This Week in Milford

October 6, 2021

There’s a Certain Aurora Around Milford Volleyball

Tevin Claxton is either shaping up for a career in the diplomatic corps or one as a weatherman, as Boyd Spiller’s constant insults about his so-called “choking” roll off his back like so much rainwater. Time will tell if Claxton’s teammates will take up his case and put Spiller in his place (e.g., taped to a locker). How’s Gil gonna quash this dissent on the football team? He doesn’t have a spunky little libero to tease Boyd over to her house with the promise of her mama’s brownies this season.

Speaking of brownies and snack foods generally, where and when are Tevin and Gordon getting those post-game Blastos? Is this happening Friday night, on the way back from Kettering? Or is it happening early on Saturday, at the Milford Swifti-Mart? I don’t recall my high school sportsball activity bus stopping for food anywhere on the way back from a road game.

On to actual Saturday, early, where Mimi leads a busful of girls to something called “The Aurora Invitational – Powered by Coffee.TM” I suppose Coffee is the paid sponsor for the Aurora Invitational. That looks like Marty Moon’s sippy cup Mimi is clutching, so odds are there’s something else besides coffee in it. How she ended up with Marty’s cup would be a red herring worth exploring.

I’m assuming this is a volleyball thing? The girls are wearing Milford warmups so it’s nothing to do with gymnastics. The only volleyball Aurora Invitational I could find online was a tournament in Missouri over a decade ago. Pity it’s not in Illinois; Mimi could treat the girls to a round of Stan Mikita’s Donuts with that coffee.

meta: Thanks to Ned, tdrew and rob for rearranging the deck chairs to cover for my absence on Saturday. Sorry so late with today’s post. Juggling too many things at work.


  1. Yeah, Tevin plays it cool, even though his teammate is all but callin’ him a pussy. Spiller ‘cracks him up’? What cracks me up is that this douche hasn’t really said anything funny since he was at the bonfire telling everyone to “visualize a win” or whatever that bullshit was that he was sayin. Even if Tevin plays a perfect game, Spiller will have some asinine little comment to make. It won’t stop until someone knocks his teeth in. Gil is out of it, as usual.

    Comment by franku2016 — October 6, 2021 @ 2:55 pm

  2. So Mimi is one those coffee candy asses who can’t do a damn thing without her friggin morning coffee. How bout rolling your ass out of bed when the alarm goes off and getting your ass in gear. Or layoff the late night Long Islands. You can’t run with that rummy husband of yours.
    Tevin, sometimes you just gotta bust a punk in the mouth.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 6, 2021 @ 3:21 pm

  3. 1. I’m still trying to figure out how on Earth Tevin could find Boyd’s antics “funny”… Because Tevin damn sure wasn’t laughing and when Boyd is ribbing him like that in public not everybody is going to be in on the “joke”…

    1a. Thank god we got spared from Heather Tafoya’s postgame handjob of an “interview” with Gilberto…

    2. Wait, so is Gilbertina coaching gymnastics now? Because I’m hard-pressed to think about any high-school volleyball team getting ready for a game early in the A.M. on Saturday… Unless the Aurora Invitational Tournament is in goddamned Alaska or something (and that would be an absolutely hellish bus ride…)

    2a. And nothing interesting is going to happen this week, Tevin’s love interest what’s-her-name is overfatigued from playing two sports so she’ll probably fall asleep mid-air as she’s jumping up for a spike, Gilbertina will ask her what’s wrong and what’s-her-name will brush it off…

    Comment by hitorque — October 6, 2021 @ 3:44 pm

  4. If it’s Aurora, CO, Kianna is liable to get beat to a pulp by the police. As much fun as that would be, chance is pretty much 0.

    Comment by Downpuppy — October 6, 2021 @ 4:32 pm

  5. It’s a volleyball tournament, and I think it’s realistic that it would start in the morning. There could be 8 or so teams playing, with each playing a few matches, so it would last most of the day. It can’t be gymnastics because the gymnastics center is not part of the high school.

    Hmm, too much seriousness in my comments. How about…..looks like all the girls are hitting the sauce early too. Mimi is teaching them young. No wonder volleyball is so popular at Milford.

    Comment by MopMan — October 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

  6. Teenchy, if you’re a busy man, it’s because people can count on you to get the job done right. Wouldn’t want it any other way.

    And I agree, I coached one year for a private school and NOT ONCE did we ever stop at a 7-11 after a game on the road. But as people have figured out, if it is played over enough times, it might wind up being the truth. The Maturity of Chances Fallacy works that way. Y’know, before too long, if we wait long enough, the team bus will turn into the Kwik-ee Mart with bells on. I’ll hold the fort until it occurs.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — October 6, 2021 @ 7:18 pm

  7. I’ll just give them the benefit of the doubt that these two are headed home from the school after the bus dropped them off, and that’s when they stopped for a late night Blasto.

    Comment by MopMan — October 6, 2021 @ 7:21 pm

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