This Week in Milford

October 9, 2020

Youre out-a shape, pal.

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp, Just plain sad, lessons learned — robmize2013 @ 8:15 pm

Yeah really. 3 freakin miles and this 18 year old dude is sweatin like a pig. Sheesh. I dont even run that much (I try to run a 5K every year but dont always get around to it) but I can knock out 3 miles in under a half hour and Im 54. I ran a bit in college, my dormmates took me running with them and I kept up for a while, then they stepped on it and pulled away at the end. I then started jogging at the high school track back home and did a mile or 2 a couple times a week. I gave it up after a couple years when I realized i wasnt running long enough to constitute a fair workout. plus I didnt want my knees to ache when I was 50.

Then in 2010 I met some friends who run a 5K on some holidays like Easter and New Years, and started up again entering a number of 5K races and improving my times so I could say I was decent. And thats my running career in a nutshell. So any high school footballer should easily handle Gils assignment. I sure wasnt looking like that when I was done. One race it was 16 degrees.

Anyhoo we’ll see where this goes since we already know Gils double negative comes off like a haughty a-hole . No wonder his teams suck- they suck wind doing 3 miles.


  1. P 1.5: “… yeah coach…. I’m here because I actually DO give a fuck … and because Mrs Thorp wasn’t interested in your advances today… does that sound about right?…”. I had a coach my sophomore year who had a weight problem and was extremely obese. He told me that I was carrying the ball like “… it was a loaf of bread…”. I thought I was quite witty when I replied “… gee coach… does everything look like food to you?…”. Boy, did he get pissed. He said “… IS THAT SOME SORT OF CRACK ABOUT MY WEIGHT????…START RUNNING AND DONT FUCKIN STOP UNTIL I SAY SO…” I wanted to say “… maybe you should try running…” but I knew better by then

    Comment by franku2016 — October 9, 2020 @ 8:49 pm

  2. Gil Thorp. Absolute cock knocker. You don’t know, that I don’t know, A DAMN THING ABOUT COACHING!
    Stand up and breathe boy! Get some air in those lungs. Was he being a smart ass about being a leader or just plain DUMB! This plot sure could use Marty. “Thorp nearly killed his best player when he denied him water after punishing him by running 10 miles! It’s not 1959 and your certainly not Vince Lombardi”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 9, 2020 @ 8:50 pm

  3. So help me God, I’m actually starting to admire this kid’s stubborn defiance even when he’s about to puke his guys out… He keeps this up and I’m going to rename him LUCAS WAR HERO!

    So for all that brash big talking bullshit we endured for months about Peppermint Patty being some kind of anarchist punk girl from the mean streets, Rapson is actually walking the walk!

    Comment by Hitorque — October 10, 2020 @ 9:44 am


    Comment by Hitorque — October 10, 2020 @ 9:46 am

  5. Saturday’s strip should reduce our enthusiasm for Terry Rapson. What’s not to like? As a leader, he has no idea WHY he’s supposed to follow his instructions, and is a wedge actively dividing the team. If Gil gives him another chance he should be commended for doing so. Running laps? Have we forgotten about the boss who gets good results by first smacking the miscreant with a two-by (“first you have to get his attention?”)

    Comment by vaganova — October 10, 2020 @ 3:18 pm

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