This Week in Milford

January 6, 2021

Vic Doucette, Firestarter

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, Neal's friends — teenchy @ 9:34 am

Lots of fire metaphors at work today. Wonder if Corina’s mom is on the scene?

Looks like faithful TWIMer hitorque was correct in yesterday’s comments: strip Vic Doucette fancies himself another Chris Berman. He’s getting quickly full of himself and embellishing his calls, and odds are he didn’t clear any of this with Gil or his players. (I mean, why play off “fear of God” and not “Godleski, King of the Monsters“?)

When and how will Vic’s mouth get the Mudlarks in trouble? We may soon find out as a Ram knocks the slobber out of a Mudlark’s mouth. Did the Ram charge or was he blocked? Will Vic announce the wrong call or inject his opinion over the mic? Will he cause Milford to get charged with a technical?

Vic’s Bermanism hands us an audience participation opportunity: What Bermanisms would you lay on Gil Thorp characters? I’ll start:

Marjie “Acey” Ducey

Marty “How High The” Moon

Hadley V. “Wink” Baxendale

Bob “The Unabomber” Kazinski

Have at it in the comments, y’all.


  1. P 4, Marty Moon radio feed: “…and a Rogers player has just been ejected from the game…it looks like he tried to stick a microphone up the Milford PA announcer’s ass…”

    Comment by franku2016 — January 6, 2021 @ 10:17 am

  2. Teenchy,
    Here’s a few more groaner Bermanisms

    Marcell “Julius” Irby
    Doug “Arlo” Guthrie(okay, I recycled that one)
    Tom “Crunch and” Muench
    Gil “Jim” Thorp
    Vic “Vapo-Rub” Doucette

    Chris was funny, unlike Vic who is becoming another fly buzzing around the room.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — January 6, 2021 @ 10:34 am

  3. At least Vic isn’t doing play-by-play behind the PA mic. I went to a high school football game once where the PA guy did that, absolutely miserable.

    None of these nicknames are going to stick like Danny “Nails” Randolph. I have this confidence because everyone addressed Danny “Nails” Randolph as Danny “Nails” Randolph back when the Mudlarks were winning state basketball championships in the early 00s.

    Comment by billytheskink — January 6, 2021 @ 10:39 am

  4. What I always liked about Berman was his avoidance of doing obvious/easy pun names, for example he wouldn’t do Drew Bledsoe, anyone could do something with that.
    But he had some truly imaginative nicknames. My all-time favorite was baseball pitcher Jim “Two Silhouettes On” Deshaies.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — January 6, 2021 @ 11:04 am

  5. @Moon Mullins…another good Bermanism was when a d-back on Buffalo named Schultz dropped and easy interception and Berman did a Sargent Shultz imitation and that he “catches Nothh-ing”

    Comment by franku2016 — January 6, 2021 @ 11:22 am

  6. I was in Vic’s corner when he channeled my guy Zinkoff and I’m not backing out now. If he gets Gil in trouble, all the better.
    Hey youz Bear fans. Did you listen to the always entertaining Hamp and OB show yesterday? A gent from Plainfield named Kareem did a great impression of OB last night. Check it out on the Hamp and OB podcast. Good stuff’

    Comment by Jive Turkey — January 6, 2021 @ 7:26 pm

  7. Forgot to mention it’s about the 48 minute mark my friends.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — January 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

  8. Bob “Where’d You Learn To Skate On Short Notice” Kazinski

    Not a Bermanism but it works.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — January 7, 2021 @ 10:36 am

  9. P 2: “…OHHHHHHH…Tim and I …a campin’ we went….along came we fair maidens in a tent…..they were many and we were few… I bucked four and Tim bucked two….”

    Comment by franku2016 — January 7, 2021 @ 10:37 am

  10. Bob Kaczynski, Ted Kaczynski… The Unabomber and I went to the same college, though not at the same time. After he was captured, I prank called a couple of friends, disguising my voice and opening with “Hi, this is Ted Kaczynski from Eliot House, calling about the annual fund?”

    Comment by vaganova — January 7, 2021 @ 10:39 am

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