This Week in Milford

January 1, 2021

Gotta start somewhere

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Recycled art — robmize2013 @ 10:43 pm

Normally high school basketball starts around November, right after football ends. Not in these parts– they have the curtain-raiser on New Years Day. #34 certainly isnt shooting at the basket, unless he shoots sideways all the time, and the fans will certainly be chanting “AIR BALL!!” after many of his shots this season.

The Rogers Rams hail from Toledo Ohio,,_Ohio)

so they should have bus legs coming to Michigan. But they apparently didnt stay up til midnight last night, so theyre starting off 2021 strong, although #22 sure resembles one of the Milford players from last year. Wonder if the artist merely switched colors on a recycled panel.

At any rate, we’re off and running on another year of Milford shenanagans.


  1. Believe it or don’t, there is another set of “Rogers Rams,” a public high school in Puyallup, Washington. A friend in that part of the country coaches me on the pronunciation of place names in the Pacific northwest, and has me saying “Pew-AL-up” instead of Pully-oop. But yes, Toledo is a more likely home to these Rams. Milford absolutely has to be in either Ohio or Indiana.

    Comment by vaganova — January 1, 2021 @ 11:10 pm

  2. I haven’t seen the Venture Brothers in years, but #22 has to be related to Phantom Limb. Also the floor in Panel One gets crazier the more you look through it.

    Comment by Downpuppy (I, me, mine) (@Downpuppy) — January 1, 2021 @ 11:57 pm

  3. The Milford team looks like those geeks from that VM team that played in that stupid baseball game last spring

    Comment by franku2016 — January 2, 2021 @ 8:37 am

  4. Frank, Will the Schwan’s truck show up at halftime?

    Comment by tdrewhardin — January 2, 2021 @ 9:01 am

  5. Downpuppy is right. The longer you look at that floor in p 1 the more incomprehensible it becomes.

    Comment by vaganova — January 2, 2021 @ 11:14 am

  6. It looks like the boys are still warming up as Vic Bennetti nonchalantly announces Marcel Irby- not MARCELLLLL IRRRRRRRRRRBYYYY!!! Shouldn’t the lights be dimmed with the spotlight on the announced starter? Gil being the schmuck on wheels that he is doesn’t go for that type of grandstanding. What a pudmudgeon!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — January 2, 2021 @ 12:51 pm

  7. I mean, Frank is right, that looks like Milford Foundry is out there for Milford Parks & Recreation Tuesday Night Industrial League Basketball. When Berrill was in charge, the basketball players didn’t have a beer gut.
    And Downpuppy and Vaganova hit it too. That is either a hash mark designating a free throw space or somebody is Etch-a-Sketching while the game is about to get underway. I’m assuming Milford High School knows where the key area is located around where the free throw shooter aims towards the goal. Not holding my breath. This looks like something where Vulcans play 3-dimensional chess.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — January 2, 2021 @ 5:10 pm

  8. I don’t understand Doucette… If he wanted to be a PA announcer *that* bad, why not start with Chickball or the Boys Junior Varsity? Hell, why not some kiddie or rec league?? I have watched or played in countless basketball tournaments where the PA announcer was literally some random father or mook from the bleachers who volunteered 10 minutes before tipoff…

    I have personally done on-air radio color commentary for a men’s NCAA Division I basketball game, and this was just from being in the right place at the right time and volunteering to fill in for a last-minute absence (The game was Norfolk State vs Howard, the year I think was 2002, and no I was not a student or school employee at that time, and no I didn’t have as much as 30 seconds of prior broadcasting experience, and yes under the circumstances I like to think I acquitted myself damn well…)

    Comment by Hitorque — January 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

  9. FWIW I knew a few “sideways” shooters in my youth… There used to be a lot of crazy shooting styles, especially for the kids who were self-taught and those who just played streetball

    Comment by Hitorque — January 2, 2021 @ 6:06 pm

  10. […] the ball away from a Rogers Ram. Is #34 Marcell Irby? Vic Doucette announced the name in a panel where #34 was standing there staring at him. But then #45 (or #49 maybe) is slamming the ball in the hoop when Vic Doucette catches the spark […]

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