This Week in Milford

February 15, 2020

Phoebe’s Electric!


Steve Luhm, Master of the Janitorium, has been keeping the halls of Milford High so shiny that Phoebe Keener can get in some Electric Slide practice in time for the reprise of the Milford/Goshen flash mob from a few seasons back.


I could be wrong; Milford could be replacing West Allis, Wisconsin as the home of US speed skating, and Phoebe’s working on her stride. Then again maybe those are figure skating moves, as her camel game is very strong today.

Any or all of that makes as much sense as the gibberish she’s doling out to Alexa Watson. So Chris Schuring’s little secret is to be an obnoxious jerk and start cutting in front of people everywhere you go? How exactly has that worked out for him? He had a good game against Oakwood but how did that translate from Gil’s directive to “pounce”? He hasn’t pounced on that punk-ass DeMarco kid yet, much less throw his weight around the halls. Better left to his flunkies, I suppose.

Even Phoebe recognizes this little head game won’t make Alexa see herself as less of a geek. If it makes everyone else see that Alexa is a person who won’t let anyone stand in her way physically, then she and Chris are on to something. Too bad it’s not the Lady Mudlarks’ opponents who’ll see all that cutting ahead of kids in the hall. Once Alexa’s muscled her way into position there’s still that little matter of shooting the ball, which Chris’ solution conveniently glosses over.

Speaking of Phoebe and shooting and apropos of nothing, here’s a shot of an Eastern Phoebe taken by son of teenchy on one of our side trips to Bakst country not very long ago.



  1. I was watching High School Lites on NBC Sports Chicago today, which is a synopsis of key games in the Chicago area and I gotta tell ya, there’s a girl on Des Plaines IL Maine West HS who’s 6’3” and can run the floor like a guard. That’s what dipshit Alexa should be doin to improve. Improve her footwork, ball handling, and court vision, not cut some poor kid off in the lunch line or bump a kid out of her way in the hall. Rubin is out of touch, as usual

    Comment by franku2016 — February 15, 2020 @ 5:47 pm

  2. I like the shot of the bird too. I filled my feeder this morning and got the usual visitors of red bellied woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, and a winter plumed goldfinch

    Comment by franku2016 — February 15, 2020 @ 6:03 pm

  3. Sweet bird pic!

    Comment by timbuys — February 15, 2020 @ 8:25 pm

  4. Love the spiderweb in the bird picture.
    Of course I get what Phoebe is really saying – head high, shoulders back and own your ground.
    Alexa will get it on Monday when she grabs Phoebe &..
    Pity the girls team doesn’t have practices where Alexa could get used to shooting.

    Comment by Downpuppy, still (@Downpuppy) — February 16, 2020 @ 7:53 am

  5. Teenchy, P1
    “…Everybody all around the world/ let me tell ya what I just heard
    There’s gonna be a party down in the Mudlarks gym…”

    Okay, ELO aside, I LOVED the video. Hit it on the nail today.
    And super pic. I’m a nature lover to the nth degree and photos like this really bless my heart. You’ve raised him well. You da Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 16, 2020 @ 9:36 am

  6. If there’s one thing Milford students can be counted on, it’s giving really halfassed shitty advice to their underperforming teammates that somehow still manages to work because reasons.

    Comment by hitorque — February 17, 2020 @ 8:46 am

  7. And where the fuck is Mimi while all this silly bullshit is goin’ on? She’s as bad as Gil when it comes to non-involvement with her team. Maybe I’m wrong though…in a few days, we will probably see both of their dumb asses sittin’ at the kitchen table talkin’ about how Alexa has turned into the second coming of Zion Williamson thanx to a pep talk from ‘pheebs and Schuring.

    Comment by franku2016 — February 17, 2020 @ 10:12 am

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