This Week in Milford

January 11, 2020

Now Featuring The Incredible Shrinking “GIL” Mug


After a week of actual action and actual coaching in practice, we were overdue for some actual off-court wackiness in Milford. Where else would we have expected it than the teachers’ lounge?

Today’s strip finds Gil with a horribly dislocated hip and holding a stack of papers with what looks like a pile of French fries. Cue this MHS administrative type lady coming to him with news of player grades, presumably in his role as AD. Would this have not mattered more at the beginning of the season, when grades might determine eligibility? Or does Milford have some arcane rule that if your grades start dropping, you get kicked off the team?  That might explain the underachievement all these years.

Now what is it about Alexa’s academic issues that has caused Gil’s head to bobble and his coffee mug to shrink? Could it be that Mimi’s sudden emphasis on her playing offense has Alexa distracted from the books? Or was it Mimi’s playing grab-ass and the thoughts of blowing the whistle that have shaken her? Maybe Miss Watson is tired of the computer/virtual assistant jokes and is thinking that tanking a few grades may make those jokes go away. There’s never a good reason for sabotaging your chances of leaving a tank town, so the latter is kind of doubtful.


  1. Miss Swan might not be delivering the news in the most comprehensible manner

    Comment by Downpuppy, still (@Downpuppy) — January 12, 2020 @ 8:38 am

  2. Only in Milford would it take an HOUR to email something that would take anyone else 5 minutes at most.And how are you concerned about a straight A student suddenly getting an 80% on a couple test? It takes a lot of bad for an average to drop that much after so long. My freshman year in high school I was 252nd in my class after 1 semester. When I graduated 4 years later I was 250th. Even if she dropped off a bit, I thought she only needed a C average to stay on the teams? That for an A student would require way more then anything sensible in the real world. More critique to come.

    Comment by robmize2013 — January 12, 2020 @ 11:40 am

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