one of those instrumental in negotiating for our benefits at the bargaining table, which were excellent. Good man.
    But it in no way undermines the appreciation of your presentation. Excellent job, My Man. I enjoyed every photo and you DEFINITELY captured the essence of one the more unique places in America. You da Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — January 6, 2020 @ 10:02 am

  3. GT is definitely better when R-dub sticks to actual sports action instead of these asinine side stories of late.

    Comment by franku20166 — January 6, 2020 @ 10:14 am

  4. TDrew, those are Darren Ziliak’s photos. (Why am I not surprised you know him?) I just ran into a link he posted at Balloon Juice.

    But Pilgrim? That was a Boston theater that opened for vaudeville in 1912, faded into burlesque, showed movies for a few years and ended its days as a pornhouse, closing in 1996.

    Comment by 37 Feral Hogs a Leaping (@Downpuppy) — January 6, 2020 @ 12:18 pm

  5. Minus points:

    That narration box in panel three is coming to the rescue of a trainwreck of artwork depicting that Lady Mudlark’s legs.

    Lotta empty courtside seats in panel two.

    Comment by timbuys — January 6, 2020 @ 12:52 pm

  6. The single greatest piece of written parody in history, the National Lampoon 1964 High School Yearbook Parody (which also provided a lot of the character names for Animal House) was the supposed high school yearbook for C. Estes Kefauver High in Dacron, Ohio. The Kefauver Kangaroos played in the same conference with Warren G. Harding High, whose team name in the yearbook was the Harding Hyenas, not the Raiders.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — January 6, 2020 @ 1:43 pm

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