This Week in Milford

September 6, 2021

The City Youth Program Is Getting Larger!

Filed under: Gil Thorp, google nonsense, Heather Burns — nedryerson @ 3:09 pm

After Gil and Heather exchange some awkward football tosses, Gil reveals his gambit for giving Heather Burns an opportunity to keep her hand in coaching without crossing any ethical boundaries. HA HA HA! Ethical boundaries! Oh, that’s rich. Gil is drafting Heather to help Wick Harmon grow the city youth program. Apparently, they don’t hit much there but they spend lots of time teaching city youth about archaic offensive schemes that were in vogue back when Ike was carrying his own golf bag.

I googled Wick Harmon and got lost looking at many varieties of Denis Wick Harmon style trumpet mutes. I don’t know much about brass instrument mutes, or the Harmon style mutes in particular, but apparently the first name in that particular style of brass instrument mute is Denis Wick.

Metapost nonsense: I guess now that Heather Burns is a fixture, she should have her own tag (category in WordPress speak). I added the tag and went back and tagged all the posts from the summer “plot”. Retrospective tagging may never happen. We can kick it around at the next editorial board meeting.

Maybe Heather won’t be a fixture if her editor takes a pass on her after her review period when she doesn’t get around to doing whatever else it is she’s supposed to do besides transcribing lineups. Wait! Heather has a nose for a story! What’s all the buzz about Tevin Claxton and his potential to create some more chances for Chance Macy!?


  1. Youth coaches have to take a class or 2 nowadays. You know, proper technique and shit. But fuck it, she’s got Gil’s blessing. I’m sure the fathers who coach pee wees won’t mind the intrusion. I mean, besides having that poon tang walking around and demonstrating a 3 point stance.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — September 6, 2021 @ 4:02 pm

  2. Nice to see that Gil, who has been coaching football for 60 years or so, still has no idea how to throw a football.

    Comment by MopMan — September 6, 2021 @ 4:11 pm

  3. Yeah JT, All of a sudden, dads who normally don’t GAF about their kids football practices will want to be involved and have to “ be there for the kids”

    Comment by franku2016 — September 6, 2021 @ 4:41 pm

  4. Yeah mop… Gil definitely throws like a little kid throws a nerf football

    Comment by franku2016 — September 6, 2021 @ 4:43 pm

  5. There was some justifiable snark on Saturday about Heather’s grip on the football. Today’s p 1 shows us that it’s not Heather’s (or Gil’s) skill which is the problem, but instead Chief Wigham’s puzzling inability to draw hands. Any art teacher working with beginners will tell you that hands are among the most difficult things to draw, but the Chief does most of the others so well…

    Comment by vaganova — September 6, 2021 @ 5:07 pm

  6. More about Tevin Claxton. I thought she liked the unsung players or was that more bullshit to cozy up to Marjie and get a job, such that it is.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — September 6, 2021 @ 5:40 pm

  7. 1. I guess bringing the Wishbone back is too radical an offensive set for Gilberto to consider?

    2. Yeah, keep telling me that Heather is flashing Gilberto a “fuck me” face in the third panel…

    3. Just your daily reminder that Heather Lombardi could be back in Iowa City working as a grad assistant for the #7 ranked Hawkeyes instead of collecting permission slips for a Pop Warner league…

    Comment by Hitorque — September 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

  8. Of course no one brought up the most obvious flaw in the exchange– Gil says they get the juniors learning the Delaware T early— GIL —YOU DIDNT GET YOUR OWN VARSITY TEAM TO LEARN IT UNTIL DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR!!!!!!! YOU WOUDNT KNOW WHAT EARLY IS IF IT BIT YOU IN THE ASS!!!!!

    Comment by robmize2013 — September 6, 2021 @ 8:03 pm

  9. Surprised after so many comments, no mention of the yoga pants “Dat Azz” in panel 2.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — September 6, 2021 @ 11:44 pm

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