This Week in Milford

October 5, 2020

Monday Morning Unloading

Filed under: actual action, football — nedryerson @ 5:45 am

It’s too bad we don’t get any sense of what kind of route Flanker Curtis Charles ran. I guess it’s a sideline pattern based on the proximity of the chain link fence. It looks like Flanker Curtis Charles has inside position on the Ballard defender. It’s all up to the accuracy of Terry “Rap” Rapson’s throw. Of course panels 2 and 3 muddle everything and, as usual, we can’t really establish a firm grasp of what this play looked like.

What we are left with is an anticipation of Gil blowing his stack over a QB changing plays in the huddle, substituting razzle dazzle for the garbage time vanilla options coming from Gil on the sidelines. Does this mean Rap will be benched so that Will Thayer can grab the spotlight and try to parlay starting QB status into making time with Corina? It has to, right? We’ve got nothing else.


  1. Of course, Gil will be a pussy and apologize to the other coach. 21-13 is not a done deal. The kid has more balls than Gil ever had to pad the score

    Comment by franku2016 — October 5, 2020 @ 6:12 am

  2. F’ball is a sacred ritual & this punk is treating it like a game!!
    (OK, so he’s risking the joy of the entire school for his ego, but you have to break a few eggs to hatch a Kardashian)

    Comment by Downpuppy (I, me, mine) (@Downpuppy) — October 5, 2020 @ 9:26 am

  3. A modern offense that uses a “flanker” is not one that expects to throw the ball.

    As far as what Gil plans to do about his quarterback’s insolence… I’m just glad the strip appears to be covering an on-field issue for the first time in what feels like forever.

    Comment by billytheskink — October 5, 2020 @ 10:15 am

  4. Egos, man, egos. Its all about I think Im better then you and Im gonna prove it and to hell with everyones feelings.There’s only 1 QB on the field and he has to be the man while hes out there. If the backup knows the plays that well great. He should be allowed to audible just like the #1 guy. Right? You dont criticize when you win. Let the kids play. Odds are this is it for their football careers. Just let it go, Gil.

    But P2 is just weird. No way he doesnt topple over in that position like a normal human. And why the hell are the FENCES always so close??

    Comment by robmize2013 — October 5, 2020 @ 10:18 am

  5. Okay, so I was wrong; the Mudlarks did not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I just wanna know who took the time to carefully chalk out “MILFORD” in the end zone.

    Comment by teenchy — October 5, 2020 @ 10:47 am

  6. 1. I like how the kid defiantly disobeyed a direct order and changed Gilberto’s play to a freaking reverse of all things (is that even in their playbook?) and somehow Gilberto still *DIDN’T* have the stones to yank his ass out the game immediately like any other self-respecting coach would have done. I am ALL-IN to watch this Rapson kid expose Gilberto’s iron-fist athletic dictatorship as being made of papier mache at best… It has been a long-assed time since Gilberto and his unquestioned authority was directly challenged; how will he handle it?

    2. In for a penny, in for a pound… Might as well fake the extra point and go for two, right??

    3. I’m thinking in retrospect that this vaunted Ballard defense which was supposed to be like rushing into a meat grinder might have been ‘slightly’ overrated…

    4. Peppermint Patty might not give a shit about what happens on the gridiron, but when she finds out Bad Boy Rapson publicly defied the mighty Gilberto Tharpe, her nip-nips are going to get rockhard! She’ll be practically oozing her juices down her legs as she walks the hallways! Her clothes are going to instantly evaporate on that first date and that date isn’t ending until her insides are completely full of Rapson’s anti-authority champion man-seed!

    Comment by hitorque — October 5, 2020 @ 11:03 am

  7. I was wrong too– I was sure he’d be intercepted. But I think I’m right that Rapson will get benched, as he should. A seventeen year old who thinks he’s Unitas needs to be taken down a peg. They may have an arrangement for audibles, but the guy who brought the second play in made clear Gil meant it.

    Comment by vaganova — October 5, 2020 @ 11:04 am

  8. 5. And needless to say, Gilberto brought this shit on himself… What in fuck’s name are Flankers and Wideouts even doing in the huddle? If he wants the kid to run the ball and melt down the clock, put two TEs and an extra Fullback in the huddle and run the Power-I! I mean, why even give him the opportunity to show you up?

    Comment by hitorque — October 5, 2020 @ 11:22 am

  9. I agree with billytheskink…. it’s nice to see actual sports drama and not this bullshit that we’ve seen the last couple of years such as TCFS, call me dad, the butter knife thing, rally hippos, etc

    Comment by franku2016 — October 5, 2020 @ 12:59 pm

  10. P2-Look, up in the sky, it’s a Mudlark, it’s a plane, it’s SUPER PISSY-FACED GIL about to sit Rapson on the bench for challenging “Gil is God”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by tdrewhardin — October 5, 2020 @ 1:07 pm

  11. Oops, P1, my bad.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — October 5, 2020 @ 1:08 pm

  12. Agree with hitorque on both points. What’s her name will be after the punky QB. And why are flankers in the game? He should have recognized the formation and called a TO. But the only formation Gil knows is the punt. What a cream puff!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 5, 2020 @ 5:17 pm

  13. […] the obvious, Curtis Charles scores the touchdown because the Bruin defender slipped (and Curtis danced a little jig over his body). Why does Gil assume that the pass would’ve incomplete or picked off if the […]

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