This Week in Milford

February 5, 2020

Unwanted attention, on and off the court


I wouldn’t like attention, either, when it’s coming from someone whose attention I don’t want, who walks up to me looking like an alien host from The X-Files, and who starts making unsolicited observations and psychoanalyses about my behavior.

Rubin’s created this kind of Goofus and Gallant vibe coming from the Alexa and Chris dynamic. Alexa lets criticism go to her head while Chris lets the taunts of immature punks slide like water off a duck’s back. 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.) Chris’ blunt approach to Alexa today moves his personal needle closer to Goofus. At least he’s left Alexa an opening, probably because he knows she never takes them.

Playing quarterback to get attention is such a Pelwecki thing to do. Alexa should know that every boy who’s put his hands under center for the past five seasons has had to fill the cleats of a unicorn*  and, by extension, validate Gil’s ability as a coach. No pressure there.


*Did anybody notice that Wake Forest’s starting QB transferred to Georgia? Leaves an opening for redshirt senior True Standish.


  1. Great story so far (yeah…right). I can’t wait for the back-and-forth interaction of these two nitwits for the next 8 weeks or so until Douchey and Moon reappear to ask Gil to read off his list of baseball starters to them

    Comment by franku2016 — February 5, 2020 @ 12:38 pm

  2. So Alexa is freakishly tall, & Chris is normal at 3 inches taller. Which is…entirely within the mean difference between male & female height.
    It gives me no pleasure being right about how the stories connect.

    Comment by Downpuppy, still (@Downpuppy) — February 5, 2020 @ 5:50 pm

  3. Who talks openly and often about wanting to be the class valedictorian but also, somehow, doesn’t want to be the focus of attention? The meager bonus point I award this plot is that the obnoxious Milford High Teenager Boy so far has a gimmick mostly limited to his hair and, again, so far, is a minor character.

    Comment by timbuys — February 5, 2020 @ 9:14 pm

  4. I didn’t even like True, but even I have to admit he would have easily been a four-year starter at Wake, given he was the NUMBER THREE QB prospect in the nation, iirc…

    Comment by hitorque — February 6, 2020 @ 4:14 pm

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